Villa in Panglao, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Minimum age of primary renter:18
No smoking in villas or in or by the pool and p...
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Very friendly owners who are very happy to give you advice on where to go and to help you to book
Very friendly owners who are very happy to give you advice on where to go and to help you to book the tours. The early morning dolphin watching boat trip is a must do. The accommodation is exactly as it describes, 2 minutes walk to the beach. Breakfast was wonderful, they even prepared take-out breakfast and water for us to take with us on the boat trip. They also offer free lifts to Alona beach and Bohol Bee Farm, which was very handy. I would not hesitate to go back if I visit Bohol again.
My only regret about my time at Island View is that I didn't stay longer. Kelvin and Glenda bend
My only regret about my time at Island View is that I didn't stay longer.
Kelvin and Glenda bend over backwards to make sure their guests' holidays are trouble-free and completely relaxing. From the minute their driver Danny picked me up from the pier (free of charge) to when my hosts dropped me back there (again free) the entire holiday went without a hitch.
The villas are adorable, with polished wooden floors, large HD TV, small kitchen (with fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle and basic cooking utensils), strong air conditioning and a compact bathroom. The villa's little balcony looks out through coconut trees and palms to the sea and catches afternoon breezes, but there are other bigger communal bar and garden areas that guests are free to use. The communal pool is just a few steps away and surrounded by colourful bouganvillea. The villas are a short walk from Libaong Beach (which is itself a short drive from the more touristy Alona Beach). I loved the fact that there mainly just locals enjoying Libaong and just a handful of resort restaurants. I had dinner at Dumaluan Resort each night and the food was superb (seafood bbq) and very reasonably priced. The restaurant is beachfront and they have really good singers performing in the evenings between 7.30pm and 10.30pm.
For those who prefer to cook, Kelvin and Glenda will arrange shopping expeditions to the supermarket at Tagbiliran and are very helpful with advice. They also helped me book a firefly cruise and a day tour of Bohol Island, both of which were very competitively priced. My main reason for visiting Panglao was to dive and their lovely driver Danny dropped me off at the dive shop in Alona Beach each morning (a 10 minute trip) and I would get a tricycle back when I was done (the tricycles are a motorbike with a canopied side cart, cost is just 150 pesos).
The day before I arrived Glenda texted me to ask if I would like to join the family on a snorkelling trip to Pamilican Island. How kind is that? By the end of the trip I actually felt like part of the family. One week was simply not enough. I cannot wait to get back.
We absolutely loved our stay at Island View Villas! Kelvin and Glenda are the perfect hosts, who
We absolutely loved our stay at Island View Villas! Kelvin and Glenda are the perfect hosts, who went well over and above any expectations we had. They were extremely helpful and accommodating, and they treated us as if we were family. Their main focus is for their guests to have the best Philippine experience possible, and they were very successful. We both consider them friends now. We would love to go back and stay with them again.
Follow Hontanosas Road till you come to the Libaong beach road intersection. Follow the beach road till your almost at the beach, you will see a sign for Islandview, Turn right into the access road, and follow till you see our sign posted gate.