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Acacia Resort and Dive Center

Brgy Ligaya, 4202, Mabini, Luzon, Philippines
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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209 reviews 209 reviews
121 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for the best part of a week. Firstly, I mst express my gratitude for the efforts their kitchen made in meeting my group's dietary requirements. Most of the meals clearly demonstrated a willingness to help, including dairy and egg free desserts! The rooms though were a little disappointing, flimsy pillows, thin walls, no wifi. The diving activities... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Visiting this Dive Resort for the first time. The hotel cost is based on full board, breakfast lunch and dinner is included. This is not a 5⭐️ hotel but mare like a guest house as it is a family run business. The rooms are basic clean and comfortable I opted for a deluxe room. The food is local but also... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Bottom Line Up Front: If you're seeking out the unique critters of Anilao and would like to be pampered in the process... this is your place - seriously! The facilities here include areas to accommodate even the most avid u/w photographers. The house banca boat 'Chloe' is kept in top condition to navigate challenging conditions if you're seeking out dive... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The resort is touted to be the best in Anilao - my dive guide mentioned it was one of the most luxurious resorts in the area. At first impression I would agree. The grounds are nice, the staff extremely friendly, and the food both good and plentiful. The rooms are small, basic, but adequate. The AC works! My room was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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72 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stayed here for a weekend as part of our dive certification with Manila Dive Academy. The rooms are basic but clean. There was plenty of bottled water provided and the A/C is good. The beds and linen were clean and comfy. The setting is gorgeous, with an amazing view of the sunset. You just need to walk out into... More 

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I live in Manila and Mabini, or Anilao, as people call the area, is practically my house reef. I usually do day trip from Manila, practically every week end during diving season. Last week end, I went for a week end with a friend who used to live here. We stayed at Acacia as other friends were there for the... More 

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tankd
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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Spent a week there recently whilst on course. Nice clean rooms, a good variety of food, really excellent service by all the staff there. The Dive Centre is well run and organized, very spacious and lots of rinse tanks and drying areas for the gear. I didnt rent gear but the tanks were in good condition and they were meticulous... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

As an avid diver and photographer, it's often hard to find an organization that understands the unique needs of this type of enthusiast. The Acacia Resort had it all... from top of line equipment like Halcyon backplates and Scubapro regulators, I had no reservations on using their 'house' equipment as I decided to embark on a short weekend getaway without... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Diving was great. Very good service and all the Acacia team are very helpful. It is a great resort to stay in, even if you are not a diver. But the food is TERRIBLE. I was diving with a group who are pure photographers divers. We have our expensive equipment with us, left at the camera station. Each morning at... More 

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Manila
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I've already been to this resort three times before and each time had been a (very) favorable and welcome experience - I've been meaning to write up something here for quite a while. Acacia is one of the newer Anilao resorts that cater to an upscale crowd. Anilao diving, for very many years, had thrived on the rustic feel a... More 

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