Ivory Beach Resort in Calataganis one of the serene places to go to in Batangas. You may not always catch the high tide but still, this beach resort is good for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city.
Can you wake me up when September ends?
Can’t believe it’s already the end of September. As cliche as this may seem, time really passes by so fast and we really have to make the most out of it.
That’s why I pushed with my Calatagan getaway! Fortunately, my best friend is from this peaceful and beach blessed town.
Not the populated ones though, but the peaceful and laid back beaches like Ivory Beach Resort in Calatagan, Batangas.
Along Calatagan beach resorts (Manuel Uy Resort, Stilts Calatagan Resort, Burot Beach, and Playa, Calatagan) lies Ivory Beach Resort in Calatagan, Batangas.
This peaceful and Talisay-blessed resort is perfect for those who want to spend the rest of the night in a tent or just to stay hours to enjoy the serenity of the vast beach space.
If you really want to have that peaceful stay with a few other beachgoers, we suggest that you try Ivory Beach Coast Calatagan.
How to Get to Ivory Beach Resort from Calatagan Bayan
From Calatagan Bayan, it will approximately take you less than 30 minutes to this hidden beach resort via tricycle.
Tricycle Fare to Ivory Resort: PHP 100/pax
Bus Fare to Calatagan: PHP 160/pax
Van Fare to Calatagan: PHP 180/pax
It’s a bit far from Calatagan Bayan so please, wag na nating baratin sila Kuya driver. 🙂
The Ivory Beach Calatagan Resort
Angelic (my best friend) and I arrived at the beach at 1:00 in the afternoon already as we prepared some food and also went to the grocery to grab some snacks and drinks.
Being a beach lover, what I appreciate more about the place is its exclusivity.
I can actually compare this beach to the virgin beaches in my hometown, Masbate.
Also, although there are a number of pitched tents in the area, still, the feeling of peace and stillness of the place is there.
Or maybe because I was just too focused on how lovely the ocean is. Even if low tide siya. Hehe.
The water was not high when we arrived. Sad because we weren’t able to fully enjoy the beach.
But, we enjoyed cooking/roasting or should I say ‘toasting’ hotdogs. Haha! We had a very lovely chef by the way. Love how she made our hotdogs so yummy!
Going back to the beach, I also love that this resort is blessed with trees that bring shade to the beachgoers. It also has tables and some areas have hammocks as well. Not sure though if it was brought by the guests as well.
Although we stayed for just two hours because it started to rain, my heart was still filled with so much happiness.
It has actually been my greatest joy ever since to be in the beach while raining.
All the more when I am already swimming! Huhu! That’s why it was hard for me to leave earlier. I wish I could still see the rain over this vast beach as it gives me the feeling of peace and joy each time I see the calm waters and the pouring rain combined.
I wish I can stay but I can’t.
But still, I left the beach with a happy heart, thanking God for another prayer fulfilled – to be with nature again and to experience the rain at the beach.
Casa De Segunda, situated in the busy streets of Lipa, Batangas, is now a 136-year old ancestral house. This is not the typical ancestral house as this is where Jose Rizal’s first love, Segunda Solis Katigbak, lived.
I was all the more fascinated when I learned that before going inside, guests should ring the old bell to enter the casa! Being a city girl who is not used to seeing something like this in the metro, I felt I was transported to the 1880s era.
We entered an old gate and a number of Balete trees welcomed us. It was not that creepy for me as old houses always fascinate me – minus the infamous things that happened there, of course. This has been home to some Japanese as well when they forced Filipino to surrender their homes to them. Thinking about it, ilan na kaya ang namatay sa bahay na ‘to?
The old fountain at the center of the front yard caught my attention first. Its design made me think of how creative the people were before. And mind you, it’s still intact and working.
After a while, I saw an old woman now present and mingling with the team. Found out that she is the granddaughter of Segunda Katigbak.
The History of Casa De Segunda
Casa De Segunda is named after Jose Rizal’s first love, Segunda Solis Katigbak. The house is built in 1860s by Don Norberto Calao Katigbak, a gobernadorcillo, from 1862 to 1863, and was given to his daughter, Doña Segunda Solis Katigbak, Dr. Jose Rizal’s first love.
The house has been repaired in the year 1956 by Paz-Luz Dimayuga and eventually declared as one of the national heritage houses in the Philippines by the National Historic Institute.
Now, Casa De Segunda has been opened to the public as a museum for 20 years already.
A Tour Inside Casa De Segunda
Lola Lilet Malabanan, the granddaughter of Segunda Katigbak (she calls her Lola Unday), has been the tour guide of the casa for over 20 years already.
She started to tour us around the first floor of the house. As she was looking back, she noted about how the Katigbak Family were so prominent before, how the Japanese invaded the big houses of Lipa, and how Lipa has been one of the richest towns before because it was once the sole coffee maker/exporter worldwide.
The first floor now looks like a receiving area with a big painting of Segunda Katigbak, old sala set, and some old pots and ornaments.
_Upon entrance, you will see this big portrait of Segunda Katigbak like her way of welcoming you to her house.
After checking out the living room, we went straight to their dining area. Plates and glasses used by the Katigbak’s were still there and intact together with the cooking wares.
While Lola Milet was talking about their dining area, I was actually thinking I hope our family also tried to keep some of the old things and bauls of our great-great grandparents. What we only have now is the aparador of our Lola. Hope our Lolo’s baul is still in our ancestral house in Masbate.
Anyway, going back, after touring around the first floor, we were guided to the second floor of Casa De Segunda. I was amazed by how grand the casa is. Naisip ko, anu-ano kaya ang mga nangyari dito noon?
And then a strong wind blew us while Lola’s still touring us around. Medyo creepy. I can feel something heavy. Hehe.
They went to the rooms while I was still enjoying the fresh air of Lipa.
I love how well-ventilated the place is. Every where I look, I see windows. Nakakatuwa.
We went to the bedrooms of the house as well and it’s a bit creepy for me. Hehe.
I don’t know but the makabayan in me is proud that there’s a house that was spared in wars because this tells so much about the past.
Ever since I went to Corregidor and Bataan, I’m glad that my trips are all connected with history. I am not really interested before with history even in my highschool and college years, but everything has changed after my trip to Corregidor. Its like really going back to your roots and knowing what really happened then.
If you are around Lipa and would like to have a sidetrip at Casa De Segunda, please see below details.
This is the second stop of our two-day CALABARZON Culinary Tour. Warmest thanks to the Department of Tourism Region IV-A and to QuePATTA (Quezon Province Association of Travel and Tour Agencies).
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Culinary Tours or Food crawls are truly one of the best ways to explore a place. Not only you get to experience local dishes but, you’ll get to know more about their rich culture and heritage as well.
Last April 2019, I was fortunate to experience the beauty of CALABARZON and its delicious local dishes and delicacies. I’ve been to all areas of CALABARZON for mountain climbing, beach bumming, glampings, and staycations but I’ve never tried exploring their food.
But glad that I can now fully say that CALABARZON is indeed blessed with history, culture, people, and FOOD.
Together with the Department of Tourism Region IV (CALABARZON) and QuePATTA (Quezon Province Association of Travel and Tour Agencies), for two days, we ranged over the province, met lovely people (their passion for food is WOW!) and ate mouthwatering cuisines in CALABARZON.
Calabarzon, also spelled as CALABARZON, formally known as Southern Tagalog Mainland and designated as Region IV-A, is an administrative region in the Philippines. The region comprises five provinces: Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon, and one highly urbanized city, Lucena. – Wikipedia
The region is situated south of the National Capital Region, and is bordered by the Manila Bay in the west, Lamon Bay and the Bicol Region in the east, the Tayabas Bay and Sibuyan Sea in the south, and the provinces of Aurora, Bulacan, and Metro Manila in the north. It is home to places like Mount Makiling near Los Baños, Laguna and the Taal Volcano in Talisay, Batangas.
TheCALABARZON Culinary Tour
This CALABARZON Culinary Tour is being offered by the QuePATTA (Quezon Province Association of Travel and Tour Agencies).
The organization, together with the DOT Region IV-A believes that CALABARZON is so much blessed with heirloom cuisines that should never be forgotten. Thus, the CALABARZON Culinary Tour was born.
The Two-Day Culinary Tour
This is actually my first time to experience a food crawl and I loved everything about it. Everything was well organized and the chosen restaurants speak so much about its own native land. Listed below is our itinerary for our CALABARZON Food Trip.
Quezon’s Best House Of Pasalubong And Restaurant – Tiaong, Quezon
Earthkeepers’ Garden And Restaurant – Tiaong, Quezon
Ouan’s The Farm Resort – Lucena, Quezon
Luisa and Daughter Restaurant – Lucena, Quezon
Quezon Capitol Building Lucena, Quezon | Sidetrip
Kamayan Sa Palaisdaan – Tayabas, Quezon
Air Summit Gourmet – Tayabas, Quezon | Sidetrip
Fisher’s Lake – Tayabas, Quezon | Sidetrip
Food Carving in Paete – Paete, Laguna | Sidetrip
Kape Kesada – Paete, Laguna
Balaw Balaw Restaurant – Angono, Rizal
Yes, friends. We went to all these restaurants! If you are interested to know more about our food tour, read on.
DAY 1 – Cavite – Batangas – Quezon
Day 1 was well spent. I guess it was clever to start in Silang, Cavite for the food tour since our last destination is in Angono, Rizal. Since we will start in Cavite, and I am from Cavite, I opted to go straight to our first destination. The entire day was full of fun and energy (hi, super hyper blogger friends!) PLUS food! Never been so full in my life. Haha!
As mentioned in my blog review of Asiongs, if you are looking for a chill place with huni ng mga ibon and Imelda Papin songs in the background, this is your abode.
Being a chill-probinsyana-turned-nagpapaka-busy-city girl, Asiong is something that I wanted to spend my weekend with.
This restaurant is secludedly located inside Silang’s lush greens. Upon entrance, you’ll already feel relaxed as this is not the typical modern designed restaurant.
What to Order at Asiong’s of Cavite?
We went here for breakfast and here’s some of the dishes we ate. Don’t forget about the Pancit Pusit, please! Also, if you happen to visit Asiongs, you may want to look for the very hands on owner, Mr. Sonny Lua. I don’t know, he’s like a magnet. He made me laugh so hard with his witty jokes. Hehe. You’ll love the history of Asiong’s as well. Check it out in my Asiong’s Caviteno Restaurant Review.
Personally, Asiong’s is something that I’ll visit again for my next Silang, Cavite adventure. Maybe I’ll plan to try their lunch or dinner together with my Mama during the cold season.
I thought we will be dining here for lunch pero nag side trip lang pala kami. Hehe.
Casa De Segunda in Lipa, Batangas is very rich in history as this casa was built in the year 1880. This 136-year-old house surpassed World War I and II already and is the only remaining old house in Lipa.
I love how nature welcomed us here. Everywhere I see, plants and trees are present. Earthkeepers indeed!
What to order at Earthkeeper’s Garden Restaurant?
What’s good about Earthkeepers is they are serving food in glass bottles/jars and banana leaves. Earthkeeper’s served us another surprising merienda.
We ate Sinulbot, a pre-kalamay merienda which is a rice cake, by the way. It’s sauce is made of coconut milk with brown sugar. With Sinulbot, we were served cold Buko Juice straight from the backyard of Earthkeepers!
5. Ouan’s The Farm Resort
Location: Lucena, Quezon
After a day full of activities and food, we were welcomed by one of the most popular resorts in Quezon, the Ouan’s The Farm Resort.
What I love about this resort is it is surrounded by trees. This family resort was also the venue for our candlelight dinner and Tagayan night, a special ceremony for VVIP as per QuePATTA’s Officer, Ms. Tina Tagala.
We are also humbled to know their family history through Retired General Recaredo Sarmiento II’s museum. Glad and inspired to hear their very story from the retired general himself. I guess his love for his family and wife is the reason for all his successes in life.
Day 2 | Quezon – Laguna – Rizal
Day 2 is actually more full blast than our first day. We started with Quezon ending in Angono, Rizal. We also had side trips to different places to go while in Quezon and Laguna.
1. Grandma’s Kitchen – Ouan’s The Farm Resort
Our Day 2 started with a heavy breakfast from the quaint and lovely restaurant of Ouan’s Resort called Grandma’s Kitchen.
It is situated beside the resort’s swimming pools so you can already feel refreshed while watching friends and families enjoying the pool.
What to Order at Ouan’s The Farm Resort?
For breakfast, we had Malunggay Omellete, Tinapa, Quezon Longganisa, fried rice and lots of tomatoes. I also wanna note their coffee as I can compare it that of Banaue!
2. Luisa and Daughter Restaurant
Location: Lucena, Quezon
After bidding goodbye to Ouan’s Resort, which had been an instant favorite, we went straight to Luisa and Daughter Restaurant.
Luisa and Daughter Restaurant is a humble family-run restaurant in Quezon.
Address: Km. 101, Tiaong, 4325 Quezon
Phone Number: (042) 545 7112
Operating Hours: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Here we were taught how to make Pancit Chami which can be regular or hot and spicy. Of course, I love how tasteful the spicy one is. It’s also a bit more salty and more saucy.
What to order at Luisa and Daughter Restaurant?
Pancit Chami is best paired with turon! And don’t forget to put on some calamansi for a more appetizing Pancit Chami!
After a quick side trip to Quezon’s Capitol, we went straight to the popular Kamayan sa Palaisdaan in Tayabas, Quezon for our lunch.
It was actually surreal to me because I have been reading this only before and finally, I get to explore and experience this restaurant with a man-made pond. The pond has over 60 floating kubo.
What to order at Kamayan Sa Palaisdaan?
After being served with grilled liempo (my favorite, of course!), grilled tilapia, and ginataang suso with pako, we were serenaded by this group of handsome Titos! I love them singing the hits today like ‘Buwan’ of Juan Carlos among others.
Never thought I’ll get back to Kape Kesada after three years, I guess? This quaint coffee shop / art gallery situated at the heart of Paete, Laguna is just minutes away from the Paete church, Municipal Hall, and as far as I remembered, it is also near the wood carvers of Paete.
What to Order at Kape Kesada
Here we ate Kalamay (we call this Biko in Masbate), Minani (cubed cassava fried in garlic and salt ) and Laksa. Laksa, vegetables in coconut milk, is best paired with biko. It was a surprise at first but when I got to try it, it really blended well with the biko!
I think I ate around 10 pieces of biko that I forgot to take a picture! Haha!
7. Balaw-Balaw Restaurant
Location: Angono, Rizal
Address: Doña Justa Street, Angono, 1930 Lalawigan ng Rizal
It was around 8PM when we arrived at Balaw-Balaw Restaurant in Angono, Rizal. Here I was surprised that Balaw-Balaw is actually an art gallery as well.
The interior of the restaurant is pretty quaint and I feel that the place together with its paintings and stuff tells a number of different stories. I would love to explore more and ask about the gallery next time I visit the place.
What to order at Balaw-Balaw Restaurant?
Balaw-Balaw is not your ordinary restaurant. Aside from the exotic food choices, Balaw-Balaw is also housing paintings, sculptures, among others.
For the food, I suggest you try their best seller, Minaluto. Minaluto is actually like paella with seafood, fried chicken at pork. You can also choose from their yellow (turmeric) or black (with tinta ng pusit) rice.
I was actually surprised by their food servings here:
Nilasing na hipon – this dish is made of shrimps marinated in alcohol, coated and then deep fried until golden.
Lauya – beef soup
Binalot na itik sa pita – native duck wrapped in pita bread
Minaluto – this is actually like the usual Paella. You may order the yellow rice (turmeric) or the black one (squid rice).
If given another time to visit Angono, I will definitely try again Balaw-Balaw Restaurant because I feel like I haven’t fully checked out the place when we were there.
CALABARZON Foodtrip Side trips
While going around on your food tour, here are some side trips that you may want to check out.
1. Food Carving in Paete
Location: Paete, Laguna
One good stop we had was the food carving in Paete, Laguna by Ernesto Sena (ship and flowers in vase) and Nomiric Baisas (flowers and eagle). Love that I actually got to experience actual food carving here in Paete!
2. Quezon Provincial Capitol
Location: Tayabas, Quezon
This century-old building in Tayabas is considered a national treasure. Its breathtaking Neoclassical Art-Deco style was designed by Architect Juan Arellano and is serving as an alarm clock for its people. Here, a familiar siren is being heard three times a day – at 7 in the morning, 12 noon and 5 in the afternoon.
Air Summit Gourmet is a sister-restaurant of Kamayan sa Palaisdaan. It is an airplane-turned-restaurant still in Tayabas, Quezon, minutes away from Kamayan sa Palaisdaan.
I love how they have their own ‘immigration office’ where guests can ‘check-in’ before going up the plane. We were glad to be assisted by the owners of Kamayan to explore Air Summit. Wish we can go back and really experience dining here!
4. Fishers Lake
Location: Tayabas, Quezon
Address: Lucban – Tayabas Rd, Tayabas, Quezon
Phone Number: (042)793-3654/55 0918.951.0460 or 0917.556.2642
Another sister restaurant of Kamayan sa Palaisdaan, Fisher’s Lake boasts an upscale-ish Kamayan sa Palaisdaan. One unique experience you will get is, since the tables soaked in the water, you’ll get to experience to eat with fishes on your feet. Free foot massage, everyone!
Looking back to our two-day super foodie tour, which I thought was not possible by the way, I was glad that it was properly and strategically organized as I have never felt the hassle of touring around for days. Imagine going around CALABARZON in just two days?
With this, I highly suggest you contact Ms. Tina Tagala if you are interested to join a Culinary Tour around CALABARZON.
We would also like to express our appreciation to Stella Salvacion (My Journey Travel and Tours President), Nino Magararo (Rainsummer Travel and Tours Vice-President), Maria Luisa Villabroza (Myles Travel and Tours), and Marilyn Mendiola (Sunburst Travel and Tours Treasurer).
My warmest thanks to the Department of Tourism CALABARZON and QUEPATTA for showing us how beautiful and wonderful CALABARZON is!
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True to its tagline, Eat, Sleep, Relax, Repeat, you will never leave Nayomi Sanctuary Resort without having that glorious feeling of being pampered to the fullest!
Wanna know a trivia? Nayomi Sanctuary Resort is actually a property of the Prats Family. Yes! The resort has long been a family vacation resort ever since but eventually opened the establishment to the public around 2015.
Located in Balete, Batangas, this 14,418 square meters resort is an hour and a half drive from Metro Manila but around two hours if you chose to commute.
If you are looking for a place to unwind, relax, and just forget about the hustle and bustle of the city, Nayomi resort is one of the perfect places to go to.
Aside from the magical glamping tents that they are offering, they also have hotel rooms, villas, and dorms that has delicate interior designs which is perfect for your family, barkada, and special someone.
Nayomi Sanctuary Resort Glamping Experience
Last February 6-7, 2017, my best friend and I went to Nayomi for an overnight staycation in one of their glamping tents.
Even though we stayed for just a little over 24 hours, I fell in love with everything about Nayomi: overlooking Taal Lake and Batangas mountains, weather is cold just like that of Tagaytay, instagrammable spots are just about everywhere, everything is clean and well-maintained, and lastly, the employees are all so courteous, kind, and welcoming!
Every time I enter a hotel/resort may it be for the purpose of review or just staycation with family or business trip, what I always look forward to is how the employees treats me and the people around me.
What I love about Nayomi is that they know how to treat their guests with utmost care and they never forget to ask how’s your stay, how’s the meal.. And I think it’s not because they know that I am reviewing the resort but because I saw how they treat other guests as well.
So, kudos to the management for having such employees!
After about 1 and 30 minute travel time from Manila, not to mention the long and cold tricycle ride to the resort, we finally arrived at around 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon. We were welcomed by their guard full of smile as he graciously assist us to the reception area.
As we entered the resort, we already saw how wide and beautiful the area is.
I don’t really know why but I feel like I was entering a familiar place, a picturesque, comforting haven that I’ve been longing for months – Yes! I feel home.
After months of thinking about an escape from the city, I was perfectly sure that time that Nayomi is the place I was looking for. The big NAYOMI letters to my left were as if smiling at me, saying that they have been waiting for us.
We then headed to the reception area and were welcomed and greeted by Ms. Len Zara, Nayomi’s Reservation Manager with a smile and welcome drinks.
Here’s our welcome drink, a combination of pineapple and orange juice! Surprisingly delicious!
After a little chit-chat, off we went to our glamping tent which is Tent no. 4. We were assisted by two of their staff and we rode a golf cart! The road is in downward slope and Kuya drives a bit fast (or I’m just a bit scared. Haha!) but hey, we still managed to video the experience!
We were assisted by two of Nayomi Resort’s staff using their golf cart! So cool!
Nayomi Resort’s Glamping Tent
Since it is my first time to try glamping and to actually see one, I am amazed how everything was done and organized.
Aside from the picturesque view from our picnic table, I was also interested on how the glamping tent was set up. After we settled inside the tent, I had a quick stroll around our tent and saw the delicate materials to ensure that the tent has a strong foundation.
Our glamping tent is beautifully situated facing Batangas mountains. <3
I so love the our overall glamping space! Here’s why:
We have our very own toilet! Not shared!
Nayomi Sanctuary Resort didn’t forget to make a separate picnic table inside the glamping area maybe for a more private chit-chat or sessions with the group
As mentioned earlier, Nayomi Sanctuary Resort has been in its full operation since 2015 but everything on our area is well-maintained and very clean!
Our glamping tent (no. 4) was situated facing the Batangas mountains leaving a perfect nature view while having coffee or relaxing inside the tent.
Colorful banderitas added to the charm of our glamping tent!
Big light bulbs are just so lovely at night <3
Here’s our glamping area at night and day time. So magical. 🙂
GLAMPING AT DAYTIME
GLAMPING AT NIGHT
Want to know what’s inside our glamping tent? Let me tour you inside!
Our glamping tent is so big and wide that it can actually house 6 to 8 persons!
3 Double Beds
6 Big and Fluffy Pillows
5 Throw Pillows
1 Electric Mosquito Zapper
2 Do-it-yourself Lamps
1 Wooden Chest
3 Power Outlets
1 Industrial Electric Fan
Towels for each of the guest
1 Dream Catcher (so cute!)
How’s our sleep?
Angelic slept a bit earlier than the usual maybe because of the cold weather and maybe because our stomach is full! Haha. However, me on the other hand was starting to write about Nayomi. I think I slept at around 1:30AM to the sounds of crickets outside.
It was 6:15AM when we woke up. We were about to see the sunrise but was not able to catch it because it’s still so cold outside!
Anyway, I think had one of the best sleeps of my life.
I honestly thought that I would be a bit scared because you know, you’re just inside a pretty tent, what if someone peeks, opens the tent, or anything! Haha! But yeah, I had a really sound sleep.
Glamping Rates and Packages
If you decide to go glamping with your friends, you can just spend around P1,350 each for the glamping tent.
Glamping Package Inclusions
1 Big Tent
1 Industrial Electric Fan
3 Queen beds
1 electric mosquito zapper
A Quick Tour Inside Nayomi Santuary Resort
After settling inside our tent, we changed to our swimming attires but before we headed to the pool, we had a quick stroll inside the resort.
What to expect?
Overlooking Taal Lake and Batangas Mountains
Very cold weather from late afternoon till morning
Hot weather from around 8AM to 3PM (We visited last February 2017)
Peaceful and homey vibe
Delicious Filipino food
2 swimming pools
From breakfast to merienda and dinner, we have enjoyed all dishes served to us! Especially the Sinigang na Baboy!
Tips and Reminders
Bring toiletries as this is not included in the package
If you are looking for a night life, this one is not for you. But you can also order drinks from Anahaw Restaurant and chill in your own picnic table
Absolutely no wi-fi
Children 0-7 years old are considered free of charge
Bringing of food that are not from Nayomi are not allowed. Please take note of this as you will be charged accordingly
Additional per head is PHP 1,000++ with free breakfast
Bringing of any drink that are not from Nayomi are not allowed. Corkage is PHP 1.00/ML
Pets are not allowed
Resort and Glamping Recommendations
While we love our stay at the resort, listed below are just some of the recommendations to the management that I hope they would somehow consider to talk about 🙂
I think our glamping experience would be the best if we have a campfire nearby. Or maybe at least a common campfire area if it’s not possible to have one per tent. I can imagine myself while roasting marshmallows! That would be so much fun!
I hope the T&B has hot water because it’s really cold in the evening and morning haha!
Maybe you can also consider to have a shuttle from Manila to the resort. While it’s perfectly fine for me to travel by bus and tricycle, I’m actually thinking about families who doesn’t have their own service going to the resort. Plus, the tricycle ride is really long and bumpy. I also can’t imagine myself riding the tricycle to and from the resort at night.
How to get to Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
From Manila via PUV:
From Shaw, Boulevard, take a bus going to Lipa, Batangas. In our case, we waited for around 15-30 minutes for buses bound to Lipa. Luckily, Alps stopped for us. We also learned that they are not allowed to stop along Shaw. So better go to LRT Buendia or Cubao terminals bound to Lipa, Batangas to save time waiting.
Travel Time: 2 hours
Inform conductor to drop you off Tambo Bus Stop just right after the Lipa tollway. Anyway, if feel like the traffic is slowly building up, then you’re already near the frop off place. One sign as well is the Jolibee on your right which is also after the tollway.
Once you got off, cross the street and take the jeepney going to SM Lipa/Robinsons Lipa. Tell Kuya Driver to drop you off Starbucks/Shakeys. It is just right after the footbridge.
Travel Time: 10 minutes
Cross the street again to the side of Shakeys and Starbucks. From there you will see a line of tricycles. Tell Kuya Driver that you’ll be going to Nayomi Sanctuary Resort. Typically, all the drivers know Nayomi already.
Travel Time: 20-30 minutes
Fare: P200- P300
Tip: Make sure to ask Kuya driver how much the fare is. Based on our experience, Kuya Driver first said that fare is P150. Then later on changed to P200. After we get off Nayomi (after 30minutes, I guess), we handed P250 to him instead of P200 since we feel like P250 is really worth the long and bumpy ride.
Nayomi Sanctuary Resort Details
Location: JM Katigbak Street Barangay Alangilan Balete Batangas, Philippines 4219
Since I have been looking for a quiet place to unwind, Nayomi Sanctuary Resort was actually the answer to it. I highly recommend this resort if you also want peace and full relaxation to end a stressful week. What adds to the thrill is that I spent it in a beautiful glamping tent. 🙂
From my first glamping experience, to the staff, food, services, and cleanliness of the resort, I can say that I am now in love with Nayomi! Can’t wait to be back soon with my Mama!
The Prats family really knows how to train their staff and maintain the resort. Two thumbs up for this amazing experience!