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6 Days Culinary Holiday and Wellness Retreat Philippines

6 Days Culinary Holiday and Wellness Retreat Philippines

  • The Farm at San Benito, 119 Barangay Tipakan, 4217 Lipa, Batangas, Philippines

Yoga Retreat Philippines and Vegan Cooking Holiday

Boasting views of nearby mountains, the air is pure and fresh and the property radiates a clear and strong energy. Your retreat is based on holistic approach and principles of preventive medicine - early detection, prevention, diagnosis, and correction of age related imbalances. Aging gracefully and in full health. This is todays reality provided you assume responsibility for your health and well-being. You will have daily movement and fitness activities like yoga, meditation, aerobics, food preparation classes, power walks, and many more!

Highlights

  • Daily vegan raw meals at Alive!
  • Hands-on food preparation classes
  • Integrated medical consultations and treatments
  • Treatments and massages in the Healing Sanctuary Spa
  • Personalized daily schedule following a medical consultation
  • Enjoy various fitness and daily movement programs
  • Mandala flower arrangement sessions
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Sitting on a 49-hectare piece of property, The Farm at San Benito only occupies 10 hectares. The resort sits perfectly on a mountainside with dense plantation, surrounded by a virgin forest. What a perfect way to enjoy the Philippiness tropical landscape - sunshine, fresh air, a wide variety of flowers, coconut, narra and acacia trees, green grass, all forms of life, and so much more, to enhance the look of an already beautiful place. This combination provides the genuine tranquility that can only come from nature.

The Farm houses several categories of world-class villa-style accommodations with panoramic views, suites, and big spaces for families, infinity swimming pools, a poolside bar, a vegan restaurant called ALIVE!, and other modern amenities such as Wi-Fi. The interior of each room, as well as the outdoor spaces were designed with top-quality materials to make you comfortable without losing the touch of nature. Each room has lots of windows to allow fresh air in, as well as access to private pools, as in the case of the Narra pool villas. The attention to detail provided in each room is incredible.

Privacy and security are also not an issue here, and you can feel free to do whatever you want, as guests who check into The Farm pretty much keep to themselves. Exciting complimentary activities have been prepared for the kids. There are arts and crafts, fishing, kite flying, coconut soap making, horticulture walk, storytelling, wheatgrass sprouting and so much more! The Farm at San Benito has also arranged a healthy surprise for your little ones. Enjoy with them a refreshing and definitely delicious cuisine in the form of organic spaghetti, dairy-free ice cream, potato fries, and whole-wheat pastries and breads.

Amenities

Air conditioning

Bathrobes and slippers

Complimentary pure Love and Thanks drinking water

Fresh seasonal fruit selection upon arrival

Hairdryer

Handmade bath amenities: coconut soaps, lemongrass, sea salt and coconut oil body polish, and virgin coconut oil produced from The Farms organic coconut plantation, shampoo and hair conditioner

Hot water kettle and herbal teas

In-room safety deposit box

Wi-Fi connection

Anahaw family villa

Inspired by the traditional natural grace of simple, classic Philippine leaf-roofed houses with a unique loft design, the two villas are nestled in the hillside overlooking a stream. Set in a group of three, the villas comfort is a popular family style accommodation.

Garden villas

Set within their own private gardens, each of the six villas is designed in luxurious tropical modern style with refreshing views and an exhilarating open-air bathroom experience. Each villa comes complete with a private lanai where you can relax and enjoy the abundance of nature after a hard days nurturing. It has an iPad docking station, upon request, and a yoga mat.

Master villa

The 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 villas 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. Other amenities available are an outdoor covered terrace with sitting and dining area, international in-house satellite TV 42 with USB port and DVD player, iPad docking station, and yoga mat.

Narra pool villas

Nestled on the ridge running along the stream, beside the Master villa, towards the south pool, each of the ten villas offers a private 3 meter by 8 meter 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 villa with breathtaking views of the San Benito ridge and surrounding jungle. It has luxurious Quivera bed linens, energy saving inverter style air conditioning, international in-house satellite TV 42 with USB port and DVD player, iPad docking station, and yoga mat.

Palmera glass villas

The crystalline glass walls welcome the beauty of the verdant surroundings. It is the latest addition to The Farms luxurious selection of villas and suites. Each of the four villas opens to a spacious lanai, embraced by a horizon of lush green forests crowned by the skies above. Perfect for the most discerning travelers, each villa includes a comfortable breakfast nook and living space - a perfect place to relax and unwind in private. Even baths become indulgent experiences with its indoor and outdoor showers. Every villa has a walk-in closet with ample space for all your belongings. It has an iPad docking station, upon request.

Palmera suites

The four Palmera suites celebrate the masterful design of tropical modern style. Each suite is tastefully appointed with 12-foot high interiors and spacious semi private garden and lanais. In true tropical fashion all of the suites are provided with indoor baths and open-air showers. It has an iPad docking station, upon request.

Sulu terrace

Modeled after the traditional Philippine rice barns with wood-beamed ceilings and thatched roofs, the five rustic, yet air-conditioned Sulu Terrace imparts the cozy feeling of a modern day tree house with the sleeping and sitting area upstairs and the outdoor lounge area and bathroom located separately downstairs.

The Lakan

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, maids quarters, and a heated swimming pool with hydro jets and relaxation bale.

This retreat will take place in Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines. The Farm at San Benito is located in an organic coconut and coffee plantation at 1,025 feet above sea level.

Activities
  • Art classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Fitness center
  • Golf course
  • Health club
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pilates
  • Reiki
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
General
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Baby sitting
  • Beauty salon
  • Child care
  • Free bottled water
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Medical assistance

You will find some of your favorite dishes on the farm's menu, from pates and crackers to succulent main dishes, from freshly-made ice cream to cookies and cakes. Preparing their foods by soaking, blending, dehydration, culturing, and the culinary creativity and talent of their chefs, they transform vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fruits into absolutely delectable culinary delicacies. All their foods are produced daily on their premises: from breakfast granola, butters, and jams, dairy-free milk to chutneys, salad dressings, freshly-baked breads, pizza crusts, hamburger/veggie burgers and raw-chocolate dessert treats.

The Farm at San Benito uses specially designed dehydrators instead of cooking to give raw foods a variety of textures resembling cooked foods, without destroying the nutritional properties and enzymes of the foods. It offers warm soups rather than cooked hot soups in order to preserve the valuable nutritional building blocks the body needs to continuously rebuild and renew itself thus slowing the aging process and giving you energy and vitality. Their vegan restaurant Alive!, one of the first in Asia, will provide you with a surprising twist on your concept of healthy eating when you discover the farm's living cuisine.

To enhance the culinary experience, the rich tropical-wooded Alive! restaurant offers cool, screened indoor seating, and ample outdoor deck tables shaded by majestic trees. Adjacent to Alive! is the extensive organic garden, which provides the majority of the fresh produce, harvested daily. The garden is complemented by an extensive kitchen garden which produces a wide variety of sprouts used extensively in the menu preparations. The dedicated wheat grass bungalow has a systematic production of wheat grass for daily fresh juices and therapies.

Play golf

Spend time at the spa

Swim in one of the centers pools

The Farm at San Benito has everything you need in an award-winning retreat destination. The rich, indulgent treatments will surely soothe you, with their rejuvenating effects reaching your very soul. The sanctuary offers an extensive menu of signature Filipino, Asian, and European massages, scrubs, and treatments. The products they use are 100% natural and organic, and made fresh for each treatment. They produce their own fresh coconut milk, virgin coconut oil, coconut fiber, coffee, and cocoa.

The dominating feature of the sanctuary is an infinity pool with a majestic view of Mount Malarayat. This grand panorama stands in stark contrast to the womb-like private massage pavilions, each located within their own gardens and water features. The sanctuary provides a peaceful and private atmosphere designed to enable you to relax and heal, and temporarily forget the world around you. Two Thai massage pavilions overlook the swimming pool and a unique massage under the stars is available in the evenings for that perfect romantic nightcap. During your retreat, you will have five treatments included in the price.

Alka Relax - 1 session of 90 minutes

The Alka treatment targets and energizes the cells in your body. Alkalinity helps oxidize poisonous substance like acidic contaminants. These treatments efficiently release blockages, increase cellular activity, and disperse heavy metal toxins which are beneficial in boosting the bodys immune system.

Aromatherapy massage - 1 session of 60 minutes

Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. The inhaled aroma from these essential oils stimulates brain function. Essential oils are also absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstreams and promote whole-body healing, giving a sense of wellness and relaxation.

Relaxation massage - 1 session of 60 minutes

This therapy is a must for stressed individuals, as this gentle massage will ease away tension and tiredness. Using long soothing strokes, your therapist will lure you into a calm peaceful space for both your body and mind.

Skin Kayud - Barako coffee - 1 session of 90 minutes

By scraping the skin, we stimulate the lymph canals to drain the toxins and purify the entire lymphatic system. This enables the lymph system to perform its duties by keeping the blood and other vital tissues detoxified. After Skin Kayud, the coffee pack is applied to the body. The pack stimulates circulation, elimination, and targets the areas that require detoxification. After about 15 minutes, the pack is rinsed off and a warm bath follows.

Thai massage - 1 session of 90 minutes

Originating in northern Thailand, traditional Thai massage has been attributed to good health, well-being, and vitality. For this reason, they have incorporated this special style of massage for you to experience. The technique is designed to stretch the body and clear all the energy lines.

  • 4 integrated medical treatments
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 spa treatments
  • Afternoon tea ritual
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily fitness activities
  • Daily movement activities
  • Daily vegan breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Food preparation workshops
  • Government taxes
  • Healthy snacks
  • Refreshing welcome drink
  • Service charge
  • Additional integrated medical treatments
  • Additional spa treatments
  • Airport transfers

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport to the location is Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL).

Distances

  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) - 90 minutes