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Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa, Antipolo

This is the second part of our Antipolo day trip last May. Picture heavy post ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

After spending the first part of the day being all artsy-fartsy in Pinto Museum, we then head off to My Pot Restaurant where we over-indulged in Filipino food (buffet-style nonetheless!) for only 125 pesos!

My good friend, Jon of Jontotheworld.com, wrote more about our foodtrip (and Antipolo adventure) on his blog.

With our tummies full, we’re all ready forย the Luljetta’s Hanging Garden and Spa experience.

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Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa (Source)


Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa

The property is located within the Loreland Resort premise, situated along the Antipolo mountainside. The place has a distinct Filipino vibe to it from the wooden finishes of the daybeds to theย traditional bathrobe (batik) that were handed out to guests.

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Duyans located at the reception area
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Batiks, Bayongs and Friends

There were also inspirational messages posted all over the place to lift your city-weary spirits, perfect with the soft, meditation music playing on loop.

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Since I’m pregnant and cannot do massages, we opted to get the Hanging Gardens Retreat Packageย (Php 930 per person) which includes access to the Hanging Gardens Facilities (Locker, Sauna, Dr. Fish Spa, Heated Jacuzzi, Hydro-massage Pool, Infinity Pools and Meditation Lounges). You can check theย updatedย ratesย here.

We first tried the Hydro-Massage Pool. It’s not really recommended for pregnant women as they useย high pressure jets of water to stimulate circulation so Cesca and I stayed na lang sa middle part where the current is not that strong.

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Next stop was the Dr. Fish Spaย where one needs courage just to dip your feet into the water.

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Pic doesn’t give justice on how big the fishes were!

We also tried the Sauna and Jacuzzi where there was a bit of a queue (since we went on a ย Saturday). Waiting means picture galore though so yey for us!

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If I wasn’t pregnant, I would have stayed here the whole time ๐Ÿ™‚

Capped the day with a dip in the Infinity Pool overlooking the Manila skyline and Laguna De Bay. It actually took us awhile before we had the pool to ourselves for our ‘photoshoot‘ haha.

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We also availed of some extra spa amenities, foot spa and massage for my friends and mani – pedi for me. But before the pampering, we munched on our meryendaย of lemongrass tea and suman (which was also included in the package).

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Lemongrass tea could have been sweeter but the suman was the best

Some tips for those who’ll visit the place:

  • Through perfect as a weekend date getaway for couples, the place is not really for small kids and the elderly as the steps are steep and narrow.
  • If you’re used to hot springs like those in Laguna, be warned that water in the pools not warm.ย It can also get pretty cold/chilly in Antipolo kahit afternoon.
  • Slippers are provided but they are not comfortable. They don’t have kid’s sizes as well. You can bring your own or buy from one of the stalls inside Loreland Resort which we did ๐Ÿ™‚
  • It’s quite hard to reach their landline. I had a couple of questions (being pregnant and tagging along a 6 yr old), and it took awhile before I can get hold of them. Better to text them instead.

VERDICT

Overall, Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa is indeed a haven for relaxation, a perfect sanctuary to escapeย from the hustleย andย bustle of the city life. Had it been another time, I would be contented to just lounge on one of the daybeds after my massage with a book in hand.

Who knew that barely just a stone’s throw away from Manila, one could find this gem of a place? As they say, having a good time need not to be elaborate and expensive. It may just be a day trip but Antipolo surely rejuvenated our spirits.

Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa
Located inside Loreland Farm Resort
Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City
Luljetta’s Spa Reception: (02) 570 2532, (0977) 162 6569
OPERATING HOURS (for pools and spa services)
Monday-Friday, Sunday from 10am to 9pm
Saturday from 10am to 11pm

Credits to my amazing ‘photographer’ friend, Gev Mallari, for the pics!

Have you been to Luljetta’s? How’s your experience?ย 

45 thoughts on “Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa, Antipolo”

  1. Wow, that looks really pretty!!! I’m from the south so this place is completely new to me! ๐Ÿ™‚ Will definitely keep this place in mind in case the hubby and I are looking for a new R&R spot!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Wow, this looks like a lot of fun. I’ve heard of Pinto Museum and Luljettas but haven’t been there yet. I want to take my family there soon. We still have so much to explore in Antipolo.

    1. Please do visit once you have the time ๐Ÿ™‚ After our trip, we came to realize talaga that there is more to Antipolo than the ‘pilgrimage’ and ‘overlooking’.

    1. I plan to go back once I’ve given birth as well to fully enjoy all the amenities ๐Ÿ™‚ haven’t tried the food though since we were full from our lunch buffet.

    1. Ganda talaga the place ๐Ÿ™‚ though you might find it hard to carry the baby with the stairs being steep, just need to be extra careful in case you’ll find the time to visit ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. You’re friends with Jon too, small world! I first learned about the tourist spots in Antipolo from his blog too.
    I have been wanting to go to Luljetta’s Hanging Garden too, now that I read your post I got more convinced that I should really go. I’d love to try the hydro massage pool.

    1. Yeah, were highschool friends. Actually went there with him and the rest of our barkada ๐Ÿ™‚ You really should go! The long commute is worth it, the place is really beautiful.

  4. A friend of mine stayed here once (during their anniversary) and I can see on their photos that they really enjoyed their trip. Maybe I’ll suggest this to my family one day :> thanks
    Ariane
    dearchubby.wix.com/marp

  5. We went to Loreland Farm Resort last summer and too bad we didn’t get the chance to witness the Luljettas Hanging Gardens… the entire resort was so huge and very relaxing.. hopefull I can visit the hanging garden next summer cheers!

  6. My house is so close to Luljetta but I was not able to have the time to visit, everytime I call to make a booking they were fully booked. I still look forward to coming here, thank you for this!

  7. These hanging gardens look stunning. I would love to visit this place. The pools just look amazing. I would love to go there right now haha. Looks very relaxing.

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