First time visiting Philippines. First impression counts, arrived at the airport the customs officer was very slow, average 2 mins per passenger. And 2 flight landed at the same time. We queue for almost 1 hr. transport was prearrange in advance. Just had a quick bite and bought a SIM card from the airport cost me 600peso for unlimited data that can last me with the five days trip.
3 hours journey from Manila airport to the resort. After I board the van, I fell asleep, until the destination. We were transfer to another vehicle, to the resort, is less than 5 mins ride. When we reach the lobby. We were in the over. It was so warm. Even though is just next to the beach but I hardly feel any sea breeze but hot and warm air.
It took 30 mins for us to get our room key for the group on 20people. 2-3 mins walk to our room. Facing the sea and with balcony. Facilities and amenities was sufficient good. Our TV was not working at all. As the main purpose is diving. Room was spacious. Able to saw ants crawling on the ceiling.
3 meals included during our trip.
We had our lunch on the upper deck of the restaurant. It was really a warmer or oven. Can't imagine how can the servers survive. I started to sweat after 2 mins. The server quickly serve you ice water and a special cold drinks for the day. Food was more too oily or too salty.
Problem encounter during dinner. We were told that dinner starts at 1800 hrs, and the operation timing also stated 1800 for dinner. When we arrived at 1800 hrs, the servers told us the food was not ready, and inform me that it is just 1730 hrs. Looking at the clock and when to check clear with the reception it was 1800 hrs. I wonder they have different timing on front office and the restaurant. After the server realize is their fault that 5-6 restaurant servers were saying that it was 1730.
Food was setup after 20 minutes. Yes is still warm during dinner time, as is all open air concept.
On the Saturday night, dinner was separate into 2 section, group of diver and other in house guest. Food was so different from us. The in house group have life stations, better quality food compare to us. Feel sad on that day.
If there is a better cooling resort ill avoid this resort.
The dive center is kind of run down. Unsystematic compare to all the trip I went before.
Avoid the reception.
- 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