Nayomi Sanctuary Resort: A Quiet Retreat in Batangas

Nayomi Sanctuary Resort: A Quiet Retreat in Batangas

Visiting Nayomi Sanctuary Resort for my husband’s birthday was our first ever getaway since the pandemic started. Our goal? “Let’s go somewhere quiet.”

Good thing I stumbled upon Nayomi during one of my internet searches. Going there was a mere two-hour drive from Quezon City on a weekend for us. Not bad.

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📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
OUR KUBO

We didn’t have much choice by way of rooms when I was booking. As per Nayomi resort policies:

“• For those who wish to bring their pets, only those who will stay in Kubo Suite can bring their pets. They will be responsible to make ensure the cleanliness of the area. They are also not allowed to bring at the restaurant and to swim at the pool. Kindly wear diaper to our pets.
“• Charge fee for each pet is PHP1,000.00++ (exclusive of 8% Service Charge and 12% VAT).”

Since we travel with our furbabies, by default we can only choose between Kubo Suite 1 and Kubo Suite 2. Too bad because I was super curious about their Villas and Casitas. Nevertheless, Kubo Suite 1 was quaint enough for me. It had an air conditioner, a TV with Cignal cable, a mini-refrigerator and an electric kettle. There was also a veranda with a table and two chairs. The private bathroom was outside the kubo, which freaked me out somehow when I showered before going to bed. Not really a fan of going to the bathroom outside at night, but that’s part of the whole travel experience anyway.

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The Kubo Suite 1 | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
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The Kubo Suite 1 | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
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The Kubo Suite 1 | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
WHAT WE DID

If you’re looking to do a digital detox, Nayomi is the place to go. WiFi is only available at the restaurant. We managed to get a bit of WiFi at our Kubo, but it was spotty overall.

We sat outside the veranda just taking in the relaxing views.

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📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
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📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie

In the afternoon, we hung out in the area with these two wooden swings. Sitting there and listening to the sounds of nature was truly relaxing.

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📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie

We also went swimming in their pool. I wasn’t planning to do so, but the water was pretty inviting that I ended up going for a dip.

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Swimming pool | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie

The best part for me was simply watching the sunset. I took so many pictures, but here are my two favorites.

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📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
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📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
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Hubby and me | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie

After dinner, the staff told us that there was going to be a bonfire near our kubo. We were fine if the bonfire didn’t happen because we were the only guests on-site. But boy, it was fun to watch when it did happen. It’s not your typical bonfire is all I’ll say. 🙂

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The Bonfire | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
What we ate

Nayomi has an on-site restaurant, Anahaw Restobar.

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Anahaw Restobar | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
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Anahaw Restobar | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie

Now here’s what we ate during our stay.

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Longganisa with Rice and Egg | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
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Tocino with Rice and Egg | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
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Binukadkad na Tilapia | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
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Inihaw na Liempo with Rice | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
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Laing | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
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Gising-gising | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
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Inihaw na Pompano | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
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Beef Nilaga | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
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Mango Shake | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
Verdict

Located in Balete, Batangas that is a mere two-hour drive from Quezon City, Nayomi Sanctuary Resort is a perfect hideaway where you can seek refuge from the day-to-day stresses of city life. The word “sanctuary” in its name lived up to expectations. Staying here or even simply visiting for a day is a chance to leave the frenetic city energy behind and enjoy what Nayomi offers.

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📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie
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📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie

Every staff member we encountered during our stay was delightful and eager to help. They went over and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. Kudos to Ms. Len, Ms. Maricel, Chef Eugene and Ms. Joy.

Overall, we had a great experience at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort with its great amenities, attentive staff and good food from their on-site Anahaw Restobar. We all need a place of peace and quiet, especially with all the noise and stress going on in the world and Nayomi is such a place. Don’t change, Nayomi!

Looking forward to returning with our family in tow!

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Till next time, Nayomi! | 📷: Cecilia, SnapHappy Foodie

Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
JM Katigbak Street, Barangay Alangilan, Balete Batangas, Philippines 4219
0949 152 2964
0916 794 0910
0945 794 7439
8-240-3478
8-524-9644
nayomiresort@gmail.com

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