Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao

Panglao , , Barangay Bolod, Panglao Island, Bohol (Show on Map)
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Info Nestled amid lush gardens, this upscale resort is 5 km from Alona Beach.
Summary of reviewsOceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao is a top-notch 5-star resort that promises an outstanding vacation experience. Guests rave about the stunningly beautiful beach and the excellent facilities that make their stay memorable. While some rooms may require a renovation, the resort's staff provides exceptional service that more than compensates for any minor issues. Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao earns a rating of 9.00/10 and comes highly recommended by many. Overall, this resort is an exceptional destination for a luxurious vacation.
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Resort with Infinity Pool
South Palms Resort Panglao, a tropical haven marked by fine white sand, crystal-clear waters, and graceful palm trees, offers guests a taste of quintessential Filipino charm right along the shores of Bohol beach. The resort caters to a range of travel desires, from family vacations and romantic retreats to business journeys, providing a secure and delightful experience amidst its expansive, scenic grounds.

A standout feature is the outdoor infinity edge pool, strategically placed on the pristine white sand and a mere few steps from the beach. Complete with a dedicated section for younger guests, this aquatic oasis invites guests to revel in its refreshing waters, further enhancing their beachside vacation. Post-swim, guests can effortlessly drift to the adjacent pool bar to savor their favorite beverages. The Coast Pool Bar, a hub of social interaction and leisure, makes each day a unique experience. As the perfect spot to engage in friendly conversation, watch the radiant sunset, and sip on preferred drinks, it's a compelling reason to extend the poolside sojourn.

Luxury Resort

Beachfront Resort
What is between the hotel and the beach?
Nothing. The beach is directly accessible from the hotel
What is the name of the beach? South Palms Beach
What is the type of the beach? Sand
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Infinity Pool    Panoramic View Pool    Outdoor Pool  

Number of pools 2

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Location of the pool: Outdoor pool
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Room Types
Deluxe Twin Room with Garden View Featuring views of the garden, this air-conditioned unit is equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, a safety deposit box, and a wardrobe/closet. The private bathroom is fitted fitted with shower and has free toiletries.

Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Pool View Offering pool views, this double/twin room includes a 32-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, a tea/coffee making amenities, a minibar, and a safety deposit box. The private bathroom comes with hot/cold shower facilities and toiletries.

Deluxe Double or Twin Room Beach Front Featuring direct access to the beach, this room is air-conditioned and is equipped with a 32-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels. The room has a seating area and an en suite bathroom with shower and free toiletries.

Premium Double or Twin Room Beach Front Situated on the beachfront, this room offers a 40-inch flat-screen cable TV, an iPod dock and a minibar. The en suite bathroom has a hot/cold shower facilities along with free toiletries.

Beach Villa Situated right at the beach area, this villa features a seating area that comes with a flat-screen TV and sofa. The en suite bathroom is fitted with a bathtub, a shower facility that has free toiletries. Other amenities include a minibar, an electric kettle, and a refrigerator.

Panglao Villa This 2-bedroom villa comes with a living area equipped with a flat-screen cable TV and an en suite bathroom with bathtub and free toiletries. The room also comes with a dining area, an electric kettle, a toaster, and a refrigerator along with a minibar.

Guest Reviews
9.0
Excellent
Location
If you're looking for a beach getaway, look no further than Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao. You'll be greeted with a stunning beachfront location, offering plenty of space to relax and enjoy a peaceful holiday. Not to mention, the beach itself is one of the best in Panglao with white sand and palm trees creating a gorgeous property. Plus, the proximity to the airport makes it very accessible.

While the resort may be tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it's by no means inconvenient. The location is great and you'll have easy access to everything you need, including restaurants and markets nearby. The vibe at South Palms is peaceful with a shoreline and beach that are simply awesome, according to previous guests.

And don't worry about crowds, as the beach isn't crowded at all. Plus, the hotel is comfortable and easy to access, making it an exceptional choice for a relaxing beach vacation. In fact, some guests have even called it a 7 star location!

While the beach itself is recommended as the highlight of the area, the resort's location is also exceptional with rooms located right on the beach, offering a unique experience. And if you're looking to explore, Alona Beach is just a short ride away with the resort offering proximity to the airport and other area attractions. Overall, whether you're in search of turquoise waters or just a gorgeous stretch of sand, Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao is the perfect destination.

Breakfast
Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao offers a great start to the day with an extensive breakfast buffet that includes both Boholano delicacies and locally sourced foods. Guests can choose from a lot of choices and there are even special dishes prepared upon request. The buffet breakfast is superb and wonderful with many guests describing it as amazing and delicious. Some guests commented that the breakfast could be a bit more European-oriented, but overall, the breakfast at the hotel was very good. However, some guests also mentioned that the breakfast buffet could use more variety and there were limited options for kosher food. Despite this, the breakfast was always delicious and guests liked the fact that they could enjoy the buffet-style breakfast every day. There were a few negative comments about the breakfast as some guests found it not very nice or poco variado but these were few and far between. All in all, the breakfast at Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao is definitely worth waking up early for.

Dinner
The food at Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao was a mixed bag with some guests saying that the limited options for lunch and dinner were disappointing, while others raved about the superb and great food at the restaurant. Some guests enjoyed good, reasonably priced food and drinks at the bar, while others found the expensive food to be not very good and of inconsistent quality. Fresh fish was available on weekends and guests who had the chance to try it said that it was cooked perfectly. The menu could use more variety and some dishes took a long time to arrive or were cold when served. Additionally, some guests complained about the use of frozen fish and seafood. However, those who had dinner by the beach or at Bougainvillea Spanish Restaurant had a good experience. Despite some negative reviews, guests who had the extra booked Tropical Romantic Dinner said that it was extremely good and beautifully presented. On the whole, while the food service could be slow and inconsistent, the quality of the food varied and some guests had a great dining experience at Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao.

Rooms
Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao offers a mix of room options from chalet style rooms on the beach to exclusive villas with private terraces. The accommodations are spacious and comfortable with modern bathrooms and luxury amenities. Though some guests felt that the furnishings were a bit outdated, the quality of the rooms remained good. The grounds of the resort are beautiful and well-maintained with direct access to the beach. While some rooms had minor issues, such as loose electrical sockets or broken toilet paper holders, the rooms were generally clean and accommodated guests well. There were some complaints about bedbug bites, but these were not common complaints. Additionally, a few guests mentioned flying ants in their room due to an opening in the wall. The beds were mostly comfortable with pillow choices and ultra soft options available. Some guests were disappointed that their sheets were not changed every day. However, the overall stay was luxurious and provided a comfortable stay.

Beds
If you're looking for a resort with comfortable beds, Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao is definitely worth checking out. Multiple guests raved about the huge and ultra-soft beds with one even declaring it the most comfortable bed they've ever slept in. Guests also loved the variety of pillow options available. While there were a couple of reviews mentioning beds that were too soft or bedbug bites, these were clearly outliers among the overwhelmingly positive reviews. Overall, Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao seems to have really nailed the most important aspect of any hotel stay: a good night's sleep on a comfortable bed.

Cleanliness
Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao is a fantastic hotel that prioritizes efficient cleanliness. The property is well-maintained with numerous reviews attesting to how clean the accommodations are, including the rooms and the pool. The hotel ensures great cleanliness with several cleaning sessions daily. And, even when there were issues such as mosquitos or small insects in the room, the staff took care of the problem promptly. However, some small issues were reported, such as sticky floors, dirty shower tiles and the toilet seat not being attached. Despite these, overall, the hotel keeps everything clean and green, making it an excellent choice for a peaceful getaway.

Staff
The staff at Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao are repeatedly praised for their amazing and friendly service. From the courteous and well-trained front desk staff to the accommodating waiters and restaurant staff, every single member goes above and beyond to make guests feel welcome. Guests appreciate the easy and seamless check-in process and the portable cot already set up in their rooms. The staff are always available to help and are incredibly accommodating. Special shoutouts to butler Paul for his dedication and hospitality skills. The resort staff are professional, receptive and hospitable, making the stay enjoyable for all. Although a few guests report poor customer service, overall, every staff member encountered is warm, friendly and approachable. The workers are fantastic, the facilities are wonderful and the private beach is stunningly beautiful. The personalized service and attention to detail provided by the staff ultimately make Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao a unique and unforgettable experience.

Spa
Discover pure relaxation and rejuvenation at the Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao's luxurious spa. Guests have raved about the excellent spa services, noting that the massages were some of the best they have ever experienced. Even though they may be pricier compared to local options, guests still highly recommend the massages, calling it an amazing experience. Don't miss out on the chance to pamper yourself with a delightful spa service during your stay.

Pool
The Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao is a beautiful hotel that boasts stunning views of its outdoor infinity pool. With two pools to choose from, guests can relax on comfortable chairs and beds while enjoying the perfect beach aesthetic. The number of shaded areas and available beach furniture make for a nice touch. Happy hour till 7pm is a great time to unwind poolside or for the more active, the pool is perfect for a morning jog. Guests can even take advantage of free use of kayaks. Although the water is not suitable for swimming due to sea urchins and seaweed, the clean and well-maintained pools provide a great alternative. The hotel also offers the possibility to rent kayaks or SUPs. The pool areas are truly stunning with palm trees, hammocks and swings creating a relaxed and tropical atmosphere. The pools are also open from dawn until late at night, so guests can enjoy them for as long as they like. All in all, the Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a beachside retreat with a beautiful pool to relax in.

Beach
Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao boasts one of the best beaches on the island with a stunning long stretch of calm, private white sand. The beach front is simply outstanding with nice white sand and comfortable chairs/beds. The hotel offers a private beach, perfect for lazing around and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Despite some comments about the beach not being clean, the hotel ensures that it is cleaned every morning. The beach is lauded even by locals as the best in Panglao, Bohol. The setting on the beach is beautiful with lots of palms trees and hammocks scattered around. It's definitely the perfect place for guests who want to spend time relaxing and unwinding.

Family
Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao is a great spot for families with young children looking for a beach villa. The hotel is perfect for families with small kids as they have play rooms and offer a free farm tour for kids, which our 2-year-old daughter loved. The South Farm located nearby with shuttle from South Palms is fantastic for the kids and is a must-visit if you have kids. The farm tour is a nice idea for kids to visit and there are possibilities to rent kayaks or SUPs. The resort has two large pools suitable for children and amateur swimmers. The chambres famille nombreuses are very spacious, making it an ideal resort for families. While the hotel lacks a kids friendly menu, we highly recommend this resort to couples, friends and families.

5 Star
Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao is an exceptional destination for a luxurious vacation. The facilities and services provided offer guests a superb experience. The resort boasts one of the most beautiful beaches on the island and is considered the best 5-star resort in Panglao. Although some guests felt that the rooms needed renovation, the staff's exceptional service and the overall quality make for an excellent stay. Highly recommended by many with a rating of 9.00/10.

Outdoor Pool
The outdoor pool at Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao is a real highlight of the property. Guests have raved about the clean and well-maintained swimming area, which is available for unlimited use throughout the day and night. Even though some visitors found the pool smaller than expected, it didn't detract from the enjoyment of the space, thanks to the stunning views out over the ocean. Plus, the hotel offers free use of kayaks and SUPs for guests wanting to explore the water further! The pool area is the perfect place to relax with plenty of unlimited pool towels, sun loungers and umbrellas and even beach huts available to book. Whether you're lounging by the pool or taking a dip, the unique setting and clear waters make for a truly memorable experience.

Luxury
If you're craving a luxurious getaway, look no further than the Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao. This beautiful resort is selling the ultimate luxury stay, making it one of the most sought-after hotels in the area. From the moment you arrive, you'll be swept away by the top-notch service and Außergewöhnlich schöne Anlage - the grounds are simply breathtaking.

The hotel itself is also pretty impressive with many guests gushing that it's one of the best hotels they've ever stayed at in their lives. From the moment you step into your room, you'll feel like royalty. The atmosphere is that of a stylish, five stars hotel that still delivers on functionality and cleanliness, even though a few guests mentioned that the badroom needs a renovation urgently.

Overall, the Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao is a stunning hotel that Cumple con las expectativas de un 5 estrellas - it meets and even exceeds expectations. So if you're looking for a luxurious escape, pack your bags and head straight to this el resort es una pasada. You won't regret it!

Romantic
If you're looking for the perfect honeymoon resort, look no further than South Palms Resort Panglao. With tranquility at its finest, it's the perfect place for couples to relax and unwind. You can even indulge in a private 5-course dinner or a tropical romantic dinner. Unfortunately, some guests did report that their intimacy was spoiled, but others experienced a surprise proposal, making their stay even more memorable. Overall, guests raved about the resort being the best they've visited in the Philippines with one calling it a "magical place where you can really relax." Whether it's for a honeymoon or just a romantic getaway, South Palms Resort is the perfect destination.


Yes, Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Infinity Pool, Panoramic View Pool, Outdoor Pool. For more information, read the answers to the Pool questionnaire

Yes, a spa is available at Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao.

Yes, Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao welcomes dogs.

No, parking facilities aren't available at Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao.

Yes, Oceanica Resort Panglao - formerly South Palms Resort Panglao has a gym.

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