Solitude Acacia Dive Resort

3.75
(1 REVIEW)

Destination: Philippines

Barangay Ligaya, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines | Full board from $230++/ppn

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solitude acacia Resort Quick Pitch

Having opened its doors in 2020 after a complete two-year renovation, the Solitude Acacia Resort is the perfect getaway located along the tranquil coast of the Philippines. Here, guests can enjoy a variety of activities such as scuba diving and island hopping, or simply relax and get away from the hustle of city life.

 

Quick Information 

  • No of Rooms: 25
  • Dive Center: On-site
  • Amenities: AC, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, babysitting, dive center with camera workstations
  • WiFi: Yes, free
  • Nearest Airport: Manila International Airport
  • Airport shuttle: Yes, surcharge
 

 

How to Get There

International guests can fly into the Manila International Airport (MNL.) From there, it is approximately 120 - 180 minutes by car to the Solitude Acacia Resort. The Solitude Acacia Resort can arrange a car or van transfer to and from the airport for guests for an additional cost. 

 

Dive Overview 

The Anilao diving scene is dominated by its world-class muck dives, a wide array of rare critters, and unique blackwater diving experience. Prepare your critter list, pack your underwater photo gear, and head to Anilao. You'll be surprised how many you manage to cross off within a week of scuba diving Anilao.

Saying that Anilao is a critter haven and paradise for macro underwater photographers is almost of an understatement. There is more to this Philippines diving destination that you could ask for. With healthy reefs nearby, wide-angle opportunities are also present. 

Watch this awesome video to give you a great feel for what it would be like to dive in Anilao!

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Accommodations

Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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solitude Resort Accommodation Overview

The Solitude Acacia Resort's 25 spacious rooms are all fully airconditioned, come with free Wi-Fi, in-room coffee/tea making facilities, a refrigerator/mini bar, and an LCD TV. The accommodates are all designed with a modern aesthetic and come complete with an ensuite bathroom.

 

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  • The Sea View Suite is located on the highest floor and gives an amazing view of the sea and horizon. There are a total of 4 Sea View Suites, all of which are 42 square meters and feature either a twin bed or a king bed. The suite can comfortably accommodate two adults and two children (below 12 years old.)

 

  • Similar to the Sea View Suite, the Garden View Suite is configured with either a twin bed or a king bed. While the room does not have the same view as a sea room, the Garden View Suite more than makes up for it with its size. It is one of the largest rooms in the hotel, being 56 square meters. The suite can comfortably accommodate two adults and two children (below 12 years old.)
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  • Located on the ground and first levels, the Sea View Deluxe offers guests an amazing view of the resort's swimming pool and the ocean. There are a total of 9 units that are configured with either a twin bed or a king bed. The suite can comfortably accommodate two adults and one child (below 12 years old.)

 

  • Located near the reception area, the Deluxe Rooms are also just a short walk away from the resort's other amenities such as the restaurant and pool. The rooms range from 27 to 37 square meters and also come with either a twin bed or king bed. 
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Resort Facilities

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Solitude acacia Resort Features

  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Conference room
  • Laundry service
  • Dive center
  • Camera workstations & lounge

 

solitude acacia Resort Food & Drinks

Open from 7 AM until 12 midnight, Oliver's Restaurant serves guests a variety of local and international cuisine. The botanical-themed restaurant is located on the second level. Surrounded by 180° of glass, guests can enjoy the breezy atmosphere as they look over the sea and pool.

The Dive Bar is open from 4 PM to 9 PM and serves guests a variety of different beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, perfect to relax and unwind with. The Dive Bar is also located above the dive center, making it a great spot for catching up with other divers while enjoying the beautiful sunset.  

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solitude acacia resort activities

  • Scuba diving
  • Scuba diving courses
  • Beach hopping
  • Land-based tours

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Package & Rates

Solitude Acacia Resort Rates

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air dive packages

All rates are per person and in USD.

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions]

Dive PackageNo. of DivesTwin/DoubleSingleTwin/DoubleSingleTwin/DoubleSingle
4 Days 3 Nights 6USD 855USD 1,115USD 750USD 960USD 700USD 870
5 Days 4 Nights 9USD 1,185USD 1,525USD 1,045USD 1,320USD 980USD 1,200
6 Days 5 Nights 12USD 1,505USD 1,930USD 1,335USD 1,675USD 1,255USD 1,525
7 Days 6 Nights 15USD 1,825USD 2,325USD 1,625USD 2,025USD 1,525USD 1,850
8 Days 7 Nights 18USD 2,120USD 2,695USD 1,890USD 2,350USD 1,775USD 2,150
9 Days 8 Nights 21USD 2,415USD 3,060USD 2,160USD 2,675USD 2,030USD 2,450
10 Days 9 Nights 24USD 2,705USD 3,415USD 2,420USD 2,990USD 2,275USD 2,740
11 Days 10 Nights 27USD 2,975USD 3,750USD 2,660USD 3,285USD 2,505USD 3,010
12 Days 11 Nights 30USD 3,230USD 4,065USD 2,895USD 3,565USD 2,730USD 3,270
13 Days 12 Nights 33USD 3,465USD 4,350USD 3,110USD 3,820USD 2,930USD 3,510
14 Days 13 Nights 36USD 3,685USD 4,620USD 3,310USD 4,060USD 3,125USD 3,735
15 Days 14 Nights 39USD 3,895USD 4,875USD 3,505USD 4,290USD 3,505USD 3,945
+Night after 14 Nights+3USD 275USD 345USD 250USD 300USD 235USD 280

 

EAn dive packages

All rates are per person and in USD.

Dive PackageNo. of DivesTwin/DoubleSingleTwin/DoubleSingleTwin/DoubleSingle
4 Days 3 Nights 6USD 890USD 1,150USD 785USD 995USD 735USD 900
5 Days 4 Nights 9USD 1,235USD 1,575USD 1,100USD 1,370USD 1,030USD 1,250
6 Days 5 Nights 12USD 1,575USD 1,995USD 1,405USD 1,745USD 1,320USD 1,595
7 Days 6 Nights 15USD 1,910USD 2,410USD 1,710USD 2,110USD 1,610USD 1,935
8 Days 7 Nights 18USD 2,225USD 2,800USD 1,995USD 2,455USD 1,880USD 2,250
9 Days 8 Nights 21USD 2,535USD 3,180USD 2,275USD 2,795USD 2,150USD 2,565
10 Days 9 Nights 24USD 2,840USD 3,550USD 2,555USD 3,125USD 2,410USD 2,875
11 Days 10 Nights 27USD 3,125USD 3,900USD 2,815USD 3,435USD 2,655USD 3,165
12 Days 11 Nights 30USD 3,400USD 4,230USD 3,065USD 3,730USD 2,895USD 3,440
13 Days 12 Nights 33USD 3,645USD 4,535USD 3,290USD 4,000USD 3,115USD 3,690
14 Days 13 Nights 36USD 3,885USD 4,820USD 3,510USD 4,255USD 3,320USD 3,930
15 Days 14 Nights 39USD 4,105USD 5,085USD 3,715USD 4,500USD 3,515USD 4,155
+Night after 14 Nights+3USD 275USD 345USD 250USD 315USD 250USD 295

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inclusions

  • Accommodation of package category
  • Indicated No. of Air or EAN Dives (for Certified Divers)
  • Full Board Standard Meal Plan (Table D’hôte or Buffet, Dinner only on Check-In Day and Breakfast only on Check-Out Day)
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Afternoon Tea & Snacks
  • Prevailing Government Tax

 

exclusions

  • Anilao Daily Diving Park Fee (if applicable)
  • All Equipment Necessary for Skin and SCUBA Diving (except Scuba Tanks, Weights and Weight Belt)
  • Additional Diving Excursions such as Night, Dusk, Dawn & Certain Special Trips (e.g. Full Day Trip to Verde Island), Any Island
  • Beach Hopping or other Land-Based Tours
  • Alcohol, Soft Drinks, and Other Food & Beverages other than what is offered in the Full Board Meal Plan.

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solitude Acacia Resort Room Rates

Prices are per person in USD. 

Accommodation

Double

Single

Garden View Deluxe Room

$200

$165

Sea view Deluxe Room

$240

$200

Garden View Suite

$320

$260

Sea view Suite

$320

$260

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ACACIA RESORT ROOM & Full board packages

Prices are per person in USD. 

Dive PackageTwin/DoubleSingleTwin/DoubleSingleTwin/DoubleSingle
4 Days 3 Nights USD 660USD 925USD 555USD 765USD 500USD 670
5 Days 4 Nights USD 885USD 1,235USD 750USD 1,025USD 680USD 905
6 Days 5 Nights USD 1,110USD 1,540USD 940USD 1,285USD 850USD 1,130
7 Days 6 Nights USD 1,330USD 1,840USD 1,125USD 1,535USD 1,020USD 1,355
8 Days 7 Nights USD 1,530USD 2,120USD 1,295USD 1,765USD 1,180USD 1,560
9 Days 8 Nights USD 1,725USD 2,385USD 1,465USD 1,990USD 1,330USD 1,760
10 Days 9 Nights USD 1,915USD 2,645USD 1,625USD 2,205USD 1,480USD 1,950
11 Days 10 Nights USD 2,095USD 2,890USD 1,775USD 2,410USD 1,620USD 2,135
12 Days 11 Nights USD 2,250USD 3,105USD 1,910USD 2,595USD 1,740USD 2,295
13 Days 12 Nights USD 2,400USD 3,305USD 2,035USD 2,760USD 1,855USD 2,445
14 Days 13 Nights USD 2,535USD 3,490USD 2,155USD 2,920USD 1,960USD 2,585
15 Days 14 Nights USD 2,660USD 3,665USD 2,260USD 3,060USD 2,060USD 2,710
+Night after 14 NightsUSD 190USD 345USD 250USD 215USD 145USD 190

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Dive Information

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Diving in Anilao

Anilao is famous for its huge biodiversity (probably one of the highest in the world). So far, more than 800 different kinds of nudibranches have been identified in the area. 50 excellent dive sites for macro & muck but also great wide-angle, even a wreck and a cave (like the whole Visayas in one place) and also wild and colorful coral reefs. This is a special destination for nudibranch lovers.

Marine Life includes pigmy sea-horses, nudibranchs, anthias, gobies, frogfishes, rare shrimps and crabs, 5 types of octopuses including blue ring, flamboyant cuttlefish, jacks, turtles, triggerfishes, cardinals, fusiliers, damsels, giant clams, clown fishes, groupers, mandarin fishes, moray eels including blue ribbon, barracudas, idols, parrotfish, batfish, snakes, scorpionfish, stonefish, lionfish, rhinopias, ghost pipefish, leaf, squids, cuttlefish, pufferfish, soft & hard corals, gorgonias, crinoids, sweetlips…etc. 

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Dive Center Information

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solitude acacia resort Dive Center Overview

The Solitude Acacia Resort's dive center is fully equipped to cater to all levels of divers, from beginners on their first dive to the experienced on their 100th. Open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, the Dive Center is also a great place to hone one's diving skills with its 12-person capacity classroom and a swimming pool perfect for training. Both the staff and the equipment here are state of the art, offering only the best for the Solitude Acacia's guests.

The Solitude Acacia Resort also comes with a state-of-the-art camera room with 28 individual camera stations and an adjoining camera lounge with comfortable furniture, a work counter, and large. It a photographers and videographer paradise. 

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Practical Information

  • Electricity: 220 V, 60 Hz
  • Time zone: UTC+8
  • Languages: Filipino & English
  • Accept Credit Cards?: Yes (Visa & Mastercard)

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Reviews (1)

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Acacia is a higher end resort in Anilao. Great location, nice people, and excellent diving.

Key highlights for me are as follows:
Excellent location: It is roughly in the middle of the stretch where all the dive sites are, making boat rides very short. The longest boat rides are about 15 min to Anilao Pier (to the north) and Secret Bay (to the south).
Beautiful grounds: The resort is named after a huge and ancient acacia tree in the middle of the property. It is beautiful, as is the rest of the property.
Flexible diving: I've hired private guides and boats and they will follow your schedule. Tell them what critters you are looking for and they'll help you find them.
Good food: Food is buffet style and is plentiful and tasty. The cuisine is Filipino food with some Western influence.
World class diving: read more about it on the Anilao page, but Anilao has one of the highest concentrations of marine biodiversity in the world. There is an amazing variety of fish and critters and Anilao is known as the nudibranch capital of the world, a name that is well deserved..

On the downside:
Cost: Acacia is on the higher end in Anilao and can be a fair bit more expensive than some of the other resorts in the area.
Rooms: The last time I went (2012), some of the rooms were starting to show their age. There was rust and general wear and tear on the furniture and fittings. Rooms are otherwise quite good and are clean with minimalist decor.

Visited on 04/2012 - Submitted on 02/06/2014

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