I stayed there with a friend for two nights and I must say that even if there are other beach resorts around Davao City, Lemlunay Resort in Sarangani is worth the trip out.
Lemlunay resort is 30 minutes out of General Santos City, in Bgy. Kamanga, Maasim town. If you are coming from Davao City like myself, take a bus from the Ecoland terminal going to General Santos, which will cost 240 pesos and will take 3-3 1/2 hours. Once you arrive at Gen San, you can go directly to the van terminals (quick trycicle ride will cost 7 pesos minimum) for the 30 minute trip (40-50 pesos). The resort entrance is by the road and is well known to the vans plying.
We got the garden view room, which is a bit far from the cliff, and costs 1,200/night, with free breakfast. Amenities are very basic (a/c, a double bed, bathroom with h/c water) a side table and a chair, but you really don't need too much because you will be spending most of your time in the pool or in the sea.
There are poolside rooms (to the left of the restaurant, 3,000 for 4 persons, free breakfast for 2) and oceanview rooms (in front of the gardenview rooms to the right of the restaurant, 2,500 for 4 persons, free breakfast for 2) to choose from. There is no cable TV in the area right now, but maybe in the future?
The infinity pool is BEAUTIFUL, with a fantastic view of the sea, very clean and well maintained. During weekends, expect to share the pool and your frontage with day tourists, but it is fairly quiet on weekdays and you can almost have the pool all for yourself.
The food is very good, although there are no other seafood dishes except for fish. But the choices in the menu is quite delicious and well prepared. Expect a 10-15 minute wait after you place your orders, but it's no big deal because you can spend the time just staring at the gorgeous view.
There is wifi only at the restaurant. Aside from some piped in music at the restaurant, the resort is QUIET and very relaxing.
The staff are very polite and unobtrusive, but are present and quick to attend to your needs, especially Sugar, who was our server during our stay.
I am definitely going back soon and highly recommend this as a place where you can visit outside General Santos City, for a change. It is still undergoing development, but already, their existing facilities are already more than adequate. I'm looking forward to the improvements!
- Also Known As:
- Lemlunay Resort And South Point Divers
- Lemlunay Resort & South Point Divers Hotel Philippines