I’ve been to Luljetta’s Hanging Garden and Spa last 2014 with some of my travel blogger friends and I am indeed lucky to be invited again to revisit the memorable place with them and some new sets of travel bloggers. And not only that, we had experienced “Tayo Na Sa Antipolo tour”. It was my first media tour with my family and we really enjoyed it. Let me take you to the places we’ve been in Antipolo…
Boso Boso Church
The first church was built as a mission church by the Franciscan missionaries. It was restored in 1986 and completed in 1995. I’m glad that they have preserved the original remaining façade of the old church. It is located in an old barrio in Antipolo named Boso Boso.
It was our first time to visit Nuestra Senora de la Annuciata Parish and there’s this feeling of serenity. I truly love old churches, and the place is so serene. It really feels good to pay a visit here and offer a prayer. Whenever I visited a church for the first time, I usually have a wish through a prayer intention.
Boso Boso Highlands Resort
Boso-Boso Highlands Resort is a family-friendly mountain hideaway. The resort has an overlooking mountain view that gives a fresh and relaxing ambiance. The resort offers private and dorm-type rooms, restaurant, swimming pools, sports amenities and convention center. All bedrooms have private verandas overlooking the lush greenery and view of Sierra Madre Mountain ranges and Laguna de Bay.
The resort facilities offers :
- 500 meters Zipline
- Public pools and kiddie pools
- Overlooking and open pavilion
- Family rooms and Guest house
- Open Cottages
- Jogging and walking path
- 250 Trekking Steps
- Wedding and other Special Events Venue
The hotel facilities offers :
- standard and family rooms with balcony and tv
- matrimonial bed with balcony & cable tv
- hot and cold shower
- wifi-access at the hotel lobb
- CCTV cameraas
- Conference Rooms for 50-300 persons
- Convention, Seminars and Team Building
- Meeting and Training
Sitio Cabading, Brgy. San Jose, Antipolo City
Secret Garden of Doris (SGD)
The Secret Garden of Doris is a 1.7 hectare farm in Antipolo. It was founded by Ms. Doris Lee, a hands-on agriculture advisor and communicator. SGC promotes the container gardening, it is a practice of growing herbs and edible plants in containers instead of planting them in the ground. I am an urban gardener and prefer container gardening as I don’t have a big garden to grow my vegetable plants.
SGD is also selling exotic fruit trees and organic products. They as well promote vegetable terraces and landscaping materials. I love how Ms. Doris encourages us millennials to have our own garden and be urban gardeners. One of her advocacy was every year, she’s a planning her birthday tree. That enlightened me and reminisced over my childhood dream : to have a secret garden. This is because of the cartoon I used to watch “Si Mary at ang lihim na hardin“. Now that I am married and have our own house, I am somewhat reliving that dream. I am happy that my husband is so supportive about it, we have a corner garden in which a malunggay tree grows and oregano plants, and a vertical garden full of vietnam rose, bacularis and aloe veras. I wish to have a birthday tree too as I was inspired by Ms. Doris, I can’t wait for my birthday next year.
Ms. Doris and her husband welcomed us with Antipolo’s suman (sweetened rice cake) and blue water ternate flower tea. According to Ms. Doris, the blue ternate flower helps regulate thyroid gland and cure infertility.
8B Sitio Malanim, Brgy. Dela Paz, Antipolo City
Casa Nieves and Kampai Sushi Bar
Antipolo Foodspotting? You can choose from Casa Nieves and Kampai Sushi Bar. Both located in Robinsons Antipolo. Casa Nieves is offers international cuisine : Spanish, Italian, American, Asian and Filipino dishes.As they said, “We bring the world to your table“. Casa Nieves is the home of paella and steaks.
Kampai Sushi Bar offers Japanese foods, music and drinks in one place. Japanese foods overload!
I love the cozy homey ambiance of Casa Nieves. I have this thing with ceilings and the restos ceiling wowed me! The whole restaurant interior is IG-worthy.
The Casa Nieves‘ seafood paella was everybody’s favorite. One of the best paella’s that I have tasted. Kampai Sushi Bar : Kamikaze Wings, Crazy Makis, Fried Gyoza and Sushi Platter. I love everything except that on the Sushi Platter. I only ate the California Makis, I am not a sushi fan, I don’t eat raw foods but sushi platters are definitely IG-worthy foods. Teehee!
Lower Ground Robinsons Place Antipolo , Antipolo City
Lower Ground Robinsons Place Antipolo , Antipolo City | http://www.kampaisushibar.com
After our sumptuous lunch, we headed to Costa Coffee. I am a coffee lover but it was my first time to have a cup of Costa Coffee. Costa coffee was first poured on our shores in 1971 at 9 Newport Street, London, by Sergio and Bruno Costa. London’s coffee bought to Philippines. Their Antipolo branch has a London-style vibe because of the iconic red phone booth.
I ordered for their Flat White Coffee and Caffe’ Cramella for my husband. Costa Coffee’s have a strong taste than the usual coffees around the Metro. They also have mouthwatering pastries, sandwiches and newly Costa crafted pastas.
Lower Ground Robinsons Place Antipolo , Antipolo City
Callos Spa Resort
Callos Spa Resort is a like a secret garden that can be found in a simulated rainforest mountain of Antipolo. Callos Spa Resort is a pioneer in the spa industry in Antipolo, it started as a private spa resort and expanded to cater for wedding and events.
Services offered in Callos Spa Resorts:
- Massages : Stone Massage (massage with heated stone), Mandara Twins (healing massage), Herbal Compress (Swedish with herbal compress), Massage Ventosa(cupping with massage) and Signature Massage (Swedish Shiatsu Ref Thai Comb)
- Body Treatments : Regular Body Scrub, Black Mud Wrap
- Facial Treatments : Basic Pressure Point Facial, European Essencials, Facial with collagen, Essential Whitening, Basic Facial/Diamond Peel, Galvanic Anti-Aging facial NU skin and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
- Other services : Malaysian Foot Reflex, Footspa, Acupuncture and Ear Candling
There are so many packages to choose from the Kiddie Package (1.5 hours of Jacuzzi Massage) that cost P500 to Blissful Overnites Package for a couple (includes Premium Suite, Full Asian Breakfast, Roses on bed, Sauana/Jacuzzi Red Wine, Body Scrub, Basic Facial/Footspa and Signature Massage) that cost P7000.
Callos Spa Resort accommodation have couple and group suites. I have noticed that their Suite names are based on colors like the new : Coffee Brown and Santorini White Suites.
Couple’s Suites : Executive Suite Red, Executive Suite Green, Yellow Suite, Black and White Suite and the new wing, Peach Suite. Couple’s Suite’ room packages includes a complimentary breakfast, entrance fee, towels & robes. Group Suites : Orage Loft, Blue Suite, family Suite and Tatami Suit. Group Suites excludes entrance fee, breakfast, towels & robes.
Marigman Road, Colaique, Antipolo City | http://www.callosparesort.com
Luljetta’s Place Hanging Gardens Spa is the only hanging garden and spa in the Philippines.It is set in a mountain resort in Antipolo. Luljetta’s has an overlooking view of Laguna De Bay and Rizal Mountains by day and sets a dramatic sunset Manila by night.
Luljetta’s Place Garden Suites is a newly opened wing within the vicinity of Loreland Farm Resort. Parts of this new wing are the Antipolo Room, Maria Clara Hall, Cafe Del Mar, Jardin Del Sol, Jardin Del Eden and Juan Crisostomo Ibarra Ballroom. Garden Suites accomodations : Councilor’s Studio, Mayor’s Suite, Governor’s Suite, Senator’s Suite, Mykonos Suite and Santorini Suite.There’s also a lap pool, children’s pool and spa for your totally fun-filled staycation.
Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City | http://www.bienvenidotours.com
Loreland Farm Resort
Loreland Farm Resort was started as a family’s private rest house with mango and cashew plantation and in the 90s they eventually decided to become a full resort with so many amenities to offer.
They offer Rooms and Cottages for accommodations. For the Room Accomodations : Loreland Villa,Casa Corazon, Standard Double, Standard Twin, Family Room-Quintuple, Dormitory Quadruple Room, Dormitory Double Decker. For the Cottages Accomodations : Bahay Kubo, Veranda, Pantalan, Nipa Hut, Cabana, Gazebo, Shades and Umbrella.
Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City | http://www.loreland.com.ph
Camp Tipolo Adventureland
Camp Tipolo Adventureland is a wild adventure trek, it offers outdoor amenities ideal for children, family or group of people who wishes to go back home to nature and be one with it. We have enjoyed the nature ad experience team building facilities at Camp Tipolo. Aside from the Team Building facilities they are offering : mud slide, tarzan jump, monkey bars and others. We have prepared and cooked our own lunch. The boys are in-charge with the ihaw-ihaw’s and I’m happy to be part of the “food plating” team because #IGisLife… teehee! BOODLE FIGHT it is!
There is a Ulog House in Camp Tipolo Adventure, it is a traditional house from Banaue Ifugao. It was transported from Banaue to Antipolo in 2005.
Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City | http://www.camptipolo.com
Sharing with you the “2017 Tayo Na Sa Antipolo” Official Video by Filmico Production. Thank you so much Ramon and the whole Bienvenido Tours team for this wonderful tour. And special thanks to all the partners of this tour : Luljetta’s Place, Loreland Farm and Resort, Camp Tipolo Adventureland, Antipolo City Government, Boso-Boso Highlands Resort, SGD Secret Garden of Doris, Callos Spa Resort, Kampai Sushi Bar, Casa Nieves and Costa Coffee Antipolo.
The Team Abrbrbr Babies
We, the Eneros are recommending every family to experience this kind of tour, as we truly enjoyed it. We truly had fun and we were able to experience the Antipolo City itself. #EnerosOnTheRoad APPROVED!
For bookings and reservations, you may contact Bienvenido Travel and Tours at 5702532 | 6951965 or book directly on their website.
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