The Farm at San Benito
What We Love
- The food is all completely fresh; most comes from the gardens on-site
- There are plenty of secret nooks to explore on the property, including a rock pool with a waterfall
- Gorgeous animals roam the grounds, including a resident white peacock
- Your course of treatment is individually determined with a medical doctor who specializes in holistic healing
What To Know
- The property is 90 minutes from Manila; taxis from the airport are around $134 for two people, while round-trip transfers are $268 for two
- Best for those interested in health and wellness
- Food is raw and meatless
- WiFi is free throughout the resort
- Children 12 and under are not allowed in Palmera Suites
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Located in Lipa, The Farm at San Benito is in a rural location and close to Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club and San Sebastian Cathedral. This 5-star resort is within the vicinity of The Mabini Academy and Summit Point Golf and Country Club.
Make yourself at home in one of the 32 individually decorated guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 outdoor swimming pools and a health club. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s restaurant, where you can take in a garden view and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). While enjoying a refreshing dip in the resort pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
If you want a healthy and relaxing way to spend your weekend with your family, then The Farm at San Benito is the place that you have to explore.
This place promotes wellness. From the daily activities, to the food and yes, even their toiletries. Daily activities include walking around the entire area of The Farm, Yoga or using their gym facilities with a fitness coach. They serve only plant-based food that are so yummy. I particularly loved the afternoon tea partnered with their pichi-pichi and turones. My favorite breakfast meal was the Veggie Arrozcaldo 😍
We got the Glass Villa and it was absolutely beautiful.
The place was breathtaking! We will definitely come back to this place!
all vegetarian meals, so if you really prefers food something like this, go ahead. I suggest they also would like to serve regular diet meals. food cost a lot more than what you expect, taste not as good as expected. ambience is so quite perfect for reflections and energy revival. location, far from the city. over all, expensive for its amenities and service.
Deal Grocer provided us with a 3 day, 2 night heavenly stay in a glass suite at this marvelous, sprawling oasis. There were geese, peacocks roaming freely. It was like a 5 star leisure living in a forest. The accommodation was impeccable with glass walls and a view of a fountain and garden. The bed, my hubby said he'd never slept in a more comfortable bed as this one and I fully agree.The exterior tub was in an open bamboo area . There were three rainfall showers in the bathroom area. The coconut shampoo, scrub and conditioner produced there were very invigorating.There were pools to choose from; striking was the pool with its own natural waterfall and meditation area with a large pond.The property was huge to stroll around in and it was serenely peaceful. The staff were very pleasant and quiet with no loud talking nor shouting. The place is a health center that therapies for the soul and body are provided by professional, efficient staff . Only fresh, vegetarian food is served.,their produce harvested from their own garden. The place shuts out all the cares that one may have. It is a truly, relaxing heavenly oasis. All treatment rooms have glass walls that the outside of clinging vines and trees are visible. We even chanced on monkeys jumping from the branches.This place doesn't come cheap. But with the luxury , amenities and soothing pleasures the place offers,it is all well worth it. Fresh coconut however comes with a steep price of P500 so opt for some other drink. If there is one place one would be given a chance to go to in this lifetime, it has to be The Farm at San Benito.
This place is really well designed, maintained and managed. The rooms are great, the bathrooms is one of the nicest I ever saw, the food is delicious and the grounds are immaculate. We were worried that the kids will get bored but they had great fun as well. Highly recommend
- service / staff: generally very kind and warm.
- restaurant: food taste is much better than you expect
- workouts: gym instructor and classes are great (and generally not well attended so makes for a private and small class)
- villa: Narra villa. Generally very pleased with the condition and quality of the villa. The plunge pool is definitely a plus
- water spa: a 2-3 hour “course” is worth it for ~$120 of pools, jets, onsen, floatation tub etc.
- grounds: generally nice overall environment. Loved having geese and birds walking around the walk paths next to you
- Spa: massage experience was terrible. First try for a “deep tissue” was more like what you would do for a newborn baby massage. Left after 5 minutes. Second try I asked for a male masseuse and a treatment without oil. This is apparently not possible. All massages have to have oil. It’s strange that they couldn’t figure out a way to do a stronger “sports” massage without oil. In any case 0-2 and overall poor experience. At least they were kind enough not to charge me
- Restaurant: the food taste is wonderful for vegan but it’s probably because they use lots of salt, sugars and sauces. They cannot accommodate a no salt or sugar diet request which you would think is a standard at any similar concept resort. Just disappointed again at the lack of “service” to accommodate these simple requests
- Health aspect is really over exaggerated. As part of my “package” I was to receive a nutritional assessment (not received), holistic sanctuary orientation (lasted five minutes and a marketing tool to pitch their overpriced services).