6/8/09

Goodbye Summer With Samal Island Tour

Summer has finally ended and the cool winds and rain drops taking over the heat from the summer season. And there's no better way to say good bye to summer than spending one - day island hoping in the middle of calm and blue waters of Island Garden City of Samal.

We reached Sasa wharf 8:00 o clock in the morning. As our island hoping begins, I am thankful that I chanced upon the opportunity for island hoping in a discounted price. I really love the idea of carrying a backpack and move from one place to another and be able to do much things as you can.

Meals are not included in the package, but still its okay, since we can bring any foods we like. While onboard, you can stroll around all over the ship to breathe in the nice air and feel the sea winds against your skin.

The ship has three stops: Kaputian Beach Park - where we ate our lunch, San Remegio, and Cannibad Island.

Although it is not a class- A cruise, but still you can get the luxurious feel of the ship and at the same time get to visit an island and pack in as much activities while the ship on docked cycling around the island. We have seen the Rainbow Breeze Resort along with Bluejaz Beach Resort. There are many people enjoying a weekend stay at Paradise Beach Resort.

We also passed by in the so- called Wishing Island. The beach resort that amazed me so much is Pearl Farm Beach Resort while on its right side is the Malipano Island. I can't help but told myself someday I want to spend one day or two on Pearl Farm Beach Resort.

Our first stop was in Kaputian Beach Park. It is being developed into a beach park by the government while it has the lowest rates in town. A picnic lunch in this beach park is the best activity while sitting ala "cowboy" with its fine white sand.

to be continued....

5/28/09

Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Island Garden City of Samal

Pearl Farm Beach Resort
There's no doubt Barcelo Pearl Farm Beach Resort is one of the best resorts in Davao City area. It is located on the western shore of the Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte. Since this area is in the western side of the island, viewers can witness the spectacular sun set.

It was named as Pearl Farm because it was 1958 this area is a spot for cultivation of pearls. Thousands of oyster were brought in this place from Sulu and grown in here to produce pink, white and gold pearls. But today, Pearl Farm Beach Resort now is a world - class Triple - A resort and can be reached by a 45 - minute boat ride from Davao City.

The area is composed of 14 hectares, including the Malipano Island half a kilometer to the west. Pearl Farm now has 73 units of accommodations 73 units of accommodations, a three-hole golf course, tennis court, and plenty of water to go to kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, jet skiing, and water skiing according to Pearl Farm Beach Resort review.

Guests can also enjoy the free Wi - Fi aside from the rich marine life, different rock formations and different flowering plants in this area.

4/29/09

Talicud Island: A Complete Package for the Weary

Isla Reta in Talicud Island

It was cloudy Saturday afternoon when I and my companion arrived at Talicud Island. Perhaps the sun is too shy that time and wants to hide on thick clouds. But that kind of weather inspires me to play healthy ideas on my mind while waited for the sun to shine up, so we can witness the spectacular view together.

Before I have always thought of Samal as an expensive escape and only accommodates those who can afford it. How wrong I was, the Talicud Island had all the elements needed for a perfect gateaway for the weary soul at a very cheap price. There are many places to choose from and many activities like water sports, eco tours in beaches or waterfalls, just name it Samal has it.

Going to Talicudd Island is just a little over one hour boat ride so you don't need to hurry. For me, it is a sin not to enjoy the beautiful array of beaches in Talicud Island as the main attraction. One of the beaches in Talicud Island is Isla Reta Beach Resort. It has a white sand beach and serene environment enough to name it a paradise for lonely soul and want a silent escape. The warm welcomed of Llanos Beach Resort made me think to visit this beach resort over and over again.

Next to Llanos Beach Resort was Dayang Beach Resort. This beach resort comes in wide surroundings so each guest has enough boundaries to savour the beauty of natue. Last but not the least, the Babu Santa Beach Resort. This white sand beach resort is one of the simplest beach resorts in Samal Island that offers the sun and the beach for snorkeling, kayaking, and any kind of water sports.

Visiting Talicud Island for one day was not enough for me but nevertheless, it was definitely an unforgettable trip.

For more infos and photos you can visit Samal Beaches.

3/8/09

Traveling The Beautiful Mindanao

Traveling around is one of my favorite things to do. That's why I come up to this Beautiful Mindanao web page. I know that most people are scared of traveling around Mindanao. Thus, they missed half of their life. :) Saying this, because there are many beautiful spots here in Mindanao that you hardly seen in other places.

I'm not telling that I only want to explore the down part of Mindanao, I am considering to visit up there. But this time I am limiting this niche for my favorite beautiful spots here in Mindanao. My hope you can come with me as I travel around Mindanao to present to you those beautiful spots as what I've said.

This niche also gives you ideas that Mindanao is of course, a safe place to travel and live on. Maybe, some news giving you bad impression with this place, but still I preferred Mindanao as the Promise Land. Feel free to ask me what beautiful places nice to visit, or you can simply ask me to feature some places. Thank you