Solitude Acacia

Anilao is widely considered to be the best macro diving destination in the Philippines and perhaps the second worldwide behind Lembeh Strait. It is easy to get there on a two-hour transfer from NAIA airport in Manila or by boat to Batangas from many locations in the Philippines.

The Anilao coastline offers black sand and rocky shore areas on the Verde Strait, where some very special macro critters can be found. Further out, there are dive spots, where you can encounter schooling fish and coral reefs.

Famous for its diverse variety of nudibranch species, Anilao is definitely a must-dive destination for avid underwater photographers.

Our Favourite Resort in Anilao

Solitude Acacia has long been our favourite resort in Anilao due to the all-round fantastic service, attention to detail, and inclusivity.

The Resort

With three thoughtfully designed room types over three accommodation blocks, there is bound to be a room that fits your style. Wake up to views of the Verde Strait and watch the sun set over it from your balcony after a day of fantastic diving for Nudibranchs.

All rooms at Solitude are air-conditioned and have internet access, personal toiletries, daily housekeeping and a turndown service. The 24 hour guest service desk is on hand to help you with  anything you need at anytime you need it.

Dive Anilao

With over 40 dive sites in the area, there is plenty to explore, from muck to reefs; Anilao has a bit of everything. That said, the claim to fame is undoubtedly the macro life that abounds in the area. Nudibranchs, Rhinopias, Pygmy Seahorses, and Octopus can be found in the sand or rocky slopes of the dive sites surrounding Mabini and Maricaban Island. You will encounter critters you have never seen before, carefully spotted for you by your experienced dive guide.

You can even send us a wish list, and we will work with Solitude to do our best to ensure you get that photo op you have been craving.

The Camera Room

Solitude Acacia Die Resort | Camera room | Infinite Blue Dive TravelWe cannot talk about Solitude Acacia without mentioning probably one of the best camera rooms/lounges we have used. Large, impeccably clean workstations, power outlets all over the show, and the icing on the cake?

A super comfy lounge with a flat-screen tv, where you can view your images and video in A/C comfort. If you would like more info about the photo facilities at the resort, don’t hesitate to drop us a line.

Food at Solitude Acacia

Dining at Solitude Acacia | Infinite Blue Dive TravelThe food at Solitude Acacia is outstanding and is one of the major highlights of a stay here.

Enjoy exquisite flavours and greenhouse views at the Acacia Restaurant, where panoramic ocean vistas and a fusion of Asian, local, and Western cuisines meet to create quite the dining experience.

The inclusive kitchen offers excellent variety for those on a plant-based diver diet. Get in touch for more information about the eating at Solitude.


Kindly note that dive and accommodation packages exclude transfers, but these can be arranged for you. Anilao Park fee is currently 250PHp per day.


  • Wake up to views of the Verde Strait.
  • Breakfast.
  • Head out for dives one and two at around 7.30.
  • Snacks between dives on the boat.
  • Back to Solitude Acacia for a fantastic lunch.
  • The third dive of the day is scheduled at 14:00.
  • Back to the resort for afternoon snacks, edit photos, and relax until dinner.
  • Watch the sunset over the Verde Strait.


Dive Packages

Solitude 4D|3N
from $700 USDper person
  • Accomodation in a Deluxe room, based on double occupancy.
  • 6 dives with air fills.
  • Full board, includes afternoon tea and snacks.
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Solitude 8D|7N
from $1775 USDper person
  • Accomodation in a Deluxe room, based on double occupancy.
  • 18 dives with air fills.
  • Full board, includes afternoon tea and snacks.
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Solitude 15D|14N
from $3305 USDper person
  • A/C accommodation with breakfast. Based on double occupancy.
  • 39 dives with air fills.
  • Full board, includes afternoon tea and snacks
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