Coconuts on Bohol © georgeparrilla
The island province of Bohol lies southeast of Cebu and is one of the loveliest destinations in the Visayas island group. Travellers will find tremendous natural attractions, such as the world's rarest seashells. Animal lovers should look out for the tarsier, which is a huge-eyed, insect-eating monkey. When fully grown, it's roughly the size of a fist. Visitors will also enjoy the world-famous Chocolate Hills. The surreal series of between 1200 and 1800 hills resembles scoops of chocolate ice-cream and is Bohol's greatest natural attraction. The weathering of coral deposits formed it many millennia ago, when the land was still beneath the sea. Otherwise, visitors can look forward to the region's glorious beaches and top-class scuba-diving sites. Indeed, Panglao Island frequently graces lists of the world's top ten diving destinations.