Baybayon ni Agalon is a nice beach resort. Me and my family stayed only for 1 night to spend and celebrate my father's birthday. July 2016.
Place: Overall, this is an interesting resort. My father said that this resort has already improved and got better since he last visited the place. Well, this was my first time to visit the place, and I can say that this place is good for vacation, fun, and relaxation.
Staff: Staffs were nice and attended to your needs well. They have enough staffs for the resort and they are available to cater your needs. The staff assigned to the zoo were nice and kind too.
Room: The room was clean, overall and with proper ventilation. The room we had was a family room and located at the 2F just in front where some animals are located.
The room had AC, minifridge, huge closet, security vault, water heater with mugs, 2 complimentary drinking bottled water, tea/coffee/sugar, TV, bedside table with lampshade, wide bathroom with hot/cold shower, bathtub, and lavatory.
Pool: The pool is wide enough. Overall, they have a nice pool with "mushroom shed" and seats were you can stay and relax while you are on the waters. They have a good/creative structure of the pool. Depth: 4 ft to 6 ft.
Beach: The beach was nice though it was rocky. But rocks were soft so it's fine to take a dip at the beach.
Food: We have not tried their food, because we just brought our own food. I think food and beverages are not that expensive. (TIP: you can bring your own F&B -- no corkage fee)
Zoo: They have lots of fish ponds and some cottages were located near the ponds. They also have snakes, fish spa, iguanas -- which were freed from cages and can walk everywhere (don't worry they are harmless), talking parrots, etc. TIP: you have to carry the albino snake -- it's free and it's very exciting. I tried and the snake was so heavy (20kg), but it was exciting though. You must also try the fish spa which costs 20 per 10 mins.
WiFi: Their free WiFi had a great connection.
***Value for money: The price is right. Not that expensive.
***Location: Resort is just less than 30 minutes from Ormoc City.
YOU SHOULD TRY THIS RESORT.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baybayon ni Agalon is a scenic picnic resort located in Malitbog, Albuera, Leyte, only 28.9 km from Ormoc City, the capital of Ormoc in the province of Leyte, Philippines. Set against a backdrop of misty mountains and tropical seacoast, Baybayon ni Agalon offers unique accommodations where nature-lovers can bask in unspoiled beauty while remaining close to the city. With pebble stones for the beach, the waters are clear and inviting for swimming. There is also a large swimming pool for those who prefer not to swim in the beach. Baybayon ni Agalon has a sprawling lawn which is nicely landscaped and suitable for sunny family picnics. A good number of beautifully thatched-straw-roof kiosks are spread evenly for shade and seating. Just near the entrance and by the swimming pool, there is a large fresh water koi pond with kiosk islands. A restaurant serves mostly Filipino cuisine, but guests can also bring in food without incurring any corkage. Children will find the outdoor trampoline and playground most appealing. Not far away, a mini-zoo with exotic birds like Mynas, Peacocks, Guinea Fowls, Ostriches, etc. and reptiles such as an Albino Burmese Python will surely satisfy their insatiable curiosity. A fish spa pedicure tank is also present in the resort and offers a unique treatment. Gara rufa fish, also called doctor fish, nibble fish, kangal fish, and bonefish (in New England) is a species of fish that lives and breeds in the pools of some Turkish river systems and hot springs. In modern times, they have been integrated as a spa treatment, where they feed on the dead skin of patients (exfoliation). There are at present twenty three (23) rooms that make up a mini hotel to cater those who would like for an overnight or an extended stay. The rooms are made up of twenty (20 deluxe rooms), two (2) family rooms, and one (1) tree house. Occasionally, function/conference rooms are converted to dormitories making for an instant hostel. Lastly, Baybayon ni Agalon is owned, managed and operated by the Iñaki Larrazabal Enterprises. ... more less