Planning your Valentine's date but don't want to be with everyone else in the Metro? Here are six places T and I have tried in Tagaytay (well, technically they're not all in Tagaytay but you know what I mean) that we think are romantic places you can bring your significant other to:
Read my blog post about it: Antonio's Tagaytay
Address: Purok 138, Barangay Neogan, Tagaytay City, Philippines
Contact Numbers: (0917) 899-2866 | (0918) 899-2866Operating Hours: Monday (closed) | Tuesday to Sunday (11:00am-1:00pm and 5:30pm-8:00pm)
You can never go wrong with Antonio's. Pricey, yes, but your date will surely be impressed with the food and the ambiance.
2. Sonya's Garden
Read my blog post about it: Sonya's Garden
Address: Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite
Mobile Nos.: (0917) 532-9097 | (0917) 533-5140 | (0917) 523-1080
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (11:00am-2:00pm and 4:30pm-7:30pm)
Besides the restaurant, Sonya's Garden also has a spa and a bed & breakfast so you can have a massage without worrying about driving home to Manila afterwards.
3. Hacienda Isabella
Read my blog post about it: Hacienda Isabella
Address: Indang, Cavite, Philippines
Tel Nos.: (02) 625-2453 | (02) 531-0688
Mobile Nos.: (0917) 813-9065 | (0920) 953-9488
Operating Hours: Strictly by appointment
Hacienda Isabella belongs to the famous singer, Kuh Ledesma, who named the property after her daughter. Food is buffet style per table, similar to Sonya's Garden.
4. Chateau Hestia
Read my blog post about it: Anniversary (part 4): Lunch at Chateau Hestia Garden Restaurant
Address: Purok 5, Barangay Bukal, Silang, Cavite, Philippines
Mobile No.: (0929) 711-3289
Operating Hours: Monday (closed) | Tuesday to Sunday (10:00am - 10:00pm)
This is where T and I had our anniversary lunch last year. Chateau Hestia also has a bed and breakfast with cottage room rates ranging from P3,500 to P4,850 per night for two persons with breakfast.
5. Marcia Adams
Read my blog post about it: Marcia Adams' Tuscany
Address: J.P. Riza St., Barangay Sikat, Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines
Contact Numbers: (0917) 801-1456
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday (by appointment)
Marcia and her husband Neil both live in the property and since Marcia is a chef, they opened up a restaurant beside their home.
6. Qi Wellness Living
Read my blog post about it: Qi Wellness Living's 8-Course Yin Yang Dinner and Qi Wellness Living's Quick Escape Spa Package for Couples
Address: Aguinaldo Highway, Barangay Maharlika East, Tagaytay City, Philippines
Contact Numbers: (0917) 522-6969
Operating Hours: Monday to Tuesday (closed) | Wednesday to Sunday (11:30am-2:30pm and 6:30pm-10:00pm)
This is the newest among the six places I listed here. And if the others have the Secret Garden kind of feel, Qi Wellness has the exotic appeal. Lighted candles in huge glass cylinders, birds in big cages, antique cabinets and stairs, you'll feel like you are transported to another era. Qi also has a nice spa package for couples called "Quick Escape" which T and I tried during our anniversary.
So there you have it! Most of the places are hard to get to if you're not familiar with the area so just check my blog posts for maps and directions. Hope I helped you in choosing this year's Valentines date venue :) Enjoy!