Designed for wellness
As we increasingly deal with the many stresses of living in this bustling metropolis, the need to de-stress and unwind has become a necessity for one’s well-being.
Thus, aside from the hotels and entertainment facilities, the establishments geared towards wellness are gaining popularity.
We take a look at some real estate projects that are built to help restore the body and rejuvenate the mind and spirit.
The Farm at San Benito
119 Barangay Tipakan, Lipa City, Batangas
A stunning view of the mountains and fresh, clear air await guests at The Farm at San Benito. This medical wellness resort in Lipa, Batangas, lies on a 48-ha property teeming with lush greenery.
The Farm at San Benito has quite a number of villas to choose from, namely the Sulu Terraces, Palmera Suites, Palmera Glass Villa, Anahaw Family Villa, Garden Villa, Garden Glass Villa, Narra Pool Villa, Master Villa and The Lakan.
Rustic and cozy, the Sulu Terraces is modeled after the traditional rice barns of the Philippines down to its wood-beamed ceilings and thatched roofs. The outdoor lounge area and separate bathroom are on the ground level while the sleeping and sitting areas are upstairs. The Palmera Suites, meanwhile, are designed in a modern tropical style with indoor baths and open-air showers. Its 12-ft high interiors give its guests that airy, spacious feel. Each suite has a semi-private garden and lanai.
Take a long luxurious soak in the tub while relaxing in the peace and tranquility of your own private garden when you opt to stay at a Garden Villa. For families of five, the Anahaw 50-sqm Family Villa is roomy enough.
The Narra Pool Villa features an infinity pool, outdoor and covered terraces, bedroom, day bed and a spacious bathroom with his-and-her sinks, shower, bathtub and two individual toilets. The 341-sqm Master Villa meanwhile comes complete with a master bedroom, living area that may be converted into a second guest room, fully-equipped kitchen and private outdoor swimming pool. It also has an outdoor covered terrace with a sitting and dining area.
The Farm’s most exclusive accommodation is The Lakan, perfect for two couples on a double retreat date, or a small group of friends or family. The 372-sqm villa features two bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms with an indoor shower and bathtub, a central living area, walled in gardens with koi ponds, a small kitchen and bar area, maid’s quarters and a swimming pool.
Nurture Wellness Village
Pulong Sagingan, Barangay Maitim II, West Cavite, Tagaytay
From pampering spa services to detox and natural healing packages, a full range of services awaits the guest in dire need of relaxation at Nurture Wellness Village. One may also choose to do meditation, visit the organic garden, go pineapple trekking or experience the reflexology path called “Lakad Kalinga.”
Guests can choose to stay at the Ifugao Spa Suite, Garden View Room or Forest View Room. Inspired by the native huts from the northern part of the Philippines, the Ifugao Spa Suites promise an authentic Filipino experience. It features a Queen-size bed, private toilet and bath, as well as a garden and spa area where you can have your massage.
Nurture Wellness Village offers Glamping packages. A portmanteau of “glamorous” and “camping,” glamping is a style of camping but with resort-style services. Nurture Farmacy has fully-furnished tents which come with air conditioning, running hot and cold water and 24-hour butler service.
The tents can house couples looking for a unique romantic getaway or big families or groups of friends who want a fun and interesting bonding activity. What’s more, Nurture Farmacy is a pet-friendly property.
Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite
Nothing can probably be more rejuvenating and delightful than waking up amid the prettiest and most colorful blooms. Sonya’s Garden gives its guests this enchanting experience through Sonya’s Bed and Breakfast.
Cure your bad case of FOMO (fear of missing out) by turning off your smartphones and tablets, disconnecting from your social media accounts, and taking that much needed breather at one of Sonya’s 22 country-style cottages. The rooms are free of modern trappings such as TV, air conditioning and telephones to allow you some peace and quiet.
General Luna, Siargao
For yoga enthusiasts and practitioners, Lotus Shores in the island of Siargao might be the perfect retreat. Nestled in the jungles of the tear-drop shaped island famous for its world-class surfing spots, Lotus Shores features expansive gardens, open spaces and traditional and minimalist style architecture.
Guests can choose from Villa, Private Room with en suite toilet and bath, Private Room with detached toilet and bath, and Shared Room. The minimalist interiors of the rooms aim to inspire clarity of the mind and encourage introspection.
What—or who—is cooking in Tibiao, Antique? Tourists and locals who are looking for a more playful way to de-stress, that’s who. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you ought to try Kayak Inn’s hot kawa baths, a one of a kind technique to soothe those tired muscles.
As its name suggests, guests at Kayak Inn are made are made to soak in a “kawa” or giant cauldron that is filled with water and herbs, flowers and fragrant leaves. The cauldron is placed on huge boulders with firewood underneath to keep the water heated according to your desired temperature. For those living in Metro Manila, El Patio Razon in Tanay Rizal, offers hot kawa baths, as well.
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