Luljetta's Hanging Gardens & Spa: A relaxing retreatTuesday, August 25, 2015
A quiet little hideaway concealed in the cliffs of Antipolo, just a few minutes from Pasig City, is Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa. I chanced upon this while watching TFC while we were still in Doha and knew right away that we just had to go. The first thing I did our very first day in Manila was to make reservations for our anniversary. It was nothing compared to what we had originally planned, but we were feeling hopeful while we were entering their premises.
Luljetta's had a stunning view of Antipolo, Laguna Lake and the Makati skyline from their reception area and cafe. From there, we knew that we were going to have a pleasant and peaceful day.
They offer 3 packages all good for a seven-hour stay in the compound. We chose the comfort package (you can check the other packages here.)
Comfort Package - Php 2,450 per pax
- Access to Hanging Gardens Facilities (Sauna, Dr. Fish Spa, Heated Jacuzzi, Hydro-massage Pool, Infinity Pools, Meditation Lounges)
After checking-in, staff will guide you to the locker rooms and shower area and hand you a basket with towels and batik robes you can use while inside the premises. We also used the basket as our "bags" to hold our phones and wallets.
After having changed into our batik robes, we now had seven hours to roam around the garden. It was very relaxing and peaceful. There were not that much guests since it was a Friday. So it felt like we had the garden to ourselves.
The place is studded with positivist quotes that can truly uplift.
The jacuzzi area was relaxing but we did not take to much time here because there was not much view.
Since Luljetta is located in the cliffs of Antipolo, expect a lot of steep stairways. It was quite a workout if you ask me, but totally worth it.
- Snacks of Antipolo's Best Suman at Luljetta Cafe
You can have your snack at the cafe anytime within the day, just show the cafe staff your stub that will be given to you at the reception upon check-in.
- 4-course Wellness Menu at Luljetta's Hanging Restaurant
|Luljetta's Hanging Restaurant|
|Cream of Mushroom Soup|
|Crab sticks Salad with Vinaigrette|
|Tanglad (Lemongrass) Iced Tea|
- Luljetta's Signature Massage
|Luljetta's Signature Massage|
|View from the massage treatment cottages|
- Ear Candling
Lastly, we had an ear candling session which was no more than 10 minutes.
The whole experience was amazing and totally relaxing. I felt rejuvenated after the whole day. The best thing I love about this place is the view and the massage. Nothing can get more relaxing than these two together.
If you're ever visiting the Philippines, I would recommend that you check this place out. And if you do decide to visit, it is advisable to make proper arrangements ahead of time. It can get quite busy during the weekends. Although they accept walk-in guests, they will prioritize those with reservations especially for the treatments/massage. They don't have options for overnight stays, but you can book a room at Lorelend Farm Resort - Luljetta is within the compounds of Loreland.
Loreland Farm Resort, Brgy. San Roque
Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines
Monday-Friday, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
How to get there:
Click here for directions