Talikud Island a true paradise

Talikud Island remains my favourite place in Davao. I might be sounding a like a broken record by now, but this truly is paradise. There are a few resorts there, but these are very much local standard. However, they are still suitable for an overnight stay.

Talikud Island is a popular day trip location for many locals who often take a boat from Davao City and spend the day on the beach swimming and relaxing with a picnic lunch, or just island hopping around Samal Island.

As a result, the place is very clean, peaceful and virtually virgin. Powdery white sand, very clean and calm aqua blue water, coconut palm forests – it really is an amazing place. There is very little there in the way of food, drinks and equipment to hire for snorkeling etc, so you need to make sure you bring all your necessities with you, more so if you plan to stay overnight.

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No, this isn’t a postcard – this is a photo I took on the beach out the front of Dayang Beach Resort.

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A great photo of a nipa hut where locals chill out drinking rum in the sea breeze.

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An absolutely amazing scene with the sun rising and tainting everything pink – including the sand! This is not filtered!

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Sunrise in a very secluded part of Talikud Island. The serenity had to be experienced to be believed.

How to get there

Philippine Airlines (PAL) fly to Davao City from Manila eight times daily and the flight takes approximately one hour and forty five minutes.

To get to Talikud Island, you need to take a boat from Sta. Ana wharf in Agdao. Sta. Ana wharf is about 9kms from Davao Airport, or about 30mins drive. However, you would most likely be staying in Davao City which is closer again, so the travel time to St. Ana wharf would be less and would be manageable via taxi.

Dezza´s Tip

Talikud Island has several resorts that are very much local standard. My recommendation would be to do a day trip to Talikud Island as part of an island hopping tour from Samal Island, as Samal Island has much better accommodation options, or from Davao City also.