Balai Sa Baibai

Balai Sa Baibai

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The main big pool beside the restaurant
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#1 of 6 resorts in Mambajao
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Balai sa Baibai is a Bisayan phrase that literally means "house by the beach." It also plays on the Thai term "sabai-sabai" which means to relax and chill out. Put together Balai sa Baibai means your relaxing home by the sea, a place to rest, and recover from your busy lives. And this is exactly what we the owners, Cocoy and Elden, want you to do - sit back, relax and enjoy Camiguin.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Airport transportation
Car hire
Massage
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Room service
Bottled water
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

Location

Mambajao, Mindanao 9100 Philippines
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 49 out of 100
49
Mambajao Airport
Laguindingan Intl Airport
74.6 km
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pat s wrote a review Nov 2022
Denver, Colorado6 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Balai Sa Baibai is a quiet beachfront oasis of calm and comfort on Camiguin Island. The new owners have renovated and upgraded extensively. I stayed in one of the villas with its own private plunge pool, which I would choose again on the next stay. The room is huge, light filled, AC quiet and dependable; open air (covered) bathroom with seperate hot and cold showers, beautiful landscaping around the privacy walls. The king bad was very comfortable, as were the pillows. There is a large outside covered sitting/dining area next to the pool for hanging out when one is in the mood to just chill. The restaurant & bar are steps from the rooms; food is selective and well prepared; we elected to have happy hour and dinner on site over nearby recommended restaurants, because the food was so good, along with a surprisingly enjoyable and reasonably priced selection of red and white wines. There are also cocktails, beers, and a variety of juices offered. The grounds are meticulaously maintained. The place just feels first rate with personal attention to guests in every way. The beaches on Camiguin are black sand, of a vocanic nature, but one can arrange for 1/2 day or full day trips to see other sites on the island, including waterfalls, hot and cold springs, giant clam protected marine area, snorkeling sites, or hiking. Standup paddleboards and sea kayaks are available for rent at the resort. Scuba diving is also offered through its affiliated dive shop. The island itself is not so crowded with tourists yet and there is ample opportunity to mix and mingle with the locals, who are all friendly. There are other resorts on the island, but after staying at Balai Sa Baibai, I’m not sure I would bother trying the others, to be honest. My initial experience at this place was so enjoyable, I would just return here for a future visit to Camiguin Island.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Grab one of the private villas with its own plunge pool if available. Worth the extra expense.
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Reigns17 wrote a review Jun 2022
Luzon, Philippines105 contributions32 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Totally love the place. We booked for 1 Villa which fits 2 pax and 3 Deluxe room which also fits 2 pax on each room.
The resort is like Bali inspired resort, specially the rooms and the villa.
Staff are very accommodating and friendly, they will actually welcome you with great smile aside from welcome drinks😁. I love the way they will send you to your room and discuss all necessary things that you might need in the room.
Though their beach is not conducive for swimming they have a nice clean pools located at the restaurant and bar where you can enjoy the water.
I love the healthy vegan style food they serve in the restaurant m. They serve their fruit juices without sugar and love it so much.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Gillykippax wrote a review Feb 2020
Phnom Penh, Cambodia61 contributions63 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff were waiting at airport with name card when we arrived and the there was a short 7/8 mins journey to the resort. Check in was swift and very friendly and we was shown to our room (Sagay). We had room with private pool which was so welcoming every afternoon after touring the island. The whole place is Balinese inspired and they have captured this perfectly. The rooms are spacious, clean and well equipped. The outside space is big enough to relax and there is even a kitchenette if you wish to cook yourself. Breakfast was included in our stay and was OK with good choice, the bar they have wasn`t open on the two occasions we went ? The beach area adjoined to the resort could do with some TLC and didn`t look that inviting, that was the only fault with the place really. Reception staff were very helpful in pointing out the best attractions for us to visit, and even organised the motorbike hire for us. All in all we would definitely recommend Balai sa baibai to any couples wanting a perfect hideaway to unwind.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Get a room with private pool
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一菲聰天去 wrote a review May 2020
Hong Kong, China87 contributions35 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights. We have booked 2 different kinds of rooms and both are so comfortable and warm.
The service here is incredible. When we have some questions about travelling in Camiguin, the staff here are so willing to offer us valuable advice. I think it is one of the best hotels in this island as no one in this island doesn’t know where it is.
I strongly recommend the one who loves nature and enjoys the water sports to pay a visit to this island and stay in this cosy hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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daggers1284 wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom37 contributions19 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The grounds are absolutely lovely, staff were amazing, but having been travelling the Phillipines for 3 months and having a good grasp on value for money, we found this resort way overpriced. The room is pretty small, but very clean, hot water pressure is a joke, a trickle at best, difficult with thick long hair. Definately had more mozzoe bites here but that is due to the room not being a sealed unit and the numerous lovely water features. Drinks were great at the hotel bar. One thing we found odd was the owners, we had 4 days there, we saw them engage for long periods with each customer, but they didnt speak more than hi to us over our entire stay, was a bit wierd.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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DadsAdventures wrote a review Aug 2022
Australia Plains, Australia44 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The long journey to arrive at a beautiful oasis. Reminded me of some Balinese resorts, but with a Filipino location. The staff and owners were just amazing. Our Prive Pool Villa with Pool was large, clean and welcoming. The splash pool was a really welcome inclusion after spending the day outside. We just relaxed totally. The food was great and the location of the restaurant gave you an amazing view of what a Sunset has to offer. Lots of sightseeing activities can be arranged via the front desk/Roman and if diving is your thing, you have come to the right place to enjoy. Again Roman & Alessandra were just gracious hosts and their team made the entire visit an amazing experience. We will be back.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Natasha R wrote a review Apr 2024
London, United Kingdom226 contributions96 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited for breakfast, it was highly reccomended which is why the disappointment was felt more keenly. The ambience, entrance to the place breathtaking. However the food was just awful. There was a power cut that day and I don't know if that was the reason for the chaos in the kitchen. It was slow to get food and then when you did the bacon was burnt, eggs overdone, juice not available. At 450 pesos a meal you expect quality and this was sorely lacking on this occasion. I was so upset by how terrible the food was I just wanted to leave and not argue. Thankfully I had a wonderful experience the next day going just out the road to Abang Eatery where we had full local meals and fresh watermelon, 4 meals for 400 pesos and the quality was on point. I hope the owner addresses this and knows that this review is not meant to be malicious rather a statement of the disappointing experience at her establishment.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Eat at Abang Eatery
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Natalia D wrote a review Dec 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went for my best friends bachelorette and it was the perfect place. The staff was SO accomodating to our needs- from setting up tours, to breakfast and dinner plans, to having our drinks and snacks readily available. The entire staff was super accomodating, happy, kind, attentive, and speedy. The owners- Alessandra and Roman were expectacular! They catered to all our needs, even the tricky ones! They made sure we had a great time. The rooms were cleaned, air was working great and the food was AMAZING! definitely need to come back here and spend more time.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: we were able to rent out the entire resorts as we had 10 girls in our place which id highly...
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Al V wrote a review Aug 2022
41 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent resort and accommodating staff. From what I saw seems to be owned by a German couple. Great accommodations and has a pool. Easy access to boat tour going to White Island. Front desk can assist with organizing tours depending on your needs. Bar is good with pool. Food is good as well
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Beach is black sand. Bring mosquito repellent since some areas are with them
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Glen L wrote a review Apr 2023
Hattiesburg, Mississippi46 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Yes, that is how you will feel after staying in the intimate guest house environment created by Roman and Alessandra. This world-travelled couple understand escape, intimacy, and romance, and for this busy professional who was long, long overdue to disconnect and relax, it was the perfect place. They have assembled an amazing and attentive staff, and there are professional masseuse services available for you to indulge yourself. If you are a diver, Roman is your guy, and cocktails near the shore would be a wonderful way to end your day. The menu offerings for breakfast and dinner are all delicious. Make sure to pay attention to the specials board to not miss out on anything. My fiancé and I stayed in a small cottage unit with a small, private pool that was amazing, sensual, and so relaxing. You won’t regret your stay.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Alessandra Jung, Owner at Balai Sa Baibai
Responded Apr 16, 2023
Dear Glen, thank you so much for your super kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! It was great having you and your fiancé as our guests and we are looking forward to welcoming you again soon :). Meanwhile we wish you all the best and take care. Kind regards, Alessandra
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thomas b asked a question Jul 2022
Southampton, Massachusetts
Do you have a designated smoking area
Answer from manilabelle
Manila, Philippines393 contributions88 helpful votes
the resort said yes . They have a facebook page where you can further ask
Answer from Chris J
18 contributions15 helpful votes
There are plenty of restaurants close by. Actually the hotel is in a great location close to most of the restaurants on the island. If you haven't rented a motorbike or scooter the hotel can call you a trike or can help you order for delivery.
Tommo asked a question Oct 2018
Melbourne, Australia55,341 contributions4,184 helpful votes
Does Balai sa Baibai have a happy hour? if so what are the hours and what are their specials. Thank you.
Natasha R wrote a tip Apr 2024
London, United Kingdom226 contributions96 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Eat at Abang Eatery"
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Natalia D wrote a tip Dec 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"we were able to rent out the entire resorts as we had 10 girls in our place which id highly recommend. we felt very safe"
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pat s wrote a tip Nov 2022
Denver, Colorado6 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Grab one of the private villas with its own plunge pool if available. Worth the extra expense."
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Al V wrote a tip Aug 2022
41 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beach is black sand. Bring mosquito repellent since some areas are with them"
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Gillykippax wrote a tip Feb 2020
Phnom Penh, Cambodia61 contributions63 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room with private pool"
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PRICE RANGE
₱5,065 - ₱6,404 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesMindanaoCamiguinMambajao
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balai Sa Baibai
Which popular attractions are close to Balai Sa Baibai?
Nearby attractions include Walkway to the Old Volcano and Via Cruces (0.2 km) and Agohay Beach (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Balai Sa Baibai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Balai Sa Baibai?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Balai Sa Baibai?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Balai Sa Baibai?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balai Sa Baibai?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paradiso restaurant, Guerrera Restaurant, and Hayahay Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Balai Sa Baibai?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Balai Sa Baibai have airport transportation?
Yes, Balai Sa Baibai offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Balai Sa Baibai?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Balai Sa Baibai?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
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