Anilao Batangas has always been close to my heart because this is where I learned how to dive. I really enjoy diving so we decided to visit one of the Batangas Beach Resort, Eagle Point Resort.
ABOUT EAGLE POINT RESORT
Eagle Point Resort is undeniably one of the best resorts I’ve ever visited. Its relaxing ambiance, peaceful scenery, pleasing facilities and engaging activities are definitely worth the price tag. Whatever you see on the internet about this resort, what you see is what you get.
How To Get to Anilao Beach Resort
By Private Car:
It is a lot easier and faster to drive to Eagle Point Resort, Mabini Batanga. You can get there in about 2.5 hours from Manila. The road from Manila to Eagle Point Resort is a straight forward journey through star toll and you can follow the map here.
- You can ride on a Batangas bound bus from Buendia, Cubao or Alabang.
We took the ride from Buendia and in one hour we have reached the grand
terminal in Batangas. The fare is PHP185.00.
- From the Batangas’ grand terminal, go to the jeepney terminal and take a trip
going to Mabini. The jeepney gets full fast on weekends and may take time to fill
up during weekdays. The fare is PHP40.00
3.Tell the driver to drop you at crossing, and you are going to Eagle Point (They
- From the Crossing, you can get a tricycle going to Eagle Point. It will cost you
Php 200 from the crossing to a small store, the usual unloading area. From the
small, contact the Eagle Point Resort and they will send a shuttle to get you to go
inside its premises. But if you decided to take a tricycle all the way to the resort’s
premises, it will cost you around PHP400.00
The Accommodation at Eagle Point Resort
ARRIVAL AND CHECK-IN
Upon arrival at the parking area, we get into a mini-van that drove us to the reception area. The first thing that greeted us is the lobby, we were instantly impressed by the cabin-theme airy vibe it has and is highlighted by the teak colored floors and high roofed ceiling. The check-in was efficient and fast and soon we were taken to our room.
BATANGAS TERRACE HOTEL
We have only stayed in the Terrace Hotel. The newest facility and the newest gem of the Eagle Point Beach Resort. This hotel is inspired by the Mediterranean style that overlooks the Balayan Bay having 40 spacious and well-furnished rooms, 32deluxe hotel terrace rooms with seaside balconies, and 8 superior rooms offering views of the jungle.
Since we were 3 persons, we booked a Superior Room in the Terrace Hotel. The room has two big beds fit for four people. It can cost PHP 5,950.00 to PHP 6,900.00. The room was very nice and clean, with air-conditioning, bathroom, satellite TV and a small refrigerator stocked with water and drinks.
THE AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES
THE EAGLE’S NEST BAR AND RESTAURANT
This offers a wide range of food selection such as Filipino, Asian, European and Australian. During weekends they have a buffet but since we went there on a weekday, we ordered a la carte. My favorite was the angus beef tapa for breakfast definitely a must-try. Why? Because it was so good that I even asked for extra tapa. My friend Ish loved the longanisa. For lunch, we tried their seafood, so we ordered Sinigang, Gambas, and Salmon. We had a great lunch and I love how the salmon was prepared and made. For dinner, we had a set menu. Honestly, the food wasn’t that bad, but it needs a little more kick. We enjoyed the food but it could be better.
The service and the staff were very excellent and very willing to meet our special requests. The food specially the inclusive breakfast selections andportions were very good.
I loved the ambiance of the restaurant, overlooking the beach and all. Eagle point resort can be very busy on weekends but during weekdays it’s like a calm and tranquil vacation destination. You get a lot of relax time and
quiet time which is good.
The Resort has three pools:
Batangas Hotel Double-Level Swimming Pool, where most people are but never too crowded. We spent most of our time here and it’s quite fun.
Bathing Pool, at the edge of the resort for a bit privacy. This one is at the edge with beach view and felt more private.
Reef Pool or Salt water pool filled fauna to offer a great experience to open . water swimming for beginners in scuba diving and snorkeling and a safe alternative for those who want to swim in the tides.Overall, their facilities such as their pool are were clean and working and you canorder foods and drinks near the pool and there is a poolside bar available also.
Eagle Point Resort is also popularly known for Sepoc Island, and it is just a 15-minute boat ride away. It’s great for the usual activities like beach bumming, volleyball, even company or team building and many others. Giving you the experience on what beach life is such as walking on the white sand and being able to breath its fresh air. Hiking through it for 5-10 minutes to see the serene view of the whole seascape including the Sombrero Island. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a good time when we went, so we did not have a chance to do this but we will definitely do this next time.
OTHER ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO IN EAGLE POINT RESORT
Aside from swimming into the Double-level swimming pool, bathing pool, andreef pool, there a lot of water sports or activities for all levels that you can while in the famous resort.
This activity is a must and you shouldn’t miss to fully enjoy the resort. You can arrange a kayaking tour or rent kayaks from their dive shop that will cost you PHP 504.00. The resort’s dive and Sepoc Beach Center has various seagoing kayaks available to accommodate the esteemed guests.
Eagle Point resort is also an ideal place for reef snorkeling. At the dive shop,it will cost PHP200.00 for the snorkeling gear each day. And be ecstatic to gage into snorkeling to access the Sombrero Island, Sepoc and Cemetery Beach in Maricaban Island.
3.Scuba Diving in The Saltwater Reef Pool
Perfect training ground for beginners in swimming and scuda diving. Lots of diving packages to choose and includes a taste of the life of scuba diving with a PADI certified instructor costing around PHP1,680.00.
4.Diving in The Eagle Point Resort
The Eagle Point Resort has a gentle water current, that is why diving can also be
done here. A view of the resort’s giant clam under the water is a plus and a must try. The resort also has many diving sites within its vicinity such as:
• The Cathedral
Will take 20-minutes from the Eagle Point Pier to reach this place. While diving, you can also feed the fish with bread that is provided by the resort.
• Kirby’s Rock
Will drop you down about 20 feet underwater to see hard and soft corals, reeffish schools, small sea cucumbers, and a large purple frogfish.
A good dive spot for beginners as it has soft corals, small reef fish, big boulders and clownfish.
• Twin Rocks
It is one of the popular and interesting diving sites for beginners. It has a calm and slight water current and offers a surreal interaction with the claimed big shrimp and batfish.
Below are the optional activities available at the resort and their rates:
• Motorized boat to Sepoc beach – 2,464.00 per round trip
• Intro dive – 3,360.00 per person
• Banana boat – 1,500.00 for 5 Pax
• Glass Bottom Boat – 7,500.00 for 12 Pax
How to Book your stay at Eagle Point Resort Batangas:
Address: Barangay Bagalangit,Anilao, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines Resort
Mobile:+63 9178463958 and +63 9987940286
Reservations: You can click here to check rates and availability