Samal Island is also known as the Garden City of Samal. It’s approximately 2 km away from Davao City, the capital of Mindanao, and a whopping 1400 km from Manila.
It has the distinction of being one of the most developed vacation destinations in the Philippines. It has a good number of white and pink sand beaches as well as world-class resorts, including Kaputian Beach Resort, the famous Pearl Farm, and the Paradise Island.
With 70 different resorts around the island, you can take your pick from the best (or not the best, depending on your budget). It also boasts numerous marine reefs and crystal blue waters, both of which are good for relaxation.