The stunning Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort at dusk (Image by Aiyanar)

Over the years, Anilao has become one of the most popular diving destinations in the Philippines. Strategically located in Mabini, Batangas, only 2-3 hours drive from Metro Manila, Anilao is home to a wide variety of dive sites. Thanks to Anilao being declared a marine protected area in the 1970s, it is home to deeper and more challenging sites like Mainit Point, Bahura Kanto, Mapating, Larry’s Garden and Twin Rocks can see occurrences of schooling fish like Barracuda and Trevally.  On many dives you can see large brain, table and stag horn corals mixed in with soft corals, sponges and gorgonians.  The highlight of diving at Anilao is, however, its variety of macro critters including Giant, Clown and Hairy Frogfish, Wonderpus, Flamboyant Cuttlefish and the more recently discovered Rhinopias.

With a rich marine biodiversity within an environment maintained and protected by the local communities, Anilao continues to be one of the foremost marine conservation and diving destinations of the Philippines.

Located at the heart of the peninsula, Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort is the epitome of a stylish resort that strives to make staying ashore as pleasurable as diving itself. Perched on the mountainside, Aiyanar presents you with a grand panoramic view of the sunset against the ocean's vast expanse.


Take comfort in the luxuriously furnished rooms. Spend the day at the clubhouse and sample the sumptuous dishes catered by Sweet Bella, or lounge by the pool and soak up the sun. For the more playful guests, a variety of equipment is available for sports such as football, volleyball, badminton, and table tennis. Other facilities are available for those interested in water sports, such as jet skiing, wakeboarding, banana boat, fun 4 all and Redondo.

Elegantly designed to blend perfectly with its natural landscape, Aiyanar’s 48 rooms are spread over two floors, that provide an awe-inspiring sea view. 

The warmly-lit rooms are inviting for a well-deserved rest, complemented by soft pillows and high thread-count sheets for a good night's sleep. All rooms are well-furnished with all the amenities typical of a modern resort. Each room is also adorned with its own balcony area offering sea views over the sprawling manicured lawn below.


With it's open-air dining area, the clubhouse provides an excellent venue for dining, where one can feel the fresh sea breeze and watch the sun set while sampling the exquisite meals prepared by our in-house chefs.


With a clear view of the sea and surrounded by a lush garden, the Aiyanar infinity pool is the perfect place to soak up the sun or just to wind down after an activity-filled day. Enjoy a smoothie, or an ice cold cocktail, while watching the sun setting on the Anilao coastline to end a perfect Aiyanar day. For those that wish to take up dive courses at Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort, the infinity pool is a two-sided pool with one side having a depth of 15 feet.

Dive Centre

Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort has every tool to make a diver's and, especially, an underwater photographer's stay a pleasant and seamless experience. The boats have been custom-designed to be longer and wider to become better-suited for carrying UW photographers and their equipment. In addition, Aiyanar has 4 fast boats of different sizes to make dive trips to farther destinations such as Verde Island and Puerto Galera, more accessible.

The Dive Center is complete with gear and tools to suit all diving needs. It is a spacious and well-designed space that assists in the efficient flow of divers departing and arriving at the resort during peak operations.

Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort offers dive packages to dive sites in and around Anilao, Batangas, including Verde Island and Puerto Galera.

Camera Room

The camera room can comfortably house 18 Photographers actively working on their cameras; with provisions for double the number if needed.

Equipment such as air hoses are in place, ready for blasting and drying wet cameras. Camera Tables are covered in a non-slip rubber material which helps to keep all your gear in one place while you prepare for your dive.

Price:  From USD$1615  £1077  EUR 1242 per person twin share 


  • 7 nights accommodation in a Casitas Room on a twin share basis
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) daily
  • 10 boat dives on air
  • Tanks, weights and guide
  • Return airport transfers from Manila

Not included in the price:

  • Rental dive equipment if required
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Airfares

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.

A Casita Room (Image by Aiyanar Resort)

Aiyanar Resort from the air (Image by Aiyanar Resort drone)

The resort is designed with rooms in a line so that each has a view of the sea (Image by Aiyanar Resort)

Deluxe Room (Image by Aiyanar Resort)

Fresh flowers in the bathroom (Image by Aiyanar Resort)

Cabanas by the pool are a great place to relax between dives (Image by Aiyanar Resort)

The well equipped camera room (Image by Aiyanar Resort)

Deluxe Room (Image by Aiyanar Resort)

Suite (Image by Aiyanar Resort)

Fresh fruit at breakfast (Image by Aiyanar Resort)

The beautiful horizon pool (Image by Aiyanar Resort)

The spacious dive briefing area (Image by Aiyanar Resort)

All rooms are self-contained with modern bathrooms (Image by Aiyanar Resort)

Relax before dinner with a drink at the bar (Image by Aiyanar Resort)

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