I was browsing through facebook one day when a photo posted by my friend, Fely, caught my attention. She and her friend were on a holiday at Seagrass Resort, Samal, Davao City and I was just green with envy at the inviting waters and perfect weather!
I jokingly told her to take me to that resort whenever I am in Davao. Anyways, I was able to grab that photo she posted (with her permission of course!) and here it is!
photo credits: Fely Larian
Isn’t it beautiful? Our family was planning on a beach holiday the last time we went home but somehow because of time (and budget) constraints, we were not able to. Later this year, we will be going home again and this time, I would see to it that we would hit the beach.
I was curious about the rates so I tried to look for it online, and here’s what I found:
Photo credits: www.davaoismyplace.blogspot.com
I was looking at the small kubo that costs only 750 Php per night. That’s not really pricey, even if our family would opt for the medium kubo which is 1,000 Php per night considering that the resort has great amenities. Camping out in those tents would be fun, too I believe– given that Davao is the safest city in the Philippines and we don’t have to fear spending the night out in the beach. So yes! It’s agreed then. Seagrass makes it to the top 5 destinations in our list when in the Philippines!
You cannot be in Davao and not check out its latest mall, SM Lanang Premier. SM Lanang is one of the structures you will immediately notice as your plane descends Davao City because it is actually very close to Francisco Bangoy International Airport.
One of the best things about SM Lanang is its huge parking space
Gigantic red shoe in the middle of the ground floor
Not so packed in the early afternoon
Later people just swarmed around Richard Poon as he sang his ballads
This wing gets so beautifully-lit at night
If you are not very keen in shopping or walking around, you can spend lazy afternoons at the back which is exceptionally beautiful at dusk.
One of the attractions in SM Lanang Premier is its dancing fountain. The fountain gets to “dance” every two hours on weekdays but every hour on weekends. It’s definitely something to look forward to when you visit the mall.
The dancing fountain
The kids greatly enjoyed the show!
I will definitely visit SM Lanang Premier again the next time I am in Davao. And yes, I am ready for more surprises Davao City has to offer its guests!
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When we visited my brother and his family in Davao City last month, he made mention about this surplus shop that sells very cheap items. Being the certified “pre-loved” lover that I am, we made a trip there right there and then– and the kids tagged along.
We're here! It's not very clear in the photo, but there's an American flag as you enter the main door
The place is huge!
"Ukay" is a Filipino word meaning to dig. Pre loved items, therefore, are called "Ukay ukay" because you have to dig through a pile of stuff to find what you want!
Board games and books! This got me really crazy!
Look at what the kids found! Roi with his cousin in masks.
We did not find any threaded inserts for wood, but they should be selling those– it’s just that we were pressed for time.
We went home happily bringing our board games for a good deal. We were able to buy a pair of roller blades for Ria too, for 600 PhP (around 15 USD). Now ain’t that cheap?
American Surplus is located in F. Torres St., Davao City, Philippines