True to its tagline, Eat, Sleep, Relax, Repeat, you will never leave Nayomi Sanctuary Resort without having that glorious feeling of being pampered to the fullest!
Wanna know a trivia? Nayomi Sanctuary Resort is actually a property of the Prats Family. Yes! The resort has long been a family vacation resort ever since but eventually opened the establishment to the public around 2015.
Located in Balete, Batangas, this 14,418 square meters resort is an hour and a half drive from Metro Manila but around two hours if you chose to commute.
If you are looking for a place to unwind, relax, and just forget about the hustle and bustle of the city, Nayomi resort is one of the perfect places to go to.
Aside from the magical glamping tents that they are offering, they also have hotel rooms, villas, and dorms that has delicate interior designs which is perfect for your family, barkada, and special someone.
Nayomi Sanctuary Resort Glamping Experience
Last February 6-7, 2017, my best friend and I went to Nayomi for an overnight staycation in one of their glamping tents.
Even though we stayed for just a little over 24 hours, I fell in love with everything about Nayomi: overlooking Taal Lake and Batangas mountains, weather is cold just like that of Tagaytay, instagrammable spots are just about everywhere, everything is clean and well-maintained, and lastly, the employees are all so courteous, kind, and welcoming!
Every time I enter a hotel/resort may it be for the purpose of review or just staycation with family or business trip, what I always look forward to is how the employees treats me and the people around me.
What I love about Nayomi is that they know how to treat their guests with utmost care and they never forget to ask how’s your stay, how’s the meal.. And I think it’s not because they know that I am reviewing the resort but because I saw how they treat other guests as well.
So, kudos to the management for having such employees!
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The Warm Welcome
After about 1 and 30 minute travel time from Manila, not to mention the long and cold tricycle ride to the resort, we finally arrived at around 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon. We were welcomed by their guard full of smile as he graciously assist us to the reception area.
As we entered the resort, we already saw how wide and beautiful the area is.
I don’t really know why but I feel like I was entering a familiar place, a picturesque, comforting haven that I’ve been longing for months – Yes! I feel home.
After months of thinking about an escape from the city, I was perfectly sure that time that Nayomi is the place I was looking for. The big NAYOMI letters to my left were as if smiling at me, saying that they have been waiting for us.
We then headed to the reception area and were welcomed and greeted by Ms. Len Zara, Nayomi’s Reservation Manager with a smile and welcome drinks.
Here’s our welcome drink, a combination of pineapple and orange juice! Surprisingly delicious!
After a little chit-chat, off we went to our glamping tent which is Tent no. 4. We were assisted by two of their staff and we rode a golf cart! The road is in downward slope and Kuya drives a bit fast (or I’m just a bit scared. Haha!) but hey, we still managed to video the experience!
We were assisted by two of Nayomi Resort’s staff using their golf cart! So cool!
Nayomi Resort’s Glamping Tent
Since it is my first time to try glamping and to actually see one, I am amazed how everything was done and organized.
Aside from the picturesque view from our picnic table, I was also interested on how the glamping tent was set up. After we settled inside the tent, I had a quick stroll around our tent and saw the delicate materials to ensure that the tent has a strong foundation.
Our glamping tent is beautifully situated facing Batangas mountains. <3
I so love the our overall glamping space! Here’s why:
- We have our very own toilet! Not shared!
- Nayomi Sanctuary Resort didn’t forget to make a separate picnic table inside the glamping area maybe for a more private chit-chat or sessions with the group
- As mentioned earlier, Nayomi Sanctuary Resort has been in its full operation since 2015 but everything on our area is well-maintained and very clean!
- Our glamping tent (no. 4) was situated facing the Batangas mountains leaving a perfect nature view while having coffee or relaxing inside the tent.
- Colorful banderitas added to the charm of our glamping tent!
- Big light bulbs are just so lovely at night <3
Here’s our glamping area at night and day time. So magical. 🙂
GLAMPING AT DAYTIME
GLAMPING AT NIGHT
Want to know what’s inside our glamping tent? Let me tour you inside!
Our glamping tent is so big and wide that it can actually house 6 to 8 persons!
- 3 Double Beds
- 6 Big and Fluffy Pillows
- 5 Throw Pillows
- 3 Blankets
- 1 Electric Mosquito Zapper
- 2 Do-it-yourself Lamps
- 1 Wooden Chest
- 3 Power Outlets
- 1 Industrial Electric Fan
- Towels for each of the guest
- 1 Dream Catcher (so cute!)
How’s our sleep?
Angelic slept a bit earlier than the usual maybe because of the cold weather and maybe because our stomach is full! Haha. However, me on the other hand was starting to write about Nayomi. I think I slept at around 1:30AM to the sounds of crickets outside.
It was 6:15AM when we woke up. We were about to see the sunrise but was not able to catch it because it’s still so cold outside!
Anyway, I think had one of the best sleeps of my life.
I honestly thought that I would be a bit scared because you know, you’re just inside a pretty tent, what if someone peeks, opens the tent, or anything! Haha! But yeah, I had a really sound sleep.
Glamping Rates and Packages
If you decide to go glamping with your friends, you can just spend around P1,350 each for the glamping tent.
Glamping Package Inclusions
- 1 Big Tent
- 1 Industrial Electric Fan
- 3 Queen beds
- 1 electric mosquito zapper
- Picnic area/table
- Free breakfast
A Quick Tour Inside Nayomi Santuary Resort
After settling inside our tent, we changed to our swimming attires but before we headed to the pool, we had a quick stroll inside the resort.
What to expect?
- Overlooking Taal Lake and Batangas Mountains
- Very cold weather from late afternoon till morning
- Hot weather from around 8AM to 3PM (We visited last February 2017)
- Peaceful and homey vibe
- Delicious Filipino food
- 2 swimming pools
Tips and Reminders
- Bring toiletries as this is not included in the package
- Bring jacket!
- If you are looking for a night life, this one is not for you. But you can also order drinks from Anahaw Restaurant and chill in your own picnic table
- Absolutely no wi-fi
- Children 0-7 years old are considered free of charge
- Bringing of food that are not from Nayomi are not allowed. Please take note of this as you will be charged accordingly
- Additional per head is PHP 1,000++ with free breakfast
- Bringing of any drink that are not from Nayomi are not allowed. Corkage is PHP 1.00/ML
- Pets are not allowed
Resort and Glamping Recommendations
While we love our stay at the resort, listed below are just some of the recommendations to the management that I hope they would somehow consider to talk about 🙂
- I think our glamping experience would be the best if we have a campfire nearby. Or maybe at least a common campfire area if it’s not possible to have one per tent. I can imagine myself while roasting marshmallows! That would be so much fun!
- I hope the T&B has hot water because it’s really cold in the evening and morning haha!
- Maybe you can also consider to have a shuttle from Manila to the resort. While it’s perfectly fine for me to travel by bus and tricycle, I’m actually thinking about families who doesn’t have their own service going to the resort. Plus, the tricycle ride is really long and bumpy. I also can’t imagine myself riding the tricycle to and from the resort at night.
How to get to Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
From Manila via PUV:
- From Shaw, Boulevard, take a bus going to Lipa, Batangas. In our case, we waited for around 15-30 minutes for buses bound to Lipa. Luckily, Alps stopped for us. We also learned that they are not allowed to stop along Shaw. So better go to LRT Buendia or Cubao terminals bound to Lipa, Batangas to save time waiting.
- Travel Time: 2 hours
- Fare: P124
- Inform conductor to drop you off Tambo Bus Stop just right after the Lipa tollway. Anyway, if feel like the traffic is slowly building up, then you’re already near the frop off place. One sign as well is the Jolibee on your right which is also after the tollway.
- Once you got off, cross the street and take the jeepney going to SM Lipa/Robinsons Lipa. Tell Kuya Driver to drop you off Starbucks/Shakeys. It is just right after the footbridge.
- Travel Time: 10 minutes
- Fare: P7
- Cross the street again to the side of Shakeys and Starbucks. From there you will see a line of tricycles. Tell Kuya Driver that you’ll be going to Nayomi Sanctuary Resort. Typically, all the drivers know Nayomi already.
- Travel Time: 20-30 minutes
- Fare: P200- P300
Tip: Make sure to ask Kuya driver how much the fare is. Based on our experience, Kuya Driver first said that fare is P150. Then later on changed to P200. After we get off Nayomi (after 30minutes, I guess), we handed P250 to him instead of P200 since we feel like P250 is really worth the long and bumpy ride.
Nayomi Sanctuary Resort Details
Location: JM Katigbak Street Barangay Alangilan Balete Batangas, Philippines 4219
- 2 Infinity pools (Upper pool – Lake View with jacuzzi & lower pool – near Anahaw Restaurant; bigger pool with jacuzzi)
- Kiddie Park
- Lounge Area
- Anahaw Restaurant
Activities (with additional fees)
- Taal Volcano Tour
- Marian Orchard Batangas Tour
- Water Sports Activities
For reservations you may contact them below:
Contact Nos: (02) 645-3092 | (02) 986-5487 | 470-2708 | 240-3478 | 240-5021 | 470-9334
Email Address: email@example.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nayomiresort
Since I have been looking for a quiet place to unwind, Nayomi Sanctuary Resort was actually the answer to it. I highly recommend this resort if you also want peace and full relaxation to end a stressful week. What adds to the thrill is that I spent it in a beautiful glamping tent. 🙂
From my first glamping experience, to the staff, food, services, and cleanliness of the resort, I can say that I am now in love with Nayomi! Can’t wait to be back soon with my Mama!