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Tropical-Inspired Properties You'd Love to Live In

Let these tropical-inspired properties help you decide

Photography: Rockwell Land (Main Photo)

Imagine waking up to a calming view, with trees playfully swaying outside and the sun’s healthy rays streaming through the window—what a way to start the day, right? While this picture paints a life we’d instantly associate with living by the beach or in a faraway, secluded location, you’d be surprised to know that you can also experience this kind of serenity even if you’re in the middle of a bustling metropolis.

Property developers have taken the real estate game to the next level by coming up with projects that give homeowners a piece of paradise they can proudly call their own. Whether you’re looking for a dream home or a property you can invest in, we’ve rounded up noteworthy projects that showcase different takes on the tropical style. These places also offer topnotch amenities and a refreshing ambiance that you’d definitely love to come home to every single day.


AmiSa Private Residences in Mactan, Cebu

If you’ve always wanted your own weekend home, AmiSa Private Residences by Robinsons Luxuria promises a holiday vibe and a vacation lifestyle all year round. Taking inspiration from Australia’s Gold Coast, the architecture is enough to draw you in and relax your senses. The soothing palette of blue and white complements the 209-meter wide beachfront and lush surroundings. Our favorite part? Homeowners get to wake up to a breathtaking view of the Magellan Bay!


AmiSa is accessible, too! It’s only 15 minutes away from the Mactan Airport and 30 minutes away from the Cebu City proper. If you’re purchasing a unit you want to use as a vacation home, consider the spacious studio unit. It can be transformed into a functional home complete with a living area, a dining nook, and a comfortable sleeping space. Can you picture watching the sunset from your space?


Click here to learn more. AmiSa Private Residences is located at the Punta Engano residential zone, Mactan, Cebu.

Ayala Westgrove Heights in Silang, Cavite

Those who plan to invest in a family home need not look far. Ayala Westgrove Heights boasts of a 400-hectare orchard environment where your brood can grow, explore, and appreciate nature. Developed by Ayala Land Premier, it is a high-end residential subdivision that’s surrounded by hills, valleys, and towering trees.


Lot sizes range from 400sqm to 1,100sqm. Families get access to amenities like the clubhouse, nature park, fishing lagoon, and basketball courts, to name a few. If walking along the garden paths isn’t enough to make you feel like you’re in a secret oasis, perhaps it’s time to take things a notch higher. Get closer to nature and stay in shape by maximizing the jogging and bicycle paths.


Click here to learn more. Ayala Westgrove Heights is located at Phase 1, Block 17 Sta. Rosa Heights, Barangay Puting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite.

32 Sanson by Rockwell in Lahug, Cebu City

There’s no denying the rise of the Queen City of the South as a must-visit province in the country. Tourists flock to Cebu to enjoy the sights, sounds, and of course, the food! If you’ve fallen in love with Cebu too and you plan to build a home in the province, 32 Sanson by Rockwell may just have the perfect unit for you. Developed by Rockwell Land, the property has an urban vibe and promises to give future homeowners serenity and a place where you can breathe, think, and take a break.


Aside from the features that include two swimming pools, clubhouses, and a lawn and children’s play area, the development highlights 70 percent of open space. Feel free to take a jog, walk, and simply admire the beauty of nature. Depending on your needs and lifestyle, you can check out the studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units. Spruce up your space with Filipino and tropical-inspired touches for a true island vibe.


Click here to learn more. 32 Sanson by Rockwell is located at Sanson Road, Lahug, Cebu City.

Royal Palm Residences in Acacia Estates, Taguig City

There’s no denying the distinct architecture of Royal Palm Residences in Taguig City. Developed by DMCI Homes, the low-rise property highlights Thai influences and the resort-themed amenities that the developer has been known for. At Royal Palm Residences, homeowners are assured of a holistic lifestyle. Aside from its close proximity to Bonifacio Global City and the Makati Central Business District, the property also features a one-hectare central amenity area highlighting landscaped gardens, modern facilities, and 1,000sqm of different water amenities that include pools, water cascades, and water ponds, to name a few.


One of the property’s focal points is the Thai-inspired architecture that perfectly blends an old world charm and a contemporary appeal. The overall design showcases finial roof designs, earth colors, touches of gold and purple, and various Thai ornaments. Meanwhile, the Grand Clubhouse looks like a pavilion balancing on stilts. If you look up Thailand’s architecture online, you’ll discover that traditional Thai houses are raised on stilts. The area under the house is used for storage and livestock.


Click here to learn more. Royal Palm Residences is nestled within DMCI Homes’ Township Central, a master-planned community in Taguig. Visit the property at Acacia Avenue, Taguig City.

Avida Southfield Settings NUVALI

Found on a gentle rolling terrain and surrounded by lush greenery and captivating views, Avida Southfield Settings NUVALI features modern-contemporary houses and a fresh take on suburban living. Aside from the spacious lots they offer individuals and families, the development also has a one-hectare amenity area that encourages a healthy lifestyle. Homeowners have access to a multipurpose hall, swimming pools, and landscaped parks, to name a few.


At Avida Southfield Settings, lot sizes range from 128sqm to 141sqm while available floor plans range from 52sqm to 87sqm. One of the model homes is dreamlike and peg-worthy. With natural light streaming in, owners will surely relish breakfast and enjoy a happier morning habit.

Click here to learn more. Avida Southfield Settings NUVALI is located at Calamba, Laguna.


Zinnia Towers in North EDSA, Quezon City

One would think that it’s quite hard to find some peace and quiet in a busy city like Quezon City. DMCI Homes aims to change the game with Zinnia Towers, a 1.9 hectare development that’s akin to a calm oasis. After the completion of the North Tower last year, the South Tower is set to be turned over to unit owners this December. 70 percent of the land area of the property is dedicated to open spaces and amenities to make sure residents get to unwind and take a breather.


The property boasts of a contemporary tropical-themed look and resort-like amenities such as a pool complex, a Koi pond, a gazebo, a grand clubhouse, and garden trails. Homeowners can also expect to see DMCI Homes’ signature innovative design and engineering like the Lumiventt Design Technology, an architectural innovation that focuses on the strategic placement of open-air landscaped sky patios to make use of natural light and improve air circulation. There’s also a Sky Lounge where you can spend a few quiet minutes with a view of the city.


Click here to learn more. Zinnia Towers is located at 1211 EDSA, Brgy. Katipunan, Quezon City.

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