Just in time after I’ve heard about glamping few months before we planned this get-together, Nayomi Sanctuary Resort launched their soft opening for glamping. Glamping is a new word for a new kind of travel, defined as glamorous camping.
2016 have been so busy for me and my college friends focusing on our career and personal life. Not letting the year end without seeing each other and have a great time, we’ve decided to have an out-of town reunion trying something different.
The 14,418 square meters lush green property is located at Barangay Alangilan, Balete, Batangas where one of the best views of Taal Lake is seen.
It was a sunny Friday afternoon when we arrived earlier than the resort’s standard 2:00 PM check-in time. Upon arriving, we were welcomed by the 1) friendly Security Guard 2) lush green landscape 3) these giant letters where you can take photos with your family and friends (or whoever you’re with) and 4) their friendly front desk personnel, Ate Len. Since there’s still ample time before we can finally go to our tent, we were allowed to roam around the resort. We went up the hill where a small cottage is located. I must say this is the perfect spot to see a great view of the Taal Lake.
The Glamping Tent
When we were informed that we can already go to our tent, we immediately went back to the receiving area to get our things. The resort’s staffs were very courteous and helpful. They carried our belongings as they guided us to our tent. We reserved a Mahogany Tent for an overnight stay which can accommodate 8 to 10 pax. All tents are located at the lower part of the property so there’s a bit of walking going there.
All tents are equipped with comfy boho-chic-inspired beddings, fans, and an electronic mosquito repellent…
…plus a great view of nature on the outside.
If you worry about how far the toilet & bathroom will be from your tent, I’m happy to inform you that each tent has its own clean bathroom outside. Just take note that only towels are provided so better bring your own toiletries.
After checking in to the place, we went to the new infinity pool near our tent to take a dip, chat, and eat until the sun set!
If you’re a budgetarian, the foods offered at the resort is quite pricey at first glance but I swear that price is very reasonable. Days before our trip, we told ourselves not to eat too much as New Year’s Eve is approaching. What happened was the opposite! We can’t resist their delicious fooooods :'(
How to get to Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
- By Public Transportation
Manila to Lipa via JAM Liner (Cubao)
Php132 per head on a first-come-first-served basis
Alight at Starbucks or Shakey’s Lip (right side). From there, ride a tricycle going to Nayomi Sanctuary Resort.
Lipa to Nayomi Sanctuary Resort via Tricycle
Php250 per way
- By Private Car
Drive by SLEX, connect to Star Tollways and exit at Balete Exit. Turn right, go straight all the way to the end and turn left. Cross the bridge to the next left then turn left and go straight for 1 kilometer. You’ll arrive at the resort at the right side of the road. You can also check direction using the Waze App for your peace of mind.
Thank you so much Nayomi Sanctuary Resort for making our reunion more memorable! We might needed to check out earlier than we should, but we’ll surely get back. Our first time to camp together…in style! We had fun everyone.
For glamping rates, please check it here.