It appears that diving and Anilao are synonymous with each other. Many a scuba enthusiast would identify Anilao as one of the best dive destinations in the Philippines, and even possibly, in Asia, as its waters teem with marine life including corals and an amazing variety of fishes. But while Anilao is the more popular destination in Mabini, Batangas, there is also Bagalangit (literally, fire sky, and also in Mabini) that is as beautiful and as sought-after by diving enthusiasts.
Dotting the shorelines of Anilao and Bagalangit and indeed, of Mabini, Batangas, are innumerable resorts that cater to every kind of diver, snorkeler or someone who just wants to be away from the hustle and bustle of life and commune with nature.
One of the newer ones (it opened April 2014) is Charm Hotel & Dive Resort – a unique enclave in sitio Looc in barangay Bagalangit (Mabini, Batangas), that offers five-star hotel facilities, amenities and services in a boutique hotel-like ambience.
It sets itself apart from the other resorts and hotels of Anilao, with its well-appointed ensuite rooms (currently, there are 6), well-designed common/public spaces (large dine and chill-out areas and a swimming pool) and first-class and attentive services (state-of-the-art kitchen, great food, fresh sheets, island-hopping arrangements and cove and dive spots visits) – it is luxury without the stuffiness. Charm Hotel & Dive Resort is not your typical diver haunt or lodging; it is actually your home by the sea.