Lily’s Vacation Farm House: Private farmhouse staycation in Jalajala, Rizal

lily's vacation farm house

Tired of the hustle and bustle of city life and craving a break in nature? Look no further! This farmhouse offers an exclusive overnight stay for groups of up to 20 people, where you can unwind and create lasting memories. With a wide range of activities and amenities, this farmhouse will guarantee an unforgettable experience for all guests.

lily's vacation farm house

Here are the reasons why you should visit Lily’s Vacation Farm House:

Room accommodation

Experience the comfort of their cozy and well-appointed rooms, designed to provide you with a relaxing and tranquil retreat.

They have 2 airconditioned bedrooms in the main house with connecting bathrooms. Each room is huge and spacious. Some of their beds have pull-ups as well.

They also have an outdoor kitchen with complete basic utensils and cookwares, if you wish to prepare your own food.

They also have a glamping set-up outside if you wish to enjoy nature.


Indulge in their delightful culinary experience with their full-board meal options. They offer a wide variety of food, from appetizers to desserts, and wake up to an all-Filipino breakfast spread that will leave you energized the next day.

NOTE: They can also do table setup according to your preference, just inform their staff beforehand.

Activities and amenities

Activity areas

If you’re into sports, this farmhouse got you covered. They have an area for basketball and volleyball. Of course, there is a swimming pool as well. This is a great way to enjoy your stay at the farmhouse.

Exciting entertainment options

Kick back and enjoy some quality entertainment with their karaoke. Sing your heart out with your friends and family, creating joyous moments that will be cherished forever. This farmhouse has free Wi-Fi to ensure you stay connected and share your memorable experiences with your loved ones in real time.

lily's vacation farm house

ATV adventure

Feel the thrill of adventure as you get to experience an ATV ride inside the farmhouse. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Laguna de Bay and Mt. Banahaw while taking in the fresh air. You can enjoy it for 2 hours, so you’ll have plenty of time to make unforgettable memories.

Bonfire and movie night setup

As the sun sets, gather around the bonfire that you can request from the staff. You can toast marshmallows and make smores, share stories with your family or friends, and bask in the warmth of the flames. Once the sky darkens, you can also enjoy a mesmerizing movie night under the stars. Again, you can request it from the staff, and if the weather permits.

Animal feeding

Since this is a farmhouse, immerse yourself in nature by enjoying the animal-feeding activities. Interact with their friendly farm animals and enjoy the farm life.

Escape the noise of the city and surrender to the serenity of this farmhouse. With their exclusive overnight stay packages for groups of up to 20 people, you can indulge in full-board meals, enjoy fun-filled activities like ATV rides, cozy up by the bonfire for a movie night, and experience the joy of animal feeding and glamping.

It’s time to embark on a memorable adventure with your loved ones – book your stay now at Lily’s Vacation Farm House and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

A View Beyond Imagination: Spectacular Infinity Pool at The Cliffhouse Laguna Hot Spring Resort

the cliffhouse laguna hot spring resort

Welcome to The Cliffhouse Laguna Hot Spring Resort – a paradise retreat that has everything you need for a luxurious vacation.

the cliffhouse laguna hot spring resort

If you are looking for a fantastic view, a natural hot spring infinity pool, a jacuzzi, and an array of amenities and activities to indulge in, then this resort is for you. Nestled amidst a beautiful natural setting, this resort is the ultimate destination to unwind and relax.

The resort’s magnificent view of the lush tropical landscape from their view deck is enough to make anyone fall in love with nature. You can sit back and allow yourself to be encompassed by the tranquil ambiance of the surroundings, creating a sense of relaxation and freedom.

The resort offers a hot spring infinity pool that is a treat for every traveler. You can indulge yourself in the warmth of the water that provides therapeutic benefits.

You can also take a dip in the jacuzzi and let the bubbles soothe your muscles and release tension built up over time.

The resort has 5 air-conditioned bedrooms, giving you ample space to relax and rest comfortably. You’ll be amazed by the quality of the rooms, which are designed to provide maximum comfort and luxury.

The rooms are equipped with all the necessary kitchen amenities, including a gas stove, griller, and water dispenser.

the cliffhouse laguna hot spring resort

NOTE: This resort is good for big groups (30 pax maximum).

When you’re feeling active, the resort offers several options to keep you entertained. You can sing your heart out with the resort’s videoke, play billiards with your friends or family, or shoot some hoops with the basketball stands available on site.

There is also the option to relax and watch your favorite movies or shows with a Netflix subscription, or stream your favorite shows with the high-speed WiFi (20mbps) provided.

Finally, this resort offers ample parking space so that you can travel worry-free knowing your vehicle will be safe and protected.

Additionally, the resort has a helpful team of caretakers who are always on hand to ensure that your stay is stress-free and comfortable. They are available to assist you with any need you have, including housekeeping.

Overall, The Cliffhouse Laguna Hot Spring Resort is an excellent option for travelers looking for complete amenities and activities that provide a luxurious and relaxing getaway. Whether you want to immerse yourself in nature or indulge in a few activities, this resort will exceed all your expectations.


Book your stay today and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience!

Facebook: The Cliffhouse Laguna Hot Spring Resort

Address: Blk 10 Lot 11 Niagara Street, Springdale Subdivision, Los Baños, Laguna

Casa Garcia: Where nature meets luxury in Cabangan, Zambales

casa garcia beach resort

Here is a fresh escape for the whole family or barkada.

We found a beach resort that offers all the pleasures of a tropical paradise situated in Cabangan, Zambales. Travel time from Manila is about 5 hours.

This resort has all you need for an amazing getaway and is just a 2-minute walk from the uncrowded beach.

Can we also add that it is in the ideal location for sunsets?

Casa Garcia has everything you need for a comfortable stay in Zambales, including air-conditioned bedrooms, a kitchen with all the necessary appliances, and 2 bathrooms (one inside and one outside the resort).

DISCLAIMER: The water supply in the resort comes from the saltwater during summer (March to June only), except for the shower.

Whether you’re looking to unwind after a day exploring the nearby town, or simply relax and soak up the sun, their outdoor pool is the perfect spot to do it. The resort’s pool is one of its most notable attractions. You can also use their floating tray if you want to feel like you’re in Bali – floating breakfast it is!

NOTE: Breakfast is not included in the package. But you can cook inside since their kitchenwares are complete. If you opt not to cook, there is a carinderia nearby.

The resort has a lot more to offer than just its stunning pool, as evidenced by the rooftop balcony, which offers breathtaking views of the adjacent mountains and farmland. You’ll experience a sense of being in New Zealand. Take in the gorgeous scenery while enjoying a drink or a meal — it’s the perfect way to top off a day in paradise.

If you’re looking for a more earthy retreat, the resort’s mini garden is the place to go. The presence of nature is the best place to unwind and rest. And the best part? There is no need to leave your pets behind while you stay there because it is pet friendly.

If you’re feeling adventurous, a local river can be reached 30 minutes from the resort and is ideal for a relaxing swim or a picnic.

There are cottages for rent that ranges from 300 to 500 PHP. There is also an ecological fee of 20 PHP per head upon entering the river.

There are always things to do at this beach resort because there are so many options. Overall, Casa Garcia is a must-visit destination for those looking for a perfect tropical getaway. With its outdoor pool, breathtaking rooftop views, and pet-friendly ambiance, it certainly has everything you need for an outstanding vacation experience. For inquiries, message them on Facebook.


9 things you can do at Kamp Lema

All of what’s going on right now; the noise, the stress, and the pressure took a toll on us and we all deserve a break from things that are breaking us from the inside.

Luckily, we have found a place where you can rest and leave your worries behind even for just a while.

Kamp Lema is a good place to pitch a tent and appreciate the beauty of nature. Their rate starts at 100 PHP only. This is good for daytour (8 AM to 4 PM). If you want to maximize your stay, we made a list of what you can do at Kamp Lema.


You can rent an already pitched tent with a roof made out of Nipa leaves. Check-in time is 3 PM and check-out time is 12 NN.


  • Entrance fee
  • Good for 2 persons (200 PHP per additional person)
  • With mattress, 2 pillows, and table and chairs

Aside from the usual tents, they also have the A-Habs made out of concrete for a more convenient stay.


  • Entrance fee
  • Good for 3 to 4 persons
  • With mattress, 2 pillows, table and chairs, electric fan, own balcony, and view deck
  • Complimentary breakfast for 2 persons

They will also open another accommodation, which is the A-House. It is a concrete house that is perfect for big groups. It can accommodate 5 to 10 persons with its own television, aircon, and comfort room. With its grand view of nature, it’s a perfect spot for relaxation. We’re very excited to see its final look.

NOTE: There is no private comfort room at the moment. They only have common and shared bathrooms.


Kamp Lema offers a great place to unwind, reflect, or just simply rest. It’s a non-wifi-zone so be ready to not read your e-mails or scroll on your social media accounts. Just appreciate nature at its finest.

UPDATE: They’re applying for a wifi connection for convenience. We hope that it will not spoil the tranquility of the place.


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After 137 steps downhill, you will arrive at their natural pool where the water came from the mountains of Quezon. A cool and relaxing feeling that soothes the body with calmness. A cold feeling that brings life into your senses.


Because of its altitude, each visitors are in for a treat of the breathtaking view of trees and mountains amplified by the cool weather and the fog that is caused by the passing of cold air over moist land. Baguio vibes indeed that’s why some people called the place “Little Baguio”.


No one can’t deny the fact that a good stay comes with good food at Kamp Lema.

They prepare food upon customers’ order/request. We tried their Bulalo and pancit for dinner. A heartwarming food to enjoy while in contrast with the cool breeze of the night. Also, they have breakfast to welcome you as you wake up, but make sure to make an advance order for it. No one beats good food and a good place. Breakfast starts at 7 AM. For the breakfast, they offer “silog meals” with a cup of brewed coffee.

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You can eat inside their pavilion, which is also open for mini program/gathering. The rate is 2,000 PHP for exclusive use.


At night, if the weather permits, all guests gather to see the bunch of dried branches of wood set ablaze while drinking coffee and/or local beers, eating snacks, or just talking with each other. It’s a perfect spot to feel the warmth from the bonfire while it illuminates the place filled with laughs and conversation as the night goes deeper.


kamp lema

Go and become one with nature by pitching a tent and appreciate what it’s like to have exactly what you needed yet, contented and grateful to have an exceeding beautiful view.

They also offer tent pitching inside the place, and the rates are as follows:

  • Standard Tent: 250 PHP per person
  • Family Tent: 300 PHP per person


Don’t forget to make the most out of your visit and take pictures to your heart’s content, surely it will be a stay to remember.


They are open for team buildings, family gatherings, reunions, birthdays, prenups, and weddings. They also offer EXCLUSIVE BOOKING of the whole place. Just inquire on their Facebook page.


It’s better to take the Rizal route. Manila to Tanay going to Sta. Maria, Laguna all the way to Brgy. Bagong Silang, Real, Quezon. The alternate route will be from Manila to Sta. Cruz, Laguna going to Siniloan. From Siniloan to Sta. Maria, Laguna to Real, Quezon. For commuters, you can opt to take either way, take note that you can only commute until Sta. Maria, Laguna. But don’t worry, Kamp Lema will fetch you at Sta. Maria Municipal Hall.


From Manila, take a UV at Starmall EDSA going to Tanay, Rizal. From Tanay, take a jeepney going to Siniloan terminal. Upon arrival at Siniloan, take a tricycle going to Sta. Maria Municipal Hall and wait for Kamp Lema’s service to arrive and fetch you. The estimated travel time is about 3 to 4 hours depending on the road condition.

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To those of you who seek a peaceful weekend or any day to calm and relax, visit Kamp Lema. We can only say so much about this place. Experience and know what we meant!

Rest T-House: Your newest glamping site with a twist in Cavinti, Laguna

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Cavinti Laguna has more to offer! After the success of the BLOC Campsite and Farm T-House, Tiny-Houses gave birth to yet another aesthetic structure in Cavinti Laguna.

This new attraction is called the Rest T-House. A product of good architecture that is composed of multi-leveled rooms with dipping pools. One is higher than the other from front rooms to rear rooms for visitors to appreciate and enjoy the beauty of Sierra Lake.

Each room has its own dipping pool. A good breather from the usual Airbnb set-up. Complete with sofa bed, an aircon (by request), electric fan, comfort room, and kitchen. Surely you will not be lacking in amenities. Since Rest T-House has multi-leveled rooms, some rooms are loft type and perfect for a group of 4 persons at most.

They also have a griller located at the bottom of each room, so you can bring food without a corkage fee! Plus, you don’t have to worry about breakfast meals since they have their own menu for breakfast!

They also set up a bonfire at exactly 8 PM. A nice ambiance to talk and laugh with friends, family, and loved ones while drinking beer and enjoying the night sky and the calm vibe of the place.

Inside this mini village sits perfectly the Bloc Bistro Bar, where live bands perform and do different activities such as darts, chess, billiards, and table tennis. But as of the moment, it is only available for reservation and soon they plan to open it for every walk-in guest.

The check-in time is 3 PM and the check-out time is 11 AM. You can also ask for assistance if you want to go to BLOC Campsite since Rest T-House and BLOC Campsite are near to each other. This place is highly recommended if you want to unwind, breathe fresh air, and enjoy a vivid new look at the glamping experience here in Cavinti, Laguna!

Watch our vlog here:



Just simply search “Bloc Campsite” on Google Maps and Waze.


From Manila, you may take a ride at HM Transport bus terminal located in EDSA at the back of Mang Inasal or Monte De Piedad St. or with LLI bus terminal in PITX bound to Sta Cruz, Laguna. When you arrived in Sta. Cruz bus terminal, ride a tricycle going to Cavinti terminal, their landmark is Puregold Bayan. This is a much better option than waiting for jeepneys going to Cavinti in front of the bus terminal because the jeepneys are always full. At Cavinti jeepney terminal, ask the driver to drop you off at Brgy. Bukal. Once you arrived at Brgy. Bukal, ride a tricycle going to BLOC Campsite, surely a long trip but worth every ride!

Cocoons @ Club Laiya: Capsule-inspired accommodation in Laiya, Batangas

Cocoons at Club Laiya

Who would’ve thought that a simple part of nature will be an inspiration to the modern and ever-evolving hospitality industry?

Let us introduce to you the Cocoons! Watch our vlog here!

Like cocoons of a butterfly, a resort in Batangas widely known as Club Laiya Resort developed and evolved the conventional way of accommodation. A cocoon, as they love to call it, is a cylindrical type of room that includes a bed (good for 2 pax) with pillows and a comforter, a vault for your personal belongings, and a mini-fridge.

NOTE: The security deposit is 1,000 PHP and refundable upon checkout.

The room is very clean and just like the outside paintings of the cylindrical room, the inside is at par when it comes to aesthetics. The rooms don’t have a private bathroom but they have a common bathroom. But fret not, the bathroom here is so extra!

The cocoons are available for overnight stay only, for those who wanted to go to the resort for a day tour, they also have cabanas good for bigger groups.

Cocoons at Club Laiya

Club Laiya Resort has many things to offer besides good accommodations. They have 2 restaurants, The Sands and The Rib Shack, that offer Filipino food and a feel of Western/Italian food, respectively. Both restaurants have delicious food to offer, so you better try it.

THE SANDS (7:00 AM to 6:00 PM)

THE RIB SHACK (12:00 NN to 10:00 PM)

There’s no complimentary breakfast. Breakfast meals cost 250 PHP each.

Resorts would not be completed without a pool and a good beachfront. Club Laiya Resort has the good of both worlds having an infinity pool for adults and a child-friendly kiddie pool, and a nice beachfront, whether you want to take a dip or just walk along the sand, they got it for you.

Also, different activities await you there, such as jetskiing, parasailing, banana boat ride, etc. All activities are a must-try when you visit their place. We tried the jetski and we enjoyed it.

Cocoons at Club Laiya



If you opt to take the commuter way, from PITX, take a ride on any bus going to San Juan, Batangas. Fare is 310 PHP each. It would take you about 4-5 hours to the bus terminal of San Juan, which is the last drop-off point. Upon alighting at the terminal, you may choose to ride a tricycle or a jeepney going to Laiya. The tricycle ride is a bit costly at about 300-400 PHP due to the distance of 20 km from the terminal to the resort proper, but definitely faster than a jeepney ride, for the latter needs to be fully occupied by passengers before leaving.


Another option is to go with your car and google maps your way to it. Just a little reminder, all vehicles, including tricycles, are mandated to pass thru the Municipal Tourism Reception Area to check if you have a confirmed booking reservation and a vaccine card with you. All tourists must pay 20 PHP per head for the ecological fee.

Cocoons at Club Laiya

To those who don’t have the said documents may be required to go back, the travel time going to this wonderful place is not that short so please make sure to abide by their rules.


As we all know, beauty and convenience come with a price. The room rates range from 3,700 PHP to 5,800 PHP. You may also book on their website. Click here.

The services were good, not to mention the good people behind the resort. So if you wanna try to sleep in a cocoon or just relax, come and visit Club Laiya Resort—a nice place to calm your mind and enjoy.

Caliraya Resort Club is now open!

caliraya resort club

We are happy to announce that Caliraya Resort Club is now open once again!

After almost 2 years of waiting, they are now open to the public and now accepting guests, including kids!

caliraya resort club

We made a vlog about our experience in the resort and you can watch it below:


Caliraya Resort Club is located in Lumban, Laguna and with a breathtaking view of Caliraya Lake. A haven not only for the body but also for the mind and spirit. This resort also offers fun-filled activities, which surely provide fond memories, such as team buildings and family gatherings. It is a 2.5-hour ride from Manila.

The hotel rooms

Since there is still a pandemic, as of this writing, please see the resort policy below:

  • Fully vaccinated individuals (18 years old and above) are allowed
  • Below 17 years old are also now allowed
  • Minimum health and safety protocols must be observed around the resort


  • Vaccination card
  • Must register to S-PASS or STAYSAFE.PH


First of all, if you are hesitant to commute, don’t worry. Caliraya Resort Club offers a shuttle service from Manila to Laguna (vice versa). That’s what we did.

The pick-up and drop-off point will be at St. Francis Square.

caliraya resort club

Upon entering the vicinity of the resort, you have to take a short ferry boat ride to get to the resort. Upon entering the resort, you have to check your temperature first. After that, you have to scan and fill out a health declaration form.

There’s also a free shuttle around the resort that takes you to different areas in Caliraya Resort Club.

caliraya resort club

The room that we got is Forbes Suites, which is good for 4 pax. The room is clean and spacious, especially in the living area.

When staying overnight at Caliraya Resort Club, it also includes full board meals (lunch, dinner, and breakfast). Note that it is packed in styrofoam. We just transferred it into a plate for picture purposes. 🙂

The food is good. We recommend you to try their pastries. All of the pastries we have tried were delicious!

After we had our late lunch, we started our adventure! First, we went to their front office. Here, you can chill until evening.

Before the pandemic, they used to offer buffets here. But as of now, buffets are not yet allowed.

By the way, they allow DAYTOUR. For as low as 250 PHP per head, you can enjoy some activities in the resort. For daytour, you can also chill here in this area with a beautiful Lake Caliraya view.

NOTE: You must sign a waiver before trying outdoor activities!


Giant Swing: Definitely the most extreme activity we have tried in the resort! RECOMMENDED AND MUST TRY!!!

Water Bike: It may look simple at first but this activity was tiring. LOL! But the view here was amazing! Aside from Water Bike, you can also try Kayak and Canoe here in this area.

Sky Bicycle: At first, we thought it was a simple activity but we were wrong. LOL. But it was a bucket list! You must try this activity. You can also try the Hamster Wheel in this area.

Slide and Fly: One of the recommended activities here in Caliraya Resort Club. But we were scared enough so we didn’t try this one. But we’re thankful to Kuya Ian for doing this activity for us. 🙂

PS: Watch our vlog to see how amazing Kuya Ian is.


Fly Pinoy: All of us enjoyed this activity! You can also do the superman style here 🙂

Also, they also have a mini version of the zipline here in the resort. And the best part here is that it’s FREE OF CHARGE!

Super Slide: This is a fun activity here and we enjoyed this too! On the other side, there is a Mud Slide, where you can also try for FREE! Unfortunately, we didn’t try the Mud Slide.

And yes, they have pools here in Caliraya Resort Club. The other pool is extra challenging though since it is a wave pool.

What we also like about Caliraya Resort Club is every part of the resort will take you to a new place.



Landline: 8632-1111 or 8632-1010 local 424

Mobile: 0917-5126477 or 0922-8601167


  • They require 50% downpayment via BDO, Gcash, Robinsons, Landbank, and RCBC.
  • Unlimited rebooking is allowed should higher quarantine restrictions be imposed.
  • Proof of payment shall be required prior to sending of corresponding contract for booking confirmation.

5 reasons why you should visit Tinipak Lodge and Restaurant

tinipak lodge and restaurant

Last weekend, we just had an amazing trip to Tanay, Rizal. It is a 2-hour drive from Manila. Days before the granular lockdown happened, we encountered one checkpoint along Rizal. They were checking if there were kids in the car and they were looking for a driver’s license.

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After that checkpoint, it was a smooth ride until you get to Daraitan. Your trip to Tinipak Lodge and Restaurant will be going to be rough but we promise you that it will be worth it.

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Tinipak Lodge and Restaurant

You will know if you’re near the area when you see a river and a bridge. Yes, you have to cross that bridge. Each car needs to pay 50 PHP upon crossing the river.

In this blog, we will share with you the reasons why you should visit this place when you’re planning to have a getaway after this pandemic.


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Restaurant in Tinipak Lodge and Restuarant

After trying some of their food, we wish we’re near to them so we can visit their restaurant and try their food every day. Swear, you must try the food here! They have a restaurant along the highway (Kamalig Restaurant), if you’re around the area, please do visit and try their food.

Here are some of our top picks from their restaurant. But all of the food we had were good, anyway! Note that you can dine-in at their restaurant even if you’re not a guest.

The restaurant is open from 8:00 AM-10:00 PM from Monday to Thursday, 6:00 AM-10:00 PM on Friday, and 6:00 AM-12:00 MN on weekends.

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Halo-halo for desserts


We didn’t imagine that we can found a relaxing place here in Tanay, Rizal. Since we all know that Tanay is one of the go-to places if you’re looking for an adventure. But if you’re not that kind of person, then just stay at their lodge. You’ll be relaxed, for sure.

Feel the cold breeze at night while enjoying the bonfire with your smores and sausages. We want to go back and experience the place at night since we have to sleep early.

tinipak lodge and restaurant

What made our stay more memorable was because the owners are so accommodating. Thank you for accommodating us, Reyes family!


We’re surprised when we saw our room since we’re not expecting too much since it’s a lodge. But look, it’s clean and cozy.

tinipak lodge and restaurant

We stayed in their Dumagat Room which is good for 4 pax. It has 2 king-sized beds. It has an aircon but we didn’t use it since we just want to enjoy the fresh air. It has TV and cable but we didn’t use it also since we just want to enjoy nature.

Our room has its own rattan swing and a veranda where we mostly spent our time with. It has a private bathroom also which has body soap, shampoo, tissue, and complimentary towels.

We also noticed that they are still under construction and currently adding more rooms to accommodate more people at their place.

NOTE: When you checked-in, you are entitled to have a complimentary breakfast.


You can use our code to get 1,600 PHP discount when you sign up using our link here. This is valid for first time users only.

After you sign up, you can now choose your room below.

Shared room – 513 PHP/night

Good for 2 pax – 2,714 PHP/night

Good for 4 pax – 3,786 PHP/night


Since we’re already in Tanay, Rizal, we maximized our weekend by doing some adventures such as trekking. Yes, they can arrange your tours if you want to go somewhere in Tanay. Just inform them beforehand or on the day of your visit.

Watch our vlog here:

We went to Tinipak River and Tinipak Rock Formations on our 1st day and went to Mt. Daraitan Summit on our 2nd day. They have a legit and super nice tour guide here at Tinipak Lodge and Restaurant.


Yes, they are requesting their guests to submit a medical certificate a day before your check-in date. They accept medical certificates that came from your RHU, just like we did.


Yes, kids are allowed but they need to have a guardian especially now that we still have a pandemic.


Check-in time is 1:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM.


Yes, they have their own parking space and it’s for FREE!


Room – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Rates – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Service – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amenities – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Location – ⭐⭐⭐


Mobile:  09178971119


210 M. Pranada St., Barangay Daraitan, Tanay, Rizal


Facebook: Tinipak Lodge & Restaurant – Daraitan

Instagram: @tinipaklodge

Summer Cruise: Experience scuba diving in Batangas

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We were supposed to visit this diving resort last year but since community quarantine happened, we decided to postpone our trip to Summer Cruise.

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But now that they ease the travel guidelines in Batangas, we decided to push this last weekend.

Summer Cruise Diving Resort is located in San Luis, Batangas. It is a 3-hour drive from Manila. From the name itself, it is a diving spot and a resort that was established last 2019.


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Credits to Rich Batangas

When we went there, we didn’t present any health certificate as indicated in the picture above. But just in case, much better if you bring a health certificate to be sure. Don’t forget to wear your face mask and face shield and practice social distancing as much as you can.

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View from our balcony


They have a day trip here in Summer Cruise. The fee for a day trip is 350 PHP per head. For an overnight stay, you have three options for accommodation. It’s either you get a room, do camping, or sleep on a hammock. If you will bring your own hammock, the fee is 450 PHP.


WEEKDAYS – 700 PHP/head

WEEKENDS – 850 PHP/head

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The room is clean and you have a balcony. One advantage if you booked their rooms is that you have your own private bathroom. Note that they have no aircon here but it really gets cold at night. We didn’t even use the electric fan inside the room.


RENT – 550 PHP


We noticed that most of the guests here at Summer Cruise choose to stay in the tent. They also have 2 common bathrooms for campers here. When we went there, the resort is fully-booked and most of them are campers and freedivers.


When we went here, we saw pets and even kids inside the resort. Just take full responsibility if you will bring a pet or kids to Summer Cruise.

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summer cruise

There’s a lot of activities you can do here at Summer Cruise.


Rate is 250 PHP for snorkel rentals such as mask & snorkel, life vest, boots, and fins. For individual rentals, mask & snorkel (150 PHP), life vest (50 PHP), boots (50 PHP), and fins (100 PHP).


Rate is 1,500 PHP with instructor and complete gears.


Rate is 1,800 PHP with instructor and complete gears. You can watch our vlog below to watch our scuba diving experience!

They even offer PADI courses here at Summer Cruise.

  • Open Water (2 days) – 14,800 PHP
  • Advanced (2 days) – 14,800 PHP
  • Rescue Diver (3 days) – 18,500 PHP
  • Dive Master (on request)


Here in Summer Cruise, they offer several food choices from breakfast to dinner meals. But if you opted to bring food to cook, they charge 350 PHP for kitchen use and refrigerator storage.

Also, you can have unlimited coffee and overflowing water here at Summer Cruise.

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Kitchen area

Here’s what we got for dinner. They serve Japanese food here. The ramen has a big serving and flavorful!

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For breakfast, we got some Pinoy food such as Tapsilog, Tocilog, and Bangus.

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Room – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Rates – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Service – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amenities – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Location – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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After our 1st ever scuba diving, we are thinking to do it all over again. It was a memorable experience! Big thanks to Summer Cruise Diving Resort for taking good care of us during the dive. Kudos!!!


Mobile:  09478127671


Brgy. Balite, San Luis, Batangas


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This is the pickup location from Summer Cruise Parking

From PITX, ride a bus bound for Lemery, Batangas. Fare is 220 PHP per head. Alight at Xentro Mall or bus terminal. From there, ride a tricycle and tell to drop-off at Summer Cruise Parking. Fare is 100 PHP per head. From parking, you have two options to get to Summer Cruise: by walk (around 15 mins, rough road) or by boat (50 PHP per head)


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Farm T-House: Farm staycation in Laguna

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This is our first time having a staycation on a farm. And we’re excited to share our experience at Farm T-House which is located in Brgy. Duhat, Cavinti, Laguna.


Farm T-House is a newly opened staycation in Laguna. Have you stayed in tiny houses like these? These are from Bloc Campsite. They have this also on a lakeside. They decided to collaborate with Farm Share to put some tiny houses inside the farm.

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Here at Farm T-House, they have 4 tiny houses up to date. It is available in Tube, Airy, Slim, and Cube T-House. We stayed on their Tube T-House which is good for 2-4 pax.

Note that food and drinks are not allowed inside the room except for water. Shoes and slippers are also prohibited inside. You can put them on the deck instead.

This is the look of the place at night. More romantic and beautiful.


If you will cook here, you can do it in their kitchen/pantry. They also have a pavilion where you can chill and eat. You can also drink some coffee here for free.

There’s no CR inside the tiny houses but they have a common bathroom behind the pantry/kitchen. Don’t worry because the CR is clean.

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The age requirements for guests at Farm T-House are 15 to 65 years old only. But if you want to bring kids 14 yrs old and below, you are responsible for their safety. Parents should be responsible for their own kids.

Pets are allowed with a 500 PHP fee per pet/overnight. But be fully responsible and accountable fur parent.


Here at Farm T-House, they have a schedule of activities and timings. Kindly see the following activities below.

  • Milking of Cows Demo [4:00 AM and 4:00 PM]
  • Feeding of Calves (100 PHP/2.5 L bottles) [8:00 AM and 4:30 PM]
  • Guided Farm Tour (50 PHP/pax) [10:00 AM and 3:30 PM]
  • Bonfire (100 PHP/extra woods) [8:00 PM]
  • Controlled Lights and Sounds [9:00 PM]
  • Lights Off & Sounds Off [11:00 PM]

Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 NN. Early check-in and late check-out are 500 PHP per hour.

We had a farm tour and learned a lot about the animals inside Farm T-House. Watch our vlog below:


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Goat houses

Here are some of the photos we got on the tour. They have donkeys, rabbits, goats, and cows.


You can also enjoy the night while enjoying the bonfire with other guests. What made this night more romantic was the full moon.


Since camping is the main goal here, you still need to bring things such as toiletries and cooking equipment if you opted to cook in Farm T-House. You can also bring food and drinks inside because they don’t have a corkage fee. But don’t worry if you can’t bring those because you can pre-order inside the farm. Just order the food upon arrival.

Here’s the food you can order at Farm T-House. Afripaya is a must-try since it’s one of the popular dishes in Cavinti, Laguna.


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You can book via AirBnb. If you book here, you might get 1,600 PHP off on your 1st booking if you sign up on this link:

TUBE T-HOUSE (2-4 pax):

AIRY T-HOUSE (2-4 pax):

SLIM T-HOUSE (4-6 pax):

CUBE T-HOUSE (6-8 pax):


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From PITX, ride a bus going to Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Alight at Sta. Cruz terminal. From there, look for jeepneys bound for Lucban and drop off at Cavinti Junction. From there, ride a tricycle to Farm T-House. You can contact Kuya Emman (09317704286) for your ride to Farm T-House.


Room – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Rates – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Service – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amenities – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Location – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Mobile:  09369699644


Brgy. Duhat, Cavinti, Laguna



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