IMAGE Mimi Tiu

This luxurious resort has everything you need for an adventure-packed getaway

You'll be tempted to stay in, but exploring the outdoors is a must.


 

(SPOT.ph) Aside from the cone-shaped Mayon Volcano, spicy coconut-based dishes, and majestic whale sharks, Bicol is also home to a beautiful, five-hectare beach getaway called Misibis Bay. A tropical paradise where you can recharge your senses, this island resort offers a mix of energizing pursuits and well-appointed accommodations that would make you consider staying there indefinitely.

 


 

 


 

Whether the view is a garden, pool, or the beach, all 150 rooms and villas come with modern furnishings, a cable-equipped LCD TV, and immaculately plush beds. The standard, deluxe, and premier suites in the newly opened Pacific View Wing also feature decadent open bathtubs and impressive views of the tranquil blue ocean. The room’s sublime facilities will tempt you to stay in all day, but resist the urgethere’s more to see and do outside.

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

Start your day bright and early by catching the sunrise. Head down to the Marina to put on your snorkeling gear and feed the fish, or plunge deeper and discover the area’s aquatic wonders through a scuba diving lesson. Seasonal marine offerings include manta ray dives at Ticao Island and butanding encounters at Donsol.

 


 

 


 

 


Sprinkle some fried fish on your champorado to add texture and contrast to every bite.

 

After a filling breakfast buffet at Spice Market, walk by the shore and sign up for some stimulating water activities like stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, or kayaking. Hobie Cat sailing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing are speedier options for adventurous souls.

 

 

 

Paddleboarding like pros in front of Misibis Bay’s Pacific View Wing.

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

After frolicking on the beach, take a dip in any of the five swimming pools scattered throughout the resort. Lounge on a sunbed while reading a book or enjoying a cold shake.

 


 

 


 

Take a private boat ride to Pinaghulogan Beach where you can indulge in an outdoor lunch banquet of sumptuous grilled fare, adobo rice, and fresh fruits. Unwind by lazing on colorful bean bags then take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear sea before heading back to the resort.

 


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Pinaghulogan Beach

 

 


 

In the afternoon, survey the nearby areas in the coolest way possible—on an All-Terrain Vehicle! Explore the verdant Eco Park or go through a rocky terrain to reach the hilltop just in time to see a breathtaking sunset. Both ATV adventures present a charming panoramic view of the Albay Gulf.

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


Drop by the zipline, Stella Maris Chapel, and Amphitheater while taking the ATV Eco Park tour.

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

At night, feast on homegrown dishes such as spicy chili crabs and leche flan turon with vanilla-cinnamon sauce at the restaurant or on the beach. Cap off the day with a bubble bath and a signature massage at the Essenses Spa to soothe your tired muscles. Once you’re utterly relaxed, let your head sink into the soft pillow, get some shut-eye, then dream about what you’ll be doing the next day.

 

Misibis Bay Resort is at Cagraray Island, Bacacay, Albay, Bicol. To get there, take a 50-minute plane ride from Manila to Legazpi and a 50-minute drive to the island. For more information, visit Misibis Bay Resort's website or Facebook page, contact 0917-599-1606, 0921-487-3869, or e-mail reservations@misibisbay.com. Misibis Bay Resort is managed by Enderun Hospitality Management. For more information, visit Enderun Hospitality Management's website.

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