Who would have thought that this backpacker would have a much needed hammock-hanging break? Ohhh, I love going to off-the-beaten destinations but there are times that I want to drink mango shake beside an infinity pool, get some nap inside my own villa and have a sunset cruise with Mt. Mayon as my backdrop.
That exactly what happened when I stayed in one of the most romantic places in the Philippines- Misibis Bay. For the first time I was able to experience luxury at its finest- nope not abroad but here in the Philippines, just 2-hours away from Manila (by plane and private van).
The Perfect-Shaped Coned Volcano will greet you as you arrive at Legazpi Airport. Majestic! Lovely! Breath-taking! are among the words that are running through my head as Cebu Pacific plane landed at the airport. Then I was met by a staff from Misibis Bay and had me stay in one place as they prepare the van we are taking to the resort.
After an hour of travel, passed by scenic panoramas and seascapes we arrive at the posh resort, two local dancers thumb their feet to the tune of “Ibalong.” (Ibalong is their fiesta where they celebrate the defeat of their enemies according the local mythology). Then you get to the front desk for your villa assignment along with a refreshing welcome drink. Just perfect for the summer heat.
Luxurious pampering, that is how I would describe my accommodation for two nights. With a queen size bed full of fluffy pillows, full sliding windows that bring the nature close to you, spacious bathroom with bathtub. Ang my fave- the rain shower. Large flat-screen TV, full-body mirror, sofa bed and work station complete the amenities of the villa.
Do you know that I gained 2 kilos just for staying there 3 days. Not for those who are on a diet? Haha Forget about your diet or better yet, choose from the many offerings Spice Market have.
Definitely I love the fruits section, the brie and cream cheese with seedless grapes Japanese foods like sashimi and maki are among the regulars. I remember feasting on Roasted beef, pad thai, lechon baboy, sausages, seafoods and more. I think this blog would have 1,500 words if I continue listing all the foods I ate.
But for the purpose of painting the picture, here are some of my faves:
Ohh, I have to note here that if you are vegetarian or on a diet you definitely have lots to choose from without worrying of starvation. Their chefs would take care of whatever your request and their staff are very accommodating from the time you sat on your table.
I would not forget the private dinners that their Marketing Supervisor hosted himself, Sir Paul Garcia. How about having your own butler beside the pool with the stars as your light? Thanks again Sir Paul for that dinner- delicioso!
I will be sharing about the adventures I experienced on the next post…. Wait for it!
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Note: I was invited by Misibis Bay to have an Escape Tour Package for 3D/2N. So I set aside my pink hammock to luxuriate and enjoy paradise. Thanks goes to Sirs Ian Varona and Paul Garcia. Really had the time of my life while at the resort.