Islands and Beaches
Live The Good Life At One Of Mindanao’s Exclusive Resorts: The Island Buenavista
Ida Damo | May 04, 2018
Samal Island or officially called as the Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS) might as well be a group of islands with Talikud, Big Ligid, Small Ligid, and Sanipaan or Vanishing Island under its wing.
Talikud has become an alternative for those who are escaping the crowds of the mainland and offers adventures and beaches comparable if not more beautiful than the ones offered in the mainland.
What has gone off radar for the past few years is the Small Ligid Island or more popularly known as The Island Buenavista because of its exclusivity.
Choose Philippines have been fortunate to have been invited to this 4-hectare island of pure serenity on three occasions and on three different years. We have witnessed how the price of renting the island started at PhP95,000 in 2015 to PhP115,000 as of April 2018. This is good for only 10 people maximum.
By renting the island, you “own” the island for a day and stay overnight complete with boat transfers, use of sports and recreational facilities, choice of beach huts, island suites, and the family villa to sleep in, and 5 meals for 10 people.
Every Saturday this summer or until the end of May, you can avail of the day tour for PhP2,800 per person inclusive of boat transfers, use of the sports and recreational facilities, and a delicious buffet lunch. This is such a limited offer that the tour has been fully booked hours after the promo started.
What is the fuss about The Island Buenavista? For one, you are king or queen, owner, and protector of the island for the day. Once you have rented it, nobody else is allowed in the island except you and 9 of your friends or family.
You can go around the island, swim in its clean and clear turquoise water teeming with sea life, kayak, take a dip in their pool, party at the gazebo or the pavilion, hop from one room or cottage to another, eat, drink, take thousands of photos for every angle of the island is beautiful, and just plain be lazy and lay in the hammock or in bed.
The cottages and rooms are airy and come with comfortable beds, beautiful bath rooms, television and air conditioning. When the heat gets too much outside, you can relax inside your room. But who would want to miss the beauty of the island?
At The Island Buenavista, the staff is ever so courteous and accommodating and would ensure your safety and security. They let you indulge in good food, beautiful exclusive place, and the good life.
Note: This is the first of a series for Mindanao’s luxury resorts.
How to get there:
Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu.
Book your reservations for The Island Buenavista at (082) 299-2992 or 0932-328 6003 so that they can make arrangements for you to be picked-up from the airport upon your arrival.
The Island Buenavista dock is located at the Waterfront Insular Hotel in lanang, Davao City.