There are times that we will doubt our capacities thinking we haven’t really moved that far, and we haven’t really accomplished that much.
If you think that the world spins a little faster every day and you’re falling far behind from the rest of the crowd, the best way to catch up is to slow down, recharge from all its craziness and come out stronger and braver again.
A visit to laidback and peaceful destinations is a great way to release tension. Kawa Inn in Tibiao, Antique stands as a good option for this. This inn is nestled in a place where serenity is abundant and where the over-all theme of its accommodation exudes excessive homey feels.
The place offers a memorable and life-changing stay experience that will help us redeem ourselves from the pits of self-doubts and anxieties. The rooms are uniquely designed to resemble that of the native interiors we see in the rural areas, far from the stress of the city. They are made mostly of bamboos and other indigenous materials that can give us a full rustic mood.
Each room showcases the banig (traditional hand-woven sleeping mat), sadok (wide-brimmed hat made of palm leaves) and abaca (a type of textile native to the Philippines). The rooms come with bunk bed and double beds that are good for sharing of up to 6-12 people per room. Airconditioned or family back-packers room – they have choices that will fit to your group’s taste.
During daytime, you will have all the time to enjoy their swimming pool filled with cold water. From the pool, you are treated with an expansive view of the wide green rice fields, the mountains from afar, and the big chunks of clouds hovering just above them. The serenity of this place is overwhelming you’ll have enough of it to meditate and affirm yourself of all the hardwork you have done.
While here, you can also choose to pamper yourself to a spa with a twist. Fish spa at Tibia Fish Spa sounds exciting as it should be since the ‘spa therapists’ are fishes. You’ll just have to dip your feet into the waters and fishes will start nibbling your feet callouses, giving you tiny tickles and relaxing over-all mood.
The town of Tibiao also hosts several spots other than Kawa Inn that will boost the fun during your visit in Antique. With its wild river, waterfalls and mountainous landscape comes exciting activities like white water rafting, rope climbing, swimming, cliff diving and the famous Kawa Bath.
RATES & OTHER INFORMATION
- Entrance: P20
- Opening Hours: 8AM – 5PM
- Banga Room or Kawayan Room: P1,558 (good for 2 persons, with breakfast)
- Family Aircon Room
- P2,400: 3-4 persons
- P3,000: 5 persons
- P3,600: 6 persons
- P4,800: 8 persons
- P6,000: 10 persons
- Corkage fee: NA
- Contact numbers: 09174503121
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KawaInnTibiao/
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Purok 12 Brgy. Malabor, Tibiao, Antique – inside Tibiao Fish Spa compound
BY COMMUTE: If you’re coming from Iloilo, just ride a yellow Ceres bus bound to Aklan and advise the driver to drop you at Tibiao, Antique. Travel time is around 3-4hours. From Tibiao’s arch, ride a habal-habal going to Kawa Inn in Tibiao Fish Spa compound. Alternatively, if you are coming from Godofredo P. Ramos Airport in Caticlan, Aklan, you can ride a bus/van plying the Iloilo via the San Jose route. Let the driver know you’re heading to Tibiao, Antique.
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Tibiao Fish Spa” in Tibiao, Antique. Parking space is available.
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