Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Chilling at Pearl Farm, Davao


On my second trip to Davao, I only had one goal---go snorkeling! I am Pisces-born so throw me to the water and I will be there all day, under the sea, looking at the marvelous corals, bright fishes, sometimes finding Nemo and a lot more :)

So I headed to the Pearl Farm and joined their morning Coral tour (P550, 3 hours). Boarding is at a Samal Island dock where a boat will transport the guests to a 45-minute trip to the resort.

While cruising, we saw these birds...

We were welcomed at the Parola Bar. Drinks were served and a guide gathered us to show the resort map and to describe the amenities of the area.
This is the infinity pool in front of the Maranao restaurant.
This is the Samal House where guests can stay for the night...
I stayed in this hut all day, reading my book, listening to my Ipod and taking a quick nap.
This is my point of view while I lay down into my perfect getaway so far from Manila...
For the coral tour, we were brought to two snorkelling sites. I was with five Korean tourists and was the only local who joined the underwater escapade. A certified diver gave us a little introduction on the signs we should use while underwater and showed us how to fix our fins, masks, etc.
I brought my new snorkelling gear because I was really excited to test the Davao waters. I remember during my first Davao trip some years back, I also brought my own snorkelling gear but did not have the opportunity to take a dip because my trip was work-related---no time to go to the beach. Now, it was PURE LEISURE! Check out the waters...

After four hours of snorkelling, it was time to eat a sumptuous lunch---buffet style! Burp...burp...burp!

Who wants to taste Davao's sweet pomelo? So delicious!

Walking around the area, I took a self portrait---it was so hot that I had to wear a bandana over my head :)

I will definitely go back to Davao again and try another adventure---their Zipline!

3 comments:

pinoymonster said...

kelan ba ko makakasama dito sa nonstop byahe mo. nakakainis ka na ha! ikaladkad mo naman ako!

Lawstude said...

wow. what a great way to chill.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

I miss home...I miss Davao! It's nice to know others are enjoying their visit there.