The Farm is the perfect place to try out ecotherapy — or healing the body, mind, and soul through nature of the Philippines.
With its extraordinary coastlines, verdant jungles, and balmy, tropical climate, the Philippines is an idyllic location for wellness travellers seeking out serene spots and places to improve their physical health, mental well-being, and spiritual balance while also soaking up vacation vibes.
One resort that meets every wellness criteria is The Farm at San Benito. A favourite haunt of influencers and celebs, including athletes, musicians, and even the occasional Hollywood megastar, The Farm at San Benito is an eco-friendly, holistic medical luxury wellness resort located in Lipa, Batangas, just 90 minutes from Manila.
Soothing and Serene
Found on a 48-acre estate, the resort’s 33 air-conditioned suites and villas are surrounded by soothing plants, coffee orchards, and serene water features, creating a beautiful and effective environment for healing the body, mind, and soul through nature — a practice known as ecotherapy.
As leaders of wellness and ecotherapy in the Philippines, The Farm eschews sterile, clinical structures in place of a fusion of Filipino and Balian architecture, more conducive to healing. The rooms, aka “Sanctuaries,” are designed to make guests feel a part of nature while providing everything they expect from a modern, 21st-century resort, including luxury furnishings and reliable high-speed wifi.
On top of the perfection of its location, The Farm supports guests in their recoveries with medically-supervised programs based on five pillars, including holistic medical care, spa treatments, vegan cuisine, movement awareness and functional fitness.
The programs offer a range of treatments, including Holistic Cancer Care, Weight Management, Diabetes Prevention, & Heart Health, and Electromagnetic Radiation Detox. They also host a suite of pain management programs and endless health and beauty options.
A Working Farm
In addition to specific treatment programs, guests can participate in nature walks, guided meditation, and yoga sessions, on their own or with the resort’s expert coaches. There is also a well-equipped fitness room to burn calories and build muscle.
The resort’s name is not just an affectation; a real working farm lies at the heart of the property. Lush with fruit, vegetables, and medicinal herbs, these gardens provide the kitchens of The Farm with the bulk of the ingredients served in the resort’s restaurants. So when it comes to the diets of its guests, The Farm competes at an ultra-high level.
Alive!, the onsite vegan outlet, has become a beacon of meat-free, plant-based, and raw food cuisine in the Philippines since it opened, garnering numerous awards and accolades in the process. Alive! doesn’t just provide tasty naturally sourced dishes; the items offered have been specially selected to be high in fiber and rich in antioxidants and probiotics to boost digestion, remove toxins and promote health.
For spicier palates, Prana offers patrons a comprehensive tour through India’s iconic vegetarian cuisine in a divine outdoor location. In contrast, Pesce offers healthy fish and seafood dishes beside the pool.
This is just a small sample of what is available at The Farm at San Benito. And whether you require medically supervised recovery programs or a restorative holiday in a health-focussed natural environment, The Farm at San Benito has everything you need to support your wellness journey.
Article sponsored by Philippines Tourism.
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