Escape to the farm: A healing sanctuary

The new normal means that we will always be figuratively looking behind our backs for the threat of COVID-19. The on and off lockdowns also are a challenge to our mental health.

Keeping up and surviving determine our staying power. A great way to recharge and relax is to travel to a place where your health and wellness are prioritized.

Take the 90-minute drive to Lipa, Batangas and experience peace and tranquility. Don’t think about the pandemic even for just a few days. The Farm at San Benito heals, and shelters you from the worries of the world.

Health protocols: What you need to know

All guests are required to undergo the FDA-approved Antigen Nasal Swab Test upon entry. Testing is done on two persons at a time. You’ll get the results in about 10 to 15 minutes while you wait inside your car.

Holistic healing

Where can one escape and be reminded of life before the pandemic? The thought didn’t cross my mind until we arrived. After a negative swab test, I realized that the Farm is a COVID-free safe haven. I was ready to experience a life-transformative retreat. After checking in, lunch was on the agenda.

From left: Lunch includes fresh spring roll with peanut butter sauce; tarragon tea by the infinity pool.

I never thought that a vegan meal could taste so good. The farm-to-table lunch was very colorful and tasty. It was indeed a pleasant surprise and reminded me of a healthier lifestyle that everyone needs to adhere to.

I realized that guests come here to heal, to detoxify, and not for a staycation or just a vacation. This pandemic has introduced a new stream of travelers – people that are more cautious and conscious in looking for a unique vacation focused around their health, wellness, and overall wellbeing. This COVID-free safe haven is all about that and having clean fun at the same time. Guests stay for a week, 21 days, or even longer.

A fresh view: Mandala flower arrangement

The Farm offers medically supervised, science-based programs, which include Immune Support, Post-COVID Recovery, Holistic Detox Cleanse, Radiation Detox, Mental Health, Pain Management, etc. I thought of it as treatments in a very relaxing atmosphere. I’m pretty sure that a lot of people will find these programs helpful in achieving a longer lifespan.

You can do Yoga here and be rewarded with a tranquil view of the greens and the mountain.

The Farm experience

The pictures don’t do enough justice on the Farm’s beauty. Lots of greenery and majestic mountain views are what the guests will see first. But as I walked through lush green jungle pathways, my mind was transported to learning about the body and enjoying a healthier lifestyle. The air was clean and fresh, and one can’t help but feel free from the pandemic even for a brief time.

From left: Inside the Garden Villa unit; a view of the ampitheater.

When not doing treatments, guests can take a swim at their infinity pool or the private pools at their villa. They can also take a leisurely stroll around the grounds while achieving their target number of steps for the day. This experience is worth going back to. Let’s relive the pre-pandemic times. Let’s take shelter at this unique farm for wellness and healing.

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