Island Buenavista is a privately owned island resort located off the east coast of Davao City, and north of the Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS). This luxury island resort is a four-hectare exclusive paradise of lush tropical greenery and tall palm trees surrounded by white powdery sandy beach in the midst of the crystal clear waters of Davao Gulf. The Island is widely known for its rich formation of coral reefs and abundant marine life, and is considered as one of the top snorkeling and diving destinations in Davao.
|View of the island from Samal|
|The entire Island is available for exclusive use and rental only|
|The area surrounding the Island is marine protected|
|White sand beach is one of the many features of this exclusive paradise|
|The Island is covered with lush tropical greenery and tall palm trees|
|The perfect island getaway all for yourself!|
|It is one of the top snorkeling and diving destinations in Davao|
|Home to the Hawks Bill Turtles|
Island Buenavista is an eco-friendly island, and is home to the Hawks Bill Turtle Sanctuary. The area around the island is declared a marine protected area by the city government of Samal, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to help maintain its pristine state, and ensure the preservation of the habitat of several marine species endemic in the surrounding area. Use of any form of watercraft is strictly prohibited.
|Map to the Island Buenavista|
The Island Buenavista enjoys a mild, pleasant tropical climate all year round, with no pronounced wet or dry season. The coolest months are from November to February with an average temperature of 25°C (77°F). During the peak summer months, from March to May, temperatures average 28°C (82.4°F) but may occasionally rise as high as 32°C (89.6°F).
What is so awesomely unique about this island getaway is that the whole Island Buenavista is ONLY AVAILABLE FOR EXCLUSIVE USE AND RENTAL for groups and families. Booking arrangements are usually made seven days before the intended stay at the Island.
|Signage welcoming guests to the Resort|
The Pavilion is a wooden nipa hut that opens to the beach. Here, one is served with fresh seafood, and other sumptuous native dishes with some exotic food like sea urchins dipped in vinegar over a newly opened buko juice served with a straw. Food is usually prepared locally by the Island staff according to one's preference and desired schedule.
|Inside the Pavilion|
|Pathway of the Pavilion|
Other amenities include a kidney-shaped swimming pool, where drinks are served by friendly island staff in soft sarongs; kayaking in the crystal-clear shallow waters of the Island; snorkeling and diving with professional divemasters; and a visit to the turtle sanctuary. The island is powered by two large generator sets that light up the entire facilities in the Island during night time.
|Kidney-shaped swimming pool|
The Family Villa is a beautifully constructed modern beach house designed with a slight touch of tribal theme. It is fully air-conditioned and has a double bed master's bed room that opens to a balcony overlooking the beach and Davao gulf with a panoramic view of Mount Apo - Philippines' highest mountain peak in the backdrop; a guestroom with a double bed and two single beds; a spacious living room, a kitchen complete with cooking appliances, equipment, and utensils; a loft and a basement each designed with a unique rustic and contemporary theme, and which can easily be converted into sleeping quarters to accommodate four more persons. Each of the masters’ bedroom and guestroom has a private bath with hot and cold showers, and a television. There are four Family Villas in the Island and each can comfortably accommodate 18 persons.
|Spacious living room|
|Inside the Family Villa|
|The Master's Bedroom|
|The Family Villa's private bath and toilet|
|The Island Suite|
There are two Island Suites, each of which can accommodated three persons. It is fully air-conditioned, furnished with a double bed, a private bath with hot and cold shower facilities. Each Island Suite has its own veranda that opens to the beach.
|The Beach Hut|
|Balinese-inspired open Beach Huts|
|View of the beach and nearby islands from the bed|
Guests in the Island awake each morning with a sumptuous breakfast waiting at their tables.
A private van awaits guests of the Island from the Davao International Airport and services to the Sasa Wharf, where guests are then ferried to Ana Marina Resort in Samal Island. From there, a 10-minute small boat ride across to Buenavista Island Resort. Transfers are included in the packages.
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848 Atis St., Juna Subd., Matina, Davao City
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