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Batangas is claimed, by many, to be one of the best locations to go to in the Philippines if you’re into ‘drop dead’ gorgeous beaches – other resorts would, of course, contest that claims, but having to some of these other resorts, I have to admit that Batangas scores top marks! However, don’t just think that it’s only about miles of sand and turquoise blue waters, Batangas has so much more to offer both the culture lover (historical churches), nature lover (lakes in volcanos) and the epicurean (some outstanding local cuisine). In essence, there is something for everyone.

We were there for mostly for the sand and seaside of things and specifically some scuba diving, so I headed for Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort.

Upon our arrival at Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort, we were hospitably welcomed by the resort’s staff, greeted us with warm smiles and assisted us with our bookings. Checking-in was quick and we off to go to Sepoc Beach.

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Sepoc Beach

Sepoc Beach is a small part of paradise on this earth and by small it’s kinda literal as it is only narrow and you can stroll from one side to another in a few minutes. Part of it is a beautiful white sandy beach looking towards Mindoro and the scuba diving is famous around the world.

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Sepoc Beach is found in this paradise on earth and if you’re into scuba diving or what to try, then this place is a must visit location. The coral reef extends along the north shore and is teaming with marine life and is also a great experience for those who simply want to snorkel rather than take on full scuba equipment. 

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Sitting in the center is the beach center complete with an open-sided dining area and function area and bar good for about 60-100 guests, restroom facilities, a watchtower and a number of inviting native hammocks. There are also a number of nipa huts at the base of the hillside among the short stunted trees. Take note that the facility has no sleeping accommodations. To maintain its pristine beauty, camping and sleepover are not allowed.

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Sepoc Beach is also a great location for a company outing, team building venue etc and the nearby beach center can provide full facilities and a function area for up to 100 people with the exception of no overnight accommodation and this is prohibited to maintain the immaculate surroundings.

For those less inclined to go swimming, you can get amazing views by climbing the not insubstantial hill or maybe explore several nearby coves.

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Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort

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On the second day of our stay at this resort, we simply chilled and took full advantage of the great facilities at Eagle Point. They have 2 swimming pools, a dive center, spa, boutique, and souvenir shop, coral pool, game rooms and several function rooms which also makes it ideal for any corporate and social events. There is plenty of room for parking and even a helipad!

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Our room is located at the resort’s Anilao Batangas Terrace Hotel which is an amazing Mediterranean-inspired hotel overlooking the tranquil Balayan Bay. Designed for relaxation and adventure, the hotel offers an authentic lodging experience with a great deal of style.

The hotel has 40 spacious and well-furnished rooms, 32 deluxe hotel terrace rooms with seaside balconies, and 8 superior rooms offering views of the jungle.

All rooms are air-conditioned, with hot and cold bathroom and satellite TV, cabinets, a minibar with complimentary bottled water and a personal refrigerator.

Make a Reservation Here


Eagle’s Nest Bar and Resto

If you had to put your finger on an outstanding feature of Eagles Nest, it would have to be Bar and Resto which I am told was inspired by a traditional Samoan Longhouse and with its floor to ceiling windows, you are certainly indulged in fantastic views of the countryside and shimmering sea.

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The food is excellent, especially the seafood,  and you are welcomed with a drink on your arrival by the friendly staff.

It’s an amazing place to chill out, get fat and have a few drinks after a great days swimming, diving or just hiking.

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I highly recommend their plates of seafood especially the Fish Taco which we had for every meal.


Try Scuba

For those of you who have never tried scuba diving before and find the idea rather daunting and scary, fear not. I was with my sister and she had never tried before, although I had during a trip to Malaysia. She was scared on a number of levels; carrying a heavy tank on her back, losing air flow, eaten by fish etc, but the instructors at the resort are amazing. For only 1,680 pesos you can rent all the gear and get supervision.

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There are some basics to remember that is not difficult, like how to manage your goggles, how to breathe and communicate underwater etc, but you practice first in a fully protected reef pool which still has loads of fish to look at while you learn and gain courage.

Believe me, it is an amazing and life-changing experience and one you simply must try or you will regret not having availed yourself of the opportunity and believe me, if my sister can, then so can you! Other than that, everything about the diving thing is SO MUCH FUN! You can’t go to Anilao without scuba diving!

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If it’s your first time  doing this or scared to try it, Here are my Tips:
Scuba Diving for First Timer


Activities:

Day Tour Packages
Php 1,650.00 net per person

INCLUSIONS: Welcome drink, Parking fee, Set Lunch, Afternoon Snack, Day use of Cabana (subject to availability) and Use of resort’s common facilities

RATES:
Sepoc Beach Center – motorized boat to Sepoc Beach P2,464/round trip, maximum of 8 persons
Kayaking P504/hour
Snorkeling – mask and snorkel gear P224/day
Fishing P224/fishing rod, P198/100 grams of bait
Intro dive – saltwater pool and shore dive, max 20-30 ft P3,360/person
Try scuba – saltwater pool dive only, max 9 ft P1,680/person
Banana boat ride P1,500/5 person
Glass bottom boat ride P7,500/12 person
Double-level swimming pool with slide
Hike for 5-10 minutes for a panoramic view of Sepoc Beach
Beach volleyball

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Add-on Rates

Massage Php 616.00 Net/Person/Hour
Kayaking Php 504.00 Net/Unit/Hour
Mask and Snorkel for Snorkeling Php 224.00 Net/Person/Day
Dive Guide Php 1,200.00/dive
Dive Master (night dive) Php 1, 250.00/dive
Dive Boat (min. charge) Php 2, 464.00 minimum/round trip
Guided Snorkeling Php 1,200.00.00net/person

How to get there?

📍From Manila (Cubao)
🔸Ride Jam Transit bus in Cubao bound to Batangas City, then drop off at Batangas Grand Bus Terminal P165 = 2 hrs travel
🔸Ride Mabini jeep and drop off at Mabini Crossing P40 = 40 mins travel
🔸Ride a tricycle to Eagle Point Parking Lot P200/tricycle = 25-30 mins travel
🔸Ride shuttle to Eagle Point Resort = 5 mins travel 5 mins travel
🔸Ride a boat to Sepoc Beach 15-20 minutes travel
📍From Manila (LRT Buendia)
🔸Ride Jam Transit bus in Cubao bound to Batangas City, then drop off at Batangas Grand Bus Terminal P157 = 1.5 hrs travel
🔸Ride Mabini jeep and drop off at Mabini Crossing P40 = 40 mins travel
🔸Ride a tricycle to Eagle Point Parking Lot P200/tricycle = 25-30 mins travel
🔸Ride shuttle to Eagle Point Resort 5 mins travel
🔸Ride a boat to Sepoc Beach 15-20 minutes travel
📍How to get back to Manila
🔸Ride shuttle from resort to parking lot, secure your gate pass P157 = 1.5 hrs travel
🔸Ride a tricycle to Mabini Crossing P200/tricycle
🔸Ride a jeepney to Batangas Grand Bus Terminal P40
🔸Ride a bus bound to Cubao fare depends on your drop off point

Sample Itinerary & Expenses

03:00 AM – Departure from Buendia via JAM Transit bus
05:00 AM – Arrival at Batangas Grand Bus Terminal
06:10 AM – Departure from bus terminal via Mabini jeepney
06:50 AM – Arrival at Anilao Port
07:00 AM – Anilao Port to Eagle Point Resort via tricycle
07:45 AM – Arrival at Eagle Point Resort
08:00 AM – Ride motorized boat to Sepoc Beach
10:00 AM – Hike to Sepoc view-point
11:00 PM – Lunch
12:00 PM – Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking
01:30 PM – Beach bum, relax and enjoy the beach vibes
02:30 PM – Boat ride to Main Resort
03:00 PM -Enjoy the Resorts Amenities
04:00 PM – Eagle Point to Anilao Port
06:00 PM – Jeepney to Batangas Grand Bus Terminal
06:50 PM – Departure from Batangas to Manila
Possible Expenses PER PAX
Bus fare to Batangas City Bus Terminal 160
Jeepney fare to Anilao Port 40
Chartered tricycle to Eagle Point = P200/4 50
Boat ride to Sepoc Beach = P2464 /8 person 308

Batangas Accommodations


For Booking and Inquiries:   

Visit their website for complete list of rates and promos: www.eaglepointresort.com.ph

MAKATI SALES OFFICE ADDRESS:
�Ground floor, Cacho Gonzalez Bldg. 101 Aguirre cor. Trasierra Sts.,
Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines
Telephone: +63 2 8133553, Fax/Ph: +63 2 8133560, Mobile: +63 9175625223
E-mail: reservations@eaglepointresort.com.ph

RESORT ADDRESS: Barangay Bagalangit, Anilao, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines
Resort Mobile: +63 9178463958 , +63 9188463958
E-mail: frontdesk@eaglepointresort.com.ph

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