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. Lachi's Sans Rival Atbp.
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    32 Reviews View
  2. Lyndon's World's Worst Ribs & Awful Chicken
    5.0 Stars
    International
    20 Reviews View
  3. Tiny Kitchen Creations
    4.5 Stars
    Spanish
    26 Reviews View
  4. Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps
    4.5 Stars
    Seafood
    14 Reviews View
  5. Ice Giants
    5.0 Stars
    Dessert
    10 Reviews View
  6. Glamour Crabs Buffet
    4.5 Stars
    Buffet
    16 Reviews View
  7. Marina Tuna
    4.5 Stars
    Seafood
    15 Reviews View
  8. Yellow Fin Seafood and Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Seafood
    10 Reviews View
  9. Claude's Le Cafe de Ville
    5.0 Stars
    Café
    7 Reviews View
  10. Army Navy
    4.5 Stars
    American
    7 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Samal Browse All

  1. Pearl Farm Beach Resort
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    27 Reviews View
  2. Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    18 Reviews View
  3. Seda Hotel Abreeza
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    21 Reviews View
  4. Eden Nature Park & Resort
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    10 Reviews View
  5. Marco Polo Davao
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    10 Reviews View
  6. Park Inn by Radisson Davao
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    8 Reviews View
  7. Green Windows Dormitel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    7 Reviews View
  8. Northcrest Resort
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    4 Reviews View
  9. Costa Marina Beach Resort
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View
  10. Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    8 Reviews View

Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Samal Browse All

  1. Davao Crocodile Park
    4.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    21 Reviews View
  2. Monfort Bat Sanctuary
    5.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    3 Reviews View
  3. Butterfly House
    5.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    2 Reviews View
  4. People’s Park
    3.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    6 Reviews View
  5. Mindanao Taoist Temple
    2.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Samal Browse All

  1. Lachi's Sans Rival Atbp.
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    32 Reviews View
  2. Pearl Farm Beach Resort
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    27 Reviews View
  3. Lyndon's World's Worst Ribs & Awful Chicken
    5.0 Stars
    International
    20 Reviews View
  4. Tiny Kitchen Creations
    4.5 Stars
    Spanish
    26 Reviews View
  5. Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps
    4.5 Stars
    Seafood
    14 Reviews View
  6. Ice Giants
    5.0 Stars
    Dessert
    10 Reviews View
  7. Glamour Crabs Buffet
    4.5 Stars
    Buffet
    16 Reviews View
  8. Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    18 Reviews View
  9. Starbucks Coffee
    4.5 Stars
    Coffee
    16 Reviews View
  10. Seda Hotel Abreeza
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    21 Reviews View