It has been a family tradition to have a simple outing during summer season. I personally wanted to go to Samal for two simple reasons – white sand and blue waters! However, my dad is adamant to the idea of crossing the davao-samal waters, so I needed a back-up plan. After awhile of searching the net, I found Emars Wavepool Resort which is located at the back of SM City Ecoland.
My nephew, at 12 years is a huge fan of wavepool, so Emars Wavepool Resort is good choice. To those who didnt know, Emars Wavepool Resort and D’Leonor Inland Resort which is located in Communal is owned by the same family who also owns RDL Pharmaceuticals, D’Leonor Hotel in Bajada and the Japanese Tunnel in Maa.
I had the opportunity to visit the resort for the first time some years ago during our company’s send off dinner for our outgoing Assistant Finance Officer. I didn’t have the chance to go around the resort though back then.
So, how’s the resort? you might want to ask. I will rate the resort 4 out 5, that’s because my family had a wonderful time. The staff is very polite and accommodating. The customer service is very good. Despite the size of the resort, the management were able to keep it clean. The main attraction which are the 3 pools (the wavepool, the kiddie pool, and the adult pool) are what I’ve pictured them to be.
The only thing about the Emars Wavepool Resort is that it is quite expensive but with the kind of service that they are giving, I think that the price is just right. Among the resorts that I’ve visited within the metro, Emars is the best by far.
Here are our expenses during our summer outing at the resort.
Entrance – 800 pesos (200 per head)
Food corkage – 200 pesos
Tables and Chairs – 250 pesos
Piattos Big – 50 pesos
Halo-Halo – 120 pesos
Coffee – 35 pesos (1 nescafe stick and 1 sachet of creamer and sugar)
Bag of Ice – 20 pesos
1.5 liter Coke – 80 pesos
- Cottage for small group is at 500 pesos
- Cottage for big group is at 700 pesos
- Corkage for softdrinks is at 30 pesos per bottle
- Food corkage is at 200 pesos
- They have a different corkage fee for lechon and liquor.