Light and I are almost always at home. So when an opportunity presents itself for us to get out of the house, I just grab it. For the New Year 2017, our first outing for the year was a new and exciting experience. We were invited to a glamping at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort.
It was the first time I heard of glamping but I guessed it easily. It’s camping in a glamorous way. It was the perfect kind of camping for us at the moment because Light was still too young for a real camping and we were also sort of expecting (wasn’t sure if I was pregnant at that time) so a relaxed and comfy “camping” was just right.
Our accommodation was in a big tent. It was very spacious and comfy. There was enough space for 4 adults and 2 kids. Our tent had 3 queen size beds.
There was no airconditioner. A big industrial fan was provided for in each tent. It wasn’t a problem because the weather was nice even in the morning or in the middle of the afternoon (we went there first week of January). At night, it was cool enough. I even had to use the blanket.
Each tent has it’s own bathroom outside. It was clean but no hot water. 🙁 Good thing Light was used to taking a shower in cold water.
There was also a place outside the tent, kinda like a picnic table, where you can eat and hang out with families and friends. They encourage that you don’t eat inside the tent.
The resort also has villas if you don’t feel like doing the glamping. But to me, sleeping in a tent was such a nice experience for us and the kids.
We arrived at the resort a bit early. We were the first family there. We couldn’t check in yet so we enjoyed the pool for a while. The resort has two pools, but the one near the bar/restaurant area is the biggest. We only got to try that pool.
Nayomi’s in-house bar/restaurant offered Filipino food. It was not bad at all. The price wasn’t expensive too. But since it was the only restaurant and the resort was a bit off the city proper, you might feel bored eating the same thing for lunch and dinner (especially if you are staying more than a night).
Our accommodation came with free breakfast. It was a set meal. Not bad as well. We had the whole resort to ourselves. It was easy to order food and make certain arrangements, like with our dinner. They had an open area where we had them set up the tables so all the families can eat together and enjoy the fresh air, and eat under the moonlight.
Too bad light was down and out by that time. She didn’t even get to have dinner. She was knocked out.
Nayomi also has a decent playground for the kids. The kids spent ample timing playing in it.
What I love about this place, aside from the nice breezy weather, is how well they maintain the place. There seemed to be someone roaming around making sure the area remained clean. The staff were all so nice.
All in all it was a very relaxing weekday getaway for the family. I can say that this place will be one of the places I’ll come back to for some more RnR and family bonding.
- wear long sleeves and pajamas at night to avoid mosquito bites and to stay warm even if you don’t feel like using the blanket
- bring mosquito patches or sprays
- don’t forget your sunscreens
- better to go there on weekdays or during off peak season
- time your little one’s activities carefully so they don’t end up missing dinner (because they’re too tired and sleepy at the end of the day)
- bring your own internet (the resort has no wifi)