REVISITING SECDEA BEACH RESORT: Sweeter The Second Time Around

“It feels soooooooooo good to be back!”

SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL ISLAND 15This is exactly what I felt the minute I saw that huge signage glued on the cliff side. “Welcome back to SECDEA!” This I muttered.

SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL ISLAND 502It was a year ago when I first stayed here lavishly enjoying all its amenities and facilities which I personally considered as one of the finest in the whole Island Garden City of Samal. It was one of my perfect getaways at the Island last year. I got to stay at one of their nicest rooms and got to borrow the golf cart and drove it around the resort up to the owner’s vacation house which is overlooking the vast Davao Gulf, the two Liguid Islands and the resort below.

SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL 30Recently, when our friend Christine Afdal invited me and my travel buddy Ida for another overnight stay, I replied with my BIG BIG YES!

SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL 5SECDEA Beach Resort is conveniently located in San Isidro, Babak District. It is easily accessible whether by a private car or even habal-habal ride. It is about 15 minutes travel if you’re coming from Babak proper or 25 minutes from Peñaplata. More than the resort’s proximity, SECDEA’s reputation as among the finest vacation resorts equipped with contemporary amenities, modern facilities and charming tropical ambience is the reason why it is popular among beach lovers and holiday seekers.

SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL 10SECDEA’s villas, lodges and seaside cottages are designed with coziness and comfort – all comes with clean, spacious and modern bathrooms. Last year, I stayed at one of their beautiful Seashell Rooms but this time we were booked at the East View Room which is a bit expensive but offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Davao Gulf, the two famous Liguid Islands and blue infinity pool of the resort.

SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL ISLAND 18I remember how l almost melted when I got inside our room and saw the different shades of blue sparkling from the distance. It was a dazzling sight to see from my room which is painted in all white.

SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL ISLAND 14Just like last year, I borrowed the golf cart and drove it around the resort. A lot has changed since my first visit. The other infinity pool which was still on construction last year is finally functional now. It’s more striking than the other one. They also added more rooms to cater the growing demand for accommodation. Beside the chapel, a Koi pond is built. There is a newly built stations of the cross perfect for the Lenten Season. The breakwater is also done. The propagules planted last year along the mangrove area are quite big now. Seeing the new improvements, I’m loving SECDEA Beach Resort more.

SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL 14SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL 28 SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL 29My favorite place here is the Mangrove Walk. Inside the mini-mangrove forest is a long wooden and concrete bridge built to conveniently stroll around the mini-forest. It’s so relaxing to roam around here. You can choose to stay for a bit and sit on the benches while enjoying the gulf view and warm sea breeze under the shade of century-old Patapat and Bakhaw trees.

SECDEA BEACH RESORT 3 Aside from the mangrove walk, there are other exciting things to do here at SECDEA. The 124-steps stairway leading to the hill overlooking the view of Davao Gulf and the entire Resort is the perfect way to work out your knees and sweat out. But if you’re really a beach fanatic, you can just simply bask on the beach and frolic in the sand. Trust me, SECDEA will never bore you. It didn’t bore me for the second time around.

SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL 6 SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL 11 SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL 16 SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL 17 SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL 20Good food at SECDEA. This is what I said last year. Since their Bagnet Pinakbet and Adobo are my favorites here, I never left them without tasting them again. But of course, lunch buffet here offers variety of dishes to choose from. My new favorite is the Kare-Kare. I can still taste the rich peanut sauce on my lips. Hahaha.

SECDEA BEACH RESORT SAMAL ISLAND 19For some, SECDEA’s day tour rates as well as room rates may be quite costly, but is nevertheless, worth its value.

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The Travel Teller and Ida, the Explorer! 🙂

For more information, you may check the details and related information below.

SECDEA Beach Resort
San Isidro, Babak District
Island Garden City of Samal
Landline Numbers: (082) 305 2774 / 305-4028 / 295-7912
Mobile Numbers: 0932-868-0887 / 0925-892-6072
https://www.facebook.com/secdeabeachresort

ROOM RATES AND DAY TOUR RATES AT SECDEA BEACH RESORT
ROOM RATES AND DAY TOUR RATES AT SECDEA BEACH RESORT

VISIT SAMAL. STAY AT PUNTA DEL SOL BEACH RESORT.

If you are in Davao City and you have an instant itch for the sun, the sand and the sea – worry not, the Island Garden City of Samal is just within reach. If you need a place to unwind and chill out savoring Davao Gulf’s serene feel, do check out Punta Del Sol Beach Resort – it is one charming beach resort that offers relaxation and tranquility away from the bustles and hustles of city living.

Punta Del Sol Beach ResortBe it a company outing, a weekend escapade with friends, beach trip with families, or even a quite time with one self, Punta Del Sol is an ideal place for you in this corner of Davao Region.

The Tranquil Ambiance of Punta Del Sol
The Tranquil Ambiance of Punta Del Sol

Punta Del Sol is conveniently located in Catagman District. It is easily reached whether by boat or overland vehicles. Be it private cars or passenger buses, getting to Punta Del Sol is easy. It is about 20 minutes ride from Babak District and about 10 minutes ride from Peñaplata.  Aside from its proximity, Punta Del Sol’s facilities and amenities are among the best things why it should be your next place to stay in Samal.

Lovely Cottages By The Sea
Lovely Cottages By The Sea

The entire beach resort is ideally designed to provide privacy and convenience while enjoying beach activities and aqua sports that defined Samal Island as the one of the best Island destinations in the country.

Punta Del Sol's Quaint Beach View
Punta Del Sol’s Quaint Beach View

If you want to take pleasure snorkeling all the day long, Punta Del Sol’s waters will never fail you. If you’re up to see the underwater world and meet the friendly whale sharks, sea cows (dugong), sea turtles, Punta Del Sol offers great scuba diving packages that will best suit you.

Visit Samal. Stay at Punta Del Sol.
Visit Samal. Stay at Punta Del Sol.

Room Accommodation? Worry not! Punta Del Sol Beach Resort offers room accommodation that will suit your budget. Their rooms range from Php 600.00 to Php 3,600.00 per night, double occupancy or more people. You got the choice of fan room or air-conditioned cottage. So whatever your budget, Punta Del Sol delivers the right package for you.

SNAPSHOTS FROM PUNTA DEL SOL

Budyong at Tsinelas
Budyong at Tsinelas
Flowers in Bloom
Flowers in Bloom
Souvenir Pieces
Souvenir Pieces
Wall Decor
Wall Decor
Flowers in Full Bloom
Flowers in Full Bloom
Punta Del Sol Beach Resort (73)
More Flowers. More Colors.
Punta Del Sol's Eagles
Punta Del Sol’s Eagles
Air-conditioned Cottages
Air-conditioned Cottages
Fried Chicken. Dinner.
Fried Chicken. Dinner.
...where I spent my night at Punta Del Sol
…where I spent my night at Punta Del Sol
Breakfast in Bed.
Breakfast in Bed.
Scorching Sun
Scorching Sun
Into The Green and the Blue
Into The Green and the Blue
Cloudy Morning
Cloudy Morning
Fun Fun Fun at Punta Del Sol
Fun Fun Fun at Punta Del Sol
Room Accommodation to Choose from
Room Accommodation to Choose from
The Summits of Mounts Apo, Sibulan and Talomo slowly devoured by a charming dusk as seen from Punta Del Sol
The Summits of Mounts Apo, Sibulan and Talomo slowly devoured by a charming dusk as seen from Punta Del Sol
Beautiful Davao City by Night
Beautiful Davao City by Night
The lonesome ship in the sea of glowing lights
The lonesome ship in the sea of glowing lights
Punta Del Sol by Night
Punta Del Sol by Night
The Travel Teller capturing the beauty of Punta Del Sol
The Travel Teller capturing the beauty of Punta Del Sol
The Travel Teller at Punta Del Sol
The Travel Teller at Punta Del Sol

So, if you’re planning for your next visit to Samal, be it a weekend getaway or not, check out Punta Del Sol Beach Resort. Its quaint relaxing ambience will surely give you more reasons to come back more often to the Island Garden City of Samal.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Punta Del Sol Beach Resort
Catagman District, Island Garden City of Samal
Contact #:(+63) (082) 221 -2121; 305 – 3838
Mobile #: (+63) 922 – 836 – 1092
Resort Office: (+63) (084) 301 – 4018
Email Address: [email protected]
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/PuntaDelSolProperties
Website: http://www.puntadelsolsamal.com