Most people would agree that summertime is best spent on the beach — swimming, snorkeling, or getting your skin colored under the heat of the sun. For us here in Davao, the best place (or beaches) to be is to jump out of the city’s land mass into the nearby island: The Samal Island.
Falling In Love With Isla Reta
Davao Traveler’s pick for this summer is the lesser advertised (too bad) beach resort in Samal, or more specifically in Talicud Island. The name is Isla Reta. Now thanks to the Internet, the resort is getting its share of high-tech exposure.
Here is Isla Reta at a distance:
Got a few words to describe it? Here are some from those who have been there (including the author):
- Very clean, white sand
- Nice view of the mountain in front
- Secluded and very quite
- Perfect for snorkeling
- Peaceful and relaxing
Well, you can add yours on the comment of this article after you have visited the beach yourself. You will definitely like it there, just like the kids on the photo shown below.
If that is not enough, here is a short video of kids (former kids, I think) having their time at the Isla Reta enjoying the beach and each other’s company.
Some Tips For Isla Reta Guests
Isla Reta is some 30 to 45 minutes of motorboat ride from Davao City. If you intend to go there and be back in Davao on the same day, better make your trip to the place early in the morning. They have scheduled motorboat trip from the Magsaysay Wharf in Davao City. To be sure of the schedule, better get in touch with their staff over this line 082-234-7903.
There’s not much commercial stores in that part of the island. So it is advisable that you bring with you the necessary things and enough foods for your beach activities. Products coming from the city are more expensive there (think about the distribution cost) so take that into consideration.
You may also request the staff to cook for you for a minimal fee.
So, if you are thinking of going to the beach this summer, think of Isla Reta.