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Acacia Resort and Dive Center
Ranked #8 of 16 Mabini B&B and Inns
Makati, Philippines
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“Total rip-off! Never again!”
Reviewed November 6, 2011

Went there for a daytrip with diver friends and they charged us P1,500 for day trip fee on top of our diving costs (dive guide & boat). I was told that day trip fee includes lunch, snack and use of resort facility. Food was just average nothing special and snack was just a bun and we hardly used any of resort facility since we were out diving the whole time! Also thier dive shop and staffs were disorgarnized, made us wait long to get our rental gears and didn't seem like they knew what they were doing.

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed April 22, 2011

This resort is charging customers Php4,000 per person per night. Php2,000 per kid. Amenities and rooms are not that great. The manager is a crook. Over charging everything

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed December 10, 2010

This is a friendly advice to fellow divers: Stay away from this place! There are many better and cheaper places where to stay in Anilao. They charged us yesterday PhP 7,000 for one night, twin sharing room #8, full board. For that price, you get very basic, cheap Filipino food (you'd better like rice), a minuscule room with bathroom, not even a closet where to hang clothes, no TV, no safe (not even at the reception), no minibar, and cleanliness is borderline (I have pics for the ones interested). A Cuba Libre is charged PhP 180! For your info, a full bottle of Tanduay rhum 8 years is Php 70.95 in the supermarket! The resort was opened in October 2008 but faucets and showers are already rusty! Maybe second hand material...

We were first-time patrons, it will be last time.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Acacia Resort and Dive Center
Address: Brgy Ligaya, 4202, Mabini, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > Mabini
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Mabini
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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