We may be off to a slow start but there is no mistaking that summer is finally here. Everybody's restless for a summer escape. While that also means Valentines is be over, the long summer in the Philippines offers a great opportunity to deepen your bond with your romantic partners, even friends and families. And there is a place you can achieve this less than one hour from Manila. Set in the mountain resort of Antipolo with a commanding view of Laguna De Bay and Metro Manila is Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa.
Here are 10 Reasons Why LULJETTAS HANGING GARDENS AND SPA could be your "Ultimate Romantic Summer Wellness and Spa Destination".
-From Edsa or C5, go straight Ortigas Ave leading to Rizal Province.
-Pass through the rotunda in Tikling, Taytay Rizal and up to Antipolo.
-In Antipolo, turn right past Hamaka Park. Take the road that leads to Teresa Rizal and notice the Provincial Capitol on your left.
-Look for Unciano Hospital on your right and turn right at the corner after the hospital. Follow the signs that will lead you to Loreland Farm Resort.
2. Nature with Well-curated Spaces to Blend
with the Natural Landscape and Vegetation.
Did you know that no trees were cut at the location of Luljettas Hanging Garden and Spa? Instead each were incorporated with the landscape. I call it nature with well-curated spaces to blend with the natural landscape and vegetation--- a lush green space by the hillside. And since there is no community below, the serenity of the place is well secure in the years to come.
3. Three (3) Infinity Pools
plus Jacuzzi and Sauna
These infinity pools are a trademark of Luljettas, a "statement" of some sort that when people see them on social media they would go " Ganda! Saan yan?". Management really did a good job maximizing every corner of the place. Who would have thought they could fit three infinity pools in the area.
Luljetta's is sooooo Instagram-worthy. Thanks to the pools. And these pools cool the place and makes it so enjoyable. Not only that you get great view while swimming, the idea of swimming in this kind of gardens-by-the-cliff setup is so unique and so positive-energy-infusing. The one at the top level is next to two Finland-made sauna. It is at the corner so you get this private-feel. The 2nd pool at the lower level is big and come with hydro-massage. Lakas maka-Ace Water Spa in a garden setting. The pool at the lowest level is probably the most photographed spot in Luljettas being one with the most striking sunset view.
4. Meditation Lounges and
Plenty of Spaces to Relax
There are basically three levels and lots of corners and details. Each spot is taken care of of so you see no dull areas. Cabanas and resting areas called meditation lounges are well placed so that you can slow down and simply let time work on its magic. Want it open air, try Zen Lounge near the 2nd pool and Fish Spa. Want it a bit more private, try Buddha Lounge with a good view of the 3rd infinity pool below and the sunset view through its glass window. To cool down while having snacks, the Movie Lounge is the place to go. You will surely find your favorite spot to relax here.
Hanging Gardens Getaway or Spa Journey, find one that fits your taste and lifestyle.
I was already impressed with the massage the first time I was here and I immediately ranked it #3 in the best overall massage experience I had. Coming back, it was comforting to see familiar faces. Although all therapists here are female, I have to problem with the pressure I prefer for a deep tissue massage. Just make sure to communicate with your therapist. The massage huts are always a pleasant sight. Very comfortable, clean and well maintained. The heavenly massage completes the holistic relaxing purpose of each visit here. Lovely nature, good food, relaxing massage and spa services, what more to ask for.
6. Food, Good Food
A four (4) course wellness menu served ala-carte including Antipolo's best suman is served for some spa packages like Spa Journey Rejuvenate.
On one end of Luljetta's is the view of the lake (Laguna de Bay) and on the other, the vast skyline of Metro Manila. With this kind of serene and nature setup, by the pool or in meditation lounges, sunset at Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa are to die for.
Mon-Fri:10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun:10:00 am - 9:00 pm
+ Soon to Open Luljetta's Place
and Other Nearby Attractions
For most of us, we decide for a place not just for the place itself but for the attractions around it. Antipolo is home to many other attractions that you can experience on the side when you go to Luljetta's Hanging Gardend and Spa. One of my favorites is Pinto Art Museum. I have been there three times and I won't grow tired coming back because of its extensive art on display. They are also continuously adding sections to the museum and I can't wait for the opening of a new massive building on its Northern section.
Also nearby are Antipolo Cathedral, there's also Crescent Moon Cafe and Pottery Studio and Hinulugang Taktak Falls to name a few.
5 Million +++ visits on my blog to date and almost 100,000 coming from a single post ---Luljettas Hanging Garden and Spa. If that is the case, I can't imagine the amount of traffic other more popular blogs like WhenInManila are getting. To say that Luljettas is popular because of our blogs is a fad, our blogs are actually getting heavy traffic because Luljettas is popular. Meaning, people talk about the it, crave about the place and search about it thus the traffic.
But this is not about me or my blog, it is about you. The fact is, you too can have a great summer and Luljettas Hanging Gardens and Spa is just nearby waiting for you.