9. MERGRANDE OCEAN RESORT (Bago Aplaya, Talomo District, Davao)
If you’re looking for a resort that can cater to a lot of summer activities in one place, check out Mergrande Ocean Resort in Davao. Explore the 8.8 hectare beachfront property starting with an early morning swim in the warm ocean waters, or making sand castles with your kids using the fine black volcanic sand on the shore.
Kids and tweens will surely enjoy the pool with its four big slides, the fairy tale-themed playground, and the basketball and tennis courts. Teens and older kids, meanwhile, can go play billiards and darts. Mom and dad can bond while teeing off at the 18-hole mini-golf course, or go fishing at the “Catch me if you can” fishing village. For lunch, head on to their in-house restaurant by the seaside and enjoy home-cooked Filipino dishes.