Samal Island, One of the 5 cities of Metro Davao also known as the Island Garden City of Samal
, better known as Island Garden City of Samal, is part of the province of Davao del Norte. It boasts of beautiful beach resorts and is a common tourist destination for local and foreign tourists alike. Samal Island can be visited by car, by crossing the Davao Gulf via ferry, or simply going on a 5-15 minute boat ride depending on which resort you are headed off to. Being one of the seven thousand tropical islands in the Philippines, it is the home of beautiful beach resorts in three different districts, mainly Babak, Kaputian, and Samal.