March 15, 2012
We were informed that the first boat to Pearl Farm leaves at around 8:30am. Wake up call was 6:00am. We prepared our things then ate breakfast. Too bad, it was too traffic on our way to Sasa Wharf, Davao City. We arrived there at exactly 8:15am, (cab was Php200), only to find out that we have no reservations. We really thought that we were able to reserved. Another thing is that, the boat already left and the next boat to arrive is 1:00pm. Another day of bad luck!
Our itinerary should be like this:
March 15,2012 - Pearl Farm
March 16, 2012 - Maxima Aqua Fun, Samal Island.
We have no choice but to detour! I immediately called Maxima Aqua Fun if we can still get our reservations. They informed us then that the boat leaves by 9:00am. It was already 8:30 that time and there were no cabs on the way. Sasa Wharf is too far from Sta. Ana wharf! Boo! I talked to the contact person and asked if they can wait for us for 5-10 minutes.
It was sooo traffic and we already lost our hopes. We will be wasting an entire freaking day! I kept on calling the contact person to wait for us. They told us that they will be leaving at exactly 9:10.
We arrived 9:08am! What a blessing! We were also on the same boat TV5! They'll be visiting Maxima Aqua Fun to shoot!
Maxima Aqua Fun is located at Penaplata, IGACOS which is a booming area of Samal because of its close parameter to the wharf. Maxima Aqua Fun Resort does not have a shoreline. Instead it's on a cliff's edge, smoothed down by steps, that extends towards the water, creating a rather dramatic effect during sunset.
They have this really really long water slide, that drops you down 120 feet deep! No! Not in a hundred years i'll be trying this slide! course' i have no plans of dying yet!
I'm still on the right mind, i just had my picture taken for blogging purposes! lol. Xave, Mike and Tanya tried this slide, but not me! Btw, everybody needs to wear life vests since the water is 120feet.
The resort offers well-maintained facilities, safe amenities, good service to enjoy!
You can try:
Trampoline Slide: A big no no for me!
Diving! A no no for me too! I'm scared of heights!
Kayaking: I can do this but i have no time. It's too hot!
You can also rent the Banana boat or go diving or go Parasailing!
Facilities :Canopy Walk
Free use of lifevest
Free Tables and Chairs
Clean Comfort Room
- Entrance Fee
- Package 1 (Can use all facilities except Canopy walk) - Php 200
- Package 2 (with canopy Walk) - Php 250
- Children Rate (2 - 10 years old) - Php 150
- Camping Overnight - Php 350 per head
- Tent(Good for 3)- Php 350
- Aquafun cottage(Maximum of 4) - Php 1,800
- Bigote dormitory - Php 500 per head
- Jetski - P3500 per hour
- Jetski with banana boat (max of 6 pax) - P4,000 per hour
- Banana boat ride (max of 6 pax) - P250.00 per 15 mins.
- Kayak boat (max of 2 pax) - P300 per hour
We had a lot of fun staying at Maxima Aqua Fun! More fun and excitement on a budget! I was just disappointed that there was no electricity that night for an hour. Good thing they have generators.
Tip: there's a store at the top, so you need to climb the stairs and i swear that its tiring!