From Mati, we went back to Davao City, straight to the jetty at the Waterfront Insular Hotel to board our boat to Chema's by the Sea, my favorite resort in the country. I admire the resort's design and peaceful setting.
Only 10 minutes away by boat from Davao City, this wonderfully designed resort blends well with nature. It's luxurious as well, and in all the times that I have been there, never has it been full (and I've been here 5 times already in just two years). That's because the Kincho, the owner and also the designer of the resort, made sure to keep up to its image of an upscale resort.
There are only less than 8 rooms, totaling to about 25 people in capacity for the entire resort. There is an infinity saltwater pool that looks over to the sea. The beachfront may be small in comparison to nearby Paradise Island Resort, but is sufficient enough for beach bumming and swimming. There's no house reef though, but fishes can still be seen from their waters.
I really love the resort, and with the opening of their new rooms, Chema's by the Sea grows even better. It is the perfect example of responsible resort development in the country. I just wished their food was better and had more variety. Oh, and a spa would be nice as well.
Chema's by the Sea
+63 82 3030235
Room rates start at P3,500 a night.
Call for pick up at the Waterfront Insular jetty.