Avara : A Not-for-everyone Maldivian-themed Resort in Taytay, Palawan

Aside from the villas and casitas, Avara members will also have an exclusive access to a two-bedroom yacht with crew for an overnight stay or for cruising around the island and nearby areas.

Imagine this: The sound of waves crashing on the shore and the sunlight peeking through the window wake you up on a lazy Saturday morning. You slowly open your eyes, afraid that you’re just in the middle of a dream. But you’re not. You stand up as you feel the gentle sea breeze touch your face. You go out of the porch and look at the horizon. You take your time to enjoy the beauty of the blue skies and the deep sea. The yacht will be waiting for you whenever you’re ready, anyway. That’s the promise of Avara Nature & Yacht Club—the easy life of the seaside. 

Established by the Seaside Premier Development Corporation, Avara is the first of its kind nature and yacht club located at Calauag Bay in Taytay, which was Palawan’s first capital.

The plan for the exclusive resort was formally unveiled at the Grand Hyatt Manila led by its President and CEO Ms. Veronica C. Young, Nov. 13, 2018. 

“After many months of sailing and voyaging aboard bangkas and riding waves, we found the perfect island in Taytay, Palawan to be the home of our pioneering project. It is with a great pleasure to present to you tonight, Avara Nature and Yacht Club – the first of its kind in the Philippines, bridging the middle class to the lifestyle of the rich and famous. As Seaside Premier Development Corporation’s flagship project, we aim to redefine seaside living, where nature meets luxury,” she said in her opening remarks. 

Coastal living redefined 

Avara, which means Sunshine Island, is an eco-luxurious resort that use solar panels as a source of renewable energy, utilize a recycled water treatment system, maximize a hydroponic garden, and take advantage of other eco-materials available.

Its accommodation is inspired by the Maldivian architecture. Members can choose to stay in a one-bedroom Water Villa with jacuzzi, two-bedroom Water Villa with private infinity pool, or one- or two-bedroom Beach Casitas. 

1 - Avara's Maldivian-inspired casitas and villas
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Aside from the villas and casitas, Avara members will also have an exclusive access to a two-bedroom yacht with crew for an overnight stay or for cruising around the island and nearby areas. Avara’s yacht features two cabins and a family room in the lower deck; a living room, a kitchen and dining area, and a plunge pool in the main deck; and an open dining space and a sun deck in the fly bridge. 

The Avara Island has nothing but the best facilities for its members. Guests will first experience the Avara service upon their arrival at the dock or the harbor. But the ultra-luxurious resort also has a helipad for those who will be coming in by air. VIPs also have the option to skip the reception and go straight to their accommodation.  

There will also be a boardwalk open for development to the entrepreneurial Avara members. Meaning, Avara members can also be concessionaires to open their own business—it could be a coffee shop, a grocery store, a bakery, a souvenir stop, and similar ventures. As support to the member-concessionaires, Avara will ensure that the business will be the island’s lone supplier for the specific product. 

The island can also accommodate as many as 100 guests at their main dining area and at the grill restaurant. But guests will have more dining options since Avara includes a poolside bar, a seaside bar and lounge, picnic areas, and private dining venues. 

Avara is fully equipped with a gym, a water sports center, a tennis court, and a golf course to those who want to keep up with their fitness routine. 

The island also has a playroom and nursery, spa and massage cabanas, a bonfire area, a clinic with an in-house doctor and nurse, and a gaming area for the enjoyment of the Avara members.  

At any given time, Avara will host up to 300 members to ensure quality service.

As a promised paradise for those who love the beach, Avara offers a myriad of water action such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, jet-skiing, banana boat riding, stand-up paddle boarding, wind surfing, scuba diving, island hopping, and fishing in coordination with neighbor islands. The resort also provides options for on land activities like trekking, biking, and vegetable picking.

There are also a lot of activities that Avara members can enjoy outside its vicinity. After all, Taytay, Palawan boasts of picturesque sites like the Canique Waterfalls, the Lake Manguao, the Irrawaddy Dolphins in Malampaya Sound, the Fuerza de Santa Isabel, and the Church of Santa Monica. Taytay is also hope to a paradise-like hidden valley that gives tourists a bird’s eye view of the pristine, idyllic coastal areas of the municipality. 

Board of advisors

To ensure nothing but the best of services and facilities at Avara, Seaside Premier Development Corporation tapped some of the industry’s most respected personalities for the resort.

6 - Avara executives and board of advisors

Its board of advisors include the following: 

• National Coast Watch Center Executive Director Rear Admiral Joel S. Garcia for Coastal and Marine Management

• Philippine Army’s 7CMO Battalion Commanding Officer Col. Eugene Osias for Security Affairs

• Cebu Port Authority Commissioner for the Shipping Sector Ms. Regina Barleta for Port Management and Shipping

• Incoming Manila Board of Realtors, Inc. President Ma. Teresa R. Bigornia for Marketing

• Motivational speaker John Anthony Calub for Sales

• The Manor’s Le Chef Executive Chef William “Billy” King for Culinary Arts

“We thank these distinguished personalities for believing in our idea. We can’t wait to show you the beauty of Avara,” Ms. Young said. 

Avara Nature & Yacht Club will formally open its shores in the summer of 2020. # 


About Avara Nature & Yacht Club 

Avara Nature and Yacht Club redefines seaside lifestyle by combining beach living and seafaring. It is the first harbor-front town in Palawan as launched by the Seaside Premier Development Corporation. It offers access to a world-class resort with customized yachts. 

Visit the Avara website (http://avaraisland.com/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/avaraisland), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/avaraisland/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/avaraisland/) to learn more. 

About Seaside Premier Development Corporation 

Luxury seaside community developer Seaside Premier Development Corporation was established in 2018. It kickstarted its year by launching its flagship project, the Avara Nature & Yacht Club in Taytay, Palawan. It plans to develop harbor-front townships in the different seaside areas in the Philippines to bring the best beaches and coastal living to every Filipino’s doorstep.

Vivo’s High Capacity Battery-equipped Smartphone for your Christmas 2018 Memories

Vivo as expected, empathizes the need of its loyal users to own a smartphone this Holidays with a bigger battery capacity bundled to its very own “world’s first” features. Thus, the Vivo Y91 is now available on shelves just in time for Christmas.

The Christmas Rush is getting more demanding. You might have started listing the groceries for the Christmas gatherings with the family or have looked for your evening wear for the several Christmas socials at work. You might even have began buying items too for your loved ones’ Christmas presents. Well, we all know that these are just yet half of the Yuletide 2018 memories you are about to create until January. Amidst these Christmas bustles, be reminded that this requires a longer lasting version of yourself and of your smartphone. For what is the essence of the Yuletide moments without you and the things your smartphone can do to create memories of the most wonderful time of the year.

Vivo as expected, empathizes the need of its loyal users to own a smartphone this Holidays with a bigger battery capacity bundled to its very own “world’s first” features. Thus, the Vivo Y91 is now available on shelves just in time for Christmas.

Vivo Y91 is available on Lazada and Shopee for only P9,999

The latest Y-series unit assures a memorable 2018 Holidays with these features.

Futuristic design

The Vivo Y91 has a trendy 6.22-inc Halo FullView™ Display with its 88.6% screen-to-body ratio. The 3D curves fit the palm perfectly, for an experience that’s truly irresistible. In addition to a smart design, the Y91 has smart hand gesture controls that make the large display effortless to handle.

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Smarter photography capabilities

The Y91 also has a sharp, 8-megapixel front-camera that captures more facial details. Its AI algorithm detects your gender, age, skin tone, skin texture, and lighting environment, further enhanced by the AI Face Beauty capabilities. The smartphone also delivers a fresher selfie experience with the AR Stickers that add flair to any shot.

Vivo’s newest offering also has an AI-powered dual rear camera with the 13MP + 2MP sensors that optimize depth-of-field information at par with professional-grade bokeh shots.

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Even with the bigger 4030mAh battery capacity, Vivo further improved the performance of the Y91 is its

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More seamless user experience

The Y91 is powered by the Jovi Smart Assistant that can turn the smartphone into anyone’s best buddy. It can count the daily steps and calories, tell the results of the games of the user’s favorite sports teams, notify users about weather updates, and advise users take a rest who are working late into the night.

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Indeed, Christmas is the most celebrated occasion in the Philippines. It is even in fact also the longest being observed. May it be greeting your loved ones who are afar through text messages or phone calls or even documenting the happiest memories of gatherings after gatherings through photos and videos, the Vivo Y91 is your choice of a longer lasting battery-equipped smartphone. The Vivo Y91 is available on Lazada and Shopee for only P9,999.


About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.  In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.