June 09, 2015

Birthday Staycation at Crosswinds Resort Suites

Two years ago we went to Crosswinds Resort Suites, this resort is known as Swiss Luxury Resort and you can see some flags of “Welcome to Switzerland” inside the 100-hectare property. I don’t know why because I’ve never been to Switzerland but one thing is for sure, once you enter the Crosswinds community, you will feel that you are in a different place. 

Some people thought that I was in Baguio when I posted the pictures on Facebook but Crosswinds is situated in Tagaytay City. The 20,000 pine trees will welcome you so don’t forget to pull down your car windows to enjoy the crisp scent of the pine trees. 

I checked the rates of Crosswinds Resort Suites and it is on the pricey side so when I saw their promo in Deal Grocer last month, I called my husband and asked if he wanted to celebrate his birthday in Crosswinds. He said yes so he called the resort to check if there was still an available room. Then I purchased the voucher and emailed Crosswinds to reserve. I received my confirmation the following day. 

I bought the voucher at P2850 and the package includes 

- Overnight stay in a studio room for 2 

- Room and amenities good for 2 
- use of a fully-equipped kitchen inside the room 
- free use of view deck, swimming pool, and car service within Crosswinds. 


Last Friday, off we went to Crosswinds to celebrate my husband’s birthday + our last hurrah for summer before the resume of classes. There are few changes that I’ve seen like the Cafe Voila and CBTL

We reached the Grand Quartier 2 at 1:30pm, I gave my deal grocer voucher, confirmation voucher, and ID. Filled-up the form and gave P1000 for incidental deposit. I was advised to wait until 2PM for check-in. 

I went back at 2PM to get my key but the room wasn’t ready yet and I need to wait for another 10 to 20 minutes. Ending, we were the last guests to check-in, the lobby was too small so you had no choice but to wait outside.

Moving on, we were satisfied with the room. Ang bango niya talaga pagpasok mo. natanggal na init ng ulo namin sa late check-in. The room has two double sized bed, fully equipped kitchen, TV and DVD player, small table and balcony. 

Since the package is room only, we brought our own food. You can bring your own food and cook it, no corkage fee. I bought palabok, pichi-pichi and cake for our merienda. 

We had dinner at Leslie’s Restaurants Sky Ranch branch. 

The following morning, I push myself to run, oops morning walk pala. I joined my hubby and we walked for 30 minutes. It is hard to jog or walk on top of the hill, parang gusto ko na lang gumulong sa pagod. Hehehe! Jack and Jill lang ang peg.

For breakfast, you can order set breakfast at P420/adult and P210/kid less 5% for DG coupon holder. But we had leftover so I just cooked rice. We had palabok, cake and pinakbet (from Leslie’s) for breakfast. 

We went to Pool Area at 8AM, good thing that we were the first guests so we got this mini cottage, nag-iisa lang yan dun. Hehehe! 

There is a playground beside the pool area. 

We dropped by Santa’s house and Yule Shop at past 10AM but it was closed. So we went back to our room and prepare for check-out. I reheat the Delimondo Corned Beef in the microwave for our quick lunch. 

Photo taken during our morning jog

We checked-out at 11:30AM because we needed to go to my husband’s office for our flu vaccine schedule. 

We checked the Christmas Store but most of the items are souvenirs. Two years ago, there was a lot of Christmas decors in that store. 

That was a short staycation at Tagaytay, the resort is far away from the main road so you will have the relaxation that you need. 


1. The resort is really nice because it is not the usual staycation in a hotel or beach resort. I do recommend this for holiday vacation. 

2. We were able to save because we brought our own food. You can cook your own food. 
3. My husband called them and asked if we could bring one extra adult. They said yes and no extra charge. 
4. Service is good, they will smile and greet you except for the attendant in the pool. He is not that approachable. 
5. The bathroom has a hair blower and bidet. 
6. Free wifi


1. I reserved the room one month before our trip, check-in time is 2PM so I was expecting that the room would be ready by 2PM. 

2. There is no towel in the pool area so bring your own. 
3. No bathtub. 
4. Santa’s house and Yule Shop were closed, it was supposed to be open every Saturday and Sunday. 


1. I brought paper plates, spoons, forks, and plastic cups but plates, bowls, cups and glasses are provided.

2. I brought a sponge and dishwashing soap and to my surprise, it is already available in their kitchen. 
3. If you don’t want to cook or eat outside. You can just order food from Jollibee, McDonalds, Max’s, Yellow Cab, Shakey’s, Carlo’s Pizza, Classic Savory, and Cafe Voila. Just ask the staff for the contact numbers. 


Brgy. Iruhin Central Calamba Road
Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines

Read: Food Trip in Tagaytay

          Staycation in Tagaytay


  1. Nice place. Hopefully we can have a staycation at Tagaytay too. Maybe on our wedding anniversary, hehe.

  2. Wow I love how quaint the entire neighborhood looks!

  3. I want to go there this instance! Ang ganda ganda and feeling ko relax na relax ako when im here!

    1. Yes, the place is really relaxing. Nakakatanggal ng pagod. :)

  4. I've always wanted to go here but our schedule just won't permit is. The place is really nice :)

  5. I have been meaning to stay here, but I was a bit reluctant. Now that I have seen your post, the place looks tranquil perfect forva much need R&R. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I like the place thanks fro the recommendation! I will check this out!


  7. Ganda ng place! Plus points pa na nakapag DG kayo no! Love it.. =)

  8. I have been wanting to visit the place.. Is it really pataas ba? Also, I think they sell units there.. Not sure. Maybe next time check ko yan. I love how you wrote this article though, may like and dislike ka, at least I know what to expect. Also, the things na we need to buy. :)
    Gusto ko i try yung kitchen nila! hehehe

    1. Yes, the road is like going to Baguio. True, they are selling units but I'm sure, milyones. hehehe! Thanks!

  9. It does look like you're in a different country! I didn't know that a place like that is near Manila. I'd think it's situated in Baguio as well.

  10. This makes me reminisce about our trip to Canyon Woods last April. The place looks similar because of the pine trees and the serene surroundings. :)

  11. I've been longing to spend a staycation here but it's pricey for my budget. The suites are super beautiful! Kainggit! :)

  12. Thanks for sharing we will be also staying here this weekend for my dad's birthday. Room rates is cheaper if you will check in on Sunday, We got the studio room for 3300 and with breakfast. Belated birthday to your hubby :-)