Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Resort Review: Bagasbas Lighthouse Hotel Resort (Camarines Norte)

Date of Stay: February 1 - 4, 2011

RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: ******
Rooms: ********
Condition and Cleanliness: ********
Staff Performance: *******
Room Comfort: ********
Food and Beverage: ********
Other Amenities: ********
Value for Money: *******

Bagasbas Lighthouse Resort

Bagasbas Lighthouse Resort, Daet's premier resort along Bagasbas Blvd., is set right along Bagasbas Beach, the town's famed piece of surfing heaven, making it all the more desirable for surfingskimboardingsea kayaking and kitesurfing aficionados.  

For those who just want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, it is also a peaceful retreat for those who just want to relax, dine on fine food, soak up the sun holding a cool drink or watch the waves and the breathtaking sunset.  The possibilities here are endless. 

De Luxe Twin Room

Catherine's Coffee Shop
The resort has a wide choice of airconditioned double or twin rooms, from the oceanview or junior de luxe, standard or oceanview trailer, standard or oceanview family suites and the surfer room. Their Trailer Rooms are actually a container van converted into a comfortable hotel room.  All rooms are  equipped with LCD cable TV (32" in ours and 21"), minibar, tea/coffee maker and in-room safe. 

Catherine's, the in-house restaurant, is the resort's favorite breakfast and wi-fi venue and watering hole.  As this watersports wonderland is within hearing and viewing distance to the sound and sight of Bagasbas’ famous waves, the resort is a favorite for the surfing crowd and surfboards for rent (PhP150 for one hour, PhP350 for half day and PhP500 for whole day) and surfing lessons (PhP150 per hour) are offered.  

The resort offers an array of watersports

Aside from the usual surfing, Bagasbas' waves and winds are  also ideal for skimboarding(PhP100 for one hour, PhP250 for half day and PhP400 for whole day rental and PhP100 per hour for lessons) and kiteboarding (PhP2,000 per hour for lessons and PhP3,000 for whole day rental) because of the consistency of the winds from November to March.  

The resort also offers sea kayaking (PhP500 for 2 hours and PhP1,000 for whole day rental), island hopping (Calaguas, Quinamanukan and Maculabo Islands) and the less strenuous beach activities such as beach volleyball or snorkeling .  The resort is also a favorite venue for corporate meetings and events, company team building and special events (birthdays, graduations, etc.).  

Bagasbas Lighthouse Hotel Resort: Bagasbas Blvd., Daet, Camarines Norte.  Tel: (054) 441-5855.  Mobile number: (0916) 520-6783.  E-mail: Website: