DAVAO

Family bonding at Eden Nature Park

Manlalakbay

I FIRST visited Eden Nature Park and Resort in 2011 when I was still a campus journalist at Crossroads, the official student publication of my alma mater Holy Cross of Davao College. It was my first teambuilding activity with the club.

I could still remember how satisfied we were with our experience at the resort back then. Fast forward to today, I lost count of how many times I visited this landmark destination in the city. I frequent here because SunStar Davao, the company I work for and Eden have been doing partnerships for years.

Every time I get invited in here, I always feel excited. Until just this summer, I thought of sharing this wonderful experience to my family. It was our first time together in the resort and I have no regrets of bringing them here.

We arrived here Saturday noontime, after settling our things at the Gardenia room. We headed first to the Fishing Village, though we didn’t go fishing but we enjoyed watching other guests doing it. The resort’s pond is abounding with tilapia, dory, and hito.

After taking a quick siesta in our room, we decided to try the adventure rides. Well, actually, only Mama and Charles braved the Skycycle since they haven’t tried it yet while brother Rei, Frank, Papa and I ordered Aling Foping’s Halo Halo at Skyview Café.

Mama and Charles surely did enjoy Skycycle as both were smiling from ear to ear after the ride.

Before heading back to our room, we went to the resort’s newest attraction – Bamboo maze. This was one of the highlights of our stay here. We journeyed to the maze, got lost in the middle, but managed to escape together. We also took time taking pictures at the “I love Eden” landmark and Gazebo which are located just nearby.

We had our dinner at the Glamping area, just a stone’s throw away from our room. For two consecutive summers, Eden successfully staged summer Glamping activity which is highlighted with a fire dance performance and an outdoor movie activity.

The next day, we started our Sunday with a sumptuous breakfast at Vista Restaurant. My personal favourite is their Humba and fresh salad harvested from their state-of-the-art Hydroponic Technology.

We capped our staycation here at their blue, kidney-shaped pool. All of us took a dip while enjoying the lush vegetation around us. It was indeed a wonderful way to end our stay here.

Our overnight stay with the whole family is something to remember. With the resort’s exciting recreational activities, relaxing nature views, delightful food, and commendable customer service, Eden Nature Park and Resort is definitely nothing short of a perfect family bonding destination.

For suggestions, comments, and questions, email me at aceperez.manlalakbay@gmail.com. Follow me on social media @acejunerell.


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