Whenever I feel like Carlos and I are stressed or overworked, I try to plan a mini-getaway. We usually drive up to Tagaytay since it is only two hours away (without traffic); plus, with that gorgeous view and cool weather, you really cant go wrong. Say what you want about Tagaytay being too commercial or busy, for me, it is still one of the best places to relax and unwind. You just have to plan when to go, preferably choose a time when it’s less crowded or busy.
We usually have our go-to places bookmarked in my phone, but this time I wanted to try someplace new. I had heard about Anya Resort Tagaytay from my best friend who had visited the place one week before us. They were there to celebrate her husband’s birthday and really enjoyed their time there, so it came highly recommended. That’s why I decided to check out the place and bring my little family along. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised. The resort was everything I had hoped it would be–we were welcomed by sprawling greens, a gorgeous pool, homey atmosphere and a lovely, spacious suite. Actually that suite was really quite impressive. It felt like an extension of my home, as it had a sizable living room, bedroom, mini kitchen and bathroom, complete with all amenities. Tristan immediately felt at home–we actually had a hard time convincing him to leave the room because he found it so comfortable!
As I found out, ANYA means limitless or boundless in Sanskrit, which is really perfectly suited to this resort because that’s what they made us feel when we stayed here. I mean, apart from the luxe interiors and that amazing bed and huge bathroom, each guest is provided with a Lifestyle Assistant who can plan out your activities for you. Like, you can choose to use their recreational facilities like their heated swimming pool and wellness spa, or you can ask about their nature trail for jogging. Our Lifestyle Assistant planned a trip to a nearby farm for us, which Tristan loved and that included the car ride going to and from the farm. It made the trip super easy and convenient, I didn’t have to do much planning this time which meant more time for me to relax! Also, don’t forget to check out their borderless library! They have a admirable collection of contemporary books that you can borrow and bring to your room.
There are golf carts always on standby for all the guests, so going to our room was so easy. After the first day though, Carlos and I figured out the layout of the resort and preferred to walk as it really was such a pleasant experience to explore the resort by foot. I really couldn’t stop raving about our suite–it was huge! Tristan had space to ride his little car and oh, he was so happy with the air-conditioning as it was super cold (just the way he likes it). The bed is also worth mentioning, because we slept so well in it. You also have the option to choose your pillows, so be sure to ask the concierge about it! Lastly, the bathrooms are the absolute best as they are so spacious! It had a nice bathtub, an enclosed shower, a designated makeup area (with lights and a big mirror) and a connecting bathroom (which you can lock) in case you needed to entertain guests in the living room.
Anya Resort Tagaytay is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which is why they really pulled on all the stops to make this a luxurious experience for their guests. You can really see and feel the difference when it comes to their rooms, amenities and especially their service. I was so impressed with them!
Another thing I love about Anya Resort Tagaytay is their food. It was just amazing! The resort brought in international celebrity chef, Emmanuel Stroobant to bring sumptuous and healthy option meals with every guest’s preference in mind. You can enjoy Mediterranean dishes cooked with passion and care using the freshest ingredients at Samira, which was where we had lunch and dinner. While Anila offers casual outdoor dining, with refreshing salads, sumptuous burgers, sandwiches and brick-oven pizzas. Okay, I have to admit, I had to break my keto diet for this because their food was incredible. Tasty and fresh, and all made without shortcuts. I recommend you eat at Samira when you stay here, their menu is impressive.
And would you believe, I woke up bright and early for yoga, which was arranged by our Lifestyle Assistant. It was just what I needed to complete my weekend of R&R! I was so happy, which I credit to the super comfortable bed and the clean, wholesome food I had throughout my stay.
For more information, visit www.anyaresorts.com.