Cintai Corito’s Garden

Cintai Corito’s Garden

Private Balinese garden sanctuary tucked away in Balete, Batangas
By Krissie G. Pacia

Cintai Corito's Garden is a lushly landscaped private sanctuary with Balinese-inspired landscaping and architecture.


Photo courtesy of Cintai Corito's Garden
  • Sitio Pandayan, Malabanan Balete, Batangas
  • Located approximately two hours from Manila, near Lipa, Batangas
  • Accessible via private and public transportation
  • Surrounded by gardens, greenery, and stone structures

Ideal for:

  • Soul searchers looking for a haven accessible to, yet a world away from, the busy city
  • Romantic weddings, family holidays, day trips, retreats, and company outings


  • A Balinese-inspired garden resort meant to be a picturesque sanctuary and venue for quiet events, retreats, and getaways
  • Has an impressive collection of intricate hand-carved and painted stone walls, embellished wooden doors and ceilings, and sprawling lush landscaping
    Photo courtesy of Cintai Corito's Garden
  • Design uses a lot of polished wood, stone, and temple-like pavilions
  • Overall feel is that of a serene paradise


  • A five hectare garden resort with 18 uniquely themed villas
  • Villas do not have television or Wi-Fi facilities to enhance the total getaway experience
  • Villa types include:
    • Terrace Villa
    • Garden Villa
    • Executive Villa


  • Television and Wi-Fi internet available at the Pavilion Abadi
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Garden area
  • Cabanas and trellised areas
  • Open grounds and pavilions that can accommodate different activities and events
  • Four swimming pools
    Photo courtesy of Cintai Corito's Garden
  • Public shower areas and changing rooms
  • Playground and mini zoo with monkeys, eagles, and peacocks inside spacious cages
  • Farm animals, such as alpacas, mini horses, spotted deer, and donkeys, roaming around the resort, which children are free to pet
  • On-call masseuses
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Cintai Corito’s Garden at Night

Pronounced “Chin-tai,” the Indonesian word for love, Cintai by Corito’s Garden started as a private family rest house, where Corito, the matriarch, found comfort and serenity after she was diagnosed with a terminal disease. When she passed, Corito’s husband and four children lovingly developed the property into a paradise as a tribute.

Cintai Corito’s Garden Driveway

Guests are in for a stress-free retreat; upon arrival, they are welcomed by their personal butlers and are served fresh welcoming drinks of coconut or dalandan juice. They can also enjoy a traditional merienda of suman Balete, banana fritters and Barako coffee.

Cintai Corito’s Garden Terrace Villa

Best for small groups, the Terrace Villa has two queen-sized beds and can accommodate four people. It is fitted with a bathroom, a personal bar refrigerator, and its own terrace.

Cintai Corito’s Garden Garden Villa

The Garden Villa was built for groups of six and has three queen-sized beds, a daybed with table setting, a personal bar refrigerator, and its own terrace.

Cintai Corito’s Garden Executive Villa

The largest of the villas, the Executive Villa can accommodate six to eight people, and has its own jacuzzi, specially designed bar, terrace, and pocket garden where meals can be served so guests can dine al fresco while enjoying nature.

Cintai Corito’s Garden Garden with Bar

The garden area overlooking the pool can accommodate 100 people and has its own bar. Guests can enjoy traditional Filipino fare which is served daily, while Thai and Indonesian cuisine is served on weekends.

Cintai Corito’s Garden Gazebo with Garden

Balinese-inspired gazebos boast authentic tegula roof tiles, elegant sconces, and hand-carved roof edges. The gazebos can accommodate a maximum of 150 people and serve as a romantic venue for weddings. They can also be utilized as spacious venues for company activities.

Cintai Corito’s Garden Pavilion Tresna

The elegant Pavilion Tresna has a grand hand-carved wooden entrance imported from Bali. It can accommodate up to 200 people. The ballroom is fitted with metallic black flooring, two elegant chandeliers, and authentic hand-carved “Joglo” ceilings and sandstone “Gebyok” doors (traditional Javanese-carved teak wooden doors), which are among the several authentic wood and stone masterpieces especially imported from Bali.

Cintai Corito’s Garden Cabanas and Trellises

Guests can enjoy the scenery and serenity from cabanas and trellises scattered around the resort.

Cintai Corito’s Garden Swimming Pool

The resort has four freeform swimming pools with lounge beds, waterfalls, and tables and chairs.

Cintai Corito’s Garden Animals

This child-friendly resort is also a roaming ground for a variety of familiar and exotic animals which guests are free to pet.
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