Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
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7.5
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Very good location
  • Verde Island Passage820 m
  • Mt Panay3.97 km
  • Lady Fatima Montessori School4.27 km
  • Masasa Beach5.36 km
  • Sombrero Island6.88 km
  • Mabini General Hospital8.95 km
  • Zigzag Hospital9.55 km
  • Dr Mario D Bejasa General Hospital14.22 km
  • Ligpo Island14.87 km
  • Bauan General Hospital16.87 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort

    Sitio Balanoy, San Teodoro, Mabini, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines, 4202 - See map
    "The staff are accommodating and friendly."
    David - August 9, 2018
    Exceptional comfort
    9.0 room quality and comfort
    Excellent service
    8.9 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Air conditioning

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    Room comfort score
    9.0/10
    Couples review score
    8.6/10
    Value for money score
    8.0/10
    Service score
    8.9/10
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    Value for money8.0
    Distance to city center24.7 km
    Location rating7.5
    Nearest airportCalapan City Airport (CPP)
    Distance to airport44.3 km

    Rooms available at Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort

    9.0
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
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    • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
    • Sea view
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    What people love about Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "The place is well maintained, staff are so friendly and the food is very good."

      Donald

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      October 9, 2017

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "The rooms are clean and spacious."

      David

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      August 9, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "Staff are very friendly and accommodating."

      Anthony B.

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      June 27, 2017

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    7.6
    Very good

    "Pros: good transfer, Romnick had eagle eyes as a DM, good st..."

    Claudia

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    October 22, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Great staff!!"

    Jennifer

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    October 7, 2017

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    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities8.1
    Location7.5
    Room comfort and quality9.0
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.0
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Gonzalo
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Great Short Stay for non divers”

    We had a great time, even we do not dive. We had an Island Hopping the 1° morning and enjoyed the pool the 2° day. VERY nice food and service. The team working there is extremely helpful.

    Reviewed July 11, 2019

    Thank you very much Gonzalo for the visit and the kind words with pleasure I forwarded it to Dave and the whole crew. Happy that you enjoyed the stay Hope to see you soon again Martin, in the name of the whole Team

    Responded July 15, 2019
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Quang from Vietnam
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    It's my favourites resort in Anilao”

    one of the best resort in Anilao with affordable prices !

    Reviewed April 23, 2019

    Dear Quang Great to read. Thank you very much in the name of the whole Team

    Responded April 28, 2019
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    6.8
    Good
    Kristina from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Pagadilan Summer Getaway”

    All staffs were very accomodating and super nice. Beach not so swimmable because it's rocky, full of algae and so deep. It's really a spot for divers only. Food on their menu was okay; however, a bit expensive. We love the pool because it gets warmer at night. They have an awesome bar perfect for drinkers!

    Reviewed April 11, 2019

    Dear Kristina Thank you for the visit and the review. Glad you and your guests enjoyed the stay. With pleasure I forwarded your comments to the management and the whole Team. Indeed , our place is really for divers. And of course, the bar for the night if people gets thirsty :-) Thank you again and until next time Martin & the whole Team

    Responded April 13, 2019
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Joseph from South Korea
    Group
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Accommodating, Friendly Staff & Great Service”

    This is our second time to visit Buceo. The first time we did not stay. They have been consistent with regards to their great customer service. They can accommodate your request as long as it's reasonable. They maintain the cleanliness of their facility. Their breakfast was great!! We enjoyed our stay so much it's hard not to come back!!

    Reviewed February 24, 2019

    Dear Joseph Wow ! Great to read that you came back and enjoyed your stay. Very happy of course to read that and we look forward seeing you around another time With pleasure I forward your comments to the whole Team Martin, in the name of the whole Team

    Responded February 28, 2019
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    8.4
    Excellent
    Ann
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    wish we spent more time here...”

    Excellent secluded spot, away from everyone. Catch a boat from the resort for free diving experience and island hopping. Will return when there's more time to do proper diving experience.

    Reviewed October 15, 2018

    Thank you very much Ann for the kind words and the visit Glad you enjoyed it ! Hope to have you soon back with us Martin, in the name of the whole Team

    Responded November 10, 2018
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    7.2
    Very good
    Rene from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

    Klamavá nabídka”

    The resort is only accesible with a tricycle from Mabini (300PHP one way) and then you have to walk a steep walk a few hundred meters on foot, if the resort does not provide a boat. However, this is dependent on the operative connection. The voucher has erased phone numbers, so whoever has not bought expensive Philippine net data and is not online, is unlucky. Any purchase of food is only possible in Mabini, so any item (soy milk, fruit, vegetables) can only be purchased with a PHP increment of 600 (tricycle to Mabini and back). The food prices in the resort are thus in the monopoly position and accordingly they are set (fish with rice 370 PHP, for example). There is not any alternative outside the resort.

    Reviewed September 14, 2018

    Dear Rene thank you for the review and the comments. Indeed, in the communication via the provider (Agoda) the numbers are xxx. However, on your check in instructions you can find our phone number to contact. Normally guest let us know of the respective arrival time, so no need to walk. If we are informed ahead, we pick up the guests in our parking area which is 5 min boat ride away. The resort has no direct car access. So the walking can be avoided if resort is informed by sms in advance. As for the food, like most resorts we do not allow food and / or drinks to be brought into the resort. This is common practice and also for sanitary reasons. Regarding the food prices, I double checked with the resort and the ordered menu was Yellow Fin Tuna with Rice, which we do think is a fair deal for our resort. We are sorry that in certain aspects we did not fulfill your expectations. Again, thank you for the visit Martin, in the name of the whole Team

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    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    8.8
    Excellent
    Quang from Vietnam
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    This is the best resort in Anila”

    I had a bit difficulty to check in because there's no direct road leading to resort, you need to walk there or ride boat. Aside from that, everything is awesome there in Beceo. I like this place !

    Reviewed August 13, 2018

    Dear Quang thank you very much for the visit and the kind words in the review. We are of course very happy about it. With great pleasure I forward this message to the Management and staff in the resort. True, we have no direct car access which makes it a really tranquil place. But we need to know in advance of your arrival time so we can organize the pick up on the parking. Again, thank you very much and hope to have you soon back Martin, in the name of the whole Team

    Responded August 13, 2018
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    9.2
    Exceptional
    David from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

    A little off the beaten path, but worth making the trip.”

    This is primarily a dive resort. It is also perfect for a quiet get away. The rooms are clean and spacious. Hot shower and cold A/C. The staff are accommodating and friendly. The views are outstanding as well as the diving. Excellent swimming pool. The restaurant is average. Free breakfast is limited. The only concern is the number of steps to climb. The higher the room, the better the view and the more steps to climb. You must park and take the free shuttle boat to the resort.

    Reviewed August 09, 2018

    Dear David thank you for the visit and the review. Indeed, we are focused, like almost all resorts in Anilao, on Scuba diving guests. Glad you enjoyed your stay. True, we are on a hillside and the higher up, the better a bit the view. But in general from all our Deluxe rooms, you have a nice Sea and Sunset view. As for the complimentary buffet breakfast and restaurant in general, we always try our best to satisfy the different palates of our varied nationalities of guests. Of course, tastes are different and hopefully on a next visit we can improve on that. Thank you again for the visit and the review Martin, in the name of the whole Team

    Responded August 09, 2018
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    6.4
    Good
    ANDREW from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

    Caution - Transfer fees are greater than resort stay”

    We wanted to stay at this resort. However AFTER we booked the resort we found that the resort charges $400 per couple for round trip transfer from Manila. Since our 4 day 3 night stay was $200 we found it to be exorbitant. Instead we bought round trip tickets to another island for $100 each and had private guides taking us to great dive sites. All for less than the transfer fees charged by Buceo Anilao. Yes we lost the $200 (non refundable for the whole stay) but wound up spending less overall. By the way, Philippine islands are a great place to dive and snorkel. Don't be afraid to explore the islands on your own. There are great deals and wonderful sites to see.

    Reviewed July 29, 2018

    Dear Andrew thank you for the review. We are sorry that we left you disappointed. As for the cancellation fees, this is rather common for hotels. The discrepancy for transfer and rooms is based on 2 points during the months of July to October. We offer a low season promotion on the rooms, therefore the difference gets less. And the second and most important point is the price. We charge USD 100 PER WAY, which is pretty the usual tariff in Anilao. This would be 200 USD both ways. Am surprised that you stated 400 usd for both ways ?. May I know where you get this information from, as also on our website the rates are stated Again, thank you for review and the possible misunderstanding about the transfer. Hope you would give us another chance to visit in the Future Have a nice day Martin

    Responded August 03, 2018
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    8.0
    Excellent
    Abbie from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Very good”

    The food is too pricey and limited choices. I think that’s the only improvement they need. But, our overall stay was great. Good amenities, very clean surroundings and perfect view of the beach.

    Reviewed July 15, 2018

    Dear Abbie Thank you for the stay and the review. Glad that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. As for the choices, we took note of it and try to check what we can do. We always try our best to adapt to the different taste buds and options we have, considering the quite remote location and the different nationalities. Regarding the prices, I took also note of this and will discuss it with management. However, some prices might seem a bit high but they are also good for 2 persons. In any case, thank you again for the visit and hope to have you soon back Martin, in the name of the whole Team

    Responded July 17, 2018
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    4.0
    Janeth from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Pros Cons”

    Pros - polite staff, big room and bathroom BUT NO TV, nice pool Cons - 3 hrs drive, DIRTY BEACH felt bad for the nature, paid 2500k boat to get to a nice beach and P50 fee each head, stiff stairs going to room but worth the view, food is boarder line below average, BE READY FOR THE LANGAW ATTACK LIKE A LOT! I GUESS THIS RESORT IS GOOD FOR DIVERS FOR SNORKLERS BETTER GO TO PLANET DIVE

    Reviewed July 09, 2018

    Dear Janeth Thank you for the review and honest comments. Happy to read that with Room, pool and Staff you were content. Sorry to hear that some parts did not satisfy you. We are specialized for Scuba divers, therefore most of our guests are diving and not really looking for a TV. Should be also posted in the Info as far as I know. Like almost all resorts in our area, we are built on a hill. Regarding the food, we always try our best to satisfy the taste buds of our guests. Which is sometimes not too easy, given the fact that we cater to many different nationalities. With regards to the beach, rest assured that we clean the beach every day but right now with the wind, its likely that parts of garbage and plastic ends up on our beach. Due to a Typhoon some time ago, there is no more sand. Therefore we offer the option of "Island hopping" to visit a white sand beach nearby. Thank you again for the visit Martin in the name of the whole Team

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    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Margriet from Netherlands
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 6 nights in January 2018

    The perfect resort for divers”

    Casual atmosphere, perfect service, well organized dive center, good food, nice swimming pool. For underwater photographers a separate room for cameras and for charging of the batteries. We really recommend this place!

    Reviewed January 28, 2018

    Thank you very much Margriet for your review and we are glad you enjoyed the place. Hope to see you soon again with us in Buceo Anilao Beach & Dive Resort Martin, in the name of the whole Team

    Responded January 29, 2018
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Russell from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    Great dive resort”

    Really enjoyed our short (2 night) stay here, wish I could have made it longer! Wonderful staff that was helpful, friendly, and accommodating. Cute rooms with a beautiful view, good food, and great diving! Would certainly recommend Buceo Anilao to a friend and would definitely come back again myself.

    Reviewed December 18, 2017

    Dear Russell thank you very much for the stay and the nice review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and would be very happy to have you back with us soon Merry Christmas in advance Martin, in the name of the whole Team

    Responded December 20, 2017
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    8.0
    Excellent
    Maria from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    Diving Paradise”

    The owners were so accommodating. The rooms were huge. We loved the welcome drinks plus the buffet breakfast was good.

    Reviewed December 11, 2017

    Dear Maria thank you very much for the nice review and kind words. We are of course very happy with that we would be pleased to have you back soon Martin, in the name of the whole Team

    Responded December 18, 2017
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    7.6
    Very good
    Claudia from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 7 nights in October 2017

    Decent resort, great diving”

    Pros: good transfer, Romnick had eagle eyes as a DM, good staff. Great diving. Cons: some DMs make more effort than others to critter spot.

    Reviewed October 22, 2017

    Dear Claudia thank you for the nice review and the visit. Glad you enjoyed and happy to hear about Romnick. I had a talk with the Resort manager and I think due to some unforeseen circumstances we had to change you the guide for the last 2 days. He is in general a very experienced guide but maybe did not fell so well that day. In any case, sorry to hear and rest assured that we have a look into it. Thank you again and all the best Martin, in the name of the whole Management & Team

    Responded October 22, 2017
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ka from Hong Kong
    Group
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

    Excellent Service and Environment”

    It was a wonderful stay. You can't expect more from their super friendly staff. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed October 10, 2017

    Dear Ka thank you very much for the visit and the nice comments. We are of course very happy to read it and with pleasure I will inform the staff about it as well. Again, thank you for the visit and hopefully until soon Martin, in the name of the whole Management & Team

    Responded October 11, 2017
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    8.8
    Excellent
    Donald from Philippines
    Group
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Class, Clean, Relaxing place to stay in Anilao batangas”

    The place is well maintained, staff are so friendly and the food is very good. Very nice infinity pool and the room given to us was all we need for a relaxing weekend. Wifi is very fast and the view in their balcony is just majestic. Will surely come back. If you want just relaxation this is a perfect place to stay. Quite concerned though that their parking is far from the hotel you need to take a boat ride from parking to hotel..

    Reviewed October 09, 2017

    Hi Donald thank you very much for the visit and the review. We are happy that you enjoyed the place and hope you come back to visit us soon. As for the parking, this is true if you come with your own vehicle, the parking is around 5 minutes away by boat ride. We have a path way to the resort but no car access. However, the parking is guarded and the door is closed, so far we had no problem with it. This parking is used by several resorts in the area. Again, thank you very much for the visit and hopefully until soon Martin , in the name of the whole Management & Team

    Responded October 11, 2017
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jennifer from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Exceptional”

    It was a nice place to relax with family..great staff!!

    Reviewed October 07, 2017

    Dear Jennifer Thank you for the stay with us and the nice review ! We are of course very happy about it and we would love to have you and your famiy another time with us. Thank you again and have a nice day Martin, in the name of the whole Management & Team

    Responded October 08, 2017
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    8.0
    Excellent
    Jojor from Indonesia
    Group
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Friendly Staff and Great View with the Infinity pools”

    I would like to say that this resort is really good for scuba diver or just relaxing from hectic busy city in manila. The room so great (Bali looks) and the foods also so delicious.

    Reviewed September 13, 2017

    Dear Jojor thank you very much for the nice review and staying with us. We are of course happy that you enjoyed the stay with us and hope to see you soon again with us All the best Management & the whole Team

    Responded September 14, 2017
    Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort
    2.4
    Gairy from United States
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View Cabana
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Unable to travel directly to resort. Resort website does not mention need to take ferry.”

    Website fails to mention need to take ferry to resort. Only access to resort from the mainland is a large black sign and small gate, which is lock before 7pm. No direct road leading to resort. GPS gives direction down a dead end road.

    Reviewed July 14, 2017

    Dear Gairy Thank you for the email and the feedback. Its true that there is no information yet on the website and we are going to change that. The reason is that almost all our guest arrive with transportation organized with us. For Agoda Guests in fact there is a info in the system of Agoda upon booking to contact us in advance by Phone to give you the proper instruction. Because depending on the season, we have 2 different pick up points. GPS will not lead you to the parking, this is correct, the GPS shows the actual location of the resort. While we do have a pathway, its not possible with car, plus its more convenient to bring the guests by boat. As for the gate, if we are informed in advance its not locked. It might be that the gate is closed, but its not locked. We are sorry for the inconvenience but hope I was able to explain it a bit better. Thank you very much Martin

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