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It's More Fun in the Philippines, No.1 for Fun!


Planning a trip? Those who love to travel know the essence of all travel is about you and your enjoyment. Travelers know that the destination is a major part in planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into unfamiliar places, people and culture is paramount.

Expand your horizons and set your sight to the Philippines, an off the beaten path travel site! An undiscovered paradise made of thousands of islands and white sand beaches all around! A tiny dot in the map of the world, and yet a haven for travelers, backpackers, retirees and even passersby.

It offers awesome tourist attractions, magnificent beaches, hot spring resorts, colorful festivals, hundreds of scenic spots and world-class hotels and facilities. Not to mention the tropical climate, the affordable prices as well as the friendly and hospitable, English-speaking people! You will be glad you came, and we’re sure, you WILL come back for more FUN in the Philippines!




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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.

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.

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. Read More:


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Here at the Island Buenavista, we give a new dimension to the words ‘privacy’ and ‘exclusivity’. When we say that the island is private and exclusive, we mean YOU OWN THE ISLAND for the period that you booked. There’s nobody else on the Island except you and the Buenavista staff.

We have the logistics taken care of, so you don’t have to worry about cooking or fixing the bed. Sumptuous meals are served at the Pavilion at your desired schedule. Our courteous Island staff will be happy to cater to your needs and requests.

No stress. Think of nothing except how to spend your time relaxing on the Island Buenavista.

The Island Buenavista is an exclusive island resort in Samal, Davao, Philippines, thriving with lush tropical vegetation and numerous palm trees.

Here, you can enjoy the utmost privacy because this luxury beach resort is only rented out as a whole to one group at a given time.

A white sandy beach, as well as crystal clear waters of the Davao Gulf, envelops this four-hectare paradise. Several meters from the beach, you will find beautiful coral reefs and abundant marine life–making Buenavista a remarkable diving destination as well.

You can enjoy the whole island and you get to choose whom to enjoy it with, because it is yours exclusively. There’s just you and our courteous staff, who are at your beck and call to give you personalized service.

All you have to do is relax, enjoy, do anything (or nothing at all) in the comfort of your private island getaway.  Read More:


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The private haven of Island Buenavista is an eco-friendly getaway island, home to diverse sea creatures (including a Hawksbill turtle reservoir), exotic coral reefs, and stretches of white sand. Their Balinese-inspired Beach Hut opens up a comfy, canopied bed directly to the beach. Explore their tropical waters by opting to kayak or snorkel, or make arrangements with their divemaster so you may delve even deeper into the surrounding seas.

The Island Buenavista is located at Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte. For more information, visit their website:  Read More:


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