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Best Activities to Do and Enjoy in Misibis Bay, Philippines

Updated on July 16, 2017
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Renz may not be travel junkie, but he is very eager to share places he visited and adventures he experienced all for the love of traveling!

Misibis Bay - Resort Overview, Features and more!
Misibis Bay - Resort Overview, Features and more! | Source

The Misibis Bay Experience

If you are already feeling trapped from all the mundane stuff you are currently working on or involved in, then why not schedule a trip to one of the exclusive destinations in the Philippines - the Misibis Bay Resort.

Trivia: When Zac Efron visited the Philippines, he decided to stay in the Misibis Bay. This may suggest that the place is indeed exclusive enough to give you the piece of privacy you need!

Returning to Misibis Bay in 2017

Just recently, I was able to get reunited with Misibis Bay via our department's annual outing. Through this 3-day stay, I was able to witness how magnificent the resort is even up to this day. You can watch the video below to give you a visual tour of Misibis Bay and activities you may enjoy!

How much will the Misibis experience cost?

It's difficult to specifically gauge how much this will cost you, but be prepared to allot at least P8,000 ($180) each for just an overnight stay.

Also, take note that during peak season, Christmas until Summer, which is from December to April, the rates will tend to escalate.

What Will This Article be About?

Well, what you will see here in this article is a basic overview of the resort while highlighting five (5) areas under bite-sized subsections:

  1. The Resort
  2. The Pool
  3. The Room
  4. The Beach
  5. The Actvities

Now, let's begin the virtual exploration of the place! Care to join me? Well, I'm sure you are just as excited as I am!

The Resort

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Misibis Bay lies in the serene island of Cagraray in Bacacay, Albay.  Your arrival at the place will be celebrated by a native dance! You'll definitely feel the warmth and hospitality in Misibis BayTurtle stone ornament in Misibis Bay ResortHere's a great view from the reception area of Misibis Bay ResortAnother exhilarating view of Misibis Bay Resort - Peaceful and Prestine
Misibis Bay lies in the serene island of Cagraray in Bacacay, Albay.
Misibis Bay lies in the serene island of Cagraray in Bacacay, Albay. | Source
Your arrival at the place will be celebrated by a native dance! You'll definitely feel the warmth and hospitality in Misibis Bay
Your arrival at the place will be celebrated by a native dance! You'll definitely feel the warmth and hospitality in Misibis Bay | Source
Turtle stone ornament in Misibis Bay Resort
Turtle stone ornament in Misibis Bay Resort | Source
Here's a great view from the reception area of Misibis Bay Resort
Here's a great view from the reception area of Misibis Bay Resort | Source
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Another exhilarating view of Misibis Bay Resort - Peaceful and Prestine
Another exhilarating view of Misibis Bay Resort - Peaceful and Prestine | Source

From Legazpi to the Misibis Bay

If you are planning to visit Misibis Bay, you will first need to reach Legazpi City via a plane or via land transportation (for local travelers). Afterwards, you will be picked up by a shuttle of Misibis Bay Management which means you need to have prior negotiations and arrangements already. The shuttle ride will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours before you reach the Cagraray Island where Misibis Bay lies.

A Festive Greeting

When you arrive at the place, you will be welcomed by two native dancers that will make you feel like a highly valuable guest! This dance is said to be a form of an ethnic dance deeply rooted in the Philippine Culture.

A Greener Pasture

Check out the thumbnails found on the photo above, and browse through them. You will realize that the Misibis Bay is a greener pasture both figuratively and literally!

The Pool

A Perfect Place for Exclusivity and Relaxation - Misibis Bay Resort
A Perfect Place for Exclusivity and Relaxation - Misibis Bay Resort | Source
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Great place to unwind, read a back or just do nothing! The refreshing pool of Misibis Bay ResortPerfect to have your skin sun-kissed - Misibis BayJD Castillo in Misibis Bay Resort
Great place to unwind, read a back or just do nothing!
Great place to unwind, read a back or just do nothing! | Source
The refreshing pool of Misibis Bay Resort
The refreshing pool of Misibis Bay Resort
Perfect to have your skin sun-kissed - Misibis Bay
Perfect to have your skin sun-kissed - Misibis Bay | Source
JD Castillo in Misibis Bay Resort
JD Castillo in Misibis Bay Resort | Source

The Room

The well-lit and serene bedroom of Misibis Bay - time for relaxation!
The well-lit and serene bedroom of Misibis Bay - time for relaxation! | Source

Pool and Beach

I know that we always want to feel rejuvenated when we take vacations, so more often than not, we look for pools or a beach. Luckily, Misibis Bay has the best of both worlds!

Let's explore the pool first! By taking a look at the photo, you will notice that the water looks refreshing and pristine. You don't need to cast doubt whether it may hold true in reality because it does (based on my experience)!

Off-season Exclusivity

During our visit in June (off-season), we really felt the exclusivity of the place, since there were only a few guests with us. Hence, there were times when we were just the ones enjoying the pool.

Bed-Like Cottages

Another thing we were able to appreciate were the bed-like cottages surrounding the pool. You'll feel like you are of royalty when you relax there.

Spacious and relaxing bathroom of Misibis Bay
Spacious and relaxing bathroom of Misibis Bay | Source
Single Size Bed found outside the "master bedroom"
Single Size Bed found outside the "master bedroom" | Source

Just before we proceed with the beach, let's take a look at the room where we stayed.

Cozy and Romantic

Because of the dim lights, the place really looked cozy and "warm", but contrary to that, the temperature was cool to cold, so you may end up being cuddly. Of course, you shouldn't be when you are with your friends.

Neat and Elegant Bathroom

What I love about the place we stayed in was actually the bathroom, it was spacious and neat enough. If you feel like taking a personalized dip, you may want to try out the tub. However, if you want to feel fresh in just a couple of minutes, then go for some shower!

The Beach

Misibis Bay can also be an ideal place for wedding proposals, honeymoon and more!
Misibis Bay can also be an ideal place for wedding proposals, honeymoon and more! | Source
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Breathe for a while, a you gaze at the lovely bay of Misibis beside the beachView of the bay (or beach) from the pool sideMorning sunshine about to present its splendor in the beautiful beach of MisibisNight sky looming over the beach of Misibis Resort
Breathe for a while, a you gaze at the lovely bay of Misibis beside the beach
Breathe for a while, a you gaze at the lovely bay of Misibis beside the beach | Source
View of the bay (or beach) from the pool side
View of the bay (or beach) from the pool side | Source
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Morning sunshine about to present its splendor in the beautiful beach of Misibis
Morning sunshine about to present its splendor in the beautiful beach of Misibis | Source
Night sky looming over the beach of Misibis Resort
Night sky looming over the beach of Misibis Resort | Source

Peaceful and Magnificent Beach

If you are delighted by some quietness, then the beach is a good place to hangout on. You will be able to find the music of the waves soothing to the ears! Thus, if you want to finish reading a novel, then find a good spot or beach-side chair to sit on.

Picture Perfect Moments

If you are into photography, then you may want to get a snapshot of both the sunrise and the sunset, but of course you don't have to limit your subjects to those scenes.

Getting Sun-Stoked

Now, getting your tan would be easy in Misibis Bay. The tropical sun will provide you the darker skin color you are dreaming for! Nah, of course, I am just exaggerating, but my point is, the beach side is a perfect place to do this.

Proposals and Honeymoon

Due to the exclusivity and grandeur of the place, it's no wonder why couples choose this place as a hot destination! In fact, when we visited the beach, there was a romantic set-up being readied. Hence, we assumed it was for a marriage proposal. Romantic, huh?

The Activities in Misibis

Brief Zipline in Misibis Bay Resort
Brief Zipline in Misibis Bay Resort | Source
Kayaking on the beach of Misibis
Kayaking on the beach of Misibis | Source
Swimming - of course, this is the basic activity you can do there!
Swimming - of course, this is the basic activity you can do there! | Source
The Amphitheater - amazing sight! You should definitely allot time going here!
The Amphitheater - amazing sight! You should definitely allot time going here! | Source
Famous Chapel in Cagraray Island (Misibis Bay)
Famous Chapel in Cagraray Island (Misibis Bay) | Source
You may also choose to stroll around and appreciate nature in Misibis Bay Resort!
You may also choose to stroll around and appreciate nature in Misibis Bay Resort! | Source

Zip-lining

If you are after a dash of adventure, then make sure you schedule a trip for some zip-lining. However, do not expect much because this is just a brief one. However, other people even find it not worth the time, so it's up to you!

Kayaking

Want to exercise a little while enjoying the beach? Then, kayaking will be perfect for you! You may want to race with your friends as well. Each boat can accommodate two persons only.

Windsurfing

Now, this activity sounds cool right? However, the availability of windsurfing is dependent upon the weather condition (i.e. level of waves, wind, etc.)

Swimming

If you don't like tasting the saltiness of the beach water (since this is highly inevitable) , you may just want to enjoy the cool water of the pool. Both provide almost the same level of fun, right?

Sightseeing and Nature walk

If you are the type of person who really don't want to engage in "complex" activities, you have the option to just stroll around as you appreciate the sights and nature.

There are two famous places to visit within the vicinity, and you can reach them via the shuttle service of Misibis Bay. The first one is the Amphitheater (see 3rd photo thumbnail) where parts of the Amazing Race Asia were shot.

The second one is the famous Chapel which is starting to gain popularity as a wedding venue.

Others

There are also other water sport activities you can enjoy in the resort; however, you will need to pay additional fees for them. Everything listed above can be availed of for free.

The Food

Journey to the Spice Market to have a sumptuous feast!
Journey to the Spice Market to have a sumptuous feast!

The Misibis Bay has the Spice Market for your gastronomical needs! The only inclusive (i.e. free) meal together with your stay in the place is the breakfast buffet, so this means you'll end up paying higher for meals in between. The variety of dishes offered depends upon the number of guests they are expecting. Hence, during off season, there are less varieties.

What do you think of Misibis Bay?

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Misibis Bay in a Nutshell

Misibis Bay Resort is indeed a place for a dose of exclusive relaxation. Although the cost may be high, traveling to this destination may be all worth it because of the tranquil surroundings. The things you can do may not be that extra special in the resort, but there are great sights to behold making it perfect for photography or simple gazing.

Afterwards, you may still want to enjoy more of Albay especially the famous Mayon Volcano. You may read about some of the other activities below.

Where is Misibis Bay Resort located?

A markerCagraray Bicol -
Cagraray, Bacacay, Philippines
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Separated from the busy city, Cagraray Island is where Misibis Bay can be found.

© 2013 Renz Kristofer Cheng

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The Philippines sounds a beautiful place.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      Yes, it is! Although not all places are like this, most are. Thanks DDE for visiting quite a number of my hubs! :)

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