Where to Stay in Samal Island, Davao: Cheap Hotels and Luxury Resorts

Last updated on June 23rd, 2019 at 02:31 pm

One thing you should not miss to visit when you travel to Davao del Norte is Samal Island! It is officially called as the Island Garden City of Samal, and a famous spot because of its beautiful beaches and beach resorts. To get to Samal Island, you should ride a ferry from Port of Davao or Sasa Wharf & Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City. To explore the island, you can either rent a motorcycle, tricycle, and private car and buses from the beach resorts. In this blog post, we’ll share with you some of our favorite sleeping places in Davao! Continue to know where to stay in Samal Island Davao!

Read: where to stay in Davao City and 10 Things to Do in Davao City

Read: full travel guide to Samal Island!

Best time to visit Samal Island, Davao

Like any tropical destination, Samal Island is best explored during dry and sunny days. Of course, it’s always necessary to use sunscreen and to stay hydrated in these months. Luckily, the climate in the Philippines is very predictable as it only has 2 seasons: wet and dry. Sunny weather stays for quite a long time in the area. From December to Mayis the best time to visit Samal Island Davao. You can swim, catch a tan and enjoy exploring the island in Davao’s driest months.

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Where to stay in Samal Island Davao
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From it’s beautiful garden to its shared lounge, you will surely love the simplicity of your stay here. They have air-conditioned rooms paired with private bathrooms, and free Wifi. If you have children with you, they would surely enjoy the children’s playground. You could reserve your basic double room for only 40 USD.

La Vida Orchard Samal Bed and Breakfast can be found at Barangay Catagman, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte, Samal. Click here to book your stay!


Where to stay in Samal Island, Davao
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You’d enjoy your stay here because of its main selling point, relaxation. All rooms are air-conditioned, and has TV, minibar and private bathroom. These rooms also have their own balcony or terrace. Feeling tired? You could also enjoy their tea/coffee making facilities that are included. Also, you could get a massage at the comfort of your own room. How lovely is that? For a double bed for two persons, you only need to pay 60 USD. It is accessible by a 50 minute boat ride from Sta. Ana Wharf, a 10 minute drive from Davao International Airport.

Hof Gorei Beach Resort Davao is located at Kaputian District, Adecor, Island Garden of Samal. Click here to book your stay!


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Yes, you saw that right!. This place is at the Sunset Beach. Kubotel may be derived from Kubo, Filipino Traditional Homes, and Hotel. For that reason, it may be simple because the rooms are kind of traditional. Don’t worry, you’ll still enjoy yourself waking up at the beach after your free breakfast. Just so you know, the breeze that these homes give are unbeatable. The rooms cost only for about 10 USD.

Kara Kubotel Beach Resort is at Sunset Beach. Circumferential Road, Babak, Samal Island, Babak District, Samal. Click here to book your accommodation.


Where to Stay in Samal Island, Davao
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Rated highly by visitors, this place boasts its value. Every room has its own air-condition and a private bathroom. They also have a kitchen and a bar. If you’re feeling a little  bit bored, you could also play billiards at the resort. All of this for only 45 USD.

Kalipay sa Baybay can be found at Kaputian, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte, Pangubatan. Click here to book your accommodation.


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Because of the lush surrounding and its proximity to Sasa Ferry Terminal, 3 km away, Hotel Precious Garden of Samal is also a good choice for this value range. There are restaurants, coffee shops and a private beach at the hotel. There is also  free breakfast and wifi. All of this for only, 40 USD.

Hotel Precious Garden of Samal is located at Sitio Libudan, Brgy Miranda, Babak, Babak District, Samal Island, Davao City. Click here to book your stay!

WHERE TO STAY IN SAMAL ISLAND, DAVAO: Luxury Resorts in in Samal Island, Davao


Where to stay in Samal Island Davao
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The resort offers a 24 hour front desk, and a garden. All rooms have private bathrooms, air-condition, WiFi, kettle, and flat screen TV. You could also enjoy a continental, American or Asian breakfast in your stay. If you brought lots of clothes, they also have wardrobes. All of this and a balcony view for only, 100 USD.

Club Samal Resorts is at Purok 7, Barangay Caliclic, Samal. Click here to book your stay!


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Sitting at an ideal location, Chema’s by the sea Beach Resort is near the city. Even though its near, it’s also far in many ways, it’s environment is very different from the city. You’ll enjoy the private beach, outdoor pool, massage, and garden.  There is also a restaurant, poolside bar, and a car park. It’s near from the Francisco Bangoy International Airport, only 4.5 km away. You can stay for one night for around 70 USD.

Chema’s By the Sea Beach Resort can be found at Limao Babak District, Samal Island, Davao City. Click here to book your stay!


Where to Stay in Samal Island, Davao

If you’re into panoramic ocean views, gorgeous beach fronts and luxurious spaces, this is the place for you. This is the only 5-star resort in Mindanao and takes pride in its promotion of local culture and products. The resort also offers plenty of thrilling water activities and tours. It has a spa for relaxation and a lounge for movie nights. The rooms are spacious and have enchanting decor. You can stay here for one night for around $280 USD.

Pearl Farm Beach Resort is located at Adecor Kaputian District, Island Garden City of Samal. Book using this link!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. He believes in travel without money. Recently, he finished a bicycle trip, 9500 km, from Madrid to North Cape.

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