Being a hard worker is always an asset. Submitting quality output on time and beating the clock when it comes to your deliverables merit its own rewards. In fact, even without your boss’ affirmation, knowing that you have given a project your all is enough to make you feel like a star employee. The conventional shift may be 8 hours a day, but let’s face it, we let our work rule us over for more than 24.
A tired body demands rest. However, it’s easy to deny that fact when you’ve made your career the center of your life. Instead of succumbing to your physical limitations, your mind chooses to feel guilt instead. We’re not saying that you should abandon your job altogether, we simply want to remind you to give yourself a little room to breathe. If your schedule can’t afford a full-on sabbatical, then a weekend staycation provides the perfect compromise. And to appease both your boss and your conscience, we’ve racked up a list of the best R and R sanctuaries with cellular signal.
1. The Farm at San Benito, Lipa City
The plethora of lush greens and the stellar services are enough to make The Farm a must-visit sanctuary. But what takes this paradise to the next level is its commitment to wellness. Their services include an integrated medical clinic with doctors to assess the inner workings of your body and superb farm-to-table organic vegan cuisine to nourish you during your entire stay.
The Farm at San Benito is located at 119 Barangay Tipakan, 4217 Lipa City, Batangas. For reservations, contact +639 188 848 078 or e-mail info @ thefarm.com.ph.
2. Field of Faith Sanctuary, Laguna
If there are two things work can never give us, it would be peace and quiet. Luckily, those two qualities are exactly what Field of Faith specializes in. Mend your overworked soul through a period of self-reflection in the meditation areas of this divine abode or with a tranquil stroll along their vast gardens.
Field of Faith Sanctuary is located at Barangay Lamot II, Calaluan Laguna. For reservations, call +639 178 151 585.
3. Pico De Loro Beach and Country Club, Nasugbu
Pico De Loro is the closest world-class private beach club to Metro Manila. More than being a picturesque location for a destination wedding, it’s a getaway fit for any personality. Sports enthusiasts can sweat it out at the indoor sports complex while adventure junkies can go kayaking, windsurfing, or snorkeling. And if you’re looking to keep it low key, then you don’t need to look too far because everything within sight holds a majestic view.
Pico De Loro Beach and Country Club is located at Hamilio Coast, Nasugbu, Batangas. For membership inquiries, contact +632 945 8000.
4. Domicillo Design Hotel, Tagaytay City
Only two years since its establishment, Domicillo already sets itself at the forefront of the hotel industry. With only eight rooms available tucked away in a secluded area, it makes for a quaint and pleasant staycation. Its décor resembles that of an art gallery. After all, we expect no less as it is the creation of Architect Budji Layug and Ren Alcala of Manila Mirrors. For pure indulgence, have breakfast with what critics say is the best view of the Taal lake.
Domicillo Design Hotel is located at 58 General Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Maharlika East, Tagaytay City. For reservations, contact (046) 413 3522.
5. Sonya’s Garden Bed and Breakfast, Cavite
Sonya’s Garden is the closest we will ever have to Alice’s Wonderland. And it may be even better than the famed novel because we can spend a night (or more) in this dreamscape. After all, it’s not everyday you can wake up to the smell of flowers. The first part of the staycation agenda begins with a series of garden fresh dishes from Sonya’s award-winning restaurant. And the pampering continues with a relaxing massage and the sheer stillness that sits in the cottages.
Sonya’s Garden Bed and Breakfast is located at Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite. For reservations, contact +639 175 335 140 or e-mail info @ sonyasgarden.com.
6. Bellini Suites, Muntinlupa City
Not even the constraints of time can be an excuse to book a staycation. Bellini Suites, with its overabundant coconut trees and its countryside landscape, make for a tropical enclave. So much so that you wouldn’t believe it’s only ten minutes away from the Fort! While it may be deviously located in the city, your view isn’t covered by skyscrapers or smog. Instead, you witness a panorama of Laguna Bay and the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Bellini Suites is located at 20 East Service Road, Sucat, Muntinlupa City. For reservations, contact +639 276 756 998 or e-mail reservations @ bellinisuites.com.
Photos from Instagram, Bellini Suites, and Field of Faith Sanctuary