Monday, October 18, 2021

Beach or mountain breeze?

STAYING at home and seeing only the walls of your house for a prolonged period of time can take a toll on your mental wellness and creativity.

If you’re missing the outside world so much and want to escape for a while and experience the therapeutic effect of nature, you can actually do that now in Davao Region, just always keep in mind to follow minimum health safety standards.

This Kadayawan season, let’s rediscover what Davao can offer to all beach bums and mountain fresh air lovers. Whether you are into beach and sand or you prefer the cool breeze of the mountainside, Davao can present you with options.

Chema’s By The Sea

Just a few minutes boat ride from the city is another city that is abundant of beach gems - Island Garden City of Samal. This is what makes Davao attractive to many - you can be transported to an island in less than an hour.

There is a unique experience that only the beach can offer. While Samal is home to a number of resorts and vacation rentals, there’s this one property that is worth commending to everyone, especially to those who want to relish total relaxation - Chema’s By The Sea.

The resort’s white sand beach, great amenities, delectable food, and exceptional customer service will definitely satisfy guests enough to make them come back every after stay. For this Kadayawan weekend, August 20 to 22, Chema’s By The Sea offers 3-day and 2-night stay in their cottages and cabanas, with rates starting at P11,450 nett, inclusive of full board meals, boat transfers, welcome drink upon arrival, access to the resort’s full amenities, and complimentary wireless internet connection.

The resort’s main dining restaurant, Garden House, is also a must-try as it offers tasteful and Davao-unique dishes to complete the whole experience. For more information, check their official Instagram account @chemasbytheseadavao.

Pine Breeze Villa

For those who are looking for a getaway to a place of lush green trees, cold breeze, and fresh mountain air, just take an hour and a half drive from the bustling city to Pine Breeze Villa situated in Barangay Datu Salumay, Marilog, Davao City.

This charming and rustic vacation house welcomes its guests with outdoor adventure vibes highlighted with nature and tropical gardens with three dainty A-frame cottages.

This new vacation house, with an elevation of 1,200 feet above sea level, in Marilog can be one’s home away from home. Each villa has its garden and campfire area, giving guests a more laidback set-up. If you are enjoying the place with your special someone, family, and/or friends, you can gather and have good conversations at their picnic greens centered with Bonfire pits to share the warmth during the cold weather nights that can reach 17ºc. Pine Breeze Villa also has a Gazebo where you can dine and enjoy delectable food prepared by the villa’s in-house Chef. But if you prefer to do the cooking, most kitchen needs like a stove, fridge, freezer, rice cooker, utensils, and others are provided. Guests can also bring their food at no extra charge.

Internet connection is also not a problem here as it has 4G-LTE access.

With the cool foggy weather, the beautiful sceneries, and the peaceful ambiance away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Pine Breeze Villa is no doubt the next favorite vacation spot in the region. You can check the place @pinebreezevilla on Instagram.


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