We all want to find that piece of paradise somewhere out there, our happy place. Well, guess what? I found mine at Paradis Island in Cavinti.

Just a few hours away from Manila, Paradis Island is every traveler’s dream of a peaceful getaway. From hammocks, kawa hot baths, floating cottages to treehouses, they’ve got it all here!

Whether you’re looking for the perfect place for a family getaway near manila or a romantic spot in Laguna, this island won’t let you down. Seriously, it’s so perfect, I can’t stop gushing about it. Our one night stay just wasn’t enough.

So if you’re planning a trip to Cavinti, put Paradis Island on top of your list. Here’s everything you need to know about this dreamy place.

About Paradis Island

Paradis Island is a private island for rent with two lake villas. Taken from the French word Paradis, which means paradise, Paradis is an off-grid eco-destination in Cavinti Laguna. Just 3 to 4 hours away from Manila, this unspoiled island will show you that it’s possible to live remotely. Paradis is a 6,800sqm island filled with happiness and relaxation.

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Amenities & Things To Do

Honestly, the price to rent Paradis island is very much affordable when you look at how many free things you can do on the island.

Fishing

You can borrow fishing rods from the staff and fish at the lake.

Flower hot bath with kawa

Be it at night or early morning, the flower hot bath on the kawa is a must-try!

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Marshmallow Bonfire Party

What’s a getaway without a marshmallow bonfire party?

Mango picking

This depends on the current season.

Kayaking

Feeling adventurous? Explore the lake, maybe go fishing or just flex those muscles on the kayak.

kayaking

Game boards in the villa and guitar

Feel closer to your friends and family with games!

Swimming in the lake

Noodle floats, floating beds, arm floats, and life vests are available at the Paradis island at no extra cost.

Hammocks & a hanging bed

Feel the breeze hit your skin and breathe in the fresh air. Just relax, maybe read a book, and disconnect from social media once in a while.

 

Floating cabana

Experience relaxation at its best. Stay near the lake and chill at the floating cabana. You can also have your dinner here. It’s perfect for sunset viewing!

Signature bohemian set up in the garden

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner? The bohemian set up is definitely the best place to eat. It’s pretty instagrammable too.

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Tree hut

Want a private dinner spot for you and your significant other? The tree hut is perfect for romantic dates.

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Massage

This one’s not free but it’s a must if you want to complete your relaxing trip. Massage is at P500 per head and is only available from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Bamboo lounge

Skip the sofa. You’re at Paradis Island surrounded by the lake. Go out, enjoy, and maybe hang out at the Bamboo lounge?

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Glamping

Try sleeping in the glamping tents on the island for an outdoor adventure! You’ll be hearing cicada (kuliglig) sounds at night and birds chirping when you wake up in the morning.

Rates (Plus How To Book)

You can book Paradis island on Airbnb. You have three options.

Villa 1

Villa 1 consists of two stories, four bedrooms, and six beds. There’s one toilet and bathroom inside the house and another one outside. Inside, you’ll find a kitchen, balcony, dining and living area.

 

Villa 2

Villa 2 has 1 bedroom on the second floor, two beds and a huge balcony that’s perfect for everybody. On the first floor, there’s a kitchen, dining area, and toilet and bathroom.

 

Rent The Whole Island

You can also choose to rent the whole island. If your group consists of more than 20 people, you’ll automatically get the whole island to yourselves!

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Meals

You can choose to bring your ingredients and prepare your food on the island for a cooking fee of P1,000 per day or simply order your meals before your stay.

Note: The following meals are on a pre-order basis only so the staff can buy the ingredients needed beforehand.

Lunch 3-Course Meal

  • P600 per head
  • 2 options of menu

Menu 1

  • Sinigang na Baboy
  • Grilled Tilapia
  • Ensaladang Gulay

Menu 2

  • Chicken Tinola
  • Grilled Tilapia
  • Pinakbet

Comes with

  • Dessert: Fruits of the day
  • Water

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Dinner 3 Course

  • P600 per head
  • 2 options of menu

Menu 1

  • Adobong manok
  • Pork BBQ
  • Chopsuey

Menu 2

  • Sotanghon Soup
  • Pork Chop
  • Mixed Vegetable

Comes with

  • Dessert: Fruits of the day
  • Water

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Breakfast

  • P300 per head
  • Rice Meal or Sandwich

Rice Meal Choices

  • Dried Fish, Egg and Rice
  • Corned Beef, Egg and Rice or
  • Luncheon Meat, Egg and Rice

Sandwich Choices

  • Tuna Sandwich
  • Corned Beef Sandwich or
  • Egg Sandwich

Comes with

  • Fresh Fruits of the day
  • Coffee or Tea

We pre-ordered our meals and their food tasted divine! If you love home-cooked food, you’ll love it here. Plus, they have large servings so you definitely won’t go hungry anytime soon.

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Other Costs To Know

Here are other fees you should know.

  • Roundtrip Boat Transfer – P750 for 6 guests maximum with luggage, to be paid on the island
  • Additional request for boat ride (e.g. errands or late guests) – will be automatically charged P500
  • Cooking fee is P1,000 per day of kitchen usage inclusive of the gas range, brick oven, and charcoal grill
  • Parking is at P100 per car per night at the port, to be paid with the port guard.

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What We Loved

Can I just say “EVERYTHING”? The end of blog.

Just kidding. But I’m serious about the everything part. The bohemian set-up was a dream come true for a bohemian lover like me. I’m adding it to my future house plans. Mehe.

Ryk and I loved chilling at the hammocks and just talking about anything under the sun. The beds were pretty comfy, I dozed off so fast. And oh, the cats! There are cats on the island and they’re so friendly. One cat, in particular, ran up to me like we knew each other. He was playing with my feet and asking for cuddles. It was so cute. Their fur was also so sooooft.  Uggh. Apart from the relaxing ambiance, I’ll probably go back to Paradis island for the cats! Hahaha.

With all the accommodating and friendly staff, Paradis island will feel like a home, away from home that’s pet-friendly! Maybe next time, we’ll bring our baby dog, Ozzy, with us when we visit the island. 🙂

How To Get There

Via Commute

  • Ride the DLTB bus or HM Transport at Buendia or Cubao going to Sta Cruz, Laguna. Travel time is 3 to 4 hours depending on the traffic. Fare is P160+.
  • Ask the driver to drop you off near the jeepney terminals going to Cavinti or Lumot Lake.
  • From here, you have two options.
    • Option 1: If you chose to ride a Cavinti jeep, you’ll have to ride a tricycle from Cavinti to Lumot Lake Boat Terminal. Here, the island’s boat will be waiting to pick you up.
    • Option 2: If you chose to ride a Lumot Lake jeep, just drop off at the last stop and you’re at Lumot Lake Boat Terminal. Fare is at P40+. Then, look for the boat going to the island.
  • The travel time from Sta Cruz to Lumot Lake is around 1 hour. Boat ride to the island is approximately 15 minutes.

Via Private Car

  • Just download Waze and search for Lumot Lake Port.

Note:

Message Imee (09662868629), the Manager in charge when you are in Pagsanjan already (or if not coming from Manila, when you are 30mins away from the port) so they can already go to the port and wait for you. The island’s boat is brown with orange life vests.

How To Go Back To Manila

After the boat ride back to Lumot Lake Boat Terminal, you’ll either see jeepneys waiting for passengers to Sta Cruz or wait for one to pass by. Then, ask the driver to drop you off at DLTB Terminal at Sta Cruz, Laguna. Here, you can ride the bus going back to Manila.

Tips and Reminders

Water Source

Paradis Island utilizes a water pump and deep well on the island since there’s no water connection there. Every 8:00 AM, they will be refilling the tanks. You’ll often find the water flow to be slow so be patient. You can just use the dipper and pail to take a bath.

Electricity

Paradis island uses solar panels and generators as sources of electricity. The electric fans work only at night when the generator is open. The solar panels can’t support the fans so if you want to cool down, go chill at the hammocks or swim on the lake. Also, there are no aircon units inside the rooms. Don’t worry though. It’s cooler at night.

If you want to charge your phones, you can use solar power electric outlets. If not, don’t forget to bring power banks.

Mobile Data

Mobile data outdoors is at 4G, inside the villas is 2G or 3G.

Insects & Frogs

Paradis Island is surrounded by nature so expect that flies will be flying around and about when you’re cooking or eating. You can ask for anti-fly products such as candles and fly stickers from the staff.

There are also mosquitoes around the island so bring insect repellants. You can also ask the staff for anti-insect patches or anti-insect coils. Oh and be careful when sitting down on hammocks and chairs. Check first if there are ants before you sit or lie down. There are weaver ants around the garden especially on the trees. And at night, you might find yourself staring at a couple of frogs in the grassy areas.

As an eco-friendly place, these insects and animals are part of the ecosystem on the island. Don’t worry. The different amenities and features on the island will make your trip worth it!

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