Stay + Philippine Airlines return flights
- 4D3N stay for 1 at Crown Regency Residences Davao for $1,800
- 4D3N stay for 1 at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao for $2,300
- 4D3N stay for 1 at Marco Polo Davao for $2,780
Hotels at a glance
Crown Regency Residences Davao
Offering 70 guest rooms including four Executive Suites, one Premium Suite, and 25 Family Villas, the hotel is a favourite amongst budget and business travellers due to its laidback surroundings and adequate facilities. The outdoor swimming pool and spa allows guests to recuperate and relax, while the fitness centre keeps their bodies at optimum shape. Besides that, the Fabulous Fifties Cafe and Lobby Lounge feeds patrons with local delicacies, while the 320sqm Grand Ballroom is capable of accommodating up to 273 people and is often used for business functions or family events.
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
Equipped with two restaurants and a bar, Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao serves guests with a plethora of local and Western cuisine as well as a mish-mash of cocktails – patrons could choose to enjoy their meals at the beachfront gazebos which offer a view of the Davao Gulf. Besides that, the hotel also has an outdoor pool, massage centre, and gym to help guests to relax and stay fit. Furthermore, tourists could enjoy the surrounding flora and fauna by following the walking trail at the garden.
Marco Polo Davao
Located 10km away from Francisco Bangoy International Airport and at the heart of Davao City’s shopping and business district, Marco Polo Davao aims to fulfill the daily needs of their customers to ensure they have a relaxing and fulfilling stay. Hungry guests may make their way to one of the five restaurants that serve a variety of international and Cantonese cuisine; The Eagles Bar is great for a night of unwinding with cocktails and liquors, while The Lobby Lounge provides high tea meals accompanied by live music. The Lazuli Spa and swimming pool provide patrons with a chance to loosen up and gather their thoughts before their next trip to the city.
Hong Kong to Manila
- Departure: 8.05am (GMT +8)
- Arrival: 10.15am (GMT +8)
Manila to Davao City
- Departure: 12pm (GMT +8)
- Arrival: 1.50pm (GMT +8)
Davao City to Manila
- Departure: 5.30pm (GMT +8)
- Arrival: 7.30pm (GMT +8)
Manila to Hong Kong
- Departure: 9.25pm (GMT +8)
- Arrival: 11.35pm (GMT +8)
Schedule for reference only, subject to changes and availability.
- Stay at Crown Regency Residences Davao, Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao, or Marco Polo Davao
- Rooms are on a sharing basis. Hotel room, bedding, and facilities vary from hotel to hotel
- Max. occupancy: 2 guests per room
Davao City, Philippines: What to see and do
The Davao City locale holds reign as a southern counterpart to the Manila metropolitan, holding its own as the fourth most populous city in the Philippines, matching its northern neighbor in stature as a hub of commerce, trade, and industrial enterprise - subsequently bestowing its status as the regional center and bringing about its christening as the Crown Jewel of Mindanao. Even so, the booming enclave doesn’t come without its defining quirks, like its melting pot of citizenry and cultures - with varied lineages owing to its history of transitive establishments between the armed forces and abaca traders of Japan, and American military, among others. Meanwhile, the Davao landscape proffers a duality of urban ubiquity and natural reserves, juxtaposing the cityscape with the sheltered giant that is Mount Apo - Philippines’ highest mountain and home to about 111 avian species, including the endangered national mascot, the Philippine Eagle.
This melded schism of terrains ultimately yields a city sprawl replete with close access to sandy beaches and nature-laden flourishes. The latter comes manifested through instances of abundant agricultural blooms with thanks to native patches of fertile volcanic soil, affording Davao its cornucopia of fruits - launching the city as one of the world’s leading exporters of papaya, banana, and mangosteen, to name a few. However, more intimately ingrained in the local clime is the durian, bountiful in its seasonal fruition between August to October yet available year-round. Plentifully available throughout the Davao region (hence its alias as the Durian Capital of Philippines), sights and smells of the prickly fruit abound in hubs such as the Magsaysay Fruit Market along Quezon Boulevard, and the Bangkerohan Market.
Basking in its urbanity yet remaining in touch with the treasures of flora and fauna, one can revel in novel experiences of marveling at and interacting with wildlife within the Davao Crocodile Park - a conservation center and zoo nestled along the Davao River where visitors can behold feeding sessions and get close to the revered reptiles, in addition to catching glimpses of the orangutan and tiger, among others. When not occupied with extensive shopping excursions throughout the malls of Abreeza, SM City Davao, or Gaisano, visitors can venture into the thickets and devise green-canopied escapes to Eden Nature Park, where nature trails wind through dioramic settlements of bamboo huts and the park’s extensive family of over 100,000 pine trees, segueing into attractions such as the Skycycle - a bicycle ride along a guided zipline elevated up to 2,500 feet above sea level.