Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS), the complete nomenclature of a bracing seaside city located at the heart of Davao Gulf simply blew us away when we visited it the first time last 2002. Since then, it occupied a unique place in our hearts. We toured the island, we tasted the food, we mingled with the people and we knew that we'll always go back there again and again. There are many resorts that can cater to everyone's standards and personally with my family, we always frequented the Barcelo Pearl Farm Island Resort and the Paradise Island Resort. If you're in Davao, Samal Island is just a gaze away, a merely 10-15 minutes(45-50 minutes if you're going to Pearl Farm from Waterfront ) ride from Davao city via motorboat or ferry boat. I'll definitely bring my new baby boy next time(my first kid, Prisco had been there last 2006). I bet Cameron would love the boat ride as Prisco did! He might not yet appreciate the beautiful scenery(or he just might!) but the fresh, clean tropical air will make him drowse to sleep...Uhmmm,i can't wait to go back to Samal, an always,always special place for us.