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Down on the Health Farm...

September 06, 2012
The Farm at San Benito

Approximately 90 minutes from Manila by car, hidden from view, lies a wellness retreat that can truly be said to be life-changing. Set in landscaped grounds amid coconut groves, the property is enveloped in lush greenery, and studded with reflection ponds and nature trails, where peacocks roam the manicured lawns and black swans float demurely on the main lake. But don’t be fooled, we’re talking serious wellness and health here.

Everything on the property is geared towards supreme peace, tranquility and purity; there is no TV in your room, the only WiFi is available in the public lounge and all food is vegan and organic – in fact the restaurant Alive! is so good that if it were closer to Manila it would be swamped with bookings. The serene Healing Sanctuary spa uses only homemade natural products tailored to your particular program, and of course there are a whole raft of activities from yoga to meditation and golf on hand, as well as nature walks, and raw ‘cooking’ classes.

But it’s the astonishingly comprehensive range of therapies and treatments, from Digital Meridian Diagnostics to liver cleansing and colonics, that are the primary draw here. Efficacious and targeted, the treatment courses are overseen by medical professionals and can be as general or specific as you need.

With accommodation ranging from the simple Sulu Terrace suites to the spacious private Garden Villas, complete with outdoor bathrooms and huge terrazza ‘egg’ baths, health, budget and comfort are all catered for. And if you want to take a little memento home, the San Benito Raw! cookbook is the perfect way to keep your newfound inner glow.

119 Barangay Tipakan / 4217 Lipa City / Batangas / +63 2 884 8074 /