I thought I can make 1 post about our Misibis Bay experience, but the photo overload proved me otherwise, there’s a story behind each one that can’t be ignored. You may want to know what happened on Day 1, before you continue reading.
Our family anniversary fell on our 2nd day at Misibis.
Dos was awake as early as 5am. As much as I want to sleep more, I just can’t resist the smile of this adorable baby. So I took him to the day-bed where we had nanay-baby bonding.
I was hoping to see the sunrise so I asked Dos to wake his Tatay and Ate, but only his Tatay fell on his bait aka smile.
We went out to feel the morning breeze for a while. There we saw the beach staffs were already gearing up for the day and doing their morning exercise. We promised we’ll meet them in a while.
Uno was starting to wake-up when we went inside, I whispered we’re going to swim and her eyes twinkled with excite.
After our buffet breakfast, we explored the Misibis’ amenities for a while. The infinity-pool, lagoon pool and the rest were also ready for the day. Noticed that stone speaker? So, creative. It provided soothing music for the guests to enjoy while basking the sun. Each sunbed was also ready with individual towels and throw pillows. All you have to do is seat-back, relax and take the plunge. Misibis Bay Motto #4: “Wala ka nang hahanapin pang iba”.
But we’re not ready for the pools yet, we were scheduled to explore the Marina (the snorkelling spot) and I am yet to experience the zip-line which I wasn’t able to do on Day 1.
It was actually my 1st time to do zip-line, I am a thrill seeker so I was not intimidated. Zip-lining was so much fun, but that high post that I have to climb took my energy, so as a revenge, I zip-lined again. Wala akong pakielam kahit maglakad ako pabalik at umakyat uli, makaganti lang.hehe
Of course, hindi papatalo si mi esposo, he also took the course twice.
Eh, papatalo ba mga bagets? They took the line too.
Before you hate me for mistreating the kiddos, it was only for photo ops. It would be more fun if they were with us, the course was safe for kids actually, but no helmet fits them yet. Next time, perhaps.
We headed to the Marina after. It was equipped with snorkeling gears, I shouldn’t have brought life vest for the kids because it was readily available and it fits perfectly. Dos enjoyed the water, although he didn’t actually snorkel. Hehe
Uno was the opposite, she didn’t have the guts to dip (too dirty, daw), she settled with the company of this Korean girl who was fond of her. She was also contented in feeding the fish by the breakwater.
Snorkeling was complimentary with our stay too. But don’t expect too much though, it was not Palawan. There was nothing there but few species of fish and huge rocks. But I enjoyed snorkeling with the help of the friendly diver, nevertheless. Again, towel and BMW (refer Motto # 1) was readily available.
After snorkeling, we explored the infinity pool. Life-vest for the kids was automatically handed to us, refer to Motto #3. We also tried the lagoon pool. We had so much fun until we felt that the little boy needs to sleep.
As if they still haven’t had enough water, Uno and esposo dipped in our private pool again before transferring to the bathtub. Walang bang ganyan sa bahay nyo?hehe
We were about to try Misibis’ beach that afternoon but the heavy rain and strong wind hindered us. Apparently, Typhoon Gorio made a landfall that day putting Albay on Signal No. 1. We took the time to rest and sleep, instead.
Luckily, the rain stopped sooner than expected. We were given a chance to try Segway. I was not listening to the history of this, all I remember was that it’s an auto-balance ride. See, even Uno can ride it.
I was the 1st to try Segway. For safety purposes, there was a tutorial/briefing before the actual ride. After the briefing, I hesitated to explore the whole resort, I thought the practice ride was enough, but Jonas (our instructor) was good in boasting my moral and patiently encouraged me to brave the ride.
I’m glad I did. It was so fun. I was even driving with 1 hand, “tignan mo, ang yabang ko na”, was my exact words to Jonas in this photo.
Esposo was next, he was beyond thrilled with this experience. He was ecstatic when he said, buti nalang nagSegway tayo. I couldn’t agree more. It was the best activity we had in Misibis.
Segway was charged separately. It costs P2,400 for 30 minutes ride. An instructor will be there to guide you along the ride and to take pictures, too. Jonas knows where the picturesque spots were, kahit nakapikit pa siya.lol
After our Segway, we hit the pool again. There we saw some staffs preparing a private dinner set-up by the beach. I asked mi esposo, if that was the same set-up he was referring that costs around P10,000. He nodded. He was clueless that it was intended for him, for our family.
Backgrounder: When I booked for our trip, I already coordinated (via email) for a possible surprise for him, but I was not answered. So I disregarded the idea. But on our 1st night, Dette (our activity specialist) called me regarding my query. She said she can give us complimentary cake and a song number during dinner at the Spice Market. I told Dette, the singing part may not be a good idea because we’re a shy couple. Since esposo was beside me during that time, we didn’t come up with a plan, I told her I’ll call back. I fell asleep and wasn't able to call her that night.
The next day, as the esposo and Uno was swimming at the plunge pool, I took the opportunity to call her but I didn’t get her local so I coursed thru the operator. The operator was reluctant in connecting me to Dette, so I was forced to tell her the whole story. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because she gave me to Ms. Lory (the Recreation Unit’s Supervisor) instead. Ms. Lory has the same plan, I told her honestly that we cannot bear to be stared by the whole restaurant once the crew started singing for us. I passingly said, if there could be a private sulok at Spice Market, then why not. She then brought up about a special set-up by the beach. I asked her how much would it cost me then stopped (I remember the P10,000 minimum esposo told me) I just said, “ay wag nalang, romantic set-up or something nalang kaya dito sa room”. She said, we can prepare a complementary honeymoon set-up for you in your room. Libre, as in? I wanted to jump for joy.
But that’s not all, a few minutes after, our phone rang and Lory was on the line again, she said she talked to the F&B Supervisor and they agreed to give us complementary set-up by the beach, too. I was estatic. Libre ulit? Misibis Bay Motto # 5: “Gusto ko happy ka”.
Imagine that, a super expensive resort was willing to give all-in for the satisfaction of their guests. Misibis Bay Motto # 6: “We will not take advantage”. J
So moving on..
After our swim, we changed clothes for the dinner. I forgot to ask Ms. Lory of how we are going to be known. But as we stepped inside The Spice Market, a crew confirmed our room assignment, then ushered us by the dinner set-up. Misibis Bay Motto # 6: “Alam na namin ang gagawin”.
Esposo was still in-denial. He repeatedly asks the staff if he was sure it was us. He only got the cue when I said “Natouched naman ako, ginastusan mo pa talaga”. He said, “Ikaw no, magkano to?” I teasingly answered “P10,000 mayaman ako eh”. Haha
And yes, when we returned in our room, the honeymoon set-up surprised him too. He loved Misibis na talaga.
The waiter forgot to give us the complimentary anniversary cake during the dinner. I let it go, it was too much to ask. But to our surprise, he delivered it in our room few minutes after. What a way to close the celebration.