Petra | Jordan. A rose-red city half as old as time
San Vicente | Palawan. Counting solitary strides.
Taj Mahal | India. A teardrop on the cheek of time
Catanduanes Island. Postcard-pretty slideshow.
Keep Kalm (at Kalanggaman Island | Leyte).
Nikko | Japan. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil in this UNESCO heritage town.
Counting temples in Bagan | Myanmar.
Chasing UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka.
Where to Stay? | Luxury, Backpacking & Glamping
Inaul Festival | Maguindanao. In homage of a weaving tradition

Samal Island: Chemas by The Sea

After an overnight stay at Camp Sabros in Digos City, we proceeded to Samal Island. I’ve taken note of a few beach resorts from the island during our Davao trip preparation. We originally planned to stay at Pearl Farm, but upon calling the resort we found out that the cheapest rooms (4k/night) were already fully booked and the ones remaining are priced at 9k a night. What the? We ain't rich travellers. so we settled for other nice resorts and we ended up at this lovely little place called “Chemas by the Sea


We availed of a lovely villa surrounded by trees with a front view of the beach. It comes with a dining area outside beside a cool veranda and a cozy interior. 


We spent the whole day beach bumming and hanging out at the swimming pool. The property is spacious with ample space to walk around--usually over well manicured lawns. 

I love that it is dotted with trees, so we had shade while being up close with nature. We just stayed there and enjoyed the beach. Few people are around, the staff were nice, food are a bit expensive--ouch--but tastes good.


The next day, regretably we missed out the Pacquiao – Hatton fight as we continued our way to Hagimit Falls, also in Samal Island before heading back to Davao City Sunday afternoon.