Lake Sebu is now renowned as the rising summer capital in Mindanao due to its shivery mountainous atmosphere reminiscent of Baguio and the many activities that the tourist can indulge themselves in 7 Falls. The peaceful municipality is gifted with three beautiful lakes and Lake Sebu happens to be the biggest of them all thus where they name the place from. Understandably resorts are growing like mushrooms down in the banks of the lake. Punta Isla is famous on the people in the area as being the top of all resorts to provide you with your needs in your stay in Lake Sebu and for this reputation let us see howit fares on my review of the overnight stay I had there.
Location: Lake Sebu, Southern Cotabato, Philippines
Contact: (083)238-8503, 09052895134
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/PUNTA-ISLA-LAKE-RESORT
Cleanliness: Well maintained in their lobby and restaurant but dusty in their T'Boli rooms.
Location: It has the best location overlooking the lake and the biggest resort in the area so far.
Rooms: T'Boli rooms are dusty, old, creepy and will give you sleepless night due to its dirty interior and the bathroom is the worst part.
Service: Courteous and warm but takes too long to attend to your needs, has room service. No 24 hrs service in low season and all attendants go home pass 8pm.
Value: Rooms are a bit expensive given its lack of amenities. WiFi costs additional Php100 and so limited in their hotspots *only in the lobby none in the rooms*
Food: The variety of tilapia dishes will cater to your tilapia craving and at the end of your stay you will most likely have enough of it due to lack of other dish besides tilapia. They are inexpensive for group meals but pricey when you are alone because they seriously have no option for a single person *it's just stupid that they still haven't made any action on this eevn with the surge of complaints*
Random Trip Advisor user reviews.
But what some people call the best resort at Lake Sebu is really not to my taste.I stayed there only 2 nights and that was enough. The resort has a wonderful garden with a spectacular view on the lake, but the rest is not really what you would want to recommend your best friends. Saw a few resorts around the lake and think there is a lot to be done to make Lake Sebu a more successful tourist destination. I will be back in Lake Sebu but not in Punta Isla. by sleep00walker
This is supposed to be the best hotel in Lake Sebu so we booked two nights here. It has a good location - beside the lake but the rooms need improvement fast! Food in the restaurant was good, but how come the servings are always good for four persons? I am sure there are other better hotel options in Lake Sebu. Definitely, I would not stay here again. Look at the rooms before you check-in. by rickydmd888
Perfect for a group of packpackers. The room size was just okay to accommodate all of us plus our luggage. The complimentary breakfast was good. We also had lunch and their tiapia dishes were superb. by melodymedley
Punta Isla is one of the nicest resorts at Lake Sebu. The lake gives a serene and relaxing experience too. The lake boating was lovely, especially if you are with your sweetheart, cruising the lake. It was fun at Punta Isla. They also have foods served at minimal cost. by slazenger552
|The only justifiable pricing on the whole resort - the entrance fee.|
|the hospitable T'Boli attendant|
|Beautiful garden overlooking the lake|
|the T'Boli statue in the lobby always creeps me|
|The only freebies upon checking in.|
Just like a power outage on a party a deafening silence engulf the place when darkness has completely taken over. Creepy for me at first to be alone with just the lake and not a single chirp is heard. It was a good thing that I did not read any myth about the lake when I got there because my coward and creative mind is already envisioning what creatures living on the lakes depth who'll go out at night to drag human victims unto the lake. That is why I never get close to the lake's water at night. Yep! I still believe in those kid stuff and will continue to do so. Lakes are really creepy in any way you look at it no matter how beautiful.
|creepy ... T'Boli House|
|You can barely move here much more to take a bath.|
One thing that I commend though is their unique variety of tilapia dishes that can't be found anywhere else in the world. The restaurant is the saving attribute of the resort. You can never go wrong by ordering their tilapia dishes and it's value is best enjoyed for groups but a little pricey for soloist like me. To further expedite the experience go try dining in their floating restaurant for an added fee of Php100. It wouldn't hurt if the resort venture to other dishes besides tilapia to give more variety in their menu I would suggest they give other options to their guests. Now that the question is if their tilapia dishes any good. I can't really say that I was impressed by its taste but it was definitely new to my palate. It's worth a try while you are there. I could taste the fresh lake fern while I was eating the fish. It was that fresh!
|How are the guests going to enjoy a drained pool?|
|Looks fun to slide? but without any water... No thanks!|
|They have a thing for flowers and name their cottages and premium rooms after flowers.|
|Everything is beautiful in early morning.|
|Lilies' beauty stand out the most when the sun is still rising.|
+ BEST LOCATION TO VIEW LAKE SEBU, BEAUTIFUL GARDEN
+ VARIETY OF UNIQUE TILAPIA DISHES
+ NO TOURIST
- CREEPY,OLD, DUSTY ROOMS
- LACK OF GOOD, WORKING RESORT FACILITIES
- LIMITED WiFi HOTSPOT