With nine islands that stretch over 28,000 hectares, the Samal group of Islands is located in the gulf of Davao. Samal is an exotic and beautiful island with a coastline blessed with white sand beaches, rich marine life, amazing rock formations, mangroves and landscape elements with touches of coconut trees, fruit bearing trees and flowering plants all over the island. Amidst an exotic environment is the Pearl Farm Resort Davao located on the quiet west side of the Samal Island. It is a 40-minute boat ride away from the city and is located by a hillside cliff with lush vegetation as the resort’s ultimate backdrop.
In December 1992, the Pearl Farm was born with 19 Samal houses designed after the stilt houses of the seafaring Samal Tribe. These deluxe accommodations provide a clear view of crystal clear waters with schools of tropical fish and coral formations. Other rooms are located in the Balay Houses which are open onto a veranda overlooking the beech on a hilltop. Six luxurious two-storey Muslim-inspired Samal Suites are also located at the other end of the cove. Finally, for the ultimate private accommodation, the resort offers luxurious villas located on the nearby exclusive island of Malipano. Every room in the Pearl Farm was designed to preserve the ethnicity of nature’s surroundings but providing comfort to guests as well. All rooms are fully air-conditioned with well-stocked amenities to ensure a pleasurable guest stay.
More than the resort’s accommodations, its world-class facilities keep their guests busy during their entire stay. Savor fresh seafood and exotic fruits with the best in local and international cuisine at the Maranao Pavilion. Enjoy cocktails during a spectacular sunset and nearby by islands view at the Parola Bar which is also a perfect venue for a delightful romantic wedding ceremony. Take a dip in the resort’s two outdoor swimming pools or stay beneath the manmade waterfall that flows into a lagoon. Sports enthusiasts will never run out of things to do with water activities such as wave runner, water polo, wind surfing, speed boating, jet skiing, scuba diving, kayaking and island hopping. Tennis courts, basketball courts and fully equipped game rooms are ready to accommodate even more sports and game lovers.
The Pearl Farm Resort Davao’s attractions go much deeper than its surface pleasures. Two sunken World War II vessels await scuba divers just 60 meters off the coast of the resort. The marine life of the resort’s coast has been generously maintained from dynamite fishing with cleaned seafronts, re-planted corals and well-fed schools of fish. Its underwater life has been protected and nurtured throughout the years which make the resort a marine sanctuary.
Apparently, there are no pearls cultured in the Pearl Farm. The jewel is the resort itself with its lush tropical environment, glittering white sand beach and breathtaking nature views. Unlike the overcrowded Boracay and Laiya, there are no neighboring resorts or restaurants within walking distance. It’s just you and the island. The Pearl Farm Resort Davao’s secluded cove then makes it the perfect tropical paradise that remains an ideal retreat for any visitor.