City to Pearl Farm

Today is the last full day remaining in our travels.

Chris and I had the greatest time traveling all over the Philippines in the last 2.5 weeks. We tried exotic foods and other foods we don’t normally eat at home.

I did activities outside my comfort zone and did it all without regrets. It was exhilarating and scary at the same time.

I will share the highlights of our trip thru a series of recaps.

Part I of our honeymoon was posted last week. The first stop on our trip was Davao City, a city in the southern part of the Philippines.

Davao City was a quick stop, we flew into the city’s airport enroute to Pearl Farm which was a boat ride away.

We explored Eden Nature Park, where we toured their organic gardens and mangosteen grove. We also did ziplining.

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Pearl Farm

Day 3 of our trip began with a trip to the wharf to take a 45 minute boat ride to Pearl Farm Resort.

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Pearl Farm Beach Resort is a former cultivation farm for luxurious south sea pearls. Today, it is a beach resort and a perfect hideaway for those in search of blissful retreat.

Enjoying the sights from our boat.

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Approaching our destination.

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We were greeted with refreshing pineapple juice during our arrival.

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It was hot and humid and we craved more drinks. Our next drink was buko shake (best buko shake we had on the trip). They served us with this delicious and generous size of coconut shake straight from the husk.

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Icy and refreshing.

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Riding a golf cart, we headed over to our hut. We stayed in one of the Samal houses.

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We’ve never stayed on a hut above the water. It was nice, quiet and secluded. I was even surprised how modern the shower and bathroom were. We always had the A/C on full blast because the weather was humid and hot.

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We loved hanging out at the infinity pool, that faced the open ocean. There was always a good breeze that kept us cool and we could drink buko shakes from the bar.

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Going in and out of the pool, taking naps under the hut and reading my book was PURE relaxation.

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We enjoyed dinner buffets at night (all our meals were buffet and was part of our package).

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There’s only one restaurant in the resort (it’s really small and quaint hotel) and they served traditional filipino dishes for dinner.

I ate a lot of fruits during our stay. I could not get over how delicious they were,

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especially these mangoes. They were so sweet, you would think they were sprinkled with sugar.

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During dinner, I enjoyed eating whatever vegetable and seafood dishes they offered. The buffet menu changed every night.

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Buko (coconut) pandan mousse dessert. This was my favorite out of all the desserts we had.

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Have you ever stayed at a secluded spot/hotel? 

This is probably the most secluded place I’ve stayed in during my travels. It was a perfect way to start our honeymoon. It slowed the pace of life and gave us plenty of time to just relax.

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Comments

  1. Sounds like an amazing time!!!!!!

  2. That looks amazing!!!

  3. Wow, what an incredible place for a honeymoon! It looks like it was very relaxing. I’m so glad that you are having a great time! :)

  4. Josh has ALWAYS wanted to stay in a hut above water! Thats why his ideal vacation would be bora bora!! This looks so awesome. LOVE all of the fresh fruit- one of the best parts of a tropical vacation in my opinion. The drinks sound delicious too. You look gorgeous

  5. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    I haven’t stayed at a private resort or spot I would love to go to Bora Bora or any of those islands that have huts just like you stayed at. *~*~Dreaming!*~*~ LOL

    Yumm all that fruit I would go to town and pig out with no shame. LOL

    By the way love the tan your sporting what a glow!!!

  6. I’m sure that fruit IS amazing… all those drinks look like just the right thing!

  7. Ohhh all that fruit looks so GOOD!

  8. Very nice! I’ve never been to Davao, but I’ve been to Cebu and your pics remind me of it. I LOVE Philippine mangoes too (I just recently wrote about them http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com/dessert/mango-memories) and your post is making me miss the Philippines so much! Looking forward to reading the rest of your honeymoon recaps!

  9. I’ve never stayed anywhere like that, but that water looks sooooooo pretttyyyy! I want to drink it!! :D This makes me want to cry b/c now I miss Asia sooo much!! What a great time with your husband~and I hope your return will be just as blessed :)

  10. Ohmygosh everything looks so amazing there. Not that I’m getting married anytime soon but this sure is a great idea for a honeymoon…

    Glad to hear you guys are having such a great time!

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