The resort was named after the Paraw regatta Festival (the oldest Paraw Sailing competition in Asia and the biggest in the Philippines) because it originated firstly along the shorelines of Iloilo Paraw Beach Resort. It was, later on, moved to Villa Bay-bay as what we are witnessing today.
Iloilo Paraw Resort was born out of a noble aspiration of one young entrepreneur to provide an oasis or a place of respite for families of tired souls living around the lowly communities in the Calumpang area who work really hard every day to earn their daily keep and survive the rigors of life. Most resorts are in the vicinity are not really fit for families so the owners built amenities that all the members of the family would be able to enjoy.
The owners also realized that the shorelines where the resort was located were the original venue of the oldest and biggest sailing event in the country, the Iloilo Paraw Regatta. This is one unique feature of the resort thus it took on the name Iloilo Paraw Resort, to pay homage to the said traditional sailing event and the fisherfolks or those living in the coastal areas who earn their living from the sea. The owners also would like people to experience Paraw through its aesthetics, food, service and other amenities.
Over the years, Iloilo Paraw Resort has served a varied clientele, from families to young groups of friends, catering to social celebrations, seminars, workshops and other events but the pandemic has adversely affected the tourism industry that includes the resort. To be able to survive and continue its operations, Iloilo Paraw has taken on partners to manage or operate its food, café and drinks, rooms, and other services/facilities. The owners and partners agree that the best way to go on about achieving the business’ objectives is to rebrand, streamline its products and services, improve overall operations, and work on being able to deliver the best customer experience.