Health and Wellness at The Farm at San Benito, Batangas


I was looking for a place to get away. Where we could relax and leave all our worries behind? I chanced upon it by accident via their website. And The Farm at San Benito turned out to be a great find! So much more than what I was expecting!

The Farm at San Benito

The Farm at San Benito is a refuge for relaxation, healing, wellness and healthy eating. It’s tucked away in a 49 hectare property in the woods and rolling hills of Lipa, Batangas, with a good view of Mt. Malarayat. The Farm has 9 hectares of developed land (the rest are forestry, wildlife, agricultural lands).

The developed area includes three swimming pools, more than 40 cottages, a library, many relaxation and meditation huts, a 100% vegetarian restaurant, an amphitheater, a meeting hall and reception area, at least two ponds, lots of green green grass and trees, a SPA, a gym and … a farm (almost missed that).

The farm is open for day tours, overnight stays or even extended stays of a week or more. It offers SPA treatments, strictly vegetarian food, some medical services and health and wellness classes such as meditation, yoga, stretching or even psycho-emotional counseling. Ah, perfect for a psychotic like me.

The vegetarian food was a wonderful experience, being an adventurous eater that I am. The chef and crew cooked up very interesting dishes. It was fun how we would look at the food, taste the food, guess what it was and relate it to some of the food we’ve tasted before. Some of the dishes I could distinguish as having Asian, Indian and Mediterranean flavors. I liked how the chefs made use of indigenous ingredients (coconut, gata, kalabasa) in many of their creations. It was also my first time to taste seitan, a protein food similar to tokwa but thicker. Have you tasted a pina colada cake, or a Nori biscuit? Well, I did, at the Farm at San Benito.

At the SPA, I had a taste of Moxa Ventosa – also known as “cupping”. I chose it because it looked …. Um, exotic. And yes, after the treatment, I looked like an exotic ladybug with all the two-inch wide polka dots on my back.

But it was the serene landscape, the quiet evening, the relaxing and warm swimming pools, the strolls amidst the trees and singing cicadas – these are some of the simpler features that completes the relaxation package that is The Farm at San Benito.

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  • Miki

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    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  • zerly

    how much will you spend for an overnight stay for two ?

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  • http://www.isabellapuzon.multiply.com isa

    yea i been here.and it exceeded my expectations as well. who would have thought that beneath those trees and rough roads is this romantic sanctuary for couples. this place is perfect for two.

  • http://mannyleicious.blogspot.com lea

    raring to try The Farm… looks enticing!

    nweiz, please take a look at our blog re our honeymoon tour at the north luzon loop. 5 days… twas worth the trip!

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  • http://mannyleicious.blogspot.com lea

    just wanna share our honeymoon tour at the north luzon loop last year.

  • michelle balni..

    hi..im a student from Lyceum university..we are looking for a resort with health and spa and also with recreational areas..coz we are conducting a convention about health and spa..kindly send me the services you render, price for your services and accomodations. and how to get there..and if can send me some pictures of your place. thank!i’ll really appreciate your immediate responce.

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