Samal Island situates on the part of Mindanao that encounters few typhoons, making it an ideal destination most of the year.
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What to See and Do in Samal Island
Like many other famous destinations in the Philippines, island-hopping is a popular activity in Samal. To explore the island, you can rent a boat on your own or avail tourist packages from travel agencies. Usually, the places included in the itinerary are Coral Garden, Isla Reta, and Starfish Island. Beach lovers will definitely enjoy Samal island hopping because the sands are fine and white and the waters are clear blue.
Take a Dip at Hagimit Falls
Hagimit Falls is one of the must-visit Samal Island tourist spots. It has multiple cascades and pools ranging from 3 to 7 feet deep perfect for a quick (or long) dip, and a nice way to get a massage. There are tables, chairs and stores inside so it’s perfect for a picnic with the family or friends. Hagimit Falls is also surrounded by a lush forest so you can still enjoy nature at its finest.
Samal Island’s Hagimit Falls features a series of cascades ranging from 3 feet to 7 feet deep, forming varied shapes of natural pools. You can take a relaxing dip or jump into the crystal clear waters.
Visit Monfort Bat Cave
Monfort Bat Cave is home to thousands of fruit-eating bats. This is where you’ll see them in their natural habitat.
Day Trip at Pearl Farm Beach Resort
Pearl Farm Beach Resort is known as one of the top and most luxurious Samal beach resorts. But don’t worry because even if you’re traveling on a budget, you can still visit Pearl Farm through a day tour. You can lounge on its fine white sand beach and try water activities like jet skiing, banana boat, diving, and kayaking.
Explore Talikud Island
Another Samal Island Davao tourist spot you must not miss is the Talikud Island. It features a long stretch of powdery white sand and clear blue waters brimming with rich marine life. You can go snorkelling, scuba diving, or just lounging around to get your much-needed tan. No wonder Talikud Island is one of the top Samal beaches.
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