The province of Masbate is geographically sandwiched between the island groups of Luzon and Visayas. Although found in between the two island groups, it belongs to Luzon and is part of the Bicol region.
The province is famous for its rodeo festival where locals and tourists gather in festivity to witness the showcase of the province’s cattle and livestock industry. Most people overlook the province of Masbate when considering places to visit for their vacations, but Masbate is home to a lot of hidden gems like beaches, falls, and other natural treasures that are unknown to most. This is why Masbate has been labeled as a very underrated place for travel.
So, what are you waiting for? Come and discover the hidden beauty of the province of Masbate!
Don’t worry about where to stay. Here’s our list of the top 5 resorts and hotels in Masbate.
Legacy Suites is a hotel located in Masbate City, the capital of the province of Masbate. The hotel might not be as grand as the luxury hotels found in the metro, but it’s okay because it doesn’t pretend to be one. Instead, it has fully adapted its unique role as the comfortable home away from home. The rooms are designed such that the place feels as homey as possible. Not only that, the hotel also offers great value and affordability. So if you’re looking to explore Masbate City and need a place to crash in and don’t want to feel homesick, book your stay at the Legacy Suites.
Palani Beach Park
Palani is the crown jewel of the town of Balud. It is a 10-kilometer stretch of beach with fine white sand and pristine waters. Located along this peaceful and gorgeous area is the Palani Beach Park. The resort offers a full experience of the peace and serenity of being in a secluded beach. With most of the white sand beaches in the Phillippines getting congested, Palani Beach Park is one of the few resorts left that can legitimately offer a tranquil white sand beach experience.
Francjoreen Beach Resort
Another hidden gem of the province of Masbate, Francjoreen Beach Resort is located in the town of Placer. It is a lovely resort with a rustic charm that is sure to captivate travelers. The beach, albeit a little bit coarse and has shells scattered, is still very beautiful. The allure of the clear waters and the serene shoreline is very strong in this resort. So if you’re in Masbate to relax, go check out the Francjoreen Beach Resort.
Altamar Ticao Island Beach Resort
A former family vacation house, Altamar Ticao Island Beach Resort was established in 2005. Situated at Ticao Island, the resort offers a refreshing beach experience paired with accommodation and establishments themed with their uniquely stylish take on the modern “probinsya hits” lifestyle. The resort also offers numerous activities such as snorkeling, trekking, horseback riding, among others. This makes Altamar Ticao Island Beach Resort a perfect getaway place for families to kick back and relax.
Ticao Island Resort
Another resort that can be found in Ticao Island, Ticao Island Resort is a resort that embodies and boasts of its native flair. The resort offers accommodation designed to embody the native Philippine beauty without sacrificing comfort and coziness. This beautiful native theme coupled with the picture-perfect beach makes Ticao Island Resort a great destination for travelers looking to take Instagram-worthy pictures while staying comfortable.
Editor’s Note: The author is the Vice President for Communications of TEAM Philippines (Tourism Educators And Movers of the Philippines), an organization of individuals and groups committed to promote the tourism industry in the Philippines.