Samal Island

Samal Island Travel Blog

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on our way to samal island

Population: 90,000

There are things you can do in this island, aside from swimming, diving, snorkeling and relaxing. We stayed at Paradise Island Beach Resort, it was very nice and very reasonable price. I also love the foods they served. Excellent service and friendly staff. The resort also offers inland tour which cost around Php2,500 for a maximum of 8 to 10 persons. That's what we paid for the van rent, the driver (who was also our tour guide).

Places to see in Samal island:

  • Bat cave
  • Hagimit Falls
  • White house (overlooking the island of davao)
  • Maxima resort's giant slide (we weren't able to visit this place)
  • or just tour around the island to see the locals living there.

For me, one day or overnight stay iin Samal isn;t enough. 3 days will do, but I could stay here for a week!!! I would love to! I would so much recomment this island. I'd say there's a lot more you can do and a lot more to explore in this island compared to the usual island of Boracay. But Boracay's white sand is finer than that of Samal beach.

If you love non-stop partying then Boracay is a great option but if you want a mix of everything then Samal island is the place to be!

cookeymuncher says:
sure you can do all of that! :D enjoy!
Posted on: Sep 10, 2010
spurner says:
You have a lot of good info on Davao. I'm there later this month, so hope I can do at least half of the things you did!
Posted on: Sep 09, 2010
iodized_96 says:
I'll be in Davao Next week for a 3 day vacation. I'm planning to do the zipline and white water rafting plus a tour on Samal Island. Do you think its enough? lol How much is the Pearl farm resort day tour cost? thanks
Posted on: Mar 02, 2010
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on our way to samal island
on our way to samal island
Pearl farm pool area
Pearl farm pool area
Pearl farms jacuzzi pool
Pearl farm's jacuzzi pool
jacuzzi pool
jacuzzi pool
Pearl farms fountain
Pearl farm's fountain
at Paraadise Island resort
at Paraadise Island resort
Paradise Island villaas
Paradise Island villaas
at the entrance of Paradise Island…
at the entrance of Paradise Islan…
beach in samal island
beach in samal island
me and tita
me and tita
kayak board
kayak board
the chuwariwaps
the chuwariwaps
i like their paella!!! yummy
i like their paella!!! yummy
beach in samal island
beach in samal island
the life of a lifeguard
"the life of a lifeguard"
mixed fruit shake
mixed fruit shake
mixed fruit shake
mixed fruit shake
fresh B-A-N-G-U-S... i mean it, BI…
fresh B-A-N-G-U-S... i mean it, B…
Welcome to pearl farm
Welcome to pearl farm
entrance to the resort
entrance to the resort
T&B @ Paradise Islnad
T&B @ Paradise Islnad
T&B @ Paradise Islnad
T&B @ Paradise Islnad
T&B @ Paradise Islnad
T&B @ Paradise Islnad
Greetings to all Dads out there!!!
Greetings to all Dads out there!!!
hAPPY Fathers Day!
hAPPY Father's Day!
foot wash on every gate of villas …
foot wash on every gate of villas…
Paradise Island Park
Paradise Island Park
the beach
the beach
Good morning everyone
Good morning everyone
special longganisa and rice
special longganisa and rice
scrambled eggs, bread, mangoes and…
scrambled eggs, bread, mangoes an…
the reason why I gained weight... …
the reason why I gained weight...…
People here are environment friend…
People here are environment frien…
tumatae pako (eeeww)
tumatae pako (eeeww)
bumabaho na!!!
bumabaho na!!!
mabaho parin!
mabaho parin!
ok na malinis na! :-)
ok na malinis na! :-)
thats me swimming
that's me swimming
Samal Island Hotels & Accommodations review
Affordable Beach Resort in Samal Island
Excellent service and friendly staff. Well maintained rooms. Zoo and other parks Delicious food Perfect for family and friends
Samal Island
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