Villa Jovita Resort – Pool with No Chlorine (Travel Guide)

Villa Jovita Resort - Pool with No Chlorine (Travel Guide)

When I want to spend time in the water, I prefer going to the beaches, falls or rivers rather than in pool resorts. I like getting wet around nature than being in a pool — feeling the earth rather than the concrete and tiles. We were looking for a nearby resort where we could just chill and swim, preferably a beach resort. We checked Facebook and found nothing that we like at that time. Then, my girlfriend bumped into a resort called Villa Jovita Resort in Agoncillo, Batangas… a pool resort.

 

VILLA JOVITA RESORT

There is something different with Villa Jovita Resort. It composes of pools surrounded by nature — swaying bamboo trees and a river. But what’s more wonderful about the resort is that it uses spring water for their pool rather than the water we’re used to — water with chlorine. No harmful chemicals, just clean and clear natural water.

Villa Jovita Resort - Pool with No Chlorine (Travel Guide)

Villa Jovita Resort - Pool with No Chlorine (Travel Guide)
Proud of the belly XD

Villa Jovita Resort - Pool with No Chlorine (Travel Guide)

Villa Jovita was a home converted into a resort.  Rooms are located in the house and just below the house area is where the pools, benches, and huts are located.There are 5 pools in total which were constructed in levels. This resulted to the water continuously flowing down to the bottom pool and then straight to the river.

What I liked about it the most was that the resort was designed to be in line with nature. Surrounded by bamboo trees and the pools overlooking the river.  There’s a feeling of zen surrounding the area. If you want to feel relax and in peace, this is the place to spend that vacation.

Villa Jovita Resort - Pool with No Chlorine (Travel Guide)Villa Jovita Resort - Pool with No Chlorine (Travel Guide)

CRYSTAL CLEAR

We arrived in the afternoon where we planned to rent a room but ended up renting a tent since all the rooms have already been booked by other guests. They offered a tent with pillows and covers which we pitched beside the huts. It was not the peak season so we enjoyed the pool by ourselves and a couple of guests. Swimming while watching and listening to the striking bamboos. That night, we cooked our own dinner and stayed under the stars. The next day was probably when I’ve appreciated the place more. The rays of the sun reflected onto the surface of the water which made the pool looked like liquid crystals.

Villa Jovita Resort - Pool with No Chlorine (Travel Guide)

Villa Jovita Resort - Pool with No Chlorine (Travel Guide)

Villa Jovita Resort - Pool with No Chlorine (Travel Guide)Villa Jovita Resort - Pool with No Chlorine (Travel Guide)

I thought Villa Jovita was a typical resort but I was wrong. This probably is one of the most chill places I’ve ever been. A haven where we found peace and surrounded by nature.

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1

ACTIVITY

TIME

Departed Buendia Bus Terminal (DLTB)

8:00 A.M.

Arrived at Xentro Mall in Lemery.

11:00 A.M.

Took lunch and bought some food at the grocery

11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Rode tricycle going to Villa Jovita Resort

1:00 P.M.

Arrived at Villa Jovita Resort. Checked-in.

1:30 P.M.

Chill Time

1:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Wash-up

6:00 P.M.

Dinner. Socials.

6:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Lights Out

9:00 P.M.

DAY 2

ACTIVITY

TIME

Breakfast

7:00 A.M.

Swimming time

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Packed stuff and Left Villa Jovita Resort

11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Arrived at Minor Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours

12:45 P.M.

Explored Taal Heritage Town

1:15 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.

Lunch (Lomi)

2:15 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Back at Xentro Mall

3:30 P.M.

Back in Manila

6:30 P.M.

 

EXPENSES

EXPENSES

COST

Bus (DLTB) going to Lemery

178 Pesos/Person

Tricycle going to Villa Jovita Resort

80 Pesos for 2 Persons

Entrance Fee (Overnight)

130 Pesos

Accommodation (Tent)

1200 Pesos for 2 Persons

Tricycle going to Taal Heritage Town and Minor Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours

30 Pesos/Person

Tricycle to Xentro Mall

30 Pesos/Person

Food and Toiletries

800 Pesos for 2 Persons

Bus (DLTB) going back to Manila

178 Pesos/Person

Total Expenses = P1586/person

 

REMINDERS/GUIDES/TIPS

LOCATION:

  • Agoncillo, Batangas

 

HOW TO GET THERE:

  • Take a bus (DLTB) at Buendia Bus Terminal bound to Lemery. (Travel Time = 3 Hours, Fare = P178)
  • Drop at the bus terminal in front of Xentro Mall. Take tricycle beside the mall and tell the driver to drop you off at Villa Jovita Resort. (Travel Time = 30 Minutes, Fare = P50-P80, depending on your haggling skills)
  • If you want to spend less, take a jeepney bound to Agoncillo and tell the driver to drop you off at Villa Jovita Resort. Walka few meters and you’ll see the entrance.

 

POWER PACK:

  • Dry Bag
  • Slippers
  • Sun Block
  • Swim Wear

 

 

FEES:

  • Entrance Fee (Day Tour) = P100 (Adult), P75 (Kids)
  • Entrance Fee (Overnight) = P130 (Adult), P100 (Kids)
  • Accommodation (Rooms) = P3000 (Couple Room), P3500 (Family Room, 4-6 Persons), P3800 (Family Room, 6-8 Persons)
  • Accommodation (Tent) = P1200

 

CONNECT:

 

NOTES:

  • They don’t offer food but you can ask them to cook the food (Raw fish and meat) that you will bring.
  • If you’re planning a day tour, there are huts, tables, and benches where you can leave your stuff and eat your lunch.
  • They offer rooms and tents for those who want to stay overnight.
  • If you’re planning to stay overnight, make sure to contact them first to reserve a room.
  • They just opened last year (2017) and they have plans to put other amenities to the resort.
  • You can visit Taal Heritage Town and Minor Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours (largest church in Asia) as your side trip. From the highway, take a trike and tell the driver to drop you off directly at the church.

 

Villa Jovita Resort - Pool with No Chlorine (Travel Guide)
Taal Basilica

 

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