The Farm at San Benito Batangas Resort: Wellness Treatments, Activities, Where to Stay

The Farm at San Benito Batangas Resort: Wellness Treatments, Activities, Where to Stay

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The Farm at San Benito's outdoor pool and vegetarian dishesPhotos by The Farm at San Benito

Batangas is famous for its beaches, diving in Anilao, and beach resorts near Manila, that’s why it’s a popular destination for those looking for teambuilding resorts near Manila and for weekend roadtrip destinations near Manila. Aside from beaches, Batangas is also home to one of the best luxury mountain resorts near Manila: The Farm at San Benito. 

Located in Lipa, Batangas, The Farm at San Benito is a hidden oasis known for its luxury and holistic approach when it comes to medical wellness. The 48-hectare property is home to a lush forest, a medical center called the Holistic Sanctuary, two spa facilities, three restaurants, over 40 suites, and villas, and of course, its own farm from where the restaurants and spa source some of their ingredients. It is one of the most popular wellness resorts in the Philippines.

All of its facilities and amenities contribute to The Farm’s five healing components: holistic integrative medical services; nurturing spa treatments and hydrotherapy water wellness; plant-based whole food vegan cuisine; mindful movement and functional fitness; and a healing environment and heartfelt service.

A stay at The Farm Batangas will make you easily forget that there’s an outside world, as all you need for a relaxing retreat is here. There are the man-made waterfalls and swimming pools for those who want to cool off, the meditation salas for those who want to reflect and take in the serene surroundings, the free fitness and meditation activities for those who want to stay fit physically and mentally, and there’s even a 300-year-old mango tree in the middle of the property for those who just want to appreciate nature.

Families and those with pets can bring everyone along, as The Farm at San Benito Batangas is one of the best kid- and pet-friendly resorts near Manila. There are even programs specifically designed for children. Of course, those who want to escape by themselves or with a partner will also find a tranquil sanctuary here. To ensure that each guest’s stay is completely worry-free, everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19 before they can enjoy the property. 

Whether you plan to stay for several nights or just for a The Farm at San Benito day tour, this guide to the eco-luxury holistic medical wellness resort will help you maximize your visit.

How to Get to The Farm at San Benito

Aerial view of The Farm at San BenitoPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

The Farm is roughly 65 kilometers from the south of Metro Manila, a drive that will take around 90 to 120 minutes, depending on the traffic. From SLEX, drive straight to the STAR Tollway via the ACTEX. Take Exit 78 or the Balete Exit and turn left on Balete Road. After around two kilometers, you’ll see a Caltex gas station on your right. Turn right here and then turn left at SM Lipa. Then, turn right at General Luna Street and follow the signs that will lead you to The Farm.

If you don’t have your own vehicle, you may rent a car in Manila to Batangas.

Where to Stay at The Farm at San Benito 

Lakan VillaPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

When it comes to The Farm at San Benito rooms or accommodations, guests are spoiled for choice, as there are 12 different kinds spread across the property. These may be booked individually or as part of The Farm at San Benito wellness packages. Here’s a quick rundown of where you can stay at The Farm:

Sulu Terraces

Sulu TerracesPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

Those who want a rustic but cozy retreat should stay at The Farm at San Benito’s Sulu Terrace, which is inspired by a traditional Filipino rice barn.

Palmera Suites

Palmera Suite InteriorPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

Staying at a Palmera Suite at The Farm will provide you with a semi-private garden and patio, as well as an open-air shower.

Palmera Glass Villa

Palmera GlassPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

This villa’s floor-to-ceiling glass windows will give you a peaceful view of the lush surroundings in The Farm.

Anahaw Family Villa

Anahaw Family VillaPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

The Anahaw Family Villas at The Farm are inspired by traditional Filipino leaf-roofed houses and overlook a beautiful stream.

Garden Villa

Garden VillaPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

A stay at a Garden Villa will allow you to relax and meditate in your own private lanai and garden in The Farm.

Garden Glass Villa

Garden Glass VillaPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

Indulge in a luxurious bath in The Farm's Garden Glass Villa with open-air but private bathtub.

Narra Pool Villa

Narra Pool VillaPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

One of the most-booked villas at The Farm, the Narra Pool Villa comes with its own plunge pool, a private garden, and a terrace overlooking the verdant forest.

Master Villa

Master VillaPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

As its name suggests, the 341-square-meter Master Villa in The Farm offers a luxurious experience, with views of the Malarayat mountain range, a fully equipped kitchen, and a large private garden with a swimming pool.

The Lakan

Lakan VillaPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

With two bedrooms, a central living area, gardens with koi ponds, a kitchenette, and a swimming pool, The Lakan can accommodate up to four adults and two children, making it a good option for families or groups of friends staying at The Farm.

Bamboo Villa

Bamboo VillaPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

The two Bamboo Villas at The Farm offer guests a private lanai, a breakfast nook, a walk-in closet, and indoor and outdoor showers.

Mahogany Pool Villa

Mahogany Pool VillaPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

The Mahogany Pool Villas of The Farm each feature a private pool, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a terrace.

Mahogany Luxury Villa

Mahogany Luxury Pool VillaPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

With only one of its kind, the Mahogany Luxury Villa in The Farm has a total area of 600 square meters. It has two bedrooms, a private pool, a living area, a kitchenette, and an indoor bathtub, ensuring its guests are pampered 24/7.

What to Do at The Farm at San Benito 

Massage at The Farm at San BenitoPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

Many travelers and wellness enthusiasts looking for luxury retreats in the Philippines also consider the services, treatments, and other things to do when booking a vacation. Fortunately, guests can try many treatments and activities at The Farm at San Benito, with some of them being complimentary. 

Check out the list of things you can do during your stay at The Farm.

Holistic Sanctuary Programs

Medical consultation at the Farm at San BenitoPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

The Farm offers a one-of-a-kind wellness retreat in the Philippines, and its Holistic Sanctuary offers integrated medical programs that help address a wide range of health concerns, including difficulty sleeping, diabetes, mental illnesses, and cancer. Of course, before any program or treatment is started, a consultation with a health expert from The Farm is first conducted. 

Some of the popular treatments, programs, and services that you can book at the Holistic Sanctuary of The Farm at San Benito include a Live Blood Analysis, Colon Hydrotherapy, IV Therapy, Sleep Induction Program, Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program, and Holistic Cancer Care. The best way for you to figure out which one is best for you is to book a Holistic Health Conversation or a Medical Consultation with The Farm.

The Holistic Sanctuary also offers guests holistic aesthetic programs and treatments. These include body contouring programs, pimple scars and blemishes removal, skin rejuvenation, facials, peels, and dental hygiene and aesthetics.

If you are traveling with children, they can try some of The Farm’s programs and treatments specially made for kids, like the Nutritional Conversation, Live Blood Analysis, and Psychoemotional Stabilizing Techniques.

Healing Sanctuary Treatments

Chlorophyll body wrapPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

Guests in The Farm may indulge in pampering and luxurious spa treatments at the Healing Sanctuary. There are several signature treatments that are offered here, including body polishes, wraps, and massages, but one of the most popular treatments is the Hilot Haplos, a two-hour traditional Filipino treatment.

First, you’ll indulge in a body scrub made freshly made from coconut cream and powdered cocoa and then you’ll enjoy a luxurious and warm coconut milk bath. Finally, you’ll recharge with a traditional Filipino hilot massage.

You may also try other treatments that are best paired with some of the treatments from the Holistic Sanctuary. The Yin Yang Body Polish is a purification treatment that is best paired with either a Colon Hydrotherapy or an Ozone Therapy, while the detoxifying treatment Skin Kayud & Kalawag Body Detox with Curcumin can be complemented with either a Colon Hydrotherapy, Liver Cleansing, or Liver Compress.

As with the medical programs, there are also spa treatments that you can let your children experience, including Hilot Musmos, a Lullaby Massage, and a Choco Milk Body Scrub.

Acqua Hydrotherapy Sanctuary Treatments

Acqua Therapy at The Farm at San BenitoPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

Located right beside the Healing Sanctuary, the Acqua Sanctuary of The Farm offers several hydrotherapy treatments. These programs use water and special facilities including an Onsen bath, infrared sauna, pressurized Jacuzzi, floatation pool, pressure pool, and Vichy shower to help your body relax and recover. 

One of the signature treatments you can try here is the two-hour Acqua Relaxation Therapy, a  treatment created to help calm your body and mind and boost your metabolism by increasing the blood flow to the muscles.

The treatment starts with an Onsen bath, which is then immediately followed by a pressurized Jacuzzi. You’ll then enjoy flotation therapy, a sensory deprivation experience that can help lessen your stress and anxiety. Finally, you’ll experience a 90-minute relaxation massage that uses long strokes to help bring you to a more relaxed state.

Free scheduled activities and The Farm facilities 

Yoga at the Farm at San BenitoPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

There are many The Farm at San Benito amenities and facilities where you can enjoy scheduled and unscheduled activities for free.

Once you check-in at The Farm, you’ll be provided a weekly activity sheet which will show you the available scheduled activities available during your stay, including morning and afternoon walks, Mandala flower arranging, restorative yoga classes, functional fitness classes, energizing Yin yoga classes, high-intensity interval training, and sound healing. Just take note that you need to register at least one day before your preferred activity.

If you want to explore The Farm on your own time, you may also do so. You can visit the meditation salas to help you reflect and ruminate, cool off at one of the swimming pools, or take in the majesty of the 300-year-old mango tree on the property.

Where to Eat at The Farm at San Benito

Since The Farm believes in holistic wellness, staying here means you also get to eat healthy and nutritious food. The quality of the food here is top-notch, and The Farm has received several international awards for its healthy creations. Thanks to its three restaurants, Alive!, Prana, and PESCE, The Farm at San Benito's menu is as varied as its guests’ food preferences.


Granola from Alive! RestaurantPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

Alive! is a vegan restaurant that sources most of its ingredients from The Farm itself. Its offers a mix of raw food and cooked dishes, all of which are specially created to be high in fiber, nutrients, antioxidants, probiotics, and essential enzymes. The restaurant also creates meals and diets to complement some of the holistic programs of the guests. The daily breakfast buffet is also served here.

Don’t underestimate the taste of the food at Alive! Just because it’s vegan and healthy doesn’t mean it’s also not scrumptious. The Crispy Corn with Chili and Lemon will surprise you. It may look simple, but it packs some serious flavor in each bite. The Pad Thai Noodles are also a must-try, and those who are hardcore meat lovers might just be converted by the Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower, which tastes just like Buffalo chicken wings.


Prana's vegetarian dishesPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

Out of the three dining outlets, Prana is the newest one. It is inspired by the concept of Ayurveda, an Indian holistic approach that seeks to balance one's body, mind, and soul. Here you can order vegetarian food and drinks to help nourish your body. Like Alive!, most of its ingredients are sourced from The Farm’s gardens. Must-tries include the Red Lentil Soup with Pita Bread, Chili Poppers, and Stir Fry Tofu.


PESCE's mediterranean platterPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

Those who find it hard to subscribe to a strict vegetarian or vegan diet will appreciate PESCE, the pescetarian restaurant of The Farm. Of the three restaurants, it also has the most laid-back ambiance, allowing you to fully enjoy dishes like Tuna & Salmon Ceviche, Prawn Saffron Bisque, and Spaghetti Con Gamberetti guilt-free.

If you’re up for some celebratory drinks, alcoholic beverages, including beers and wines, are also served in all three restaurants.

Pamper yourself with a stay at The Farm at San Benito

The Farm at San Benito's Big LagoonPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

For an indulgent but healthy vacation in the Philippines, book a stay at The Farm at San Benito. It’s the perfect weekend getaway near Manila and a great addition to any Batangas itinerary. It’s also ideal for those looking for romantic places in the Philippines, eco-friendly resorts or pet friendly resorts near Manila

During your stay in one of the luxury resorts in the Philippines, you can also visit nearby Batangas tourist spots to make the most of your trip. For a more convenient and hassle-free experience, book any of our The Farm at San Benito wellness packages.

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