Its my first time to come to Isla Reta, I have heard of the beach before, but never did consider going there, until now. My wife and her classmates at her masteral classes planned to have a celebration after their comprehensive exam at Isla Reta. After sleepless nights of studying for the exam they plan to relax and have fun at Isla Reta Beach Resort.
We arrive at Sta. Ana wharf at around 2 pm, our boat leaves at 3 pm that day. Before arriving at Isla Reta, our boat made a stop at Kaputian wharf (the boat stayed there for about 5 minutes, because there were plenty of rice sacks that were unloaded during that trip). After Kaputian the boat then traveled to Talicud Island, we arrive at Talicud's wharf at about 5 pm (the boat going straight to Isla Reta was not available that time around). It only took about a 2 minute walk to Talicud's wharf going to Isla Reta.
When we arrive there the place was already packed with people but not over crowded as some of the well known beaches in Samal. My wife's classmate already reserve an open cottage for us, since we are staying over night and I really need to sleep, I rented a tent (it will cost you 400 pesos for the tent) additional charges if you want to add a pillow, blanket and mattress.
Once we settled in and our bags already placed in the tent, I went strolling around the place just to familiarize the surroundings. The comfort room and bathroom are all in one place, both for female and male. There's also a place were you can wash your utensils, and grilling place to cook your food.
You can also order food to be cooked in their canteen, the canteen will be closed at 10 pm so better order early. Electricity will be turned off at 6 am in the morning and will be back in the evening. So better charge your phones and cameras, or better yet bring and extra battery pack.
Even though it was already night you can still swim at the beach as there is a spotlight at each end of the resort. Damn it was cold though hahahha, but still enjoyed my swim. It is at daytime that you'll appreciate the beach though and the view of the resort.
So all in all the place was really nice, the sand was white, and the beach a pretty blue. I can't wait to visit the place again.
Here are some photos of the resort.
|At Sta. Ana Wharf|
|Inside the boat going to Isla Reta|
|This Guys Really love Sleeping at the beach|
|You can find more reviews of the place at Tripadvisor|
|Okay guys we are here to swim not to hunt|
|You can rent the Native Room for 700 pesos|
|Lets all be civilized people and FOLLOW RULES!! hehehehe|
|Nice place to play beach volleyball|
|Better not put your tent below a coconut tree|
|The green one is the rented tent from Isla Reta|
|A newbie photographer|
|Hmm, maybe she's sending this photo to FHM|
|Our ride back to Davao City - Sta. Ana Wharf|