My pro/con list is basically split down the middle. On the one hand, I'll already be in Bohol, which seems really beautiful, and I don't want to lose days traveling. But the pictures of El Nido and the rave reviews of the islands are hard to ignore.
In general, I hate crowds, especially at beaches (and I expect El Nido will be packed around CNY) but I'm a solo traveler and I worry that Bohol will be a little TOO quiet and family/couple oriented for me. It also seems like there's more to do in El Nido. Will there be enough activities (hiking, snorkeling, sites, etc.) in Bohol to keep me occupied for 9 days? It seems like a lot of the tourist sites were, sadly, destroyed in the typhoon.
Lastly, in Bohol I would probably stay at Blue Star, a beautiful resort that seems highly recommended on tripadvisor. In El Nido I could stay at El Nido Bay Inn, which doesn't have nearly as good ratings and is over double the price.
I'm so indecisive! Stay and enjoy Bohol or travel to El Nido in early February?