The Farm at San Benito, or simply known as The Farm, is a unique luxury resort experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the Philippines.
The Farm is a 5-star resort tucked away on a 48 plus acre coconut plantation just outside of Manila. Guests are treated to a resort surrounded by a lush garden, comparable to the panoramic views of the high-end resorts in Bali.
Today, San Benito Farm is a leading destination retreat for locals and foreigners looking to nourish their senses and holistic wellness. Over the years, The Farm at San Benito prides its recognition, both in Asia and abroad, as a world leader in medical wellness and other awards as one of the best spas and resorts in Southeast Asia.
In this post, we will take a look at what to expect when you visit one of the Philippines’ 5-star resort, The Farm at San Benito.
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How To Go The Farm At San Benito & Location
San Benito Farm is a relatively short distance away from Manila, about 85 kilometers south of the capital, or about two and half hours away by car, depending of course on traffic.
The resort is in a secluded, remote location on a large coconut plantation outside of Lipa, in the beautiful province of Batangas.
There is nothing within walking distance, but guests at San Benito Farm who wish to take-on day trips may visit the nearby property surroundings:
Mount Malepunyo is an inactive volcano, and is the highest peak in Batangas, offering a great challenge for adventurous hikers (not to mention spectacular views from the summit!)
The total hike takes around three to four hours, with guides available on-site.
Villa Escudero Museum
Guests at San Benito Farm who want to experience a bit of Filipino culture and history may go to Villa Escudero Museum.
The museum is in Tiaong, Quezon Province, set in the middle of a coconut plantation. Villa Escudero features a museum, bamboo rafts, a rural village tour, and a famous restaurant underneath a waterfall.
The Grounds at San Benito Farm
The grounds at San Benito Farm blends elements that create a serene and peaceful atmosphere.
Walking around the grounds, you will see landscape designs that mirror those you see in luxury resorts in Bali: thatched open pavilions in the middle of lush jungle surroundings, reflection pools, lagoons, and the peaceful sounds of stone waterfalls.
The overall focus on wellness and health is enhanced by the meditation nooks and yoga pavilions, set in a backdrop of pathways lined with soaring palm trees, and tropical plants blooming throughout the grounds, with a tropical touch of peacocks, hens, and lizards roaming the grounds.
The interior architectural design of San Benito Farm features an elegant combination of upscale modern Asian design and a touch of traditional Filipino interior elements. The interiors are simple yet stylish throughout, lots of polished wood accents, bamboo, rattan furniture, calming neutral color schemes, and glass walls that bring tons of natural sunlight and views of the lush greenery outdoors.
Add the views of a shaded lobby, surrounded by tropical plants on top of manicured grass lawns, creates the perfect retreat atmosphere and tropical luxury getaway.
The Villas at The Farm
There are nine different types of suites and villas at San Benito Farm; each spread out across the property with a walled garden for added privacy.
Below are the different suites and villas available at San Benito Farm.
1. Sulu Terraces
This newly renovated, rustic style suite, is inspired by traditional Philippine rice barns, featuring thatched roofs and wood-beamed ceilings. The two-level comes with a bedroom with a seating area on the upper level, and a bathroom and an outdoor lounge on the lower level.
2. Palmera Suites
The Palmera Suites features modern décor, with 12-foot high interiors with a balcony with a spacious semi-private garden. The elegant suite comes with complete bathroom amenities and an open-air shower.
3. Palmera Glass Villa
This expansive Palmera Glass Villa offers a lush garden view of the private patio from its crystalline glass walls. The villa also comes with a relaxing dining area, a cozy daybed, and en suite bathroom.
4. Anahaw Family Villa
Perched on a hillside that overlooks a stream, the Anahaw Family Villa’s architectural design is inspired by traditional nipa huts in the Philippines. The villas are 50 square meters in size and are popular among groups or families.
5. Garden Villa
The Garden Villa is suitable for large families or groups. The spacious suite comes with an open-air bathroom, and an outdoor terrace with a seating area, overlooking serene garden views.
6. Garden Glass Villa
This elegant and spacious villa features upscale amenities, such as standalone bathtub, with its own courtyard. The villa also has glass walls that offer a seamless viewing of the private patio from its en suite bathroom and shower area.
7. Narra Pool Villa
The 200-square meter Narra Pool Villa suite features breathtaking views of the San Benito ridge and the surrounding forest. The swanky suite offers private garden views, with a spacious bathroom and a private 3×8 meter swimming pool with hydro jets.
8. Master Villa at The Farm San Benito
Tucked away by lush tropical gardens, the Master Villa at the Farm San Benito is the perfect suite for guests looking for the ultimate luxury well-being getaway.
The 341 square meters swanky villa features a private outdoor swimming pool with scenic views of the Malarayat mountain range, as well as a fully equipped kitchen to make you feel just right at home.
9. The Lakan
The Lakan is The Farm’s ritziest villa of them all.
This 372 square meter villa is fully-equipped with high-end amenities and features two bedrooms and a spacious living area big enough for a group or family retreat.
The villas at San Benito Farm offers yoga mats, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and DVD players. For added luxury, The lavish Master Villas and The Lakan feature outdoor heated pools, spacious indoor-outdoor living areas, and a fully-equipped kitchen.
The bathrooms for each suite vary in size, depending on the type of villa. Nonetheless, the design is consistent throughout with rustic stone and/or wood finishes, and at least walk-in showers with handmade coconut oil toiletries. The Farm villas feature outdoor showers and deep soaking tubs.
The villas provide standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi throughout the grounds.
The Farm at San Benito is the Philippines’ premier holistic health center. Their award-winning 48-hectare resort offers an exceptional healing environment for the holistic treatment of the body, mind, and soul.
The resort features resident doctors who curate treatments and wellness programs suited for guests’ needs.
The core objective of The Farm is centered on mental and physical wellness. With that in mind, San Benito Farm provides holistic programs that tailor to the guests’ needs. There are many different activities that are offered, which can be customized as either private or group function.
Holistic wellness retreats that are offered on-site are detoxification, weight loss, anti-age, yoga, cooking, meditation, or fitness classes.
Guests at The Farm can enjoy wellness activities such as tai chi and yoga. Part of the holistic programs is meditation session, Pilates, and spa treatments. There are also activities for kids that can be arranged while babysitting services are also available at an additional cost.
Additional services offered at San Benito Farm are nutritional consultation, ozone therapy, acupuncture, intravenous vitamin infusion, liver and gallbladder flush, hydrotherapy – all offered at the medical clinic on the property.
The Farm at San Benito also offers luxury spa treatments for guests who need a little pampering. The Farm offers relaxing massage and salon services, a gorgeous spa, and an outdoor infinity pool with a gorgeous tropical backdrop.
The fitness center at the Farm is fully equipped with strength-training and cargo machines, while a yoga studio is available for private or group classes.
Finally, the restaurant on-site, Alive!, offers a 100 percent vegan menu. The restaurant prides itself on the excellent vegan dishes made with organic ingredients. Farm to table experience!
Why You Should Visit The Farm at San Benito
Overall, The Farm at San Benito is the premier luxury wellness retreat in the Philippines and can easily compete with other hotels offering similar services in Southeast Asia.
The location itself is a top-notch, ideal destination for those who need to disconnect from it all. San Benito Farm attracts different types of travelers – from honeymooners to group travelers – who need to regenerate and invigorate in the middle of the serene tropical jungle setting.