WHERE TO STAY IN SAMAL ISLAND - Blue Waters Beach Resort, "a Perfect Choice for a Comfortable and Affordable Oceanfront Accommodation"

Our boat docked at the Blue water beach resort's wharf where the staff fetch us, carried our bags and brought us to the reception area. From the boat pa lang, we were so amazed on the resort’s amenities and it's beach area. We settled first, rested for a while then proceed to our room to keep our things. After a while, we requested them to find us a "habal-habal", so we could start our tour around the island while it's still early. After a few minutes, the motorcycles that they contacted arrived. I will have separate posts on the places we visited in the island later.

For the mean time, let me share to you the resort where we stayed for a night in Samal island.

Blue Waters in an upscale resort in Samal Island where you can enjoy great views of Davao City, the Davao Gulf, and the stunning Mt. Apo. This white sand beach resort also comes with swimming pools, picnic tables, mushroom huts, kiosk and “low rate" yet quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and service that are sure to meet the needs of the guests. The resort staff are very accommodating and welcomed us with a warm and homey atmosphere that emphasizes pleasant and cordial service.

Their air-conditioned accommodation is very spacious, remarkably clean and well furnished, with an inflection on natural building and decorating materials. We got an 8-bed dormitory type room for only Php 2,500 pesos. Great deal ayt?! Perfect for travelers like us who want to get their money's worth.

We had our dinner in the restaurant near the pool. Their staff will nicely come to your room and ask your food orders for them to prepare it ahead. I suggest that you order ahead of time because it takes a little time for them to serve the food. You might also want to advise them on what time and where you want your food to be served. The food is a bit expensive but with its large serving, it isn’t quite expensive at all.

After dinner we had some booze at the beach. After which, we called it a night.

In the morning of our 2nd day, we found ourselves enjoying the warm sunshine. The resort’s picnic tables are in best locations for you to enjoy the sunrise while sipping your favorite coffee.

After a hefty breakfast, we went to the beach area. It has beautiful white sand and very clean, well maintained shoreline; the water is clear, warm and sparkling. We had a lot of fun swimming and cam-whoring at the beach.

If you are looking for “night-life”, partying all-night and entertainment, then this place is not for you. However, if you are looking for a resort where you can find total relaxation, a time to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, I highly recommend Blue Waters Resort to you. This place offers a comfy and relaxing atmosphere that is truly worth your visit. For me, Blue Waters Beach Resort is the perfect choice for comfortable and affordable oceanfront accommodation when visiting the Island Garden City of Samal.

One thing is for sure, we all left the resort satisfied!

Contact details:
Bluewaters Beach Resort
Island Garden City of Samal

Tel/Fax: (6382) 2254009 / 2225061
Resort Tel: (6382) 3032618 / 3046975
E-mail: ebluwaters@yahoo.com
Website: www.ebluwaters.com

[ Click here to search for hotels and resorts in Samal Island ]

This post is part of my adventures in Davao City and Davao Del Norte with my MBA friends last February 19-21, 2011. Thanks to Joan and Clarice for sharing some of their photos.

Maps By: Wikipedia

Davao City
Davao Del Norte


Thank You For Sharing!

SHARE this on Facebook SHARE this on Twitter


  1. My brothers and I spent our vacation here last year. ;) agree with the statement: affordable and comfy.

  2. nice one pre..thanks sa pagvisit ng site ko.:)

  3. super like! feel na feel ko din ang bakasyon pag ganyan ang accommodation. kaso lang it becomes very hard to leave the place. parang ayoko na magtour.. hehe

  4. Hi,

    Followed your blog from your comment on Pinoy Travel Notes site. I like your post, want to visit the place myself more so that it is budget-friendly. May I invite you to visit the spots I featured in my Island Vacations travel site particulraly in Bucas Grande Island, Socorro, Surigao del Norte, Philippines.

  5. thanks sa visit sa blog ko ni add din kita, super like your post kase may plan ako to go to davao this year! :)

  6. mervs. I glad that you experience the mindanao waters. I think you really have enjoyed much of your vacation trip.:-). I was not able to join the group when they had a chance to visit the place last 2008. Maybe, by this time, hopefully could visit this place.

  7. Uy pano mag install nung Post View counter? Patulong naman o =)

  8. @Christian | Lakad Pilipinas - oo nga pala.. "low-rate" is very subjective... sorry naman... yung nakuha naming accomodation is for me mura na... =D

  9. @Chyng - sinabi mo pa! sarang talaga magbakasyon! hehehe!

  10. @Islandvacations - thanks po! i've add your site to my links... happy trip!

  11. @Bonzenti [Con Tour Blog] oh yes! we really had a great time in Davao... thanks po!

  12. @Christian | Lakad Pilipinas - HTML code lang po yun na nilalagay ko to every post.. got it from http://www.fastwebcounter.com/

  13. Uy that was fast, hmm di ko magawa yung post number lang yung link. Help po? =)

  14. daming magagandang resorts sa Samal island di ba? saya dito ah! :D

  15. @Ed - oh yes! I wish we had more time... hehehe!

  16. nice place.di ba mahal pag dalawa lang kayo pupunta jan?

  17. @virgoitinerary.com - i think they have naman a room for two... kindly check out their site... thanks... =D

  18. hi.. nice place.. me and my friends are planning to go there.. how much is the boat fare from sta. ana wharf to Blue waters beach resort

  19. @anonymous - hmmm... im not sure po... kc nagpasundo kami sa boat ng blue waters eh... kung madami naman kayo, sulit na yung bayad sa sundo ng boat... if i remember it right, nasa 500 pesos lang per way... :)

  20. I visited the place last year and definitely a wonderful place to be in. Been there three times and nothing but good words to the resorts. They are constantly improving the place to give nothing but the best to their guest!

  21. Hi Dane! Sent you an email also. I'm heading there this week and gusto ko kopyahin ang ginawa nyo. Hahaha Hope you can reply. =)

  22. Hello po. Ask ko lang sana if kung san magpasundo ng boat ng bluwaters. my balak kasi kami pumunta don ng mga kaibigan ko. kelangn mo pa ba tumawag para magpa book ng room? Salamat

  23. Hi, we just called them to pick us up.... :) yeah, tawag kayo para mag-book... :)

  24. hi, ask ko lang day tour lang kami sa blue waters , possible kaya yung morning mag pa tawag din kami habal habal sa hagimit lang then afternoon back to blue waters? same lang ba bayad sa habal2 at kung di ba kami magkulang sa oras? thanks

    1. pwede yun... nakapunta kami sa monfort, haguimit at maxima for half day tour lang... ask nalang po the habal-habal driver for the rate... enjoy!

  25. pwede ka ba magpunta sa babu santa or isla reta pag dito ka nakacheck in?


Looking for Budget Travel Guide Blogs, Hotel Reviews, and Sample DIY Itineraries?
Welcome to Pinoy Adventurista, "Your Next Ultimate Adventure Starts Here!"

Pinoy Adventurista is one of the Top Travel Blogs in the Philippines and the World. In 2013, he visited all the 81 provinces in the Philippines.