March 16, 2012.
Read this and you'll know why this was an expensive day for us!
Pearl Farm Beach Resort is a world-class beach resort in Samal Island off the coast of Davao City. Only 45 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is a hideaway.
Okay, this is our 7th day of vacation. we've been to different places, like cagayan de oro and camiguin, we tried white water rafting with Kagay, tried the coldest beer in CDO, go for the "wet city tour" in camiguin, beach bum at white island, we also visited davao crocodile park and maxima island aqua fun in samal island! therefore, we're running out of budget! boo! xave and i brought Php28,000 and we only have Php7000 left in my pocket.
We were hesitant to go to Pearl Farm Beach Resort since its already Friday and Day Tour costs freaking' Php2500 per person! But then, we're here at Davao, and we definitely don't want to miss Pearl Farm Beach Resort.
When we were still at Maxima Aqua Fun, we asked some locals if they can recommend someone who can take us (by land) to Pearl Farm. They told us that we can ride the motorcycle (habal-habal) or we can ride the tricycle Php400, but we need to walk from time to time since the roads heading to Pearl Farm were unpaved. Due to budget constraints, we chose to ride the tricycle.
We arrived at Pearl Farm Beach Resort by 7:30am (that's almost an hour travel from Maxima Aqua Fun) and they accommodated us.They checked our reservations ( special thanks to Rio for paying our reservations in advanced) and then they sent the service to take us to the front desk.
Upon check in, we were given free welcome drinks (pineapple juice. lol). By the way, we're only on a Day Tour trip.
We had a lot of time taking pictures. Mike and xave went to the other end of the resort only to find out they were playing billiards at the Game Room.
What I loved most about Pearl Farm was the staff everyone was friendly and accommodating. They would always smile and greet us like "hello" or "good morning".
The pool and the beach area was clean and well maintained.
|the other pool|
While we went up to check the Hilltop rooms and the fantastic view.
We were advised that Lunch buffet starts by 11:00am-3:00pm. No one is allowed to bring foods or drinks, aside from bottled water. We were so tired and hungry, we haven't even had our breakfast! We had no choice but to wait!
Lunch Time! Beware: A can of coke costs Php95! ridiculously overpriced! lol
I was so full i can't even walk or stand or speak! I felt like i was dying..no! i'm not exaggerating. I went to the toilet ( do i really need to include this??) and decided to sleep.
Beware: Boredom kills! As you can see,( see photo above ) by 12:30pm we have nothing to do! We were so bored, we can't go to their "mini beach" or swim to their infinity pool as there were no shades of trees nearby! Too bad, we didn't see thing coming. We felt like we just wasted our entire day, and of course, the money we spent. Feels like we just paid Php2500 for the lunch buffet. I guess, this place is for couples who likes to be alone for a romantic getaway.
By 2:30 pm, we decided to swim since we don't want to waste our hard earned money even if the sun was was too high to burn our skin! We just enjoyed the infinity pool and took a lot of pictures. Aside from that, also need to be on the boat by 4:00pm.
I'll definitely come back here, if its FREE!!
Day tour Rates as of March 16, 2012
Monday- Thursday : Php1850
You can also check
For our fourth day of tour: White Island, Camiguin
For our fifth day of tour: Davao Crocodile Park
For our sixth day of tour: Maxima Aqua Fun, Samal Island