Top 5 Beach Resorts In Samal Island, Philippines - Updated 2024

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Take a ferry from Sasa Wharf in Davao City to the stunning island of Samal. A 45-minute cruise will leave you mesmerized by the varied landscape, spectacular sunshine, and turquoise waters that surround this picturesque destination. Also known as Island Garden City, this stunning paradise boasts breathtaking reefs and tranquil waters that lure plenty of tourists to get away from their daily routine. While here, you can spend your days snorkeling to your heart’s content, soaking in the sun from one of its idyllic beaches, or exploring many of its natural wonders. One of them is Monfort Bat Sanctuary, which offers unique sightings of fruit bats. Planning for a vacation to this magical place? You’ll need a spot of your own, better if it provides easy access to the island’s shores. Here’s our pick of the best beach resorts in Samal Island, Philippines.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 08, 2024.

1. Hof Gorei Beach Resort Davao (from USD 71)

Enjoy your stay at the Hof Gorei Resort, where you’ll be just a few steps from the beach. This stunning resort features beautiful bungalows with modern creature comforts such as air conditioning, a minibar, and a flat-screen TV.

These accommodations also feature a private bathroom and a balcony or a terrace. From here, guests can go fishing on three mini lakes or at Hof Gorei Wharf. After a fun day out, guests can wind down with a massage and beauty treatment on the tropical grounds. A bar and restaurant are also available.

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Hof Gorei Beach Resort Davao

Wifi Available

Address: Kaputian Disctrict, Adecor, Island Garden of Samal, Davao del Norte
2.15 km (1.4 mi) from Sabang Cliff

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

2. Bali Bali Beach Resort (from USD 110)

Nesting on a sandy beach along the Davao Gulf, this 3.5-star resort sits just 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) from the terminal ferry, making it convenient for those who wish to explore the rest of the island. It also boasts modest rooms with flat-screen TVs and coffee machines.

Select suites feature a sitting area, while upgraded suites and cottages offer elegantly furnished living rooms as well as minifridges and balconies with beach views. Shared facilities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a spa, and a games room.

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Bali Bali Beach Resort

Address: Brgy. Catagman, Samal Island, Babak District - Samal Island, Davao City, Philippines
10.91 km (6.8 mi) from Sabang Cliff

3. Chema's by the Sea Beach Resort (from USD 145)

Stay in this rustic 3-star resort that’s found on a private beach just 8.6 miles (14 kilometers) away from Hagimit Falls Nature Park. A stunning resort that blends nature with modern amenities, it features Balinese-inspired cottages and cabanas with hardwood floors and exposed brick walls.

All accommodations have flat-screen cable TVs, a minifridge, and a furnished outdoor dining area with garden views. Guests can also enjoy access to the bar and the infinity pool.

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Chema's by the Sea Beach Resort

Address: Limao, Babak District - Samal Island, Davao City, Philippines, 8000
14.82 km (9.3 mi) from Sabang Cliff

4. Island Garden Resort in Pangubatan (from USD 14)

If you’re looking for an off-the-grid hideout where you can enjoy nature and the beach, then check out this 3-star resort in Pangubatan. A gem for those who wish to explore the island, this resort offers a private beach in a tranquil spot away from the crowd.

Let the crashing waves of the ocean lull you to sleep in one of its modest rooms that come with plush beds and a simple couch. Guests will also have access to a soothing massage, a game room, and a garden.

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Island Garden Resort in Pangubatan

Address: Bgy. Pangubatan, Kaputian, Igacos, Kaputian District - Samal Island, Davao City, Philippines, 8000
8.3 km (5.2 mi) from Sabang Cliff

5. Canibad Secret Paradise Resort (from USD 84)

Reserve a space in this quiet resort and enjoy affordable accommodation less than a 30-minute drive from Samal. A perfect launchpad from where you can easily explore the rest of the area, guests will enjoy proximity to other small towns such as San Agustin, which is also half an hour away.

Facing the beachfront in Aumbay, this resort boasts modest rooms with plush beddings for a comfortable rest. Additionally, guests here will enjoy an à la carte breakfast every morning. Other popular facilities include a grill, a bar and terrace, and a waterpark.

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7.1 User Rating

Address: Brgy. Aundanao, Igacos Dist., Island Garden City of Samal
14.36 km (9.0 mi) from Sabang Cliff

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning Family rooms

Explore Samal's beaches

Indeed, Samal is a beautiful island in the Philipines with plenty of idyllic beaches to explore. When opting for a beach resort, be sure to stay in one that meets all your needs. Choose one from the list above and start planning your holiday.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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