Island of 'chocolate kisses': Bohol's beaches beckon from the Philippines

Chocolate Hills: Bohol’s most famous geographic feature. Thousands of these limestone mounds dot the landscape in the centre of the island. The name was coined because during the dry season, the green vegetation that covers the hills turns brown, which is when they resemble gigantic versions of Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses. – Wikimedia Commons

With 2015 being Visit The Philippines Year, we go to the island of Bohol, where the hills turn chocolate and the beaches are divine.

At the heart of the Philippine archipelago, in the middle of the more well-known triumvirate of neighbouring islands of Cebu, Leyte and Mindanao, Bohol would probably register in most people’s minds as the site of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked the island on Oct 15, 2013.

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