Here are a few suggestions to help you plan a healthy yet special Valentine’s date this year:
- A detox date at Nurture Wellness Village. The place offers a wide array of holistic healing and detoxification services. Spa suites are available for you to spend a night or two in. Their restaurant boasts of plenty of good food choices that range from healthier versions of popular Filipino dishes to vegetarian and raw vegan dishes. (nurturewellnessvillage.com)
- A quiet getaway at The Stay by Plant Bistro. A well-kept secret, The Stay by Plant Bistro only opened its doors to the public last year. The place makes for a relaxing weekend away from the bustle of the city. Owners, Peter and Marisse, also whip up amazing plant-based dishes should you wish to stay in the whole time and master the art of doing nothing. Book your stay through www.airbnb.com.
- A surf and yoga date in LU. San Juan, La Union has evolved into a hip spot not just for surfers but also for yogis and travellers alike. Power up with smoothie bowls from Makai Bowls (@makaibowls), Book a yoga or Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga class at Aquanimous (@aquanimousyoga) book a surfing session at San Juan Surf (@sanjuansurfresort) and enjoy live performances from local artists at Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel (@flotsamandjetsamhostel).
Prefer to stay in the city? Check out the following:
- A High Vibe Hang at White Space Wellness. White Space goes beyond the usual class offerings of yoga studios in the Metro. Choose to take a Chill Vinyasa class (suited for beginners) or join a meditation class and elevate your mood together. (www.whitespacewellness.com)
- Dinner at Corner Tree Café. Found along Jupiter Street in Makati, Corner Tree is known for their filling vegetarian and vegan food choices. Come in the evening and enjoy a candlelit dinner. Stay for drinks and desserts too. Don’t worry; they have healthy ciders on their menu. (www.cornertreecafe.com)
- Coffee or Smoothies at Hillside Café (@hillsidecafeph). Hillside is a cozy, bright café that serves coffee, cold-pressed juices and smoothies. Light food choices are also available making it perfect for an afternoon date.