Talikud Island is another nearby island in Samal. Also packed with beautiful and peaceful serene beaches is a place to visit on hot summer days.
Famous for its untouched sea kingdom is Isla Reta Beach Resort. A diver’s paradise it is! According to some divers who went there, “one must come and see for themselves a nature beneath the surface of the earth”. Divers will have a one of a kind diving sensation as they plunge into the depths of its crystal clear waters.
Isla Reta Beach Resort has a lot to offer for your untamed palates. A number of restaurants are available within the vicinity of the resort. Delicious delicacies that will surely fill your soaring tummies are there to complete your getaway. The guarantee comes with a price, well as economists usually say: there is no such thing as free lunch these days! It really is, because this delicious food comes with exuberating charges. Its charges are quite expensive due to the inaccessibility of the ingredients. So if you plan to come over and you have tight budget for such escapade, I’d advise you to bring your own food since they have ample facilities where you can cook your own food. For you to have a clue about the food prices: it’s about 50% higher than the usual price in the city. Anyway you can have a good lunch or dinner with your loved ones and friends with your own recipes.
Like any other resorts around the island, Isla Reta Beach Resort takes pride with the natural corals that pops up anywhere beside its shores. Walking along the sea shore is quite a peaceful moment but I bet you’ll spoil your moment when you walk along their shores since sea urchins are just around the corner unnoticeably wailing theirs stings. So if you plan to walk around the shore, wear your sandals to refrain from the Sea Urchin’s sting.
With your snorkeling gear, corals are best seen in their territory. So soak up in water and see for yourself the baby chorals flourishing in their utmost regent forms. So with the marine creatures that will awestruck you as you hold them.
If you have any plans of staying here overnight, you may bring in your tent and pitch them near the shores. Else, you may look for a pair of trees and hang in your hammock. There are available huts also where you can have a fresh breeze dripping into your skin while taking a nap.
Isla Reta Beach Resort is a good place to visit when you want to be one with nature since it’s a less developed resort. Just be patient with its rocky roads though.
The Isla Reta Beach Resort is behind a small village. There are regular trips for tourists and travelers up to 3pm. From Davao city it only takes ten-minute boat ride to reach Samal Island, plus it takes around 30 to 45 minutes trip to Talikud Island.
- Daytour – Php 75.00/head
- Overnight – Php 150.00/head
- Overnight(Kids) – Php 75.00/head
- 3 years old and below – Free
- 4 to 10 years old/half – Php 35.00
- Picnic Hut – Php 150.00/night
- Open Cottages – Free
- Complete bed – Php 80.00/set
- Mattress – Php 40.00
- Blanket – Php 20.00
- Pillow – Php 20.00
- Mat – Php 30.00
- Concrete Room(max of 2 persons) – Php 800.00/night
- Native Room(max of 3 persons) – Php 700.00/night
- Dormitory Type(max of 15 persons) – Php 3,500.00
- Beer and Soft drinks 25%
- 1.5 coke – Php 10.00
- Litro – Php 8.75
- Grande – Php 20.00
- Family – Php 7.50
- 12 oz – Php 6.75
- Regular – Php 10.00
- 8 oz – Php 5.00
- N Can – Php 10.00
- *Price may change without prior notice
- Boat Fare
- Fare per Trip – Php 70.00
- White Sand Beach
- Clean CR
- Volleyball Court
- 24 Hours Security
- Open Cottages
- Rooms [non-air-conditioned]