April 8, 2013

Dakak Park & Beach Resort.

Dakak was everything I imagined it to be. Beautiful and enchanting. I loved its pristine blue waters, fine white sand, and lush gardens.

Spending the entire Holy Week there was a dream come true for me. I've always wanted to visit Dakak since I was a young girl. I used to see pictures of this resort and I remember being captivated by it. Back in the day, before Boracay or Palawan, Dakak was the place to be.

Even though I was there for work and didn't have much time to enjoy the beach, I had the privilege of photographing the place. I would love to go back one day because I want to take more photographs (I feel like I haven't taken enough). I also want to spend quiet time by the beach, linger there, and just sit still to take in all its beauty.

This is as close as you can get to paradise.

You know what's interesting about the waters in Dakak?
It is bright blue in the mornings,
blue-green in the afternoon,
deep green towards sunset.

I stayed in this room the entire week. It is one of the old structures in the resort.
And contrary to what other people say, the rooms (even the old ones) are very well-maintained.
I was very impressed at how clean it was! Even the bathroom was spotless!
The room smelled of freshly-washed, sun-dried linen. And I loved it!

My bed. Soft, fluffy, and mabango!
When I go back, I swear I'd sleep more.
The bed and pillows were just delicious!

The bathroom sink/walk-in closet. Old, but they updated the sink and faucets.
Oh, you should see the shower in this room! :)

This is my room's veranda, overlooking the beach.
This certainly spells serenity and reminds me of quiet afternoons in the province.

Dakak also built new cottages, more contemporary in design.

The veranda of the new cottages are also quite charming.

Rates (subject to change without prior notice)

Deluxe Bungalow | Single/Double
US$ 120++
US$ 135++ (peak season: March, April, May)

Prime Deluxe | Single/Double
US$ 160++
US$ 165++ (peak season: March, April, May)

Executive Room | Single/Double
US$ 190++
US$ 205++ (peak season: March, April, May)

Bungalow (Beachfront) | Single/Double
US$ 225++
US$ 235++ (peak season: March, April, May)

Suite (Beachfront) | Single/Double
US$ 500++
US$ 600++ (peak season: March, April, May)

You will never get bored in Dakak. There's plenty to do!

You can go kayaking, banana-boating, jetskiing, snorkelling.
And if you love to dive, they offer scuba diving, too!


Jetski 4-stroke
Good for 3 people
Php 3,900/hour

Jetski 2-stroke
Good for 3 people
Php 3,700/hour

Kayak Double
Php 850/hour

Kayak Single
Php 550/hour

Hobbie Cat
Php 1,500/hour

Water Skiing
Php 999/15 mins.

Pedal Boat
Good for 4 people
Php 550/30 mins.

Wakeboard with Speedboat
Php 999/15 mins.

Scuba Diving

One Dive
with equipment: Php 3,525 | without equipment: Php 1,925

Two Dives
with equipment: Php 4,075 | without equipment: Php 2,475

Here, you can unleash your adventurous spirit and go ziplining, horsebackriding,
rockclimbing, rappelling, and ride an ATV.

Dakak's zipline is 1,364 meters and 300-meter drop, and as they claim,
the longest dual zipline in Asia!

Dakak has three tennis courts and a golf course for all the tennis/golf-loving folks.


Php 350 : Green Fee
Php 200 : Club Rentals
Php 150 : Caddie Fee
Php 50 : Gloves
Php 350 : Golf Cart Rental / hour
Php 150 : Practice Putting the Putter 7 and 10 balls
Php 80 : Lost Balls (per ball)

Php 150 : Court Fee / hour
Php 40 : Ball Boy / hour
Php 100 : Racket Rental / hour

They also have billiards and a bowling alley. 


Php 40/game

Php 40/hour

And for those who do not want to miss a day in the gym, don't fret!

Apart from its insanely beautiful white-sand beach, Dakak has three swimming pools.
This, the adult pool with an adjoining jacuzzi.

Adult pool with slides and fountain.

Kiddie pool with waterfalls.

Dakak is also as alive at night as it is during the day.

A live band plays at the Aqua Sports Bar.

There's live acoustic music at the Pirates Disco Bar.

Cultural Show at the Bamboo Cafe.

Sumptuous dinner by the beach.

When you go to Dakak this summer, before you end your day,
visit their VIP Spa for some pampering.

Or, go to the beach and chase sunsets.

. . . . .

How to Get There

From Manila or Cebu or some other major cities,
take a flight to Dipolog City.
Cebu Pacific, PAL Express, and Philippine Airlines fly to Dipolog daily.

Dakak has a kiosk at the Dipolog airport.
Just approach any of their staff.
They have a van that will take you to the resort.

. . . . .

Dakak Park and Beach Resort

Barangay Taguilon, Dapitan City

Phone: (065) 2136813
Telefax: (065) 2136647
Mobile: (+63) 918 8038403
Mobile: (+63) 946 6431814
Mobile: (+63) 915 3185238

Manila Office
701 State Financing Center Building
Ortigas Avenue,
Mandaluyong City
(Near POEA Building)

Phone: (02) 6969726 | (02) 5842998 | (02) 6959975
Telefax: (02) 6959871
Mobile: (+63) 918 9480514
Mobile: (+63) 915 3185238

Email: reservation@dakakresort.com

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  1. Lovely! Now, you're making me want to back! :D

    1. You should go back Mei! They also offer tours which I'm sure you'll enjoy!

  2. Lovely pictures! Dakak is a paradise in itself, indeed! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Now I'm super excited for our Dakak trip next month! Yey thanks for sharing this.

  4. wow you spent 1 week there? *envious* :)




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