Known as one of the best hotels and spas in Tagaytay, Nurture Wellness Village is a champion when it comes to wellness, relaxation, and culture. It remains a favorite among balikbayans who want to unwind and spend quality time with family and friends, while having a glimpse of the rich Filipino culture.
Nurture Wellness Village had a humble beginning. On October 2002, it was originally established as Nurture Tropical Spa and Café. It became well-known for offering high-quality spa services and serving good food. As more people fell in love with it, Nurture was also able to grow until it expanded into a full-fledged hotel and spa.
It was all possible through the passion and hard work of its owners Mike and Cathy Turvill. Mike is a British national who holds a Doctor in Organic Chemistry from the University of Nottingham in UK, while Cathy, a Filipina, is an internationally licensed therapist (CIBTAK, UK) and a Certified Wellness Specialist in the USA.
Currently, Nurture Wellness Village offers a wide array of accommodations. Among them are Ifugao Spa Suites, Superior Garden View Rooms, Deluxe Forest View Rooms, and Family Rooms. Each room is clean and well-maintained, so guests can expect maximum comfort throughout their stay.
It is also known for its Glamping (glamorous camping) activities, which are ideal for those who want to experience camping minus the hassle. During a glamping experience, guests are provided with tents, clean and comfy linens, and electric fans. Bon fires and common toilet and bath, with toilet amenities, are also available at the camp site. Guests may also enjoy playing traditional Filipino games as part of their activities. Indeed, it is a perfect bonding experience for balikbayans and their families and barkadas.
Lots of people love its spa services, including massages like Nilaib (Filipino version of stone massage) where they use hot sand pouches wrapped in banana leaves, Hilot Kagalingan (fusion of Asian therapies to prevent and cure common ailments), Dagdagay Foot Massage (authentic Filipino tribal foot massage), and Lunas ni Nanay (hilot with ventosa). It also offers other services like Algotherm Treatments, Luxurious Facials, and Tropical Body Treatments.
Detoxification and holistic weight loss programs are also available here. You may choose from a variety of packages, including Detox Sampler, Holistic Healing, Weight Loss, Liver/Gall Bladder and Kidney Flush, Total Detox, Stress Buster, Anti-Ageing, and Glowing Beauty. Developed by a licensed practitioner who has been practicing for almost two decades now, these programs also include a computerized health scan, spa services, wellness coaching, healthy food preparation, organic gardening activities, food, and accommodation.
Holistic health services are also available. These include Enema, Charcoal Whole Body Wrap with Biomat, Pyroenergen, Biomat Therapy, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS) Therapy, Charcoal Body Wrap, Suob or Steam Bath, Hyper-thermia Bath, and Acupuncture.
For a complete wellness experience, Nurture Wellness Village also serves its guests delicious and healthy meals through its in-house restaurant called Gabriela. Deemed as one of the best restaurants in Tagaytay, it uses ingredients that are sourced from Nurture’s very own gardens and organic farm. Therefore, freshness is guaranteed in every bite.
Eager to take guests’ dining experience to a whole new level without compromising their health, Gabriela Restaurant, serves famous Filipino dishes that are prepared in a healthier manner. For example, fat is skimmed from the Bulalo, making it guilt-free, or using chicken for Kare-Kare dish instead of beef. The restaurant also offers a full spectrum of healthy cuisine, including raw food, salads, blended fruit and vegetable juices, to pure vegetable juices.
Gabriela has also chosen Kale as its signature product. Abundant in Nurture’s organic farm, Kale is also rich in Vitamin K, A, and C. It is incorporated with the restaurant’s signature drinks like Kale Pineapple, a detoxifying juice that is good for managing blood pressure and weight loss which are truly unique and healthy.
With all these, it can be said that Nurture Wellness Village is a great place for anyone who wants to unwind while learning about holistic wellness and Filipino heritage culture. It is an ideal sanctuary for Pinoys who have just come home after seeing the other side of the world.