A trip to Davao wouldn't be complete without going to Paradise Beach in Samal.
A 7 minute boat ride took us to the island for about 15 pesos per pax only :)
Boats were operated by the resort management and operational from 5AM to 5PM daily.
Entrance fee to Paradise Island was Php 100 per pax and all tables were free of use.
TIP: Food like the paella takes a long time to cook so you have to order it as soon as you get a good spot before you take a dip at the beautiful white beach :)
Also, it would be better to come during high tide to fully enjoy Paradise Island Beach :)
We ordered the SEAFOOD BASKET (Php 250) - good for 2-3 persons
It's a basket of deep fried fish, squid, shrimps and vegetables :)
Paradise Island and Beach Resort is also famous for their PAELLA VALENCIANA.
Since it was just the two of us, we ordered the small portion (Php 600), which was good for 6 persons. They also serve it in a larger portion (Php 950), good for 9 people.
Their menu says: "Traditional style of Spanish rice with fillings of chicken, lean pork, shrimp, crab, squid, green and red pepper and garnished with chorizo bilbao and slices of boiled egg. All flavored in olive oil and saffron. 1 hour and 15 minutes cooking time."
This dish is overloaded with meat!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
WE LOVED THE PAELLA!!! YUM YUM YUM!!
Again, when going to Davao, you MUST visit Paradise Island and try their PAELLA VALENCIANA!!!
Samal Island, Davao