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Acacia Resort and Dive Center

Brgy Ligaya, 4202, Mabini, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #3 of 10 Mabini B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I find Acacia more expensive than other resorts in Mabini. However, the food and the efficiency of staff are also better than places that we have stayed. The dive shop was well-equipped with everything that we needed. We had a extra small diver and Acacia staff reserved the equipment for us and we didn't have issues with sizing, etc. After... More

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Manila, Philippines
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Acacia manages to combine a well laid out, well run and cosy resort with a great dive operation and probably the best food in Anilao. The staff are fantastic from the moment you arrive to the time you leave. The house reef is average, but most of the main Anilao dive site are a short boat trip away while boat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Clean well run hotel, beautiful location, food was tasty and plentiful if not exactly a la carte and staff were really welcoming, diving was well organised and overall a great experience and great value, would happily go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

A group of us stayed here in April, mainly for scuba diving. We stayed in 3 of their Ocean View Deluxe rooms and we fell in love with the rooms. The room was spacious, had two huge Queen beds with connecting balconies, table and chairs in the room as well as on the balcony and it also had a very... More

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Address: Brgy Ligaya, 4202, Mabini, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > Mabini
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Anilao, Philippines---known to be part of the center of the center of marine biodiversity in the world, offers amazing adventures and experiences for divers of all types and skill level!Acacia Resort and Dive Center sits on a gentle hill slope that goes straight to the sea with a great view of Balayan Bay. All of our 10 Ocean-view and 6 Standard were designed with your comfort in mind, from the oversized bathrooms to the hand-picked linen. All rooms have a private toilet and offer hot and cold showers. Sumptuous international buffets are available daily from our al fresco restaurant and bar. Afternoons by our pool and view deck offer a spectacular view of the sunset. At Acacia, your diving is our business! Spacious gear rinsing/storage areas are available for all guests, with separate washtubs and stations for all camera equipment. Our tanks and compressors are meticulously maintained to ensure only the best quality air and nitrox. Our divemasters have been hand-picked and undergo constant training to ensure the best possible experience for you. For the photographers, we also employ world-class spotters to make sure you find what you’re looking for. ... more   less 
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