Sampaguita Gardens Resort is a 2.6 – hectare resort in New Washington, Aklan. The establishment has 24 standard rooms, 6 Deluxe Rooms and 5 Executive Suites, 2 Garden Cottages, 2 Family Suites and a Honeymoon Suite.
It is the brainchild of Samuel John Butcher, an American artist and creator of Precious Moments artworks that promote messages of loving, caring and sharing. Aside of being a resort, Sampaguita Gardens is well known in Aklan for its doll museum, the Jojo’s Christmas Cottage, a 3-storey Victorian building with a year-round Christmas theme.
Inside the cottage is the collection of Precious Moments dolls, which can be distinguished by doll’s teardrop loving eyes. Overflowing adorable dolls are displayed and are for sale. Located at the first floor are varieties of dolls exhibited, from their signature dolls, angels, dolls wearing Ati-atihan inspired costumes and up to the celebrity dolls.
|The Aquino Family: Cory, Ninoy & Kris Aquino|
At the second floor, this life - size Santa Claus greeted thousands of kids that visited this Christmas house and brought joy to each one of them, in the same level, more than fifteen 10 ft. tall Christmas trees were uniquely decorated with each one of a kind motif.
At the third floor, more Christmas figures are placed here.
Feel the yuletide season at Sampaguita Gardens all year round!
How to get here: Located at New Washington, Aklan, is a 30-40 minutes jeepney ride from Kalibo town proper for 30Php.