Sustainable Escapes: Introducing The Farm At San Benito


If you’re looking to detox, do so in sustainable style at The Farm at San Benito


Offering a calm sanctuary of sustainability, this Philippines escape makes the ultimate holistic hideaway. Nestled within 48 hectares of lush green jungle, head here to enjoy everything from exceptional vegan dishes to expert wellness experiences.

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Ping, another email. Beep, another message. Ring, another alarm. In an age of constant stress, switching off can be a challenge. But not at San Benito, the luxury wellness retreat found a 90-minute drive south of Manila in the Philippines.

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Treating guests to a pressure-free stay since 2002, the resort’s team of certified medical and wellness experts has pioneered the concept of integrated holistic medical wellness, drawing the ancient teachings of the East and West with scientifically proven results.

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From wellbeing and rejuvenation to deeper health issues, there’s something for everyone here. Detoxification, weight management, diabetes prevention, heart health and stress management – you’ll find it all here.

Even better, you’ll do so in style. Set within 48 hectares of lush green jungle with 33 exclusive suites and villas, everything has a focus on nurturing both the mind and body.


1 The Philosophy


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In a nutshell, The Farm is is a true holistic and healing sanctuary. It combines the latest in nature and science-based medical therapies from East to West.

The Farm journey is focused around five pillars: Diagnose, Cleanse, Nourish, Repair and Sustain.

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The aim is for guests’ bodies to return to their ideal, balanced state and achieve holistic optimum wellness using five key healing components:

With five full-time integrative and experienced doctors at The Farm, these experts specialise in a science and evidence-based, results-driven approach to preventative health. You won’t find any medication here, either – only the use of supplements.


2 Viva La Vegan


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Dig into eco-friendly food and home-grown produce.The Farm believes that whole-food and plant-based eating is the way forward, as the human body is designed to experience daily nourishment through nature.

Enjoy delicious raw food, the majority of which is gown on-property.  In addition to serving healing foods, The Farm uses their 2,000+ coconut trees to produce their own sustainable virgin coconut oil.

This is used as the base for all their bathroom amenities, in various spa treatments, in the kitchens and even in their non-toxic cleaning materials.


3 Stays With Soul


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Boutique and unique. The Farm is home to 33 spacious rooms, suites and villas, all offering a secluded sanctuary in the centre  of the jungle, overlooking the mountains. Further villas are also slated for 2020, with 22 new sleek stays coming to the property.

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There’s a wide range of accommodation, ranging from Sulu Terraces, which are modelled on traditional Philippine rice barns to Palmera Glass Villas with panoramic views of the jungle.

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If you’re looking to splurge, opt for private Narra Pool Villas or the Master Villa The Lakan – the ultimate indulgent way to experience The Farm.

Make it happen
Cost: Room only rates at The Farm start from USD$ 342 in a Palmera Suite.
How:  Philippine Airlines fly direct from London Heathrow to Manila five times per week (duration12h 50m). The Farm is a 90-minute drive south of Manila. For more information please visit www.thefarmatsanbenito.com

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