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Misibis Bay Resort

Misibis Bay Resort

Enjoy an adventure-filled vacation with all the comforts of a luxury resort at Bicolís Misibis Bay.
By TravelBook

Entertaining, adventure-filled, and action-packed are not usually words used to describe a stay at a luxury resort--but at Misibis Bay Resort in Bicol, guests can expect their trip to be all these, as well as comfortable and pampering.

The resort's location on the isle of Cagraray just off the eastern coast of Albay gives guests a sense of privacy and exclusivity and combines the natural beauty of the locale with urbane amenities. This self-dubbed luxury playground of Bicol provides a mix of the outdoor-oriented activities the region is known for-swimming with whale sharks, caving, trekking and hiking, diving, and other land and water sports-delivered in true luxury resort fashion, with a steady supply of cold towels and refreshments always on hand.

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Photography: Bianca Ma. Guerrero

As a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a collection of some of the world's finest independent small luxury hotels, Misibis Bay has world class amenities and services. The resort offers 24-hour butler service, a range of dining options (including personalized dining setups), and 37 luxury rooms and villas with relaxing views of the resort's pool and beachfront.

The villas' high ceilings, spacious terraces, and large glass windows bring the sunlight and sea breeze indoors and offer a comfortable tropical escape in each room. While guests are surrounded with natural beauty, all the rooms are equipped with modern amenities, such as air conditioning, tea/coffee makers, a refrigerated private bar, wireless internet access, satellite televisions, DVD players, iPod docks, and multi-line telephones.

Guests are pampered with a complimentary foot bath upon arrival, and can settle into rooms furnished with either a king-sized or two double beds, 300-count beddings, and down pillows. Throughout the day, little treats and native delicacies--such as ginamos, a fried banana snack, or local buko and mango ice candy in small plastic tubes--are delivered to the guests' rooms or to their deck chairs along the beach.

Dining at Misibis Bay is an experience in itself--aside from the buffet laid out for guests three times a day, the resort accommodates alternative dining options, including dinner in the middle of a candle-lit amphitheater, lunch at the resort Marina, or breakfast on a helipad with a view of Mayon Volcano. Asian cuisine and Bicolano specialties are served at the Spice Market and the De La Playa grill, with native spicy dishes highlighted in the buffet's Bicol corner.

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Photography: Betty Tianco

More than the luxury accommodations and dining facilities, what establishes the resort's position as a luxury playground is the long list of relaxing and energizing activities available on the island and in neighboring areas. Guests can relax by the beach or wade in one of the three pools, get a massage at the in-house spa, or enjoy the activities at the fitness center and the recreation center, where facilities for darts, billiards, table tennis, and karaoke are available. The resort has a number of kid-friendly facilities, such as the kiddie pool, the playground, and the playroom, which has the requisite toys and video games, as well as an area filled with plastic balls. Misibis Bay also offers a variety of water sports activities, such as kayaking, snorkelling, basic diving, wind surfing, wake boarding, knee boarding, jet skiing, and hobie cat sailing, as well as a number of adventure activities, including ATV rides, a zip line, and wall climbing. For those looking to discover the rest of Bicol, the resort offers a Legazpi city tour, a chopper tour of Cagraray Island, a Mount Mayon Trek, and various others. Cold water and towelettes are always on hand for freshening up during the most vigorous activities. Even with the vast array of activities, Misibis Bay's commitment to service and comfort stands-the resort's guest recreation associates facilitate tours and most activities, and make sure visitors are safe and enjoying their stay.

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Misibis Bay Resort

Misibis Bay Resort is located on Cagraray Island, Bacacay, Albay.

Facade

The modern tropical structures of the resort combine luxury amenities with the tropical ambience of the island.

Beach-front Villa

The beach-front rooms have balconies and sliding glass doors that provide a good view of the sea and a place to enjoy the sea breeze.

Pool-front Villa

These rooms have easy access to the lagoon pool and the rest of the resort because of the sliding glass doors fronting the pool.

Bedroom

The bedrooms are furnished with large beds, each one with 300-thread count beddings and down pillows for maximum comfort.

iPod Dock

Aside from a TV, phone, and DVD player, each room is equipped with an iPod dock.

Living Area

All the rooms have a small living area and mini bar with a couch and a small table set for two.

Bathroom

Each villa has a private bathroom with two sinks, a bathtub, a shower, and a private toilet with a phone.

Pool

The resort has three swimming pools--the infinity pool, the lagoon pool, and the kiddie pool. This is the infinity pool, which faces the beach and is closest to the dining area.

Lounge Chairs

The lounge chairs near the pool already have beach towels for those planning to take a dip in the water. There are also lounge chairs on the beach so that guests can lie down and relax by the sea.

Daybeds

While guests can get a massage at the resort spa, there are daybeds around the grounds and on the beach for those who want to relax outdoors.

Sitio

The Sitio is the resort's recreation center, where the gym, playroom, billiards table, darts board, videoke room, and library are. This is also where the resort's clinic is.

Playground

Right beside the recreation center is a playground surrounded by trees, so that children can play there even during the hottest part of the day.

Marina

The resort has its own marina where guests go for scuba diving, snorkeling, and the sunset cruise.

Amphitheater

Not far from the resort proper is the Cagararay Eco Park, where guests can try out the zipline, go on an ATV ride, and attend events at the amphitheater. Aside from events, the amphitheater can also accommodate private candlelit dinners.

Adventure Activities

The resort has facilities for wall climbing and rappelling and a zipline at the Cagraray Eco Park.

ATV

Guests can take an all-terrain vehicle to drive up to the top of the hill to get a sprawling view of the island and Mayon Volcano.

Water Sports

The resort offers a long list of water sports activities. Motorized water sports include jet skiing, wake boarding, and knee boarding.

Hobie Cat

The hobie cat takes guests out onto the water and back without the use of a motor. Other non-motorized water activities offered at Misibis Bay include scuba diving and kayaking.

Private Dinner

Aside from dining at the resort's restaurant, guests can choose to dine privately. Here is a private dinner setup by the beach.

Outdoor Meal

The staff can pack up a special meal and take it to several different locations, such as the marina, the amphitheatre, or their helipad with a view of Mayon Volcano.

Bicol Table

While the resort's restaurants serve mainly Asian cuisine, there is always a buffet table laden with Bicolano specialties so that guests also get a taste of authentic Bicolano food.

Dinner Setup

Every night, there is a different dinner setup outside the restaurant. The space outside the restaurant and the Sitio is lit with lanterns and the tables are placed around the daybeds or facing the infinity pool.

Cagsawa Ruins

One of the activities offered by Misibis Bay is a Bicol City Tour, and one of the stops is at the Cagsawa Ruins in Albay.

Souvenir Shop

Inside Spice Market there is a souvenir shop that carries swimming gear and clothes aside from smaller souvenir items like keychains and trinkets.
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