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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mergrande Ocean Resort

Like every cities, Davao City is widely known for having a numerous beautiful and cool white sand beaches and resorts. One resort that you should put on your travel blog list when visiting Davao City is the Mergrande Ocean Resort. This summer we decided to try Mergrande Ocean Resort since it is near to our location. Living in Davao City, this is my very first time to visit the resort. And I was amazed with the beauty of those landscaping I saw when we arrived. The resort has a nature ambiance which is really cool and very relaxing.

white sand beaches and resorts in Philippines mergrande ocean resort

Entering the resort you will see a mountain like wall at the back of the pool with a waterfalls effects from the top - a really breathtaking landscapes. This makes the resort attractive. Since that was summer time, the place is full of people. We enjoy though the pool wasn't that deep as we expected. You can't enjoy diving with a swimming pool with 5 feet depth only. But truly, it's ambiance is really cool, that's the thing I can assure you. Unlike other swimming pools, Mergrande's pool floor level was painted in mint green that gives the water a green color. This is perfectly designed to make it match to it's nature like ambiance.

white sand beaches and resorts in Philippines mergrande ocean resort

There were small cottages available inside and a cafeteria. Bringing of food isn't allowed inside however there are cottages outside, cottages that are really meant for people who's in the beach but then you can pay for one cottage if you want to bring many foods. I don't really recommend the beach because it's a little dirty and dangerous because of it's unconsistent sea level. The huge nipa hut cottage is only PHP300.00. Prices in cafeteria is also expensive so it is more good to bring foods with you and take a cottage outside.

white sand beaches and resorts in Philippines mergrande ocean resort

You can experience Mergrande Ocean Resort for a low price. Entrance fee is only PHP20.00 and PHP10.00 for children. You can enjoy the pool until 11:00PM. It is easy to get there, starting point, let's say in Davao City proper. You can take a public jeeney with Toril route at Bonifacio St. and then just ask the driver to drop you at Mergrande's highway. Then take a motorcycle to reach the place. If you get a taxi in case you are not comfortable in PUJ, that is also good. Davao City taxi drivers are very honest, meter sealed and tested and they are hospitable. So better travel now, try Mergrande Ocean Resort this summer and list it on your travel blog.

Location: Toril, Davao City
Budget: 500-1000 per person


  1. This is a great travel guide. Looking for more of your travel documentation. :)