13 Dec Siquijor boasts landmark project to open mid-2020
Located in Central Visayas, Siquijor boasts of virgin white-sand coastline, clear turquoise waters, pristine reefs, enchanting waterfalls and caves which offer a more exclusive and exciting version of a world-famous Philippine getaway.
Previously called Isla de Fuego by the Spanish due to the warm glow from the fireflies in the molave trees of the island, Siquijor lies southeast from Cebu and Negros across Cebu Strait and southwest from Bohol. It is by no means one of the Philippines’ most exciting destinations, especially with its reputation as a mystical island full of magical practices by its inhabitants.
To add to its feature as a vacationer’s paradise, a landmark project is being developed within a 20-hectare property set to open in the island by 2020.
Called Adama Resort Siquijor, the super luxury resort with 250 well-appointed rooms is built along its own private white sand cove and top-notch amenities that highlight the natural beauty and topography of the island — by 8990 Leisure and Resorts, a subsidiary of 8990 (HOUSE).
The new development marks the company’s first venture in the luxury resort category.
The master plan includes a central foyer that highlights the island’s natural scenery; rooms that are expertly designed to take advantage of natural light enhanced by the use of relaxing earth tone colors; and luxury cabanas beside Siquijor beach’s crystal clear waters. These masterfully designed amenities will be complemented by an exclusive butler service.
According to 8990 Leisure and Resorts president Lowell Yu, the pioneering development will tap the relatively undiscovered tourism potential of Siquijor island whose natural landscape can rival some of the most popular tourism destinations in the country.
“Siquijor’s pristine reefs, white sand beaches and its reputation as a mystical island has captured the imagination of tourists who have visited the province,” Yu said, who is also the man behind high-end membership shopping chain Landers Superstore, Popeyes Chicken, Kuya J, Isla Sugbu Seafood City and the iconic Grand Convention Center of Cebu.
Adama Resort Siquijor is the first of the 10 new hotels and resorts of 8990 (HOUSE) — all of which are expected to be completed before 2023.
Adama Resorts is set to open in the second half of 2020, setting up the stage for its other luxury hotel Kura, and its urban hotel Argo. Together with Adama, these hotel and resorts are set to support the growing key tourist destinations of Palawan, Cebu, Boracay, Davao, Iloilo, Siargao, Baguio and Metro Manila.
Source: Manila Times