Our stay in this resort was our last getaway for Summer 2010. Saving the best for last? Yes, indeed! Pearl Farm is considered as the country's best... and it offers nothing but the best!
Among the various deluxe accommodations that the resort offers, we chose the most unique one - their samal house. We found it unique because it was built on stilts on the water. It was patterned after the houses of the Samal tribe of Mindanao, who were seafarers.
The room is air-conditioned, with separate toilet & bath, coffee & tea facilities, safety deposit box, hairdryer and cabled television.
We loved the samal house' balcony where we enjoyed watching schools of tropical fishes. Of course, it's the perfect spot to enjoy sunset and sunrise.
The room is beautifully appointed with the bright colors of pink, yellow and blue of the Samal tribe.
The breakfast buffet is a showcase of the freshest produce of the island.
The Samal House Balcony is an outstanding feature of this accommodation.
The Resort's staff/employees are all samal natives (samalenyos). You can ask them almost anything about the island. Very well-trained and very friendly and accommodating.
The beach; The Resort's Parola; The Infinity Pool; The Tropical-inspired Buffet; The landscaping - These are just some of the few notable/outstanding features of the resort that caught our eyes.
This one-hectare property is located at the southwest coastline of the Island Garden City of Samal.
Bali Bali is a semi-private resort. It operates on pre-arranged, pre-booked accommodations. No walk-ins are allowed.
We stayed in this resort last Holy Week 2010. We want to have a relaxing and very quite vacation, without going out-of-town. We came across this resort through their reservation office in Damosa Complex, where we most frequent during weekends. We were intrigued by the beautiful set up of the resort and it promises a tranquil, serene, and private stay - which was exactly what we were looking for.
Tranquility, Serenity and Privacy. Yes, we got it all! As for the price, it's a little expensive but very worth it!
We stayed in their Bali Bali Suite B - Filipiniana theme. The Suite exceeded my expectations. It was too big for me and my hubby. The whole suite, inside and out, was beautifully decorated. The matrimonial bed was very comfy and adorned with a very unique chandelier. My favorite part of the suite was the outdoor shower - really cool! And, of course, the SUPERB FOOD! Since we availed the full board package, we were able to taste and enjoy the wide variety of food in their breakfast, lunch and dinner - all buffet.
The suite has a tiny kitchen (w/sink and cooler); a living room (w/ tv); a big matrimonial bedroom; a dresser and spacious wardrobe cabinets; and an outdoor shower.
Food - Superb! You cannot afford to skip meal.
Outdoor shower - very cool!
Infinity pool - very clean and well-maintained
Staff - very accommodating and friendly.
If my hubby and I feel like escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city life, without literally going out of the city, Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort is always the first thing that comes into our minds. Why? Simply because its very near from our place, barely 15 minutes car ride and barely 10 minutes boat ride, and super affordable. No need to shell out big amount of cash just to experience an island peace over the weekend.
PREMIER PhP 3,200.00
DELUXE PhP 2,900.00
STANDARD PhP 2,300.00
Day Tour PhP 100.00
Beach Overnight PhP 250.00
Extra Bed PhP 550.00
Boat Ride (O/W) PhP 15.00/person
We stayed in one of their Deluxe Rooms for overnight only. The accommodation comes with a plated breakfast (american bfast or filipino bfast) served at the verandah of our room.
Each room/house is encased with a fence adorned by a beautiful mini garden/landscaping.
The verandah is a perfect spot for a long talk over a cup of coffee at night, before retiring to bed. Its also the perfect spot for breakfast.
First thing to notice about this resort is the kindness the staff. We arrived there but did not stay instead we just pass their place to get a ride to tour the island of Samal.
They serve food. Their rooms are clean though some of the villas are still being furnished. You have to make prior reservations so they could prepare the room where you'd like to stay.
They have a beautiful garden, an eternity pool.
It's a nice location and so nice to see the sunset during the night.Very nice white sand and clean water.I recommend that people who stay and close there are need to keep the clealiness of the beach and avoid throwing there garbage close the sea.
No pool but its great view close to the sea.
At this time you can stay only in cottages, but the Inn is rising soon. Private beach with white sand.
You feel like a tropical garden. Many birds sining in the morning. The best place for relaxtion.
Hof Gorei Beach Resort, Samal Garden Island, Davao del Norte
This report refers to my fiancée and I staying at this Resort in October 2008
Let me start with a little comment about the alleged safety issues in Davao.
As Davao is part of Mindanao, one would be forgiven for having heard about safety related issues in the News. Let me say that my fiancée is from Davao and I personally have never seen any signs of trouble and I have never felt threatened in any way, even when walking alone at night through some of the areas off the beaten track. The Mayor in Davao has addressed petty theft and drug related crime with an iron fist.
Upon arrival at the Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao, the pier used by the boats to bring you to Hof Gorei, I have to admit that “mixed feelings” where surfacing, as this location is all but pretty, if compared to the excellent facilities one finds upon arrival at the pier servicing the Pearl farm Resort.
However, after a 50 Minute ride in the Resort's own boat, all negative feelings where dispelled intimidate, once we laid eye on the beautiful surroundings of the Hof Gorei Beach Resort.
We where greeted at the Hotel's pier by the Resort Staff with a Fruit Juice and guided through some magnificent gardens directly to our accommodation.
Having had reserved one of the Beach Huts, we found our air-conditioned accommodation to be very spacious, exceptionally clean and nicely furnished in traditional style, with an accent on natural building and decorating materials.
Resort Staff, who are all very friendly and not at all intrusive, took our orders for dinner, which we where going to have served on the terrace of our own Hut, overlooking the Gardens and the Sea.
The food is, for what you can usually find in the Philippines, not the cheapest, but the quality is way above average and, let's face it, under 9$ for a Main course is still more than reasonable.
The freshwater pool, complete with swim-up bar, is beautifully illuminated at nights and is a welcome place of refreshment to cool off from the warmth.
As the Resort, which includes a nice beach, is very new and not yet well publicised, you may find, like we did, that you are sharing the place with only two or three other guests.
Whilst on the subject of beach, it should be noted that the Resort is putting quite some effort in removing any stones and rocks from the water, which had left the seabed covered in a little mud at the time we visited it. This is only natural and should resolve itself in due time. The sea is absolutely safe to swim in and a Security Guard look your safety from his Tower whilst you are swimming. According to some of the guests we spoke with, Diving and Snorkelling is supposed to be just out of this world !
All the usual Water sports activities, from diving to Jet-ski, can be catered for, as long as you arrange it a day in advance. The same is true for any Spa treatments.
If you are looking for “high-life” and Nightly Entertainment, then this place is not for you.
If, however, you are looking for a place where you can find total relaxation, paired with beautifully kept surroundings, a beach where you can roast yourself and the possibility to partake in Water sport activities, then you should seriously consider this place.
the staff are so courteous and accomodating with every request, when you call the front desk for water o katol (for free), you dont have to wait for a long time, they attend to your request immediately.
Unlike Pearl Farm Beach, The Kaputian Beach Park is primarily for local people. In fact, I am sure I was the only foreigner here. This cottage costed 400 peso. Simple bed and air conditioned. Toilet is the Philippine style, with no seat, no paper, no water, gosh!
Bed is rather a wooden table with a mat; GE Air-conditioner makes loud noise; Philippine style toilet; Shower is not working and the door knob of the bath room is broken. But some cottages and bowers were renovated in 2005. Prices Entrance fe P5/head, Aircon cottage (Good for 2) P400, Non-aircon cottage (Good for 2 P150, Dormitory type (Double deck) P100/head, Picnic shed P75, Using tent P100.
This oh-so-native looking cottage of Pearl Farm Beach Resort is inspired by the tribal crafts of Mindanao, but it does come with ultra-modern facilities inside...
The Samal cottages is selection of cottages named after the tribes found in Mindanao - Tausug, Yakan, Samal, T' boli and the like. Interiors of these cottages are inspired by the arts and crafts of the tribe they are named of, but with rich modern amenities. Fantastic!
I love the Samal house, our room got 2 twin bed, with sliding glass door to see the beautiful sunset and sunrise while inside an air conditioned room.
The cottage is built as stilt house , patterned from the sea fairing local tribes.
Outside the room is a wooden verandah that you could sit and see the crystal clear water below the house and fishes plus other colorful marine lifes.
Inside the room is a cable tv, separate shower room and comfort room.
The motif of the room is Sulu tribe inspired, with hand woven tinalak on the bed.. The house is all natural, and dominant materials used are bamboos.
If you only want to stay for a day, they also have "coconut hut"cottages for you. Though you will have to pay for the entrance for only 40pesos/person! It's reasonable though...:(
They have their own restaurant in the side of the beach and they have pretty expensive foods..
A night away from the city. Well, our house only 30 minuts away from the island but being in the island is different thing. So, a night did a great one! The room has a seaview terrace(all bungalows) overlooking the Davao gulf. Has a hot water in the bathroom. You can choose a room with a ceiling fan or an aircon. Comfy beds and a Filipino breakfast. Which the room tariffs are from 700pesos to 1,200 pesos. Very good value and I love to go back there!
Overlooking the sea..
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