Words and photos by Demi Barbra Angeles of Demsangeles.com and Geekykitch.com
After soaking in some history and adventure, it’s time for some fun and relaxation!
While visiting the Bicol region and would like to bask in its waters, one should not miss a five-star treatment in the Philippines’ luxury island playground.
You can look forward to a stress-free stay as you will be greeted with hospitality at its best upon arrival - complete with welcome drinks, cold towels and souvenirs. Check in is a breeze. A golf cart also awaits to take you to your room or around the resort.
WHERE TO STAY
Misibis Bay has three main room categories: Standard (Garden View), Poolside and Beachfront that can cater to any number of guests.
They started with beachfront villas, with a mix of junior suite premier, one bedroom luxury and luxury villa. Each of the existing thirty-seven units have its own daybed and terrace with access to either a private plunge pool or a path to the beach.
Misibis Bay’s Junior Suite Deluxe, Premier Villa, One Bedroom Deluxe and One Bedroom Premier (a.k.a. Poolside rooms) have quick access and view of the Lagoon pool.
One Bedroom Premier located on the third floor
One Bedroom Premier Bathtub, Toilet and Bath, Daybed / Table / Cabinets, Living Room
All standard rooms are located in the Garden View area that comes with its own pool area. It’s a five minute walk from the beach situated behind the poolside rooms.
In the near future they will expand with an additional 60 Sea View Rooms.
A day tour package is also available, inclusive of access to Misibis Bay Resort’s beach and pools, locker and shower, and roundtrip transfers from Legazpi City.
WHAT TO DO
No matter the season, Misibis Bay has countless of activities in store for its guests.
Swim all you want, where you want with access to the beach or any of the pools. Enjoy various water activities such as kayaking, paddle surfing, banana boat ride and jet skiing. The resort also offers an introductory dive course with a highly trained PADI instructor, scuba diving and sunset cruise via a private boat.
Skipped the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) adventure to Mt. Mayon? Take a ride to the island’s Eco-Energy Park and make your way to the hilltop for a rewarding view of the volcano, Albay Gulf and the Pacific Ocean. Go early so you can catch the sunrise while having breakfast.
Get your hands busy with coconut hat making while you mingle with the resort staff as you wait for your turn in any of the activities or pass time by the beach. It makes for a good pasalubong.
Walk around the resort property and find your #OOTD spots.
Treat yourself to a relaxing massage the night before you leave at the Essence Spa for a good night’s sleep.
Other resort facilities include a fitness center and an activity center full of indoor activities for both children and adults (billiards, Wii, PlayStation, X-box, pit ball, etc.).
WHERE TO EAT
Fuel up in Misibis Bay’s main restaurant, Spice Market. They offer Asian and Western cuisine which you can enjoy with a buffet or a la cart.
The resort also arranges for private dining on and off the premises - whether in one of the conference rooms, on a nearby island or poolside / beachfront.
Inside one of the conference rooms
Bicolano Degustation (L-R clockwise)
Appetizer: Nilasing na Hipon & Kilawin na Tanigue and Salmon
Soup: Native Chicken Binakol
Main: Lechon Kawali Bicol Express with Garlic Rice
Dessert: Ginataang Halo Halo & Leche Flan Turon
Poolside dinner setup overlooking the beach
Salmon Sashimi, Miso soup, Chicken Deconstructed Ceasar Salad, Beef Wagyu / Lamb / Prawns / Salmon with Mixed Vegetables and Japanese Rice, Chocolate Mousse Cake
This is the second half of the recent Media Familiarization Tour in Bicol with the Department of Tourism. Thank you for having us!
Cagraray Island, 4509 Bacacay, Albay