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This Highland Resort in Silay, Negros Is Your Sanctuary Up the Mountain

Here’s where you can relax and be at ease in Silay, Negros!

By: Mira Maestrecampo | August 10, 2022
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Ilaya Highland Resort, mountain resort, Silay

The beguiling, panoramic view says it all—experience this mountain resort that lets you have that well-deserved breather.

Images: Ilaya Highland Resort Facebook page

Camping in the mountains is always a great adventure idea, especially if you are the type of traveler who loves nature. Road trips while admiring the green hills of Negros Occidental, lush trees, heavenly clouds, and inhaling the fresh air is one excellent adventure idea that complements journeying and exploring the mountains. Experience solitude up the mountains when you glamorously camp at Ilaya Highland Resort. Nestled in the Paris of Negros, Silay City, this gorgeous retreat mountain resort lets you be high with nature.

Craving for an adventure where you can be one with nature at Ilaya Highland Resort

Ilaya Highland Resort, mountain resort, Silay

The quick road trip up the mountains of Patag leads you to this majestic mountain resort.

Image: Ilaya Highland Resort Facebook page

Inhale the fresh breeze, exhale the worries, and experience the coziest relaxation you’ll ever have at Ilaya Highland Resort. The secluded mountain resort is situated in the mountains of Patag, Silay City, where the cool breeze envelopes the stunning mountains of Negros Occidental. Ilaya Highland Resort has Balinese-inspired interiors and overall structure, making it a cozy and sophisticated place hidden up the mountains that is perfect for family vacations, glamping with friends, and even alone time with yourself.

The name of the highland mountain resort, ‘Ilaya´, is a Hiligaynon word that means inland, land-ward, remote from the sea, toward the end, or up the river. As its name suggests, Ilaya Highland Resort is an inland sanctuary located at the ends of the mountains in Patag, Silay City. You can escape up there and be amazed by the picturesque views, inhale the fresh air, or sit, relax, and watch the overwhelmingly serene surroundings.

Your sanctuary up the mountains

Ilaya Highland Resort, mountain resort, Silay

Ilaya Highland Resort features facilities and amenities that let you completely relax in the mountains.

Image: Ilaya Highland Resort Facebook page

The idyllic facilities of Ilaya Highland Resort include an infinity pool, a restaurant, a couple of glamping spots and tents, room accommodation, and day tour itineraries. The entrance fee upon entering the highland mountain resort is PhP200, inclusive of free complimentary brewed coffee or iced tea. The entrance fee is guaranteed worth it, knowing that all the views of the resort are yours, plus the entire premise you get to be in when you enter Ilaya Highland Resort. However, children three feet below are free of charge.

Ilaya Highland Resort’s infinity pool overlooks the mountains, and you can either choose to relax and swim or sip your cocktail by the poolside. Refresh with the highland mountain resort’s vast and cold infinity pool. Pool use is at PhP100, part of the mountain resort’s day visit rates.

Ilaya Highland Resort, mountain resort, Silay

Experience an unforgettable dinner on a breezy, starry night.

Image: Ilaya Highland Resort Facebook page

Are you worried about what you’ll eat or drink? You do not have to since Ilaya Highland Resort in Silay, Negros, has an in-house restaurant that serves its signature ‘Pamahaw’ or all-day breakfast meals served with coffee or juice, steamed or garlic rice, danggit or palad flakes, and your choice of eggs. The restaurant serves continental breakfast such as waffles, French toast, and flavored pieces of bread. This mountain resort also offer starters or appetizers, salads and vegetables, soups, noodles and pasta, delicious main course meals, pizza, sandwiches, desserts, blended smoothies, coffee, blended frappes, and more. The wide array of food selections at Ilaya Highland Resort’s restaurant accompanies the all-out mountain relaxation, furthering your wanderlust enjoyment.

Amenities, rates, and accommodation at Ilaya Highland Resort

Ilaya Highland Resort, mountain resort, Silay

Experience glamping like no other—plus the endless mountain views when you wake up and before sleeping at night.

Image: Ilaya Highland Resort Facebook page

You can also utilize the cottage accommodations at this mountain resort in Silay such as the Hut, which can accommodate a maximum of six guests at PhP500, rent the Nipa for PhP1,000 for a maximum of nine persons, the Cabana at PhP1,500 which can hold a maximum of 12 guests, and the Pavillion for only PhP3,500 which can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests. They also have the Pavillion Sharing accommodation with tables and chairs for only PhP500, which can accommodate six persons.

Ilaya Highland Resort is firm with its goal of offering guests genuine serenity outdoors. The cottages, glamping tents, and room villas are furnished and built in modern elegance without compromising the familiarity and comfort—like you’re just relaxing at your home up the mountains. A day tour is not enough, and you can stay longer at the mountain resort for an overnight stay.

For overnight accommodations, Ilaya Highland Resort offers its cozy, glamping tents. Rates of glamping accommodation include the entrance fee, access to the infinity pool, a complimentary welcome drink, exclusive use of glamping grounds, a bonfire, and a hearty, complimentary breakfast. Glamping tent accommodation comes at different rates depending on the number of people to be accommodated —PhP4,800, which is suitable for two persons, PhP8,500, which is good for four persons, and PhP12,500 for six persons.

Tent amenities at Ilaya Highland Resort include towels, dental kits, complimentary bottled water, and a standard comfort room with a hot and cold shower.

Ilaya Highland Resort, mountain resort, Silay

All rooms at Ilaya Highland Resort are decorated in natively modern designs, inducing a homey vibe.

Image: Ilaya Highland Resort Facebook page

If you want a more luxurious stay at Ilaya Highland Resort, you can avail yourself of the mountain resort’s overnight villa room accommodations. Villa Room accommodations include amenities like the glamping tents, and all Villa Rooms are fully air-conditioned. All Villa Room accommodation rates per night have entrance fees, infinity pool access, a welcome drink, a bonfire, and a delicious, complimentary breakfast.

You can choose from four Villa Room accommodation options, and rates depend on the number of people accommodated in each room. Villa Room for two persons is at PhP8,800, a room for three is at PhP10,300, a room for four is at PhP11,800, and a space for five is at PhP13,300.

Address: Barangay Patag 6116 Silay City, Philippines
Distance: from Bacolod-Silay Airport Building, Q2G7+MWF, Silay City, Negros Occidental via J.Pitong Ledesma St. and Silay-Lantawan Road – 36 minutes (26.0 km)
Contact Number: 0968 8511550
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilayahighlandresort

Enjoying God’s creation is one of the many fun yet serene adventures you can have, and the sock-shaped island of Negros Occidental and heritage of Silay City offer more of that. Ilaya Highland Resort is a gem hidden in the mountains that lets you have a destressing break after weeks and days of the busy ritual in the city.

If you want to add more stunning spots to your travel list to Negros, visit Yoorekka Magazine and browse through different beaches, resorts, glamping sites, and hotels!

Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions. For now, keep safe!

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About Mira Maestrecampo
Mira - with a long surname - is a girl who dreams of becoming a news anchor someday, in God's perfect time. She loves to read books and eat different kinds of cheesy or saucy food. A coffee addict and a dog lover, she loves long hugs, hot coffee on an afternoon break with friends, or simply sleeping all day with her stuffed unicorns.
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