If you would like to get away from the busy city for a while Samal Island would be an ideal place to visit for fun activities including cave exploration or rather spelunking where you can explore some of the many caves located on the island. While the popular Monfort Bat Cave which holds a Guinness World record for the world’s largest fruit bat colony is not allowed for exploration, the bats can be only observed in their natural habitat from another entrance. Pay a visit to the Giant Clam Sanctuary to go snorkeling or diving and see a farm of giant clams as well as colourful starfish in beautiful shallow waters and other marine life too. Hagitmit Falls is another sight to see with tiered waterfalls and a natural swimming hole, where you can relax surrounded by nature. Samal Island is complete with beautiful beaches rich with marine life making this one of the best diving and snorkeling spots, especially in places like Talikud Island and Mansud Wall.
More than 2 hours. Preferably a weekend stay or more.
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families or children
Samal bats, Monfort Bat Sanctuary, Giant Clam Sanctuary, Dap Ag Starfish, Mamacao Springs, Hagimit Falls, Japanese Cave House, Moncado White House
The prayer facilities at the island include indoor and outdoor spaces that provide enough privacy for prayer. Some of the Mosques near the area include the Masjed Al Nor.
Pearl Farm Resort is well-known for Halal friendly amenities and preparing Halal food at Samal Island. You can always ask the staff for more information if you are not sure. Ask the locals or hotel staff when searching for Halal restaurants near the tourist spots.