The Farm at San Benito: mecca for those who want to purify body and mind
There are just a few resort properties in the country that focus mainly on health and wellness. Some destination resorts have spas or limited wellness packages but only The Farm at San Benito is designed to have its entire plantation center on healing and rejuvenation.
Since opening its doors in 2002, The Farm has been a mecca for those who want to purify their body and mind without compromising on creature comforts. Featuring a blissful combination of detoxifying treatments, wellness programs and a special food cuisine, the resort has stayed firmly ahead of the rest of its imitators.
The Farm at San Benito (www.thefarmatsanbenito.com) is beautifully situated on a former coconut and coffee plantation, gently nestled in the foothills of Mount Malarayat filled with gardens, ponds, mountains, rivers, lagoons and waterfalls with an abundance of tropical flowers and plants.
Located about 90 minutes’ drive from Manila, The Farm is in the heart of Lipa City, Batangas. The 50-hectare plantation contains the 10 hectares specific for the resort. They have 33 villas with about 150 caring staff with specific wellness expertise.
The Farm’s most exclusive accommodation, The Lakan provides the ultimate in luxury with two bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms including indoor shower and bathtub, central living area, walled-in gardens with koi ponds, a kitchenette and bar area, maid’s quarters and a heated swimming pool with hydrojets and relaxation bale.
Located near the Reception, Mango Tree and the Master Villa, The Lakan is excellent for two couples traveling together, a group of friends or family getaway.
Other villa options
The Master Villa offers the ultimate in privacy, comfort and tranquility. The elegantly appointed master bedroom features beautiful teak-covered walls and ceiling with stunning views of the Villa’s gardens and the Malarayat mountain range.
The living area may be converted into a second guest room, with twin daybeds and its own separate full bathroom. A fully equipped kitchen provides extra convenience for guests wishing to make simple preparations. The Villa has its own private outdoor heated swimming pool, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. A guest assistant is provided to attend to all your needs and requirements.
The Narra Pool Villa is another villa option for guests to enjoy. Nestled on the ridge running along the stream, beside the Master Villa, toward the South Pool, each villa offers an infinity heated swimming pool with hydro jets, outdoor and covered terraces, bedroom, day bed, palatial bathroom with double sinks, shower, bathtub and two individual toilets. Private gardens surround the Pool Villa with breathtaking views of the San Benito ridge and surrounding jungle.
Comfortably appointed indoor lounges and special outdoor private areas are located throughout the landscaped gardens for meditation, reading, relaxing and communing with nature. A network of walking and jogging paths provide studies in nature’s fullness and beauty.
The Farm’s Boutique offers a variety of things to buy including the virgin coconut oil, organic snack and comfortable loungewear.
The Farm’s Healing Sanctuary Spa offers several packages where guests use the treatment rooms next to the main spa villa. Traditional healing practices honor and empower the services offered in The Farm’s Healing Sanctuary Spa. Every spa experience harmoniously blends the cleansing and curative aspects of water, fire, air, and earth—ancient elements of nature intrinsically linked to the human body. The spa team is encouraged to be intuitive and meditative in their work so that each treatment is able to remove negative energies and emotional blockages within a guest. For Spa Director Lem, massages are subtle arts fueled by love that he intends every guest to feel.
The Farm’s signature programs provide certified professional guidance to achieve and sustain optimal physical health, emotional wellbeing, along with spiritual growth.
The Wellness program is intended to offer a full immersion into The Farm’s philosophy and practice of optimal health. This multifaceted program includes professional guidance, signature Massage and Spa Therapy, three full meals of quality “live” cuisine per day, along with a range of optional Fitness and Spiritual Development sessions.
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