at pearl farm

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.

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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.

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I reserved one of their “samal houses” which are built on stilts on the water.

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it reminded me of the accommodation I stayed on at el rio, where i spent a weekend alone in that resort in coron, palawan.

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the house that we were assigned to was the first one to reach from the reception and the restaurant.

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the room was of native décor.  though the room looked old, it was clean and well maintained.

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there was enough closet space and complimentary toiletries are available.

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the shower room and the toilet are separate – i still prefer one which is not.

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a welcoming letter from the management and yes, the resort is undergoing renovation.

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the best part of the room of course, was the balcony.

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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.

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we had buffet breakfast at their restaurant which was included in the package i got.

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the food choices was okay but i was more interested with the sweet jams they serve.

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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.

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watermelon juice and some slices of fresh fruits.

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this is the resort pool.

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there was a scheduled boat ride that chyng and i took to the island that pearl farm also owns which was named as malipano.

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a lush of greenery of towering coconut trees and grass was calming.

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felt a soft breeze and i ran towards a discovery.

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a part of the island which was isolated?!  naaah.

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light brown colored sand as fine as polvoron! haha!

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well, hello there!

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you really don’t need to go that far if you want the best beaches. 🙂

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