Travel Mindanao: Pearl Farm – Samal Island

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Whenever tourists hear other tourists mention “Mindanao”, a different kind of reaction is sent off. I cannot blame some as the news, may it be local or international would depict unrest in this part of the Philippines.

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Davao has always been a destination for me, I have relatives that live there. It holds a special place in my heart as this is where one of my aunts is laid to rest and where my first cousins are. Made a few friends as well as work allows me to travel there from time to time. The seafood is amazing and tuna is to die for, but much more the safety Davao offers. I could walk around the streets at night without worrying much about it or ride the taxi having in mind that I would not get duped of my change. But this is not entirely about Davao.

Unbeknownst to some and I am not generalizing of course as some of you would do your own research but Mindanao is home to a lot of beautiful places to explore. One of which is the Samal Island or officially known as the Island Garden of Samal. This island boasts a lot of resorts with white sands to boost – one of which is Pearl Farm Beach Resort.

The first time I have been to Pearl Farm Beach Resort was back in 2014 and the first impression was in one word – relaxing.

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Chasing sunsets on the beach has always been my escape – no matter how contradicting that may sound. Sunsets, for the most part, promises me of great tomorrows and I have chased a couple in my travels and the one in Pearl Farm always give me that peace.

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I have visited this resort the fourth time this year and the feeling has remained the same, if not heightened. The battle of whether to sleep with the wind blowing at your face or swim with different species of fish has always been in the itinerary – either way I have always achieved calm and peace in Pearl Farm.

I am not paid to write this article about them but I encourage anyone who is having doubts in stepping foot in “Mindanao” to reconsider. The staff in Pearl Farm Beach Resort would always have a smile on their faces, greeting you whether a good morning, good afternoon or evening whenever they pass you by. The breakfast buffet and the ala carts for lunch and dinner are something to look forward to and my personal favorite, the home made banana ice cream.

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I could tell you more, but I will leave it up to your curiosity to visit.

How do you get there? Book a flight to Davao and from the airport it takes about 20-25 minutes to Pearl Farm’s own Marina. They have their own private boat for all their guests that leaves 10AM and 2PM for the island that takes about 45 minutes to reach. Should you wish to get a taste of calm, you may check https://www.pearlfarmresort.com/ for more details.

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