J1 Resort: One of Anilao's Best Diving Accommodation

December 16, 2019

A four-hour drive haven away from Manila is now found in this place we found on Airbnb. As I look for a place to stay for my birthday celebration, I have come across this place.


Some of you don't know, Anilao is one of the Philippines' best diving spots. The convenience and availability of the place to the traveler coming from Manila is one factor that will really be considered as it will only take you about three to four hours drive, and 5-15 minutes boat ride to get to your accommodation.

J1 Resort is a private resort in Anilao, Mabini Batangas managed by a Filipino family who turned their property into a place for travelers who wanted some alone time and relax with the view of the ocean. Perfect for anyone who craves for the sea, the serenity, and the peace of mind.


The room that we booked is good for 2-5 Persons. There's one king-size bedroom upstairs, and an L-shape sofa that converts into a queen-size bed should anyone want to use it. Under the stairs, a folding bed is also available.

The amenities of the room include a kitchen, dining area, a rest-room with a hot shower, and a refrigerator available at your disposal, a television. Sadly, Netflix and a Wi-Fi connection is not available in this place.

Should you want to cook and prepare your own meal, you may use the outside kitchen for cooking because the one inside the room is only for washing and preparation. 

They also have other rooms available that are good for 2-3 Pax, their room's maximum capacity is 5 Persons only.

Sample computation of Entire Apartment Room for 4 Pax amounting to Php 6,379.00 

The price of the room changes depending on the room type you are booking, and the number of pax staying in one room. The lowest that you can book is amounting to Php2500++, meaning Cleaning Fee and Service fee is not yet included.

Bungalow Room - Anilao Romantic Hideaway for 2-3 Pax. 2

Sample computation for the Bungalow Room listed on top. 
For sample computation, I have attached above a screenshot of how much it will cost to book the said room for 2 Persons. This room is the one on top of the property with the perfect view of the ocean.


  1. You will need to create your own Airbnb account and download the app.
  2. Click [HERE] to get directed on the listing.
  3. Just input the date of your stay.
  4. Check-out and pay via Credit or Debit Card. I use my GCASH Mastercard to book, or you can also use your Paymaya Card
  5. Wait for the host to confirm the reservation and you're good to go!

  • This is a private resort owned by a Filipino family who opened doors of their resthouse to people who would want to experience some alone time right in front of the beach. 
  • There is a parking area available near the place. The overnight fee for parking is Php150.00 per night, per car. 
  • You can ask the staff to buy and cook food for you, just be generous when giving them a tip.
  • You can choose to ride a boat from the parking area to the place. The host will provide you the number of their caretakers whom you can contact once you arrive at the vicinity. 
  • You can opt to just walk from the other entrance, near the Statue in J1 Resort. It's a stairs made of stone that leads to the very room. 

  • The place is perfect for a couple or a family group who wants some quiet time and serene ambiance with the view of the ocean. 
  • Everything inside the place is well-thought-of based on the needs and usage of every guest. 
  • The room is spacious to accommodate our group of 4 pax.
  • The bedroom is so intimate that it made everything romantic.
  • The staffs are all approachable and accommodating. 
  • There is no Wi-Fi connection, so if what you're looking for is a quiet haven, this is the perfect one for you. 
  • There is a dirty kitchen that is available for your own use. 

  • Chasing sunsets 
  • Snorkeling and Diving (Free)
  • Kayaking (Free)
  • Island Hopping 
  • Reading a book.
  • Wine Night 
  • Stargazing 
  • Gathering and Social Celebration 

Deciding to book this place to celebrate my 25th birthday is really one of the best decisions I've made.  The place is perfect for the intimate time I needed with my loved ones. Although we are a small group, we were able to enjoy the entire place. 

We stayed here for 3 days and 2 nights, and I can tell you that it is not enough. Although you barely have any activities you can do at the place, you will surely miss the quiet and the hospitality of the people.

I was still enjoying the art of cooking, so preparing food for the people that are important to me is something I surely will treasure. We were able to enjoy a nice meal without worrying about the stress of the metro, nor the problem we have at home. It is as if it is definitely our sweet escape.

Are we going back? Definitely! And I cannot wait to book another week maybe if I could just to enjoy life in the most serene way possible. Overall, this place is one of the best places I could recommend to you all. 

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More photos from our trip~

If you're looking for other places that you can stay in at Anilao, Batangas I have here a place that's more affordable and budget-friendly. 

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