Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Weekend Getaway @ Misibis Bay

Last August 18- 21, 2012, My friend Pia and I travelled from Cebu via Cebu Pacific to Legaspi to spend our long weekend (3 days/2 nights) at Misibis Bay Resort in Cagraray, Albay. We arrived around 2:20pm was picked up thru airport transfer. Misibis Bay was an hour away from the airport.

When we arrived we were greeted by tribal dancers dancing in front of their fountain and welcome drinks! After checking in, the girl from the front desk guided us towards our Junior Suite Premiere Villa. I could say our room Villa #19 had the best view of the beach! The whole km stretch was visible outside our veranda. We got an amazing deal for the room because of Pia. We only paid 6k/pax for 2 nights and the original value of the room was 32.5k per night!
Our View
The lagoon

During our 3 day stay, we availed all the services on Pia's birthday which was on the 2nd day. We started by having an early breakfast  then proceeded to the beach to use all the non motorized activities. The first one was the kayak, then hobbiecat sail wherein the guide really brought us to the pacific ocean! Such a fun experience. Then I tried wind surfing. It was hard to balance because it was heavy. Lastly was the paddle surf, which was hard too. Fell a few times. 

After doing the fun activities at the beach, we decided to do the eco park tour and zipline. The guide was very helpful. Then we attended the Sunday mass and room service for lunch. We decided to rest afterwards and just watch tv. Around 4pm, we decided to call recreation about the segway rent. We found out they are the only resort in the Philippines to offer segway to their guests. So we decided to give it a try. The rental was pricy. But we got a good deal. 15 mins for 1220 for the both of us! I think mentioning to them that it was my friend's birthday worked! The guide toured us around the resort via segway!

Upon dinner time, we dressed up and headed to the restaurant. We sat near the band. The day just got better, we were just planning to eat ala carte bec. their dinner buffet was expensive. The head waiter offered to give us 50% off the dinner buffet since it was our last night! I told him it was my friend's bday so he told the kitchen to give Pia free cake! Since we got a good deal for dinner, we ordered their famous cocktail (Buko lychee Martini). 

My positive comments for the resort was their impeccable customer service! I can't recall experiencing such here in Cebu. Their pillows were sleep induced. First time to hear the term. Totally gives you a good night sleep. Their toiletries were Salvatorre Ferregamo! Other than the free breakfast, they included snacks. Airport or City transfers included. 

My negative comments were the food choices in their restaurant were not that many. Food was not that out of this world if you think of the price you have to pay. Ala carte menu was super expensive esp. after the 12% vat!

I could say that the experience I had was totally worth more than I paid more!!! I only paid 8400 for the 3 days n 2 nights stay and the original cost of the room plus other savings was 34,000!!! I only shelled out 24% of the bill! :)

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