MANILA — A resort in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, a top tourist destination in the country, is set to close this weekend as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the travel and hospitality industry.
In a statement released on its Facebook page on Thursday, Sheridan Resort and Spa said it will be closed effective March 20.
The resort took the opportunity to thank all of its guests and patrons, as well as its staff.
“Thank you for sharing this journey with us,” the post read.
Sheridan is located at Sabang beach and is near the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, the city’s main tourist draw.
The underground river is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
Aside from its prime location, Sheridan also boasts of well-appointed rooms and personalized services.
The official statement reads:
“It is with deep regret we announce that our beloved resort on Sabang Beach, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, will no longer continue as Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa effective March 20, 2021.
“Through the years, it’s been our pride and joy to welcome travellers from all over the country and across the world who have come to experience the beauty and wonder of Palawan.
“As we draw to a close, we would like to thank all of our guests, many of whom have returned to Sheridan time and time again. To the people of Sabang who welcomed us with open arms, it’s been our privilege to be a part of your wonderful community. Most of all, to the men and women wo make up the Sheridan team, words cannot express our profound gratitude for your service and loyalty.
“There is no question that better opportunities still lie in wait for this small patch of paradise, Palawan beckons and people will continue to come.”
Sheridan Resort and Spa is considered the first green resort in the Philippines.