An impressive kilometer-long curve of sandy coast adjacent to the more popular Gumasa Cove in the municipality of Glan, Sarangani, Isla Jardin Del Mar remains an invitingly unspoiled beach. The sand isn’t as white as some, but it’s softer—especially on the far side where less people are concentrated. The length of the beach allows for a few peaceful pocket hideaways if you’re looking to avoid the crowds.
Nearest Airport: General Santos International Airport
How to get there: Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have flights to General Santos City daily from Cebu, Iloilo and Manila. From General Santos City, take a UV Express van to Glan from KCC Transport Terminal (P80, around 1 hour travel time.) Hire a tricycle or habal-habal to take you to Gumasa (around P150, 20 min.) Entrance Fee to the resort is P50 for adults, P30 for kids/senior citizens.
Where to stay: Cottages are available to rent from P1,300+ (Fan) to P2,500+ (Aircon). Contact 0919 766 7544 or 0906 765 2174.
Don’t miss: The amazing sunrise!