People keep asking me on when and where is my next travel. So I answered them by saying this line with a smile, "Keep updated and browse my travel site".
I bet you too is asking what is my next travel and what are the next spots I recommend for you to sojourn. Well, you're in the right place.
My next location in which I recommend for you to visit is the Island Garden City of Samal better known as the Samal Island. "The best recommendation you can give to someone is the one you experienced and you visited for real".
As a beach lover, ofcourse, I am so excited to see the real beauty of this Island. I heard a series of alluring compliments about this place from my sister's vacation and my friends' travels.
Island Garden City of Samal is located in the Gulf of Davao. It is actually one of the best visited Islands in Mindanao because it is blessed with gorgeous and appealing coastlines which offers a wide range of pristine white sand beaches, blue waters, rich in coral reefs, and their preservation of marine biodiversity.
You don't have to worry on how to stay when you're in the Island City because there are lots of beach resorts in the place. These are the Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort, Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Talikud Beach, Kaputian Beach Resort, Blue Waters, Isla Reta, Costa Marina, Cannibad, Camudmud, Chemas, Palm Hill, and Mayumi.
The Island City is actually a 5-7-minute away from Davao City via boat and ferry.
I was given the opportunity to have a trip to this Island City during our 3 days and 4 nights Davao Tour last September and one of our itineraries is the Island Garden City of Samal most specifically, the Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort.
If you are a beach lover, you will surely love this place. Why? because Paradise Island is a beach-front Island Resort that allows travelers to experience tranquility and relaxation. Aside of that, Paradise Island has established connections to 911 in Davao City as an option for help in case of emergencies especially life-threatening situations.
"Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort, a secluded place along the famous Davao Gulf, offers a bundle of unique experiences from the boat ride to the shores of the island. As you cruise across the gulf, be amazed by a great panoramic view of Davao City and Mount Apo as its background to your right and the best side of Samal Island ahead which shows the white sand and azure blue waters on a sunny day. Be lulled by the sound of the soft waves at the same time feel the sea breeze in your face.
Paradise Island is very proud of its humble beginnings. What started out as a weekend picnic destination back in the seventies, catering mostly to friends and their families has become what it is today as not only the preferred island getaway for families but is also the byword for those growing impulsive groups who are so busy and yet wise enough to squeeze - in leisure in their hectic schedules at the spur of the moment.
Having a shoreline of almost eight hundred meters (800m), it is the only place in this part of Samal Island that has maintained its shores by feeding the fishes, clean them with having periodic “Scubasurero Activities”, and has placed a “safety net” to ward off jelly fish and rubbish, discouraging anglers from poaching the area and encouraging its visitors to enjoy the marine life and leave the same so that others may also enjoy them. Its white sand beach as well as its surroundings are combed and cleaned throughout the day giving a pure and clean ambiance for its visitors and workers alike."
Now I can say with a smile, "I've been here and will be coming back again."
Check the photos I captured below during our stay.
(You need to ride a ferry or a boat for you to reach the Island City. Its only 5-7-minute away from Davao City)
(Below photos are the beachfront entrance of Paradise Island)
(Below photo: Me taking a photo shot inside the boat going to the Paradise Island, Island Garden City of Samal)
(below photo is the beach-front area of Paradise Island at the Island Garden City of Samal)
(below photos: Inside the Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort)
(below left photo: Sports rental rates of Paradise Island. Below right photo: Me taking some picture shots at the Souvenir Shop of Paradise Island)