Photo by Martin San Diego / Discovery Hospitality

Discovery Hospitality marries modern luxury and natural beauty in Samal resort

Discovery Samal offers magnificent views of the Davao Gulf.

The new Discovery Samal is the first and only Discovery Resort brand in Mindanao with the biggest resort convention facilities in Davao. Backed by Discovery’s award-winning, iconic, and memorable service and branded experiences, Discovery Samal offers magnificent views of the Davao Gulf, located in a sprawling enclave of carefully curated meeting, dining, and relaxation in the country’s premiere Resort City.

Discovery Hospitality Corporation (DHC), the leading name in luxury hospitality management and services in the Philippines, is rebranding to signify the expansion of its signature luxury and warmth to more destinations. Discovery’s portfolio includes the award-winning Discovery Shores Boracay and Club Paradise Palawan, which will both be rolling out their new faces in the coming months.

Discover Samal Island
Discovery Samal, the hospitality group’s first resort in Mindanao. Photos by Martin San Diego / Discovery Hospitality

Discovery chose the Island Garden City of Samal to be its arrival point and show the beauty of scenic landscapes, lush flora, and azure waters. With 153 lavish villas and plush accommodations, four intimate meeting rooms, and one opulent convention center that can accommodate up to 1,200 guests, Discovery Samal promises profound experiences for business and leisure, combining idyllic settings, refined comfort, convenience, and connectivity, and the genuine culture of care the Discovery brand is known for.

A new destination, endless possibilities

Discovery Samal is a state-of-the-art resort and destination that marries modern luxury with the innate beauty of the Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte. Built and situated in a region so rich and vibrant with culture and life, it is set to put the spotlight on the island’s tourism and business.

Conveniently located 5 minutes away from Davao City, the sprawling resort features multiple levels of accommodations, from the 9 private villas, each with their own dipping pool, to the 128 hotel suites, 15 executive suites, and the most spacious and Grand Signature Suite.

In collaboration with renowned architect Ed Ledesma and interior designer Manny Samson, these spaces are feature interiors where classic meets modern. Any type of traveler, whether families, groups of friends, honeymooners, or individuals who want to unwind in a private space will find comfort, privacy and grandeur awaiting them.

From the levels of accommodation also come different activities for adventure seekers. Discovery Samal features the biggest stretch of resort beach in the whole of Samal Island, which is the focal point of the resort. It has a large infinity pool next to it for that beach club experience, where cocktails and bites are served daily. Right up to the central villa area is another pool exclusive to villa guests, and further up to the hotel section is an expansive infinity pool for everyone to enjoy. All of these offer the most stunning views of the Davao Gulf and the city.

Discovery Samal pool
Discovery Samal is a state-of-the-art resort and destination that marries modern luxury with the innate beauty of the Island Garden City of Samal.

Discovery Samal also offers a rich gastronomic experience through its five dining outlets, each with its own unique culinary concepts to provide a diverse range of flavors. From seafood specialty dining with Morning Catch to vibrant al fresco lounging with Haribar, a wide variety of flavors at The Shoreline, easy bites at Garden City Cafe, and an intimate specialty restaurant.

Another central feature of the resort is its large convention venues, which can cater to corporate gatherings and grand celebrations. Equipped with advanced facilities that can accommodate up to 1,200 people, the venues are perfect for executive gatherings and elaborate destination weddings. Discovery Samal has a skilled event management team that can make every occasion remarkable.

“The launch of Discovery Samal Resort under the newly rebranded Discovery Resorts marks a significant step forward for Discovery Hospitality,” said Jose Parreño Jr., COO of Discovery Hospitality and president of Discovery World Corporation.

“This is a testament to our commitment to continually provide the highest level of hospitality service across the country. With the introduction of this magnificent resort in Samal, we are further strengthening our portfolio and emphasizing our dedication to making the Philippines a world-class destination.”

The new lifestyle.