So, it is Monday once again. I am counting the hours when I would once again open my ThinkPad, check the mails, work on issues, and meet the deadlines. Weekend just went by just like that. I felt like I only had one day for myself this weekend (I worked last Saturday – Boooo…).
I need another day of relaxation and I opened my album and see how beautiful and relaxing it was in Luljetta’s Hanging Garden & Spa. Two weeks ago, I had a wonderful staycation in Loreland Farm Resort (read about it here), and as promised I am writing a separate blog about my spa and massage experience.
During our tour of the resort, Ramon did save the best for last. I was already impressed with the pools, and lovely view of the Loreland Farm Resort, until we reached this beautiful hanging garden. I only knew about the Hanging Gardens of the Babylon – until this paradise started unfolding in my very eyes, with every step I took as I descended..
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When Anton told me about how beautiful it was, I was thinking he was just saying all these things to make me say yes to the overnight stay. He knows how busy I am that I seldom attend events – but I am so glad that I did say yes.
It was tiring walking and touring the Loreland Farm Resort property, and when we saw the beautiful view and the pool, we are so ready to give it a go.. BUT, Ramon prepared a nice meal for us to enjoy at the Luljetta’s Hanging Restaurant!
Ramon originally wanted us to try to dine in wearing those lovely batik-like cover ups for spa but we got too comfy with the nice ambiance, interesting food and engaging talks.
It was also nice to finally meet Aleah (of Solitary Wonderer). I am impressed and amazed how she stays committed to traveling the world – she has been to India and even toured Europe! I am looking forward to doing that as well. She’s such an inspiration. There is also Marky (Nomadic Experiences) who stayed quiet the whole trip. I was worried if he was getting a little out of place in the group as we are such a noisy bunch, but he actually knew most of other bloggers in the group – and he is just basically quiet and an observant. He is such a good writer and story teller – no wonder his blog is nominated in the 2012 Globe Tatt Awards. Spell bigtime!
Then of course, we have our host Ramon, who stayed accommodating the whole time. Days before the “event”, he has been sending us messages thanking us for accepting the invite, until a few days after the staycation. It is a surprise to know that he holds the title of the Vice President of their land corporation with his young looks and cool disposition.
Now here’s the food..
We were ready to take a dip, and so we did. To better feel the real deal, people might want to try the doctor fish first..
Then, dip into the hydro-pool. There are some nice pulse points in the pool just like the ones in Ace Water Spa. I personally love the shower that works like a back-massage:
I got to stay in the couple’s lounge with Marjorie, which is just soo perfect and relaxing! I would want a resthouse with this kind of room.
When I found out I got scoliosis some years ago, I chose not to indulge in massages, because most of the people say so. But after I had my condition checked again by a doctor, and got a go signal that yes, I can do the things that most people can do – like enjoy a full body massage, without hesitation, I laid flat on the bed and waited for the full body treat.
I am not very comfortable when people touch me or invade my personal space, but I let Ate Maricel did her thing. If there is a word that is the opposite of the dementor – that’s the experience that Luljetta’s Hanging Garden Spa has given me – it suck away all my worries, and stresses. I was in La-la-land.. when Ate suddenly woke me up. I’ve fallen asleep!!!
If it were not Marky and Az awaiting outside for their turn, I would stay in the lounge and sleep! It was a struggle for me and Marjorie to go back to our room! That was soo funny! But I had a good night sleep.
In the morning, we ditched going down the CampTipolo and just did the pool!
Before we go, we had to experience the Foot Spa! The massage room is just right above the infinity pool. So imagine having your feet massaged while enjoying the view of the pool and mountains.
During my foot spa, Ate has told me I don’t have much dead skin – which got me thinking – I need to walk some more and exercise!
I love how the massage and how she presses on the stress points. Most of my blogger friends have stress points on their feet which translates to different weaknesses in the internal organs. I experienced one in the right foot, and ate said it is related to my stomach – which is surprisingly true! I always have this acidity issue.
I found out the masseuses in the Luljetta’s Hanging Garden and Spa are all trained. What I love about the service is that they really take the time to complete each tasks. No matter how late we were in the original schedule, and no matter how many of us were waiting in line for the massage (well.. because most of us stayed long in the pool! don’t blame us!) 🙂 , they all took the time to give the best massage and spa to each foot that they handled (.. ok, reading that sounds too funny :D)
If you want to try the services in the Luljetta’s Hanging Spa and Garden, check out these rates:
Contact Bienvenido Tours if you want to book a weekend in Luljetta’s Hanging Garden and Spa.
Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa
Loreland Farm Resort
Sitio Loreland, Brgy. San Roque,
Antipolo City, Philippines 1870
Phone: (02) 622 8779
Mobile: (0917) 544 4432
Email: [email protected]
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-11pm
Closed on Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays (unless pre-arranged or pre-booked)
Again, thank you so much Anton (Pusangkalye.net) and Ramon for the invite, and to bloggie friends for making our stay fun! Thank you also to my friend, Jeiz for lending me her lovely camera!