Hide From *People* This Summer and Hole Up in Laguna at a Secluded Island
Mahatao Island offers a summer of peace and serenity.
by Kyzia Maramara | February 01, 2021
There’s an island in Cavinti, Laguna that can host your mini family reunion over the summer. Laguna remains to be a favorite summer destination for many. It’s got beautiful resorts, decent beaches, and great tourist spots. But instead of booking regular resorts, take your summer escapade on a new level — stay on an island.
A secluded island away from the crowd
Laguna’s Lumot Lake hides Mahatao Island from the hustle and bustle of the mainland — it takes a 20-minute boat ride to reach the island. Since 2017, the owners upgraded the accommodations to reflect modern-day aesthetics and enhance each visitor’s comfort.
According to their website, each guest room includes “a range of modern amenities such as a kitchen, bathroom, and terrace.” The Ibayat guest house has one single bed and two double beds for a maximum of six people. Guesthouse Sabtang can also accommodate six people with its six double beds. These rooms start at P4,000 with flexible check-in and check-out time.
Mahatao Island also has a Bungalow House facing the lake that’s good for 10 people starting at P6,000. There’s also the Family House that can accommodate 7 people starting at P5,000. Both are inclusive of boat transfers and has an extra person charge of P200.
Amenities and activities
Aside from a 24-hour reception and room service, there’s also a resident car parking for guests. Enjoy a number of relaxing activities once you settle in. Take the flatboat out on the water for a great view and some awesome snaps or spend some time in a floating cottage. After you’ve had your fill of the water, cap off your night with a warm bonfire (a mandatory, really, for any island stay).
How to book
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