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A Leisurely Diversion at D’Leonor Inland Resort and Wavepool

D'Leonor Inland Resort and Wavepool

One of the joys of living in Davao City (a big city with a suburban feel) is the proximity to different kinds of destinations. In the south where many of my friends live, a 3o to 45-minute ride will take you to cool highland resorts. If you want to go further, you can go to Buda, an even colder destination, which is still within the city (here’s a weekend getaway at Buda that I had last December!).

In the north, where I live, lovely white sand beaches like Villa Amparo are just 20-30 minutes away. When I was still studying, we would decide to go to the beach if we had a long vacant period and return to school just in time for our next class! Cool beans.

Now, in the part of the city where I live, there’s this inland resort that opened a few years ago that’s just a literal 5-minute ride from my house. D’Leonor Inland Resort is a pretty big tourist destination since there’s no other inland resort and wavepool aside from it, but would you believe that I’ve never been to it?

Well, that changed a couple of weekends ago. My parents celebrated their 32nd anniversary (ZOMG I hope I got the correct number LOL!) and, for a change, decided to visit the resort instead of just going out for lunch. Of course we agreed!

It was quite a last minute decision so we didn’t have time to book a room. Since it’s just a stone’s throw away from home, we decided to just make a quick tour around the place.

D'Leonor Inland Resort and Wavepool
D'Leonor Inland Resort and Wavepool D'Leonor Inland Resort and Wavepool D'Leonor Inland Resort and Wavepool
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D'Leonor Inland Resort and Wavepool

Ticket prices
Adult – P50
Kids (12 years old and below) – P30

To be honest, I had low expectations because I’m not really into man-made resorts. My most favourite destinations are cold, highland resorts followed closely by beach resorts. Like, if I’m gonna go somewhere man-made, I would go to the mall haha!

But D’Leonor Inland Resort and Wavepool was a pleasant surprise for me. It has virtually everything you want in an inland resort: a pool (a wavepool, to be specific), themepark rides, a hotel, restaurants, cottages, extreme sports (zipline, segway, ATV), and so many more. Here are just some of the pictures.

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Hisilicon Balong

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Service is also superb. We went there late in the afternoon, around 5-ish, and all the drivers who give guests tour around the property were already calling it a day. However, one driver volunteered to give us a tour before he goes home. Yay! More pictures:
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My absolute favourite picture of the afternoon!

My absolute favourite picture of the afternoon!

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If you have kids, they will surely enjoy staying in the resort because there’s just so much to do.

We had dinner at the restaurant, and while the food tasted nothing out of the ordinary, it was good enough. Then again, we didn’t order a lot (it’s hard to order a lot of stuff when one of you is undergoing dialysis teehee). What left a lasting impression on me was the service. Service is, again, superb even from the restaurant staff. Even though there were many diners, we were well taken care of because everyone is attentive.

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Even though we still prefer mountains or beaches and long road trips, we did have a great time at D’Leonor. For me kasi, it’s the service that leaves a lasting impression on your guests. No matter how great your place is, if good service is not provided to the customers, they won’t go back.

Since Yuri enjoyed the resort so much, we’re planning to spend his 4th birthday there. After all, it’s just a few minutes away from home!

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15 Comments

  • Reply Berlin February 9, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    I ❤️ D’leonor, too. It’s such a nice place for kids and kids at heart.

  • Reply Mommy Queenelizabeth February 9, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Lovely place in Davao? We’ve been to Davao in 2012 i think, for 4 days and i super love the place, very organized ang mga taxi, ang mura ng mga bilihin and ang linis ng paligid and the beach at samal island is beautiful.. i hope i we can go back again at Davao to visit other destinations including this..
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  • Reply Neri Ann February 9, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Ang nice! May race car track pa!

  • Reply Ayi February 10, 2016 at 12:10 am

    This looks nice 🙂 I would definitely go there if I have a chance 🙂
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  • Reply Patty | MrsC February 10, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Wow, so nice! I miss Davao. It’s one of my favorite cities in the Philippines. I wish I could take my boys there soon. They’ve never been there!

  • Reply Cheryl F. February 10, 2016 at 8:02 am

    WOw this makes me want to go to Davao real soon. Our trip there is scheduled this June. Im so excited. I’ll let my partner see this hoping to visit this place too.

  • Reply Melisa Sanchez February 10, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Hay nakakamis ang Davao, nindot jud kaau ang Davao as in, peaceful, beautiful, daghan pa jud kaau nindot nga mga laaganan. I love also the resorts there and the foods and fruits. I hope I can visit again Davao soon with my husband and son.
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  • Reply Mommy Pehpot February 10, 2016 at 10:51 am

    cool beans talaga! There was this college in la Union na katabi lang ng beach.. feeling ko ang tatalino ng mga tao dun!

    The place looks like a mall from the outside and a carnival based on your photos hehe
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  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei February 10, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Davao looks so clean and nice. 🙂
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  • Reply Denice February 10, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    I love Davao! Been there before and it is such a lovely place!
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  • Reply Lique Dimayuga February 10, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Wow! My kids would love the train, the dinosaur, and almost everything there! The place must be huge! We’d love to visit Davao soon..

  • Reply edel February 11, 2016 at 7:42 am

    I’ve only visited Davao once and that was more than a decade. What I like about the city is its proximity to the beach or the mountains. Wish I can go back there again soon. 🙂
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  • Reply Jennifer Villanueva February 11, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Seems like the little one had a blast! I love family getaways! I hope to travel to Davao again with my daughter soon.
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  • Reply Nicole P February 11, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Looks like a must go-to place when in Davao! I hope to travel soon there with the family… Loving the look of the slides and your food! YUM!

  • Reply Joy February 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Wow! Looks fun! I’ll bookmark your post para pag pumunta kami sa Davao may idea na kami where to stay. 🙂 Thanks! 🙂
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