Sunday, June 10, 2012

Visiting Nature's Village Resort for the First Time

My fellow school administrators of the Department of Education, Division of La Carlota and I spent two days and two nights in Nature's Village Resort, Hotel and Restaurant at Talisay City, Negros Occidental, PH to attend the Pantawid Pamilya Orientation of the City Action Team conducted by the Social Workers of the Department of Social Worker Development (DSWD).

Most of us were first timers to the said place and we were impressed of the ambiance, the accommodations and everything. No wonder why that NVR got ASEAN Green Hotel Award!

The seminar/workshop

NVR, Garden Paradise

NVR speaks well of nature. It is indeed "a garden paradise located in Talisay City, only 3.5 km from central Bacolod, the capital of Negros Occidental, Philippines. Set against the backdrop of Mt. Marapara, Nature's Village Resort offers unique accommodations where nature-lovers can bask in unspoiled beauty while remaining close to the city!"

ASEAN Green Hotel Award

I've learned that Nature's Village Resort gets ASEAN green hotel award. It was nominated by the Department of Tourism through the Tourism Office of Talisay City, Negros Occidental in the ASEAN Green Hotel Recognition Awards 2010 at the Empire Hotel in Brunei Darussalam.

It is the only resort-hotel that made it to the Top 10 among other tourism establishments in Western Visayas. The nomination was made on the basis of the DOT's random inspection on NVR's compliance with the ASEAN Green Hotel Standards.

The Hotel

Facilities Offered
  • Camp Edgar
Named after the resort owner, Camp Edgar is a great place to hold school and company events such as outings, day or overnight camps, leadership & strategic planning seminars, teambuilding and sports festivals. Surrounded by tall eucalyptus trees and various palms, Camp Edgar has spacious grounds where kids can pitch tents or where adults can organize various outdoor activities. It also has small, medium and large huts named after grandsons Tim, Ben, Jake, and Joachim.
  • Village Farm
The Green Pavilion, agri-tourism area, is an ideal place for cultural and fellowship nights, family and school reunions, parties, concerts and other outdoor events! It features an elevated mini-stage made from the roots of a hundred-year old Narra tree. Run through our tire tunnels, cross all the bamboo bridges, and take a power nap at the tree house. See sustainable tourism in action, visit our Organic Farm and Vermiculture Site and learn how to be a friend of the environment!
  • The Village Restaurant
A variety of dishes inspired by native Ilonggo and Negrense cuisine are prepared here. Their specialties are made from the freshest ingredients and local produce. Organic herbs and vegetables are used from the Village Farm.

The Village Restaurant also has meeting rooms for private parties and functions. This is where we held our seminar/workshop in one of the meeting rooms in the second floor.
  • Salvacion Park
The 25-meter resort pool and 3ft-deep Kiddie Pool are located in this area. The Salvacion Park has annual summer swimming clinics. It is also popular or family and corporate outdoor parties and events. Small, medium and large gazebos, a children's playground, a reflection garden, and an open space for outdoor ball games complete the park's special features.

Hotel Rooms Accommodations
  • The Marapara Wing - Standard Rooms
Facing east are the Standard Rooms with a charming view of Mt. Marapara and the resort’s East Garden, Campsite and Village Farm.

    Room Rate: Php 1, 800.00 / night
    Bed(s): 1 Queen bed OR 2 single beds
    Size : 26 sq. m.
  • The Sagay Wing - Superior Rooms
Facing north where Sagay City is located are Superior Rooms which are filled with unique artwork, a reminder of the Negrenses’ rich cultural heritage.

    Room Rate: Php 2, 400.00 / night 
    Bed(s): 1 Queen bed and 1 single bed or 2 single beds or 1 Queen bed
    Size: 32 sq. m.
  • The Hinigaran Wing - Deluxe Rooms
With its unique d├ęcor and spacious living area are the Deluxe Rooms which are perfect for relaxation. These rooms face the south of Negros where Hinigaran town is located.

    Room Rate: Php 2, 600.00 / night
    Bed(s): 1 Queen bed and 1 single Bed OR 3 single beds
    Size: 42 sq. m.

Junior Suites:
  • Hinigaran Wing - Mayor’s Room
The Mayor’s Room has a Nikken air purifier and a conference desk & chairs. It is ideal for couples, families and business travelers.

    Room Rate: Php 4, 200.00 / night
    Bed(s): 1 Queen-size bed
    Size: 42 sq. m.

Junior Suites:
  • Hinigaran Wing - Governor’s Room
The Governor’s Room has a Nikken air purifier, a lounging area and Nikken magnetic pillows. This junior suite is perfect for the discerning traveler.

    Room Rate: Php 4, 500.00 / night
    Bed(s): 1 Queen-size bed
    Size: 42 sq. m.

The Pool and The Bar

Added Services offered:

    With complimentary Village Breakfast
    Rates are for Single/Double Occupancy
    Free entrance to Salvacion Park/Camp Edgar/Organic Farm
    Free use of resort pool
    Complimentary WIFI access available in all hotel rooms.
    Inclusive of VAT
    Check-out time is 12:00 noon / Check-in time is 2:00 pm
    Major credit cards are accepted.
    Maximum of two (2) children 12 years old & below are free when sharing bed with adults.
    All rooms are fully air-conditioned.
    Refrigerator, Cable TV
    (Above rates are subject to change without prior notice.)

How To Reach NVR

Bacolod City is the entry point to Negros Occidental. By plane, Bacolod is 50 minutes away from Manila and 20 minutes from Cebu. Bacolod is accessible by boat from Manila (17 hours) and from Iloilo (45 minutes to one hour) via fast ferries. By land, Bacolod is approximately six (6) hours away to or from Cebu.

I never regret that I attended the seminar in this impressive and nature-rich resort, hotel and restaurant like Nature's Village Resort in Talisay City, Neg. Occ., PH.

Source: Nature's Village Resort 


  1. The resort looks great and a perfect place for team building or family outings. The price range are reasonable.

  2. The price is good at mukhang magandang lugar sa mga seminars and conventions,,, been to Talisay City last Feb. sayang nga lang Sir ala masyado time kya the Ruins lang napuntahan:)
    I've missed ur blog Sir Gil,,, been busy dis past few months!

  3. The place is perfect for team building activities and social nights

  4. Such a perfect place for family vacation. It really looks so beautiful and not that pricey for a big group. Sa Sagay Wing ako titira kasi I want to see those artworks na nakadisplay. yay!

  5. It looks like a family friendly resort. I like that. Between FM and I, we already have 3 kids haha.

  6. That's cool about being a teacher you get to visit resorts for your team building! At least you get to relax a bit before the school starts.

  7. Adding this up to my list just in case we would be at Talisay City. ^_^

  8. Nature's Village has certainly improved. It's been a while since I visited the place.

  9. galing!! this is a nice place! :)

  10. Perfect place for large gatherings...
    Very spacious, good venue for seminars
    as well. The swimming pool is very huge
    and the water seems so refreshing cold.

  11. the place looks better plus enough for the budget as well.. :)

  12. thanks for sharing this is very informative

  13. wow!! complete information way to go sir!! ganda ng swimming din!! nice to have and do some laps there!! xx

  14. This would be a nice place to stay in Bacolod.

  15. Yay for the wide pool! This is perfect for family! Didn't know there's a place like this in Bacolod! A must to go place for vacation! :)

  16. really great place for family outing :D

  17. looks inetersting! il be in panay for 10 days this july! il check this out.

  18. I will definitely check this one out. I have a question though , I was in Talisay City a couple of days ago , is it near the ruins?

  19. Hotel looks great. Yey go green! Go for sustainable development!

  20. the place looks huge great for events.. thanks for sharing this one will take note for future reference. thanks

  21. The place looks conducive to group activities and events. :)

  22. cool resort! looks great for families.

  23. With those affordable rates, I'm sure most bloggers who will read this (me included) may add this on their respective lists. ^_^

  24. Your hotel review convinced me to go in this place. I hope that I will invite my colleagues to have our seminars/workshops in this hotel/resort.

  25. ganda nung venue tapos ang laki pa ng pool. i think its a good place to relax since its more of a nature type envi.