8 Days Detox Culinary Holiday Philippines

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

Cleansing and Culinary Holiday in Philippines

The Farm at San Benito defines detox as the process of freeing your body of toxins accumulated due to stressful and polluted environment to which most of the people are exposed in their everyday life. When doing a detox, you are assisting out natural detoxifying system to eliminate the toxic burden, to regain a state of health balance, the strengthening of the immune system, an overall physical and mental well-being. Nutritious food and a peaceful environment are part of this cleansing program. Come escape to the Philippine nature and go back home refreshed, toxin-free, and re-energized.

Highlights

  • Juice fasting diet
  • Movement and fitness activities
  • Health consultations and treatments
  • Remove toxins, heavy metals, and xenobiotics
  • Massages in the Healing Sanctuary Spa
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegan meals
  • 7 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 Philippines’ 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, wheat-grass sprouting, and much more.

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.

Garden glass villas

Experience an unparalleled level of casual elegance with the garden glass villa. Each villa is furnished with upscale amenities giving it a seamless balance of comfort and class, perfect for a well-deserved luxurious retreat. Lounge around in a day bed with a beautiful lush landscape as backdrop. Unwind with a refreshing bath in the villa’s glass-encased shower room or in a bathtub nestled in its own private garden. Wrapped around with glass walls and sliding doors, you are sure to enjoy a scenic view of The Farm’s picturesque natural surroundings. Other amenities available are, international in-house satellite TV with USB port and DVD player, and an iPad docking station

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, the outdoor lounge area, and a 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.

The Farm at San Benito is a center for holistic healing and wellness where people balance their mind, body, and spirit with nourishing live foods in an eco-friendly place. It is a healing journey, a must-have in every individual’s life at least once a year. This personal journey is needed for recharging one’s mental, physical, and spiritual state. It is the sole sanctuary of its kind in the Philippines and one of the best in the world. The Farm is a life-changing retreat that enables its guests to cope with the ever-increasing stress-filled challenges of everyday life through a well-managed and tailored wellness programs for restoration of balance and harmony by encouraging a commitment to a proactive healthy lifestyle. Meditation, yoga, and movement sessions are scheduled throughout the day, allowing you to participate at your own convenience. Participation in the daily activities is encouraged to support the achievement of your personal health goals.

Fitness activities

Ab blaster, aqua aerobics, boot camps, calisthenics, circuit training.

Integrated medical treatments

Immerse yourself in healing services founded in tradition and made potent by science. Feel yourself transform under the care of expert doctors and medical professionals. The Farm at San Benito guarantees that you will have the most relaxing and most restorative retreat you’ve ever had. You will be having seven integrated medical treatments:

Colon Hydrotherapy / Colema and Colonics

Colon hydrotherapy removes toxic wastes that have accumulated and hardened in the colon through gentle warm water irrigation. This is ideal for those with constipation, migraine and severe acne and generally those with unhealthy eating habits and digestive problems. Two methods are offered: Colema and Colonics, Colema is an open system while Colonics is a closed system.

Ingredients tailored to the needs of the patients are incorporated in Colema: A warm coffee solution for those who have sluggish liver, aloe vera concoction soothes the intestinal lining of those with irritable bowel syndrome, chamomile solution for those with anxiety concerns. Colonics is done aided by a machine. Warm water is introduced with gentle pressure, to irrigate the colon. When the feeling of movement is reached the machine is released and the waste is allowed to flow out of the tube. 1 session of each is included in your packages with a duration of 60 minutes for Colema and 90 minutes for Colonics.

Daily nutritional support - 7 sessions

Together with you, The Farm at San Benito names the life habits that need to be changed; be it eating, drinking, physical activities, or mind-related ones. A personalized program is created and implemented while you are at the farm.

Hara Puri Massage - 1 session of 30 minutes

Hara or the belly area is considered to be the vital center of man. Therefore, our vitality roots from the hara, our energetic core. A good hara represents good health and grounded strength. Focusing on the abdominal area is a great way to enhance and develop a strong hara. On the physical level, it will enhance better function of the colon by helping remove excessive gas in the belly and loosen stagnant waste that causes constipation and other chronic health conditions including diabetes.

On the energetic level, clearing it of toxins will also bring about cleansing of negative emotions residing as a cellular memory in the body. This is especially helpful for those with history of swallowing the energetic lump in the throat which one experiences when one wants to speak up but couldn’t. This energetic lump creates pressure in the belly and may later turn into tumors like myoma if not addressed. As a result, it helps relieve stress, tensions, muscles cramps, gas pains and other abdominal discomforts. This massage will help improve your focus on grounding your gut intuition and your digestive functions.

Harmonizing Flow / Psycho-emotional Clearing - 1 session of 30 minutes and 1 of 60 minutes

Beyond the physical body is the life force body or body of energy; otherwise known as chi, in Chinese medicine, Ki, in Japanese, and prana, in Indian medical traditions. Life Force Nourishment is a form of therapy that allows the patient to fully experience sense impressions or emotions thereby re-connecting him to his inner essence. The patient is guided to navigate through these experiences in a safe and nurturing space. It also develops his senses to healing energies available to him through nature and within his being.This is highly recommended for those whose physical bodies feel like screaming, high-strung, highly-irritable individuals and those needing clarity in thinking.

Holistic health consultation - 1 session

Holistic medical consultation with a physician helps identify the root cause of health challenges. Mental-emotional assessments, as well as comprehensive plan of management, are integrated in the consultation.

Nutritional microscopy - 1 session of 30 minutes

This technique analyses the live blood cells through the use of a phase-contrast microscope. This procedure identifies a patient's current state of health at the cellular level. A drop of blood is studied under a special microscope. This gives a real-time visual representation of a patient's nutritional status and blood condition to encourage them to adopt a healthier diet and lifestyle.

Movement activities

• Fitness round - Run, jump, lunge, and pump it up!

• Floral arrangement - Let the spa team give you insights and new learning about flowers.

• Food preparation classes - Learn to prepare delicious vegan dishes with knowledgeable chefs.

• Hip-hop abs - A strong and flexible core; abdominals, hips, and lower back are important in stabilizing the entire body.

• Horticulture work - Learn about the different economic uses of plants.

• Insanity - A method of exercising during which you work out strenuously for 3 to 4 minutes and then rest for about 30 seconds before starting the whole process again.

• Interval training - A physical training that involves a series of low to high intensity workouts interspersed with rest or relief periods.

• Oil of life tour - Learn about the incredible qualities of coconuts and the many products you can make from them. Experience the process from harvesting the coconuts to the production of virgin cold-pressed coconut oil, and learn how to make soap using only natural ingredients.

• Plyometrics - It is also known as jumping training or plyos and involves exercises based around having muscles exert maximum force in as short time as possible.

• Power walking (weather permitting) - Join for a sunset walk through the north and south park of The Farm at San Benito’s gardens.

• Trampoline dance - Get up! Heat up! Stand up!

This culinary holiday 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
  • Yoga
General
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Baby sitting
  • Beauty salon
  • Child care
  • Free bottled water
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Medical assistance

On this food-detox holiday you will enjoy daily energetic breakfast and afternoon tea and healthy snacks. Your diet will include juice fasting for 5 days followed by ALIVE! Restaurant light detox diet. 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 or 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. 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.

  • 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 seven 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 body’s immune system.

Bittersweet massage - 1 session of 120 minutes

Barako coffee scrub with therapeutic massage and seven herbs tea.

This beauty treatment helps revitalize, stimulate, and refresh your whole body so that you can achieve that blissful glow without ever having to take a sip. Coffee is an excellent skin cleanser that also improves circulation and skin tone.

Kidney cleansing - 1 session of 90 minutes

The treatment makes use of the skin being the third kidney and the body’s largest organ of detoxification to quickly and effectively remove toxins. The specially formulated preparation uses natural ingredients to remove the same toxins from the body that the kidneys have the function of removing, hence decreasing the fatigue of the kidneys. The organic mixture is thickly applied over the entire body and allowed, to extract toxins from the tissues through the skin. Corresponding medical service: colon hydrotherapy, ozone therapy.

Little Yin-Yang dry brushing - 1 session of 60 minutes

This is a skin brushing treatment using natural bristle brushes. It has a similar effect to that of massage, although unlike massage, it does not relax the tissue or soothe away tension. Instead, skin brushing is a very effective, quick and easy way of stimulating the blood and lymph circulation, helping to smooth the skin, eliminate dry cells and promote beautiful, healthier looking skin. Corresponding medical service: colon hydrotherapy.

Relaxology massage - 1 session of 30 minutes

Relaxology is The Farm’s interpretation of the natural healing arts of reflexology and accupressure massage. Through the application of pressure and manipulation of the reflex points, relaxology relieves tension, improves circulation, and promotes balance in the entire body. Corresponding medical service: body salt bath.

Skin kayud - 1 session of 60 minutes

Most people today have chronically toxic lymph fluids and swollen lymph nodes. By scraping the skin, the lymph canals are stimulated 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. Corresponding medical service: colon hydrotherapy, liver compress.

Peppermint foot scrub - 1 session of 30 minutes / person

This is no ordinary foot scrub. The therapist will begin with a shoulder and head massage, incorporating pressure points, while the feet are soaking in ware water with a gentle touch of flowers. A natural scrub of coco cream, rice powder, and the fresh scent of peppermint will be used to remove dead cells from the feet and lower legs. Acupressure points and reflex zones are the main focus in this massage. Bask in the delight by the poolside or secluded garden view for this ultimate foot delight. Corresponding medical service: ionization detox foot bath tropical bliss.

  • 1 dental kit
  • 7 health and nutrition sessions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 spa treatments
  • Afternoon tea ritual and healthy snacks
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily nutritional support
  • Daily meals at ALIVE! restaurant
  • Government taxes
  • Juice fasting for 5 days
  • Participation in daily movement and fitness activities
  • Refreshing welcome drink
  • Service charge
  • Additional integrated health and spa treatments
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL).

Distances

  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) - 90 minutes

Batangas, Philippines

The Farm at San Benito is an exceptional, world-class, holistic healing sanctuary. It offers detox, cleansing, raw, and vegan food retreats.

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8 days / 7 nights

Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Peak season
  • February 5 - 13, March 21 - 26, December 21 - 31, 2016

 

High season
  • January 1 - April 30, September 1 - December 20, 2016

 

Off-peak season
  • May 1 - August 31, 2016

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