Panagsama Beach in Moalboal, Cebu is famous for its beach and dive sites. One of many lodging houses in the area is Sumisid Lodge. It is located beside SeaQuest Dive Center, which is also a popular dive shop.
The lodge is on the beach front and offers a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and the island of Negros. It has been in operations since 1981, and is, in fact, one of Moalboal’s first dive lodges.
Sumisid has a homey atmosphere. The structure is built mostly using bamboo and wood, which makes it a very cozy place to stay in. Its interior decorations give the place a distinctive appeal and feel. The lodge has a lounge area, which also serves as a dining room. It serves all meals in buffet style. It also has a spacious outdoor veranda where guests can relax and laze about. It also offers free Wi-Fi Internet connection.
It is a 2-storey building. On the ground floor are five air-conditioned rooms. Three of these rooms come with a double bed and a single bed, while the other two rooms have two single beds. All five rooms have private bathrooms with hot and cold water. The top floor has five rooms with electric fans. These rooms have newly-renovated common bathrooms.
Sumisid Lodge accommodations come with free breakfast. The rates for an AC Standard room for single occupancy is at Php1,200 and Php1,700 for double occupancy. The rates for an AC Deluxe room for single occupancy is at Php1,800, Php2,300 for double occupancy, and Php2,300 for triple occupancy.
The SeaQuest Dive Center staff offers diving services at a reasonable price. They will even carry your diving tanks and equipment going to and coming from the boat. Guests can store their diving equipment at the dive center overnight. The divers’ drop off and the house reef are right in front of the shop.
The Sumisid Lodge staff will also handle and arrange car transfers, airline ticket confirmations, excursions and hiking trips, and motorbike rentals upon request. The lodge also offers telephone services (both international and domestic), laundry services, massage services, and a safety deposit box.
Sumisid accepts payments made in cash, travelers’ checks or through Visa/Master credit cards.
For more information regarding the lodge, call (+6332) 474-0005 or visit SeaQuest Dive Center’s Web site at www.seaquestdivecenter.net/resort_sumisid. Or, you can head on to Sumisid Lodge at Panagsama Beach, in Basdiot, Moalboal.