Friday, November 11, 2011

Anilao Getaway

For the Halloween long weekend, we decided to go to a beach town that I haven't visited in years, probably because I'm not a diver. Our trip to Anilao was one of the long drives that put a smile on my face. From Alabang, it only took us a total of 1.5 hours, all because of the Sto. Tomas expressway being connected to the Star Tollway. The next thing you'll know, you're in Batangas City, and just 30 minutes away from Mabini, where Anilao is.



We passed through winding roads, and pink and magenta houses along the coastal road. The scenery was pleasant, and as you head up towards the resorts like Solana and Vivire Azure, it gets more peaceful. I actually didn't feel I was in Batangas. I think the modernization of San Juan's beaches have made it somewhat like Nasugbu already. Anilao still has that laid back charm.


We stayed in a house owned by the friend of our companions. At first, we were worried about the look of the house, since we had to park near the road and traverse downwards towards a small fishing village. Good thing this view greeted us when we set foot in the house.


The mood was perfect. Anilao coastline is rocky, thus, you only get patches of sand. In our case, our part of the coast was pure rocks. But the view from here was amazing. And we weren't even perched high on a cliff. It was an oasis in the middle of a quaint fishing village, and this made it more charming indeed.


The beach house was small, but well kept and just appropriate for all 8 of us. It had that beach vibe going on, with sliding doors opening the house to the outdoors. There was a small dipping pool in front and a patio where the everyone got together.



The second floor was where the beds were located. There was no separate bedrooms, just one huge space for all beds. There were two beds up in the attic as well. But the best part was the balcony, where one can just watch the sunset on a swinging pod. I really loved how the place can be so relaxing and inviting given the small space.



It was already getting dark when we arrived, so we hadn't had the chance to visit Sombrero Island (the small island to the right of the picture below) where there was a nice white sand beach. We decided to hire a boat instead the next day to explore more of the islands we saw from a distance.


Anilao did surprise me. The last time I was here I think was in College, at Eagle Point. The same resorts were still alive, like old timer Vistamar, the diver's spot Outrigger, the popular Solana and the newest luxury resort to open, Vivire Azure (owned also by Vivire Suites in Alabang).


That night, we cooked our dinner and played card games the whole night. The sea wind was cool and the company as great. We even waded into the sea at night. It was a satisfying finish to a long day.


The house featured here is privately owned, but it can be rented out through this blog. Please contact me via email or post a comment if you wish to do so.




31 comments:

  1. Hi Rj. I would like to rent this. How do I contact you? Do you mind sending me a message through 09175970697? Thank you. -Honey Cruzada

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  2. Hello, may i get the details on renting this place? Thanks! maanrodriguez@gmail.com

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  3. Hi, would like to know the rate per day. Please email me the details, bmanlulo@yahoo.com Thanks!

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  4. Hi all! You may get in touch with Ron. His number is 0920 9062669. You may contact him directly for rates and all, since I am not connected to this property. Thanks!

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  5. Hi, can you please let me know the rates for this house for May 19 to May 20. 12 to 15 pax :) Thank you so much :)
    My email is mich1979_uy@yahoo.com

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  6. HI, may I know the rates for this rest house? You may text me at 09323837671 or 09208115149. Thanks.

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  7. Hello! :) May I know the rates for this house. My email, kentace24@yahoo.com. THANKS!

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  8. Hi! Great blog entry. I'm sold. Could you kindly email me info on how I can rent this house for a day? Thank you!
    DJ.JENA@YAHOO.COM

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    1. Please call 0920 9062669 and look for Ron. Thanks!

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  9. Please email me the rate of this place overnight stay and maximum allowable heads and other details at garciajeffrey1@gmail.com

    thanks,

    jeff

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  10. hi can you send me the details:) (rates,map,contact numbers.. etc..)nenengbisyo@gmail.com thank you very much

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  11. can we rent this on june 16? how much overnight? can we have access to the beach?? please reply.. thanks.. you can mail me at hulyaana@yahoo.com .. need it badly.. asap.. for our friend's despedida party....

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  12. Please text me the rental rate for this house and the inclusions as well. 09173265582. Thanks. Advise me too if it is available on June 10 and 11.

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  13. Hi,

    Place looks great!
    May I request for more details esp on rates and booking info.
    Pls send it to my email - grace.fiber@yahoo

    Thanks!
    Grace

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    1. Please call 0920 9062669 and look for Ron.

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  14. This made me reminiscing. :) The first and only time I was in Anilao was during college and in Eagles point as well. Was with my long time bf whom I'll be marrying soon. Back then, we promised of going back but somehow had forgotten until I read this. Hopefully, I get a hold of the number you've provided RJ, really wanting to go back soon to relive that promise. Thanks.

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  15. This made me reminiscing. :) The first and only time I was in Anilao was during college and in Eagles point as well. Was with my long time bf whom I'll be marrying soon. Back then, we promised of going back but somehow had forgotten until I read this. Hopefully, I get a hold of the number you've provided RJ, really wanting to go back soon to relive that promise. Thanks.

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  16. Hi!! Can I have the rates and capacity of this beach house? I'm planning an outing with my highschool friends eh. Thanks!! nixieebee@yahoo.com

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  17. Can i have the rates for this resort? email me at jbasa@bkasiapacific.com

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  18. can i have the contact number and the rates for this resort please?email me at shaneika_nineteen@yahoo.com or text me 09098956393..i need the response asap pls..for this march 9-10..thanks in advance..

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  19. can i have the contact number and the rates for this resort please?email me at shaneika_nineteen@yahoo.com or text me 09098956393..i need the response asap pls..for this march 9-10..thanks in advance..

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  20. Did anyone got the contact details for this place? Please share.

    Thanks.

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    1. http://lifeis-bea-utiful.blogspot.com/search/label/ANILAO

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  21. http://lifeis-bea-utiful.blogspot.com/search/label/ANILAO

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  22. I would appreciate if you can send me the accommodation rates for APRIL 18 for 20 pax. Thanks! jzenister@gmail.com

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  23. Could you send me your contact number together with the rates and capacity of this house asap? @kimskeevelasco@yahoo.com.ph

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  24. Hi! Can you send me the rate for this house? clarizarizaldo@gmail.com Thanks!

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  25. Can you send me the rates for this place asap? clarizarizaldo@gmail.com Thanks!

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  26. Hi! Are there availabilities for Dec. 27-29, 11 pax. What are the rates? Pls. text me at 0922-846-2086

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    1. Hi! I am not associated with the property so please call 0920 9062669 and look for Ron. Thanks!

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