At first, we were having second thoughts due to all negative comments here. But looking at the pictures, this is the place that my husband will very well approve of. He is very particular to the cleanliness and ambience of the place we go to so I booked the place for us for 3 nights and 4 days. And the resort did not disappoint us. Our cabana is homely and welcoming. We were greeted by nice and polite staffs and yes, we have our own butler. and as soon as we finished unpacking we went down to check the beach. But it was still low tide and they said the water will rise around 3 or 4pm so we sat down and relaxed at the beach side. We saw some maintenance, raking and cleaning the beach, removing corals.The place was very well maintained and clean with nice landscaping. My youngest son doesn't like beaches since he doesn't want his feet dirty but the beach in Chema's has white sands and very clear water that he enjoyed swimming as well. It was very private and the night was very relaxing. On our second day, since we have teenagers, we hopped on another beach to have some drinks and hear live band music. As soon as we arrived, my son said, "Mom, is this where we're going? its too crowded and the water is blurry, not as clear as Chema's." But we paid for the trip and tried to enjoy the crowd. We dipped for a swim and my, the corals wounded my son's feet we have to wear our slippers so our feet won"t get wounded. So we just showered and ate dinner and enjoyed the band playing and went back to our resort, It was good that we tried to go to other beaches and had our own personal experience and comparison. Chema's is heaven compared to other beaches.
We met the owner during our last night at the resort. He is quite a charmer and very nice and he treated us for a couple of beers. We learned he lives on the resort and even met his family. I understood why he doesn't like bringing in food, coz it will mean trash. That is why he kept their food at reasonable price. He maintains the place well, so guests should respect it. If you don't want clean and serene place, Chema's is not the one for you.
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- Also Known As:
- Chema`s By The Sea Hotel Samal Island
- Chema's By The Sea Resort Davao/Samal Island