Eagle point is a dive resort managed by Filipinos and Americans. Leaning against wooded hills, it is set on three levels of very steep terrain, which it hugs unevenly at various points. All the rooms therefore have a view of the sea.
The biggest accomplishment of the resort is the main building, a superb, multi-leveled wooden structure housing the reception area, the restaurant and the playroom. The restaurant and bar face the sea – in a huge and impressive room with exposed beams wrapped with a corded rope. The tables are arrange along the length of the bay windows so that you can enjoy a view of the sea from any spot.
The Nipa Huts are perched high up on the property. They are bit cramped, but have fairly large, brightly-tiled bathroom and a small balcony.
The duplex and individual cottages are located below. These cottages, made of wood, including the roof’s mossy panels, have a pleasin, rustic exterior. However, apart from the fine treatment on the ceiling, no effort has been made in decorating the interiors as the rough wooden furniture is not at all attractive. The rooms are spacious enough and comfortable with marble bathrooms and private balconies. The individual cottages have a little drawing room and two rooms, but are less spacious and not as bright than those of the duplex cottages.
On the neighboring islands of Sombrero and Maricaban, it is possible to dive and snorkel. Eagle Point has its own diving club that is quite expensive. You can also snorkel in front of the resort, but the reef is not that remarkable.
There is no sand beach at Anilao but the resort has two superb swimming pools: the Reef Pool, where you can swim among sharks, tortoise and angel fish, and a freshwater swimming pool. with two levels linked by a slide, which is great joy for children. The resort also has a walk-through aviary where you can observe kalaws, parrots and eagles.
How to get there
By land (3 hours), 140 km from Manila. There are two possible routes, both accessible via South Superhighway. The faster route is to get off at Calamba exit no. 50A to Lucena. From the toll booth you have to reset the odometer counter to zero and follow the odometer readings. At 10.5 km, turn right to the Star tollway, to Batangas, get off at Lipa/Tambo exit at the end of the expressway.At 32.8 km turn left to Batangas, 36.4 km turn right to Cuenca/Alitagtag road, 50km turn right (landmark: Caltex gas station), 53.1 km turn left to Bauan/Batangas City, 61 km turn right to Mabini, 69.9 km turn right to Anilao, 71.5 turn left to Barrio Bagalangit, 80.3 km turn right to Eagle Point private road. The more scenic route is to get off at Sta. Rosa exit no. 40 and pass by Tagaytay and Lemery before reaching Batangas.
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