Punta Isla Lake Resort in the Serene Lake Sebu

Though I lived in Davao City for most of my life, I never had the chance to visit Lake Sebu. For one, it’s approximately 6 or 7 hours from Davao City and second, I never thought that Lake Sebu is a one big diamond in the rough waiting to be discovered.

Upon arriving in Tambler International Airport in General Santos City, the group immediately drove to Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. There was nothing much to see during our 3-hour land trip. Since most of us didn’t get enough sleep the night before, we took that opportunity to nap inside the car.

After the long uneventful ride, we finally arrived in Punta Isla Lake Resort. Punta Isla Lake Resort is just one of the few resorts that cater tourists and guests visiting Lake Sebu. The resort has different small huts lined up along the lake’s shore. They also have a floating restaurant for those who wants a more intimate experience with the lake’s beauty.

Our hilarious T'boli tour guide who toured us around the lake

Before we started with our lunch, we had a short 20-minute tour around the lake. A locale, a T’boli girl, accompanied us in our lake tour.

Lake Sebu also accommodates migratory birds and local birds

The lakes in the town of Lake Sebu play an important role in the lives of the locales. Lake Sebu (lake) is considered as one of the most important watersheds in the country. It’s one of the major sources of water for irrigation in the town of Lake Sebu. Fishing is also one of the primary industries of Lake Sebu. The lake is known for its Tilapia and other local breeds of fishes. It was noticeable that a big portion of the lake are covered with fish pens and fish boxes.

The photo below shows a man feeding the fishes inside the fish cages.

One of the structures you can find along the shores of the lake.

After the tour, we headed back to Punta Isla for our lunch. Since the town has an abundance of Tilapia, most of the dishes served contains the local fish.

Shortly after our lunch, a group of T’bolis, the locales of Lake Sebu (town), visited our hut to perform. The group showcased some of the T’boli Tribe‘s music and dances.

Kulintang, one of the musical instruments that T'bolis use
A T'boli woman and a T'boli man doing the court dance

Since T’bolis are known for their hand-woven fabric called tinalak, I made it a point to bring home some keychains made out of tinalak as pasalubong.

6 Replies to “Punta Isla Lake Resort in the Serene Lake Sebu”

  1. Im Merlyn Mariano and Im the owner of Merlgarden Spring Resort at South Cotabato Philippines. We have the best lake sebu resorts and flowing spring water. Enjoy and Feel the beauty of Gods Creation in our Resort.

  2. ive been in lake sebu, when i was in grade 4,mukang malaki na improvement ng place..it’s more attractive now,based on the photos…kelan kaya ko ulit makapunta jan?

  3. …wow….ive been in lake sebu, when i was in grade 4,mukang malaki na improvement ng place..it’s more attractive now,based on the photos…kelan kaya ko ulit makapunta jan?

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    PUNTA ISLA LAKE RESORT,
    Lake Sebu – Summer Capital of Southern Mindanao

    Offers the Following Fun-Filled Activities:

    * Come and Dine in our famous Floating Restaurant and Open Cottages
    * Overnight Stay in our Private Rooms and T’boli Houses
    * Take a tour on the Lake and it’s Neighboring Islands
    * Meet and Greet the Natives and watch their Cultural Shows
    * Taste our Famous Tilapia Specialty Dishes
    * Enjoy Souvenir Shopping from beaded accessories and take home ethnic necklaces and bracelets.

    SERVICES & AMENITIES

    Catering Services
    Birthday
    Garden Wedding
    Seminars
    Restaurant Services
    Swimming Pool
    Rooms for Overnight
    Boating
    Baptismal
    Kayaking
    Conferences
    Floating Restaurant

    ROOM RATES

    * VIP Room – Single Bed w/ Bath, Toilet and Cable TV (Good for 2 persons) Php 950.00
    * Family Room Twin Bed w/ Bath, Toilet and Cable TV (Good for 4 persons) Php 975.00
    * Family Room Twin Bed w/ Bath, Toilet and Cable TV (Good for 8 persons) Php 1000.00
    * Family Room Dorm Type (Common Bath and Toilet) (Good for 4 persons) Php 500.0
    * Family Room Dorm Type (Common Bath and Toilet) (Good for 6 persons) Php 750.00
    * T’BOLI House (Good for 15 persons) Php 1,350.00

    Boating – Php 500.00 per trip (maximum of 20 persons)

    For Reservations you can call or contact us at:
    reservations.puntaisla@gmail.com
    reservations.puntaisla@yahoo.com
    Tel:(083)826-0962
    Telefax:(083)238-8503
    Smart:09194515015
    Globe:09052895134
    Sun:09329870601

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