Samal Island is the beach of Davao City. Merely 10 minutes away by ferry from the fast growing town. If you are sick of shopping malls, noise, pollution, traffic, come and relax on our little island with almost 80,000 friendly people. Don’t beholding for city life; we are the country side of Davao. Life is leisured. Instead of taxis is the useful vehicle on island a habal-habal (motorcycle).
10 Things To Do In Samal Island, Davao
1. Bluejaz Beach Resort and Water Park
Bluejaz is one of the most prime resort on Samal Island. Most exciting feature of Bluejaz is their gigantic slides which are 130 meters long and contain of two serpentine flume rides that drop 30 meters from tip to underside. These slides are also one of the most awaited adventure for the guests who want to go deep and watch the nature beyond the surface of the sea.
2. Maxima Aqua Fun
Visiting Maxima Aqua Fun is one of the most thrilling activity when visiting Samal Island. The place has a giant tarpaulin slide which will bring you down into the water. Take benefit to walk on top of the canopies of trees. Maxima Resort Aqua Fun is located in Barangay Cawag.
3. Pearl Farm
One of the most common destinations in Samal Island is the Pearl Farm Resort. Laze around all day at the Pearl Farm Beach Resort. Active bodies can appreciate the challenges of windsurfing, water polo, jet-skiing, water-skiing, sea-kayaking, Hobie Cat, banana boat rides, surfing, scuba diving, and even underwater photography.
Pearl Farm has the Maranao Restaurant, the resort’s only restaurant serving delightful Filipino and continental cuisine of fresh seafood specialties, and sumptuous buffets. A wide collection of exotic tropical fruits such as bananas, durian, santol, mangosteen, papaya, green mandarin, and mangoes, are served fresh at the restaurant.
Pearl Farm’s Parola Bar features an atmosphere of great food, music, different beverage concoctions , videoke and cocktail drinks, with the sensational view of Davao Gulf and adjacent islands, and Mt. Apo (Philippines’ uppermost peak) at the background. The Parola Bar served as a lighthouse when the resort was once a pearl farm.
4. Hagimit Falls
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Take embrace of a free fall in the natural swimming pools of Hagimit Falls, a low-dropping cascade with huge rock foundations gushing forth water and gigantic boulders. Hagimit Falls is a small waterfall in the island that has natural swimming pools . It is well – assured with full – grown trees and different forms of flora that develops along the riverside. The place is as well good for camping since there are some campsites available.
5. Samal Mariculture Park
Visit the 224-hectare capability of the Island Garden City of Samal Mariculture Park in Sitio Leydao, Kaputian District. Hit a line as an “industrial park on the sea,” it is the first of its kind in the Philippines.
There are more than seventy percent natural caves in Samal. Balete and Mangongawong caves offer trails of excitement while Baga cave looks like an undersea tunnel.
7. Mount Puting Bato
>For the mountaineers, Mt. Puting Bato is right on the island where you start to see the thrills of climbing and be privileged with a picturesque horizon of the earth, ocean and sky once you arrive at the summit. Mount Puting Bato was the name given because of the pure limestone wall with a soaring elevation of approximately 1,362 feet directly above ocean level.Mt. Puting Bato is the utmost point of Samal Island, and home to many climbing expeditions. Situated in Sitio Tayapoc, Brgy. Guilon, Samal District.
Samal Island is characterized by an odd distribution of plains, wide sweep of mountain ranges and few isolated hills, making it a favorite to many adventure and bike enthusiasts.
Samal has a total land area of 30,130 hectares manufacture it a great spot for walking. You can get virtually everywhere around the island to discover the unbeaten paths.
Exploring the Island is more fun because its main mode of transportation is Habal-halal (motorcycle).