Samal Island Resorts and Travel Guide

Samal Island Resorts have increased significantly and are flourishing as more and more visitors are flocking the island each year. The people’s growing awareness of its beautiful beaches and the kind of attention it’s getting online and in magazines continues to spark the interest of many visitors of the Mindanao region to discover more of its beauty. According to Sun Star Davao newspaper, Samal Island had 255,000 tourists in 2013 which is a big increase compared to the 250,000 on 2012. The resort owners are positive that more visitors will come this 2014.

Samal Island Resorts - Malipano Villas

Pearl Farm Beach Resort’s Malipano Villas

Samal Island Resorts - Golden Bay Resort and Spa

Golden Bay Resort and Spa

During our visit to Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Kaputian, we’ve seen several other beach resorts along the way. It’s not a surprise since this island is rich with white sand beach around it and its sea has gentle waves since it’s nestled inside the Davao Gulf. Given the chance to visit Davao City again, we might try another one of Samal Island’s fantastic beach resorts and even tour around the island more.

Samal Island Resorts and Travel Guide

Tiki Beach Resort plus an unknown resort.


Samal Island Resorts List

Alohamoana Resort
Purok 7, Calilic, Babak
Contact No: +63(927) 358-1489

Ana Marina
Brgy Balet, Babak District
Contact No: +63(82) 299-2992, +63(82) 299-0807

Babusanta Beach Resort
Linusotan, Talicud, Kaputian District
Contact No: +63(918) 726-1466

Bali-Bali Beach Resort
Brgy. Catagman, Island Garden City of Samal, Philippines
Contact No: +63 82 234 6415

Blue Jaz Beach Resort and Water Park
Brgy Caliclic, Babak District
Contact No: +63(82) 302-8411, 082 303-1117, USA (727) 498-0215

Bluewaters Village Resort
Limao, Samal Island
Contact No: +63(82) 303-2618, 0919 337-6987

Budyong Beach Resort
Brgy Camudmud, Babak District
Contact: On Site

Buenavista Island Resort
Ligid Island
Brgy Balet, Babak District
Contact No: +63(82) 298-0193, +63(82) 297-1432

Caliclic Beach Resort (Public)
Caliclic, Samal Island
Contact: On Site

Camp Holiday Beach Resort
Kinawitnon, Babak
Contact No: +63 (82) 303-3294, +63(82) 227-5055, +63(918) 935-4278

Canibad Beach Resort (Public)
Brgy Aundanao
Peñaplata District
Contact: On Site Facebook

Captain Hook’s Red Parrot Inn
Address: Kaputian, Island Garden City of Samal, Philippines
Contact No: +63(82) 286-1658, Mobile No: +63(908) 944-7805 or +63(907) 122-2091

Chemas Garden Resort
Brgy Limao, Peñaplata District
Contact No:, +63(82) 303-0235, +63(917)-814-0814, +63(917) 702-5832

Club Asiano Beach Resort
Camudmud, Babak
Contact: +63(916) 342-0769

Coco Beach Resort
Brgy Caliclic, Babak District
Contact: On Site

Coral Garden and Marine Park
Talicud Island, Kaputian District
Contact No: +63(915) 698-7623

Costa Marina Beach Resort
Brgy Limao, Peñaplata District
Contact No: +63(82) 233-1209, Fax No: +63(82) 233-0229

Dayang Beach Resort
Linusotan, Talicud, Kaputian District
Contact No: +63(921) 307-0364

El Magic Resort
Brgy Caliclic, Babak District
Contact No: +63(920) 229-3310

Fernandez Beach Resort
Peñaplata District
Contact No: +63(915) 554-9273

Florenda’s Beach Resort
Punta Catagman
Contact No: +63(929) 180-3175

Golden Bay Beach Resort Spa
Limao, Samal
Contact No: +63(916) 366-2737

Hi-5 Inland Resort
Brgy San Agustin, Babak District
Contact No: +63(919) 811-6920/(916) 325-2442/(910) 558-4230

Hof Gorei Resort
Brgy Adecor, Kaputian District
Contact No: +63(82) 286-0238, Mobile No: +63(918) 609-6966

Holy Cross Beach Resort
Brgy Camudmud, Babak District
Contact No: +63(82) 221-9071 to 76

Ilihan Beach Resort
Brgy Camudmud, Babak District
Contact No: +63(82) 224-5343, +63(920) 254-4920

Isla Cristina Beach Resort
Linusotan, Talicud, Kaputian District
Contact No: +63(917) 622-3610, +63(82) 234-7903, +63(917) 622-3610

Isla Reta Beach Resort
Sta Cruz, Talicud
Kaputian District

Island Ridge Mountain Resort
Brgy San Antonio
Babak District
Contact No: +63(82) 304-5784/ 302-5315/286-5051; +63(928) 545-3651/(922) 862-8064

Isla Beach Resort
Brgy Caliclic, Babak District
Contact: On site

Jim’s Island Beach Club
Libud, Talicud
Kaputian District

Kalinawan Resort
Aundanao, Samal
Contact No: +63(082) 286-2844 or +63(082) 298-5298, Mobile No: +63(917) 700-7325

Kaputian Beach Park
Poblacion, Kaputian District
Contact No: +63(82) 301-4096

La Familia Homestyle Beach Resort
Limao, Samal
Contact No: +63(917) 620-9687

La Vida Orchard Resort
Brgy Catagman, Peñaplata District
Contact No: +63(917) 770-0330

Leticia by the Sea
Address: Talicud Island, Santa Cruz, Philippines
Contact No: +63(82) 224-0501, Mobile No: +63(917) 702-5427

Llanos Beach Resort
Talicud Island
Contact No: +63(927) 992-3317

Mahal’s Forest Resort
Kawag, Hagimit Falls
Contact No: +63(932) 475-1894

Mahan Garden Resort
Brgy Caliclic, Babak District
Contact No: +63(82) 301-4022

Marex Villarica Beach Resort
Tambo, Babak District
Contact No: +63(82) 302-1460, Mobile No: +63(917) 701-1128

Mayumi Disney Sea
Brgy Catagman, Peñaplata District
Contact No: +63(82) 0114, +63(916) 718-9779, +63(921) 681-5812

Maxima the House Above the Sea
San Jose, Penaplata
Contact No: +63(82) 286-1055, +63(927) 302-6054

Monina Garden Resort
Brgy Villarica, Babak District
Contact No: +63(82) 301-4068

Palm Hill Park and Resort
Brgy Caliclic
Babak District

Pacific Little Secret
Talicud Island
Kaputian District

Paradise Island Beach Resort
Brgy Caliclic, Babak District
Contact No: +63(82) 233-0251, +63(82) 234-1229,
Fax No: +63(982) 234-2926 ,
Cell No: +63(920) 954-6780

Pearl Farm Beach Resort
Adecor, Kaputian
Contact No: (Davao) +63(82) 221-9970, Fax No: +63(82) 221-9979,
Manila (632) 750-1896

Precious Garden of Samal
Miranda, Babak
Contact No: +63(82) 303-2818, Mobile No: +63(912) 901-1174 or +63(929) 256-9352

Punta Del Sol Beach Resort
Brgy Catagman, Peñaplata District
Contact No: +63(82) 301-4018, Fax No: +63(82) 305-3838, Cell No: +63(917) 700-6253, Davao Booking Office – (082) 221-2121

Rainbow Breeze Beach Resort
Caliclic, Babak
Contact No: +63(82) 302-3595, +63 (916) 797-7939 / (908) 862-7249

RMPC XI Resort & Training Center
Camudmud, Babak
Contact No: +63(82) 304-1942, +63 (920) 422-7455

Rocky Beach Resort
P1, Catagman, Samal
Contact No: +63(82) 304-6758, +63(907) 658-9570

Rosario Cottage
Purok Solid, Poblacion, Kaputian
Contact No: +63 (908) 507-7681

Samal Highlands Garden Resort
San Isidro, Babak

Samal Camp Park
Purok Pandan, San Remegio, Kaputian
Contact No: +63(927) 778-1741 & (908) 328-3610

Samal Island Beach Park
Caliclic, Babak
Contact No: +63(82) 222-1585

Samal Seaside Resort
Tigpan, Balet Babak
Contact No: +63(922) 818-2323, USA 1-301-926-7570 / 011-6382-301-5971

Sea Grass Beach Resort
P1, San Miguel, Samal Island
Contact No: +63(82) 224-0116/224-1392; +63(929) 554-7071

Seaside Camp Site
P-7, Caliclic, Babak
Contact No: +63(82) 301-6282, +63 (947) 758-4576

Sonrisa de V Beach Resort (Palm Hill)
Caliclic, Babak
Contact No: +63(82) 303-0709, Cell No: +63(909) 999-1000 / (922) 800-1201

Sunset Beach Park
Kinawitnon, Babak
Contact No: +63 (930) 290-2464

Villa Amparo Garden Beach Resort
Brgy Camudmud, Babak District
Contact No: (+63)(82) 284 0692 / (+63) 922 8806977 / (+63) 999 8800225


How to Get to Samal Island Resorts:

The first step is to get to Davao City because it is the gateway to Samal Island (Island Garden City of Samal).
Please check the list of ways below on how to get to Davao City:

By Land (Roll-On/Roll-Off):

Philtranco Bus Company offers a bus trip from Metro Manila to Davao City. Their Pasay/Cubao to Davao fare is P2160.00 for ordinary with 2 ferry included and P2730.00 for aircon with 2 ferry included.

Bus schedules:

By Air:

Considering the pricey one-way cost and the long travel time of the bus through roll-on/roll-off, most people wait for promo flights to go to Davao City.  Please check the airline links below until we find the one that provides the cheapest flights to Davao City.

Air Asia Zest
Cebu Pacific
PAL Express
Philippine Airlines
Tiger Airways

What’s nice about Davao City is that it has an international airport (Francisco Bangoy International Airport) which allows visitors outside the country to visit it directly. But some flights requires connecting flight from Manila.

By Ferry:

If Davao City is the common gateway to Mindanao by air because of its international airport but CDO (Cagayan de Oro) is the ferry gateway to Mindanao. But please take note that the travel time from CDO to Davao City is around 5-7 hours.

Please click the link below for ferry schedules:

The next step
is to identify what wharf or RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off) bus station we need to go based on the location of the Samal Island resort that we picked in the list provided.

To do this, we should understand first that Samal Island was divided into three former-municipalities of Babak, Samal and Kaputian but was merged in 1998 to a single city charter which is now called the Island Garden City of Samal. There’s also a smaller and separate island which is the Talicud Island that is located beside the Kaputian municipality.

Samal Island Resorts - Map

Island Garden City of Samal Map

We can see in the map that Babak is located at the northern part; Samal is at the center, while Kaputian together with Talicud are at the southern part of the island. Comparing these with the ships’ landing site will help us pick the right wharf closest to our resort of choice. There will be some cases where you need to pick a wharf which lands on a different municipality which is different from the municipality of our resort of choice because of border closeness.

Note: We recommend that you contact your resort of choice first to find out if they provide a transport service to pick you up from the hotel or airport from Davao City to save you the hassle of getting there on your own. Some resorts provide this transport service for free or just for a small additional fee.

Samal Island Resorts and Travel Guide - Wharf

Samal Island Wharf


KM.11 Sasa Wharf Schedule

Name of Ship(s) Departure from Sasa Departure from Babak Routes
M/B Samal Quest* 6:00AM (1st trip) Daily with 30 min. interval up to 9:30PM (Last trip) 5:00AM (1st trip) Daily with 30 min. interval up to 10:00PM (Last trip) Sasa-Babak-Sasa

M/B Feliciana, M/B Victorio, M/B Ludil*, M/B Pal-Am*, M/B Mariflor*, M/B Aida*, M/B Amelia*, M/B Corazon*, M/B Rubelyn Jay*, M/B Casilak*, M/B Viva I & II*, M/B Viva II*, M/B Dolor*

Note: Schedule of Vessels for Daily Trips Vary Depending on Passenger Volume and Sequence in Interval.

Km. 11 Sasa Wharf rate:
Motorboat – P14.00

Km. 11 Sasa Wharf Ferryboat Landing rates:
Island City Express Bus to Kaputian beach – P70
Island City Express Bus to any point in Babak – P10.00


Sta. Ana Wharf Schedule

Name of Ships Port of Davao City Departure Destination
ML Palbros-2 Sta. Ana Pier 9:15AM Kaputian-IGACOS
MBCA Pacific Sta. Ana Pier 10:00AM Talicud-IGACOS
MV Palbros Sta. Ana Pier 12:00NN Kaputian-IGACOS
MBCA Jessa-Express Sta. Ana Pier 12:30PM Talicud-IGACOS
MBCA Shirley Sta. Ana Pier 1:50PM Kaputian-Talicud-IGACOS
ML Grace Sta. Ana Pier 3:15PM Kaputian-Talicud-IGACOS
Name of Ships Port of Kaputian Departure Destination
ML Palbros Poblacion-Kaputian 7:00AM Sta. Ana Pier
ML Grace Poblacion-Kaputian 8:00AM Sta. Ana Pier
MV Palbros-2 Poblacion-Kaputian 4:00PM Sta. Ana Pier
Name of Ships Port of Davao City Departure Destination
MBCA Shirley Baybay Sta. Cruz 7:00AM Sta. Ana Pier
MBCA Jessa-Express Baybay Sta. Cruz 8:00AM Sta. Ana Pier
MBCA Pacific Baybay Sta. Cruz 4:00PM Sta. Ana Pier

Sta. Ana Wharf rates:
Ferry – P50.00
Sea Taxi – P1,200.00
Private Ferry – P1,500.00

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4 Responses to Samal Island Resorts and Travel Guide

  1. Joy Santos says:

    Very informative! Thanks for sharing.

  2. andrea says:


    do you have active contact no of sonrisa d V? all given numbers are either out of coverage area/ cannot be completed its dial :(

    Pls reply

    • Hi Andrea — they could be in a remote part of the island where cellphone signal is very weak. Unfortunately, that’s the only number I have for their resort.

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