The much-awaited unveiling of Discovery Samal took place on July 21, 2023, officially opening its doors to guests.
This highly-esteemed resort and estate is the newest property under Discovery Hospitality Corporation’s redefined Discovery Resorts brand and has the most exceptional amenities and the largest convention facilities in Mindanao, set to fulfill every traveler’s dreams.
Discovery Samal establishes a new standard for luxury hospitality in the region promising an unparalleled experience of opulence, exclusivity, and indulgence as it elevates tourism to another level.
The event was graced by esteemed guests, including prominent figures in the hospitality industry and government officials, the official opening of the resort marks the beginning of a new era for the region’s tourism. Held at the plenary of the resort, a symbolic cutting of the ribbon ceremony was led by Discovery Samal President Beatrice Gonzalez-Magallanes and General Manager Stanley Lau. Alongside her are members of Discovery World Corporation—esteemed hotelier and Chairman, John Tiu; Board Member Chris Tiu; and President and Chief Operating Officer of Discovery Hospitality Corporation, Jose “Jun” Parreño. Island Garden City of Samal Mayor Al David Uy also commenced the ceremony. The cutting of the ribbon is followed by the blessing of the resort, officiated by Most Rev. Romulo G. Valles, D.D. of the Archdiocese of Davao.
“My heart is overflowing with happiness and pride to see the sprawling resort come to fruition. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication from the whole team to make this property and this event a reality. This milestone has made the owners and the whole Discovery team come close and create a strong bond as we build the resort,” said General Manager Stanley Lau.
Notable local personalities graced the event, such as Discovery Samal Chairman Carlos “Charlie” Gonzalez, Congressman Carlos Lisandro “Sandro” Gonzalez, Island Garden City of Samal Tourism Officer Jennifer Cariaga, Davao del Norte Provincial Tourism Officer Noel Daquioag, Davao City Tourism Officer Jennifer Romero, and Discovery World Corporation Vice President of Investor Relations Jean Codiñera with husband PBA Legend Jerry Codiñera.
Discovery Samal sealed the moment, and with the coming of this grand resort comes a grand spectacle of entertainment and glamor featuring a delightful array of activities that left the attendees enthralled. Guests were treated with a captivating performance by the Kalumon Performing Ensemble, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines and celebrating the spirit of the island. This was then followed by an afternoon cocktail with upbeat tunes from DJ Knoxville at the pool club. Concluding the celebration was a dazzling fireworks display that illuminated the night sky, signifying the bright future of the resort.
From modern comforts to service that is founded on the famously known as “Service That’s All Heart” from its award-winning sister resorts, Discovery Shores Boracay and Club Paradise Palawan, Discovery Samal is a stellar destination in itself that brings unforgettable and remarkable moments.
A Jewel of Accommodations
Discovery Samal boasts 128 hotel suites, 15 executive suites, and the Grand Signature Suite, exuding elegance amid verdant greeneries and unparalleled views of the Davao Gulf. Top-notch amenities are highlighted in every stay with grandiosity, such as private balconies in all villas and suites and an undisturbed personal yard for the villas matched with its own dipping pools.
Dive into plush accommodations, take pleasure in a hot bath, or gaze through the stunning views. Every stay is unparalleled.
Culinary Delights and Unmatched Revelry
Laid out on sprawling six-hectare prime beach property, the resort boasts a myriad of delectable dining options, such as Morning Catch, The Shoreline, and Garden City Café—all curated to tantalize the taste buds of even the most discerning connoisseurs. From the fresh catch-of-the-day to gourmet international cuisines and authentic local dishes, the culinary team is dedicated to delivering unforgettable dining experiences. To complement the gastronomic delights, Haribar Lounge serves a wide array of masterfully handcrafted cocktails, premium spirits, and fine wines.
Feast on sumptuous food, toast through the beautiful sunsets, and have a good time. Every craving is satisfied.
Infinite Pleasure for Multi-Generations
Expansive infinity pools and a beach area—those are two of the many things that set Discovery Samal at the top. With its two (2) main pools, all accommodating every depth for every traveler, one (1) exclusive pool for villa guests, and the biggest stretch of resort beach in the whole of Samal Island, the possibilities are endless.
For those seeking utter relaxation and rejuvenation, Samal Escape Spa, opening this September 2023, offers an oasis of tranquility and bespoke wellness experiences. Indulge in a variety of rejuvenating treatments, therapeutic massages, and personalized wellness programs, all conducted by highly-trained experts in the field.
Amidst all pursuits and amenities is a playground for kids looking to enjoy vacations even more. At Sandbox, the little tots can delight in special activities, make friends with other toddlers, and get extra special care.
Bask in the sun, sip on refreshing beverages by the poolside, or immerse in the pristine ocean waters. Every getaway is a bliss.
Perfect for Business and Extravagant Gatherings
With the largest resort convention facilities in Mindanao, Discovery Samal provides an ideal venue for corporate events, conferences, and extravagant celebrations. As the resort gears up for the opening of the hall on Q4, five (5) function rooms with state-of-the-art facilities are ready to hold events, coupled with the resort’s unrivaled hospitality ensure that any event held will be an astounding success.
Gather brilliant minds, build team spirit, spend special occasions with loved ones, or say ‘I do’. Every moment is perfection.
Discovery Samal is now open and ready to welcome guests to a world of unparalleled luxury and unmatched experiences. Come and experience the epitome of indulgence in one of the Philippines’ most stunning destinations.