Retreat Resorts around the Philippines for All the Times You’ll Need a Real Break this Year

No need to go far for some much-needed rebooting.

You don’t have to go out of the country to escape the stress of the daily grind. Book your next vacation at these local resorts that promise 100% rest and relaxation that will leave you feeling as good as new!

Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos in Rizal

Eastridge Avenue, Binangonan, Rizal | (+632) 651-6888 | rizalreservations@thunderbird-asia.com | Website

This Rizal branch of the well-known Thunderbird Resorts and Casinos is a luxury hotel and casino located along Sierra Madre Mountain Range. It’s only an hour’s drive away from Manila and it boasts of its stunning views of Laguna de Bay at day and the Manila skyline at night.

At this resort, you can unwind and be exhilarated at the same time. You can take pleasure in a wonderful pampering at the Zaphira Spa, indulge in gastronomic eats at Olives Restaurant and Cabana Bar, and have fun at the Archery Range, Golf Course, Bike Trail, and Paintball Grounds that are free for you to use.

Or, you could try your luck at the Fiesta Casino; you don’t even have to be a high roller to enjoy!

Check their website for available promos and their next available dates.

Atmosphere Resorts and Spa in Negros Oriental

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Maayong Tubig, Dauin, Negros Oriental | (+63) 35-400-6940, (+63) 917-700-2048, (+63) 998-960-2289 | enquiries@atmosphereresorts.com | Website

This luxury boutique resort located at an old coconut plantation on Negros Oriental enjoys a beachfront where you can enjoy various water activities — and go island hopping to nearby Apo, Sumilon, and Siquijor Islands.

Guests can find physical and mental relaxation at this resort with the various treatments and wellness programs available to them—from massages and body treatments at the Sanctuary Spa, to yoga and meditation classes. If you’re just looking for peace and quiet while you read or work, you can find shelter in the central Shala, the Sanctuary Spa’s relaxation and reception area.

Atmosphere Resort also offers nutritional detox menus for those who want to cleanse their digestive system with healthy, natural meals.

And for the adventure seekers, you can opt to go hiking to the waterfalls of Mount Talinis, experience the Rush Zipline Adventure near Valencia, or take a tour of the mountains aboard an ATV bike.

No matter whom you’ll be going with — whether on your own, with a date, with your friends, or with the family — this resort will give you a unique experience enjoyable for everyone.

Check their website and book now.

The Farm at San Benito in Batangas

Brgy. Tipakan, Lipa City, Batangas | (+632) 884-8074,  (+63) 918-884-8078 | info@thefarm.com.ph | Website

The Farm at San Benito lets you get back in touch with nature with its eco-friendly facilities and wellness treatments. It’s located in the foothills of Mount Malarayat just an hour and a half drive from Manila. It calls itself a place for a “healing journey” where you’ll be physically, mentally, and spiritually recharged.

There are plenty of wellness activities you can do at The Farm. Other than its signature spa treatments, The Farm offers six retreats: Detox, Wellness Experience, Stress Management, Weight Management, Fitness, and Anti-age and Rejuvenation. You can choose which program to join during your stay, or try your hand at most of them. But for those who just want to keep it simple, you can also enjoy yoga and meditation, fitness training, a relaxing soak in the pool, or golfing.

Natural medical services like colon cleansing, internal organ compress, and acupuncture are also available for you to avail at the resort by licensed doctors.

The cuisine at The Farm ensures that you are also given wellness within with its farm to table meals that are absolutely guilt-free and chemical-free.

Experience this one-of-a-kind wellness retreat at least once in your life. Check their website and book now.

Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa in Antipolo

Loreland Farm Resort, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City | (+63) 917-544-4432, (+63)928-627-8897, (+632) 570-2532, (+632) 695-1965 | reservations@bienvenidotours.com | Facebook

Enjoy the stunning views of Laguna de Bay and the Manila Skyline at this unique spa destination at Antipolo City.

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For an entire day, you can avail of their relaxing spa and meditation services as well as indulge in their set meals at reasonably priced rates. Depending on which package you choose, the pool, sauna, body scrub, and more are free for you to enjoy.

If you want to spend the weekend at this relaxing getaway, you can book a room at Luljetta’s Place Bed and Breakfast only a mere walking distance from the hanging gardens. With its affordable room rates, you won’t think twice about getting your budget R&R here.

Check their website and book now.

Bahay Kalipay in Palawan

Lot 38E Hagedorn Road Extension, Brgy. San Pedro, Puerto Princesa, Palawan | (+63) 939-914-3414, (+63) 927-547-7871 | bahaykalipayretreats@gmail.com | Website

A yoga and detox retreat center tucked within the lush nature of Palawan, Bahay Kalipay (or “House of Happiness”) offers its guests a variety of healing arts modalities depending on what kind of R&R you need. You can attend their yoga, reiki, tai chi, or one-on-one inner dance classes, get a body scrub or massage, and take part in their natural body detox program or raw food meals workshops.

You can also visit the nearby eco-village, Maia Earth Village, for more peace and quiet and an overnight stay.

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They have ongoing retreat programs that you can join for 3 days at least and for a week at most, for when you need a long time off from the stress of the daily grind.

Check their website and book now.

What other local resorts are within your radar for a wellness and relaxation retreat? Share them with us below!