NEW YEAR AT Chateau del Mar

For so many years now, Davao has been noted for zero casualty every Christmas and New Year from firecrackers accidents it’s because we have a city ordinance that bans firecrackers during these celebrations, in short if you want to make noise to drive those whatever spirits they’re talking about, there are always democratic arrangements to carry out this tradition … number 1, you can shout your lungs out in the middle of the night. Number 2, grab your ‘palanggana’ and ‘kaldero’ and gong it ‘till it breaks your arm Number 3, the infamous ‘torotot’ is always the preferred choice… just remember to breath in between and for Number 4, sneak out of the city and torch as many firecrackers as you can.

Unfortunately, we did none of the above; we celebrated it quietly by the sea, watching fireworks from the closest island. Actually, we did it on purpose so the kids can see actual fireworks because from the time they were born firecrackers/works had already been banned and they had no idea what these things are all about.

So we trooped to Chateau del Mar, it’s a small charming hotel fronting Samal Island, we have quiet a good view of where fireworks gonna happen by midnight of the 31st, thanks to the generous resort owners at the island my kids enjoyed it a lot, including the mom of course, it's no compare to the ones at Times Square though, but to people where these things are forbidden, it's quiet a view!

But just in case you may want to visit Davao, Chateau del Mar is a nice place to stay. They are located in between Pearl Farm Jetty and Insular Hotel at Lanang of this City. Here, sharing some snapshots of the place... we crossed-over to Insular Hotel to have our New Year's 'media noche' and returned after... it's way to expensive to spend the night there... lol....
Chateau del Mar's Lobby
the ocean front of the hotel
ocean view from our room's balcony, the breakwater there is actually the jetty to Pearl Farm
Afternoon at the pool, It's kinda cold, me in my robes from the balcony, lol
Beautiful New Year's sunrise on this side of town

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  1. That's a lovely place! Happy New Year to you and your family

  2. Happy New Year Ate! hahaha! nalingaw ko sa kaldero ug palanggana... lol!

    very nice lagi kaayo na nga place ate ai.. love it!

  3. Davao's ordinance should be made nationwide to elimintae casualties from paputoks. Love the palangggana and kaldero idea lol.. Torotot is fun for the kids but not for the invidual who have migraine like me lol..

  4. girl duol ba ni sa marina hehehe para kasing familiar yung ocean.

  5. I choose to welcome the New Year quietly too.

    Happy Blue Monday, Vernz.

  6. wow, bonggacious nman ng bakasyunan mo mam vernz:)))

    have a blessed new year.

  7. I´m just like you, I want to celebrate my new years eve on a quiet place...

  8. Wow maam vernz ka nice sa inyong new year celebration, langoy langoy chateau chateau

  9. nice one1 my sister wll be in Davao this month to attend a wedding ;)
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  10. back here again mam vernz...kelan kaya makapagbkasyon ng ganito kabongga, yay:)

  11. happy new year Verna to you and your family!
    nice place I hope we could book there someday!


  12. Looks like a beautiful place to stay. Wonderful photos. Happy New Years to you and yours.

  13. I would love to visit this place. Will just h ave to settle touring it through your lens.

  14. That is a lovely place. I bet the little ones loved the fireworks. Happy Blue Monday.

  15. Just lovely! Happy New Year and Happy Blue Monday! Nice to meet you!

  16. oo nagkita mi Vernz pero deadma kay samukan kau si Faith wahhh...

  17. wow! sosyalin man kau inyong celebration te...sos kami intawon pagka mingaw sa among new year...nagsakit tawon ang buong fam.

    glad you guys had a wonderful time...pagka nice sa place....:)

  18. bongga ang new year celeb mo vernz

  19. wow, happy happy naman pla kayo sis last new year .. happy 2011 :)


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