Pearl Farm Beach Resort
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Pearl Farm Beach Resort

Bo Adecor, Kaputian District, Island Garden City of Samal, Mindanao 8119 Philippines
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4.5
#1 of 2 resorts in Island Garden City of Samal
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Surrounded by pristine beaches, Pearl Farm Beach Resort offers an escape away from the usual atmosphere of the city by taking you away from the dull monochromes of urban-living and exposing you to the colorful cultures of Mindanao. Be greeted by the sand, sea, and sun as you unwind in your luxurious lodgings and signature houses on stilts. Your first stop is the iconic parola which was formerly where ancient mariners kept an eye out for their marine territory. 70 accommodations, made up of suites, executive villas, and cottages, are ready to welcome you. From high up the mountains to the strong currents of the seas, be in awe with some of the artistic cultural distinctions of Mindanao's tribes projected in every room as National Artist Ar. Bobby Manosa patterned the resort to reflect the traditional structures of 6 Mindanaoan ethnic groups. Relax, unwind, and take the time to enjoy nature's beauty and Mindanao's grandeur at the only 5-star resort in Mindanao, Pearl Farm Beach Resort. Staying at Pearl Farm Beach Resort is also a feast as we offer Full-board Buffet Meals for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!
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Property amenities
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Snorkelling
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Poolside bar
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Marina View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Filipino

Location

Bo Adecor, Kaputian District, Island Garden City of Samal, Mindanao 8119 Philippines
1,527Review50Q+A100Room tips

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904leah wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pearl Farm is an incredible hotel set in a stunning tropical oasis on perfect, pristine beach front. Every touch point was excellent from the airport pickup, boat transfer and welcome right through to the friendly goodbye. We stayed in the Samal suite which was ideal for our family of 3. The room is 2 stories and underneath you have a sitting area with a day bed that leads to steps straight into a stunning reef perfect for safe snorkelling. There were many varieties of fish and the water was crystal clear and a lovely temperature. I've not spent that much time in the water since I was a child. There is a balcony on the first floor which we spend hours just relaxing on in the sun.

There's plenty to do. Swimming, playing snooker (and other games) and water sports. The banana boat was so much fun and the water sports guys are super friendly and professional. We also hired a paddleboard and canoe and just went cruising around.

The restaurant staff are very welcoming. The food was plentiful and fresh with lots of variety. There was different entertainment every night such as acoustic duo's and small bands.

I travelled with my husband and son. We travel for work in luxury hotels all over the world and I can honestly say that this was our idea of holiday perfection. I would not hesitate in recommending it.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: The Samal Suites are incredible
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Astrid C. Shiferaw wrote a review Feb 2020
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia4 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at the Pearl Farm around 11:30 in the morning, and immediately we were ushered by a friendly and welcoming staff to our room. Before that we were served cold drinks which was very refreshing after about 40 min. On a warm boat ride.
Our room was ver comfortable, although wefound it really expensive compared to other hotel rooms we have stayed in. But itwas all worth it, as the view was spectacular. The contrast between the green forest and the blu sea was amazingly beautiful.
Then we went to our buffet lunch served in a huge airy and bright restaurant.
The choice of food was great...several main dishes, appetizers, drinks, fruits, sweets, very substantial and the atmosphere was pleasant and relaxing.
Although we did not swim,we found our friends enjoying the deep blue sea. The water was arm and inviting.
Our evening was spent mostly at the balcony of our room admiring the beautiful view around us.
In addition , we found the staff very friendly, helpful and caring.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: The room was comfortable but we found it very expensive. The beds could have been wider and sorter.
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arman m wrote a review Feb 2020
112 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed x 2 nights in Samal house 10..family told me, this is where the buck stops when it comes to everything. Staff were very accommodating, professional, corteous and welcoming. We saw all their available room types, except for the villas in their nearby island and I would recommend upgrading some of their room furnitures, locks and other stuff considering the price you pay. Pools and access to the sea were definitely great, couldn’t ask for more. Food buffet could have been better for the price, IHMO, Marco Polo Davao buffet was better. Water sports and activities were definitely a major attractions, thanks to the Kayak guys!. If you want to impress someone when you’re Davao, this the place to be. If you want an iconic spot for those selfie and Instagram and Facebook addicts, this is the place to be. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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H16383848andrew wrote a review Feb 2020
Perth, Australia1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second stay totalling 18 nights for both stays. We were treated better the first time which was disappointing (particularly by management - one of the guest services ladies left (Jaz) and that has impacted negatively). The fridges in the rooms aren’t cold, we were told we had a limit of one coffee per day and the door on our villa didn’t close properly which was the same as it was 18 months ago (same villa). The staff are mostly great, with a few outstanding employees and some disappointing ones. For $500AU per night (20,000.00P) I expect a little more than what Pearl Farm offered this time. The quality of the food was substantially lower which includes the variety. It was a lot quieter this stay (7 days) and what we found was the food was reduced dramatically in variety. It would make more sense to me if they kept a large variety but made smaller quantities rather than reduce the variety and increase quantity. The Samal House villa has increased by 1/5 in price because they include the buffet lunch however it didn’t add value for us because of the variety. Happy hour has reduced as well (now only with selected drinks). If what you’re looking for is a great location where you can snorkel with wonderful employees then I recommend it highly. Don’t miss Edwin’s happy hour! If you’re looking to be treated the same as previous stays or the same as new guests instead of returning I’d head somewhere else for the money.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Stay in Samal House, location is great just don’t expect a cold fridge or more than one cup of...
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Response from Pearl Farm B, General Manager at Pearl Farm Beach Resort
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear H16383848andrew, First of all, we’d like to express our gratitude to you for choosing to visit Pearl Farm Beach Resort again. We also appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feedback of your recent stay at our property. Our aim has always been to provide our guests with the best service so your comments are essential to educating our staff about areas that may need improvement. 

 Although, we would have wished to receive your feedback during your stay so we could’ve somehow alleviated your concerns, we will definitely take note of everything you mentioned on your review and we hope to make it up to you on our next stay. Sincerely, PEARL FARM MANAGEMENT
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rye_10 wrote a review Jan 2020
Denmark55 contributions36 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a very late review since we stayed in Pearl Farm on january 2019. We spend 5 nights in Samal House which has a very amazing view, comfy bed and a huge balcony directly on the water. We spent our afternoons on the balcony waiting for the sunset while feeding the fish 😁
Waking up to the gentle sound of waves, blue skies, and calmness of the sea is priceless. Don't close your curtain even at night. You paid for that view 😉
Giant clams and very abundant marine life in the the property's waters.
Service in the restaurant was quick and the staff were very attentive to our needs. I ordered korean food, noodles with some meat but i just mananged to eat the noodles since the meat had a weird odor. The chef went out to apologize and offered complementary food but i told him that fruits is ok (they serve the sweetest pomelo)
Morning buffet was very limited for a 5 star hotel
Couple massage and body scrub package was so-so.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hunter T wrote a review July 2022
Baltimore, Maryland1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I first started going to this resort about 6 years ago and have been back nearly half a dozen times. I also had my wedding here in 2018. Each time the resort has gotten progressively less pristine. This last trip I noticed rooms are getting dirtier (busted lights, mold on shower doors), the restaurant was understaffed, and our departure time was moved back to 1:30 on a smaller speedboat instead of the normal ferry that departs at 1:00. We ended up being assigned as the last group to leave on the speedboat even though we requested to leave as soon as possible given that we have 2 young kids (8 months and 2.5 years). We were instead told by staff to just let our kids walk around while we wait for our turn. It ended up being around 2:30 when we departed. We were given a wash-up room while we waited but it would have been vastly preferable to leave at the normally assigned time with all the other guests. I feel that we were slightly taken advantage of given that my wife used to work here around 10 years ago even though we paid in full (we've actually never gotten a discount any of the times we attended here, including the wedding). I will say though that several of the staff that served us throughout our stay were excellent, such as Clyde who served us at the restaurant.
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Date of stay: July 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Vince Villegas, Marketing at Pearl Farm Beach Resort
Responded 27 July 2022
Dear Mr. Hunter, Good day! We have read your review and we understood how you felt. We always make sure to put our feet in our guests’ shoes, in that way we will know how to give the best service for you. We sincerely apologize for what happened, we will make sure that these lapses will never happen. We are now currently renovating our rooms and tightening our strict implementation of regular cleaning and disinfection of all the rooms specially the bathrooms. Nevertheless, please know that we still appreciate your honest review for this is an avenue for us to become better.
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Anniefel P wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The beach and the view was breath taking to say the least. The system for providing 3 buffet meals included in the room fee was brilliant as we don't have to worry about spending food, not to mention that they have excellent selection which included drinks. The price is higher than usual but I feel that it was worth every peso spent. The massage and the water sports were also good, with very friendly staff.

What I would really want to commend is the excellent service by the staff. From the coordination after the booking, to our send off from the island, there was nothing but smiles, politeness, hospitality and service that takes a step further than what is required that impresses even foreigners. I guess what sets it apart is that the service seems so sincere. I would like to personally thank Wendy who as assisted us from the day we arrived till the day we left, and also Clyde and Maritess who have been very gracious in assisting us during meal times.

I would definitely be back, and will recommend this place to friends from here and abroad.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Would recommend the samal house - good view of the water, Mt Apo and Malipano Island, and the...
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Christie B wrote a review Feb 2020
Nyon, Switzerland31 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would have to dedicate this top rating to all the amazing staff at Pearl Farm: cart drivers, maintenance workers, cleaners, restaurant staff (waiters, managers, chefs!), poolside staff, bartenders, spa & massage staff, first aid/nurse, boatmen, receptionists and managers. BIG BIG thank you for such a remarkable service! I do hope you are paid and treated well because you are the treasure and top secret of Pearl Farm's endurance.

And the food for Yuletide season was really spectacular! Great job! And thank you for serving us with energy after NYE even though you guys barely slept! Amazing team!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Stu&Grace wrote a review May 2022
Parsippany, New Jersey31 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I have frequented this resort for many years now. We have witnessed the changes along the way, which includes the renovated rooms, inclusive meals and WiFi. One thing that has not changed is the amazing staff. Blessy in the reservations office has always been so helpful in securing us the room we desire. Aldrin is always there to greet us with a smile when we get off the boat. Jun and Nikki are amazing servers at the restaurant and always remember us. We have stayed at many great places (often times we use points so stays are free), but at Pearl Farm we glady pay cash as it is money well spent. The accomodations are nice, clean and super comfortable. One area that we noticed improvement in is the food. Early reviewers used to complain about the food (although we always found it very good), but I must say they have taken the variety and quality of the food to the next level. Everyhting we tried was excellent and having such amazing staff in the restaurant make the experience that much more memorable. While we were sad to leave, we are sure that we will be returning again in the future.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Vince Villegas, Owner at Pearl Farm Beach Resort
Responded 6 June 2022
Hello Stugrace29! I hope you are having a great day! Thank you so much for this rewarding review. It is our privilege to give only the best to our guests and reading this review is an achievement for all of us here. we cannot wait to have you back again to let you relive all the great experiences you had with us. We strive to be as great as we are yesterday, and we want you to know that in Pearl Farm Beach Resort you will always have a home.
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Laurent S wrote a review Jan 2020
Crans-Montana, Switzerland14 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay in this unique place.
The sea is beautiful, the duplex suites very spacious and enjoying a superb view (and such nice sunset !) Very good kitchen in the form of buffets, the facilities are beautiful, clean, welcoming. Very nice white sandy beach.

But what really makes Pearl Farm exceptional is all of its staff. I have never seen such a kind staffl, smiling, discreet, attentive, taking care of you constantly for your comfort and well-being.
It is a true rest for the soul and the spirit, a true gift for the heart.
All the girls at the front desk are adorable, always available, taking care to answer your every request and always with a smile. Special mention for the entire team of waiters and cooks at the restaurant where we have always had very good times. Great team at water sports as well as at the Spa.
I would especially like to thank one of the resort managers, Aldrin, who took care of us with fantastic attention. Knowing that we stayed there long enough, 13 nights, and that the dishes of the buffet ended up repeating themselves, which is quite normal, he ensured with his cook that we had personalized meals. Who said it better?!

We leave again delighted with our stay, with the intention of returning next year with immense joy.
What is certain at Pearl Farm today is that the real « pearls » are the 197 staff members who made us live an unforgettable stay.
Thank you all!
See you soon
Laurent & Sam
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Pearl Farm B, PR and Marketing Officer at Pearl Farm Beach Resort
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Dear Laurent and Sam, In behalf of all the staff at Pearl Farm, allow me to express our sincerest gratitude for the kinds words you offered towards the resort and all of its employees. We've always aimed to provide only the best for our guests to make their stay as memorable and as personalized as possible. I'm sure our entire resort staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your long stay. We look forward to welcoming you again with big smiles and impeccable service. See you next year! Sincerely, Wilfredo Paolo M. Rosello PR and Marketing Department
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Answer from H2735YXKevin
Hong Kong, China27 contributions7 helpful votes
Personally think that would be a tight squeeze, I’m guessing that they’d have to take out furniture to fit the extra bad in..
Answer from Mon S
2 contributions
AFAIK Your booking includes free airport transfer to and from the airport to the resort. Call the resort and give them your flight details.
Answer from andzcuison
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions1 helpful vote
i belive they dont do it anymore. it seems odd that no one is answering questions from pearl farm management especially date July 2021
Restlesspinay wrote a tip Dec 2023
Marikina, Philippines87 contributions132 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay at the Mandaya house as it is huge"
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inaderechogiangan wrote a tip Nov 2023
Island Garden City of Samal, Philippines23 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"wake up early to enjoy the sunrise. "
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Rorie wrote a tip July 2023
Manila, Philippines16 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Weekday booking is ideal to avoid crowd. Take the 10am boat trip at their Marina."
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Alessandra Z wrote a tip June 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best to go during off season so there are fewer guests "
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Angela Z wrote a tip May 2023
9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring bug spray. I had a mini fan at the table during meals and that helped with the heat. "
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PRICE RANGE
AU$446 - AU$561 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
pearl farm beach hotel samal island, pearl farm beach davao, pearl farm davao
LOCATION
PhilippinesMindanaoDavao del Sur ProvinceIsland Garden City of Samal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
69
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pearl Farm Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Pearl Farm Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Hagimit Falls (6.6 km), Kaputian Beach (4.7 km), and Maxima Aquafun (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pearl Farm Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pearl Farm Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pearl Farm Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pearl Farm Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Pearl Farm Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pearl Farm Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Pearl Farm Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Pearl Farm Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pearl Farm Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Pearl Farm Beach Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pearl Farm Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Filipino.
Does Pearl Farm Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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