4-5 Oct 2014 | Samal Island, Davao del Norte, Philippines —
My family and I stayed for a night in Secdea (sek-deh-yah) Beach Resort, one of the costly yet beautiful resorts in the Island Garden City of Samal. It’s not yet well-developed, though.
How to get there?
From the ferry wharf, turn left going to Babak. When you reach Brgy. Tambo, look for the sign on your right going to Brgy. San Isidro. From there, Secdea is about 6 or more kilometers and the road gets rougher and narrower. It is advisable to have a reservation and down-payment beforehand even if you are only planning for a day tour.
Upon arriving, we rode a buggy for about a minute to their reception area.
We filled-up a form and they handed our room keys.
We had reserved 2 seashell rooms since we are 5. One room is good for 3 persons but I think it can accommodate 2 more extra beds.
Million dollar flowers can be found just outside the room.
We walked around the resort right before dinner time. My favorite spot is the Mangrove walk. It looks like a majestic forest. Also, a great place for a photoshoot.
Day beds at the pool side
We went back to our room after dinner. The bed is so cozy and the pillows are as soft as cotton. We played some game before dozing off. (The scent of the bed is still sticking to my pajamas until we got home.) I set my alarm at 5am to see the sunrise and this is all I got. It was a cloudy morning 😦
There is a complimentary breakfast buffet for overnighters and usually it is until 9am only.
After our breakfast, we prepared to check-out. The staff were quick to respond, checked our rooms, and prepared the bill. We were also sent off to the parking lot by a buggy. We enjoyed our weekend regardless of the resort’s construction. But a moment like this with the whole family is rare and precious. Thank you, Secdea!
For more details, contact them at (082)295-7912 or 0923-724-4938. You can also visit their Facebook page.