Royale Tagaytay Estate and Country Club again is technically in Alfonso Town (the town after Tagaytay City) but still part of the Tagaytay Mountain Ridge. It is Owned by the Santa Lucia Realty Group, a large property conglomerate in the philippines. The spawling Complex has a 9 hole golf course, a Condotel called Sunrise, Townhouses, a Subdivision, Country Club, food and Beverage Outlets. In the Country Clubm there are conputerized Ten Pin Bowling, Squash and Handball and Tennis and Badminton Courts and the Main Food Outlet, the Alfonso's Dining, which specializes in Buffets. Unfortunately you have to be a member or a guest of a member to be able to enjoy these things.
Alfonso, Cavite is so near, just after Tagaytay City, so it is very easy to go to for a joyride. VTers Barbie a.k.a. barbie_sunrise and Emkei a.k.a. missmarianne went with me and hubby for a roadtrip recently, and we had a swell time. Guess who went with us? See pictures in my travelogue.
Sonya's Garden used to be a private vacation sanctuary, but was later opened to the public. Walk-in guests can buy organic vegetables, herbal plants and baked items at their Country Store, and may even try to have reflexology or body massage. However, prior reservation is required for dining and overnight stay.
The ambiance at Sonya's Garden is so rejuvenating.
The ambience in Alfonso's of Royale Tagaytay Country Club is so inviting, with its beautiful interior decor and table centerpieces, live piano music, serenaders, and of course- good food. These, plus the personalized service of waiters/food attendants. You can opt to dine at the main dining hall, a private room or at the patio for a refreshing sight of the skies and golf area.
Favorite Dish: Guests can choose to have eat-all-you-can buffet lunch, but my favorites are the grilled liempo that goes with soup, rice and atchara, or the fish and chips meal. I'm gaga over their dayap shake and watermelon shake, as well as their blueberry cheesecake.