Things to do in DAVAO | Pearl Farm Beach ResortSunday, March 24, 2013
Pearl Farm Beach Resort is a luxurious hideaway for those in need of a blissful getaway. It is nestled in the island of Samal and is one of the premier destinations in Davao.
From the airport, Kuya welcomed us with a happy grin. We were then transferred via van for a 10-15 min ride to Pearl Farm Marina where we waited for our boat to arrive. The travel time to Samal Island is about 45 minutes.
|top left: Kuya assisted us to get to the van, top right: Pearl Farm Marina port, |
bottom left: inside the boat, bottom right: about to arrive
At last! The peaceful Pearl Farm Resort! We arrived there earlier than our check in time so we spent sometime around the resort.
Pearl Farm is undergoing a renovation so we didn't get to use some of their amenities :(
» Parola renovation and refurbishing of furniture, fixtures, and equipments.
» Construction of a boardwalk from Parola to Maranao restaurant
» Improvement of pool deck including refinishing of swimming pool
» Refurbishing of Maranao restaurant furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
» Introduction of new landscape concept or redevelopment of landscape.I believe the renovation will be finished in June of this year.
At 2pm we checked in at Samal House, it is a stilt house which is patterned after the houses of Mindanao Samal tribes.
My friend recommended this room because you get to have a wonderful view of the ocean, all rooms have a balcony where you can see the clear water.
|top left: our samal room gate, top right: the wonderful view from our room, |
bottom left: the view when you look down, bottom right: ChaMike
Each room is equipped with:
King sized bed (3 persons can fit here)
Separate toilet and bath with hot and cold water
LCD TV with cable
Complimentary bottled waters and coffee
Toiletries- shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, shower cap, cotton buds and bath soap
They even have umbrellas :)
They even have umbrellas :)
We went to Aqua Sports Center to check on the amenities. Ron wanted to try out kayaking so we did. The main challenge was to get to Malipano Island via kayak. OK. Good Luck.
|picture taking before the kayak adventure|
Kayaking rental fee- P450 per person
Other Aqua Sports amenities are snorkeling, scuba diving, intro dive, jet ski rental & fishing.
Mike got to Malipano Island first then me, Ron on the other hand was caught in a strong wind and went the opposite way. We were really getting scared he might not make it but after a few rows, he made it to the shore! :)
|Go RON!!! Kayang KAYAK! :p|
Malipano Island is an island opposite the resort. It is where the most expensive villas are located.
After the gruesome kayaking, we went here for a dip. The water and view were breathtaking and what I loved most about this resort was that it was not crowded. It's peaceful and blissful perfect for honeymoons and retreats.
|Wearing GeorginaSasha.com Summer Switch-a-Roo top and Barefoot GSandals|
|baskin in Davao's sun! :)|
Butik, Basketball, Tennis and Badminton courts, Mandaya Weaving Center, Swimming Pool, Ylang Ylang Spa & Gym.
|Top left: Butik Souvenir Shop, Top right: swimming pool|
Bottom right: Mandaya Weaving Center, Bottom left: parrot that greets hello when guests passes by
Maranao Restaurant is undergoing a renovation so they made a temporary dining area. Sayang I was really looking forward to eat at the Maranao Restaurant though their temporary dining area was not that bad naman
What We Ate:
The food was pricey, kaya we had very minimal orders though all our orders were delish
Breads P350- choice of ensaymada, cinnamon bread, banana loaf, pandesal & roll
Grilled Chicken Sandwich with French Fries P450
Adobong Kangkong with Bagnet P 250
Deep Fried Chicken P450
Our dinner was accompanied by a flute artist who played romantic songs in the background.
Pizza Margherita P500
Grilled White Marlin P230
Buffet breakfast was included in our accommodation fee. We were really excited the next day to eat at the buffet breakfast :) I literally hoarded their food! PG lang ang peg :p
|salad, fruits, kakanin, omelet, bacon, choices of cheese|
|tapa, longganisa, danggit, adobo, cereals|
|talk about PERFECT|
Here are their other accommodations:
Hilltop or Balay Rooms- The Balay Houses (two buildings) are located on the hillside.
Mandaya Roomss- The Mandaya Houses are located near the game room, equipped with board games, Chess table, Billiard and Mahjong sets and the mini gym.
Samal Suite-The Samal Suite rooms are two-storey Muslim inspired cottages. The suites are named and decorated according to the different Mindanao tribes such as the Tausug, Yakan, T’boli, Bagobo, B’laan and Maguindanao
Sunset Suite- The Sunset Suite is built on stilts on the water. Tagged as suite room. Patterned after the houses of the Samal tribe of Mindanao, who are seafarers
Malipano Villa- The Malipano Villas or big houses located at Malipano Island, a secluded island across the resort. There are two types of Villas: five villas have3 bedrooms and two villas have 4 bedrooms.
To check on the rates and other information visit www.pearlfarmresort.com