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If you want total relaxation, whilst experiencing some very good diving, then the Ananyana Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect place for you.
Hidden away on the opposite side of the island to the busy Alona beach, the Ananyana Beach Resort & Spa is a real slice of island paradise. The white powdery beach is lapped by aquamarine waters and the beach resort is set in a beautiful green garden with palms towering high above.
The restaurant and chill-out area consist of two breezy Philippine-style buildings, a beautiful swimming pool and hammocks aplenty, scattered throughout the garden. The food is absolutely first-class, from the delicious tiger-prawn green curry to homemade ice cream and the must-have caramel flambé! The service here is second to none, with the friendly staff always there to help throughout your stay.
The rooms are located in one building, amongst the palm trees, in the lovely spacious garden. Each room has its own verandah or balcony equipped with a hammock to while away the hours. The rooms are spacious and simplistically decorated and have large en-suite bathrooms.
The dive centre is extremely efficient, with two divemasters who know the waters back to front, giving you the best possible experience. All equipment is replaced regularly, so is in good condition. The large, new dive boat is very comfortable, with sunbeds for relaxing in between dives. Dive groups are always kept small to ensure that you get the very best out of the diving. Everything is done for you, so you can simply sit back and enjoy the fantastic diving on offer.
From Ananyana you can embark on adventures to Bohol to see the 'chocolate hills' and tarsiers, or you can take a boat trip up the River Loboc. Ananyana also has a fantastic spa, where the wide range of treatments offered really allow you to relax and unwind.
When not diving or experiencing the many sights these islands have to offer, rest and relaxation is certainly the order of the day.
Why we love it
You've got to try the caramel flambé at the Ananyana - a bit like bread and butter pudding but alight, and drenched in hot caramel sauce!
Louisa, Original Diver