Maxima: Samal Island’s Iconic House Above the Sea
Ida Damo | Jan 08, 2016
Samal Island’s 116-kilometer coastline is dotted by resorts with different styles of architecture. If there is one structure that stands out, it is Maxima, the house above the sea.
Maxima is a 2-storey beach house that has 4 comfortable rooms offering different views of Samal Island and the deep blue green sea.
The first floor is a favorite as it has a huge bedroom and al fresco dining and living area. Sunsets are best viewed from this angle with the floating sundeck, jet skis and speedboat bobbing on the water.
When you rent out the house for PhP 16,500 a day, it is yours exclusively. You can spend the entire night partying or listening to music while being lulled to bliss.
If you opt for the easy and relaxed life, you can try different water adventures such as swimming, snorkeling , and kayaking. If you do not know how to swim, life vests and belts are available. You can also stay on the veranda and just enjoy the view.
You can hire a boat to get you to the Giant Clams Sanctuary.
Or go to the beaches of nearby Talicud Island and snorkel at the Coral Garden.
How to get there:
The Island Garden City of Samal is just a few minutes away by boat from Davao City. PAL and other major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Cebu and Manila.
For bookings and inquiries, call: (63) (82) 286-8663/0923-659-3725/0922-856-9792
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