Basay is south of Hinoba-an and is another place that if it wasn’t for my employment, and our company having a project in the area, I would not have discovered.
Whilst not as diverse nor big as neighboring Sipalay, it is more peaceful and does have some beautiful scenery. There is a nice resort in Basay called Funtasea, owned and operated by a lovely and very interesting lady named Bebien. This is certainly no Boracay or Palawan, but it is still a beautiful local area and well worth a visit.
The resort has mostly local guests, but there is the odd foreigner to be seen from time to time. The scene itself is very unique, as you have Funtasea Resort on the beach side of the highway (30 metres from the ocean), and on the inland side of the highway, you have rice fields at the foothills of yet more amazing limestone rock formations.
If you wanted a place to really just chill out and not do much at all, then Basay is the place. It’s not a party place so depending on what you want, this may or may not fit the bill.
Beachfront at Funtasea Resort is a little hidden gem with a good dose of privacy. Once again, it amazes me there are hardly any foreign tourists around this area!
An elevated view looking at the restaurant and bar of Funtasea Resort. You can see how green and lush the area is around the resort.
An unfiltered sunset shot overlooking the Sulu Sea from the beachfront of Funtasea Resort.