Immerse in the beauty of nature during quarantine at Bantug Lake Ranch.
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While the idea of beach trips and island hopping is on pause right now, it wouldn’t hurt to think about other alternatives to unwind. Perhaps it’s time to take a digital break, unplug, and head outdoors. Lucky for Bacolodnons, there are many places to do so. One such destination is Bantug Lake Ranch
Nestled in a haven where abundant trees and a mirror-like lake meet, Bantug Lake Ranch
is a place where guests could connect with nature. Since Bacolod City is under modified general community quarantine, this serene lake ranch and farm resort is allowed to operate, welcoming Bacolodnons who want to find tranquility near the city. While the world is still on a quest to find a cure, Bantug Lake Ranch offers ways to relax in nature and guarantees that safety protocols
are being followed. Read on to find out how respite can be found in this idyllic destination!
Vast Green Spaces
Being one of the locals’ favorite resorts, Bantug Lake Ranch is a place where Bacolodnons gather to enjoy the scenery and do relaxing outdoor activities. The vast spaces and endless greens around the lake provide a good opportunity for horseback riding, picnics, and nature walks. Guests also have the option to learn how to fish at the resort’s Lake Tashi or have a relaxing time on a rowing boat or kayak.
Meanwhile, animal lovers can get close to horses and experience feeding them with a guide or marvel at Pablo, Pedro, and Pepito—Bantug Lake Ranch’s friendly resident peacocks. Lastly, guests who want to step up their picnic game can choose the Floating Cabana at the middle of Lake Takashi where they will be surrounded by lush flora and fauna while enjoying a scrumptious lunch!
For guests who wish to stay the night, Bantug Lake Ranch has Verdant Villas available for overnight staycations. Cocina Remedios, the resort’s restaurant, is also open to serve guests farm-to-table dishes.
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While the spacious grounds at Bantug Lake Ranch is already optimal for physical distancing, the management also prepared security measures that must be followed by visitors and staff. Here are the safety protocols in place:
• Guests should wear face masks when interacting with the resort’s staff and other visitors.
• Upon entry, temperatures of both guests and employees will be monitored and recorded.
• Patrons and employees are required to fill out a form for contact tracing.
• Footbaths and disinfectant alcohol will be provided to guests upon arrival at the resort.
• High-contact surfaces will be regularly disinfected by the management.
• Tables, sheds, and cabanas are adequately spaced in accordance to the social distancing protocol.
The great thing about being outdoors is that it can help clear your head and de-stress. Because of Bantug Lake Ranch’s safety measures, eager outdoor enthusiasts can unwind without leaving the city!
Bantug Lake Ranch is located at Alangilan Road, Brgy. Granada, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.
As of writing, note that Bacolod City is under quarantine status. Due to quarantine measures in place, some of these destinations might be temporarily closed or may have adjusted operating hours. Please contact the management before visiting.