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Bohol vs Siquijor Island

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Bohol vs Siquijor Island

We have 5-6 days before heading to Palawan, would you visit Bohol or Siquijor Island??

We want to relax, good food, nice beaches.. and maybe a day trip.


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1. Re: Bohol vs Siquijor Island

If its me, I can cover both places in 6 nights. It only take less than 2 hour travel between Bohol & Siquijor.

Bohol (and Panglao Is) has organised & efficient tour operations. Once you connect to the right party, they will take you to Bohol's places of interest.

Siquijor is more on a "backyard" province. Laidback, relax, local life.

I would not choose one over the other.

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2. Re: Bohol vs Siquijor Island

Visit both! 3 days in Bohol and 3 days in Siquijor are more than enough.

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3. Re: Bohol vs Siquijor Island

Choosing just one, it is Bohol!

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4. Re: Bohol vs Siquijor Island

kegler747 is right.

However do not go below three days in either, as you will not be able to relax: you will always be thinking of your imminent departure.

If staying at say Alona Beach, Panglao (or eselwhere on Bohol Island), you can arrive, book the marine day tour for dolphins and Balicasag Island snorkelling for the next morning - departure around 0530 - and then enjoy the land day tour of Bohol (see 'Bohol attractions' on TA) the next day.

If on Siquijor Island, tee up transport with the tout or other individual who meets you at the pier. This is important because Siquijor is seriously laid-back: at times, waiting outside Coco Grove resort, it took 30 minutes for suitable transport to show. You can do a lovely circumferential island tour (about 70 kilometres including diversions to wonderfully quiet, beuatifully pristine white sand beaches. See 'Siquijor attractions' on TA.

If choosing one over the other, I'd go for Siquijor. It is less developed and has fewer tourists visiting it. Its beaches are superb (not that Alona Beach isn't also lovely: it is). Siquijor has fewer residents and visitors but is growing in popularity.

Edited: 21 September 2011, 13:00
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5. Re: Bohol vs Siquijor Island

You can visit both places.


Check this website link it has 136 awesome Bohol photos.




Credit to the photographer.

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6. Re: Bohol vs Siquijor Island

Siquijor is quiet and undeveloped with nice beaches. The dining scene isn't very inspiring though. I highly recommend staing at Coco Grove Resort, which has a lovely ambience and good food.

Nightlife is Limited but we did visit a place called Dondeezco where we ate a good meal and had a few drinks. We were there during the day, and noticed there were various events advertised for the evenings.

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