Currently in Korea surprisingly enjoying the negative degree weather! While I was running around like a headless chicken, not having time to blog the past few
days I finally had time to sit down and write.
The ASEAN week was a holiday mostly for our kids but since Mr. JG had a few days off as well, we decided to do a staycation somewhere in Tagaytay and so we thought about Crosswinds.
Crosswinds Resort Suites is located inside the leisure community of Crosswinds Tagaytay, nestled on the hillside of this 100-hectare development. The crisp scent of 20,000 pine trees perfuming the air and the view of rolling hills with sweeping vistas offer a welcome repose for nerves frayed and tattered by the stress of work and urban life.
There’s a gift shop near the gate of the property where you can some items for your staycation needs–pool paraphernalia & the likes.
The fresh air and pine trees, the overall ambiance of Crosswinds Tagaytay makes a good place for a quick escape from the city.
Love the little nuggets of wisdom posted on some of the trees that stretches all the way up to the hotel.
We stayed in a studio suite that has two twin sized bed, a kitchenette, a desk and reading nook.
If you like to prepare meals while on your staycation then you’ll like it at Crosswinds, each room is equipped with a kitchenette complete with a stove, microwave, refrigerator and kitchen utensils.
Though we like the spacious bedroom, the bathroom could use an upgrade.
The studio suite is at Php 6,000 nett a night and it includes breakfast for two.
Sadly as much as we wanted to tour the proper, we arrived around five in the afternoon due to terrible traffic. We were there just in time to witness the sunset. The sky turned pink so we took advantage of the view and took photos on our room’s balcony!
No view of the Taal volcano but the sunset over the mountains is just as beautiful.
Since we literally stayed in, my kids whipped out their Lego sets and busied themselves building.
I, on the other hand busied myself reading a book and catching up with work.
We were tired from the extra long trip (almost three hours on the road) we had going to Tagaytay that day that we slept in early and woke up just in time to catch breakfast.
The breakfast buffet was right across our hotel’s building. Crosswinds breakfast buffet offers the basic Pinoy dishes: champorado, sausage, ham, salted egg, scrambled egg, adobo, danggit, ham, buttered veggies, cereals and an assortment of bread and jams.
Wanted to go to the gym before having breakfast buffet but I was informed there was a charge for that facility. Tried checking what the gym looks like on the website but there was no indication there was a gym. So I ended up skipping my usual routine of fasted workout before breakfast to just enjoy our first meal that day with my family.
After breakfast, we walked around the property. It was unfortunately not that cold during our stay. The usual Tagaytay chill was better experienced that night.
My kids appreciated being outdoors. It’s not often they get to walk around outside back in the metro. They were able to spot makahiya plant, a snail and a few other things they don’t normally see everyday at home.
Something about nature that lets you reset & enjoy life in the simplest way you can.
We weren’t able to checkout the outdoor playground & pool because it was a bit far from the hotel (you need to ride a car going there) and we were pressed for time too as we had to be somewhere else that day.
Nonetheless, my family enjoyed our short & simple stay. It was literally & figuratively a breath of fresh air for us. We haven’t stayed in Tagaytay for years na!
I honestly think it’s more fun to stay at Crosswinds if you’re with a large group. You can cook and stay in, play board games and just enjoy the tranquility of the place.
I’ll share on a separate post where we had dinner during out stay.
Brgy. Iruhin Central Calamba Road, Tagaytay City
For reservations call: 02-8569601 or 0917-5696280
Mikee Cruz says
Wow Crosswinds! I would love to bring my family there for vacation!