Being a probinsyano all my life, I became so stressed by the time I worked here in Manila. That’s why going back to my hometown, Bicol, is literally a breath of fresh air once in a while.
Bicol has been known for the many wonders it can offer not just for local tourists, but also for foreign ones. One can probably associate the perfect cone Mayon Volcano and the gentle whale sharks with the Bicol Region. One can also choose between the extremes of night-like black sand beaches (which are said to be therapeutic since the sand comes from Mayon Volcano) or the Boracay-like yet virgin and undeveloped white sand beaches here and there.
Yet in-between the folds of the black and the white sand beaches, there’s another pride of Bicol that has already caught the attention of the whole world: the mocha-sand beach of the luxurious Misibis Bay.
Misibis Bay has already made its name amongst local celebrities (loveteam KathNiel, Manny Pacquiao, Kris Aquino and so on) and even Hollywood ones like Zac Efron. I mean, who wouldn’t? This hidden paradise boasts of luxury, tranquility and adventure at par with the world’s best luxury resorts like Bali, Phuket, Kota Kinabalu, the Caribbean, Maldives or Bora-Bora.
Manny Pacquiao’s autographed shirt displayed at Misibis Bay
Here are top 5 things that made me fall in love with Misibis Bay.
5 Things That Made Me Fall in Love with Bicol’s Misibis Bay
5. You can experience everything about Bicol at Misibis Bay.
Bicol is quite big. And for you to experience the true soul and taste of the flavors of Bicol, it could take you hours on-board PUVs and boats looking for specific places here and there, but in Misibis Bay, everything is right at your fingertips. Misibis Bay offers water activities (snorkeling, dragon boat rides, etc.), land activities (ATV tours) and special tours (whale shark interaction tours, waterfalls and cave explorations, etc.).
I also tried the ATV tour on a different occasion and here are the 10 life lessons I learned from Mayon ATV tour.
Feed your appetite with the intensity and spices of local Bicolano flavours, too, while branching out into international cuisine at the same time.
4. Your family, friends and loved ones will love Misibis Bay.
Romantic dinner? Check! Playground for your siblings or your children? Check! Corporate activities combining business with leisure for team building? Check! Whatever it may be, Misibis Bay has something in store for every person of any age.
Enjoy fun away from the sun with indoor activities at Sitio, such as billiards, foosball and table tennis, which are located on the ground floor. You may also use the fitness center, movie lounge and KTV room located on the second floor.
Children will also be delighted by the playroom complete with Wii, Playstation 3, X-box, sandbox, see-saw, tunnel, pit ball, and more.
Swim leisurely at any of the 3 pools: the infinity pool overlooking the breathtaking beach, the exquisite lagoon pool or the 2-ft. pool for kids.
You can even turn your dream island wedding into a reality as you exchange vows in a chapel overlooking the magnificent Mayon Volcano, in a romantic sunset beach ceremony, or in a gorgeous amphitheater on top of a hill. Celebrate your beautiful beginning with your family and friends while enjoying an intimate feast.
Stella Maris Chapel on top of the hill
Stella Maris Chapel at night (File photo from Misibis)
The amphitheatre at night with lights (File photo from Misibis)
Read on for more reasons why I love Misibis Bay!