Hidden Gem in the middle of the jungle. Great weekend-escape for wellness-seekers!
The Farm in San Benito is a secret escape just a 90 minute ride away from Manila. Perfect for a romantic getaway for couples. But they offer even daycare and programs for kids. So next time, we would even bring our two little treasures. There is an incredible silence escaping out of every pore of the estate. The only noises you hear are some birds, frogs and other natural noises you don´t want to discover…
For a weekend escape it is really great, if you are a meat-lover, like me and my husband, one night is definitely enough. The restaurants are 100% vegan, you get Tofu-Burgers, Coconut-Burritos and other non-dairy very healthy stuff. But they do sell wines and liquors at least.
Treasurette-Fave: Bacon-Salad as an appetiser (made out of coconut-meat dipped in soja-sauce), 3-course-breakfast with arroz caldo, yoga-lesson in the nature.
Treasurette-Tip: Don´t drive with waze – waze made us drive through the deep jungle, which was kind of romantic, but very annoying once we found out the 90 minute google route! Book just a night in the resort. It is totally fine to just book one night since it is rather on the expensive side. But do me the favour to please book the second cheapest room the Palmera Glass Suites, they are fabulous and a great difference to the cheapest choice, where you have the bathroom outside your bedroom. And most importantly: Leave early on saturday and very late on sunday, so you can take advantage of the included great program they offer (yoga, fitness, herbal-garden-walks, meditation, massages, power-walk through the jungle and much more).
The Farm at San Benito
119 Barangay Tipakan, Lipa, Philippines