THE FARM AT SAN BENITO, PHILLIPINES BY ELIZA O’HARE

A TRAVEL DIARY OF THE HOLISTIC SPA AND HEALING SANCTUARY SITTING AT THE FOOT OF MOUNT MALARAYAT IN THE PHILLIPINES BY OUR FRIEND, AND ASSOCIATE EDITOR OF HARPER’S BAZAAR AUSTRALIA, ELIZA O’HARE

THIS HUGE OLD BANYAN TREE IS BELIEVED TO BE THE ENERGETIC HEART OF THE ENTIRE PROPERTY THIS HUGE OLD BANYAN TREE IS BELIEVED TO BE THE ENERGETIC HEART OF THE ENTIRE PROPERTY
FILIPINO DESSERT CALLED HALO HALO FILIPINO DESSERT CALLED HALO HALO
THIS LAGOON PAVILION IS THE BASE FOR THE HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER WHO HEALS EVERYTHING FROM INSOMNIA TO SCIATICA USING HER INTENSIVE HEALING PRACTICE THIS LAGOON PAVILION IS THE BASE FOR THE HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER WHO HEALS EVERYTHING FROM INSOMNIA TO SCIATICA USING HER INTENSIVE HEALING PRACTICE
MEDITATION IS ENCOURAGED AND PRIVATE SPOTS TO ZEN OUT ARE SCATTERED AROUND THE PROPERTY MEDITATION IS ENCOURAGED AND PRIVATE SPOTS TO ZEN OUT ARE SCATTERED AROUND THE PROPERTY
GLISTENING BLUE POOL GLISTENING BLUE POOL
ZIMMERMANN OUTFIT ZIMMERMANN OUTFIT
SHADY, PRIVATE POOLS TO DECOMPRESS IN SHADY, PRIVATE POOLS TO DECOMPRESS IN
THE ENTIRE PROPERTY IS CALM AND QUIET, WITH SOME SPACES RESERVED FOR COMPLETE SILENCE THE ENTIRE PROPERTY IS CALM AND QUIET, WITH SOME SPACES RESERVED FOR COMPLETE SILENCE
PHILIPPINES PHILIPPINES
EACH OF THE VILLAS AND IS CONSTRUCTED ON SPECIFIC POINTS OF ENERGETIC HEALING AROUND THE PROPERTY EACH OF THE VILLAS AND IS CONSTRUCTED ON SPECIFIC POINTS OF ENERGETIC HEALING AROUND THE PROPERTY
TROPICAL FRESH FRUITS TROPICAL FRESH FRUITS
PHILIPPINES STAY PHILIPPINES STAY
MAJESTIC VIEWS FROM THE ROOMS TO MOUNT MALARAYAT MAJESTIC VIEWS FROM THE ROOMS TO MOUNT MALARAYAT
THIS INCREDIBLE ANCIENT FRANGIPANI TREE SITS BESIDE THE POOL AT THE TREATMENT CENTRE LOOKING OUT OVER JUNGLE AND MOUNTAINS THIS INCREDIBLE ANCIENT FRANGIPANI TREE SITS BESIDE THE POOL AT THE TREATMENT CENTRE LOOKING OUT OVER JUNGLE AND MOUNTAINS
I ARRIVED LATE AT NIGHT, SO DAWN GIVES ME MY FIRST VIEW OF THE JUNGLE AROUND ME I ARRIVED LATE AT NIGHT, SO DAWN GIVES ME MY FIRST VIEW OF THE JUNGLE AROUND ME
HEALTHY FRESH FRUIT JUICES ARE SERVED AT THE FARM HEALTHY FRESH FRUIT JUICES ARE SERVED AT THE FARM
ONCE A WORKING PLANTATION, COCONUT PALMS STILL SCATTER THE GROUNDS, AND THE FARM USE THEIR OWN ORGANIC COCONUT OIL IN COOKING, SOAPS AND BODY OILS ONCE A WORKING PLANTATION, COCONUT PALMS STILL SCATTER THE GROUNDS, AND THE FARM USE THEIR OWN ORGANIC COCONUT OIL IN COOKING, SOAPS AND BODY OILS
ONE OF THE MANY TREATMENTS ON THE MENU HERE INVOLVES A STEAMING BATH FILLED WITH LOCAL MEDICINAL HERBS TO CLEANSE AND DETOX THE BODY AND ENERGISE THE METABOLISM ONE OF THE MANY TREATMENTS ON THE MENU HERE INVOLVES A STEAMING BATH FILLED WITH LOCAL MEDICINAL HERBS TO CLEANSE AND DETOX THE BODY AND ENERGISE THE METABOLISM