Living in a tropical country where the heat is always unpredictable, (even in the supposed-to-be cold ‘ber months) could make you wish for a big backyard pool you can always have the freedom to plunge into.
But most of us don’t have the luxury to make that backyard pool happen. Our imagination allows us, but our budget can’t. Good thing, resorts can be easily found everywhere. If you’re taking a vacation, you can always drop by any of those affordable yet awesome resorts.
Visiting Albay for the first time? Apart from the list of Top Hotels in Albay, here’s a list of some most visited resorts in the province.
#1 Oh la la Paradise Spring Resort
Oh la la Paradise Spring Resort photo from their FB Page
Location: Muladbucad Grande, 4503 Albay
Book Online: www.ohlalaparadise.ph
Telephone: 0918 524 3034
This hidden paradise in Muladbucad Grande, Guinobatan, Albay showcases a great leisure package for fun-seekers who wish for multiple activities. There are four large swimming pools, five water slides made of fiber glass, beach-volley court, basketball court, billiards, tennis court, table tennis, chess, videoke and a camping area. All sports facilities except the tennis court can be rented 100 pesos per hour. The tennis court on the other hand is worth 300 pesos per hour. Entrance fee is 80 pesos per head. Night rate starts from 4pm to 12:30am for 150 pesos. Overnight stay costs 200 pesos per head. There are a couple of air-conditioned and non- air-conditioned rooms you may choose from. The rates range from 1,000 pesos to 3,500 pesos.
#2 Casa Basilisa Boutique Eco-Resort
Casa Basilisa Boutique Eco-Resort
Location: Diversion Road, San Rafael Guinobatan, Albay photo from www.casabasilisa.com.ph
Book Online: www.casabasilisa.com.ph
Telephone: Manila Office +63 2 9251945 / Area +63 9064585471 or +63 949 1686595
Casa Basilisa brings you to another paradise away from the city. It is also located in the town of Guinobatan, in Barangay San Rafael. It offers two free-flowing swimming pools (adult and kiddie pools). Entrance fee is 80 pesos (6am-6pm) or 120 pesos (6:01-12MN). Different types of cottages and rooms are available for overnight stay. You may choose among the Casitas, Riverbank Cottages, Guest Villas and Lagoon Cottages. Feel free to grab your very own room for as low as 1,800 pesos. Experience the mouth-watering cuisines served at the resort’s bar and resto. From breakfast to dinner, you’ll surely love the yummy food choices!
#3 Dos Montes Hillside Spring Resort
Dos Montes Hillside Spring Resort photo from www.dosmontesresorts.com
Location: Brgy. 1. Poblacion. Malilipot, Albay
Book Online: www.dosmontesresorts.com
Telephone: (63) (948) 924-3396 / (63) (921) 353-1233
Dos Montes is just a few minutes-drive from Legazpi City. It has also a free-flowing natural spring water which are not treated with any chemicals. The entrance fee is a bit lower than the first two mentioned resorts. For adults, the day rate is 70 pesos and the night rate is 100 pesos. 10 pesos less discount is given for children. Foods and drinks are available 24 hours. Rooms are affordably priced starting from 1,500 pesos to 2,500 pesos. What’s more amazing is that it’s for a 24-hour rate! So you don’t have to rush to leave. You may even ask their staff to organize a hiking activity and trek to one of Albay’s most popular destinations- Busay Falls.
#4 Dhio Endheka Spring Resort
Dhio Endheka Spring Resort
Location: Mayon Crossing, Buang, Tabaco, Albay
Telephone: (52)487-5025 / +63 (52) 487 4127
Head out and take a grand entrance on the stairs of Tabaco City’s Dhio Endheka Spring Resort. It is located at Crossing Mayon, Buang, Tabaco City. Make the most of the countryside as Dhio Endheka fills your senses with a refreshing breeze of Albay Province, chirping of the birds, colorful butterflies, and cool waters. Entrance fee is 70 pesos for day rate and 100 for overnight rate. Lowest cottage rate is only 500 pesos.
#5 Spring Zone
Location: Bonga, Bacacay, Albay
Book Online: Agoda.com
Spring zone is another spring resort located at Bonga, Bacacay, Albay. Wash off the summer heat as you plunge to its refreshing pool waters. Their air-conditioned rooms are convenient for an overnight stay, plus there’s a 24-hour room service to cater all your needs. The resort has also meeting facilities ideal for business, seminars, and other related activities. Airport transfer is also another service offered by the friendly staff in the place.
#6 Borcel Nature Spring Resort
Borcel Nature Spring Resort photo from FB Page
Location: Purok 6, Tabaco City, Albay
Book Online: Out of Town Hotels / Agoda.com / Bookings
Telephone: (052) 437 2165
Situated at Zone 6, Mariroc, Tabaco City, is a hidden hang out place ideal for all family and friends’ occasions. Two large swimming pools and small kiddie pool are extra cool to beat the heat. The water is free-flowing from the spring at the foot of Mayon Volcano. There are enough cottages with various sizes suited to either small or big group. The rates start from 150 pesos to 1000 pesos. And who would guess the entrance fee? It’s only 50 pesos! For night stay, you just have to pay 75 pesos. For a 12-hour overnight stay, rooms are priced from 500 pesos to 1500 pesos.
#7 Muladbucad White Beach
Muladbucad White Beach photo from FB Page
Location: Hologan 4514 Manito, Albay
Telephone: 0916 214 2919
But because some of us would naturally prefer a beach getaway, we’ve included two beach resorts unexpectedly hiding somewhere in Albay. So here’s the first one: Muladbucad White Beach. It is located at Hologan, Manito, Albay. Who would have expected that this rarely visited faraway municipality in Albay has a hidden paradise? Muladbucad White Beach has been opened to public since 2013. You can reach it by both land and sea. For a road trip (if you don’t have a car), a PUJ transport from Legazpi to Hologan is available from 10:30am to 12:00NN at LKY Grand Terminal along Tahao Road, Legazpi City. Enjoy the comfort of awesome rooms with a breathtaking view of Albay Gulf, delicious yet affordable food and beverages and the very accommodating and happy staff to serve your needs.
#8 Sabando Ocampo Beach Resort
Sabando Ocampo Beach Resort photo from FB Page
Location: Brgy. Maramba, Oas, Albay
Telephone: +63 52 486 2984
Mobile: +639065742968 ; +63915-187-1602
Another picturesque discovery is brought to you by Maramba, Oas, Albay. Sabando Ocampo Beach Resort is ideal for any occasions, especially simple beach weddings. It has a function hall that can accommodate up to 200 persons. For an ordinary stay away from the fast-paced city life, there are rooms to choose from. Whether you want a native air-conditoned room, native non-air-con room, or a guesthouse with a kitchen and living room- well, they have them all. Just hurry up and book for a reservation!
Whatever your choice is, make sure you’re heading to where you really want to go. Opt for a travel you won’t forget, and be flexible to whatever situation you’ll face on the road.
Beat the heat in Albay- the place where the skies are bluer, the breeze is cooler, and the waters are oh so rejuvenating.