Monday, February 23, 2015

Glamping a.k.a Glamorous Glamping at Nurture Wellness Village

It was two years ago when I learned about the word glamping a.k.a glamorous camping. I’ve read that in Chyng’s blog, she posted about her glamping in Sumilon, Cebu and since then I included glamping in my bucket list.

Honestly, I’ve never experience sleeping in the tent because I did not join Girl’s Scout when I was young. I didn’t join any overnight mountain climbing activity when I was in college because my major concern is comfort room.

Last January 5, I saw this Glamping Package at Deal Grocer and I called my husband if he’s interested. I asked him to call Nurture Wellness to check if February 18, is still available and he was informed that it is still available. So I immediately purchased the voucher and reserved the date. Good thing that Feb. 19 is a holiday (Chinese New Year) so my son will not miss any lessons in school. 

The package includes 

22 hours overnight stay at naturally ventilated camping tent 
Bon Fire, BBQ diner with rice, fresh fruit platter and lime basil cocktail
Arrozcaldo breakfast with homemade bread & Pate with kale juice 
30 minutes outdoor treatment choice of facial, foot massage or head and shoulder massage. 
Common toilet and bath, with toilet amenities. 

I paid $96.53 (P4500) for the voucher but the regular rate is P3,190 per person, minimum of two persons. My son who is 6 years old is still free of charge.

Fast forward to our wedding anniversary, we fetched our son in school and went straight to Marcia Adams for our 12nn reservation. After our filling lunch, off we went to Nurture Wellness Village

I just gave my Deal Grocer Voucher + Confirmation Voucher + Valid Id and they gave us forms to fill up + welcome drinks which is hot tea. The staff asked us what time we prefer for the bonfire then she scheduled our massage. She also informed us about the Tai Chi and Nurture Walk schedule if we are interested to join. After that, the butler ushered us to our camping site. 

I love our camping site because we have our own dining table, bonfire place, sink and huge tent, I think the tent can accommodate 3 mattresses. Aside from the mattress, the tent has electric fan, small table and small bean bag. My son was looking for television so we allowed him to use the Ipad just for the day. 
My husband and son played in the playground then swam in the swimming pool while waiting for our facial massage schedule. The staff even gave us towels in the pool.

The therapist fetched us in our tent for our facial and ushered us here.

The place was really nice and relaxing. We really enjoyed our 30 minutes facial, after that parang ang sarap na matulog. Now I know, why their massage is on the pricey side. After the massage, they gave us hot tea and ushered back to our camping site. 

When we arrived, the camping butler was preparing the bonfire, the foods were there and the dining table was already set up. We’re just waiting for our dinner. The grilled food was just ok but we liked the lime basil cocktail. 

After dinner, we went inside the tent to rest and sleep. I thought I couldn’t sleep soundly because it was my first time to sleep in the tent, I can hear the flapping of the leaves and I was worried na may ghost. Hehehe

The following morning, even it was still cold I took a bath immediately para solo ko bathroom. Thank God that hot shower is available in the common CR.

Knowing me, I did not join the Tai Chi exercise so we had breakfast na lang. They serve the arrozcaldo, bread and kale juice. We ordered bacon meal for my son. The breakfast meal was just ok, I didn’t like the arrozcaldo (too bland for my taste). The only thing I liked is kale juice.

After breakfast, we joined the Nurture Walk where you can see their farm and fish pond. It is 45 minutes walk (round trip) from Nurture Wellness Village. 

After that, we spent the remaining hours in the tent while contemplating where are we going to eat our lunch but we ended up eating at their restaurant. As I mentioned above, our dinner and breakfast was just ok so I was not expecting that we will enjoy our lunch. But I was wrong, we liked the Pork Binagoongan and Sinampalukan na Manok meal. So bumawi sila sa food dun, they even gave us complimentary bread while waiting for our lunch. We ordered additional rice for my son.

Overall, we really enjoyed our glamping experience. It was a different experience compared to our hotel staycation.  A unique way to spend our anniversary. It was simple yet fun. 


1.The place was really inviting and relaxing. It is nice to know that they live up to their name. It is clean and well maintained.

2.I’ve been to different places and Nurture Wellness is the third resort/place that I’ve given a perfect score when it comes to service. Yes, we love their service. From the time we check-in and check-out, we really feel the welcome of the staff. Even the gardener will greet you and smile at you. They are all approachable and professional. The other two resorts that we enjoyed the service are Pearl Farm Resort and Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa

3.We have camping butler who will attend to our needs. 

4.Free wifi, yes we have wifi in the tent. 

5.I like the serving and presentation of the food. 


Not really dislike but things that they should improve. 

1.I think the tent should be replaced because I can see small holes and cut and the zipper is not working properly. 

2.The grilled food is just ok, I hope camping guests are allowed to bring food because I love grilled liempo or porkchop. The arrozcaldo really needs improvement. 

3.In the form there was a birthday and wedding anniversary information so I was expecting that we will have surprise on that day but there was no surprise. Hehehe! Umasa lang ako. 

My Body Massage Experience.

Nurture Wellness Village 
Pulong Sagingan, Barangay Maitim II 
West Cavite, Tagaytay, 
Luzon 4120, Philippines
Mobile: +63 918 888 8772
Telephone: +63 2 710 9786
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  1. It must have been a really interesting experience for the family. The last time I went camping like that was when I was in secondary school. I have yet to bring the kids camping. Really wonder if they would enjoy it.

    1. My son enjoyed it and loved to extend our stay. :)

  2. I read about glamping from Chyng, too. Now I want to check out sumilon if it is still available. ( and if I can afford it!). Glamping is something worth the try. Galign naman, may butler!

  3. Wow! The tent looks big. I also want to try this with my friends when I come to the Philippines.

    1. I mean when I go home to Philippines. LOL

  4. Aww, this is what I want to experience really soon Sis since I am a nature lover and a spa lover. I also love anything that has to do with wellness. Thanks for the detailed review, now I have a better idea. :)

  5. The last time I went camping was on my 5th grade, the Girl's Scout Regional Encampment. Your tent is so "sosyal" sis... I want to experience the same with my family. :-)

  6. I wish we could also experience this glamping as a family. Parang very relaxing ...I've been to a youth camp before, but we never slept in a tent.

  7. Wow are food and spa included in the package? I love the campfire pit! I've been meaning to suggest this to my mom for our future dream house.

    You know tents cost around 1k lang and its big na for 2 people. I just need a place to park it. lol

  8. Looks so much fun! I might add it too my bucket list hehehe

  9. I want to experience this too. Medyo malayo lang dito sa amin and I am afraid of traffic. But I'll find a voucher for this too. Mukhang mageenjoy din kami like you did.

  10. Looks really nice! I want to experience that same treatment as well. I hope there is one like that near our place.

  11. Not only boy scouts and girl scouts go out and camp outdoor, but family as well. It is not new. There are organizations that conduct outdoor camping wherein couples and even their children join with that and the outcome was wonderful and family ties were strengthened.

  12. The place looks really relaxing and inviting! This is a kind of adventure/relaxation that my family would love and enjoy especially my kids. I wish you could bring your own food too! and having a wifi is a plus!:)

  13. omg! the place is exciting. especially all the outdoor/backyard tent activities: the bonfire and etc. i hope there's a place similar in ours.

  14. I already heard about glamping before from a friend. I wanted to try it out with my kids. This place looks cool! I hope someday my kids and I can visit the place!

  15. So, glamping does exist! My last camping was back in gradeschool so this is a nice experience to reminisce camping without the hassles. Oh, you got a pool! I love that!

  16. This is the first time that I have heard of "glamping." Sounds interesting. Was the bed comfortable? I would like my family to experience this but, bringing my two small girls, I might need to get two tents. :)

    1. Yes the bed was comfortable. The tent is good for 7 persons so you can add just mattress.

  17. We must try this soon! Great bonding moment and the kids for sure will love it!

  18. what a nice way to celebrate ur anniv! kami din, we are hoping to celebrate every milestone in our life as unique as possible...para mas memorable

  19. It was surely an experience to treasure, i hope you enjoyed you vacay :)

  20. Looks a lot of fun, your family really enjoyed it.
    This is the first time I read about glamping and I am thinking of trying it too.

  21. I love the idea of Glamorous camping where there's wifi, great food and happy bonding with family in such a relaxing and great environment. Love to experience something like Sis soon. Thanks for sharing.:)

  22. I saw this venue for Glamping when we went to the Nurture Wellness Village to have a massage. Would love to try and experience Glamping soon.


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