Iláya Retreat Spa: Your Wellness Sanctuary

If you are longing for a relaxing and comforting retreat, full of wellness and bliss, then, Iláya Retreat Spa is the perfect place for you. 

Ilaya Retreat Spa of Damires Hills Tierra Verde Leisure Farm inland resort now offers world-class spa and wellness experience that showcases Filipino ingenuity; nurturing every guest with a healing touch. Damires Hills is a hidden paradise nestled in the lush and green mountains of Janiuay, Iloilo, thus offering serene surroundings for a destination made for relaxing wellness retreats.


Iláya is an Ilonggo word which means near the mountains or countryside. So, this spa is a great way to escape from the busy life of the city and to conjoin with the nature. Inspired by its founders’ native Ilonggo roots, the spa truly embodies Ilonggo culture, and traditions.


Iláya Retreat Spa is the brainchild of Anecito "Atho" V. Dela Cruz, Jr., an expert advisor and renowned consultant in the spa and wellness arena in the Philippines, supporting companies that promote Filipino inspired therapy called, "Hilot". Within the spa and wellness industry, Atho holds an impressive track record  in  establishing resort  SPA’s in different  parts  of the country. He is also one of the pioneering  member of the SPA Association of the Philippines established in 2008. His deep industry experience established some famous SPA’s such as  Amanpulo Luxury Resort and Spa in Palawan, Amorita Resort Bohol in Panlao Island Bohol, Amuma Spa Maribago Bluewater Resort in Lapu-Lapu City Cebu, Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Savoy Hotel and Belmont Hotel in Boracay island. Spa Consultant of Chi The Spa of Shangrila Edsa Hotel Manila and Samal Escape of Discovery Shore Samal Island in Davao.


Iláya Retreat Spa offers a distinctly Ilonggo-branded spa menu featuring treatments like “Rutay,” an Ilonggo version of a deep tissue massage that uses slow strokes and deep finger pressure to relieve tension from the deepest layers of your muscles, “Lughud” the Ilonggo version of Hot Stone Massage, and “Hilot sa Iláya” Traditional Signature massage, a 2-hour authentic Filipino Spa experience of rituals that utilizes native healing techniques and nature's wisdom.

Everything that Iláya Retreat Spa offers is deeply rooted in local traditions, from spa treatments, accommodations, materials used, to the drinks offered to guests after each therapy. They also introduce the SUG-ILIG - energy flow meditative movement morning exercise.  SUG from Ilonggo word “kusug” which means energy and “ILIG” means flow.  It is a slow movement exercise that synchronizes with deep breathing, thus in increases blood flow and releases dense energy and stuck energy  your magnetic field, which can give you the right energy to start the whole day.  Each guest is pampered with holistic healing experience in an environment that nourishes one’s well-being, and helps one find inner balance and harmony.


From being a typical luxury leisure resort and hotel destination, Damires Hills Tierra Verde Leisure Farm Hotel is now committed to offering holistic spa therapies that offer unique lifestyle experiences! Also, Ilaya Retreat Spa will soon offer a wider range of services aimed at personal health and wellness such as yoga retreats, detox programs, energy-healing, stress management workshop, silent mindfulness meditation retreat, energy medicine healing retreat, wellness retreat, sound healing retreat, and more. It also aims to provide guests with a rewarding and relaxing vacation (experience) by offering more services such as body scrubs, body wraps, and facials which will be available soon.


Revive your senses, invigorate your body, and find your inner balance at Iláya Retreat Spa, a wellness sanctuary that provides perfect ambiance for relaxing, and reconnecting with nature!