Weekends are conducive for quick out-of-town trips. It’s a nice break from the usual city life and a great alternative for spending weekends at the mall. If you live in Metro Manila, Tagaytay is the perfect staycation destination if you want a quick escape since it’s less than 2 hours away and littered with good restaurants. That said, I’m pretty sure most of you, if not all of you, have already been.
I love going to Tagaytay. Growing up in Cebu, most of my summers were spent in Manila and a trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Tagaytay Highlands. As I became a permanent resident of the city, my visits became infrequent. It wasn’t that Tagaytay lost its novelty, it was just becoming intensely traffic going there. Nowadays, I only go to Tagaytay when there’s a really good reason–a company outing, a wedding, or a trip with friends.
I much prefer the latter excuse and that was how I spent my Labor Day weekend 2018 exactly. I mean, we could have gone out of the country or gone to another beach trip, but instead, we opted to rent this three-story house in Canyoonwoods, Tagaytay called Pitch Pine for a 3-day staycatoin. Pitch Pine is located on the other side of Tagaytay and takes approximately an hour and a half on a good day.
Pitch Pine is a tropical-themed rest house perfect for big groups. There are over 5 rooms that can fit up to 15 people for P20,000 a night. There’s a pool, a teppanyaki table, and a huge lanai where people can drink and hang out. The entire place is decked impeccably and every corner is instagram-mable.
There were 8 of us and it was definitely one for the books. Here are some more photos from the trip:
Dress: H&M | Flats: Mango | Bag: Gucci
The place is so pretty that my tropical weekender bag from Lipault Philippines blended right in. It was the perfect companion for my staycation given how spacious and light it was. In fact, this Lipault bag has easily become my favourite bag that I use it when I’m heading to the gym or when I’m staying over somewhere. Check out their latest collection over at Zalora if you want a chic matching bag for your weekend getaway.