I don't know how many times we've been here as we keep coming back to this place for almost five years. Everytime we go back it keeps on improving. This is my top "go to place" in Davao. It's like a little boracay. The downside is you need to make an effort to go to this island. Isla Reta is located in Talikud Island which is a 45 min (approx or may take longer) boat ride from Davao City. The boat leaves around 8am from Davao City. Take note that sometimes the boat is unavailable so you need to make other arrangements or wait for another boat to leave the pier which will take forever as they will wait for the boat to be filled with passengers before it leaves (may take several hours). Then you need to go back to Davao City by 3pm since this is the last trip. So better ride the earliest trip you can find so you can stay in the beach longer. Don't forget to make reservation as well for the last boat trip. In terms of the food, you can bring your own or buy there in the island for a reasonale price. Day tour is 75/ head and rent for open cottages or picnic table under talisay tree is free. Boat fare is approximately 70. The beach has a long shoreline thus you can find your very own quiet spot.
Warning this is not a high end resort. You may need to lower your expectations and just enjoy the beauty of nature!
- Also Known As:
- Isla Reta Beach Hotel Samal Island
- Isla Reta Beach Resort Davao/Samal Island