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Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin | Resort Review

It has been a decade or so since I last visited Camiguin Island. And I have to admit that I couldn’t hide my excitement especially when I knew that we would be hosted at Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin.

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There is so much to love about this tiny island province. It has beautiful beaches & springs, stunning landscapes & firey sunsets. It is also home to the sweetest tropical fruit called lanzones & the tastiest custard bun known as pastel.

I was really looking forward to see what has become of it after about 10 years. I heard that so many eco-themed accommodations have sprung around Camiguin, from budget homestays & campsites to hostels & luxury resorts. Through booking sites like Traveloka.com, you can choose from a bunch of different accommodation options that best suit your budget.

Coming home to the good old, Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin.

It was already dark when we got to the resort. I would’ve have wanted us to arrive early for a poolside sunset cocktail but we were late in boarding the barge in Balingoan. Instead, we just chased the light at sea. Nonetheless, it was still pretty.

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Ripped from a long day’s trip, it was truly comforting to be welcomed by the soft glow of garden lights & the sound of crickets croaking in unison.

As I was ushered to my cabana, I could easily spot the beautiful changes they’ve done in the resort. New eco-chic cottages, a semi-alfresco gym & a game room have been added.

After a refreshing hot shower, I headed to the restaurant to join everyone for dinner. Just when I thought that it was yet another of those common dinner thing, I was surprised that they set it up by the sea & under the full moon. If this isn’t what you call dramatic, I don’t know what else is.

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Of Morning Mists & Shy Rays of Light

Everyone was up before sunrise supposedly for an early trip to White Island. But it was drizzling. I got a cup of coffee, hurled up on the couch in the patio & watched the showers go by. I realized that I haven’t had this kind of moment in the rain for a long time.

bahay bakasyunan sa camiguin

As soon as the rain had stopped & the sun began to break in the horizon, the petrichor from the earth permeated with the crisp scent of the ocean. The morning drizzle surely gave us the chance to buy some time to explore the resort.

Quaint Escapades

Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin has always been a popular choice for accommodations on the island because of its all-inclusive service. It has pretty cabanas, a seaside bar & restaurant. It may not have a beachline but its swimming pool is more than enough to compensate for it.

bahay bakasyunan sa camiguin

bahay bakasyunan sa camiguin

They also offer en-suite massage service & craft island tours either on a van or by bike. If you would just like to cocoon in the resort, you can work out in their gym or while away time in the game room.

 

The most striking developments I’ve seen on this visit are their new cabanas. I just love everything about it—clean lines, neat spatial order & privacy. It’s great to see that its aesthetics blend well with its green environment.

Dining Destination

After a fantastic day touring the island’s beaches, springs & historical spots, nothing comes more delightful than another hearty meal in the resort.

Over the time, Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin has become a favorite dining destination among locals & even tourists staying in other resorts. And this is because of one special dish, the chicken Sorol.

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While it is actually one of the island’s local delicacies, BBC’s Oceanside Restaurant just wickedly does it best. What makes it differently tasty from the rest is its use of oregano & different kinds of chili that surely kicks in the palate.

I am really glad to be back in Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin. It is indeed still the place that everyone calls value-luxury island home.

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Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin Resort
Mambajao, Camiguin Island
+63 88 387 0278
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Summary: Perfect choice for quiet & homey resort feel.

4.4

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