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Each available airconditioned bamboo cottage with terrace and private bathroom may be rented out for P2,000 per day and is inclusive of free breakfast for two.  Ten more fan-equipped cottages are cheaper at P1,500 and is good for four people.  There is also a line of open cottages for those who don’t plan to stay overnite.

There is a lagoon at the other side of the road and a fish pond is being readied for fishing hobbyists.  Mountain trek activities have been arranged for would-be nature enthusiasts and the views from the hills which serve as boundaries for the property should delight everyone. Just at the other side of the road is a lagoon.

I have walked through the white sandy beach of hope.  And experienced the serenity and tranquility the locals speak of.  I have listened to the surf’s tales of  love and sorrow.  Because I have been to that island garden by the sea.

Last Saturday, Lyle and I traveled all the way to Gumasa, Glan to witness the soft opening of Sarangani’s newest vacation destination. With us to witness the event were the beautiful bloggers of Soccskargen, Go Sarangani Travel’s Michelle Solon and her friend, John Achavel.

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Published in OT General Thursday, 04 June 2015 04:48

Glan’s newest white beach resort opens k2

Published in OT Features Thursday, 04 June 2015 03:52

Situated at what was once a secluded cove along the shorelines of Gumasa, right after the property of the Salazars and the Adarna’s,  the whole resort occupies a total of 34 hectares, half of which have earmarked for development.

 Isla Jardin Del Mar which literally means  “Island Garden of the Sea” in Spanish is          managed by Charlemagne “Wanchin” Tan-Delfino.    She gushes about how the provincial Governor  Migs Dominguez and Glan Municipality Mayor    Yoyong Yap were instrumental in the resort’s      development with their provision for a road to be  built from the highway to the beach.

Why that name?  Because if viewed from the air, Isla Jardin del Mar looks like a “peninsula connected to a small island… with the cottages and a restaurant floating over two separate white sand bars.”, according to the Sarangani Provincial Office P.R. The P.R. continues:  “The pinkish white shoreline stretches and curves 750 meters, which gives one an impression that the beachfront is part of a small island”.