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.
Day 3 of our trip began with a trip to the wharf to take a 45 minute boat ride to Pearl Farm Resort.
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.
Approaching our destination.
We were greeted with refreshing pineapple juice during our arrival.
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.
Icy and refreshing.
Riding a golf cart, we headed over to our hut. We stayed in one of the Samal houses.
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.
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.
Going in and out of the pool, taking naps under the hut and reading my book was PURE relaxation.
We enjoyed dinner buffets at night (all our meals were buffet and was part of our package).
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,
especially these mangoes. They were so sweet, you would think they were sprinkled with sugar.
During dinner, I enjoyed eating whatever vegetable and seafood dishes they offered. The buffet menu changed every night.
Buko (coconut) pandan mousse dessert. This was my favorite out of all the desserts we had.
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.