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Luxury Redefined: The Ocoy Hotel & Villas Rises in Paradise

By: - September 08, 2023

In the heart of the Philippines’ tropical gem, Bantayan Island, a groundbreaking ceremony and press launch on September 6, 2023, unveiled a vision of luxury and grandeur. The Ocoy Hotel & Villas, a prestigious development by PhilSwiss United Holding Corporation on this captivating island, promises to redefine opulence while seamlessly blending with the charm of local culture and the magnificence of the island’s landscapes.

The Ocoy Hotel & Villas


Every aspect of The Ocoy Hotel & Villas has been meticulously crafted to provide an unparalleled experience. From the stunning architecture to the serene surroundings, this project is a tribute to both luxury and the natural beauty of Bantayan Island.


Heinz Zimmermann

Chairman, PhilSwiss United Holdings Corp.

Elegance in Every Detail while Preserving Nature’s Bounty


Bantayan Island, known for its crystal-clear waters and stunning sunsets, serves as the perfect backdrop for this luxurious endeavor. The Ocoy Hotel & Villas’ core mission lies in an unwavering commitment to preserving Bantayan Island’s natural beauty. Its pristine beaches and rich biodiversity make it a treasure worth safeguarding. The developers understand that the allure of this paradise is inextricably linked to its untouched landscapes. Hence, every step of the project is designed to ensure minimal ecological impact.

The Ocoy Hotel & Villas

A majestic sunset captured by the beach at The Ocoy Hotel & Villas. (PHOTO BY: JAMES AMISTAD)

The project consists of 101 meticulously designed luxury pool villas. The architects and planners have worked diligently to harmonize the structures with the surrounding environment. Renowned architect Ed Calma’s influence ensures that every aspect of The Ocoy Hotel & Villas exudes sophistication and excellence. The villas and facilities are strategically positioned to minimize local flora and fauna disruption. This conscientious approach extends to the conservation of the island’s mangroves, a crucial ecosystem that plays a vital role in the island’s ecology.

“The developments, since it’s so pristine and natural. We don’t want to ruin the environment. We want to minimally touch the ground, so we’re not doing a lot of infrastructure that will change the character of the land,” architect Ed Calma assures.

Community Integration in this Cultural Oasis

Beyond environmental stewardship, The Ocoy Hotel & Villas recognizes the importance of economic empowerment. While The Ocoy Hotel & Villas offers luxurious amenities, it remembers the importance of cultural immersion. ‘Ocoy’ is derived from its location on the island, Barangay Okoy, Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu, which envisions that together with the project development, the locale is promoted, and the community will thrive with its success. This symbiotic relationship between the luxury development and the local community ensures that the benefits of tourism are shared equitably. 

“This field where the dream started [in 2012] and now we take this major stride, in order to get that dream fulfilled and become an economic boost. Not just to Sta. Fe, not just to Bantayan, but even to the entire island of Cebu,” shared Cebu Provincial Governor, Hon. Gwendolyn Garcia.

The Ocoy Hotel & Villas isn’t just a sanctuary for luxury travelers; it’s a model of how luxury and sustainability coexist harmoniously. This project exemplifies responsible tourism by preserving natural beauty, supporting sustainable practices, empowering the local community, and setting an industry standard. As guests revel in opulence, they can take solace in knowing that their stay contributes positively to the island they have come to adore.

An Investment Opportunity with Amenities that Amaze

Beyond the lavish accommodations, The Ocoy Hotel & Villas boasts an array of amenities. Exclusive restaurants and bars offer culinary delights celebrating local and international flavors. Wellness and spa facilities provide an oasis for those seeking relaxation, while sports enthusiasts can enjoy basketball and tennis courts. Families are still remembered, with a dedicated kids’ club and family pool ensuring every guest finds their slice of paradise. And with PhilSwiss Director, Lily Udomkunnatum, guests are well-assured of The Ocoy Hotel & Villas’ exceptional service with her leadership in the hotel’s management through her internationally known and well-established hotel brand, the Burasari Group.

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Sales Presentation by PhilSwiss Director, Yvonne de la Peña-Sabordo (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

“We don’t value just what we serve to the clients; we value more on the quality because we have Swiss people behind [us],” said PhilSwiss CEO Yvonne de la Peña-Sabordo during her sales presentation. 

The Ocoy Hotel & Villas offers more than just a luxurious vacation. For those looking for a sophisticated investment with promising returns, this project presents a unique opportunity in a thriving tourism hotspot.

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Heinz Zimmermann, Chairman of PhilSwiss United Holding Corp. during the groundbreaking ceremony.  (PHOTO BY: GERARD VALLES JAMORA)

Heinz Zimmermann, Chairman of PhilSwiss United Holding Corp., expressed, “Every aspect of The Ocoy Hotel & Villas has been meticulously crafted to provide an unparalleled experience. From the stunning architecture to the serene surroundings, this project is a tribute to both luxury and the natural beauty of Bantayan Island.”

As The Ocoy Hotel & Villas rises on the shores of Bantayan Island, it introduces a new era of luxury and indulgence. It’s a testament to the enduring allure of this tropical paradise and a promise to those seeking an unforgettable escape that dreams do come true in the heart of nature’s beauty.

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