Samal Island Resorts

Pearl Farm Beach Resort {4}

Pearl Farm Beach Resort

Probably the most well known world-wide, and certainly one of the very best of the Samal Island Resorts is the Pearl Farm Beach Resort.

Nestled on the quiet side of Samal Island, The Pearl Farm Beach Resort is a mere 45-minute boat ride from the wharf. This fourteen (14) hectare spread was once a pearl farm, where thousands of white-lipped oysters transported from the Sulu Sea, were cultivated for their pink, white and gold pearls. Today, the resort beckons with the promise of a relaxing, private retreat, under the care of its friendly and charming staff.

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Paradise Island Resort {8}

Paradise Island Beach Resort

Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort is a linchpin of Samal Island Resorts. Long known for its white sandy beaches and brilliant blue waters, it has grown into a full fledged entertainment destination. Located in Calilic, Babak, Paradise Island is just a short boat or ferry ride from Davao to the resort park.
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Why Samal Island? Part 2 {0}

As I’m sure anyone that’s been there will attest, Samal Island is beautiful. The beaches, the ocean, the view, the wildlife – it is a tropical paradise. Well, they say there really isn’t such a thing, but Samal Island certainly does a nice impersonation of one.

The island boasts of many beautiful resorts, both for tourists and locals. I count 37 by this Samal Island Resort list, but that could be outdated by now (updated to be recent). The most famous of these is probably Pearl Farm Beach Resort, while another local favorite is Paradise Island Beach Resort. There are probably many personal favorites among the group, but I plan on trying Chemas Garden Resort on my next trip, due the recommendation my neighbor to be, Feyma. I believe Chemas is the closet resort to my land, so it could prove to very useful to us until we have a place built.
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Chema’s by the Sea {13}

With so many Samal Island resorts to choose from, it is often difficult to decide where to stay. I had that problem last year, and the budget I was under contributed to the decision. While I did not stay overnight at Chema’s By the Sea, I did have the opportunity to meet the owner and subsequently tour the resort, including the rooms. I have to admit that I was VERY impressed with Chema’s and personally find it to be kind of a hidden gem.
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Choosing a Resort On Samal Island {10}

Samal Island resorts number around 40 or more. So how does one go about choosing which resort is right for them?
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Real Estate on Samal Island {5}

Moving to the Philippines and want to find land for your retirement home, or maybe vacation home, on Samal Island? There are many options available lately. I’ve posted about each of these developments separately, but I thought it would be nice to consolidate into one post for the newcomers.

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Philippine Beach Resorts {8}

Does the Island Garden City of Samal have the best beach resorts in the Philippines? Well maybe not by most accounts, but Samal Island sure has a lot to choose from. With the new developments coming in (Holiday Oceanview Samal & Playa Azalea), and the potential bridge, it may not be long before IGaCoS is ranked up there with the best.
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Holiday Oceanview Samal {2}

Another development underway in IGaCoS is Holiday Oceanview Samal. Located at the very Northern tip of the island in Ilihan, Babak District, this 7 hectares development is the pioneer project of Holiday Properties, the real estate arm of Holiday Business Group. After a successful launch November 7, 2007, initial land development is now over 50% done.

The project consists of four parts: Holiday Oceanview Village (residential), Holiday Oceanview Townvillas (condos/townhouses), Holiday Oceanview Resort & Spa, and the Holiday Oceanview Marina.

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