We finally left Davao Marina around 8:45 a.m. We boarded on a big boat with outrigger that can carry about 60 people.
On our way to Pearl Farm, we saw the beach resorts in Samal Island, from afar. Then we all got excited when we saw four dolphins swimming and jumping. They were happily playing with each other. 🙂 It was a surreal moment. In my 10 years of doing business in Samal Island, I only had the chance to see the dolphins twice. Yes, there are dolphins in Samal. And you’ll probably see them too if you’re on your island hopping tour.
Upon arrival, we were greeted with leis and a glass of fresh pineapple juice. 🙂 It surely felt so hawaiian!
I took a few minutes for some picture taking before proceeding to the pavillion for East West’s broker’s event.
East West Bank’s program only took a half day. I will write about that in my next installment of this one day get away. 🙂 For those who are thinking of buying houses or lots through bank financing, please make sure to read it.
Then, lunchtime came. Man, Pearl Farm’s chef prepared a mouth watering buffet for all of us. Infact, someone said that she wants to marry the chef because of his cooking skills. lol It’s just too bad that he’s already married. haha
The buffet consisted of a salad bar, fresh tuna kinilaw , soup and the main course. Oh the dessert, I should not forget to mention that their cakes are great! The moist chocolate cake with cherry on top is out of this world. I am not kidding! Pearl Farm’s day tour includes this buffet lunch. I was just lucky that mine was an “all expense ” paid trip by East West bank. If it wasn’t , I would gladly pay for it. The food is soooo worth it! Not to mention, the view and the ambiance. John isn’t a beach person but for the first time, I heard him say when we were sitting infront of the beach after lunch , “this is a beautiful view” , when you’re in your porch. He was referring to having a beach house. 🙂 Coming from someone who doesn’t like the beach, that’s something.
So here are some of the pictures I took. Davao has been cloudy mostly these days, but I’m glad that even so, the photos still showed how beautiful Pearl Farm is.
Another thing that amazed me was the fact that while you’re swimming in the beach, a school of colorful fishes are swimming with you. Isn’t that cool? I am going to buy me an underwater camera. I promised to myself! So I can take pictures of them the next time I go to Pearl Farm. It just looks so beautiful I can’t explain it with words….
OTHER INTERESTING THINGS:
THINGS TO DO IN PEARL FARM:
Snooba (Combination of Snorkelling and Scuba Diving) – 4 persons @ P850.00 / pax
Scuba Diving – Day Dive with Gear Php1,600.00 / pax
Wakeboarding – P1,200.00 per person
Banana Boat – P500 per person (minimum of 3persons for 20 mins)
Sea Kayak – P450/ hour
U Tube – P1,750.00 per 20 mins.
Those are on top of the free use of swimming pool , recreation area with billiard and table tennis.
Yes, it is expensive. But then again, you get excellent service with a smile. Good food. A really nice ambiance. White sand beach filled with colorful fishes.
It was truly, an enjoyable experience!
And before I forget, before we left, we were given a souvenir of sea shell necklace. I loved it! 🙂
Thank you East West Bank and Pearl Farm for a beautiful and amazing day….