White sand beaches and resorts in Philippines are usually a busy places during summer. Enjoying summer is fun. Playing with waves and cool water really feels great and refreshing. I been through with many resorts and lately I have visted this high class resort which I instantly listed as my another favorite Davao tourist spots and highly recommended resort for you this summer.
We actually intended to go for a house tripping at Villa de Mercedes located at Toril, Davao City. And as we go around the subdivision, one of the housing agent told us to check out the swimming pool. As we reached the place, it really captivated our mind because of the beauty and modern trend of the swimming pool. Indeed a breath taking place. Actually I though that it is considered as a private resort for Villa de Mercedes subdivision only but surprisingly they allow outsiders to enjoy the resort for a low price.
Let me first describe the pool. Villa de Mercedes swimming pool has a great and super high class designs - a modern one. It is an infinity pool and the beach kilometers away looks like just connected with the pool as you take a look from the pool's sand. The swimming pool's depth is only 5 feet. Diving is not allowed but I assure you, you would still enjoy the place. There is also a kid's pool.
The swimming pool is designed to be a beach like with white sand and shore. You can play volleyball behind the benches near the pool and still it's a white sand. You can do sun bathing using the benches on the side. For food, there is a restaurant near the entrance gate. They serve different delicious meals, pastries, snacks and ice cream. Bringing of foods inside the pool area is not allowed however there's a walking distance cottages outside for free and you can leave your food there and lock the cottage when going back to the pool.
You can stay overnight at the cottage if you wish but swimming pool is only open until 11:00PM. Villa de Mercedes swimming pool has a breath taking view during day time and captivating view when night comes. Different lights are all over the place and underwater lights changed to different colors which adds dramatic view to the place.
I'm sure you will also gonna love this one. Now if you want to enjoy this resort, getting there is very easy. First you need to be in Davao City and then make a reservation to the resort. You can only enter the subdivision if you have access inside or with any Villa de Mercedes agency. You can ride with them if your reservation will be granted and if you have a vehicle, just take the road going to Sta. Cruz. Before reaching Sirawan, you can see a signage pointing you to Villa de Mercedes direction. Just follow the road and give the agency name to the guard on duty on the Villa de Mercedes entrance gate. Guard will check if you really have made a reservation on that day. Swimming pool entrance fee is only PHP150.00 during weekdays and PHP200.00 every weekends and cottage is free. They are very strict with swimming wear. Only silk swim wear are allowed.
Important: Hire a taxi driver to pick you up when you leave at night. Vehicle are hard to catch up when going back.
Updated Entrance Fees Prior 2012
Monday-Friday - Entrance fee (Day and Night Tour) Php150.00
Saturday and Sunday - Entrance fee (Day and Night Tour) Php200.00
The additional was for towel rental.
Location: Toril, Davao City, Davao del Sur Philippines
Budget: 500-1000 per person (Davao City based)
and look for Ma'am Marlene (Moreno Agency)
Enjoy these other pictures taken at Villa de Mercedes Infinity Pool