Time stands still at Pearl Farm’s beach huts dotting the ivory shoreline. (Image: Pearl Farm Resort)
Davaoenos are fortunate to have been blessed with natural, cultural, and historical richness. But perhaps there is no better reflection of its stunning topography and bountiful gastronomy than Samal Island. Located a mere two kilometers away from the city and just a 15- to 20-minute boat ride away, Samal Island is home to over 60 beach resorts. This diver’s dream destination is brimming with coral reefs and underwater life. One of the first-class resorts cosseted in the many coves of Samal is Pearl Farm Beach Resort
, named after the jewels harvested from its waters.
An three-tiered gazebo at the end of Pearl Farm’s dock welcomes weary travelers. (Image: Pearl Farm Resort)
In this 11-ha. utopia, guests can indulge in the finest amenities and accommodations in the island. From seaside villas that redefine luxury, infinity pools that stretch out to the ocean, and dining outlets serving culinary masterpieces, Pearl Farm lives up to its reputation as an internationally renowned getaway. Don’t miss its very own attractions such as the secluded Malipano Island, or take a guided tour of the lush tropical grounds.
Because of its accessibility, Samal Island gets its fair share of locals, vacationing Manileños, and foreign tourists especially during the summer. For a more relaxing escape, book your trip during off-peak seasons and get bigger discounts for group rates.
With more long weekends and holidays around the corner, there is no better time to be planning your next vacation. For sun-starved urbanites with a sense of adventure, the untold beauty, city attractions, and maritime treasures of Davao are waiting to be discovered.
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