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MY PHILIPPINES: Lemlunay Dive Resort

Resort on a cliff

Lemlunay roughly translates to “the good place one goes to in the afterlife” in the B'laan and T'Boli dialect.

This dive resort situated in a precipice overlooking Sarangani Bay is some 33 kilometers from General Santos City Hall, so should only be about 20 minutes scenic drive. Disclaimer: time is not to scale, just an approximate based on my driving skills.

Not far from the cliff where the resort is located is part of the Tinoto Wall that has become home to an abundance of diverse marine life and beautiful corals, attracting a lot of divers. Paul Partridge, the resort manager/owner gives out diving classes with certificates. For non-divers, there's an infinity pool and a seaside restaurant that serves great tasting home cooked comfort food.

Dive boat

Restaurant by the sea

Poolside accomodations

Poolside duplex accomodation

Room key

Clean and spacious rooms, poolside duplex accomodation

Poolside rooms P3,000
Ocean View rooms P2,500
*all rooms good for 2 person, maximum of 4 in a room.
Additional person P200.00

LOCATION: Brgy. Tinoto, Maasim, Sarangani Province
TEL. NO.: +639209149259

HOW TO GET THERE: Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines flies daily to General Santos City, from the airport, Lemlunay Dive Resort is only about 15 minute cab ride.


Kim Ignacio and MJ Maranion are two Filipinas whose pathological need to travel has taken them to different corners of the Philippines: from the quaint villages of the Batanes Islands up north, to the sandy beaches and ancestral towns of Sarangani down south. This eventually gave birth to a coffee table book featuring some of the top tourist destinations in the country.
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