A few months ago, I shared some tips on our #swiss weekend getaway. Our wonderful experience from Crosswinds Swiss Resort made us want to come back sooner. But since our #squad are looking for other beautiful places that we can share with you guys, we decided to visit a place that gives a #Hollandfeels experience.
For less than two hours of travel time from Manila, you can enjoy the breathtaking and famous prenup destination for wedding couples in Baliwag. The place is called “The Greenery” and well known for its picturesque and gorgeous landscape.
We ride a Baliwag bus that took us one and half hour due to traffic. It’s best to travel early in the morning and on weekends to avoid the traffic jam of Metro Manila. Since we arrived a bit late, we end up eating in Greenwich. There are plenty of restaurants, however, our hungry stomach can’t let us wait for another minute.
From the city, we ride a tricycle and paid Php 50.00, and the driver took us to our hotel. The guard at the gate will ask for your reservation and it would be better to inform ahead of time for the time of your arrival.
This what the place looks like when we arrived.
You can easily see the mini train and feel the solemn and quite ambiance of the place.
My BFF Tin is actually checking out this place for her prenup this year and we are very happy to see how gorgeous the place is. It’s a great spot for weddings, parties, and conference business activities. It has event halls for seminar and area for the wedding reception. It’s quite big and can accommodate a large number of guests. The Greenery has Pavilion, Open Garden and Lighthouse which are truly eye catching and Instagram perfect.
They also have the following features:
- Infinity Pool/ Swimming pool
- Water sports/other activities (for team buildings)
- Christmas Village
- Mini Train
I notice that they have less staff, and it’s great that only a few people are checked in at that time. We like to enjoy this beautiful, serene and peaceful place. Very quiet and private spot that suits the people who hate the noise and crowded city.
Since it’s Ben’s birthday, we celebrate it during dinner and let him blow the cake we bought for him.
Because snacks are only allowed to bring in this place, we expected great food for visitors. However, it’s not what we experienced. I don’t know maybe we’re caught up with high expectations or we ordered the wrong food, but honestly, there’s a need for them to improve their food and their menu. We’re a bit disappointed but didn’t allow that feeling to ruin Ben’s celebration. We don’t have much to say as the staffs are all friendly and helpful to us. After all, it’s important that our squad is finally complete this time and we’re able to celebrate our Bff’s birthday.
Tips: you can look for restaurants near the area and instruct the staff to get you a tricycle in case you don’t bring a car.
Early in the morning, we had our buffet breakfast. They served coffee, dried fish, longganisa, fried eggplant, eggs and rice. A typical Filipino food and we’re happy with it. Their breakfast is way better than the food we ordered during dinner.
After breakfast, we went for a swim and took some photos.
Overall, this place is gorgeous, solemn, and not so crowded. You may experience the calmness and quietness of this place which is great if you’re looking for a place outside the busy city of Manila. Accessible and affordable for people who wants fabulous and quiet weekend getaway with friends and family. I will be happy to recommend this place and will definitely come back.
#photoshoot with BFF 🙂
How to get there?
Book a bus from Baliwag Transit Inc, located in Pasay or Cubao Terminal, then, instruct the bus driver to drop you off the center (sentro) of Baliwag. Ride a tricycle and instruct the driver to take you to the Greenery.
For accommodation, you can check below details taken from their site below:
|Single Villa||P4,400/night Max of 2 persons|
|Single Villa||P6,080/night Max of 4 persons without extra beds|
Two-double twin bed
|Grand Villa||P23,000/night Max of 10 persons|
5 rooms, with receiving areaRoom 1: one twin bed, sleeps 2
Room 2: one twin bed, sleeps 2
Room 3: one twin bed, sleeps 2
Room 4: one twin bed, sleeps 2
Room 5: two single beds, sleeps 2Overnight stayBreakfast IncludedUse of swimming pool facilitiesAttire: Proper swimming attire onlyChildren under 12 stay for free if using existing bedding.Children aged 12 or over must use an extra bed. An extra bed is available for this room.Check-in: 2:00pm
Check-out 12nnBringing of outside food is strictly prohibitedFood available at our clubhouse cafe *All prices are inclusive of 5% service charge*Prices are subject to change without prior notice