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PUNTA BULATA RESORT: Where to Stay in Cauayan, Negros Occidental (Splurge Option)

Hidden 156 kilometers south of Bacolod City, Punta Bulata White Beach Resort and Spa is a tropical paradise in Cauayan, Negros Occidental. Cauayan is the municipality just before Sipalay City, which is also very well-known for white beaches. It’s 4 hours away from the city center of Bacolod. You might be asking, “Why do I have to travel 4 hours to go to this resort? Is it worth it?” Well, let this post give you an answer.

Punta Bulata Resort in Cauayan, Negros Occidental

Punta Bulata prides itself on its stretch of creamy white sand, clear shallow water, a booming diverse marine life and a magnificent view of Sulu Sea. The place also boasts of an infinity pool and spa. The staff is also very friendly and helpful, a reflection of the people of Negros in general.

When we arrived at the resort after 4 hours of travel, we were welcomed by the resort manager who had been waiting for us at the entrance to the place. The manager kept on apologizing for the bumpy ride from the national highway to their location. (We rode a motorcycle to get here and it was a difficult ride to say the least.) We kept on telling him that it was OK and that we got plenty of warning from their staff whom we had been corresponding with.

We were handed wet towels as soon as we approached the reception desk. They also served welcome drinks! After settling our payment, we were given the key to our cottage.

Punta Bulata Beachfront

Room and Rates

A staff member named Arvee led us to our cottage by the beach. We booked the Beach Family Suite which costs P2400 per night. Including the 10% tax, the total cost was P2640. It was a very spacious hut with a double bed and a single bed — perfect for traveling groups of three like us. That means that each of us paid P880.

The suite had the rustic feel since it was generally made of wood. It was really, really big. It had its own spacious restroom! Like REALLY spacious. It also had a veranda and an area, which we didn’t know what for. LOL. We ended up using that room to dry our wet clothes and snorkel. The whole cottage was also screened to protect its occupants from mosquitoes.

Beach Family Suite
Beach Family Suite
Inside the Beach Family Suite

There are two types of accommodations in the resort — the Punta Bulata Rooms and Ayu Spa Rooms. Here are the rates per night:

Punta Bulata Rooms

  • Beach Cabana (good for 2 people) – P2000
  • Beach Family Suite (good for 3 people) – P2400
  • Hillside Superior (good for 2 people) – P2400
  • Hillside B (good for 2 people) – P2000
  • Aircon Bus (good for 8 persons) – P4000
  • Beach Casita (good for 6 persons) – P4800
  • Hillside Casta (good for 4 persons) – P4800

All rooms are airconditioned. Extra bed is P500 per night.

Punta Bulata room and tour rates. These rates might already be outdated. Contact them for updated rates.
Ayu Spa Rooms

Ayu Spa Rooms

Ayu Spa Rooms are newer and more visually pleasing than Punta Bulata rooms. Rooms are Asian inspired and are equipped with hot and cold shower amd aircon. All rooms are good for 2 persons. Rates range from P3000 to P3750 per night. Extra bed is P300 per night.

Danjugan Island Marine Reserve Day Tour

Punta Bulata also offers its guests day tour to Danjugan Island Marine Reserve which is just a few minutes away. Danjugan Island is probably one of the most beautiful and most biologically rich islands I’ve been to. I have so much to say about this place that it deserves a separate entry.

Skechers GoWalk

Restaurant

After our Danjugan Island trip, we indulged in the dishes offered by Punta Bulata Restaurant. Quite honestly, there’s nothing remarkable about the food. They were a bit expensive, too. But it seemed like we didn’t have a choice. It was the only place we could buy food from in the area. Hehe.

Punta Bulata Restaurant
Good food, but nothing great. Awesome staff, though.
Good food, but nothing great. Awesome staff, though.

After dinner, we spent more than enough hours just swimming at the pool. At around 11pm, we decided to call it a night as we would be leaving early in the morning the next day.

 

Punta Bulata
Brgy. Elihan, Cauayan 6112, Philippines
+63 34 433 5160


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How to get to Punta Bulata: Cauayan is 4 hours away from Bacolod City. You can fly to Bacolod via Airphil Express, Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines. All these carriers have daily flights to Bacolod. From the Silay-Bacolod Airport, you may take a cab (P500 per ride), a shuttle (P100 per person) or a trike-jeepney combo (around P25 per person) to Bacolod City. Once in Bacolod, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to Ceres Liner SOUTH Terminal in Bacolod
  2. Take the bus to Hinoba-an (around P155/person)
  3. Ask the conductor to drop you off at Barangay Cartagena going to Punta Bulata.
  4. Get off at Barangay Cartagena (at the corner of the road going to Punta Bulata)
  5. Take a Habal-Habal (Motorcycle Ride) to the Resort

Read about our own experience going to Punta Bulata from Bacolod on this post.

BACOLOD GUIDE


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  • aedon

    hi! we consider going to punta bulata next month, however, we will be bringing 2 children with us ( 18mos. old and 3 years old). i believe you’ll be the right person to ask if it’s reasonable to do that. aside from habal-habal, is there any other means of getting there? we will just be commuting by the way. u would appreciate your feedback! =)

    • The Poor Traveler

      Hi Aedon, no, I don’t think the place is baby-friendly. :)

      The best part of our Punta Bulata experience was our daytrip to Danjugan Island but I don’t think kids will enjoy that. So, in my opinion, nope. Don’t bring your kids here. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rowell.ybanez.1 Rowell Ybanez

    sa bulata pier plng tahum na,pwde ka mag dive @60ft ang ht.,,,namiss ko na ang lugar na to….kita ulit tau sa bakasyon ko.

  • Ian

    Hi to All
    Pwede ba malaman kung paano makarating ng Punta Bulata galing sa Silay airport?

    Salamat
    ian

    • The Poor Traveler

      Hi Ian, hope somebody can give you an answer for I’m not sure how to do that either. We traveled from Bacolod to Punta Bulata. :)

    • fran

      from silay, go to bacolod. then from bacolod, proceed to cauayan (like what The Poor Traveler did). or take the ceres bus from silay to san carlos. in san carlos, transfer to another bus bound for canlaon. in canlaon, take the bus bound for kabankalan. then in kabankalan, transfer to another bus bound for hinobaan. get off at cartagena and proceed as instructed by The Poor Traveler ;-)

  • yaret

    punta bulata is best for couples only…for children?i don’t think so, dahil it needs to be developed to widen the area… its good for those who wants a break from the city life…

    • The Poor Traveler

      Hi Yaret! Yes, now that I think about it, I agree. The getting there in particular will be too much for kids

  • http://www.facebook.com/Rodelson.Santos Rodelson Santos

    Sir are u a filipino?

    • The Poor Traveler

      Yessur!

  • Racquel

    hello poor traveler.. same rates padin po ba yung good for 2? 2k parin po kaya? bat nakita ko po sa site nila 3k ata minimum.. may contact number pa po kayo dito? pls post. thanks in advance :)

    • The Poor Traveler

      Hi Racquel! They might have updated their rates already. You may call them here: +63 34 4335160