A spa and yoga retreat in a peaceful and quiet destination in the Philippines is just what you need for your next vacation. You might be thinking, if you're not into yoga, why would you go to a yoga retreat? Or if having some spa pampering is not what you think of when you want some r & r, then why would you go to these locations? The answer is simple - these activities are beneficial to your health. So instead of buying yourself a new gadget or going to the beach for some drinking and sunbathing time to reward yourself, head off to these spa and yoga retreats and your body will thank you for it.
1. The Farm at San Benito
The Farm at San Benito in Batangas City is more than just your average resort with villas by a lake. It's a health resort, which means they offer vegan and detox diet food on their menu. Staying in this health resort allows you to join their Yoga classes, use of their physical fitness equipment, sunset power walk, to name a few. They also have cooking classes, floral classes, and even a crash course on coconut oil. Of course, they have a spa where they offer different kinds of treatments, massages, scrubs and so much more. If you're willing to immerse yourself in retreats, they cater to this as well. They offer detox cleanses for a week or less, depending on how many days you have for this kind of thing.
You can book and find out more about what they have to offer here: http://www.thefarmatsanbenito.com/
- The Farm at San Benito
- San Benito, Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
2. FLOW SurfYogaSamba
Though I specifically put here the location as an island in Palawan, FLOW's retreat changes every now and then.
Flow Retreats is a boutique weekend retreat held in beaches and resorts around the Philippines and Asia. If you join them in their retreats, it will be consisting of a weekend by the beach in the Philippines, or somewhere in Asia, where you will learn Vinyasa Yoga and Yin Yoga, where you will be surfing and finally dancing to latin music beats. Aside from that, you will be served healthy snacks and gourmet meals to keep you nourished whilst in the retreat.
For more information, visit their website: http://www.flowretreats.com/
- Flower Island Resort
- Barangay Casian, Philippines
3. Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa
Very close to Quezon City/Manila area is Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa. The area is perfect for a short and sweet wellness getaway. Their restaurant has a wellness menu, their spa offers massages, treatments, and special packages if you just want access to their pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, etc.
If you want to stay overnight, they also have facilities for this.
Find out more here in their website: http://www.bienvenidotours.com/luljettas-hanging-gardens-and-spa.html
- Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa
- Loreland Farm Resort, Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
4. Bahay Kalipay
Bahay Kalipay is a raw food and yoga house retreat in Palawan. The founders of this house started from literally scratch as they share their story on their About Us page - it took six months to build this house from a garbage laden area to a peaceful retreat.
They offer programs that range from yoga classes, inner dance energy, etc. They also offer retreats. For example, a seven day program will include the following:
single or double room with fan
6 morning yoga + 3 afternoon yoga classes
daily green smoothies & guilt-free snacks
3 scrumptious 100% live food meals per day
coconut feast for our day of Total Silence/NonDoing
Nature trip, usually to Nagtabon beach
To find out more: http://bahaykalipay.com/
- Bahay Kalipay
- Puerto Princesa, Philippines
5. Mandala Spa
If you're wanting to have a posh spa retreat, then you would have to tread all the way to Boracay in Mandala Spa and Resort Villas. They offer detox retreats aside from your usual massages and treatments. The price might be a bit steeper as Boracay is a tourist destination but the area seems more like a country estate, so you definitely won't see the crowds here.
Find out more: mandalaspaandresortvillas.com
- Mandala Spa & Villas Boracay
- Boracay Island, Malay Aklan, Boracay, Philippines
If you've been looking for the perfect spa and yoga retreats, what are you waiting for? Book those rooms/tickets and start on your path to wellness now!