Are you tired of the usual resorts in Laguna, Batangas, and Cavite? Well, a resort just an hour from Metro Manila will make your weekend getaway unforgettable ever! Situated in the pilgrimage capital of the Philippines in Antipolo, Rizal, Loreland Farm Resort offers a unique resort experience with the various activities available. You can book Loreland Farm Resort, Antipolo City with Traveloka.
Loreland, named after the owners Lolita and Renato, started to welcome guests in 1996 as the couple’s one objective was to provide livelihood for the family and to their community. At the moment, the 8-hectare farm resort is a must destination in the town of Antipolo.
An uplifting mood will be felt upon arrival in the resort with different trees such as mango, santol, cashew, mahogany and others were planted around the place. You will definitely feel the vibe of the province.
The resort has a couple of swimming pools catering visitors either day or night. They have plenty of cottages to choose from: Umbrella, Shades, Kubo, Tree House, Cabana, Veranda, Nipa Hut and Bahay Kubo. For complete list of cottages and rates, please refer here. The entrance fee for day swimming is Php160 and Php180 for those who want to enjoy night swimming. Children 3 feet and below are free of charge. What’s nice here is that they accept major cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Express Net, Amex and even Paypal as modes of payment.
Phase 1 of the resort features the main pool with rooms such as Hamak, Tipolo Rooms and Taktak Function Hall around. Meanwhile, the kiddie pool, another regular sized pool, billiard hall and a function hall can be found in Phase 3. Situated in Phase 2 are the floating nipa hut and volleyball court. Another attraction is their version of a yacht in their Aplaya. Swimming pools range from 3 to 7 feet deep.
Various amenities available include basketball court, playground, Stations of the Cross, a chapel and convenience store. Groups who want to extend their stay at the resort can check-in at their overnight accommodation rooms. All rooms have its own air conditioning unit, entertainment set and a cabinet. You can check out the rates and rooms here.
LULJETTA’S HANGING GARDENS
Another attraction added to the farm resort is the Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens, a place for total relaxation and pampering. Trying out the hanging gardens indeed adds privacy and luxury to your resort experience. Services being offered include full body massage and foot spa among others.
You can experience heated Jacuzzi on the front area of hanging gardens together with the hair and nail salon. Descending the stairways will lead you to the Dr. Fish Spa and hydro massage area. A lounge, having creative furniture such as chairs with carved arts and different decorations, which can be used for meditations, is available near the hydro massage.
The hanging gardens restaurant with interior inspired by Ka Lui restaurant in Puerto Princesa, adds to the tropical theme of the gardens. As per the Operations Manager, they are now on the process of finalizing the concept of offering organic food in the restaurant with them producing the organic food to be served.
We also enjoyed night swimming in the main attraction of the gardens which is the infinity pool overlooking the Metro Manila skyline before trying out their full body massage: a combination of signature, Swedish and Thai massages, which is a great way to end the day.
Dipping in the infinity pool during the day will make you appreciate nature on a luxurious way having a vast view of the lush hills of Rizal and some parts of Metro Manila and Laguna de Bay. We enjoyed swimming in the pool before having our foot spa at Buddha Lounge. The lounge is located just upstairs of the infinity pool.
The hanging gardens impress a very tropical ambiance having indigenous and native materials and furniture from Palawan, Pampanga, and Rizal.
Meet Madonna, the welcome greeter of Verde Restaurante before trying out the different food being offered. We tried the famous suman (sticky rice rolls) and cashew nuts of Rizal for snacks. The suman was perfect with their version of chocolate dip with the right amount of sweetness for my taste buds.
During dinner, we stayed at the hanging gardens restaurant with the food coming from Verde. Food served were egg drop soup, Gourmet Green salad, and Mushroom and Tuna Pesto Pasta. The soup was a bit salty but still tolerable. On the other hand, the balsamic vinaigrette of the salad was one of the most delicious vinaigrettes I’ve ever tasted. For the pasta, it was my first time to try a pesto having mushroom and tuna as ingredients. Fresh tomatoes added to the pasta preserved the authentic taste of the Italian dish.
For breakfast, we tried their Crispy Bangus and Tapa with egg. The fried bangus was just okay but I do recommend the Tapa. The meat was marinated perfectly and was so tender. A cup of hot coffee is great for the meal and a freshly pureed apple-orange juice as a healthy addition.
Before leaving the resort, a sumptuous lunch was served with a seafood platter and hefty bowls of Kare-Kare and Sinigang na Bangus Belly. The seafood platter includes a regular sized grilled tilapia, grilled-stuffed squid, liempo, veggies such as camote tops and okra and sliced mangoes. The soup of the sinigang will literally wake you up with the very strong sour taste of the tamarind. Highlight of the meal was the shrimp paste made absolutely for the Kare-kare.
This overnight weekend getaway was scheduled to be an endless night of watching horror movies which turned out to be a leisure and comfy stay at the resort. Why will you spend your day/night inside the rooms if there are great activities available that will surely make your weekend getaway more enjoyable and memorable? Loreland Farm Resort is definitely a place for a tranquil and deluxe weekend stay away from the busy streets of the metro.
LORELAND FARM RESORT
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Sitio Loreland, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City 1870
Contact Nos.: +632-696-0101 to 03