Luljetta’s Mykonos Spa in Antipolo

By now, everyone knows Luljetta’s Hanging Garden and Spa with its breathtaking view of Manila and spa for the socialites. I just finished work in Japan and decided to visit the Philippines with a couple of my friends from Canada. It was also a unique opportunity for me to catch up with my friends Celine from Celineism and Louise from Wonderfilled Journal. With the soft launch of Luljetta’s Mykonos, everything aligned.

Pool at Luljettas Spa and Hanging Gardens by Terrie Reyes
Pool at Luljettas Spa and Hanging Gardens by Terrie Reyes

We took an Uber to Luljetta’s Hanging Garden and Spa from Bonifacio Global City that took about an hour for 400 pesos. We walked to the lobby which wasn’t far from the parking lot and was greeted by familiar staff. Arriving at noon meant lunch time so we decided to eat on the spot. Our dining recommendations are pretty simple; try the Fried Shrimp Salted Egg and drink all the tea/coolers. I ate 4 plates of Fried Shrimp Salted Egg while I was there. All the fried dishes were popular among the Canadian crowd. The strawberry and passion fruit ice teas were too good and we took every opportunity to drink a glass.


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Luljettas Santorini Suite Fabian Encarnacion
Luljettas Santorini Suite Fabian Encarnacion
Luljettas Santorini Suite Bathroom Fabian Encarnacion
Luljettas Santorini Suite Bathroom Fabian Encarnacion

Checking in was simple and to the point. We received our bracelet passes for the Spa along with a paper to give to the Hanging Garden’s receptionist for our scheduled massages. We also received our room keys and were transported to the Mykonos wing via golf cart.

We had Luljetta’s Mykonos all to ourselves.

Luljetta's Mykonos by Terrie Reyes
Luljetta’s Mykonos by Terrie Reyes
Santorini Suite Luljettas Mykonos Terrie Reyes
Santorini Suite Luljettas Mykonos Terrie Reyes

For now, there are a handful of rooms at Luljetta’s Mykonos. The top levels are still being constructed so you can expect a couple sounds of construction in the morning – around 9pm for us which we didn’t mind at all. The perks of booking during the soft launch means complete privacy. We were lucky enough not to have anyone else book the suites next door. With the biggest and most luxurious room in the whole estate, the Mykonos Suite, we indulged to the fullest. Only those who book the Santorini or Mykonos Suites are allowed to be on the property. Sure, we had a couple visitors come take pictures of the area- which was no problem for us and we practically welcomed it haha. However, privacy will be enforced once Luljetta’s Mykonos officially debuts.

So what did we do all day?

For a good portion of our stay, we took advantage of our private pool and patio. Drinks and food galore. We went full Instagram with a full photoshoot. At one point I fell in the pool with my Batik-batik (which you’ll be able to get from the Hanging Gardens).

Us by Fabian Encarnacion
Us by Fabian Encarnacion
Tea at Luljettas Hanging Gardens Fabian Encarnacion
Tea at Luljettas Hanging Gardens Fabian Encarnacion

We hung out at the Hanging Gardens to eat their signature snack, and experience their stretching massages (please read this for more information on Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens). It worth mentioning that if you request for hard pressure, you will get what you asked for.

Celine Louise and I By Terrie Reyes
Celine Louise and I By Terrie Reyes

It is a pretty far walk from the Mykonos Wing so be sure to ask for a ride or schedule in advance for pick up by giving the receptionist a call. Honestly, thought that was the only downfall of the Mykonos wing. We were wishing for some spa amenities nearby… and then we found it.

Kiwi Cooler at Luljettas Hanging Gardens by Gabrielle M
Kiwi Cooler at Luljettas Hanging Gardens by Gabrielle M
Sunsetting at Luljettas Mykonos Fabian Encanacion
Sunsetting at Luljettas Mykonos Fabian Encanacion

We returned back to our Greek-style property and discovered an oasis. On the side of the entrance of Luljetta’s Mykonos, there exists an indoor spa area equipped with Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room (sorry I was too carried away with the Jacuzzi gossip to take pictures). Personally, don’t know if it’s exclusive but it sure felt like it as the only people there during the day. It was the ultimate private getaway. We had it all at Luljetta’s Mykonos.

Verde Restaurant by Terrie Reyes
Verde Restaurant by Terrie Reyes
Salted Egg Fried Shrimp by Terrie Reyes
Salted Egg Fried Shrimp by Terrie Reyes

We had a pleasant dinner with Ramon from Bienvenido tours at Verde which is located near the Hanging Gardens. We had standard good Filipino food that Celine, Louise and I enjoyed from previous visits. My Canadian friends were pleased with the Filipino food they’ve been longing for.

We called it a night in the Santorini suite and our night was restful. The suite featured a table and sitting area at the entrance which added a sense of home. The room kept the Greek theme on point. The biggest room in the whole estate did not disappoint. It was rather spacious and smelled incredible -somewhat spa like but not overwhelming. My Canadian friends stayed at a different wing of Luljetta’s Place while Celine went back home. Thus, Louise and I had the suite to ourselves with our own bed. Enveloped in freshly fluffed pillows, sleep was unhindered.  Everything felt new because it was new. The bathroom was standard and water was hot. The bathroom in the indoor spa area nearby had a bigger “public” bathroom and I decided to use that one instead since it was empty and gorgeous. From place to eat, spa experience and amenities, I had a variety of combinations to customize my stay at Luljetta’s Mykonos.

Overall, Luljetta’s Mykonos made me feel VIP. With only a week in the Philippines before returning to Canada, the venue made my experience catching up with my friends complete.

How to get there:

Take a Van or Jeepney ride to Antipolo City at the following areas:

  • Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
  • Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
  • SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
  • EDSA Central, Mandaluyong City
  • Ayala Center, Makati City

Get off at Antipolo Church. Loreland Farm Resort is just a short tricycle ride from the city proper of Antipolo City. Fare is Php 50.00.

Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens Spa
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Address: Sitio Loreland, Barangay, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
Mobile Phone: (0925) 766 7544, (0917) 867 6205
Telephone: (+632) 534 2517, ?(+632) 633 3494
Website: www.bienvenidotours.com

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