Anda Bohol Better than Panglao Island

How Go to Anda, Bohol

Around three hours by bus from Tagbilaran, the countless white sand coves near the town of  ANDA  in beautiful Guindulman Bay are an emerging choice for those looking to escape Panglao's commercialized beach and dive scene.
Of the resorts which have popped up in recent years, British-owned Blue Star ( T 0919/453-4468,  W www.bluestardive.com; 7) stands out for divers and has a good pool, wi-fi, a tiny beach at low tide and good snorkelling on the house reef. 

There's a brand-new dive centre, and fan rooms are spacious and tastefully designed with lovely views out over the bay – air-conditioned rooms were nearly complete at the time of writing. For pure beach lovers,  Anda White Beach Resort ( T 0915/541-0507,  W www.andabeachresort.com; 7) can't be beaten and has attractive rooms, the best of which front onto a bright white strip of sand. There's also a pool, billiards and wi-fi (P100/hr). 

Two minutes' walk from here is one of the few cheaper options in Anda,  La Petra  ( T 038/331-1316,  W www.lapetraresort.com;  4). Standard rooms are in a non-descript concrete block, but the cheaper nipa fan huts look right over the beach. A pool was under construc-tion at the time of writing. All of the resorts in Anda have their own restaurants, and some offer half- and full-board rates. - source: Rough Guide Travel Book