a former cultivation farm for south sea pearls, pearl farm beach resort in samal island davao city was a primary choice for me for a well-deserved stay during my vacation last june. i was with my good friend, chyng and a night at this resort was included in our plan for a weekend trip in davao.
i made an advanced reservation through contacting the resort from the e-mail address i got from their website. i was still in my workplace then at the mideast so e-mail correspondence was convenient for me and having a room reserved that way worked out fine for their staff was courteous enough to follow-up everything including credit card payment.
I reserved one of their “samal houses” which are built on stilts on the water.
it reminded me of the accommodation I stayed on at el rio, where i spent a weekend alone in that resort in coron, palawan.
the house that we were assigned to was the first one to reach from the reception and the restaurant.
the room was of native décor. though the room looked old, it was clean and well maintained.
there was enough closet space and complimentary toiletries are available.
the shower room and the toilet are separate – i still prefer one which is not.
a welcoming letter from the management and yes, the resort is undergoing renovation.
the best part of the room of course, was the balcony.
school of fishes can be observed in the clear water. it feels great to have this kind of view in the morning as you wake up from a good sleep.
we had buffet breakfast at their restaurant which was included in the package i got.
the food choices was okay but i was more interested with the sweet jams they serve.
unique flavors of mangosteen, durian and tamarind. i loved the mangosteen jam, i actually tried to look for one at the stores at the airport so i can take some home but there was none available. the least i liked was the durian, i’m really not a fan of this fruit anyway.
watermelon juice and some slices of fresh fruits.
this is the resort pool.
there was a scheduled boat ride that chyng and i took to the island that pearl farm also owns which was named as malipano.
a lush of greenery of towering coconut trees and grass was calming.
felt a soft breeze and i ran towards a discovery.
a part of the island which was isolated?! naaah.
light brown colored sand as fine as polvoron! haha!
well, hello there!
you really don’t need to go that far if you want the best beaches. 🙂
nature has its’ way of making us feel “home” wherever we are. we are blessed to have such treasures! 🙂
.. hi sol! that’s so true!
nice! are you allowed to cast a line from your balcony?
.. sorry bert but im’ not sure! haha.
i like those samal house-themed accomodation at pearl farm.
here’s wishing more resorts and hotels back home could showcase filipino ingenuity, local materials and creativity.
.. most of the new ones are all modern doc. the last hotel that i’ve been to with the filipino touch was marco polo, i wonder if they will keep that style in their upcoming new establishment in ortigas.
hi, going there this december with my partner, how is the samal house? is it small? are they going to renovate it? cos it looks old and small in other web pictures, thanks.
.. hi gen. the samal house in terms of how spacious it is was okay. you will have space for your luggage (if you carry a lot) and believe me it is not that small.
.. no idea about the renovation though. i suggest to inquire directly at the resort before you book. enjoy your trip!