November 8, 2011

Perfect Summer Getaway - Doña Jovita Garden Resort

NOTE: This post is from my old blog. I decided to delete that blog due to lack of updates but I realized just how much of a treasure it is. So I'll transfer some important and precious post entry here! Enjoy!

Last Summer of 2011 (April 2-3, 2011), my elementary classmates, my family and I spent an overnight swimming at Doña Jovita Garden Resort in Calamba Laguna. This is one of the nicest hotspring resort in Laguna. It took us one hour to get there (Thank you for the ride, Lhei Saludes), although I felt tired after one hour drive but the air made me excited again. The weather was very nice. 

The staff at the front desk were all nice, they even explained what will be the best for us since we were there for an overnight use only. We booked the family room for the price not reaching 5000php or $100. I asked the guy who lead us to our place what are the things that we can do to their resort,she answered that we can have a mountain climbing at the grotto located at the back of their resort. Plus, Doña Jovita -- the owner of the resort gave us a discount. She's so kind to her guests and beautiful despite her old age.

An overflowing huge pot infront of the resort is really a great attraction here.

This is the information center of the resort. I love their interior – collection of antique hard wood furniture surrounded the place.

They got a statue displays of Snowhite and Seven Dwarfs. Do I look like Snow white or one of the dwarfs? Lol!

Back to the grotto thing, we started walking at the back of the resort,we passed a plain lot with 3 statue of camels and 2 horses eating dried grasses. According to the owner, the camel displays conceptualizing a mini Holy Land later on to this empty space.

Going up to the grotto were just cemented stairs, there were no handles, and if you slip you will go straight at the bottom.

In the middle of the hike is the whole view of Laguna including the bay. Truly a captivating scenery! So we took many photographs.

Here's the picture of Mama Mary in the middle of the mountain.


We got drunk that night and ate are packed foods, that night is one of the best experience ever, that night time we been so jolly, we talked about our childhood... silence is not an excuse, all of the time we became so noisy and happy, we kept on laughing even at 3 in the morning :) and we took a lot of pictures even at the darkest moment that night!

The resort has one (1) giant public pool with waterfalls & slides, five (5) medium-size tiled pools, three (3) kiddie pools with slides and four (4) jacuzzis which can be reserved for exclusive use. Warm mineral water can be supplied to selected pools, as desired, making swimming equally enjoyable during rainy days and cold water during summer. The Mediterranian Annex is where seminar, conferences, training and other social functions such as garden weddings, debuts, baptismal, inductions, and Christmas parties are held. The Resort has a restaurant, which offers a variety of Pilipino meals and seafood dishes.
The resort is a garden type so there are many blooming flowers everywhere. The variety of
pools and its combination with the relaxing atmosphere make Doña Jovita Garden Resort a perfect place to spend quality time with family and friends. No wonder, it`s even called the getaway. A place where I can finally escape from the problems and stress brought about by the city.

This is the giant public pool with waterfalls & slides and the water is cold.

The waterfalls comes directly from the mountain, the water is soo cold and clear!

One of the kiddie pool, it surrounded with trees.

some other swimming pool...

The water here is warm so we can swim all night...

and the cottages and rooms...

I'm so happy for that experience so I just wanna say thank you to all of you guys... (Gerlie, Lhei, Rose, Rodel)
'Till next time :)

*Dona JOvita Garden Resort
Business Address: Kilometer 57, National Highway, Bagong Kalsada Calamba City, Laguna 4027
Contact Information
Telephone Numbers: (049) 545-3740 / (049) 545-6657 / (049) 545-7517
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  1. agaw pansin ang "d bar" haha!

    sabi ng instructor namin, kahit iba2x ang flavor ng "d bar" eh same lang daw ang lasa..ung smell lang daw ang iba..

    regarding sa place..looks pretty quiet. hehe

  2. That looks like a really beautiful place. :-)

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  3. OMG at anytime I look at your photos I want to visit Philipines more and more! Seems like you had so much fun!

  4. Looks like you had a blast!! I need a mini vay-cay myself!!

  5. Very nice place! Sinakyan mo talaga yung camel ha! hehehe!

  6. that looks like a super fun trip and I like your photos of course :) long and interesting trips are my favourite too!

  7. Beautiful ictures sweetie! Nice post!

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  9. okay i would LOVE to switch lives with you ahah it looks so exciting

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