Cozy accommodations, rejuvenating spa treatments, beautiful surroundings, and delicious and healthy food make for the best romantic escape close to the city.
Travel | By Trixie Reyna on May 30, 2015
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I will always love this view of the Nurture Wellness Village grounds, showing the trees, spa rooms, lush gardens, and the cute dipping pool.

I always go back to Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay. Always. I’ve been visiting the place since 2008, back when it was still known as Nurture Spa (now, they have expanded to include wellness lifestyle packages and detox programs, hence the name change). I usually go there with my friends (I even went glamping with a group of friends there in 2013 and blogged about it here). It’s so close to the city, yet you are transported to a whole new world surrounded by trees and lush gardens, and enveloped in the fresh and cool Tagaytay air and a calming peace and quiet.


A great place for the family and for company team building activities, too, Nurture has fun activity areas.

But, the best thing to do, really, is go to Nurture with your significant other. The place is just so romantic, and one of the best activities to do as a couple is de-stress together—especially after a long road trip that took my boyfriend and I from Fort to Cavite to Tagaytay and I’m the one navigating and my Fil-Canadian boyfriend is driving to these places for the first time (I talked about this experience here). Thank God for Waze and Google Maps, which are both part of the Navigation Bundle I subscribed to when I got my Globe myLifestyle Plan (learn more here). Whereas other mobile networks didn’t even have signal, much less mobile internet, the moment we hit SLEX, Globe’s signal and LTE were consistent throughout, which was a relief, because we were able to get to all our road trip destinations easily. I’ve never gone to Nurture via Cavite before, so it was crucial that my Globe connection was strong even when we were passing unfamiliar side roads.


It was love at first sight. When we entered our Deluxe Forest View Room in Nurture, I sighed happily.

Anyway, by the time we reached Nurture Wellness Village that day, my boyfriend and I were just so ready to relax in one of their 15 rooms, all of which are packaged with signature holistic Filipino pampering treatments like my favorite Nilaib massage (P1,800 for 1.5hr), which is their version of hot stone massage that uses steamed pouches of traditional Filipino herbs wrapped in banana leaves instead of the usual hot stones; Hilot (P1,200 for 1hr), a customized Filipino massage; and anti-aging facial and body treatments. Nurture is also known for its intimate couple’s massage called Magsing-Irog Massage (P2,800 for an hour-long massage for two), which uses a seductive blend of sandalwood, ylang ylang, and lavender essential oils. It’s usually done in a romantic couple’s room or included in their couple’s room packages.


Our super comfortable four-poster bed in the Deluxe Forest View Room

Whatever kind of pampering you decide to get, you are sure to feel de-stressed and rejuvenated after a visit to Nurture, be it for a few hours or an overnight stay. Allow me to recount why I love this place so much (in case it wasn’t already obvious).

Relaxing accommodations

If you are a nature lover and enjoy being surrounded by a lush tropical garden or forest, Nurture’s accommodations will meet your fancy. Not your typical hotel room, Nurture offers a more individual, personal, and Filipino experience. All rooms are located in separate villas surrounded by beautiful gardens.


Nurture’s rooms are clean, comfortable, homey, and give you that sense of really being home in the Philippines. Paintings by local artists adorn the rooms.

You can choose from five types of accommodations: Ifugao Spa Suites (with all the creature comforts), Deluxe Forest View Rooms, Superior Garden View Rooms, Family Rooms, and “glamping” or glamorous camping.


The glamping area (foreground) with the Ifugao Spa Suites in the background

The Ifugao Spa Suites offer a unique Filipino experience. Inspired by the Ulog or native huts in the Mountain Province, the Ifugao Spa Suites have their own private garden spa area. Superior Garden View Rooms overlook the quiet garden and can accommodate additional beds. Family rooms feature several beds and are perfect for family get-togethers. For glamping at the Sabila Campsite, you’ll stay in tents with comfortable mattresses and have an outdoor restroom and shower facility with running hot and cold water and a barbecue/bonfire area. Learn more about my glamping experience here.)


Glamping barbecue/bonfire area

We stayed in an air-conditioned Deluxe Forest View Room that features a four-poster bed, private bathroom, and a bathtub. It’s cozy, spacious, and so relaxing. We have a balcony with a view of the tropical forest behind the grounds. There’s cable TV and wifi, and we enjoyed coffee and the turn down service (we got oatmeal cookies for a yummy midnight snack). There are super cool bathrobes in the closet that made my boyfriend and I feel like royalty, haha.


A look at the Deluxe Forest View Room from another angle, showing the entrance to the bath and the balcony area (behind curtain)

I’ve stayed with my best friend in a room like this before, but as I noticed about Nurture, each time I visit, the rooms look better and bigger with better amenities, and the grounds have expanded and become even more beautiful than it already is! There’s always something new to experience in Nurture, that’s why I keep coming back.


The bathroom (with tub, yay!) of the Deluxe Forest View Room

The Deluxe Forest View Room is the room included in their popular Romantiko Package (P12,500 on weekends/holidays and P11,500 on weekdays, good for two pax already), which features a 22-hr overnight stay with plated full set breakfast and lunch, romantic candlelit dinner with a glass of wine, one hour full-body massage, and 30-minute natural facial or foot massage.


The dresser with mirror and closet (you have to try their robes!)

Rates are per room per night, which is good for two pax with full breakfast. Current room rates (peak is from November to May) start at P7,000 on weekends and holidays and P6,650 on weekdays. Room can accommodate a maximum of three persons for an additional charge. Check-in time is 2PM and check-out is at noon. Weekend rates apply to those checking in Friday and Saturday, while weekday rates apply to those who check in Sunday to Thursday, except holidays.

Beautiful facilities


Speaking of the grounds, another reason it’s great for couples is how the garden and surroundings are just so beautiful and romantic, Nurture is actually a popular proposal spot and wedding destination!


Nurture turns this into an outdoor dining area at night so guests can fully enjoy the cool Tagaytay weather.

From having just a garden with lots of romantic nooks and a handful of rooms, Nurture Wellness Village has expanded to include more than just additional accommodations. They now have a spacious restaurant serving non-vegetarian and vegetarian cuisine (watch for my separate food review of my favorite menu items) that now has an outdoor dining area (see photo above) and doubles as an events pavilion and has a bar, swimming pool, organic garden (you can get your supply of kale here for all your juicing and salad needs), business center and country store, glamping, library, mini gym and yoga area, and even a children’s playground. There’s definitely something for everyone here, actually, not just couples.


They call the outer area Gabriela, after the Philippine hero Gabriela Silang, and it features an herb garden.

They also offer activities like Tai Qi Gong Gentle Breathing Exercises (30 minutes) and a Nurture Walk (30 minutes) through their nearby farm, among others. We enjoyed this walk a lot, and spotted their kale garden. Check it out in the photo below:


A visit to their Kale garden is included in the fun Nurture Walk. You can get your supply of kale from Nurture!

Nurture Wellness Village is located at Pulong Sagingan, Barangay Maitim II West Cavite, Tagaytay. For reservations and inquiries, call 02-4019030 or 0917-6878837, or email You may also visit their website  for more information.

Photos by Trixie Reyna

Click here to book your stay in Nurture Wellness Village via Agoda.

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