With stunning views of the Davao Gulf and Mt. Apo, the country’s highest mountain, the Pearl Farm Beach Resort on Samal Island provides luxury seekers the perfect exclusive beach escape.
Formerly a pearl farm where pink, white, and gold pearls were cultivated, the resort prides itself as one of the best destinations in the country.
Getting to the Pearl Farm Beach Resort
The first step is the fly to Davao. Davao International Airport takes flights from all over the country and from Singapore with Silk Air. From Manila, the flight time is 1.5 hours; and from Cebu, it takes less than an hour. The most popular domestic carriers are Philippines Airlines and Cebu Pacific.
After flying into Davao City, the resort can arrange for an airport transfer vehicle to drive you to their private boat port. From the port, the nightly rate includes a round-trip ferry ride to the resort which takes about 45 minutes. You can also opt for a private boat transfer.
Rooms, Suites, and Houses
After a warm welcome with cold drinks and a cold towel, guests proceed to the front desk to check in. The resort offers a range of accommodations, 70 in total, each of which spoils guests with views of the resort and the waters.
Set on the hilltop of the resort with panoramic views of the garden and sea. Rates start at 7,900 pesos per night.
Beach houses with direct access to the Mandaya Beach. While it is farther from the main facilities, guests staying here can simply walk out to the beach from their front doors. Rates start at 9,900 pesos per night.
Built on stilts, these stand-alone houses are perfect for couples. The houses have their own balconies to sit over the water with a cup of coffee in the morning or cold beer at night. Plus, the sound of the gentle waves is an absolute lullaby. Rates start at 10,900 pesos per night.
Newly renovated 2-story suites ideal for families. The master bedroom lies on the upper floor, while the living room on the first floor can convert into the children’s bedroom. Rates start at 14,000 pesos per night.
The resort provides all that you want in a luxury escape with 2 private beaches, 2 pools, spa facilities, a game center, an all-day dining restaurant, and a bar overlooking the Davao Gulf.
Burn off your breakfast calories in the water. The Aqua Sports Center offers guests a menu of water activities, such as jet skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling in the Giant Clam Tour.
An exclusively private island just across the main resort. Here, you can enjoy the private Malipano beach, putting greens, and host private events such as weddings complete with the island’s chapel
The ultimate privacy for large families (accommodating 6 persons) on their own private island. The villas were designed by nationally renowned architect Bobby Mañosa with his signature touch of native interiors. Rates start at 45,000 per night.
This stay was graciously and generously sponsored by Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines and Pearl Farm Beach Resort as part of the Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) Familiarization Trip. All opinions, as always, are my own.
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