Relaxation At Its Finest: Spa Retreats in the Philippines

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Indulging in a spa retreat is like hitting the reset button for your mind, body, and soul. 

In our fast-paced world, these tranquil oases offer a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation. 

Whether you’re a seasoned spa enthusiast or a first-time visitor, our blog will guide you through the blissful realm of spa retreats.

1. The Farm at San Benito

“The Farm at San Benito” is a peaceful haven tucked away in the lush landscapes of Lipa City, Philippines. The place offers a one-of-a-kind blend of luxury and nature for people seeking refreshment and holistic treatment. 

The Farm, surrounded by tropical gardens and unspoiled jungle, is a haven for guests to relax and refresh, with its world-class spa treatments, organic vegan cuisine, and holistic health programs. Here, you can enjoy yoga, meditation, detoxification, and numerous wellness therapies while relaxing in the tranquility of an eco-friendly haven. 

The Farm at San Benito is a retreat for those looking for balance in their minds, bodies, and nature.

 Here are some key features and offerings of The Farm at San Benito:

  • Spa and Healing Sanctuary 
  • Holistic Wellness Programs
  • Yoga and Meditations
  • Healthy cuisine
  • Eco-friendly practices

Here are some approximate starting rates at The Farm at San Benito:

  1. Garden villa – Php 18,000 – 20,000
  2. Palmera Suite – Php 23,000 – 26,000
  3. Pool Villa – Php 31,000 – 36,000
  4. Narra pool villa – Php 36,000 – 41,000

📍119 Brgy. Tipakan, Lipa City, Philippines, 4217
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2. Nurture Wellness Village

Nurture Wellness Village, located in Tagaytay, Philippines, is a holistic wellness resort. It is well-known for its Filipino-inspired spa treatments, wholesome cuisine, and tranquil natural surroundings. The resort provides a number of wellness programs and packages, such as detox, weight loss, and stress management.

In addition to spa treatments, this wellness haven also offers a variety of wellness activities such as yoga, tai chi, and meditation. If you want to go on a swim, sweat it out in a fitness center, or relax in a sauna, you can do so here, as well. 

Here are some key features and offerings of Nurture Wellness Village:

  • Spa and Wellness Treatments
  • Wellness programs and packages
  • Hilot and Traditional Filipino healing
  • Organic gardens and healthy cuisine
  • Wellness activities
  • Relaxing environment

Here are some approximate starting rates at Nurture Wellness Village:

-Day Tour: Php 3,500 – PHP 5,000 per person
-Overnight Stay : PHP 6,000 – PHP 9,000

📍7310 Pulong Sagingan Maitim 2nd West Maitim II West, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 4120
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3. Badian Island Wellness Resort

Badian Island Wellness Resort, located on the pristine shores of Badian Island in the Philippines, is a tropical paradise designed for guests seeking ultimate relaxation.

This opulent hideaway features magnificent overwater bungalows and lush garden villas with breathtaking views of the turquoise sea. You can immerse yourself in nature’s peaceful embrace by participating in activities such as snorkeling, diving, or simply relaxing on the private beach. 

The resort is known for their Thalasso therapy. The Greek word “Thalassa” refers to the healing ability of seawater. The curative properties of filtered saltwater are used in our Thalasso Pool. Submersion in seawater induces relaxation and has been shown to rebalance the body’s mineral deficits. It has a complex blend of natural minerals and antibacterial qualities.

Aside from their Thalasso therapy, they also offer the following spa treatments: 

-Badian Deluxe Four-Hand Massage (75 minutes). A decadent tandem massage performed by 2 therapists mirroring each other and with synchronized movements and with equal pressure, bringing you to a state of peace and divine relaxation.

-Warm Seaweed Bath (30 minutes). This bath uses fresh seaweed with high quality that comes from the Badian bay that is poured out into the bathtub using ionized seawater, which overall is very good for mineralizing, anti-aging, nourishing and perfect for relaxation.

-Seaweed Massage (60 min). A stress-relieving massage through detoxification leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth.

-Pure Virgin Coconut Oil Massage (60 min). This uses pure virgin coconut oil that will make the skin hydrated and balanced.

📍Badian Island, Badian, Philippines, 6031
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4. The Mandara Spa

The Mandara Spa is a chain of boutique spas with various locations around the world, including several in the Philippines, known for its luxurious and pampering treatments inspired by Balinese traditions. 

The first BGC branch, which opened in 2011, was dubbed “BGC’s best kept secret.”

The name is derived from two words – mana and dara, which means mind and single line. It is a sacred mountain in Hindu Mythology that served the gods by being the churning rod that mizes the ocean of milk. This mountain is not made of fragmented stones but of a single connected structure. 

The Mandara Signature Massage is one of the most popular treatments at The Mandara Spa. This massage uses a combination of techniques to alleviate muscle tension, induce relaxation, and boost circulation, which involves head pad therapy, which is an excellent method to relax and de-stress.

Another popular treatment at The Mandara Spa is the Mandara Signature Scrub and Wrap. It involves exfoliating and removing dead skin cells before beginning this therapy, then followed by a body wrap that nourishes and hydrates the skin with essential oils.

📍The Mandara Spa, McKinley Park Residences,  Unit 318, 3rd Avenue,  BGC, Taguig, Philippines
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5. Qiwellness Living

Situated in Tagaytay, Qiwellness Living’s spa treatments are inspired by ancient Chinese healing practices and modern wellness advances. Offering a variety of massages, facials, body wraps, and other treatments, the place is designed to promote health and well-being. 

The resort is known for its serene atmosphere, which is perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation. This hidden gem combines traditional Chinese architecture with modern luxury, featuring beautifully crafted tea houses perched on a mountainside overlooking Taal Lake. Visitors can savor delicious Chinese-inspired cuisine and immerse themselves in the art of tea appreciation. 

Here are some of treatments that they offer: 

  • Spa Treatments – Qiharmony Php 1,880 (90 minutes), Qireflexology Php 1,580 (60 minutes), Silk Php 2,180 (90 minutes), Lymphatic Drainage Massage Php 1,880 (60 minutes), Deep Tissue Massage Php 1,880 (60 minutes), Php 2,180 (90 minutes)
  • Rose Reverie Php 3,880 (3 hours). The flower’s therapeutic and skin care benefits date back to old China, the birthplace of the modern rose. This is a 3 hour treatment that starts with a gentle, full body exfoliation using our rose + rice scrub, followed by our rose mask wrap, and finished with a lymphatic drainage massage using our rose silk cream. 
  • Bamboo Bliss Php 3,180 (2 hours). “Activated bamboo charcoal and volcanic sand scrub rich in mineral content nourishes the skin while absorbing impurities and toxins from the skin’s pores.” 
  • The Bathhouse Experience Php 5,160 per couple (2 hours). Use of our ‘yin yang’ soaking pools and shower for 45 minutes followed by a 75 minute massage (choice of Silk or Deep Tissue in a couple’s room or Qiharmony on recliners in an open-air area by the pools overlooking the lake).
  • The Yin Yang Experience Php 7,880 per couple (2 hours + meal). Use of the ‘yin yang’ soaking pools and shower for 45 minutes followed by a 75 minute massage (choice of Silk or Deep Tissue in a couple’s room or Qiharmony on recliners in an open-air area by the pools overlooking the lake). This package comes with a 3 course ‘Yin Yang’ meal at the dining hall. 

📍Km. 58 Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy. Maharlika East,, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 4120
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6. The Spa Wellness

The Spa Wellness is a chain of high-end spas in the Philippines, known for its luxurious and pampering treatments, which are inspired by traditional Filipino healing practices and modern wellness trends.

The Spa Wellness uses all-natural ingredients in its treatments, and its therapists are highly trained and experienced. The spa also offers a variety of personalized packages, so you can create the perfect spa experience for your needs.

A popular treatment at The Spa Wellness is the Restorative Water Lily Facial. This facial is designed to hydrate and nourish the skin, leaving it looking and feeling its best. The facial uses a variety of water lily-based products, which are known for their soothing and calming properties.

Here are some activities and features they are offering:

  • Timeless Cryo-Facial Therapy. For signs of aging prevention and keeping the skin supple. 
  • Lymphatic Detox. This detoxifying treatment applies gentle strokes that encourage the lymphatic system to eliminate metabolic waste, excess fluid, and toxins.
  • Sea Salt Body Glow. “The definitive in exfoliation reveals silky, satiny skin. Natural, refined salt provides the ultimate skin and body purifying treatment.”
  • Foot massages such as Thai Foot Massage, Peppermint Foot Scrub, Fetish Foot Spa, and Oriental Foot Therapy

📍Branches: Ayala Bay, Alabang, Greenbelt, The Fort, TriNoma, Shangri-la Mall, Rockwell, and Podium
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7.  Tirta Spa

Tirta Spa, perched magnificently atop a hill overlooking Boracay’s pristine shoreline, mixes world-class amenities with rustic charm for the ultimate trip towards self-rejuvenation. 

Tirta Spa’s sacred architectural design is a combination of several Asian influences derived from spiritual cultures and temples. Ms En Calvert, the Founding Owner, developed the building with meticulous attention to detail, resulting in an overall aesthetic with a touch of Thai, Indonesian, Indian, and Middle Eastern elements. 

What makes this peaceful retreat extra special is the calming sounds of the Boracay waves.

One of the treatments that people go here for is their Combination Hot Lava Stone and Hilot Massage (Php 5,800), a massage involving smooth stones of varied temperatures placed on energy points of the body to aid in spiritual grounding, as inspired by the traditional Hawaiian technique of employing lava stones. The heat from the stones will permeate deeply into the body, which helps alleviate stiff joints and relax muscles after strenuous activities, aid in blood flow regulation, relieve stress and depression.

They also offer Sound Healing. The Himalayan or Tibetan Singing Bowls are tools or instruments used by monks in Healing and ceremonial practices in the monasteries and temples since ancient times. Through music, tones, frequencies and vibrations, the body and mind is taken into the process of healing. 

They also offer Tuning Forks Sound Healing Therapy. Tuning forks are said to be “proven to enhance the healing effects of energy-therapy practices such as meditation, Reiki, Pranic Healing, yoga, massage.”

📍Sitio Malabunot, Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island, Malay, Philippines, 5608
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