I will be blogging from time to time about the place and my adventures during my stay. Allow me to show you the beauty of the Philippines, a pearl in the Orient.
|Veranda/ Lanai Sitting Area|
|Bedroom (don't mind the couple, let's pretend we can't see them)|
|Lanai Sitting Area|
|Alive Restaurant at night|
|Under the Mango tree|
|Picnic Lunch Area|
|Carrot Falafel Balls|
|Chocolate Pecan Pie|
|Crispy Potato Napoleon|
|Mushroom Burger (we love this)|
|Orange Balsamic Dressing|
|Pad Thai (so good)|
|Purple Vegetable Salad|
|These are the soups (L to R: Corn Ginger, Bulanglang, Lemongrass Mushroom)|
|Stuffed Sweet Pepper Roll|
|Tropical Fruit Salad|
|Thai Tomato Vinaigrette|
|These are the ingredients for the dish right below this photo (Young Coconut Noodles)|
|Young Coconut Noodles with Green Curry Sauce|
|Premium Virgin Coconut Oil|
|Lip balm, body polish, soap, facial elixir, and more|
I traveled alone and my husband won’t be joining me until the day before Christmas. The last time we were here together, we had a chance to visit The Farm at San Benito. I would like to share with you our wonderful, relaxing experience in this secluded area in Lipa City.
The Farm is a center for holistic healing and wellness where people balance their mind, body, and spirit in an eco-friendly place. I was able to communicate with Ms. Jilly Mallari, Sales Coordinator of The Farm at San Benito, who provided me with photos and details about the beautiful sanctuary. We also took personal photos during our trip. But since we were more focused on relaxation, we did not take too much pictures. However, the wonderful sceneries will actually oblige you to take out your camera and fall in love with The Farm behind the lens. I will likewise share with you the few shots that I have.
Located in an exceptional healing environment, The Farm at San Benito rests on 119 acres of land in the foothills of Mount Malarayat, 1,025 feet above sea level. Guests enjoy the comforts of a world-class resort while discovering paths to a healthier and happier lifestyle. Consistently recognized as one of the few truly integrated medical and wellness resorts in the world by leading publications and sophisticated travelers, this multi award-winning resort offers a complete immersion into healthy and mindful living.
Dedicated to the promotion of overall health and wellbeing, The Farm specializes in "HEALING RETREATS" namely Organic Weight Loss, Beauty and Longevity, Diabetes Prevention and Management, Heart Health and Stress Reduction, Environmental Detox, Integrative Cancer Care, Holistic Skin Therapy, and All-Inclusive Luxury Premiere Retreat. These powerful, weeklong transformative and life enhancing programs are supervised by a highly qualified team of experts in preventive health care – including integrative doctors and licensed therapists, living food chefs, and fitness consultants. It’s the ultimate vacation where guests benefit from a comprehensive series of holistic health services designed to be specific to the individual to achieve optimum health, spiritual wellbeing, and mental clarity.
Two world-class golf facilities are located within minutes from The Farm. The 27-hole championship golf course at Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club and Summit Point Golf & Country Club. Both facilities offer stunning scenery and year-round golfing. Make golf part of your leisure activities in conjunction with your program while at The Farm.
It's located in Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines. A 90-minute drive south of Manila. The Farm at San Benito is nestled amidst lush green jungle and boasts stunning views of the majestic mountains, pure and fresh air with clear and strong energy radiating around the property. Guests will surely come back home feeling fresh, rejuvenated, and recharged with energy. With only several villas, personalized service, and the Filipinos’ caring hearts and nurturing touch, The Farm offers guests an unparalleled holistic holiday experience.
The Farm has 5 Sulu Terraces, 2 Anahaw Family Villas, 10 Palmera Suites, 6 Garden Villas, 1 Master Villa, and the newly constructed Narra Pool Villa. Below are some photos to give you an idea of how cool their accommodations are:
Anahaw Family Villa
Narra Pool Villa
The place is really stunning. The pavilions, the roaming peacocks with their beautiful tails opened, the waterfalls. Every scene is so zen and relaxing. It's a very quiet place and all you can hear are the chirping birds, swaying leaves, and flowing waters. Cellphones are even requested to be placed on a silent mode upon entering the sanctuary.
During your walks, you might cross paths with some of the staff carrying food or other supplies requested by guests. These people are very hospitable and will greet you with smiling faces. An example is the guy in the following photos:
And how can I forget our massage experience... it's really, really good! A complete list of the services The Farm offers can be found on its website. You may also contact the staff to inquire for more details.
If you want to be rejuvenated big time, you'll get what you want at The Farm at San Benito. I will be posting a few of our personal shots at the sanctuary in another blog post, together with sample organic/vegan recipes by The Farm.