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The Treasure of Isla Reta Beach Resort, Talikud Island

Talikud Island is part of the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS), Davao del Norte that lies in the Davao Gulf. The less developed island can be reached by boat ride from Sta. Ana wharf daily at 8 o’clock in the morning. It only takes an hour trip to the island.

This small island fascinated the locals and tourists from its emerald green water and its powdery white sand beaches, no wonder it is called as the Virgin Sea Kingdom of the South. It is very well known among Davaoeños spirited holiday makers.

One of its finest beaches is the Isla Reta Beach Resort. The beautiful and peaceful serene place packed with long white shore and bracing shades of Talisay trees, is a perfect destination for getaway.

It is also a divers’ paradise, knowing for its protected coral garden and fish sanctuaries. It provides unlimited views underneath the water. Grab your goggles or your snorkeling gear to leisurely wander to the vast sea treasure. But beware for the marine protectors are strictly observing ordinances.

Isla Reta offers sumptuous meals to satisfy your palates, delightful fresh seafoods and other mouthwatering delicacies that will fill your tummies. It is guaranteed that those have quite expensive charges. But if you have a plan to come and you are on a budget, just pack your own food or use their ample facilities to cook your food.
After an extravagant banquet, why not take a walk along the seashore. The resort has its extended place like lagoon wherein you can plunge to the crystal water and to escape from the crowded beach. If you are lucky enough, you can spot the different amazing sea animals such as fishes, jellyfish, starfish, sea urchins and even regent popping corals when it is in low tide.


The resort also caters team building, varied amenities such as 24 hours open canteen, beach party, snorkeling, and beach picnic. You can expect their great crew service and security. There is no electricity every morning.
If you want to stay here overnight, there are available huts, cottages, tents, and hammocks where you can feel the breath of sea breeze while taking a rest.

The rates are economically affordable. For Daytour – Php 75.00/head; Overnight (adult)- Php 150.00 (kids)- Php 75.00/head. The cottages rates are Picnic Hut – Php 150.00; Bahay Kubo Cottage – Php 700.00 for three persons.
Isla Reta Beach Resort is a wonderful place to escape, unwind, enjoy, and relax while encountering the enchanting beauty of nature at its best.

/// Written by Emma Morato, The Philippines

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