Wondering where to have the perfect getaway from the tension of the fast pace urban life? One of my highly recommended vacation destinations in the southern Philippines is Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Davao. It is an awe-inspiring beauty in a secluded area on the Island Garden City of Samal which makes it the complete escape from the hustle and bustle of city living. The beauty of Pearl Farm Beach Resort is comparable to Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin with an addition of a luscious white sand, other amenities – and it is more concealed from the greater public.
Just ignore the long name of Island Garden City of Samal – it is commonly known as “Samal” which is a couple of kilometers away from the mainland. But since Pearl Farm Beach Resort is located in the southwestern coast of the island, travelling by outrigger (locally known as “bangka”) takes 45-50 minutes. They have their own docking area which makes it more private and appealing.
When going to Pearl Farm Beach Resort, even if you’re still a kilometer away, you will get very excited once you see the cottages found near the shores and eager to get out from the boat and feel the tremendous beauty of this paradise.
Nestled in a fourteen hectare of exotic white sand, with a beautiful expanse of scenery, Pearl Farm Beach Resort was named such because it used to be where thousands of white-lipped oysters from Sulu Sea are shipped, then cultivated for their pink, white and gold pearls. Now, it is a place of complete bliss and delight and peace, enticing both locals and foreigners to stay for a couple of days to a week or even up to a month.
For those who love water activities, Pearl Farm Beach Resort provides activities such as wind surfing, water polo, jet skiing, water skiing, banana boat rides and scuba diving, sea kayaks, hobie cats and wave runners. Located less than a hundred meters away from the resort, the two sunken World War II Japanese vessels are perfect for scuba divers to discover. The surrounding area near the beach is a marine sanctuary and has been protected and nurtured in the past few years. For those who want to play tennis, the tennis court is available both morning and night time. If you want the complete healing and wellness effect for the mind, body and spirit, the Ylang-ylang Spa can accommodate you.
Some of the more notable things about Pearl Farm Beach Resort is that the boat transfer is always according to schedule, they always have excellent services, and the staffs are very accommodating. If you want to go around the resort, the provide an electric car with a driver because of the huge land area the resort occupies.
The high-end accommodations of Pearl Farm Beach Resort are designed based from the homes of Samal and Maranao ethnicities with most roofs and walls covered with bamboos. Tourists have a choice of guestrooms, suites, cottages and exclusive villas totaling to 73. Each room has a fine detail and wondrous view of the islands respectable essence.
Pearl Farm Beach Resort Rates
Balay house – $150++
Samal house – $230 ++
Mandaya house – $260 ++
Samal suite – $350 ++
Sunset suite – $330 ++
*3 bedroom (max of 6 adults) – $580 ++
*4 bedroom (max of 8 adults) – $680 ++
Extra bed - $45 ++
***Prices are subject to change and promo rates are available at Pearl Farm Beach Resort’s official website.
Dining at Pearl Farm Beach Resort
A choice of sumptuous Filipino and International Cuisine with fresh seafood is available at Maranao Restaurant. Abundance of a wide array of sea creatures as well as tropical fruits in the island gives Pearl Farm Beach Resort the chance to serve them fresh to the visitors. Short mixed drinks are available at Parola Bar with a terrific view of the ocean and nearby islands. If you want to be more soulful while taking your food and drinks with your loved ones, you can choose to have it under the stars or near the shores.
If you order the food by menu, the choices of food is lesser compared to availing the buffet but of course the latter is much expensive.
At Davao International Airport, a couple of Pearl Farm Beach Resort banners are seen. There’s also a brochure found at the help desk of the airport. Grab one to see the latest promotions and packages offered by the resort. Inside the malls, such as Gaisano Mall of Davao, there are marketing consultants, in a strategic area, that can help you with your queries and concerns. They also provide a couple of leaflets for an overview of the resort and the latest packages they offer.
Pearl Farm Beach Resort can be contacted at their Davao office at telephone numbers (+63)(82) 221-9970 / 221-9979. They can also be contacted through their Manila office at telephone numbers (+63)(2) 750-1896 / 750-1898 / 893-2093. Alternatively, you can check their website at http://www.pearlfarmresort.com/ for more information and use their contact form and reservation form.