Bluejaz Water Park

Circumferential Rd., Samal, Davao del Norte

Bluejaz Water Park
3.0 Stars

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars

I've been going to the beach quite a lot these past months. Thirty shades later, I found myself basking under the sun at Samal Island again. But instead of going to Paradise Island, R and I opted to try BlueJazz Beach Resort with some of his colleagues.

Hello, Bluejazz Beach Resort and Waterpark.

I was really iffy to visit this resort at first after seeing all the not so nice photos on TripAdvisor. As a traveler who's quite particular with the washroom's cleanliness, mortified is a very mild term to use when I saw the rooms' shower and toilet. But everything was settled and it was too late to back out. I just hoped that the renovations mentioned in some reviews did happen.

We got to the wharf a bit past 3 p.m. and we were lucky to have the boat all to ourselves. The trip to the island took about 5 minutes as the resort is just straight across from the wharf.

One of the staff quickly assisted us with our heavy bags and ushered us to our room.

And it was actually nicer than in the photos I saw. The bed sheets looked clean and the washroom was not as bad as I thought.

It was a pretty basic room. It would have been nicer though if there were hooks to hang your wet towels and a mirror to check how burnt you are.

We decided to head to the beach first and swim a bit before heading to the pool. It was low tide that afternoon but the water was starting to rise at 5 p.m..

The water was perfect that afternoon. However, I had to wear aqua shoes to protect my feet from rocks. We spent about an hour swimming around and looking for fish before we decided to head back to try the pool.

I had more fun at the pool as there are two giant water slides! The local kids were so friendly and even gave us tips on how to slide faster. We slid around 4 to 5 times because of those kids. Peer pressure?

We rushed back to the dining hall when we found out that our dinner was ready. We had two boodle fights for the group.

Though the food was just so-so, dinner was made memorable by the amazing fire dance.

The dancers did two performances that night. At the end of each performance, guests were invited to have their photos taken beside the fire dancers while they do some tricks.

It took me a while before I said yes as I was petrified! And no, I won't post my photo here as I really looked scared.

After the spectacular show, we had some drinks with R's colleagues till midnight. I really liked that they didn't charge us corkage for the drinks we brought.

Our call time for our island hopping tour was 7:30 a.m. so we decided to have breakfast as early as 6:30 a.m.. I had Daing na Bangus while R opted to go for Corned Beef. We both requested for iced chocolate instead of hot chocolate for our drinks.

Food was pretty good. I really enjoyed my meal that I finished everything!

Our effort to wake up early was not rewarded though as the boat came late. It was almost 9 a.m. when the boat arrived. Apparently, it had to head back to the city proper to buy gas for the boat and it took them a long time to return.

The boat ride took an hour before we got to our first snorkeling stop. But it was worth the trip as we saw a lot of fish and nice corals.

The second stop was an island where we had to pay PHP300 docking fee. It was totally not worth it though as the place was crowded that we ended up just swimming by the boat. (Plus I got annoyed by some irresponsible travelers who fished out some starfish just to play with it.)

The last stop was a bust too as Angel's Island had a lot of rubbish floating around. It was so nasty that we didn't even bother to go down.

We rushed back to the resort and arrived quarter to 12. Luckily, the staff were so nice to let us extend for another half an hour to shower.

We had to wait for the boat again after checking out and it caused us to panic a bit as we were trying to catch the 2 p.m. ferry schedule of Pearl Farm (and we had to be there half an hour early for check-in). It was a good thing though that the two wharves are just 5 minutes away from each other.

Overall though, it was an okay resort. The slides and fire dance made our visit memorable. Our group package costed a bit less than PHP30,000 (or PHP2,500/head) and that includes two air-conditioned dorm type room for 6 and one air-conditioned room for 2, four meals (lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and breakfast the next day), use of pool and beach, and island hopping (consisting of 3 islands). Not a bad deal right?

Note: If you are very particular with accommodations, you wouldn't like this place. But budget travelers will appreciate this bang for the buck resort.

Bluejazz Beach Resort and Waterpark is located at Purok II, Barangay Caliclic, Babak District, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte.

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Jemimah G.
2.0 Stars

We rented their white house on our stay there. It has three spacious rooms and two CRs.

Room - so-so
The room is okay, above average, as expected since it's quite expensive. However, the AC in one of the rooms is not working. There may be something wrong with the thermostat.

Restroom - ❌
Pros: Spacious plus bathtub
Cons: weird use of space. It's very spacious however the toilet is very cramped, with a divided space for the shower. In the shower area, there's an open door which leads to the balcony. It's closed from the outside, thanks God. Btw, the shower is not working. But we do have hot water. 128512

Food - ❌
It took them more than an hour to serve our food. Each time! And i'm not exaggerating, i've timed it. We ordered our dinner at 8:23 pm and received it at 9:25 pm, it's not even complete. My officemates waited for their food even longer so we ended sharing what was served.

Activities - ✅
Their redeeming factor. Since we rented the white house, the zip line is for free. We also tried the banana boat and the owner is very generous and allowed at least 4 of us to enjoy the jetski free of charge. We enjoyed it so much!

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Naihj G.
2.0 Stars

Better to hitch small beach resorts in the island than stay here... it is usually pay here pay there resorts plus service disfunctional even their boat people are all angsters who always in a hurry. Damn!!!

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April V.
2.0 Stars

On our first night in Davao, we stayed here.

I ended up booking a room here because my cousin told me about their slide and when I checked their website, the rooms looked decent.

I honestly didn't know a better resort in this area... and I just booked in haste because the rest of the trip, we we'll be staying in my uncle's place.

The room we had was small, it had a queen bed and they put in two single mattress for the extra persons. It was weird because I was expecting two queen beds like in the photos and in the room beside us (I saw it when they walked out. LOL)

The bathroom was really 128078128078128078. It was tiny and old. Couldn't even take a picture! Our room, Jasmin 3, is very different from the one beside it. Maybe they haven't done renovations for it yet but for its price, it wasn't worth it. 128078

Their food service was also bad! We had to wait over an hour for our food to arrive! That happened thrice! Dinner, breakfast and lunch the next day! But since we learned our lesson after dinner, we ordered in advance for the next two meals. Still, we waited a bit long. 128531

The beach in Samal is nice though. Their waters are really clear. It's just sad that there are plenty of trash. 128542

Regarding the slide, which we went there for, the pool after the fall is just 3 feet deep, so you can't really go "head first" or whatever. Corny. 128541

If you want to stay in Samal, I think Paradise Island is a better option.9996

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Kerv S.
3.0 Stars

Vodka in a mango drink.

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Heart Jhoy B.
2.0 Stars

Last time went here I met a guest who said his bed was infested with fleas.....I haven't been back since!

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Jenny T.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Archie P.
5.0 Stars

ang taas ng slide sa pool nila :))

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