Just Another Day in Samal Island

We had a work related trip to Samal Island earlier this week. But John and I knew that it will be a short one. So we invited two friends to hang out with us.

We left Davao around 10 in the morning. And got to Samal around 10:30. Yes, the ferry wasn’t busy that day. Thank God or we would have waited for awhile. 🙂

From the ferry, we proceeded to our land. Less than 10 minutes and we were there. You know, I’m so happy that the nipa hut is already done. It’s such a nice place to rest considering the scorching heat of the sun. The fresh sea breeze that the island offers is like an oasis in the dessert.  Summer in the Philippines can be very hot. If you are here, you will understand where I’m coming from. 🙂

I am so proud of our nipa hut because our carpenter did a really nice job of it. It is called as such because the roof is made of Nipa,  ( another palm tree that you will find in our country. )

What I love about ours is that the land has a fantastic view of the ocean. So while sitting there, we get to enjoy the panoramic vista infront of us as well… (If you want to have one like this, please check this link – http://www.davaoproperties.com/lots-for-sale/lfs-57 )

Overlooking lots though come in bigger sizes @ 300sqm. The minimum monthly amortization is P7,500.00 for a period of 10 years on a Straight Monthly Payment Scheme.

I took this photo earlier in April when my family visited our newest project. :)

I took this photo earlier in April when my family visited our newest project. 🙂

So going back to now,  I asked Grace if she wanted Buko juice? When she said yes, I asked Manong Dodo, our Samal incharge, to prepare some for us. 🙂

Let me share with you the photos I took:

It was Gary's first time to drink a coconut juice. :)

It was Gary’s first time to drink a coconut juice. 🙂

He said that it tasted bland. And didn’t like it.  But Grace and I loved it. John kept away. lol He doesn’t like coconut or any food that has something to do with it.

Grace, Gary's wife. :)

Grace, Gary’s wife. 🙂

After talking to our workers, we thought we’d show our friends our favorite beach spot in Samal. If you’ve been following my blog, you’d know that we prefer Kaputian over the rest of Samal. Why? Because there’s water there even during low tide. Plus the sand is more like powdery white. 🙂

Kaputian is about 20 kms from our property. But we didn’t mind the long trip because the roads are all paved. And the view going there is relaxing. To me at least. 🙂 For more about Kaputian beach, please read my blog here –  https://leawalkerblog.com/2012/06/05/kaputian-beach-park-samal-island/

We stopped for a few minutes at Kaputian Beach Park. Then proceeded to a high end development in the area called Kembali Coast.

Kembali Coast has a 1.8km shoreline with white sand and crystal clear waters.  The amenities and facilities include: gate and guardhouse, perimeter fence, concrete roads and drainage system, clubhouse with infinity pool, beach resort with aqua sports facilities. Yes, if you want a resort living experience, you’ll find it here. 🙂

Minimum price for one lot is Php3,000,000.00 for a 750sqm cut. Downpayment is 20% and the balance is payable in 10 years. For single foreigners out there, you cannot buy land in our country. But you can purchase a condominium unit.

Right now, the developer is preparing a portion of the area  for Kembali Horizons. That’s the 5 building,  3 storey condominium projects overlooking the ocean and Talicud Island. I’ll give you an update on this in the future. 🙂

In the meantime, here are the photos I took earlier this week.

Kembali Coast, Kaputian, Samal Island (1) Kembali Coast, Kaputian, Samal Island (2) Kembali Coast, Kaputian, Samal Island (3) Kembali Coast, Kaputian, Samal Island (4) Kembali Coast, Kaputian, Samal Island (5) Kembali Coast, Kaputian, Samal Island (6) Kembali Coast, Kaputian, Samal Island (7) Kembali Coast, Kaputian, Samal Island (8) Kembali Coast, Kaputian, Samal Island (9) Kembali Coast, Kaputian, Samal Island (10)

And of course, we had to pose… lol

With our friends, Gary and Grace. :)

With our friends, Gary and Grace. 🙂

Stolen Shot:

John became friends with Kembali's resident labrado, Miko. :)

John became friends with Kembali’s resident labrador, Miko. 🙂

This is why I love my job. Sometimes, it doesn’t feel like one. 🙂 Thank God for “sometimes” …

Lea C. Walker

www.davaoproperties.com

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Businesswoman. Realtor. Photographer. Traveler. Blogger.
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