The heat is ON! Summer is up and I am clueless of where to go this summer. In the summer of 2010, I fell in love with Misibis Bay, a luxurious resort situated in Cagraray Island in BIcol. The beach may not be as crystal clear compare to Banol and the sand may not be as powdery white as with Boracay but if you want a real relaxation, Misibis Bay is the place to be. Their signature massage equates the experience I had with Thunderbird’s Poro Point.
I prefer having a glass of mojito than to engage myself in any beach activities in the resort. I think Kayaking is more fun in Coron and El Nido. I never tried their Frozen Margarita which the staff recommended me. I guess I wasn’t in the mood to drink margarita that time. There isn’t much to see in the place except that the architecture of the resort is really amazing. I’ll give the engineer two thumbs up for the construction. Parks and playground for kids are also available. Any non motor activities are free and I salute the view of their infinity pool and the staff of the resort is very friendly and accommodating. I thought they will look down on us since we are the only Filipino guests and to be honest we look like we can’t afford to stay in the place which is true. It was just a valentine gift for us. I am just a poor traveler and I considered myself lucky to experience Misibis for free. Misibis offers food that you will never regret. It was “yummeeeh”.
A side trip to Sto Domingo can be done as well. We headed to their somewhat antique church which is closed when we stopover. If you’re up for black sand there are tons of resorts in Sto Domingo to choose like Costa Palmera or Manhattan’s resort. Unfortunately, time did not permit us to check those resorts. If you’re jump off point is Legazpi City, make sure not to miss the infamous Biggs and Graceland. I highly recommend Biggs’s baby back ribs and Graceland’s Halo Halo. At that time, Embarcadero is newly constructed and if you’re a coffee drinker La Mia Coffee and Tea is a must. Of course your Albay experience will never be complete if you don’t visit the majestic Mayon Volcano.
Truly, Misibis Bay is a perfect summer getaway. It’s the best beach resort to unwind. I’m a hell of party person but sometimes I need peace and serenity and I find that in Misibis. This summer, I don’t have any summer plans in mind but hopefully it’ll be a soul-searching type like the one I experienced in Misibis or something that will knock off Misibis maybe.
What about you? Where is your ultimate summer destination?
How to get there?
Take a flight to Legazpi City via Ceb, Zestair, PAL or Airphil and you may choose to travel 45 minutes by land, a 30 minutes fast craft from embarcadero or by a 15 minutes private helicopter.
Cagraray Island, Bacacay, Albay Province, Bicol Region, Philippines
Contact Number: +639175991590