Vida Homes Condo Resort – A Dream Come True
Philippines / Island Negros / Dauin
Chris Heim`s vision to build a resort in the absolute high-end segment has now been turned into reality: in addition to the well-known Sea Explorers PURA VIDA BEACH & DIVE RESORT in Dauin on the island of Negros, one of the finest apartment resorts now shines on the Philippines.
Who does not know or has not heard of the famous island hopping in the Philippines? An agile Swiss is the man who founded Sea Explorers Philippines almost 30 years ago: Chris Heim from Basel. It all started on a small scale, today the former dive guide and friends have several dive centers including their own resorts in the heart of the Philippine archipelago, the Visayas. Bringing together the various highlights of the dive sites during a single tour was obvious to him – that’s when island hopping was born and continues to enjoy great popularity.
With a large outrigger boat, you can cruise around during the day, dive comfortably and with everything that goes with it, and in the afternoon, relax in a special dive resort until the next morning. By the way, carrying and towing are a foreign word: the suitcases and dive bags get real feet on land by many staff members. Then it starts again with the motto “dive with a smile”! And this Sea Explorers smile is not just written on paper; it’s actually being lived, transferring to the divers, day after day, from arrival to departure. Significantly involved are also the behind-the-scenes employees on Cebu city. The local Sea Explorers Cebu Office manages everything from A to Z every day: Transfers, Accommodation, Diving, Inquiries, etc.
Although there is nothing lacking in the resorts, there was always a small demand for even higher “standards” at the Vida Resorts. Since such project would be a multi-million investment, Chris Heim had a different idea and concept: a special “Condominium Cooperation” in which would-be owners could buy a 1- or 2-bedroom apartment, or a penthouse in their own name. The result over the last three years is a real dream resort in the high-end segment with twelve 1-bedroom apartments (each 109 m²) and twelve 2-bedroom apartments including kitchen, shower / WC, terrace or balcony (each 126m²), two noble penthouses and two 3-bedroom villas (each 400m² with private pool and integrated Jacuzzi). Everything located in a spacious and secure area (over 10,000 m²) with two swimming pools in a well-kept garden landscape.
Important to know: the family-friendly complex is located right next to the famous PURA VIDA BEACH & DIVE RESORT in Dauin and everything that is offered here is also valid for the VIDA HOMES guests: the restaurant, the bar, the beachfront, the diving center, the wellness area and the fitness center. If you do not feel like cooking or going to the restaurant, you can have your menu orders brought to the apartment – everything is possible!
The overall concept of Chris Heim – “live right, live well”, which is to be translated as VIDA, has come to realization: with its VIDA dive resorts and Sea Explorers dive centers on the islands of Negros, Cabilao, Panglao, Malapascua and the partner resort on Bohol and the island hopping, the Swiss guy made his dream come true: from the dive center to the dive resort owner. Chapeau!
Original text in German By Paul Munzinger
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