I’ve long wanted to try roughing it in a tent somewhere, with the blanket of stars and impressive greenery serving as my views. But let’s face it. Camping is hard and challenging. You have to worry about a lot of things – from what to eat to where to do the number 2. Of course, there’s also the issue of comfort. A sleeping bag is not the most ideal of beds for most people.
Fortunately, there’s glamping.
What is Glamping?
Glamping is short for glamourous camping. From the term itself, you can have a pretty good idea as to what it’s about. Simply put, it’s camping with life’s modern conveniences at your disposal.
Why should you try glamping? Here are some of the benefits:
- You don’t have to carry a lot of things with you on your way to the campsite. Everything is already there. You don’t even have to worry about pitching up a tent.
- It’s generally safer. Glamping sites are located in some of the best and most secure locations.
- It’s more comfortable. If you choose a good glamping facility, you can even sleep on hotel-quality beds!
- It’s more convenient. Some facilities even have their own comfort rooms!
Sounds good? It sounds like an experience that you have to try at least once in your life, and you should. The question is – where can you try glamping?
It’s time for you to know a secret worth sharing. There’s an amazing glamping facility just 10 kilometers from Lipa City. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time that you know of the Nayomi Sanctuary Resort (best rates here).
About the Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
The Nayomi Resort is located at Barangay Alangilan in Balete Batangas. Located just 10 kilometers from Starbucks JP Laurel Lipa City, you wouldn’t believe how something so close can be so beautiful. Best of all, it’s hard to believe that something this close can offer you something that you’ve never experienced before.
Nayomi Sanctuary Resort is truly a sanctuary away from the urban jungle. It has 4 villas and 4 rooms where you and your loved ones can rest and relax after exploring the beauty of the resort and its amazing views. But we’re not here to tell you about these villas and rooms. It’s a given that a place like this has luxurious accommodations.
We’re here to tell you that it’s time to gather the troops and achieve one of your #SquadGoals which is to experience something new and create memories to last a lifetime.
PS: Kudos to the whole Nayomi Resort team for being pleasant and professional. Nayomi is very fortunate to have you guys. Special mention to Ms. Lhaine for answering my queries via email, Ms. Len for welcoming us with a smile and for Ms. Cris (resort manager) for making sure that we enjoyed our stay.
Nayomi Resort Glamping
Nayomi is one of the few places that offer a glamping Philippines experience. The Nayomi Resort glamping facility boasts of 7 tents strategically placed all over the resort so each tent offers an amazing view.
There are 2 types of accommodations at the Nayomi Sanctuary Resort glamping facility. We got the one that’s good for 6. Priced at PHP 8,100++, it has 3 hotel-quality beds (I’m not kidding). A maximum of 7 people can stay in this tent (PHP 1,000++ for the additional person).
Bigger groups can stay at the tent that’s priced at PHP 10,752++. Rate is good for 8 people. A maximum of 9 people can stay here (PHP 1,000++ for the additional person).
Okay, I get it. It sounds expensive. But consider these:
- Divided among 6 people, the PHP 8,100++ rate is at PHP 1,350++ per head only.
- Your PHP 1,350++ will let you experience something you’ve never experienced before. Isn’t one of the keys to lifelong happiness regularly experiencing and falling in love with new things for the first time?
As someone who has experienced glamping at Nayomi, I can tell you that it’s worth it. Yes, you’re paying for the experience, but the list of glamping amenities at your disposal is nothing to scoff at:
- 1 Big Tent
- 1 Electric Mosquito Zapper
- 1 Wooden Chest
- Industrial Electric Fan
- Double Beds
- Power Outlet
- Big and Fluffy Pillow
- Free Breakfast
- Do-It-Yourself Lamps
- Picnic Table
I mean, check out how thick the double beds are. They also weren’t kidding when they listed big and fluffy pillows among their amenities.
The industrial electric fan ensures comfort although it was cold enough for us not to use it when we visited. The electric mosquito zapper did its job of ensuring that we went home pantal free.
There are also power outlets! We drained our gadgets’ batteries in no time because of all the pictures we took. Fortunately, they have power outlets to charge our gadgets.
The DIY lamps provided just enough light at night. We slept with the lamps on.
One of the main reasons why people don’t want to try camping is because they’re not comfortable with the thought of using nature as their comfort room. You don’t have to worry about that because each Nayomi Sanctuary Resort glamping area has its own bathroom.
You see that room at the left? That’s the bathroom!
Find the best rates here.
Food at Nayomi
The rate also includes free breakfast. You can choose from longanisa, tocino, tawilis and corned beef. Breakfast includes fried rice, egg and coffee.
Meals are served at the Anahaw Restaurant. It offers Filipino dishes.
We arrived just in time for a late lunch and we were served Pinoy favorites. Needless to say, we started our vacation with full and satisfied tummies.
They also have a bar. What we did after dinner was we ordered drinks from the bar and had them delivered to our tent. Each Nayomi Resort glamping area has a picnic table where you can enjoy your meals and drinks!
Nayomi is Also for Kids
There’s also a playground for kids. In our case, there’s a playground for the kids at heart.
There’s also a campfire for all guests to enjoy where you can roast hotdog and marshmallows. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to experience it as we were busy eating dinner. At least we have another reason to go back! After all, we weren’t able to follow one of their strict rules, which is to sit by the fire.
Swimming at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
Swimming is one of the most relaxing activities that one can do. Nayomi Resort has two of the cleanest and most relaxing pools I’ve had the pleasure of trying.
We used the smaller pool because we wanted a pool to ourselves.
Oh, it’s an infinity pool!
The pool has this lounge area where you can hang out.
Make sure to swim at night as well. It lights up!
There’s also a bigger pool.
The Picturesque Views
It’s time to blow up your Instagram account with picturesque views. Balete offers one of the best views of the Taal Lake. Make sure to head up to the Lakeview area right before sunset. You wouldn’t want to miss this view.
It’s also a good place for your #SquadGoals pictures!
The Lakeview area is your new #weddingvenuegoal. It’s where Camille Prats became Mrs. Camille Prats-Yambao!
For your reference, here are the Nayomi wedding packages.
Oh, and wake up to the sight of these trees!
Try Glamping at Nayomi
Instead of planning another trip to the beach, why not try glamping at Nayomi? Share this to your closest friends and it’s time to turn one of your #SquadGoals into reality. It’s something that you have to try, and I have a feeling that it’s something that you’d want to try over and over again.
Address: JM Katigbak Street Barangay Alangilan Balete Batangas, Philippines 4219
How to get here: If you’re commuting from Manila, ride any bus going to Lipa City. Go to Starbucks JP Laurel Highway. Ride a tricycle from there to Nayomi Sanctuary Resort. Expect to pay PHP 150 to PHP 200 per way per trike.
If you have your own car, just enter Nayomi Sanctuary Resort on Waze. It’s more or less 10 kilometers from Starbucks JP Laurel Highway. Just go straight until you see a fork in the road, with the left road heading to a bridge passing over Star Tollway. Head straight from there until you see Nayomi Resort on the left.
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Phone Numbers: (02) 645-3092/986-5487