LANDCO PaciIfc Corp. is constructing a 24 hectare recreational estate which will include a mix of residential and commercial land, a condotel and tourist resorts in Laiya, Batangas.
“We want to introduce Club Laiya and hopefully put Laiya on the map, at Boracay level, so that it becomes a priority for people who want to invest or come for a quick vacation. Let it be the destination on their lists,” Landco Vice President of Marketing Gerard “Gibby” F. Peñaflor said at a Sept. 14 press conference.
Located in San Juan, Batangas, two hours from Metro Manila via the South Luzon Expressway, the under-construction resort community of Club Laiya is already attracting tourists with its Cocoons by the pool in glamping style near the beach.
“[Laiya] was already known in the 90s, but to get here the whole stretch leading to the stations was made up of rough roads, more than an hour’s journey,” said Peña.flor said Business world.
“Now everything has changed. It has become a priority area for tourism development and the roads are now being developed.
Plaza Laiya, a community plaza, will serve as Club Laiya’s gathering point for local events, surrounded by retail and dining outlets and spaces filled with trees and greenery, similar in concept to Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City.
The Seaside District will be a seaside community of homes and businesses, consisting of 106 residential and commercial lots averaging 300 to 3,000 square meters (m²). This area will be closest to the white sand beaches of Laiya.
The Upper West Side District will be an inland gated community with mountain views. Its 190 lots, with an average area of 300 m², will each have exclusive access to a nearly half-kilometre swimming pool and an urbanized forest path around its perimeter.
Mr. Penaflor explained that investors and owners will have carte blanche to transform their residential-commercial properties, whether into bed and breakfasts, restaurants or resort clothing boutiques.
“If you want to maximize your unit, it can even be listed in the rental pool that our resort will manage,” he added.
Finally, the Spinnaker, in the shape of the special sailboat for which it is named, will be a mid-rise, 20-story oceanfront condominium with terraced levels and oceanfront cutaways offering sweeping views of the beach and ocean.
Although still in the early stages of construction, Landco hopes to start selling before the end of the year. More information about the units will be released in October.
The development is located with access in less than 30 minutes to hospitals, schools, shops and leisure sites like Laiya Adventure Park and Mount Dagulgol.
It is also environmentally friendly, its sustainability program registered with leadership in energy and environmental design. The entire estate has sewage treatment, where treated water is returned for washing cars, watering plants and other uses. The surrounding rivers and forests are also central to environmental conservation efforts.
Each lot is accessible to the beach via tree-lined walkways, footpaths, bike paths, and a boardwalk. There will be Wi-Fi for a “work from the beach” setup, 24/7 security surveillance in public areas, and a slipway for small boats and jet skis.
“You can build a house and a restaurant and recover part of the investment. You will have a property on the beach to go to every weekend, but you can also rent it out or maybe pass it on to the next generation,” Mr Peña said.flWhere.
“There is a lot of potential for property appreciation.” — Bronte H. Lacsamana