Feb 2, 2012

Samal Beaches and Resorts



From Davao City there are 3 entry points to the Island

1.Sta. Ana Wharf - (near Magsaysay Park, downtown area) where motorboats are available to ferry passengers directly to Kaputian and Talikud Island.
2.Sasa, Km. 11 wharf - where motorboats are available to ferry passengers direct to Babak wharf.
3.Sasa, km. 11 Ferryboat - where passengers will be riding the Island City Express Bus from Sta. Ana Wharf Terminal and be transported by a ferryboat to the Brgy. Caliclic, Babak District.




Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort
Paradise Island is very proud of its humble beginnings. What started out as a weekend picnic destination back in the seventies, catering mostly to friends and their families has become what it is today as not only the preferred island getaway for families but is also the byword for those growing impulsive groups who are so busy and yet wise enough to squeeze - in leisure in their hectic schedules at the spur of the moment. A nice and romantic getaway for couples.


Rate per night: Php 2,700 - 3,000 or $65-70
Website: http://www.paradiseislanddavao.com
Contact: TEL # (63) (82) 233 – 0251, 234 – 1229, 300 – 2343
Getting Here: Paradise Island Dock at Sasa, Davao City.

Pearl Farm Beach Resort
Nestled on the quiet side of Samal Island, The Pearl Farm Beach Resort is a mere 45-minute boat ride from the wharf. This fourteen (14) hectare spread was once a pearl farm, where thousands of white-lipped oysters transported from the Sulu Sea, were cultivated for their pink, white and gold pearls. Today, the resort beckons with the promise of a relaxing, private retreat, under the care of its friendly and charming staff.

Rate per night: Php 6,000-27,000 or $150-680
Website: http://www.pearlfarmresort.com
Contact: TEL: (6382) 221-9970 FAX: (6382) 221-9979
Getting Here: Waterfront Insular Jetty, Lanang Davao City.

Bali-Bali
Bali-bali beach is a semi-private resort located at the southwest coastline of Island Garden City of Samal. The two huts that can be seen on both sides are called the Bali houses wherein guest may be avail the massage and spa services to pamper their self while enjoying their stay in Bali Bali Beach Resort. The infinity pool which fronting the pavilion is the main attraction and its stretches its beautiful view up to the ocean.

Rate per night: Php 4,000-7,000 or $100-170
Website: http://www.balibaliresort.com
Contact: +639228387214 or use their inquiry form
Getting Here: Docking area is located at the Davao Boat Club Marina, Lanang Aplaya, Davao City.

Bluejaz Beach Resort and Spa
Bluejaz Resort and Waterpark is the premier location for fun and adventure in the southern Philippine Islands. The resort boasts a line up of international cuisine as well as world class accommodation in your own Fiji style cottage. Bluejaz Resort & Waterpark operates Bluejaz Pirates Adventure where children and adults alike can enjoy our three shorter slides located in our children's water play area. If you wish to step it up a notch then ride our two adults high speed Gigantic flumes the largest in the southern Philippines.


Rate per night: Php 2,500-4,000 or $60-100
Website: http://www.bluejaz.net
Contact: TEL: (082) 302 8411
Getting Here: The Beachside Resort, Maryknoll Road Brgy: Vicenta Hizon, Davao City.

Maxima Aqua Fun and Canopy Walk
Maxima Aqua offers all activities for a great aqua fun vacation with natural attractions and scenic beauty as a bonus. You can take a dip in the crystal clear seawaters to forget all the stressful life in the cities.If you're a sport enthusiast, kayaking, scuba diving, or snorkeling is waiting for you. The cool waters of this beach resort are perfect for beginners and professional divers. Or perhaps you will enjoy snorkeling around the San Jose Wall to experience and see the impressive marine life.


Rate per night: Php 7,500-10,000 or $160-250 /Day tour Php 300
Website: http://maxima.psdgroupph.com
Contact: TEL: (082) 282-2339 or (082)271-2626

Ilihan Beach Resort
Ilihan Beach Resort is an ideal private getaway and a great place to experience nature's most pleasant and placable features. It is gifted with a pristine shoreline, a rich marine life worth exploring whether high tide or low, a cove carved by the sea for thousands of years and glorious hills at the backdrop of this stunning beach. All of our amenities perpetuate a sense of harmony with nature and is keen on maintaining its simplicity.


Rate per night: Php 2,000-5,000 or $50-150
Website: http://www.ilihanbeachresort.com
Contact: (+6382) 224-5345Getting Here: 9 kilometers from Babak district via Samal Ferry Brgy. Sasa km 11, Davao City.

Hof Gorei Beach Resort
Nestled along Samal Island's 116 kilometers of almost continuous white coral sand beach coastline, Hof Gorei Beach Resort is just a 50-minutes boat ride (aboard the Hof Gorei Beach Resort's private boat) from Sta. Ana wharf, which is just 10 minutes from Davao International Airport. Kaputian was once the fishing village community of the indigenous peoples of Samal Island, who called themselves "Sama". Today, the our tropical garden beach resort beckons with the promise of a relaxing, private retreat.

Rate per night: Php 2,600-4,500 or $65-110
Website: http://www.hofgorei-resortdavao.com
Contact: (+6382) 2860238
Getting Here: Docking area located is at the Sta. Ana Wharf, Davao City.


Kalinawan Ultimate Outdoor Destination
Kalinawan is a hidden tropical paradise facing the stunning ocean views and undeniable majesty of Mt. Diwalwal.  This exclusive resort is an undiscovered treasure trove that offers a vast array of activities.  Feel the thrill of ziplining, rapelling, rock climbing, kayaking, snorkelling, trekking, scuba diving, and swimming in the turquoise blue waters of Samal Island.  Kalinawan offers the unique facilities that will take you out of your comfort zones and give you the opportunity to rediscover yourself.  All the excitement is packed into one location.


Rate per night: Day tour package Php 2,750-5,800 or $65-120
Website: http://kalinawan.com
Contact: Tel: (082) 286-2844 or (082) 298-5298
Getting Here: Maryknoll Jetty, Davao City.

Chemas by the SeaThis beach resort can be a temporary home to a honeymoon couples, singles, and families on a vacation. Many couples choose this resort for their honeymoon since this beach is more exclusive and the owner limit the number of guests to ensure a sense of privacy.A perfect and romantic getaway for families and couples.


Rate per night: Cottage Php 1,500-3,500 or $45-80
Website: Not Available
Contact: Mobile Number +639178140814
Getting Here: Waterfront Insular Jetty Lanang, Davao City.

Punta del Sol Beach Resort
The Punta Del Sol Beach Resort is located on the best vacation island in the South - Samal Island. At the Punta Del Sol Beach Resort you will experience the beauty of the Island Garden City of Samal - unlike any city visited before. Come to Samal Island - the best vacation island - to relax and unwind beside the crystal clear water of the Davao Gulf, and experience the joy of snorkeling or take a scuba diving package: meet whale sharks, dugong, sea turtles and all manner of marine creatures. Punta Del Sol Beach Resort offers a beach resort package for every budget: from Php600 to Php3,600 per night, good for two or more people; your choice of fan room or air-conditioned cottage. The Punta Del Sol Beach Resort on Samal Island also offers full catering facilities for meetings, incentives and conferences, weddings and group functions of almost any size.

Rate per night: Php 1,800-3,500 or $40-80
Website: http://www.puntadelsolsamal.com
Contact: (+6382) 2860238
Getting Here: Docking area located is at the Sta. Ana Wharf, Davao City.

Isla Reta Beach Resort
The place is simple yet clean and inexpensive. Its more like a picnic groove where you can dine below trees or bring your own camping tent and spend a night free. Its nice spending overnight here with a camping tent but not with cottage. Almost an hour boat ride from Davao City is the Talicud Island. It is known for its pristine white sand beaches. Some beach fronts are not yet developed so it does not attract a lot of beach goers. Only few are going to this place, it is not yet developed and it is more beautiful than having structures all around for it will only destroy the real beauty of nature.

Rate per night: Php 700-800 or $20-30
Website: Website not available
Contact: TEL: (082) 234-0903/7903, (082) 224-8470
Getting Here: Sta.Ana Wharf, Davao City.

Dayang Beach Resort
Another simple, clean and inexpensive beach resort on the island. The resort is great for snorkeling and swimming and a perfect getaway for families and friends. Picnic huts and cottages are available for use. Dayang means Princess in muslim tradition.


Rate per night: Cottage Php 1,000- or $30
Website: Website not available
Contact: Mobile Number +639178140814
Getting Here: Sta. Ana Wharf, Davao City.

Costa Marina
Just off the east coast of Davao is a quaint beach resort called Costa Marina located at Caliclic, Babak District, Island Garden City of Samal. A shady and restful resort right in between Paradise Beach Resort and Blue Waters. You can practically go there, take a quick dip, have lunch and go back home in less than two hours. The place is shady, with patches of white sand here and there. Costa Marina is best for day tours.

Rate per night: Php 2,500-5,000 or $50-110
Website: http://www.costamarina.net/
Contact: (+6382) 233-1209/ 233-0229/ 301-7504
Getting Here: Beside Paradise Island Dock at Sasa, Davao City.

Buenavista Beach Resort (Rent an Island)
The Island Buenavista is an exclusive island resort in Samal, Davao, Philippines, thriving with lush tropical vegetation and numerous palm trees.   Here, you can enjoy the utmost privacy because this luxury beach resort is only rented out as a whole to one group at a given time. That means YOU OWN THE ISLAND for the period that you booked.   A white sandy beach, as well as crystal clear waters of the Davao Gulf, envelops this four-hectare paradise. Several meters from the beach, you will find beautiful coral reefs and abundant marine life--making Buenavista a remarkable diving destination as well.   You can enjoy the whole island and you get to choose whom to enjoy it with, because it is yours exclusively.

Rate per night: Php 95,500-137,000 or $2,500-3,500
Website: http://www.buenavistaislandresort.com
Contact: Tel: +6382 299-2992 to 94 local 113 Fax: +6382 296-0135
Getting Here: Pre arranged by the resort.



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