Sometimes, all we really need is a little time to relax, rejuvenate, and immerse in nature. With all of the stress and responsibilities in life, why not pamper yourself at a beautiful spa? Everyone loves a spa day—and if you’re in Metro Manila, you don’t even have to travel far for an incredible spa getaway.
Tucked away in the hilly suburbs of Antipolo, Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa is a pretty mountain sanctuary with a stunning view of the Metro Manila skyline and Laguna Lake. As the first and only hanging gardens and spa in the Philippines, it’s well worth the hour-long (or so) road trip from the metro.
The cool mountain breeze, sun-kissed flora, and range of spa facilities and treatments make the resort the ideal oasis for tranquil “me time.” Luljetta’s offers a wide variety of treatments and packages, including massages, scrubs, foot spas, and even manicures and pedicures.
For travelers who would rather detox on their own, the spa resort provides plenty of amenities for this purpose, such as the sauna, hydro massage pool, heated Jacuzzi, fish spa, meditation lounge, and three infinity pools. After getting pampered with your therapy of choice, indulge in a plate of the Antipolo specialty suman (sticky rice cake) as well as other delightful dishes at Luljetta’s Café.
Once you’ve gazed over the sparkling Laguna Lake from the infinity pools, you’ll never want to leave. Luckily, you don’t have to! Travelers who want to extend their trip can book a room at Luljetta’s Garden Suites for an overnight stay and give their body, mind, and spirit more time to reset and rejuvenate.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa put safety regulations and stricter sanitation practices in place to ensure their guests’ health and wellness. Travelers from 15 to 65 years old may avail of the services, but anyone younger or older are not allowed on the premises. Face masks, body temperature checks, and health declaration forms upon arrival are required. Guests are also encouraged to observe social distancing.
Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa is open daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reservations are required, so make sure you have a slot before visiting and book the Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens Spa Experience in Antipolo here.
Discover the Best Attractions in Antipolo
Of course, Luljetta’s isn’t the only place in Antipolo worth visiting. From famous waterfalls to art galleries, the city is overflowing with underrated tourist gems. If you’re making the trip to Antipolo for a spa day, why not squeeze in a bit of sightseeing, too?
For instance, one of the most well-known attractions in Antipolo is the beautiful cathedral in the city center. Travelers and new car owners have been making their way to the Antipolo Cathedral for centuries as it enshrines the 17th-century image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage.
Another iconic tourist spot in the city is Hinulugang Taktak, a 21-meter waterfall that has long been a favorite hotspot of locals. It’s the perfect getaway for adventurers and outdoor lovers with attractions like hanging bridges, wall climbing facilities, and a giant spider web hanging above the falls.
Art enthusiasts will also delight in Antipolo’s artistic havens, like the popular Pinto Art Museum and Crescent Moon Cafe and Pottery Studio. Then after a whirlwind visit to the top tourist spots in Antipolo, tired travelers could use a bit of an energy boost at Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens!
Sounds like the perfect day, right? Join the Antipolo tour with Luljetta’s Hanging Garden Spa Retreat package here.
Words by Celia Nachura
*Featured image via KKday partner