Ah, Albay! The home of the majestic Mayon Volcano, said to be the perfect cone-shaped volcano in the world. Residents are blessed with a view of this landscape, not to mention the beautiful nature attractions such as laid-back beaches, farms, and forest hills and mountains. If you’re planning a trip to this captivating corner of the Philippines, you’re in for a treat. There are a number of Albay resorts, hotels, and camping sites for every taste, whether you’re seeking luxury, get off the beaten track, or just a convenient place to stay while exploring the tourist attractions in Albay.
In this article, we’ll guide you where to stay in Albay Province.
1. Misibis Bay
First up, we have Misibis Bay Beach Resort. This luxurious haven is one of the top beach resorts in Albay, featuring top-notch facilities and breathtaking ocean views, making it a favorite among travelers who love a taste of opulence.
The 5-hectare beach resort boasts of a white-sand beachfront where you can lounge and swim all day, two swimming pools (an infinity pool overlooking the beach and an exquisite lagoon pool), a restaurant that serves delicious Bicolano cuisine and international flavors, a bar, a spa, fitness center, an activity center, and a kids’ room.
Aside from this, Misibis Bay Beach Resort also offers a variety of watersports activity, including kayaking, banana boat ride, jet ski, wake boarding, cruising, and more. Those who want to explore land attractions can take ATV rides to visit the Eco-Park or Stella Maris Chapel, Five Views, or Cagraray Viewing Deck.
A range of accommodations are available including 53 garden view rooms, 56 seaview rooms, and 26 Asian-inspired villas. Standard room amenities include smart TV, safety deposit box, complimentary coffee counter, blowdryer, and iron and ironing board.
Location: Bacacay | Budget: Luxury
Misibis Bay: Book discounted rooms here
2. The Oriental Legazpi
The Oriental Legazpi is one of the leading Albay hotels, known for its iconic infinity pool with a magnificent view of Mount Mayon. This luxurious four-star hotel is ideal for those who are looking for a comfortable accommodation within the province’s capital, Legazpi City.
The hotel features modern rooms with large windows where you can also enjoy a view of either Mount Mayon or countryside. Each room is fitted with standard amenities such as airconditioning, cable TV, mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities, an electronic in-room safe, and a private bathroom. Choose from Deluxe Queen Room, Deluxe Twin Room, and Executive Suite.
This Albay hotel has an in-house restaurant that serves Bicolano and Asian dishes, a café, a spa, and a gym.
The Oriental Hotel is about 15 minutes away from the Legazpi Airport and close to the best tourist spots in Albay including Cagsawa Ruins.
Budget: Luxury | Location: Legazpi City
The Oriental Legazpi: Book discounted rooms here
3. The Marison Hotel
The Marison Hotel is an upscale hotel located at the heart of Legazpi City, close to commercial establishments such as SM Legazpi. This is one of the best hotels in Albay in terms of quality and service.
The hotel features 119 contemporary rooms and guest suites, multiple dining options including a restaurant that serves breakfast buffet, a swimming pool, a spa, and airport shuttle service.
Each room and suite has an elegant design, with first-class mattress and linens and a view of Mount Mayon. Amenities include airconditioning, hot & cold shower, hair dryer, flat-screen TV, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary bottled water, mini-refrigerator, and safety deposit box. You can choose from Deluxe Room, Premier Suite King, Premier Suite Queen, Family Suite, The Marison Suite, and Specialty Deluxe Room for senior citizens and the PWD.
This Albay hotel also offers tours and activities around Albay, as well as day trips to neighboring provinces such as Donsol whale shark watching in Sorsogon.
Budget: Luxury | Location: Legazpi City
The Marison Hotel: Book discounted rooms here
4. Namanday Island Resort
One of the newest beach resorts in Albay, Namanday Island Resort offers a fun tropical getaway for friends and families. This beautiful resort is nestled between a lush forest and a white-sand beachfront that locals often compare to the White Beach in Boracay. Here, you can enjoy swimming in crystal-clear waters, spend the day in a floating cottage in the sea, play in the inflatables, and do various watersports such as banana boat, jetski, and more.
The resort also has its own swimming pool, an in-house restaurant, and outdoor cottages for day trippers. Accommodations include Standard Room, Deluxe Suite, and a private villa with pool.
To get here, you need to take a 5-minute boat ride from Tabaco City port to the island. Aside from overnight rooms, this Albay resort also offers day tour packages complete with food and use of facilities.
Budget: Mid-range | Location: Bacacay
Namanday Island Resort: Book discounted rooms here
5. Your Brother’s House Tribal Village
Your Brother’s House Tribal Village is one of the best places to stay in Albay especially groups who love the outdoors. This sanctuary features native-style cottages fitted with modern comforts, large green spaces, and a splendid view of Mount Mayon. They also offer activities such as Mayon ATV rides.
Other resort facilities include a swimming pool, a small restaurant, a tiki bar, and a bonfire area. You can choose from different types of rooms, including: Standard Double Room (with or without balcony), Deluxe Room, Superior Queen Room, Family Suite, and Family Studio.
Another reason to book here is its convenient location. It’s located about 15 minutes away from the town proper of Legazpi City, making it an ideal home base for exploring the capital of Albay but far enough that you can enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings.
Budget: Budget-friendly | Location: Legazpi City
Your Brother’s House Tribal Village: Book discounted rooms here
6. Casa Simeon
A Spanish-era ancestral house turned into a modern bed-and-breakfast, Casa Simeon is one of the best hotels in Albay especially for those who love history and culture. It’s also a good home base when exploring the tourist spots in Bacacay, including its tropical islands.
Casa Simeon features Spanish and American architecture, with beautiful rooms fitted with modern amenities such as airconditioning, flat-screen TV with cable, in-room safety deposit box, coffee and tea making facilities, and bathroom with hot & cold shower. You can choose from the Standard Room, De Luxe Twin Room, Deluxe Queen Room, or Family Room — or even rent the whole house!
At this Albay hotel, feel yourself transported back in time. Enjoy the comforts of the room, indulge in heirloom dishes at their in-house restaurant, and appreciate the view of Mount Mayon from the veranda. This hotel also has a spacious library/museum where you can hide away with a book, or take a glam photoshoot!
With its rich history and culture, Casa Simeon isn’t just your regular hotel, it’s also one of the landmarks in Bacacay, Albay, that you shouldn’t miss.
Budget: Mid-range | Location: Bacacay
Casa Simeon: Book discounted rooms here
7. Hotel Sentro Legazpi
Located at the heart of Legazpi City, Hotel Sentro Legazpi offers a convenient location close to commercial establishments and clean, comfortable rooms at affordable prices. It is ideal for both casual and business travelers.
You can choose among a range of modern rooms, including the Queen Room, Twin Room, Triple Room, and Family Room. Each room is fitted with airconditioning, signature dew foam mattress bed(s), hot & cold shower, bottled water & coffee, toiletries & guest sanitation kit, and electronic in-room safe.
This Albay hotel also has an in-house restaurant that serves breakfast buffet.
With its strategic location, good-quality facilities, and good service, Hotel Sentro Legazpi is one of the top-reviewed hotels in Albay.
Budget: Mid-range | Location: Legazpi City
Hotel Sentro Legazpi: Book discounted rooms here
8. Costa Palmera Resort and Seaside Apartel
This casual 2-star resort offers affordable rooms with an enchanting location at the seaside foothills of Mayon Volcano. It’s a great option for families and other tourists who are on a budget.
Resort facilities include fully airconditioned rooms with smart TV, a seawater pool (the first in Albay), and 24-hour dining and room service. For families who prefer an exclusive stay, there is also a 2-bedroom pool villa available which also comes with access to the shared seawater pool and room service.
Budget: Budget-friendly | Location: Sto. Domingo
Costa Palmera Resort: Book discounted rooms here
9. Casa Basilica Eco Boutique Resort
Located in the quiet town of Guinobatan, Casa Basilica Eco Boutique Resort is one of the top-rated Albay resorts for quiet and relaxation.
The resort features a garden, a lagoon, and a spring-fed swimming pool for kids and adults. An in-house restaurant serves delicious Bicolano cuisine.
You can choose from the Casitas, Riverbannk Cottages, Lagoon Cottages, and Guest Villas. Each room is equipped with either fan or airconditioning, cable TV, complimentary bottled water, and bathroom with hot & cold water.
Budget: Mid-range | Location: Guinobatan
Casa Basilica Eco Boutique Resort: Book discounted rooms here
10. The Campsite Mt. Masaraga
Aside from hotels and resorts, you can also find Albay camping sites where you can breathe fresh air, enjoy the outdoors, and have coffee with a view of the majestic Mayon Volcano. One place that you should visit is The Campsite Mt. Masaraga.
Mt. Masaraga is part of the “Magayon Trio,” three volcanic mountains in Albay which includes Mayon, Malinao, and Masaraga. To get to the campsite, you need to travel from Legazpi to Ligao City for 2 hours and then go on a short 2-minute trek to the actual campsite.
The campsite features cottages, cabins, and spacious outdoors for pitching your tent. Bring your own food for cooking and enjoy nature at its simplicity.
Budget: Budget-friendly | Location: Ligao
Whether you’re after luxury, tranquility, adventure, or a blend of all three, you’ll find it in the province of Albay. So pack your bags, and let the best of Albay resorts and hotels treat you to a trip you won’t soon forget!
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Katherine Cortes is a long-time backpacker and a freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches, snorkeling trips, and relaxing staycations (preferably with bath tubs!).