Sunday, April 28, 2013
Seagrass Beach Resort
City: Island Garden City of Samal
I prefer going to resorts during weekdays, because for one, you have the resort all to yourself. And for that, it was good that when we visited Seagrass there were not much "bakasyonista's" yet. And we were on time, and a day early because the following day their resort would be crowded with hikers as they were booked for the next three days. Samal has a Mountain and they go to that mountain for a pre-climb before jumping off to Mt. Apo.
Anyhow, this is a fairly new resort. They have a good customer service, and two pools to boot. A day tour would cost you around Php 150/head, inclusive of the beach, and the 3ft. swimming pool. Plus an additional Php 150, should you want to take a swim at their 5ft. swimming pool and their long slide. Php 500 for the cottages.
They have a large serving for the food, which tastes good and comes with a reasonable price. It's not priced as a resort but something you can usually get from restaurants in the city. And their water bottles are priced reasonably well at around Php 15.
The resort is actually designed for large gatherings which is often good for a Filipino culture due to our various reunions during holidays. It is still being developed, when we went there, the resort wasn't even a month old yet.
They have large parking spaces in front of their villas should you want to stay overnight. It's also quiet accessible should you go for commute.
Just take the Island Express bus which would cost at around Php 40/head. Then you step off the bus at the Davao Central Warehouse (you can always ask the conductor to tell you when it's your stop). And then from there you can hire a motorcycle to head off for Seagrass, for around Php 10/head. If it's only you using the motorcycle they might charge an extra.
The beach is perfect for relaxation (again, if there's not much people around). There are good shady areas where you can just lounge and maybe write and chill out. :)
Conversations with my friend:
Me: Eeeep. So many grass in the sea!! Bakit marami dito?
Friend: Kaya nga seagrass eh... gets?
Haha. Yeah, the sea is filled with sea grass when the tide kicks in. Also the sand is kinda slimy, maybe because they just uprooted the seagrass and thus the algae is sticking.. i'm not so sure. But, when you wade in the sea... it's not rocky, it's quiet slippery and slimy. But, still an okay place to swim. :)