How much time does it usually take for the busiest bees among us to find the perfect getaway? Certainly, almost everybody would agree that it would probably take about a day or so, since a getaway is not perfect unless it takes you far from your usual reality â€“ much less take you somewhere that would make you consequentially forget where you actually came from. If thatâ€™s the case, then the perfect getaway might be lying outside the countryâ€™s borders, with a few exceptions that lie inside the countryâ€™s domain; few exceptions that would need you to scour every inch of possibility as if you were checking out a map that doesnâ€™t make sense at all.
The thing is, we’re good with seeking “heavens” on earth that finding a good vacation destination is just as easy as thinking of it, and picturing that youâ€™re walking in it all the while. In fact, we’re so good that we’d uncover all the wonders of Davao City for everybody to see how much there is for everyone else to enjoy. And since weâ€™ve been talking about the perfect getaway, let’s start somewhere you surely haven’t heard of yet.
Today, we’re taking you to Hof Gorei Beach Resort, a young and fresh resort found in the Island Garden City of Samal. So how much time do you need to get here? More or less two and a half hours if you take the easiest route. That’s an hour and a half for the plane ride from Manila (one hour from Cebu), a fifteen-minute ride from the Davao International Airport to the Sta. Ana Wharf, and a 50-minute boat ride over the Davao Gulf which already feels some sort of a getaway on its own. Whoever says that the perfect getaway should need around a day to achieve will surely find this tourist destination as a glimpse at impossibility. Thankfully though, it’s as real as it gets.
Rightfully situated in the midst of the Samal landscape’s lushness, this resort offers definitive silence and calm â€“ making it a perfect destination for people who seek complete relaxation far from the urban environment. Wherever you look, the color green is sure to greet you back, as this resort is never short of flourishing plants in all shapes and sizes. For water lovers, the fine sand by the beachhead that kisses the pristine tide of the majestic Davao Gulf should prove so enticing that missing a good swim is never an option. And when you think youâ€™ve had too much of sea water, the resort’s “Infinity Pool” won’t disappoint.
The resort also offers different kinds of accommodations: Ocean View Rooms, Hillside View Rooms and Junior Suites. The Hof Gorei guest house should also offer much needed convenience after a whole day’s worth of water activities such as snorkeling, jet-skiing and banana boat riding. And if you haven’t had enough, you can get a drink by the Swim-up Bar. In Hof Gorei, there’s just so much to do that eventually, you’ll start forgetting all the problems you left home.
Apart from the perfect environment that sounds mythical, this resortâ€™s appeal also lies with the accommodations it has to offer. Themed bungalows having a perfect rustic touch creates a special ambiance that will surely make you feel that youâ€™re one with nature. Not to mention the hospitality and warmth that the Hof Gorei staff never fails to give. They will be there 24/7 to cater to your needs; whether it’s a good massage by the beach, or a much needed drink by the bar. Name it, and you’ll surely get it.
To wrap it all up, you’ll never find a place that offers so much without stretching your travel time to its limits. A word of advice though â€“ when youâ€™re feeling lost, losing track of time, and beginning to think about staying in Hof Gorei for good, don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal. That’s just how it feels to be in a paradise on earth.
This article is written by our newest writer to come on board: Randolph Reserva. Randolph is based in Davao and has so much more to share about travel and tourism in this place. To Randloph, welcome to DavaoTraveler.com.
For more details on the Hof Gorei, please visit their website at http://www.hofgorei-resortdavao.com.
Hof you visit the resort and see it for yourself! 😉