About a week ago, I’ve shared my amazing experience of first time snorkeling in Anilao Batangas. It’s pretty cool. And if you want to go back and read it, you can check out my post Snorkeling In Anilao Batangas Is A Must Do. But now, I promised I’d share my experience about the resort that we visited which is Eagle Point Dive And Beach Resort.
I can’t complain, it was a pretty cool resort and very much worth the entrance fee of Php 999, which was a little weird because their website said that day tour package is Php1,800. Maybe it’s not updated. Anyway, the day tour package at Eagle Point is inclusive of the entrance fee, parking, use of all the resort facilities including the pools and bathrooms, and a four-course meal for lunch. We were only on day tour so there was no booking done from our side. It was all just come and walk in.
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I was quite surprised that I wasn’t expecting the resort to be classy. I was expecting a beach front though. They do have a beach front but not at the resort, it’s on another island that they own where you need to get to by reserving a boat. Unfortunately, during our visit, there were no more available boats that will take us to the island because at the same day, there was a company outing, so the island was full. I didn’t want to go there anyway if it’s going to be too crowded. We stayed at the resort area where we have almost all facilities to ourselves. It’s pretty cool.
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Before I proceed with sharing anything else, here’s to show you the activities that are offered at Eagle Point Resort. (This information is from Eagle Point Dive And Beach Resort).
SEPOC BEACH CENTER
Php2,464 for a small boat (roundtrip)
Max of 8 persons per boat
15-20 mins boat ride from the resort
With an open-sided dining are and function areas and bar good for about 60 to 100 guests
DOUBLE-LEVEL SWIMMING POOL
The top pool features a waterfall and access to a slide for both children and adults
The slide connects both pools together
Located on the side of Eagle’s Nest
SALT WATER REEF POOL
A few steps down from the double-level pool deck
About 12 feet deep
A large aquarium filled with marine fauna
This pool is a real attraction mainly because you can swim with baby sharks
The saltwater pool is a training tank for novice scuba divers and snorkelers
BANANA BOAT RIDE
Php1,500/ 15 minutes
Max of 5 persons
There is a number of sea-going kayaks both in our dive shop and at the Sepoc beach center
Snorkel and Mask Php200/ day
Available at the shop
Our dive shop is located at the front of hotel few steps from swimming pool
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We only intended to visit Eagle Point Resort because we wanted to try snorkeling. And that’s what we did. We arrived at the resort a little late but still early for lunch, which was a good thing that we didn’t miss it. We got out of the house early and it was about 3 hours drive away so we were there by almost noon.
Let me talk about lunch now. It was a four course meal, which was composed of soup, salad, the main dish, and fruits for dessert. It sounds extravagant but not so much though it was ok. They do try so I’ll give them an A for effort. The food tastes ok. Almost like something you can order from a good cafeteria so I can’t complain. For the entrance fee of less than Php1000, that’s good enough. The service was a little slow though, the time gap in between courses really made us hungry and asking where’s the rest of the food. With the soup finished, we were joking that it was all they were going to feed us. Ha!
The dining area was awesome. I’ll give them that because aside from the fact that it’s wide, it’s facing the ocean. The windows were open and we could feel the cool breeze of the ocean while we eat. Do you remember the afternoon feeling of wanting to fall asleep because it’s too bright outside and it’s making your eyes closed but the breeze is so comfortably cool? It’s nice and relaxing.
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After eating, we planned to go snorkeling. I brought a bathing suit but I wanted a rash guard. Good thing they had a small shop that sells these and I bought one, I also bought a new swim suit but I didn’t wear it that day. Looking forward to the day that I will. Hehe.
There were so many things to do at Eagle Point Resort but we were limited because we only had half a day for the trip. We didn’t even get to try their pool, but it looked nice and if there was time, I would’ve have liked to jump in though it wouldn’t be different from getting into the sea. They also had an aquarium pool with baby sharks. Some kids were playing in it, but the water was murky so the bottom wasn’t clear. I’m not sure how many baby sharks were in there but we’ve seen a couple when they come near the steps. I wanted to get in but I suddenly had a fear of not knowing what else was in there. Ha!
So we just rented out some snorkelers and masks from their shop, which was Php200 for the whole day. The life vest was Php100. Yep, I don’t know how to swim so I needed one. I really need to learn how to swim. It’s one of my goals this year, but first, learn how to drive. 🙂
Getting into the ocean was a normal experience for me but being able to actually see what’s under the surface so clearly was amazing! I loved my snorkeling experience and I would like to do it again.
After snorkeling, we took a shower to get ready to get home. I can’t say their shower room is as good as how their resort looks. It’s ok, but might need a little work. I’ve seen better and they seriously need to add an area to put things down in there. They had hooks where I hung my clothes and towels but I had to set my pouch on the floor and it ended up getting wet.
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Anyway, after showering, we stayed for a little while and sat near their aquarium where we had the view of the ocean. It was pretty relaxing. Then we decided to go back to the parking lot. The parking lot is far and can’t be hiked but they have a fan service going to and from the resort. The staff were really attentive and friendly.
I would definitely go back to Eagle Point Dive and Beach Resort because I would like to try going to their island, but in a time that’s not too crowded.