Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Paradis Island Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s), updated as of October 2020:

1. Where is Paradis Island located?


Paradis Island is located at Lake Lumot, Cavinti, Laguna.

 

2. How much are the rates for the villas and glamping tents?*

 

*Price is subject to change without prior notice. However, we usually have higher rates during the December peak season and summer season. It is best to give us your target dates so we can check our calendar and prepare you a quote in advance.

Villas and Glamping Tents:

There are 2 villas for rent on the island.


Our 4-bedroom Villa 1 starts at 5,900 pesos per night which covers 3 guests. For December and summer, it's 5,900 - 6,500 pesos base rate. Every additional guest is 1,000 pesos per night. It can accommodate up to 16 people.

Villa 2 has a big second floor room with a huge balcony. Price starts at 3,900 pesos per night which covers 2 guests. For December and summer, it's 3,900 - 4,400 pesos base rate. Every additional guest is 1,000 pesos per night. It can accommodate up to 5-6 people.

Infants 0-2 years old are free of charge. Kids 2-8 years old are charged 50% less or at 500 pesos per night.

2 Glamping tents can be used free of charge. The 2 tents can accommodate up to 6 people. Some of the guests in the group sleep in the villa and some like to indulge in the glamping sleeping experience.

3. Where can we see the photos?

Villa 1 photos

https://www.facebook.com/2105267346254431/posts/2173147036133128/

https://www.facebook.com/2105267346254431/posts/2173154472799051/

https://www.facebook.com/2105267346254431/posts/2185685598212605/

 

Villa 2 Photos

https://www.facebook.com/2105267346254431/posts/2227741950673636/

 

Glamping Tents

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2449542768493552&id=2105267346254431

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2373840562730440&id=2105267346254431

4. How do we rent the whole island?

If you want to occupy the whole island exclusively for your group, you may simply pay for both Villas 1 and 2 (subject to availability). If your group is more than 20, you automatically get both villas and so the island is yours alone.

 

5. Other Costs

*Cleaning and service fee is 800 pesos per villa.
*Cooking fee is 500 pesos for groups of 5 pax and below and 1,000 pesos for 6 pax and above, for kitchen usage, inclusive of a gas range and charcoal grill.
*Roundtrip Boat trip (One-way pick up and one-way drop off) is 750 pesos for small boat of 6 guests maximum, and 1,500 pesos for big boat up to 15 guests maximum, to be settled in the island.
*Additional request for boat rides (e.g. errands or late guests) will be automatically charged P500.
*Parking fee is 150 pesos each car per night at the port, to be paid to the parking caretaker.
*Price is subject to 12% VAT if a BIR Official Receipt is needed
*For Airbnb bookings, price will be subject to airbnb guest service fee of 6% to 20%.

 

6. What are the amenities and other activities that we can do on the island?

Included in the package are:

Complete glamping experience the ‘Paradis’ way

Flower hot bath with ‘kawa’

Outdoor warm tub

Bonfire

Marshmallow Bonfire Party

Heart Nest

Mango picking (during season)

Kayaking

Swimming in the lake

Volleyball

Basketball

Biking (with our vintage bike or bike photoshoot)

Use of inflatables (noodle floats, floating beds, arm floats) and life vests

Use of floating cabana

Signature bohemian set up in the garden for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner

Use of varying hammocks, from egg chair, rattan, bamboo and tree hammocks

Use of hanging bed

Use of tree hut

Lake sunset watching in the bamboo lounge

Fishing and use of fishing rods (in the lake side or when you are in the kayak)

Use of game boards and guitars in the villa

Use of fun game materials for family and team building (you may ask our staff to tell you and assist in the group games you can play)

7. Food, Meals and Drinks?

Guests may request for a pre-arranged menu.

We also provide charcoal and all the utensils free of charge.

There is also a small convenience store available for guests. So, there is no need to bring too many things with you. We sell ready-to-eat snacks, non-alcoholic drinks such as soda, juice, buko juice as well as alcoholic drinks.

8. Is ‘Paradis Island’ pet-friendly?

Pets are very much welcome in the island at no additional cost. Us here at Paradis-Island are pet lovers just as much as you are.

9. How do we get to ‘Paradis Island’?

For guests with private cars:
Waze Point: Lumot Lake Boat Terminal
From Manila, take SLEX going towards the Turbina Exit. From there, take the Milagrosa-Bucal Bypass, National Highway and then take General Taino. Continue following this route then you will reach the Lumot Lake Boat Terminal. The boatman will assist you from there.

 

Commuting Options to Paradis

 

Option 1: Sta Cruz Van
1) Take the van to Sta Cruz from Alabang South Station
2) Take the jeep from Sta Cruz going to Lumot
3) If there is no jeep available from Sta Cruz to Lumot, you may take the jeep from Sta Cruz to Cavinti, then take Cavinti to Lumot either via jeep or tricycle.
4) Our staff will pick you up with our boat in Lumot Lake Boat Terminal.

 

Option 2
Alabang to Sta Cruz by Bus beside Starmall Alabang (1 hour longer than Option 1 due to stopovers)
1) HM Transport from Alabang to Sta Cruz
2) Take the jeep from Sta Cruz going to Lumot
3) If there is no jeep from Sta Cruz to Lumot, take the jeep from Sta Cruz to Cavinti, then take Cavinti to Lumot either via jeep or tricycle.
4) Our staff will pick you up with our boat in Lumot Lake Boat Terminal.

10. Where do we park? Is the parking safe?

A safe car park near Lumot Lake Boat Terminal is available at 150 pesos for overnight stay. Kindly give your payment to the parking caretaker.

11. How long is the boat ride?

The island is 15 minutes away by boat from the port.

12. How do we book or reserve?

*Booking thru our website via paypal (paypal, credit card, debit card)
www.paradisislandph.com

*Booking via Airbnb
4-Bedroom Villa 1:

https://rb.gy/a4looi

1-Bedroom Villa 2:
https://rb.gy/fh4wes

*Bank Account and other Payment Details

BPI Checking Account
Bon Conseil Consultancy and Services Inc.
8291012591

BDO Checking Account
Bon Conseil Consultancy and Services Inc.
011618000374

Paypal Details
https://paypal.me/bonconseil?locale.x=en_US

Gcash
09177137057

Paymaya
09177137057

13. What time is the check-in and check-out?

Check-in time is at 3pm to give way for sanitation and disinfection of the villa and amenities. Check-out is at 11am.

14. Can we arrive at an earlier time in the island? What time is the earliest check-in in the villa?

 

We usually have bookings even on weekdays, so expect that the last guests check out at around 11am.

Our earliest check-in is at 3pm to give enough time for the housekeeping staff to sanitize and disinfect the villa and the amenities before you check in.

Still, if you wish to arrive at an earlier time in the morning, Paradis Island will generously accommodate you with its amenities as well as its outdoor privileges while waiting for your villa to be ready.

15. Can we just walk-in?

We strongly require advance booking since there are days that we are fully booked. Please do message us your dates so we can check our calendar.

16. How big is the island and what is the maximum capacity for events and overnight stay?

The island is around 6,800 sq. m. in lot area, and we only have 2 villas for rental to preserve the exclusivity and privacy of the guests booking for their holidays and staycations. We can accommodate 50 - 70 pax for events and 30 - 40 pax for overnight stay in the villas and glamping tents.

*UPDATE: For the new normal, we can accommodate up to 30 - 40 pax for event ceremony/reception and 20 - 25 pax for overnight stay.

17. Do you accommodate private events such as wedding, birthday or debut parties?

Yes, we offer venue rental for intimate private events, kindly message us for packages.

18. Do you have other packages?

For the new normal, we only have overnight stays for now to make sure the villas and amenities are properly sanitized every time there are new guests.

19. Are the Villa rooms air conditioned?

Paradis is an off-grid island, meaning it is without any electric and water lines. We only operate on solar panels in the morning and an electric generator set at night. There are multiple fans in the villa to support with the ventilation.

It helps a lot that the lake and the island is located at the mountain top of Sierra Madre Mountain range, so it is pretty breezy and cool, especially at night.

20. Do you have a microwave, hair dryer or rice cooker in the villa?

Since we are an off-grid island relying on solar power and generator, appliances with high wattage cannot be supported by our electric power. So, microwaves, hair dryers, rice cookers, and the like cannot be used in the island. For cooking, we have a gas range and charcoal grill that can be used at 500 pesos for overnight stay of 5 pax and below and 1,000 pesos for group of 6 and above.

21. What time is the generator open? Do you have extra charge when we request to open it outside the set schedule?

Generator set can be opened starting 8pm, though some guests are okay to have it opened around 10pm or so, or when they are about to go to sleep. Occasionally, guests would also choose to stay outside up to 10pm or much later. Our staff will then remind you about plugging your devices when the generator set is opened.

We have a primary and a secondary generator. Each can just run at 5 hours straight, so the backup is turned on only after the primary runs out. Generators are then active up to 6am, or depending on what time they started. If you want to use the generator before 8pm or after 6am, it will cost 200 pesos per hour with rest after 5 hours.

22. Can we still have bohemian setup in the garden as shown in the photos when it is raining?

When it is raining, we can have the bohemian setup in spaces with roofs such as in the tree hut, glamping tents, or in the villas.

23. Can we just rent the glamping tents?

No. We offer our Villas 1 and 2 for booking. Glamping tent is just part of our amenities and can be used and experienced by the guests for free when they book either villa.

24. Can we pitch our tent in the island?

We allow pitching of tents for free for our guests with confirmed booking in either of the villas.

25. Can we reschedule when the weather is unfavorable on the date of our stay?

We can reschedule based on the availability of the preferred new date.

26. Can we refund our payment or reservation or rebook if we cannot come on the booking date?

If necessary, we recommend you to reschedule your booking at the earliest time possible, as we only have 2 villas that we exclusively rent to our guests. However, if you have emergency purposes backed with proof, reservation and payment may be forfeited if it is not possible to reschedule.

27. Can we pay our balance through debit or credit card on the island?

We don’t have debit or credit card terminal on the island. We prefer the accommodation payment to be sent or deposited via BDO, BPI, Paypal, Gcash or Paymaya payment. For food, drinks, massage and boat fees, you can settle them with cash at Paradis.

There are cash machines/ATMs at Cavinti town proper at the Municipal Building (DBP and Landbank) and at Pagsanjan town proper.

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