Firm sets aside PHP 1.5-B for three resort projects in Cebu, Palawan

CEBU CITY, Aug. 21 (PNA) — The Cebu-based Unchuan Development Corporation, the operator of Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa, will pour PHP 1.5 billion investments on three big-ticket projects starting next year.

Francisco Unchuan, the company’s president and chief executive officer, said the group will develop a six-star island resort to be called Abana Island Resort on the three islets called “Islas Tres Rosas,” located across Mactan Island.

Unchuan said this Maldives-inspired development will have 16 exclusive cottages.

The company is finalizing plans to develop the close to 40 hectares mountain resort at the southern part of Cebu in Barili town.

He said they will build a few cottages for visitors but the resort will be dedicated to farm lovers.

He said visitors will be able to feel and experience the life in the farm as well as position it as a wedding destination because of its picturesque ambiance.

At present, the family-run corporation is maintaining a livestock farming in the area.

Unchuan said he is going to make it a “natural farming” and mountain resort destination in Cebu,

The Unchuan family is one of the pioneering tourism capitalists in Cebu after they built the two-hectare Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa along Maribago Road in Mactan Island 19 years ago.

Unchuan said its biggest project next year will be building a resort on a sprawling 23-hectare property in Palawan.

Unchuan said White Sands Resort and Spa will open in October a nine-story building that will add another 35 rooms to the existing 51 rooms.

He said the company now has two subsidiaries, the Avino Land and Development Corporation to develop the Abana Island Resort; and Rockscape Developers Asia to build the Palawan property. (PNA)