We had a magical day trip to Balai Anilao in Batangas.
The resort is about 2.5 hours drive from Manila, easy driving, 130kms, along provincial roads in the south of Luzon. We left the house at 6 and were at the resort by 8:30 in the morning. The directions from the website are pretty clear, we had to ask a couple of times, but it was ok.
The resort is on the far end of Mabini, along a long windy road up and down the coastline. The resort is located on the side of steep slope with a small rocky beach. But has the clearest water I’ve ever seen. The water is sooo clear, its not too wavey, but does have a current.
We went there to snorkel and just lay in the sun. But 90% of the guests were divers and we just had to ask if we could dive too. For P1000 per head, we were given a 30min intro dive right infront of the resort. We saw 100’s of fish, met nemo, touched the coral.
Kuya Pong, the dive master was great! The whole staff were super friendly, the whole stay was awesome.
P750 per head for day trip, inclusive of buffet lunch, with 3 different variands, fruits, and unlimited coffee and drinks.
The team in manila were easy to deal with, one call on Wednesday, payment on Thursday, Tickets on Friday and day of fun on Saturday. Deposits are made via BDO, an 50% is required for confirmation.
- Also Known As:
- Balai Resort Anilao Hotel Mabini
- Balai Hotel Batangas
- Balai Hotel Anilao
- Balai Resort Anilao Batangas, Philippines - Mabini