6 Best Island Resorts In Samal, Davao - Updated 2022


The Philippines has over 7,000 islands, and one of these is the so-called Island Garden City of Samal. Located off the coast of Davao del Norte in the southern part of the country, the island is the ideal destination if you ever feel the need for some time away from the big city. Popular activities on the island include beach hopping, snorkeling, checking out the fruit bats at Monfort Bat Sanctuary, and circumnavigating the entire island by motorbike. Additionally, since this island is near Davao City, don’t miss top local attractions, such as Davao Crocodile Park, the Philippine Eagle Center, Museo Dabawenyo, and Lake Agco. If you’re up for a more challenging activity, test your mettle and climb Mount Apo. If you’re itching for a short but energizing break from city life or looking for someplace new to discover, check out the best island resorts in Samal, Davao, below.

1. Seascape Inland Resort

Located further inland, Seascape Inland Resort promises a great stay with its string of resort amenities, stunning location, and five-star service. Perched on a hill, it’s a little more secluded compared to other accommodations. There are only five rooms spread across the resort, guaranteeing peace, privacy, and a feeling of exclusivity.

The best spot in the resort is the outdoor pool area, where you can cool off and enjoy refreshing views of the sea at the same time. To start your day right, treat yourself to their continental breakfast.

Seascape Inland Resort

Address: Circumferencial Road, Purok 3 Barangay Catagman, Babak District - Samal Island, Davao City, Philippines, 8119

2. Secdea Beach Resort

Posted by Secdea Beach Resort on Thursday, January 10, 2013

If you don’t want to leave your resort while in Samal, check out Secdea Beach Resort. A sprawling development located in the neighborhood of San Isidro, this island resort has everything, including an inflatable obstacle course right off the beach, a string of private huts in front of the white sand beach, and a mangrove forest you can explore.

The resort offers various rooms for all types of travelers. There are family rooms that can fit as many as 12 people and 2-bedroom lodging, to name a few. Room rates are inclusive of breakfast.

Secdea Beach Resort

Address: San Isidro, Babak, Island Garden City of Samal

Price: from 4,000 PHP (79 USD)

Star Rating: 3 Stars

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3. Hof Gorei Beach Resort (from USD 85)

Tucked in a quiet cove on the western coast of Samal is Hof Gorei Beach Resort. This boutique-style establishment is best known on the island for the royal treatment it offers. This comes in the form of an on-call butler service for everyone staying in the island resort and cozy beach accommodations, such as waterfront cabanas, “buddy houses” that are great for large groups, and Salzburg-inspired chalets up in the hilltops with breathtaking views of the ocean.

Facilities include boat charters, a hydrotherapy outdoor pool, an on-site bar, and function rooms.

Hof Gorei Beach Resort Davao

Wifi Available

Address: Kaputian Disctrict, Adecor, Island Garden of Samal, Davao del Norte
Accommodates: 2

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

4. Pearl Farm Beach Resort (from USD 258)

Pearl Farm Beach Resort is undoubtedly Samal’s crowning jewel. This expansive island resort features Islam-inspired guest rooms and suites perched high up on a hilltop, surrounded by dense greenery. However, if you want to stay in a room closer to the water, check out their stilt shelters. If privacy is what you really want, book a room in their private island, Malipano, and stay at a villa that comes with butler service.

Feast at Maranao restaurant, take pictures in their iconic boardwalk, and sign up for water excursions at their activity center.

5. Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort (from USD 56)

Located right on the beach and steps from the crystalline waters that surround the island is Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort. It offers authentic Filipino-style beach accommodations with private balconies and terraces, comfortable linens and beds, and more. There’s an on-site restaurant that serves an array of cuisines, including Asian and American dishes. Previous guests have noted the warm reception they received from the resort’s staff— a hallmark of Filipino hospitality.

Just 25 km (15.5 mi) from this property is Philippine Eagle Center.

6. Club Samal Resort (from USD 79)

Club Samal Resort is one of the more secluded lodgings on the entire island, featuring a distinct air of exclusivity and privacy. It also occupies a great location— a boat ride away from SM Lanang Premier and within walking distance from Monfort Bat Sanctuary. There are only 54 guest rooms and suites in this resort, most of which feature pool views, balconies, and air-conditioning, perfect for staying cool in the Philippines’ hot weather.

On-site amenities include an outdoor pool, a restaurant, a bar and lounge, and free Wi-Fi in common areas. Overall, this resort is the perfect off-grid hideout.

Club Samal Resorts Development Inc

Address: Purok 7, Brgy Caliclic Babak District, Samal, Davao Region, PHL, 8119

It's a breeze getting to Samal

Although it’s an island, Samal is perhaps one of the most accessible island destinations in the Philippines. You can access the island from Davao City multiple times a day through the network of boats that ply the established waterway. Some resorts also offer charter boat services so you won’t have to wait for other passengers.

For a wonderful experience here, stay in one of the above island resorts in Samal, Davao.

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