Solana Resort

A short 2.5 hour drive south of Manila is Anilao, Batangas. A typical weekend getaway for locals and for many foreign tourists looking to de-stress and be close to the water. More importantly, this coastal city is recognized for its phenomenal diving sites. Dive Solana Resort is a well known resort and a favourite of divers. (Well known enough that a crew from BBC media stationed themselves here for three weeks last month to film a documentary on underwater life.)

I am not a diver, however – I was just here to relax by the sea and enjoy comfortable modern accommodations with extremely friendly service.

Dining Area

Spot the baby sharks