Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite, 4123, Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines
Steeping in the Art of Doing NothingIf a getaway in lush mountainside is your cup of tea, consider lodging at Sonya's Garden in Tagaytay. Sonya's prides in the Art of Doing Nothing, and appreciating the small things in life. The bed & breakfast is a perfect combination of comfort and an intimate, back-to-mother-nature setting where some of the screened window is glass-less to let in bird chirps and crickets sing, let the breeze come in at night. A potted tarragon plant awaits at each cottage so you can make yourself a cup of fresh tarragon tea to smooth away the anxiety you may have brought to your getaway. Of course, there's a spa with services emphasizing local herbs and traditional techniques, a garden, and a restaurant to enjoy at your leisure. In the kitchen, one of the staff can give a mini-cooking lesson incorporating some of the local herbs grown on the property, or flower arrangement workshop. So while she definitely encourages the Art, there's also plenty to do if you want to learn and be inspired. And if the explorer in you strikes you can take advantage of its proximity to Mount and Lake Taal or People's Park/Palace in the Sky.