WHERE TO STAY IN LAKE SEBU? PUNTA ISLA LAKE RESORT, pleasant and homey


PUNTA ISLA LAKE RESORT, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Placid Lake Sebu at dusk, view from Punta Isla Lake Resort

Punta Isla Lake Resort is one of the popular resorts in Lake Sebu. Located in Poblacion Brgy. Tokuful, this lake-side resort boasts excellent service, good amenities and a spectacular view of the lake.

We're scheduled to have dinner here but we came in a little early so that give us ample time to sight-see around. It has a homey, relaxed atmosphere, nice and friendly staff. They have a well-stocked gift shop upon entry where you can buy authentic T'boli products. They have bags, shirts, T'nalak cloth and many other knick-knacks for 'pasalubong'.


PUNTA ISLA LAKE RESORT, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Punta Isla Lake Resort Entrance

I like this doll in T'nalak dress, it reminded me a lot of Y'egas. Remember that pretty T'boli woman from the Mountain Lake Eco Resort lake cruise? (Read Story here) Beautiful! 

PUNTA ISLA LAKE RESORT, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Punta Isla Lake Resort Gift Shop

This is a common viewdeck for the guests, thought it's a comfortable place to do lake watching and if you're lucky, do bird watching. Indeed, it's a place where life blends with nature, as their slogan goes. It's slow, unhurried, yet you feel so accomplished.

PUNTA ISLA LAKE RESORT, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

They also have a clean floating restaurant and several halls where you can hold events, like weddings, live-in seminars, conferences  and other significant life events.

PUNTA ISLA LAKE RESORT, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato



For room accommodation and rates, see here for more: http://puntaislalakeresort.com/accommodations/ 

If you're staying with Punta Isla Lake Resort, they can arrange a nature and cultural tour for you. As of today, their published rates are;

P1,350 for 10 persons
P1,500 for 7-9 persons
P1,800 for 4-6 persons
P2,800 for 2 persons

This tour package include;
- transportation from Punta Isla to your destinations
- Cultural show
- trip to T'boli museum
- 7 Falls adventure park
- Lake tour
- House of Lang Dulay

The rate provided includes a zipline ride but if you opt not to, rate will be a little lower. But hey! You'll regret it if you won't do the zipline. I died shouting my first time, but it's all worth that high-strung feeling, Trust me, DO IT! You'll thank me for this. (I yet have to write my awesome experience on this, check back soon)

PUNTA ISLA LAKE RESORT, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Punta Isla Lake Resort Guided Lake Tour


Other than breathing the pureness of this Philippine gem's natural vista, exploring their local food scene and indulging in a hundred ways how folks here prepare Tilapia is also one of the things you should experience while in Lake Sebu, and Punta Isla Lake Resort can be a good starting point.

Gawwwd, we had Tilapia overload and they're all so good.

PUNTA ISLA LAKE RESORT, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
I love their Barabacua, it's light and not so greasy and very flavorful.
PUNTA ISLA LAKE RESORT, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Tilapia Supreme. Deep fried and creamed Tilapia.
However they do it, it's the bomb for me, so good!
PUNTA ISLA LAKE RESORT, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Native Chicken Tinola. Just how Illongos do it, 
so flavorful with no missing ingredient on it.
So good kag manamit gid!
PUNTA ISLA LAKE RESORT, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Tilapia Kesuna or Tilapia in garlic.
Just one of the hundred ways how to cook Tilapia. Savory but just too briny for me. 
PUNTA ISLA LAKE RESORT, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Pinausukang Tilapia. Wrapped in foil, I love how the steam turned the
Tilapia meat so creamy and thick. The blended flavor of the
fish and spices made this dish a stand out.
PUNTA ISLA LAKE RESORT, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Fresh fruits and drinks to cap the meal

Culture is a significant factor in everyone's life. It's a foundation to living who we are and in order to keep it alive, it should be lived and practiced to sustain it. And I really speak well of the efforts of the T'boli people in carrying on their customs and traditions despite the strong pull of culture change. So commendable.

The T'bolis are known for their wide repertoire of songs and dances. Songs and chants that depict ancient wisdom and dances that mimic the actions of animals. Their dances aren't just mere steps following the beat of the t'nonggong but they're spiritual dances that connects them to the spirits in which they believe everything has and should be respected and honored for good fortune. 

Watching authentic T'boli dances is one of the things you shouldn't miss doing while in Lake Sebu, it'll give you an informed footing of who T'boli people really are. 

Shortly after dinner, the cultural show started.

PUNTA ISLA LAKE RESORT, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Young T'boli performers during the cultural show.
They're all pretty and handsome.
 
Tnonggong (Deerskin Drum)

After the show, we had a short meeting with several Lake Sebu resort marketing officers, sharing to them how they can ethically exploit social media in promoting their establishments. I really hope we've able to help with that crash course.

Punta Isla Lake Resort 
Brgy. Tokuful, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, Philippines 
For Reservations and inquiries; 
Call (083) 236 1053 
Mobile: 0919 451 5015 | 0905 289 5134 
Email: puntaisla@yahoo.com 
Website: http://puntaislalakeresort.com/ 
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/PUNTA-ISLA-LAKE-RESORT/124004170953442 

1 comment

  1. The food makes me drool and that is a beautiful place!

    Kumusta na AteV?

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