If you are planning to visit the municipality of Lake Sebu in South Cotabato, there are actually 11 Lake Sebu resorts and accommodations you can choose from.
11 Lake Sebu resorts and accommodations:
1. Punta Isla Lake Resort
This is probably the most popular resort in Lake Sebu. According to T’boli locals, this resort offers the best view of the lake and is the most beautiful among all the resorts in Lake Sebu.
Unfortunately, Punta Isla was fully booked when I visited Lake Sebu (Too bad I did not reserve ahead of time). I asked the reception if I can walk around the resort instead. With a minimal fee of 30Php, I was able to have a quick day tour inside Punta Isla.
The room rate for a matrimonial room is 1,500 Php.
Reasons to stay here: Beautiful view of the lake, cultural presentations for the guests
Punta Isla Resort Online booking here.
2. Mountain Lake Eco Resort
Among the four resorts I’ve visited , this is the farthest and most secluded resort in Lake Sebu. It is also the biggest Lake Sebu resort in terms of land area.
Reasons to stay here: Experience staying in a T’boli house accommodation. The resort is spacious.
Mountain Lake Eco Resort rooms and rates:
Family Villa (3 pax) – 1,200 Php – comes with hot and cold shower
Twin bed villa (2 pax) – 1,000 Php – comes with hot and cold shower
King size bed villa (2 pax) – 800 Php – comes with hot and cold shower
family room (6 pax) – 1,500 Php
Twin bed room (2 pax) – 900 Php
King size bed room (2 pax) – 700 Php
Gono Tboli room (7 pax) – 1,600 Php
Mountain Lake Eco Resort contact numbers
+63 9173113071, +63 9189622209
3. Mountain Log Resort
Since Punta Isla was fully booked, I just asked the habal-habal driver to take me to the nearest resort. Few meters away from Punta Isla is the Mountain Log Resort.
According to the locals, if you want to simply relax and enjoy nature, Mountain Log Resort is the best choice in Lake Sebu. Unlike the popular resorts such as Punta Isla and Montain Lake Eco, Mountain Log resort is simple, quiet and do not get too crowded during peak season.
Reasons to stay here: cheap room rates, quiet surroundings
Mountain Log Resort rooms and rates:
Ordinary room (2 pax) – 750 Php
Standard room (2 pax) – 1,000 Php – comes with hot and cold shower
Room with terrace (2 pax) – 1,200 Php
2 double deck room (4 pax) – 950 Php
Mountain Log Resort contact number
4. Sunrise Garden Lake Resort
Among the resorts I’ve visited. Sunrise Lake is the only resort with a swimming pool. This Lake Sebu resort has a modern feel. Perhaps due to the all concrete rooms they have.
Reasons to stay here: You get to dine in a cottage that is very near to the lake. You get to see locals in owong boats while dining. Food is good too!
Sunrise Resort rooms and rates:
Matrimonial – 800 Php
Standard (4 pax) – 950 Php
Superior (4 pax) – 1,650 Php – airconditioned and comes with 2 complimentary breakfast, hot and cold shower
Family (6 to 8 pax) – 1,800 Php
Sunrise Garden Lake Resort Online booking here.
Sunrise Garden Lake Resort contact number
Below are the rest of Lake Sebu resorts and accommodations:
5. Lemobung Lodge/Resto
6. Monte Cielo
7. Merl Garden Spring Resort
8. Dolores Lake Resort – Online booking here
9. Tolento Lodge and Restaurant
10. El Galong Resort – Online booking here.
If you are visiting Lake Sebu, do not expect posh hotels with high end facilities. This definitely sets Lake Sebu apart from any other summer destinations in the Philippines. In Lake Sebu, you get up close to nature and experience the rich culture and heritage of the Tboli tribe.