“I wish I could have abs. “
“Stay here longer.”
Cape Seaductive, a brand offering a blend of luxurious comfort and traditional island living, invited me to stay in their beach and jungle resorts namely Cape Seaductive Resort & Spa and Engkantada Falls Resort & Spa for almost two weeks. With that time frame, I collated my top 10 Reasons Why You Should Stay on her Accommodations which I consider as the Fittest Resort in the Philippines.
1.) Inspiring Woman Founder of Cape Seaductive
Meet Lulu Gilmore, the inspiring woman entrepreneur who built this haven with the help of Dinagat locals. After her long and successful career as a travel nurse and fitness model in the United States , she went back to the Philippines to share to her countrymen the importance of health, fitness, nature, sustainability and the Filipino identity. In her resort, she developed healthy diet menu options for her guests to savor. The resort’s staples are organically grown and harvested from her own land. 98% of all her amenities were built from sustainable materials with designs evoking Lulu’s concept of a Filipino identity. (Swipe photo for more pictures)
2.) Theatrical Red Dragon Boat
Once you dock to the Port of San Jose in Dinagat Island, you will be fetched by Cape Seaductive’s Red Dragon Boat. This is one of the most theatrical boat I have met which perhaps emanates the colorful personality of the resort and its owner. (Swipe photo for more pictures)
3.) Harana on Your Arrival with Traditional Visayan Song and a Lei
You can experience authentic talents which probably are yet to be discovered by big production companies. Harana is one of the famous aspects of Filipino hospitality where locals welcome you through their folk song. That time, the singer Mr. Orly Tinchavez sung ‘Inday Intawon Balik Na’ which is closely translated to English as ‘Jane, I hope you can comeback already!’. Perhaps indirectly saying to all of their future guests that they are ready to make you happy! (Swipe photo for more pictures)
4.) Welcome Drink
You can try their Lulu Signature Coffee, Calamade with a Splash of Blue Turnate, Lulu’s Dirty Chai, or Fresh Coconut Juice. (Swipe photo for more pictures)
5.) Traditional Filipino Dishes
In her resort, she developed healthy diet menu options for her guests to savor while still inspiring them about Filipino culture. The resort’s staples are organically grown and harvested from her own land. On below photo, we are also showing you her wonderful table scape and sustainable kitchen. (Swipe photo for more pictures)
6.) Amazing Views from Traditional Filipino Villas with a Twist
98% of all her amenities were built from sustainable materials with designs evoking Lulu’s concept of a Filipino identity. Cape Seaductive gives you options to experience two amazing views. Either the Sea or the Jungle vista. (Swipe photo for more pictures)
7.) The Staffs and their Gentleness
Cape Seaductive is a land of beautiful people and beautiful smiles. During my stay, I always felt the warmth of their staffs, the gentleness of their nature, and the willingness to help. No wonder why Lulu Gilmore wanted to uplift further the lives of the Dinagat Island locals by providing scholarships and aiming to build a state-of-the-art hospital in the island. (Swipe photo for more pictures)
8.) Island Hopping Tours
Cape Seaductive Tours offers you personalized adventures that tell the story of Dinagat Islands and its beauty. During my stay, I have tried their guided Island Hopping Tour, Hiking Tour, and Waterfalls Tour. One of the highlights I liked is the discovery of virgin territories such as Paraganac Falls and Palhi Beach. (Swipe photo for more pictures)
Her island has always been preaching the importance of sustainable living. Any maltreatment of the environment impacts her beautiful island. In fact, the Super Typhoon Odette (one of the curse of Global Warming) had devastated the homes of her people. If we can use an oil lamp, solar power, recycling ordinary objects into treasure, why not do it? (Swipe photo for more pictures)
10.) Open Door Bathroom
This is my first time to get naked on a bathroom without walls. Well, why should you put a wall if your view of Mother Nature will be obstructed? Try to get naked here. No one’s watching you but Mother Nature. (Swipe photo for more pictures)
For booking queries, you may reach them through below information.
Facebook: Cape Seaductive Resort & Spa
WhatsApp Number: +1 951-440-4776
Great place you saw. Really enjoyed our visit there.
Thank you! See you on the next Blog! 😇😇😇
Nice to know about this resort in Dinagat. We went there in 2019 and there were very few resorts in the province. This particular resort wasn’t around then it seems. Dinagat is actually closer to Surigao City than Siargao but is still under the tourism radar.
Thank you shoestringdiary. I’ll be going back there next year! 😍