Some of the Philippines’ most beautiful beaches are located in the Davao region, so you need to make sure to take a side trip to some of these beaches when you’re in the area. After all, Davao is considered to be one of the country’s top tourist destinations when it comes to white sand beaches.
Foremost among these Philippine beach holidays destinations are the pristine beaches located in the Island Garden City of Samal, a fifteen-minute boat ride away from the busy districts of Davao City.
Located right in the center of the Davao Gulf, Samal Island provides a tranquil and a magnificent view of the gulf. This is indeed one of the perfect destinations in Mindanao when you’re planning for a getaway. So here are some of the must-see resorts on the island and in the surrounding areas in the Davao region:
Pearl Farm Beach Resort
This 14-hectare beach resort known as Pearl Farm is considered to be one of the most luxurious beach resorts in the entire Davao region. It’s located in the coastal area of Samal Island. It’s one of the most expensive resorts on the island, but you’ll be getting your money’s worth when you stay here.
The resort is also known for the chic Parola Bar, a two-storey bar that’s also used as an area to welcome guests, where staff greet them as they arrive at the resort.
Located at Talicud Island, Isla Reta is one of the popular beach destinations in the Davao Region for those who aren’t willing to spend on, or can’t afford to stay at Pearl Farm. The name “Talicud” was coined after the Filipino term “likod”, which means “the back” as the island is literally located at the back of the mainland Samal Island.
Isla Reta is all about fine white sand and crystal blue waters. Its shoreline is dotted with talisay trees, which help provide shade for the visitors. Tables, chairs and hammocks are also placed under the trees for guests to have a relaxing experience without having to worry about the heat of the sun.
Little Boracay Beach Resort
Little Boracay is located in the new province of Davao Occidental and is known for its white sand beach. It’s located in the coastal barangay of Sto. Nino in the town of Sta. Maria. It has approximately two kilometers of white sand shoreline and sports amazingly clear waters. The day tour rate they offer is only 20 pesos for adults and 10 pesos for the kids.
Dahican Beach is a 7-kilometer stretch of white sand beaches in Mati City, Davao Oriental. It’s located on the eastern coast of Davao Oriental facing the Pacific Ocean. It’s become a surfing and skimboarding destination in the region due to the massive waves.
In addition, Dahican Beach is also dubbed as the Capital of Skimboarding in the Davao Region. In other terms, this is the best place to experience skimboarding.
These are just some of the beaches you can visit in the Davao region. They’ll give you the best beach holidays Philippines experience that you will never forget for the rest of your life.