A  Tourism Landmark:


Sampaguita Gardens is a major investment that helped establish the municipality of New washington as a tourist destination, Sampaguita Gardens is recognized as a major landmark in the Travel & Trade Industry.




           1.  Everyday is Christmas at Sampaguita Gardens because we have Jojo’s Christmas Cottage, the first all-year round Christmas store in the Philippines;

           2. Sampaguita Gardens’ Butterfly Farm was the first in Western Visayas. The facility is currently being converted into an Interactive Eco-Center featuring murals and large panels espousing environmental causes;

           3. Oriental Flavors Restaurant is the first fine dining restaurant in mainland Aklan that offers a fusion of Thai & Chinese cuisine;

           4. The Spa @ Sampaguita Gardens is the first world-class Spa in mainland Aklan.




1.   Western Visayas’ Best Resort (Class AA) during the Regional Tourism Excellence Award 2007 from the Department of Tourism Region VI;

2.   Western Visayas’ Best Resort (Class AA) during the Regional Tourism Excellence Award 2006 from the Department of Tourism Region VI;

3.   Most Outstanding Resort from the Global Awards for Marketing Excellence 2005 (Symbol of Agora Excellence) by the Philippine Marketing Practitioners Association, Inc., Business Asia Magazine, the Asia-Pacific Global Awards for Marketing Excellence, Inc., and the Agora Institute for Marketing Excellence

4.   Most Outstanding Resort (Visayas Awards) during the 2005 Philippine Marketing Excellence Awards, an honor bestowed by the Philippine Marketing Excellence Awards Institute, the Asian Institute of Marketing and Entrepreneurship and the Marketing Insights Magazine.


Icon of Hospitality:


The resort is an attraction in itself, and true to its Vision, is focused on a dynamic and motivated organization that continues to grow and prosper as it provides world-class amenities and services to an ever-growing clientele.




The Mission of Sampaguita Gardens is to operate a world-class resort that values customer satisfaction at every encounter, providing a seamless experience from reservation to departure, and, cognizant of its role as a good corporate citizen, Sampaguita Gardens is committed to its employees as it moves forward to achieve superior return on shareholders investment.


A Green Resort:


The management of Sampaguita gardens persistently explores ways in order to save money while maintaining quality service in our highly competitive industry. We have espoused “green housekeeping” which initially cost us more but eventually made us remarkably efficient financially and ecologically.


Among the approaches we have adopted not just as business strategy but as a lifestyle are waste reduction with special emphasis on recycling; energy conservation which focuses on more efficient lighting fixtures as we optimize energy resources; pollution control that highlights prevention by taking on board materials, equipment and collateral supplies that mitigate contamination, effluence and greenhouse gasses.


We currently have systems in place for our Waste Reduction/recycling Program; resource Conservation; and Pollution Prevention.


Socially Responsible:


Our Civic Projects and other contributions to society include programs and projects that benefit special sectors such as education (classrooms, school supplies and other support facilities such as scholarships); addresses issues such as malnutrition, supports development of trade and industry; sponsors sports development programs; and advances the cause for differently-abled children.




Today, Sampaguita Gardens provides employment for hundreds of Aklanons as well as training opportunities for students not just from Aklan and nearby provinces but from as far as northern Luzon and southern Minadanao.




a)     Friendly service has become our hallmark because our best assets, our people, are naturally friendly and accommodating.

b.)   Facilities, Features and Services in the resort are world-class.



Hotel Rooms & Suites



The resort has currently seven (7) types of rooms. Each type provides guests with a distinctive appeal and comfort.


24 Standard Rooms


Features In-room Telephone, Hot & cold shower, Bath Tub, Tea and Coffee Making facilities, Cable TV, Room Service from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (with 10% service charge), complimentary bottled water, complimentary toiletries, laundry & pressing service at cost, complimentary use of swimming pool and fitness center, free circus rides between 4:30 to 5:30 in the afternoon, free tours to the SJB Mansion, JCC Museum of Christmas Museum and Precious Moments Gallery. Accommodation also includes complimentary breakfast and free airport transfers on arrival and departure.


6 Deluxe Rooms


Same Features/Amenities/Facilities as Standard Rooms and features bigger room area with refrigerator, minibar and in-room dining facilities. Please note that some of our Deluxe Rooms have a different bathroom configuration and may not include a bath tub.


5 Executive Suites


Same Features/Amenities/Facilities as De luxe Rooms plus bigger room space and living room area.


2 Garden Cottages


Same features/amenities/facilities as premium Rooms but a bigger floor area plus an outdoor shower in addition to a regular toilet and bath with tub. With an interconnecting door that makes both cottages ideal for families or large groups.

• 1 Honeymoon Suite


Same amenities / facilities as our Premium Rooms plus dining & living areas, dressing room, fresh flower arrangement and rose petals, breakfast in bed upon request.


• 2 Family Suites


A 2-bedroom Suite with the same amenities/facilities as Deluxe Rooms plus dining and living areas.


• 8 Gallery Rooms / Economy Rooms    


Can accommodate a maximum of 20 persons with adjoining WC and shower areas, Tea and Coffee Making facilities, Cable TV, complimentary toiletries, Laundry and pressing service at cost, Complimentary use of Fitness Center and swimming pools, Free tours to the Chapel, Mansion/Museum, Precious Moments Gallery & JCC Museum of Christmas. Free Circus rides between 4:30 to 5:30 in the afternoon. Accommodation does not include breakfast and airport transfers.

Our outdoor venues include the following:


The Portico Lawn and garden of Jojo’s Christmas Cottage can accommodate a maximum of 600 persons. The elegant 3-storey Victorian cottage decked in decorative lights serves as a charming and picturesque backdrop. It is the perfect setting for once in a lifetime occasions.


The Waterfront Venue gives a memorable flare to any reception, brunch, barbecue, graduation party or awards ceremony. It can accommodate a maximum capacity of 800 persons.


The Oriental Garden can accommodate a maximum capacity of 200 persons. If   you want a garden setting for your memorable occasion, the Oriental Garden is the venue of choice hereabouts.


The SPA Garden is perfect for intimate parties and special occasions for up to 50 persons.


Educational & Recreational Facilities


Samuel J. Butcher Mansion


Sampaguita Gardens traces its origin and development to this retirement home of artist par excellence Sam Butcher. This Thai-inspired abode features an extensive collection of antiques and contemporary Asian pieces. Among the rare finds are an  Opium bed which is almost 400 years old, Louis XIV furniture, Faberge eggs, glass-encased gossamer silk embroidery, Ningyo (traditional Japanese dolls) and silk Persian carpets.


Jojo’s Fitness Center


It features a state-of-the-art gym, which is equipped with ample equipments for guests and gym members to enjoy. Hotel guests can use the center free of charge. Opens daily from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm.


Sampaguita Gardens Spa

A haven of rest and relaxation, The Spa @ Sampaguita Gardens is manned by well-trained and licensed massage therapists who will help de-stress your body, boost your energy level and enhance your wellness from head to toe. Open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., reservations are encouraged to optimize your Spa experience.

Jojo's Christmas Cottage


This 3-storey Victorian building is the first and only establishment in the Philippines that celebrates Christmas all year round. It is home to Precious Moments, one of the world’s most recognizable lifestyle brands with bisque figurines, dolls, pins, posters and other Precious Moments collectibles.  


JCC Museum of Christmas

The upper floors of Jojo’s Christmas Cottage feature the JCC Museum of Christmas, the first of its kind in Asia. The Museum is a repository of an extensive, eclectic and highly-specialized collection of things associated with Christmas. It offers a journey of discovery into how Christmas is celebrated around the world and imparts a unique experience and sophisticated insight into other cultures through invaluable and priceless collectibles, objet d’art, masterworks, artifacts, information and trivia. JCC is open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.


Sammy’s Circus Rides


A rainbow in motion featuring a mini-train that travels counter-clockwise, a ferris wheel and an 18-horse carousel. Inspired by Sam Butcher’s love for kids, Sammy’s Circus Rides is open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily with free rides for kids from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily. 


Adult & Children’s Pool


The Adult pool has a rectangular shape with an area of 216 sq.m. and 4 to 10 feet depth. Adjacent to the adult pool is the Children’s pool with an area of 108 sq. m. and 1 to 2 feet depth. The swimming pools are open from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. during weekdays and from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on weekends.

Precious Moments Gallery


A mini-museum that honors the life and works of Samuel John Butcher featuring rare Precious Moments pieces from bisque figurines, dolls and other collectibles. Most of the items on display are rare Precious Moments pieces that are no longer available in the market. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Precious Moments Meditation Chapel


Inspired by the Sistine Chapel in Rome, the precious Moments Meditation Chapel is a replica of a major tourist attraction at the precious Moments Park in Carthage, Missouri. Painstakingly hand-painted by Sam Butcher (including the ceiling), the Chapel is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The facility opened in October of 2006 and has become a very popular attraction.

Sampaguita  Gardens has become famous for celebrating Christmas all year round, and the Ceremonial Switch-On of Lights every last Saturday of October has become a much-awaited tradition among resort regulars.


With a host of exciting events, a wealth of options for rest and recreation, and an array of possibilities, Sampaguita Gardens Resort is more than just a destination but an experience.


For reservations and inquiries,


Please contact Sampaguita Gardens Resort at (036) 264-4175 / 09232651114 / 09436569422 or email them at