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are there other resort/hotel around samal island which is cheaper but nice as the pearl farm beach resort?

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None, nothing compares the Pearl Farm.

But some are good ones, enough to make your stay in the island enjoyable.

You're alternative is to stay in the city center of Davao City. Samal is just a few minutes-2-rides travel from Davao.

There are good but cheaper accommodations in the Davao area. That's what we did when we traveled to Davao in 2001.

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Hello Marletbadeo adn Highlander1975

Many people speak highly of Paradise Island which is also on Samal island. However, I can't make a comparison as I have never been to Pearl Farm and it is 6 years since I was at Paradise Island.

Regards; Jim Sibbick

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hi, yes there is a resort in samal that you can go to that is beautiful as pearl farm but not as expensive. you can go to paradise beach resort wherein you can a sumptuous meal for less and experience a very fine white sand. plus cheaper room accomodation and yet is clean and first class! so what are you waiting for? give it a try!:)

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Hi! Highlander, there are resort in Samal Island that are nice. If your looking for a quite place for relaxation, away from hustle and bustle from the metropolis, I think Hof Gorei Beach Resort is the place for you. Try to visit their site at www.hofgorei-resortdavao.com.

Thank you

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paradise island is a cheaper option but just too many crowds...its neighbor the costa marina appeals better to me. another option for u would be chema's, pricier than the two but definitely cheaper than pearl farm...i just have to warn you though about the food, nothing extraordinary...and ur not allowed to bring in food too, so u are practically forced to order from them. :)

there are newer ones -- blue jazz, but i haven't been there...hof gorei as mentioned here is relatively new but a bit far than the 3 that i have mentioned earlier.

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If you want cheaper resorts, you can't find anything as nice as the Pearl Farm.

I agree with tambalyn, Costa Marina is a better alternative than Paradise Island. It's not as "commercialized" as Paradise Island, it's not as crowded, it's cheaper, it's got more than the basic necessities, and it's equally accessible.

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Stay at Drifter's and get the ten mintue ferry there during the day if you want. Best of all worlds.

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this may be a bit off topic, but it's still about Samal island. People interested in history may find this interesting. I did personal research and discovered Samal may hold the secret of having one of the oldest history not just of the country, but even humanity itself. It turned out that there were even archeological (unfortunately some were looted) discoveries of ancient giant inhabitants of the island, and the word "Samal" actually meant 'leftover' or those that remained from the once giant inhabitants of the island.

I posted it on my blog, Maharlikan:


I posted newer blog in that site that further dicussed about this interesting (re)discovery.

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