6 reasons to add Sonya's Garden in your Tagaytay itinerary

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Sonya's Garden is one of the destinations that is most often recommended by travelers to those who are looking for a beautiful place to visit in Tagaytay.

Sonya's Garden is one of the places that is most often recommended by travelers to those who are looking for a beautiful spot to visit in Tagaytay. If you get to see Sonya's Garden, you will understand why it is a favorite among those who frequent this side of the South.

Tagaytay's Allure

Tagaytay will always be one of our favorite destinations. When we want a quick and convenient respite from the heat, noise, and frenzy of Metro Manila, Tagaytay easily comes to mind.

Sonya's Garden pathway

6 reasons to add Sonya's Garden  in your Tagaytay Itinerary

    We have been to several well-known spots in Tagaytay but it has only been recently when we had the chance to visit Sonya's Garden. It was a sprawling estate filled with trees and a multitude of flowering plants that spread splashes of color all over the place.

    We were awestruck by the quaint beauty of the surroundings. It was a spot that we can always easily recommend to those who are visiting Tagaytay. Having said that, here are 6 reasons why we think you should include Sonya’s Garden in your next Tagaytay escapade:

    1. Admission and parking fees are FREE at Sonya's Garden

    Sonya's Garden is open to the public. You can enjoy a day tour inside this lovely place without having to shell out a single centavo just to enter the property. This alone is good enough reason to drop by Sonya's Garden. As you tour the place, keep your eyes peeled for Sonya's Garden's adorable golden retriever who is always ready to greet guests.

    Sonya's Garden shop

    2. The sight of  lush manicured gardens filled with colorful flowers will relax you

    There's nothing more therapeutic than being able to walk on stone pavements lined with thick greenery and flowers of different hues in full bloom. Add to that the cool Tagaytay weather and you will definitely feel serene in an instant.

    Sonya's Garden garden bench
    Relaxing in one of the benches under a thick arch of foliage
     Sonya's Garden fountain with petals

    While you are exploring the property, do check out the Proposal Garden where a table for two is set-up right in the middle of many different plants and flowers. Furthermore, a Zen fountain is located nearby, providing a relaxing sound from the trickling water.

    Sonya's Garden proposal garden
    Proposal Garden marker
    Sonya's Garden table inside the Proposal Garden
    Romantic set-up inside the Proposal Garden
    Sonya's Garden chair inside the Proposal Garden
    A chair surrounded by myriad flowers

    3. If you love organic products, you can get them here

    There are shops inside Sonya's Garden that sell massage oils, emollients, soaps, and lotions. These are hypoallergenic products that are made from natural ingredients to ensure that your skin stays healthy when you use these products. Mildly-scented yet invigorating, these products are perfect treats after a long and tiring day.

    Sonya's Garden organic products shop
    Organic toiletries

    4. Delicious, freshly-baked pastries are sold at Sonya's Garden

    Sonya's Garden's bakery is also a must-visit. There are various baked goodies available here but our particular favorite is the Spanish bread. It's a soft pastry filled with a rich cheesy-buttery filling that is just of the right sweetness. It's very unlike the usual Spanish bread sold in other bakeries. A cup of hot chocolate or coffee goes well with Sonya's Garden's Spanish bread.

    There are also bottles of honey, banana chips and turmeric tea that are for sale.

    Sonya's Garden breads and pastries in bakeshop
    An assortment of pastries, jams and honey

    5. You are guaranteed that only fresh ingredients go into the food that they serve

    Sonya's Garden espouses the farm-to-table concept. Ingredients for their dishes are organic and freshly-harvested from the Sonya's Secret Farm to ensure that these are of the best quality. As such, one is sure to find salads and fresh fruits in season in the menu. Don't be surprised to find edible flowers in their salads. They add colors as well as flavor to the food. Fresh herbs are also sold here so if you love using these when you cook, you might want to buy several pots of aromatics at Sonya's Garden.

    6. Hand-crafted products and furniture are for sale here

    If you are looking for hand-crafted pieces to accentuate your home, then take your pick from furniture produced by local artisans. When you buy any of these pieces, you are, in a way, also giving livelihood to the local community of Tagaytay. Aside from these, Sonya's Garden is also a popular wedding venue. Reception usually follows at the spacious Sunflower venue.

    Sonya's Garden sting-less bees
    Stingless bees

    Bed and Breakfast

    Guests who would like to stay overnight are welcome to stay at Sonya's Bed and Breakfast where they may enjoy a quiet and leisurely evening. The cottages are devoid of air-conditioners and TV sets in order for guests to fully enjoy nature's splendor.

    Guests will enjoy a complimentary early dinner or lunch, and breakfast.

    Rates are as follows:
    • Php3,000/head (net) on weekdays (Monday to Thursday)
    • Php3,400/head (net) on weekends (Friday to Sunday)
    • Php3,740/head (net) on holidays and during peak season
    • Php5,000 for single occupancy

    Sonya's Garden Spa Services and Rates

    There is also a spa at Sony's Garden for guests who would like a relaxing massage or wellness treatment.

    Full body massages start at Php879 for one hour, foot massage starts at Php600 for 30 minutes, and all facials are priced at Php1,008 for one hour.

    If you want traditional Filipino massages, you can try Hilot for as low as Php1,098 for one hour or the Bentosa using glass cups at Php2,000 for one and a half hours. 


    How to go to Sonya's Garden

    If you are coming from Manila, drive straight to Tagaytay-Nasugbu road. Then turn right to Buck Estate road. Sonya's Garden is at the left of the road.

    The next time you are in Tagaytay, pay Sonya's Garden a visit and be relaxed as you marvel at astonishing, colorful blooms around you.

    Sonya's Garden Contact Numbers

    You may reach Sonya's Garden through the following numbers:

    Restaurant Reservations:
    +63 917 529 1080
    +63 917 516 1080
    +63 917 532 9097
    +63 917 703 3442
    Bed & Breakfast:
    +63 977 850 8273
    +63 917 503 1080
    +63 917 533 514.
    +63 917 523 1080

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    1. What a lovely place to get lost. I didn't know about this place and since I haven't been to Tagaytay, I'll surely include this on my bucket list to see when I get the chance to visit Tagaytay. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    2. Yup, it sure was a lovely place. I'm sure you'll enjoy the rest of Tagaytay, too, when you get the chance to visit. Thank you for dropping by!


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