Summer is just around the corner. And I notice that on Holy Week, a lot of people travel and try to relax.
If you still have not decided on where to go, then let me suggest. 🙂 Include Samal Island in your itinerary.
There are so many options in the island on where to stay. Resorts with white sand beach abound. The prices vary from 100 per night (Open Cottages) to high end accomodations in Pearl Farm. If you’re looking for something cheap but want to enjoy nature – perfect getaway would be Kaputian Beach Park. You can put up your tent there. Or rent an overnight cottage: non aircon for P500.00 and with aircon at P800.00 per night. Not bad right? You can rent a boat there for about 1000 pesos and the driver can either take you to Pearl Farm or Talicud Island. (the boat can accomodate 20 people at least.) On your way to Pearl Farm, the driver will show you a vanishing island where you can walk on during lowtide. From there, you’ll see colorful fishes and starfish. Plus the corals are fantastic. The corals are better in Talicud. So if you like snorkelling, you will love it there. I promise you. 🙂
Other places to go include – Hagimit Falls, Maxima Aqua Fun, Monfort Bat Sanctuary.
Or just rent a motorbike and enjoy the island. 🙂
For photos and details of the resorts I mentioned above, try searching my blog. I wrote about them previously.
I just love the place. 🙂 I dream of one day putting up a rest house there with a porch overlooking the sea. Nice right? I dream too of having our own aviary and butterfly sanctuary. While John wants turkeys. haha.. Yeah, I know we’re weird. lol
Let me show you some photos which I took a few days ago. We were visiting our workers and inspecting the works they’ve done. And at the same time, we were chilling out as we enjoyed the fresh air and the view of Davao Gulf.
The view he’s looking at:
Where we are sitting, will soon rise a nipa hut for guests. I am so excited. 🙂
When I am in the island, I feel so relaxed. Yes, in this case, we were working. Had to talk to our staff, etc. But even so, it doesn’t feel like work. It feels like we’re just there to enjoy the day. Like we’re on vacation. 🙂 Yeah, that kind of feeling…
Ahh.. time flew by… It’s time go home.
We had to wait for about 30 mins. It took time for the newest and biggest ferry to get full. On a weekday, that takes time. But I didn’t mind, the sunset’s reflections changed from pink to bright orange before it finally went down…
What a beautiful day, indeed… (smiles…)
Lea C. Walker