I went to Eagle Point for a 3D/2N stay with my younger sister who was on a short vacation from Singapore and with our parents. It was just the tricky downhill and uphill ride from the parking area to the resort which kind of taken us aback. We were just wondering why management did not try to make the trek a little more pleasant by clearing the path a little more. My father commented that if it was night time, one could easily get lost. However, upon reaching the resort, the view and the quiet serenity of the place together with the pleasant decorum of the front desk made the trip there worth it. We did not have to wait long to check in although we were initally told that check in was at 2 pm and we got there right about 11 am. Just a few minutes after, we were told that we can already proceed to our room and we were given a ground floor, seaview room at the Terrace hotel. I would say the room was spacious and the view breathtaking. We had our lunch at the resort restaurant and what struck us was the price of the food. It was more on the pricey end but what compensated for it was that the staff at the restaurant were very accommodating and cheerful. They even allowed us to keep our leftover food for later consumption. The view from the restaurant was heavenly and calming. It was all ocean and I would say, we really spent a lot of extra time taking our lunch and taking in the view. Afterwards we strolled thru the entire length of the resort down to its south end. The flora was abundant and we took a lot of beautiful pictures of the flowers and the ocean. We also visited their aviary and though the birds were not too many, we were entertained by how comfortable they were around people. In fact the hornbills approached us and allowed us to take some pictures of them up close.
The resort was a very good escape from the usualy hustle and bustle of a busy city-life. If you are after quiet and peace and ready to take in a lot of sea view and enjoy being surrounded by greenery and constant singing of birds, then this is the place to be. If you came here to ponder or just finish reading a good book, the resort's quiet and isolated location is very ideal. However, I would say it is not for people who look for festive evenings or weekends because the resort could be a very quiet place esp. during non-peak days. Another area that caught our attention too was the reef pool. If you go there early morning just when the fish in the reef pool are waiting for their morning feed, you would see really large lapu-lapus up close and we were even able to take some pics of them. The animals in the resort are very comfy with human company and during high tide in the mornings, you would see colorful fish close by the shore. Although the beach right at the resort is not really one you would swim in because it is rocky and if you are not careful you might step on sea urchins. And then there is the issue of some trash that would wash ashore. Although we know the resort is not the culprit since the trash seem to come from other neighboring towns and neighborhood, still I think the resort should encourage its people to pick up and clean out any trash thats washes along their shore. If you want to swim in the sea or dive is another matter. You would need to shell out extra bucks to go to the neighboring island and dive sites but it is rather a little expensive. So my Sis and I decided to enjoy what the resort had to offer and it was more of the quiet serenity and the beauty of nature in all its splendor. By the way, we were so grateful that the restaurant staff always agreed to set our leftovers aside and they were very kind enough to re-heat it and serve it whenever we wanted it. Although, we would really be happy if the resort tried to expand its menu to include freshly caught fish and probably try to make their choices a little more flexible and affordable. Also maybe a piano or simple entertainment at the restaurant would be nice. A piano that is open for guests to play for probably a fun jamming session would liven up the resort's atmosphere esp. during the evening and maybe some fishing lessons on the side. The fish are really bountiful just right at their shore and it would be a fun experience for the guests esp. the young ones. Also, more visibility of the night duty personnel. My Sis and I opted to swim at the south end pool early one night and apart from the couple who came there shortly after we did, we saw no one else and when my Sis and I decided to leave the pool, the couple followed suit probably feeling intimidated by the utter quiet of the surrounding. Probably if they saw the evening guard somewhere visible, they would have been more comfy staying there longer.
Overall, it was just the respite I wanted after spending countless stressful days at work and well, it's a compliment to the resort because my otherwise finicky parents already expressed their desire to go back there. However, the quiet atmosphere during the evening may be too much for cityfolks who are sometimes longing for some sort of activity and fun during the evening. I suggest that the resort try to come up with creative ideas on how they can help guests enjoy and have fun while there aside from diving and island hopping.
Thanks to July, Christian, Aries at the restaurant and the front desk ladies. We could never forget their warmth and hospitality.
- 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/Mabini, Philippines