Samal

Samal, located in the Davao Region, is also known as the Island Garden City of Samal (“Pulong Harding Lungsod ng Samal”). It is known for its Samal Island and the Talikud Island, drawing lots of tourists because of its ideal beaches, watersports, wildlife and exploration sites. Its appeal also lies in its variety of resorts, home to beaches that looks equally stunning and tourist-friendly.

In Samal Island, stay at the Pearl Farm Beach Resort, a former pearl farm that now accommodates guests and offers various rooms ranging from villas to cottages close to the water. Owned by the Filipino architect Bobby Manosa, the resort also boasts of exquisite Filipino architecture rooted in its distinct heritage.

One can also consider other resorts such as the Maxima Aqua Fun and Canopy Tours — famous for its 40-foot water slide — Bluejaz Beach Resort and Waterpark and Paradise Beach Resort for its exciting watersports activities. To those who want to explore the island itself, many will find that Samal has a lot to offer. The Hagimit Falls makes for a breathtaking view and a refreshing dip by its swimming hole, while the Monfort Bat Cave is home to approximately two million fruit bats, said to be the largest in the world according to the Guinness World Record.

Several islands also prove to be amazing diving and island hopping areas, such as the Mansud Wall, Talikud Island, Big Ligid Island, Little Ligid Island, and, if you’re lucky, the Vanishing Island, which only makes an appearance during low tide.

Top Rated Restaurants in Samal Browse All

  1. Marina Tuna
    4.4 Stars
    Seafood
    15 Reviews View
  2. Ice Giants
    5.0 Stars
    Dessert
    7 Reviews View
  3. Army Navy
    4.7 Stars
    American
    7 Reviews View
  4. Marina Tuna
    4.7 Stars
    Seafood
    6 Reviews View
  5. Vikings
    4.2 Stars
    Buffet
    10 Reviews View
  6. Classic Savory
    5.0 Stars
    Chinese
    4 Reviews View
  7. Luz Kinilaw Place
    4.3 Stars
    Filipino
    8 Reviews View
  8. Penong's Barbeque Seafoods and Grill
    4.3 Stars
    Filipino
    6 Reviews View
  9. Manna
    4.1 Stars
    Korean
    7 Reviews View
  10. Yellow Cab Pizza Co.
    5.0 Stars
    Pizza
    3 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Samal Browse All

  1. Pearl Farm Beach Resort
    4.8 Stars
    Hotel
    26 Reviews View
  2. Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort
    4.4 Stars
    Hotel
    18 Reviews View
  3. Park Inn by Radisson Davao
    4.3 Stars
    Hotel
    8 Reviews View
  4. Costa Marina Beach Resort
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View
  5. Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
    3.8 Stars
    Hotel
    8 Reviews View
  6. Grand Regal Hotel
    4.3 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View
  7. Chemas by the Sea
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    4 Reviews View
  8. Dayang Beach Resort
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  9. Secdea Beach Resort
    3.6 Stars
    Hotel
    5 Reviews View
  10. Hotel Tropika
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Samal Browse All

  1. Pearl Farm Beach Resort
    4.8 Stars
    Hotel
    26 Reviews View
  2. Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort
    4.4 Stars
    Hotel
    18 Reviews View
  3. Marina Tuna
    4.4 Stars
    Seafood
    15 Reviews View
  4. Ice Giants
    5.0 Stars
    Dessert
    7 Reviews View
  5. Army Navy
    4.7 Stars
    American
    7 Reviews View
  6. Hagimit Falls
    4.6 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    7 Reviews View
  7. Marina Tuna
    4.7 Stars
    Seafood
    6 Reviews View
  8. Francisco Bangoy International Airport
    3.7 Stars
    Airport
    76 Reviews View
  9. Vikings
    4.2 Stars
    Buffet
    10 Reviews View
  10. Classic Savory
    5.0 Stars
    Chinese
    4 Reviews View