Takatuka Lodge Beach & Dive Resort
Takatuka Lodge Beach & Dive Resort
Our Goal – Our aim is to offer our guests a crazy, little paradise, unique on earth. Being a very creative team, we enjoy realizing our extraordinary, playful and colorful ideas, while building cozy and comfortable rooms and bungalows. Our goal is to serve our guests the best we can in an easy, friendly and happy atmosphere.
The Name – As we were looking for a good name for our Resort, one that would portray the exotic, vivid and slightly crazy little world we are designing, we suddenly remembered an episode of a well-known children’s tale written by Astrid Lindgren: “Pipi in Taka-Tuka-Land”. This story recounts Pipi Longstocking’s wild and exciting escapades on the tropical island Taka-Tuka. We instantly liked the name, and the similarity of both our resort and the story was astonishing: colorful, playful and somewhat crazy.
Takatuka Lodge and Dive Resort is located on the south-west coast of Negros Island, in the Philippines, 6 km north of the City of Sipalay, on the golden sandy “Sugar Beach”.
This secluded, 2 km long and pristine beach is only reachable by boat. Sugar Beach is wonderful for swimming. There are no rocks, corals, sea urchins or dangerous currents in the water. Various shades and trees as well as comfortable lying chairs invite our guests to relax and enjoy life. Families are very welcome, too.
Despite the growing popularity of the region, Sipalay is still an insider tip for divers, beach and nature lovers as well as for explorers and hikers.
Our Themed Rooms
BONGO BONGO (African), ROCKADELIC (Rockstar), EL CASTILLO (Medieval), THE CAVE (Flintstone), TREASURE (Pirate), MADMIX (Crazy mixup), SUPERSTAR (Celebrity), MARCO POLO (Traveler), NAUTILUS (20.00 miles under the sea), 70’s GROOVE (back to the 70’s), THE GARAGE (for car lovers), GOLDEN EMPIRE (Temple).
- All rooms with AC, fans, private toilet, hot shower and hair dryer, screened windows.
- FREE breakfast, WIFI, and drinking water, coffee, tea in the room.
- In-room safety box and movie system, mini bar.
- All our rooms have terraces or balconies.
In our restaurant we serve a wide range of local, Asian and western food. All dishes are homemade with fresh ingredients. We emphasize on the quality and the presentation of our food. Also vegetarians find a huge choice of delicious dishes in our menu. During the season (November – May), we regularly offer specials dinners. Every now and then, we organize small events like BBQ-Evenings, Birthday parties, etc. for our guests.
Our food is served in our cozy restaurant as well as at our shady beach tables overlooking the sea, daily from 7am till 9pm.
Takatuka’s dive boats are conceived for a maximum of 8 divers. They have plenty of space for equipment and divers.
Our boats offer comfortable benches, a ladder for easy access after the dives and a strong engine to reach the nearest dive sites within 10 minutes.
Moreover, they are equipped with Oxygen, life jackets, a first aid kit and a GPS/fish finder.
During the surface intervals we serve coffee and tea for free. Soft drinks and sandwiches are available, too, but need to be ordered before the dive trips.
Our helpful staff is well-trained, and our experienced captain has been cruising the region for over 15 years.
PADI Dive Center “Takatuka Divers”
The modern dive center located in our garden is the meeting point for our dive guests from all over the world. All dive-related activities are managed by a Swiss/German couple. Individual service, dive trips in small groups and professional assistance are selfevident for us.
Facts about the dive center:
- Cozy, well-furnished dive center
- Customized, professional service
- Periodically, seriously overhauled rental equipment
- Diving in small groups only. All dives are done under PADI rules and regulations.
- PADI dive courses up to Dive Master in English and German
- Nitrox available. 12 liter Luxfer Alu tanks. Modern and airy class room with DVD.
- Clean air with Bauer compressors. Dive shop.
- Loading station for dive lamps. Books for fish classification.
- Helpful and friendly staff
How to Get There
Manila, the Capital of the Philippines, is the gateway to Negros Island. Four airlines with several flights a day are connecting the Capital with Bacolod or Dumaguete, the two biggest cities on Negros Island.
From Bacolod or Dumaguete, guests can reach Sipalay by bus (~5 hrs.) or ask Takatuka to arrange a pick-up service, which shortens the travel time to ~3 hours.