Samal Island situated within the coast of the Davao Gulf, take your pick from nearly 70 resorts around the island, with accommodations ranging from modest to extravagant. All offer easy access to white sand beaches and clear aquamarine waters.
Unlike Boracay, Panglao or Puerto Galera, Samal Island does not have big time beach parties. In contrary, it offers the romantic and dreamy moment you need to have a restful night. You can enjoy the beauty of the sky with the splashing of waves and cricket sounds played on the background.
The most famous is the Pearl Farm Beach Resort — a name nearly synonymous with Davao itself. Formerly an actual pearl farm, this world-class resort is known for its striking architectural design, which was inspired by local culture and carried out by renowned Filipino architect Bobby Mañosa. Its luxurious guest rooms, cottages and villas sit above the gulf, giving you gorgeous panoramic views. The resort also houses a Mandaya Weaving Center, where Mandaya women weave products adorned with colourful and intricate patterns.
Other resorts boast their own gimmicks. Maxima Aqua Fun and Canopy Tours feature a 40-meter waterslide that takes you on a breath-taking six-second plunge before hitting the water, as well as high canopy bridges that give you a unique trail experience.