It’s not only adults who need to have a break once in a while to take care of their wellness needs. Wellness has to be a family affair. In the Philippines, there are several wellness resorts for families where there are treatments and activities for people of all ages. It only takes a little bit of planning to ensure that the right resorts are chosen and the entire family is prepared for the trip.
For your next long weekend getaway, consider these two wellness resorts for families that are located just a stone’s throw away from the metropolis:
The Farm at San Benito
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The resort is located in an expanse of tropical rain forest in Batangas. You can book your stay here using online booking sites like Traveloka.com to get discounts. This is undoubtedly considered as one of the best wellness spas in the world. It’s at the high end of the expense spectrum, but those who have visited The Farm could attest that every cent is well worth the experience. Beautifully designed and lavishly furnished bungalows are laid out amidst the lush greenery. What’s notable about these villas is that they are all equipped with outdoor bathrooms, all with top of the line modern fixtures to assure you of luxurious baths during your stay.
Healthy meals are also provided by the chefs at Alive!. Guests are often amazed at how delicious healthy food can be. Ingredients for all their culinary offerings are sourced right at the resort’s organic kitchen. The same is true for the ingredients that the resort uses for all their treatments. You can bring home a taste of this all natural wellness experience by purchasing the Raw! cookbook and organic products from the lobby store.
They have a long list of spa treatments at the Healing Sanctuary Spa. Indulge in their purification, stimulating, and detoxifying treatments and soothe your mind, body, and spirit. They even offer infant massage that moms can enjoy together with their newborns and toddlers. Packaged treatments are also available, although they require more than just a weekend to complete. These are referred to as Retreat Packages. The programs range from detox, fitness, stress management, weight management, anti-aging and rejuvenation, to overall wellness. They also have medical treatments that are administered by licensed doctors.
You will not have to worry about the kids as there are complimentary activities that they can enjoy while you indulge in your treatments. Among these are nature activities like fishing, horticulture walk, wheatgrass sprouting, and kite flying. There are also arts and crafts activities, coconut soap making, and storytelling sessions. Their meals are likewise made of organic and healthy ingredients. Don’t worry, these ingredients are turned into yummy treats that are not unfamiliar to your kids such as spaghetti, ice cream, fries, and pastries.
Among the other amenities that you can enjoy as a family include a 27-hole all weather golf course, a gym, and three swimming pools. There are also a variety of yoga classes that you sign up for. Their daily yoga classes are held at a pavilion that affords you a calming view of a pond and the mountain.
Nurture Wellness Village
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Nurture Wellness Village is another popular choice when it comes to wellness resorts for families in the Philippines. Located in Tagaytay, this wellness resort will definitely give you a good dose of all natural pampering while sharing precious memories with your family.
Spa treatments are often the highlight of vacations at this wellness resort, after all, spreading awareness about touch therapy or massage was what got them started in the business. They put together the restorative and healing techniques of both local and foreign massage therapies in their treatments. You can be assured that your massage will be done by therapists who are trained in international standards. When you step into the spa suites for your massage, you will be provided the proper spa attire for comfort and privacy. Unlike The Farm, however, Nurture Wellness Village does not allow children 12 years old and below in the spa suites.
Nurture Wellness Village also offers a 30-minute Wellness Talk to teach you how to integrate wellness into your daily routine so you can live healthier and have more energy to sustain your activities and to maintain relationships. They also offer 30-minute Nurture Walks that will take you and your family to the coffee orchards and pineapple plantations located within the vicinity of the resort.
The entire family can enjoy the resort’s other amenities including the children’s playground, the swimming pool, and the organic garden. They also have a mini gym and yoga area where you and your family can sign up for fitness classes while you are on your vacation.
Those who have more time on their hands can take advantage of the wellness packages that Nurture Wellness Village offers. These packages are expertly designed for detoxification, weight loss, anti-aging, stress management, and holistic healing. The packages already include accommodations at the resort hotel and healthy meals.
Make wellness a family affair. Instead of your usual vacation activities, consider going to wellness resorts for families the next time you have several days on your hands to enjoy with your spouse and children.