ChaMike's to-do list in Misibis Bay ALBAYSaturday, July 11, 2015
#ChaMike4Ever in Misibis Bay.
Celebrating our anniversary entails us of going somewhere in the Philippines we've never been to. Good thing dealgrocer.com had an offer of a two day one night stay at a Garden View Room for two with airport transfers and breakfast buffet for a fee of P9,300++
Misibis Bay is a luxurious 5 hectare resort in Bacacay Albay. It hosted numerous celebrities from the local and hollywood scene including my crush, Zac Efron who visited the Philippines three years ago to promote a clothing brand.
After our stay at Oriental Hotel Legazpi, we were picked up by a Misibis Bay van (we asked them to pick us up at the hotel instead of the airport). For around one hour travel time we where then transported to paradise.
The moment we stepped on the tropical resort a staff handed us wet towelettes and offered to take our photo at the Misibis Bay signage.
|Towelettes the moment we arrived|
We were then escorted to the reception area for check in. We were also given juice for refreshment while waiting for our room.
At the reception we asked for other recreational activities such as the eco tour & water sports activities (the eco tour should be booked in advanced). They also asked us to deposit a fee of 2,500 (this fee became quite a hassle for me later on)
Here are the list of things ChaMike did during our 2 day 1 night stay in Misibis Bay.
From the reception, a four-wheel kart transferred us to our room. We stayed at their cheapest room offering- Garden View Room. The room has complete amenities but a bit far from the beach.
|Garden View Room|
Going to the restaurant/reception area, it was about 7 minute walk from our room. If you're too tired to walk you can always call the reception to ask for a kart (but don't expect them to be at your doorstep in an instant).
|Nice outdoor lounge|
Spice Restaurant is just near the entrance of the resort. It's an all day dining area that serves local Bicolano and other international cuisine. While waiting for our late lunch, to my surprise Chef Ryan Barlis was there. A schoolmate back in high school, became the head chef of Press Cafe and now a restaurant chef and consultant around the Philippines. I was completely shocked to see him in Misibis Bay (it's a small world indeed!). He was here to give the customers of the resort a better dining experience. Because of him, I knew we were in good hands.
We ordered Fried Chicken with Potato Wedges on the side, Melon Shake and Blueberry Cheesecake. Truly the food didn't disappoint. The chicken was good and crispy and the serving was ample. The melon shake was so flavorful and refreshing, perfect for a hot weather. Of course nothing can go wrong with a blueberry cheesecake, a sweet ending to our lunch.
|Our lunch | Melon Shake, Fried Chicken, Blueberry Cheesecake|
Eco Park Tour
A few meters from the actual resort lies an Eco Park that has several attractions such as the amphitheater, chapel and hanging bridge. With a fee of P150 per person a van will take you around the area.
It was a hot afternoon stroll at Eco Park so both of us were dying to take a dip at the beach…
Swim at the beach and pool
The weather was sunny and clear that day, perfect for swimming and because it was already June there were very few people at the resort. We had the whole beach all to ourselves.
|It's sunny in this part of the world|
We really appreciated the serenity of the beach, a perfect time to fully relax and enjoy. Although do not expect too much from the sand. Yes it's powdery but not as pristine as the other beaches in the Philippines.
|Black and White|
|Loving this b&w hat I found in H&M|
|Last hurrah for summer!|
Black Neoprene Bikini | @pearlypopswimwear
Black and White hat | H&M
|Seeing double <3|
If salt water is not your thing they have tons of pools scattered everywhere, there was even a pool outside our room.
|One of the many pools|
Engage in water sports activities
Mike and I are fond of doing something for the first time so we tried several water sports activities they offer, for only P750 you can do all the non motorized activities such as stand-up paddle, kayaking, snorkeling and the very challenging windsurf.
|The struggle is real|
We ended the day by enjoying the serene beachfront then later decided to go back to our room to prepare for a 'surprise' dinner date I planned for Mike.
One of our most memorable nights. A by-the-beach romantic dinner set up with a butler on the side. A perfect way to celebrate an anniversary or any romantic date for you and your partner.
The next day, we had our breakfast at Spice Restaurant. They have plenty of offerings, we both filled our tummies with great breakfast food. Ah, we love breakfast buffets!
After breakfast I roamed around the resort while Mike decided to rest in our room
Misibis Bay also offers indoor activities like billiards, videoke, table tennis, cheese. They also have a gym area for your fitness needs.
|Table Tennis, Chess, Gym and Billiards|
The sunset cruise operates daily, for P650 per head, a small boat will take you to a perfect sunset spot.
***At 12:00nn we were already ready for check out. A van transferred us to Legazpi Airport. And when I thought everything was perfect. I realized they never gave me the deposit of P2,500. Hurriedly I called their hotline and they promised to deposit it to my bank account the next day. After all the follow ups, rants, unanswered messages they where able to send me the deposit after three loooong weeks. It was so much hassle on my part, being the customer of a luxurious resort they shouldn't kept their customers waiting (they shouldn't have forgotten to return the deposit in the first place). They told me many times that they will call after they deposited the money but as of this writing they never had the decency to call or even text. I just found out and assumed when I checked my ATM balance. Unfortunately because of this incident, my drastic encounter overshadowed the almost perfect experience in Misibis Bay.
|Almost perfect stay|
Address: Cagraray Island, Bacacay, Albay, Bicol Region Philippine
Contact Numbers: (0917)5991606 / (0921)4873869 / (0915)5006833
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