|An accommodation at Casa Basilisa Resort|
A B S O L U T E
A L B A Y
The special interest resort called Casa Basilisa has a feel of an exclusive retreat. Located at a breezy enclave of the
in Albay’s Barangay San Rafael, it seems like a world away from the rural town
where it belongs. Roughly 510 km southeast of Metro Manila and just 15 km west
of Legazpi City, it poses as an ideal escape for travelers seeking solace from
the erratic urban life as it offers basic amenities that perform beyond the
|My booked Casita|
|Taking a dip at the natural pool|
|The resort's other swimming pool|
|The resort's reception area|
Natural Pool and More
Accessible via a 50-minute plane ride from Metro Manila via
or by an 8-hour land trip, Casa Basilisa Resort can successfully nurture guests
seeking its pleasant surprises that include odd-shaped villas with access to relaxing
swimming pools. One of which is an air conditioned Casita where I stayed in
that can fit two people. It’s just next to a batis-inspired pool with stones
for base, making the experience of the stay semi-private and above the norm of
typical resorts. Legazpi City Airport
The trellis-surrounded Casita was spacious and complete with a comfy bed, access to more than one swimming pools (the main one and the natural or batis-inspired), access to Wi-Fi zone at the Main Pavilion where the restaurant and reception areas are, a cable television set, plus hot and cold shower.
|Longganisang Guinobatan for breakfast|
Fond Little Things
I loved the add-ons that came inside the bathroom – more than one soap and a so-called Good Morning Kit that includes a couple of toothbrushes, sets of toothpaste, and a comb for grooming. The toilet even has a bidet.
Other inventive rooms include Riverbank Cottages, Guests Villas, and Lagoon Cottages.
Inclusive to the room rate was a hearty Filipino breakfast. To sample the best of Guinobatan, I had its much buzzed about garlic-flavored longganisa for breakfast. It was tasty to the last bite and prepared me for a day of extended relaxation.
Relaxing came easy to me as I stepped out of the front porch of my booked Casita and into the natural pool that’s just steps away from it. The sublime atmosphere of natural elegance provided me an interesting Albay-oriented escape that I did not experience before.
|Inside my booked Casita|
|My booked Casita's private front porch|
For residents of the province, Casa Basilisa can be an ideal special events place as its Multi-Purpose Hall can actually accommodate 100 guests at the open ground floor and 60 more at the second floor (air conditioned). The venue is perfect for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, baptisms, anniversaries, seminars and reunions.
Casa Basilisa Resort
Road, Brgy. San Rafael,
Guinobatan, Albay, Philippines
Phone: (052) 736-0026 or 0949-168-6595Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More Photos Below:
|The resort's floating cottage|
|Poolside cottages are equipped with solar panels|
|The view from my booked Casita|
|The Main Pavilion where the restaurant and reception are|