5 Best Dive Resorts In Anilao, Philippines - Updated 2024

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Anilao, Philippines, is a diver’s paradise. Divided into two villages, there is Anilao East and Anilao Proper, both of which are located in the southern part of Manila. The islands here are teeming with coral life, making it a perfect dive spot. The diversity of fishes here is also amazing. Anilao is popular amongst divers, and it is accessible by sea or land. From Manila, visitors can get to both villages by taking a bus bound for Batangas City, and ask the conductor to drop you off at the Mabini/Bayan jeepney terminal. A Mabini jeepney driver will take passengers to the Mabini dock area, and from there, a driver can take you to some of the best dive resorts in Anilao. Along the coast are lined several resorts tourists frequent for a sunny afternoon lounging by the many beautiful beaches. Which one to choose? Our handy guide to the resorts will help you out here. If you’re planning on this trip, be sure to check out our best dive resorts in Anilao.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to diving spots, equipment, and diver education. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 18, 2024.

1. Bentrina Diving Resort (from USD 86)

Just a 6-minute drive about 4.2 km (2.6 mi) from Scubabro Dive Resort in Anilao Batangas, Bentrina Diving Resort is another great option for travelers keen on seeing the best of Batangas waters. The property also has an outdoor swimming pool, while the house has free Wifi and offers lovely views of the sea in Mabini. Guests rooms come equipped with a TV, a fridge, an electric teapot, a shower, and a closet. Rooms have air conditioning and an attached private bathroom. An American-style breakfast is available daily at the resort. The accommodation is located in one of the best places to dive in the Philippines which also features activities like snorkeling and cycling that guests can participate in nearby. Tagaytay is 43.5 km(27 miles) from the resort, while Puerto Galera is 25.7 km(15 miles) away. Ninoy Aquino International Airport is 86.9 km(53 miles) from the property.

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Bentrina Diving Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Barangay Ligaya, Anilao, Batangas
1.45 km (0.9 mi) from Parking lot, Gulugod Baboy

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing

2. Which resorts in Anilao have Parking? (from USD 128)

A great resort with everything you may need when on a beach vacation is Halo Anilao Dive Resort. Complete with free parking, airport transfer, daily housekeeping, and nearby seafood restaurants to dine at.

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Halo Anilao Dive Resort

7.1 User Rating

Address: Brgy. Ligaya, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines, 4202
1.48 km (1.0 mi) from Parking lot, Gulugod Baboy

3. Which resorts in Anilao are good for families? (from USD 130)

Staying at Saltutude Dive & Beach Resort is another option for families. Family rooms can occupy up to seven people and it’s a beachfront property where kids will enjoy running around early in the morning.

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Saltitude Dive & Beach Resort

7.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 131-A Sitio Lagundi, Barangay San Jose, Batangas
4.14 km (2.6 mi) from Parking lot, Gulugod Baboy

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

4. Eagle Point Resort (from USD 74)

The Eagle Point Resort has four outdoor pools. Guests can lounge around and enjoy the breathtaking view of the sea. There is also a dive shop on-site, perfect for divers to get their gear. If you want to indulge in even more diving, then take the boat to Sepoc Beach Centre, a private white sand beach cove in Maricaban Island. The shallow reef pool is suitable for beginner divers and snorkelers, with baby sharks and a diversity of other marine life swimming around. For those who wish to explore more of the island, head on over to Philpan Dive Resort in Anilao, Mabini, just 14 km (8.7 mi) from Maricaban Island. Most rooms come with balconies and sea views, with attached bathrooms. Wifi comes at an additional charge. The restaurant onsite offers fresh seafood and delicious desserts.

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Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Barangay Bagalangit, Anilao, Batangas
2.44 km (1.6 mi) from Parking lot, Gulugod Baboy

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing

5. Anilao Scuba Dive Center (from USD 23)

Anilao Scuba Dive Center is situated along the beachfront. The guest house has a barbecue pit, so guests can choose to indulge in outdoor cooking after diving, or eat their meals outdoors with a beautiful view of the lush, landscaped garden. The property offers private transfers to and from Manila International Airport at a surcharge. There is also a restaurant on-site with a full menu for your meals. Accommodation at the guesthouse comes with a private bathroom. Manila International Airport is 86.9 km(53 miles) from one of the best dive resorts in Anilao.

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Anilao Scuba Dive Center (ASDC)

Wifi Available

Address: San Jose Road, Mabini, Anilao
2.69 km (1.7 mi) from Parking lot, Gulugod Baboy

Parking Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms Free parking Internet services Massage Windsurfing

6. Bubblemaker Dive and Beach resort (from USD 17)

Bubblemaker Dive and Beach Resort is an inn that offers continental or American breakfast. The rooms have air conditioning and free Wifi. The property has a terrace and a restaurant for guests to have their meals. Staff on site can arrange airport transfers. Tagaytay is 40 km (24 miles) from Bubblemaker Dive and Beach Resort, while Puerto Galera is 29 km (18miles) from the property. Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport is 84 km (52 miles) away.

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7. Anilao Beach Buzz and Dive Resort (from USD 28)

Stay near the sea in Anilao Beach Buzz and Dive Resort. Just 6.7 km (4.1 mi) from another popular place, the Halo Dive Resort in Anilao, this superb property overlooks the sea where guests can walk out to the shared terrace to take in the amazing views. It’s There is a shared lounge for guests to unwind after a fun dive day. Free Wifi is provided throughout the resort. All rooms come with an attached bathroom and free toiletries. Breakfast is available a la carte at a surcharge. Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport is about 86.9 km (53 miles) from the property. A trip to Anilao during the best beach holidays in the Philippines is bound to be an enjoyable experience with its pristine blue waters and engaging water sports for travelers to try.

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Anilao beckons

Whether you are a diver, or you are just looking for a beachfront resort to relax in, Anilao, Manila offers many options for the seaside lover. You can choose to snorkel, dive, or just lounge around on the beach people-watching all day. With calm sea waters, colorful coral reefs, and a wide variety of marine life, the place is perfect for beginner divers looking to chalk up their diving milestones. Comfortable lodging can be found in our selected resorts above. So book your stay in one of our selected Airbnb resorts now.

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