Top 10 Must-Visit Tourist Destinations in Samal Island

Want to get away from the demanding life of the metropolitan and immerse yourself in a relaxing and charming atmosphere just near the outer reaches of Davao City? Then now is the perfect moment to visit and explore Island Garden City of Samal.

Isla Reta Beach in Talicud Island


If you long to have a comforting overnight stay by the beach, Isla Reta should be on top of your list in visiting Samal Island. During daytime you can take pleasure in Isla Reta’s clear waters and white sand beach, enjoy snorkelling in its remarkable underwater sanctuary. Nonetheless you can complete your stay in Isla Reta more if you book an overnight stay with you loved ones and have quality time with them in a beautiful beach setting.

How to get there:

From the heart of Davao City, head to Sta. Ana wharf situated just alongside Magsaysay Park. From the entry point of Sta. Ana, inquire on where to pay for your ticket for the Talicud-bound boat. More often than not payment is positioned close to the office of the coastguard. Fare is Php 80.00 per adult person. Travel time is around 1 hour- 1 hour and 15 minutes.


Babu Santa / Dayang Beach In Talicud


Recognized as one of the tropical havens in Samal Island are Babu Santa and Dayang Beach in Talicud Island. The resorts are exceedingly ideal for people who would simply want to experience nature’s beauty at its finest. Babu Santa and Dayang Beach have safeguarded the splendour of its environment by not commercializing the resort; just plain pristine waters and picturesque landscapes conducive for enjoyment.

How to get there:

Ride any of the five boats from Sta. Ana Warf, Davao City ( Jessa Boat, Shirly Boat, hof Gorei Boat and Pacific Boat) from 10am- 3pm. However, if you are in for a more exciting trip, you may ride the barge from Sasa Wharf to Samal Port, then ride a single motorcycle or hire a multicab that will take you to Penaplata Warehouse to Kaputian, then ride a boat to Talicud. From the town proper of Talicud you can take a few minutes motorcycle ride to Babu Santa.

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By admin / Administrator, bbp_keymaster

on Aug 11, 2015

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Comments (17)

  • Arnel

    Maganda din yung Secdea beach. Sana makabalik ako jan.

  • Marj


    Asking for a 2d1n tour packages for 2

    Your immediate response is veru much appreciated

  • Yayi

    You may visit po all these places na makakatipid kayo?
    Stay in our newly built apartelle for only P1,500/day. Located just right at the heart of Babak, Samal Island. Just a 5min drive from the Ferry Terminal. And from there, pwd nyo na po mavisit lahat mg destinations nato?
    View my FB acct po Yayi Montejo para makita nyo pix ng place..keep in touch!?

    • Jet

      Is tent pitching allowed in area?thanks

    • Ima

      Pwede po makuha contact number niyo?

    • Allan

      Mobile number nyo po? Thank you

  • Maricel

    How can we book for dayang beach?

  • Xdmarlon

    wow ang ganda talaga dito.maraming turista

  • Peter

    What’s the cost of a small bungalow for two beginning June 17 for several days?

  • Jess R. Fajardo

    How much is overnight at Maxima Aqua fun for a family (5 adults and a kid)? June 3 to 4.

  • Vangie vicente

    how much is the rate per night for 4 pax
    and so with the rental of ammenities or kayak etc

    march 25 to 28

  • bryan

    How much the price of room in Dayang Beach?

  • Rossiel dio

    I would like to get a package for Samal Island and Davao. 3D/2N. April 30-May 2, 2015 for 2 pax. Thanks.

  • Philip dizon

    Maxima is all the way fun giant slides.. Only two in the world, canopy walk, diving total adventure and nature..

  • jheannie

    All these destinations are serviced by Davao Express Water Taxi just visit our website or call 082 2957488 for bookings or you’re more than welcome to visit our booking office at Sta. Ana wharf, Davao City

  • Ludwig

    I think for Vanishing Island, Island French Resort owns the boat not Marex.

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