the nearest escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life. it's only a 10-minute boat ride from Waterfront harbor. it's a bit expensive though - entrance, cottage / table, and food. don't bother bringing food and drinks because you have to pay for the corkage. but it's a full-service resort so you can basically get everything you need there. make sure to reserve in advance though because during peak days, they may run out of cottages and you'd only get a table for the same price.
i've read a lot of reviews saying that the owner was rude to them, etc. but i've texted the owner for a reservation on the same day and he was very accommodating. no problems from my end.
the restaurant was a bit inconvenient though. my dad has arthritis, and it's hard for him to walk sometimes. so climbing up and down from the poolside to the restaurant wasn't the best experience for my dad who just wanted to sit back and relax. for the food serving, they say it's for 2-3 people, but really it could only feed 1-2 persons with regular appetites. and they have to get the drinks from the front desk down by the beach so make sure to order it along with your food coz it might take a while.
the best part about Chema's is the infinity pool. its brackish water, and under a canopy of trees so you are shaded all day long. for people afraid of getting dark, it's the perfect place because you can frolic in the water even at noon.
plus, reservations are needed to get there. so the place don't get too crowded. it's really just the perfect place to chill out and escape for a while.
must visit when you're in Davao!
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