Definitely the most popular beach resort among the locals of Davao. Located in Samal island off the coast of Davao it owe’s its huge visitor base to it’s accessibility, friendly staff, affordable price, pristine waters and powdery white sand.
It’s parking area and jump off point is located near the old airport in the Lanang area. You will feel secure leaving your car in the parking lot because it is guarded 24 hours.
At the jump off point you will ride on a 20 capacity boat which will take you for a 7 minute boat ride to the resort. The fare for the ride is Php 10.00/head. But you need a minimum of 7 passengers before the boat will take off. If you can’t wait that long, you can pay for the entire boat ride by yourself, which will cost Php 70.00. Access to the resort however is only from 5 AM to 5PM due to strict Coast Guard restrictions. Entrance fee costs Php 60.00/head, from there you are free to use the tables and chairs as well as roam around the zoo.
Because of its proximity to the city, one could actually go there on a lunch break and enjoy a meal there then just have about enough time to head on back to work. It pays however to come there early as their cooking is dastardly slow. I am going to assume that some TLC is being done during the cooking hence the long wait. *snicker*
You will be amazed at how obssessed the staff are with cleanliness as you will immediately notice the absence of litter in the area. Not to mention the constant raking of the fine sand at the beach to maintain the symmetry of the beach front.
You will notice how long they have been at the resort business as they have perfected the craft of customer service and making the guest feel welcome. Upon arrival, the guard will assist you and even call a porter to help carry your baggage on the boat. At the resort itself people will assist you to carry your things into your table.
Definitely a trip to Davao is not complete without visiting Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort
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