LUSH TROPICAL GREEN drapes this small island, which is home to two of the Philippines most famous attractions: tiny bug-eyed primates called tarsiers, and an area of small domed hills, known as The Chocolate Hills.
Almost no point is more than 50km from the coast, which boasts fine beaches, diving and whale and dolphin watching opportunities. On land, terraced rice fields buttress forest, and waterfalls hide at the end of bumpy roads.
Lightly trafficked roads wind down from gentle hills, over deep green rivers and through friendly villages. Sleep by the river or amongst a butterfly-filled garden, but do not skip Bohol.