Glamping is a portmanteau of glamour and camping and describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with “traditional” camping.
Just last weekend, I got the chance to experience nature in a new way. I was very fortunate to be invited by Nayomi Sanctuary Resort to experience “glamping” (check online rates here). To be honest, I was a bit skeptical about the whole camping thing since (as you may know), I’m a bit of a luxury traveler. I also did not try to do much research online just so I can experience everything first hand without having a set expectation in mind.
Located in Balete, Batangas; Nayomi Sanctuary Resort is a 2-hour drive from Manila. Still on soft opening, we were first of the few people who got to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience. We arrived there a couple of minutes past 2 in the afternoon, just in time for check-in. We were welcomed by their friendly staff and was guided to our tent.
Each “glamping area” has its own private bathroom and a mini porch with picnic table and chairs. It’s also decorated with twinkle lights – very Tumblresque!
Inside the tent, you have a mini sofa, makeshift bedside tables with DIY lamps, double beds, and an industrial electric fan that’ll surely keep you cozy at night.
The bathroom has a decent size. It has a sink, toilet bowl with flush and bidet, mirror, and a shower area.
Few steps away from our tent is the pool area. Breathtaking view is all that I can say. You can definitely relax because of it’s serene landscape.
We also booked their 1 hour massage valued at Php600.00 ($12.02) per person. Unfortunately, it was very dark and I was too tired to even take a photo. However, the massage was very relaxing and the ambiance was superb!
TIPS AND THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
- Get ready to do some leg work! There’s a lot of walking involved plus some areas are a bit steep.
- Bring a bathrobe especially for the ladies since the bathroom is 10 steps away from the tent.
- Don’t worry about your valuables, the tent has it’s own padlock. Rest assured that it’s safe to leave them inside your tent.
- Bring cash instead of credit or debit cards.
- If you also plan to book a massage like we did, make sure that upon check-in, you secure your schedule since most of the time, there’s only 1 masseuse available.
- Order the Nayomi’s Burger and Fries and their buko shake = these were the winning combo for me!
Overall, we definitely enjoyed our stay! The tent as our accommodation for the night was really comfortable, food is delicious and price for each is within budget, plus the staff are very friendly!
Truly, glamping is a good way to disconnect and get away for a while from the busy streets of Manila. It will surely provide a good bonding experience for couples, barkadas, and for the whole family.
Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
Address: JM Katigbak Street, Barangay Alangilan
Balete Batangas, Philippines 4219
Contact Numbers: (02) 645-3092 / (02) 986-5487 / 470-2708 / 0935-2622151
DISCLAIMER: I am not, in any way, affiliated with Nayomi Sanctuary Resort. I was invited as a guest to feature their resort in my blog. This review is written by me and are from my own words and is 100% unbiased. For questions on how I do my reviews, please refer to my DISCLOSURE POLICY.