Travel Diary: Anilao Getaway

Last week of October, my boyfriend and I had a small weekend getaway in Anilao, Batangas. We stayed for 2 days and 1 night at Bagalangit Hideaways Resort which we scored at Ensogo Deals for an affordable price.

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Coming from Cubao, we took a bus ride via Ceres Bus Liner going to Batangas Central Terminal for almost 2 hours . At the terminal, we took a jeepney ride to Anilao Port for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the traffic situation. Then we had a tricycle going to Bagalangit for almost 30 minutes. Just a few reminders, always be mindful of the places when going to the following destinations. We got a little lost because we were busy chit-chatting. (In short, naligaw kami kakadaldal! )

Upon arrival at the resort, we were welcomed with two glassed of iced tea. We presented the voucher we purchased at Ensogo and checked in our room. The room was fully air-conditioned with a spacious bathroom and closet. It has also a cabled TV set and lots of electrical sockets for gadgets. They also have clean towels, how nice.

It was almost merienda time when we arrived and we haven’t ate lunch so we ordered some before exploring the place. Meals which are included in the deal are: 1 lunch, dinner and 1 breakfast (all in form of buffet). We pay for our lunch this time because we will use our free lunch the next day before checking out. The meals serves 2 persons costing around 350 pesos each. (A bit pricey for me)

Unfortunately, the weather was a little off for snorkeling and other activities so we decided to just swim in the pool instead and take some pictures.

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After having a swim, it was dinner time. We had a buffet set including a soup, pork barbecue, fried chicken, and a spicy dish which I can’t remember the name. Their foods are good except for that super spicy dish which I didn’t finished. It was really spicy.

We decided to chill out for a little bit before going to our room. We had our little karaoke session which requires 5 pesos per song.

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The next day, we had our chance of trying the beach activities after having our breakfast. Snorkeling is our first try and my first time. I am not really a swimmer not even a good one so I was kind of hesitant to dive into the water even though I wore a life jacket. But because it is the coral reefs that made Anilao famous, and it will be such a waste not to try, I was convinced. Good thing Moi is a good swimmer and we have an instructor assisting us. I only tried it for I think 15 to 20 minutes. The reefs are really superb, the marine life there are one of the nature’s finest. My boyfriend tried diving a bit deeper to have a better sight of it. (How unfortunate that we don’t have an underwater camera)

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After a few minutes of resting, we tried the Kayak. It was such a nice experience though I’m really scared that we were going farther away from the shore. You can see the reef even from just sitting there at the Kayak. The water is color aqua blue and green, and it is so clear.

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There is a scuba diving session that they are offering for 3,000 pesos each, 25 minutes of instructing and 30 minutes of scuba diving. They also have rental of Jet Ski for 4,000 pesos an hour.

We had our lunch before checking out. Overall, the place has nice and clean views, complete facilities, good food and accommodating staff. And the most rewarding part is the marine life, so damn beautiful.

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If you are looking for an escape just a few hours away outside the city, this is perfect place to be. For more details, visit their website: www.bhi-resort.net and for more affordable deals: www.ensogo.com.ph

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