Summer in the Philippines is kicking off and a lot of us are surely planning for beach getaways. If one of your summer destinations is the south, you shouldn’t miss the beauti-cious city of Mati in Davao Oriental.
If there is one thing that Mati city prides itself of, it’s the pristine white sand beaches and natural sights that captivates in their own uniqueness. Mati is home to Dahican Beach, the known surfing and skim-boarding capital of the south. It is also one of the most-visited beaches in the Philippines during summer especially around the time of SummerFrolic festival.
So here we listed the top Dahican Beach Resorts and Accommodations for your relaxing and memorable stay.
1. Kubo Sa Dahican
Kubo Sa Dahican Beach Resort offers a wide array of accommodation rooms and cottages that you can choose from depending on your length and purpose of stay. The resort’s entrance fee is Php50 inclusive of swimming pool use and shower areas. They also have open cottages or kiosks available for Php300 if you’re staying at daytime only.
- Outdoor salt-water infinity pool
- Volleyball area
- Gazebo dining area and bar
- Outdoor Grill area and Kitchen
- Toilets and Shower cubicles
Contact #: 09061552094
2. Dahican Surf Resort
Dahican Surf Resort offers a great view and access to Dahican beach (has perfect view of sunrise!). They have open and closed cottages ideal for day and overnight visit. It is popular among tourists for surfing lessons they offer. They also have surf and skim boards for rent if you are already skilled.
Contact #: 09272871790
3. Lane’s Kalapyahan
Located in Purok Maribujok, Dahican, Lane’s Kalapyahan is new among Dahican Beach Resorts. They have a big backyard thus it is gaining attention for being the official location of Mati’s SummerFrolic Festival in 2015. It is also the official location this year.
- Family (good for 6 pax) – Php6,000
- Double Deck (good for 4 pax) – Php2,500
- Double Deck (good for 3 pax) Php2,000
Contact #: 09236829220 / 09329313892 / (087) 811-1548
4. Botona Dahican Beach Resort
Botona Dahican Beach Resort is the best budget-friendly resorts there is in Dahican. It offers a relaxing beach atmosphere that you may only experience in those luxury ones.
Entrance fee: PHP10 per adult person
Kiosks/open cottages: PHP300 for day use only
- Cottage 1 (2 bedrooms with private terrace) – PHP 2,000 per room
- Cottage 2 (2 bedrooms with bigger private terrace) – PHP 2,000 per room
Contact #: 09185255227 / 09264501253
5. Kanakbai Tropical Home
Kanakbai Tropical Home is one of luxury resorts in Dahican beach with room rates starting from 2,500 per night for 2 persons. The resort boasts of various tropical plants ornamenting its surroundings. With its great location and complete amenities, staying in the resort will definitely be worth it.
Contact #: 09177197209 / (087) 388-3657
6. Menzi Beach Park and Campsite
Menzi Beach Park and Campsite is a public beach resort. It is a favorite place among the locals to go on picnics or family outings. Tourists also love this beach because of its white sand and clear water that is ideal for sunbathing and swimming.
If you love camping or just want to use a tent on your beach stay, this is the best option.
7. Belacita Dahican Beach House
Belacita Beach House is another contemporary resort along Dahican beach offering a magnificent view of the Pacific sea. The resort’s modern exteriors is what makes it stand out from the rest of Dahican beach resorts.
Contact #: 09165011756 / 09178798877
8. Pacific Breeze Homestay
Pacific Breeze is your home away from home. The beach house has 2 air-conditioned rooms and can be rented out exclusively.
Contact #: 09088636710
9. Oriental Prince Suites and Arcade
If you prefer an accommodation that is easily accessible to the beach and the city, you can choose Oriental Prince Suites and Arcade. It is located at Airport Road, Near DAR Office, Brgy. Dahican, Mati City. It has a series of both luxury and affordable rooms.
Contact #: (087) 388-3895 / 09127876510
10. Blue Ocean Inn
Blue Ocean Inn probably offers the most luxurious accommodation among Dahican Beach Resorts. It has suite-type rooms with elegant furnishings and complete amenities one could ask for in a beach stay. Room rates start from Php3,000 per night.
Contact #: 0908 944 8680
How To Get To Dahican Beach
The nearest airport to Mati City is Davao International Airport (a.k.a. Francisco Bangoy International Airport). From Davao International Airport, you can just hire a taxi and head to Victoria Plaza Mall or Gaisano Mall. When you arrive at the mall, ask the driver to drop you at the van terminal for Mati City. Alternatively, there are jeepneys or multi-cabs outside the airport that are bound to these malls. Vans going to Mati City usually leave every hour and fare is PHP220. Travel time to Mati is 2.5 – 3 hours.
From Mati terminal, you can hire a motorcycle (habal-habal) or a tricycle going to one of these Dahican Beach Resorts. Fare is Php40 – Pph60 per motorcycle/tricycle.