Review — Busuanga bay lodge

Akshat Agarwal
2 min readApr 28, 2019


Me at the pool

If you’re looking for a place to get away from life, work and Instagram, this serves well: there’s no working internet here.
Welcome drink is freshly squeezed calamansi, perfect for refreshing your body and soul after everything you’ve put your body through to reach this paradise of an island.

Service people in Philippines in general are remarkably polite and well-mannered, but a special mention about the same for the BBL staff which is so damn polite and concerned with your comfort that they unwittingly get intrusive at times. They don’t speak English very well, so you’ll have consciously be making an effort to make things awfully clear when conversing with them.

The property is notably spread out over a large piece of land, and the lack of proper signages is conspicuous and irksome. It’s like they want everyone to amble around searchingly and/or jog their intrinsic positioning systems. (What? Don’t tell me you didn’t bring yours.)

Well my wife has a passion for coffee, and the coffee is memorably good here.

BBL boasts of a private beach, complete with free use of kayaks, paddle boards and life vests. We spent the first afternoon on the beach kayaking and soaking in the sun.
The infinity pool is nice too, facing south-west, so we got a splendid view of the sunset.

We stayed in the Bay view Bungalow, which was quite spacious and comfy.

The “Seahorse” bar shamelessly waters down drinks and has a clumsy, hard-to-find access for first timers. The ambience at Seahorse is nice though, full of diving groups, honeymooners and the occasional Filipino businessmen.


Lodging is decently priced for what’s on offer.
The beer is cheap and snacks are expensive.
Transfers are super expensive, even if sharing: ₱ 1,000 per person to/from the airport/town.



Akshat Agarwal

Engineer because I couldn’t make travelling lucrative