10 RESORT RESIDENCES

10 Resort Residences


Looking for a private and exclusive setting for your next vacation or outing? Try these resort residences.

By Seleena Kate Male
May 25, 2012


Various parts of the Philippines are steadily becoming hotspots for luxury real estate, with resort residences gaining traction among buyers. Boasting luxurious amenities typically found in vacation resorts, developers position these communities as ways to escape to your very own paradise and live your dream vacation everyday.

Resort residences are usually condominium buildings or complexes, or residential subdivisions that follow a certain theme. This theme is exhibited in the architecture, landscaping, and amenities of the community. While the vacation units are mostly purchased by well-to-do families as second homes, regular vacationers can also take advantage of these developments by staying in the available accommodations (usually with proper endorsement) or by using the facilities for events, day trips, or outings.

If you're looking for a more private and exclusive vacation experience-or if you're looking to purchase a second home that makes you feel like you're on vacation every day-check out these developments.

The Lakeshore

Mexico, Pampanga

The Lakeshore, developed by Central Country Real Estate, Inc., is the first luxury lakeside community in the country. Channeling a quaint Mediterranean village atmosphere, it features scenic boardwalks, lakeside restaurants, and a promenade with street cafés. The 12 hectare man-made lake serves as the setting for various adventures such as fishing, sailing, and kayaking. More than just a residential community, it also has a waterfront resort hotel, a business park, a school, and a church.

Camaya Coast

Mariveles, Bataan

Camaya Coast is an Earth & Shore Leisure Communities Corporation development that comprises residential subdivisions, beach villas, and a commercial center. Striking a balance between the organic and the urban, the development offers a beautiful beach, breathtaking views, nature parks, waterfalls, hiking and biking trails, as well as restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, and retail outlets.

Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club

Bataan

Anvaya Cove is a contemporary Asian development by Ayala Land, Inc. that offers both a residential community and memberships to access the facilities. Situated amid lush forest greens while offering easy access to the beach, it offers much for nature lovers. Anvaya Cove caters to families, offering pools, a nature trail, a kiddie village, and even a library and game room. Residents and members can also treat themselves to sumptuous fare at the Bamboo Café or a rejuvenating massage at the Veda Spa.

Azure Urban Resort Residences

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Photo courtesy of Azure Urban Resort Residences

Bicutan

Best known for being endorsed by American socialite Paris Hilton, the Azure is a Century Properties project that sets out to set the standard for tropical living in the 21st century. Apart from its nine buildings, the property will feature an artificial beach with an organically formed landscape, a clubhouse, an open park, a Zen garden, multiple playgrounds, a lap pool with cascading waterfalls, a kiddie water slide, a poolside bar, a beach volleyball area, and a basketball court.

TRIbeca Private Residences

Sucat

This joint venture of Landco Pacific Corporation and ATR KimEng Land, Inc. is a modern-themed condominium complex situated in a sprawling 9.7 hectare property. Promising the height of urban resort living, the property features a water park equipped with a beach pool, floating pads, a kids' water playground, an infinity pool, a Jacuzzi, and a sunken bar, among other things. It also comes with a central park with green spaces and attractions, as well as a clubhouse.

Terrazas de Punta Fuego

Nasugbu, Batangas

Dubbed by many as "the French Riviera of the Philippines," Nasugbu is home to the exclusive Punta Fuego communities. Terrazas de Punta Fuego is a Landco property that offers three distinct lifestyles: the fusion of Asian and Western cultures in the Amara en Terrazas, a seaside residential resort community; the tranquil mountain getaway that is The Peak, which has one of the highest elevations of the area and offers spectacular views; and the Hispanic and Tropical Asian-inspired The Ridge, which is located on gently sloping terrain facing the South China Sea.

Kawayan Cove

Nasugbu, Batangas

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Photo courtesy of Azure Urban Resort Residences

Focusing on the conservation of the natural environment, this seaside residential community offers both lush green natural surroundings and a 650-meter white sand beach. Its most prominent feature is the Bamboo Beach, which comes with amenities such as a park, picnic area, children's playground and kiddie pool, an amphitheater, a tennis court, a basketball court, and a Meditation Point. Developed by Edge Properties Development Corp., the Bamboo Beach Club is exclusive to lot and homeowners.

Playa Calatagan

Calatagan, Batangas

Best known for its Spanish provincial charm and laid back ambience, this Landco property is a popular destination among many of the country's elite. The seaside residential subdivision provides residents with access to exclusive beach club facilities, which include adult and kiddie pools, beachfront sports areas, and a playground; the central park, which can host various outdoor activities; the hilltop clubhouse, which has panoramic views of the Calatagan coastline; and the leisure park, which is home to dining, retail, wellness, and personal services establishments.

Boracay Newcoast

Boracay

Located in the country's beach capital, this Megaworld Corporation and Global Estate Resorts Inc. development allows beach lovers easy access to the island's famed stretches of white sand and pulsating nightlife. Patterned after Mediterranean villages, Miami's South Beach, and Key West's Fishing Village, the development is positioned to be not just a residential community, but a large-scale tourism-oriented complex. It will include an 18-hole championship golf course, world-class hotels, and a Grand Plaza, which is an entertainment center complete with restaurants, bars, and shops.

Amara

Liloan, Cebu

This joint venture of Cebu Holdings, Inc. and Coastal Highpoint Ventures, Inc. is envisioned to be a rustic, seaside enclave for families. It will feature a clubhouse with an infinity swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and beach bar; a sports and recreation club with basketball court, badminton court, and gym; a serenity park with lush green landscaping, gazebos, a fish pond, and waterfalls; a picnic grove; the Amara North Seamless Parks; the Esplanade and seaside decks; a boardwalk; and a loading/unloading fair-weather wharf.

To see more resort residences and other property developments, visit MyProperty.ph.