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Food/Tour questions

We're staying in Bohol Beach Club for 4 days in December, and am wondering about food options because I heard that the restaurants are not very good. I also would like to try Bohol Bee Farm's restaurant, L'Elephant Bleu and Gieuseppe's while we are there. Are these places within walking distance of BBC, or do I need a tricycle? How much is the fare usually?

Also, we want to go to Balicasag and Virgin Island, but we have our daughter with us (she is 1 year and 8 months old). Is the boat ride safe enough for her? And would they have life vests her size?



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I suggest that you purchase a proper fitting life vest for your baby so that she floats in case the untowards happen. Most of the vest provided are for adults

Iloilo City...
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Hi there!

I can't comment on the restaurants question. However, I agree with edwinic's suggestion to buy a properly fitting life vest.

If I remember correctly, the trip to Balicasag took around 45 minutes by pumpboat. Our guide told us that the waters are pretty calm in the morning but the waves can be big in the afternoon. That said, I think the boat ride should be safe enough, but it might be too long and uncomfortable for small children.

However, it's been a while since I've been to Balicasag (my last trip was in 2005). Maybe they have bigger, faster boats now that could make the trip faster and more comfortable, so you'll have to ask and confirm there.

Hope this helps!

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my advice, read the reviews and stay on Alona for more of everything at better rates.

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I agree Alona Beach is a great place to stay with many restaurant choices. Balicasag Island is a must with great snorkeling.

From Alona L'Elephant Bleu is a short walk away. I only tried their breakfast which was very average but the dinner there gets great reviews.


Quezon City...
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Thanks for the responses.

I'll put a life vest on my shopping list in case we can do the Balicasag tour. I've snorkeled in Palawan a little and can't wait to try it in Panglao!

Unfortunately, we're already booked in BBC, and my husband is set on staying there. We knew there were more food options in Alona but we couldn't resist BBC's beach and we like the fact that it's quieter in Dumaluan. I guess we'll just have to travel to Alona if we want to try something other than BBC's food.

Tommo, we'll definitely try L'Elephant Bleu. Thanks!

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Life vests are included during island hopping trips!


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