Eagle Point Resort Review
This view paired with memorable short entry dive sites and a separate privately owned beach 20 minutes away makes Eagle Point resort picture perfect. Lounge beachside, lounge poolside, heck lounge underwater at this charming Anilao Batangas beach resort on the shores of Balayan Bay.
Usually when I begin with How to get there, but this time the view takes center stage. As a water enthusiast, I can stare out into the open dihydrogen monoxide void for hours. Postcard worthy in my opinion and the main charm of Eagle Point Resort.
Okay, How to get there /Location
Eagle Point Resort (customer reviews) is located in Anilao, Batangas by Balayan Bay. 8am from Ayala Alabang, it took my friend/associate/driver Prince and I little over 2 hours to reach our destination by car. Not recommended yet possible to get there via Grab at more than 3k (Fare and Tolls).
Public transportation is a viable option although it takes a couple modes of transportation:
- Bus to Batangas City Diversion Grand Terminal
- jeep 30.00php to Mabini Market
- tricycle special trip 200php to Eagle Point Resort
There is a shuttle that will take you to the shore from the parking lot. Brace yourself for a memorable steep ride.
Water Sport for all levels
If you’re barely a water person, I’m sure the double-level swimming pool will entice you enough to dip a toe in it. Sit back and enjoy the cute little waterfalls and charming atmosphere. Security guards are always roaming but Lifeguards are only available until 7pm. Night swimming is allowed at the main pool at your own risk.
Kayaking and snorkeling can be done at the resort and private Sepoc beach. The rate for kayaking is 504.00/hour while snorkeling gear can be rented at 200.00 per day at the dive shop. Anilao is on many divers’ bucket lists and snorkeling can give you a fulfilling glimpse. You don’t have to dive deep to see Nemo and his father. Warning, Marlon will bite you and draw blood if you get too close. By too close, I mean in his face. Totally deserved and my favorite/least favorite parting gift. Tiny jelly fish only stung when I was really (like REALLY really) far from Sepoc shore so don’t fret. Getting stung feels like little annoying needles and you get mildly startled but do not panic. Apply some vinegar and all traces of the sting, the inflammation, will be gone in a few hours.
Try Scuba in Saltwater Reef Pool
A 12 feet deep confined version of the open water equipped with marine fauna, this pool serves as a training tank for novice scuba divers. Louise who had no interest in even learning how to swim to survive, tried scuba diving in the saltwater reef pool and now she’s a full on aspiring mermaid. This is dive master kuya Manny’s doing. There are many diving packages to choose from including a taste of the scuba life with a PADI certified instructor (1,680 php) that I really think everyone should experience once. Make sure to reserve in advance.
Diving is life
I was mobbed by tropical fish and I was overwhelmingly happy in diver’s paradise Anilao Batangas. There many diving sites in the vicinity and all are accessible via Eagle Point Resort. You don’t have to travel for sites Eagle Point and Cathedral that are directly in front and short entry.
Kuya Manny made Eagle Point dive site interesting. Diving there even before I was born, he knows the marine life like the back of his hand. He touched what I believed to be a stripped plant a meter in height and it quickly sunk down into the sand. We then saw this beautiful giant clam and I screamed underwater because it closed too quickly. Roaming around but learning a lot, Eagle Point’s gentle current is a good familiarization dive in Anilao.
The Cathedral is an experience on its own. A famous Philippine dive site with an abundance of fish due to excessive fish-feeding. From the Eagle Point pier, we traveled 20 minutes to reach the grand finally. At around 15 meters in depth and surrounded by 2 seamounts lies a cross planted by Philippine President Fidel Ramos in 1983. It’s a serial environment that makes you feel like you’re at the center of the underwater universe. You can choose to feed the fish with some bread provided by the resort. If you do, prepare yourself for a swarm of fish that aren’t shy. The angelfish are the ones that get right into your face even if you don’t have food.
Morning is the perfect time of day to venture to Sepoc Beach. A great team building/ company outing in Batangas, Sepoc Beach is privately owned by Eagle Point Resort and can accommodate 60-100 guests. 20 minutes away by boat, my friend and I enjoyed the casual 5-minute hike and lounging in privacy.
Oh, if you’re wondering how the rooms are, I spent most of my time in the water. We stayed in room 301 with 2 beds; one single and the one in the photo. Nothing fancy besides the air conditioning that was 10/10.
Thank you, Eagle Point Resort for a great 24 hours with the best view.
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