Resort Review: Lilom Resort & Gallery Cafe in Anilao Batangas
Lilom Resort & Gallery Cafe is a quaint resort that is nestled within the diverse coastline of Anilao.
It is a small paradise that has an allure for exploration and an unmitigated air for languor with lush greenery, cozy native style cottages, the deep blue sea and virgin islands across.
Guests instantly stay here to a tranquil retreat away from the bustling pace of the city.
This scenic boutique resort houses seven cozy cottages, touched with the natural elements of stones, wood and bamboo, which reflects a finer impression of its original landscape.
Each is composed of cushy and clean mattresses, artisan furniture, A/C and fans, a private bathroom and a wide veranda, which appeals for meditation, a sea breezy slumber and a rejuvenating deep-tissue massage done in the old hilot tradition.
Whilst this scenery enhances the beholder’s appetite for food and leisure, a wealth of home-cooked food and wonderful activities is always on hand to satisfy everyone’s unique taste buds.
The resort’s well-run kitchen dishes up bounteous portions of local favors five times a day: as all-you-can-eat breakfast that kids always love, like pancakes, omelets, meat, rice and freshly delivered hot pandesal served with butter, muscovado spread and fruit jams; warm lunch and dinner buffets of meat, vegetables and the day’s fresh caught with steamed rice; an afternoon merienda of native delicacy like coconut topped rice cakes perfectly paired with a choice of hot native cocoa or brewed Batangas’ barako coffee; and sunset cocktails done with a pitcher of mojito and a pica-pica of toasted bread slices and herbed tomato salsa.
Guests could savor their meals at the homely al-fresco dining area, at the lavishly landscaped lawn, in the privacy of one’s own cottage, or in a romantic setting prepared by the resort’s amiable staff.
Where a holiday in Anilao is ideally spent diving and snorkeling in the protected marine sanctuary, or grazing the sea’s surface with a kayak or a windsurf, activities such as trekking along the rocky coast, hiking into the forest and cycling around the town, meanwhile getting acquainted with the local community, or simply luxuriating with the kids in the resort’s stone-encased mini pools and taking progressive snapshots of the magnificent sunset are also super.
All it takes is a smooth 3-hour drive from the city center to Lilom where the promise of a blissful getaway awaits.
Lilom Resort and Gallery Cafe
Address: San Teodoro, Mabini, Batangas