Scene City | Mother’s Day was extra special at the Island Buenavista

AN EXCLUSIVE island resort in Davao, Philippines, thriving with lush tropical vegetation, palm trees, swimming pool and unending, sandy beaches was our weekend getaway for Mother’s Day on May 13, 2018We boarded the boat at around 7:30 a.m. from the jetty of Pirata Bar of Waterfront Davao Insular Hotel with families and local tourists who had the same thought – to go to the exclusive island-resort without a stressful plane ride but to enjoy the wind, the sand, and the sea amid the tall trees and windy beach.

This luxurious beach resort is rented out as a whole to one group at a given time. It gives accommodation for weddings and private parties. This time, a group of 50 boarded the boat and arrived at the island after an hour, met by a reception party who gave us garlands and a welcome drink of fresh green coconut juice.

Aerial view of Island Buenavista on Ligid Island

Aerial view of Island Buenavista on Ligid Island

A white sandy beach, as well as crystal clear waters of the Davao Gulf, envelops this four-hectare paradise. Several meters from the beach, you will find beautiful coral reefs and abundant marine life–making Buenavista a remarkable diving destination as well.

Guests for the day tour enjoyed swimming in the pool’s warm water while others chose to ride the kayak by the sea. Lunch was a spread of Chicken Tinola, Pork & Chicken Barbecue, Green Salad, Panacota, and fresh fruits,

For those who want to enjoy the island with their chosen company, they can enjoy the whole island and get to choose whom to enjoy it with, because it is theirs when they book it exclusively. The courteous staff will be at their beck and call to give personalized service. Vatious cottages and function halls are available in the island.

For those who wish to avail of the summer day tour, jump off area is at Pirata Bar, Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao. Brenda Ocampo, Sales & Marketing manager of the Ayala Resorts – Eden Nature Park & Resort and Island Buenavista, was there to send off the guests on Sunday morning, Mother’s Day. (Photo credits: Nicole Kyra and Zoe Andrea R. Wong)

Guests on the day tour view the amenities of one of the cottages

Guests on the day tour view the amenities of one of the cottages

 

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