A little while ago, Hali and I spent an overnight in Eagle Point Resort in Anilao in Mabini, Batangas. Eagle Point Resort is one of the best resorts in Batangas for snorkeling and diving, as it has access to great underwater spots. It is built in 6 hectares of seaside forest and boasts complete facilities for diving including its own dive center and salwater pool.
Our stay at Eagle Point Resort
We went here via private car, which is the easiest way to get here. From the main road in Bagalangit, we took a righ turn to the resort. The road was narrow and enclosed in a forest clump, so at first we were unsure if we were going the right way. Then we reached the parking lot and left our car there.
A shuttle took us further down the mountainside to Eagle Point Resort.
The check-in process was easy, and soon we were in our room in Eagle Point Resort’s Terrace Hotel. The Hotel features mediterranean-style rooms which overlooks the Balayan Bay. The rooms have balconies with either seaside view or jungle view.
Ours have a seaside view. It’s what I liked most about our accommodation. During our stay, I spent hours here reading an ebook or listening to music.
Our room also has its own private bathroom, satellite TV and a small refrigerator. It is airconditioned, but ours wasn’t working well so what we did during the night was open the balcony doors to let the air in.
Eagle Point Resort has its own restaurant which serves Filipino and international cuisine. Again, I love the strategic location of the restaurant as you can have a corner table facing the ocean.
During weekends, buffet is offered in the resort. As we were there on a weekday, we had ala carte items.
The food is usually priced at P300-400 per dish good for 1 person. The food is okay, but there is still room for big improvement. We did enjoy selected items including the chicken plate with mango sauce, gamba, and for dessert calamansi cake.
We also liked the breakfast buffet, which is given in generous portions.
We went here on August, and unfortunately for the 2 days we were there, the coast guard has cancelled any trips to the ocean. We weren’t able to try snorkeling which I was excited about or introductory scuba. The staff offered to let us experience scuba diving in the saltwater reef pool.
However, we decided to just hang outside and then later on swim in the pools.
The resort has a double-level swimming pool with a great ocean view.
The pools are connected via waterslide. This is something I can imagine families will easily enjoy.
We were still able to take a visit to Sepoc Beach Center, an exclusive beach cove owned by Eagle Point Resort in Sepoc Island. The Sepoc Beach Center has a nice beach with semi-white sand, surrounded by highstone cliffs. It also has an open-sided dining area, function areas, and a bar which is used for group activities such as celebrations and team building.
Hali and I took a swim in the beach cove. We also snorkeled for a while. As the waves were still rough, our boatmen advised us we could only stay there for a limited time. As alternative, they asked us if we wanted to go to the other side of the island where the water is calmer, but unfortunately it’s not owned by the resort and we didn’t bring any cash for entrance fees so we just went back to the resort where we spent the rest of our time in the pools.
One of the best features of Eagle Point Resort is its location. It has access to great snorkeling and diving spots, so it’s a great option for casual snorkelers, freedivers, and beginner or professional scuba divers. Even those who are craving for a staycation will enjoy the resort, as it has several alfresco areas, swimming pools, and even a game room.
My best tip is to go here during the dry season/amihan season so you can enjoy the resort’s activities. We went here during habagat season. Prior to our visit, I had already rescheduled thrice because of typhoons and then during our stay the coast guard cancelled tours and activities, so we weren’t able to see the underwater beauty of Anilao. That may just be a reason to go back in the future.
Travel Guide to Eagle Point Resort
How to get here
Eagle Point Resort is 2.5-3 hours away from Manila. The easiest way to get here is via private car.
If you are commuting, here are the directions:
- From Manila, ride a bus to Batangas Grand Terminal (about P165). From there, ride a jeep to Mabini (P40) and get off at the Crossing going to Eagle Point Resort. From the Crossing, charter a tricycle to the resort’s parking lot (P200).
- From the parking lot, a shuttle will take you in the resort proper.
Aircon and non-aircon cottages are available. There are also rooms in the resort’s Terrace Hotel, which offers seaside or jungle views.
- Double-level swimming pool connected via waterslide
- Saltwater reef pool – for training on scuba diving and snorkeling
- Game room – with billiard table and pingpong table
- Eagle’s Nest Bar and Restaurant
- Dive shop
Things to do in Eagle Point Resort
You can rent a kayak in the resort or Sepoc Beach Center. Kayak rental is P500 per hour.
You can snorkel just in front of the resort, as long as the water is calm. The resort can also help you access other nearby snorkeling sites: Sombrero Island, Sepoc Island, and Cemetery Beach in Maricaban Island.
Snorkeling gears rental is P225 per day.
3. Scuba diving
The resort has access to nearby diving spots such as The Cathedral, Kirby’s Rock, Koala, and Twin Rocks.
There are various diving packages available in the resort for beginners and licensed divers.
- Try Scuba – P1680 per person
- Intro Dive – P3360 per person
The Try Scuba is done in the saltwater reef pool, which is basically a large aquarium filled with marine fauna. Note: swimming is not allowed in the saltwater reef pool.
4. Other watersports
Other fun activities you can enjoy in the resort includes:
- Banana boat – P1500 good for 5 people
- Glass bottom boat – P7500 good for 12 people
- Fishing – P225 per fishing line
5. Day trip to Sepoc Beach Center
Sepoc Beach Center is 15-20 minutes boat ride away from the resort. Here you can swim, snorkel, kayak, or simply enjoy an afternoon. You can also hike to enjoy a wide view including the Sombrero Island.
Rate for a small boat is P2700, good for 8 people.
You can contact Eagle Point Resort in the ff:
Website: https://eaglepointresort.com.ph/ | Mobile: +63 9178463958 and +63 9987940286 | E-mail: email@example.com
You can also book discounted rooms here.
Disclaimer: Thanks Eagle Point Resort for the complimentary stay! As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.
Have you been to Eagle Point Resort in Mabini, Batangas? How was your experience? Let us know in the comments below!
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