Our reservation in a nearby resort having been cancelled; we (3 friends and myself) went to the Eagle Point Resort as Walk-In Guests.
Intimidated by the bad reviews on tripadvisor, we requested the receptionist to show us the facility before renting the rooms and she had no objection in doing so. After touring the place, we decided to book four deluxe cottage rooms for an overnight stay [and we were granted a 10% discount ].
The rooms were clean [i did not notice any particular problems with the bed sheets / linens], air conditioned, with LCD TV, phone, fridge, wifi (for a fee) and a safe (couldnt figure out how to use it though). There were few insects in the room (ants, mosquitoes etc ...), but i think that these can't be avoided since the rooms are in the middle of the forest. The rooms had an incredible view.
The resort is relatively big, since it stretches over more than 300 m; it had two fresh water swimming pools and a salt water pool (with sharks) . The pools were not overwhelming however we had no problem swimming in them. The Pool Bar closes at around 11; however, the pool remains accessible till the wee hours.
The food was correct, we went for the breakfast (included in the fare), lunch and dinner buffet [we did not try the a la carte menu]. There was a relatively good variety of food; the meal costing +/- 500 PHP per person was a fair value for the food served. The staff was attentive and ready to serve. Some of my friends were disappointed by the drinks (which they found tasteless);i personally didn't try any. It's worth mentioning that the restaurant has a very nice set-up whereas the view while eating was amazing.
As most of the resorts in Mabini, the shore is rather rocky; we snorkeled in front of the resort and there were some very nice corals just few meters away. Some part of the beach is dirty and the hotel management should consider cleaning it more often.
We took a boat ride to their exclusive island (Sepoc - with white sand); however, we were disappointed since we were mainly looking for snorkeling spots.
The overall experience was good as the four of us enjoyed our stay. This facility is a good value for money. I would recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eagle Point Batangas Beach Resort and Hotel, a nature's wonderland situated in Anilao Batangas Philippines, offers a luxurious and yet affordable getaway for couples, family, and groups; a favorite destination of scuba divers from around the world. The resort owns part of Maricaban Island, popularly known as Sepoc Beach Center with longest sandy shore in the area of Anilao Batangas. This place is also famous for company outing and team building venues which is 15 to 20 minutes boat ride from the main resort. This Batangas beach resort is also famous being a dive resort in Anilao Batangas which is in the middle of a network of 30 Anilao dive spots, bursting with underwater life and blessed with clear visibility. Scuba Diving in the Philippines is possible throughout the year particluarly in Anilao Batangas ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eagle Point Hotel Mabini
- Eagle Point Resort Batangas, Philippines - Mabini