May 16, 2018

Anilao in Batangas: A Guide to Most Recommended Resorts

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  • A popular destination for scuba divers and snorkelers, Anilao in Batangas definitely deserves all the attention it’s getting—thanks to its dive sites and bountiful marine life. It’s truly an ideal spot for those interested in underwater photography as Anilao’s seascape is one of the best there is in the Philippines.

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    A trip to Anilao is never complete without trying its popular water activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving. For first-timers, introductory courses are available at some resorts for you to try. Don’t miss the chance to see the colorful marine sanctuary of this town as you meet baby sharks, a variety of coral species, seahorses, and more at Anilao, one of the pioneering scuba diving destinations in the Philippines!

    How to go to Anilao

    Board a bus bound for Batangas. You may find Batangas-bound buses in Buendia, Cubao, and Alabang terminals. Alight at the Grand Terminal. Ride a jeepney going to Mabini and drop off at Anilao Port. From there, you may hire a tricycle going to the resort of your choice. It takes about two to three hours depending on traffic to get to Anilao.

    Recommended Resorts in Anilao

    Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort

    Strategically built on the mountainside, Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort lets you experience a spectacular view of Anilao, Batangas. The resort is a palatial sanctuary and is best for people who want to splurge in relaxation.

    The rooms are designed like a duplex. All 16 rooms have a second level that lets you take in views of the sea. On the first floor of the suites, you can appreciate the well-manicured lawn below. All rooms are warmly lit and designed with romantic elements.

    As a dive resort, Aiyanar is best with water sports such as wake boarding, banana boat, jet skiing, and much more.

    Address: Sitio Looc, Brgy. Bagalangit, Mabini, Batangas
    Contact: 0917-594-0056/0917-866-6332/0917-883-1439
    Website: https://www.aiyanar.com/Casita Ysabel

    If Mother Nature had a home, it would be Casita Ysabel, a family-run bed and breakfast along the mountainous coastline of Anilao that emanates rustic comfort and natural elegance.

    The resort has a total of 10 rooms. For solo travelers, the ideal accommodation is the Ysabel Standard Room, located at the second level of Casita Ysabel with lovely views of nature. For groups or families, meanwhile, a great choice is the Aquarella Suite.

    Also read: Casita Ysabel in Batangas: Feel Like Coming Home to Mother Nature

    Casita Ysabel is also a great place to enjoy various nature activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, island hopping, and swimming.

    Address: San Teodoro, Mabini, Batangas City
    Telephone Number: 02-546-7083 / 02-722-4600
    Mobile Phone: 0935-395-2345 / 0908-172-3466
    Website: www.casitaysabel.com

    Eagle Point Beach Resort

    Eagle Point sits on a privileged spot, where you can take in the warm sea breeze and panoramic views of the vast ocean where a beautiful underwater world lies beneath. You can easily dive into the water with your snorkeling or scuba gear and swim as you revel in the beauty of corals and fish underwater right in front of the resort.

    At the north end of the resort, the Terrace Hotel is the newest among Eagle Point’s accommodations. It has 32 deluxe terrace rooms, all with balconies, and eight superior rooms with views of the forest. At the south end of the resort are deluxe cottages, native cabanas, and villas, which are a great choice for travelers who want more privacy and solitude.

    Also read: Eagle Point Beach Resort in Batangas: The perfect getaway from the city 

    Address: Barangay Bagalangit, Anilao, Mabini, Batangas City
    Telephone Number: 02-813-3553
    Mobile Phone: 0918-846-3958 / 0917-846-3958
    Price range: P3,300 – P25,000
    Website: eaglepointresort.com.ph

    Vivere Azure

    Nestled just off the unspoiled beaches in Anilao, Batangas, this reosrt is known for its distinct and high location. Calm and serene, Vivere Azure offers tranquility to anyone who wants to escape the busy cities of Metro Manila.

    This semi-private resort is famous for their infinity pool as it’s positioned at the edge of a cliff and at the most breathtaking view of the entire place. It definitely is worth the walk as a majestic view awaits you at the edge, where you’ll find the most picturesque spot to share a moment with your friends and family. They also have cabanas available for vacationers who want to unwind while listening to the crashing waves in the sea.

    Also read: Vivere Azure: A Rainforest Haven with a View 

    In total, they have around 13 exclusive boutique suites with a touch of Mediterranean, Asian,  and Filipino design. Each suite has a rainforest-theme, making guests feel like they have been transported to a jungle with modern amenities. If you find yourself hungry, they have Z Cafe, their in-house restaurant and cafe. You can play billiards while waiting for your food to be served.

    Address: San Teodoro, Mabini, Anilao, Batangas City
    Contact Number:  02-771-7777 or 0917 653 1777
    Website:  www.vivereazure.com
    Email: info@viverehotel.com.ph


    This feature first appeared on the May 2018 issue of Philippine Primer English magazine.

               
               
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