Pristine, Private Banwa Island


    November 30, 2022


    The pristine private island of Banwa is located in the Mid-Palawan region of the Philippines, it has a thriving nature with unspoiled white sand beaches and lush green landscaping, a perfect sanctuary for a very rich and diverse quantity of flora and fauna species.

    A hidden gem surrounded by crystal clear, Sulu Sea, dazzling marine life, and otherworldly coral reefs reminiscent of the Maldives. If you’ve been to Laucala or Kokomo Private Island in Fiji, or have fallen in love with Nihiwatu, you’ll feel right at home in Banwa.

    Considered by the Philippines as the last frontier due to its remote location and pristine wildlife, a paradise for those seeking luxurious getaways, this tranquil island is around 13.5 acres. An out-of-this-world paradise that blends world-class contemporary design with the natural beauty of Palawan’s diverse and dramatic landscape overlooking mysterious green mountains.


    Pristine and private, Banwa Island


    The villa residences available for exclusive use are built facing the sea with rooms in the garden, a residential suite at the highest point of the island. Designed by Asia’s most renowned architect and interior designers wherein furniture is designed and built exclusively.

    Banwa Private Island is a passion project that took 10 years to complete. The villas are spread around the island and each one offers uninterrupted views of the turquoise sea. November to May is the best time to visit as the place is graced by the cool summer Amihan wind, otherwise, May to October brings the Habagat winds from the west and southwest where the weather is hotter, more humid, and frequently rainy.

    The natural beauty of Banwa Private Island surrounds you at every turn. Those who are fortunate enough to experience it for themselves can truly appreciate the tranquility and sense of sanctuary.

    The island’s name was inspired by their strong ties to the local community and their inherent connection to the ocean, and the culture and philosophies of the Tagbanwa people are strongly reflected in the overall ethos of Banwa Private Island.


    Banwa Island with a Date

    The most luxurious private resort stretching across an island in the western Philippines is widely recognized as one of the few remaining places on earth where you can still experience unspoiled nature at its best.

    Banwa Private Island’s coveted exclusivity is enhanced by the marine sanctuary in which it sits, and as a result, its marine life and supportive ecosystem thrive. Banwa Islands are regarded as one of the exceptional places in the world to experience some of the natural environment at its untouched beauty, surrounded with marine life and ecosystem.

    A perfect place to gather your much-loved person for a getaway, a luxury trip for an idyllic castaway experience of a lifetime. Visit this piece of paradise with a beautiful woman who possesses the most charming personality and elegant appearance, with a hint of glamour and sophistication.

    She should be the best part of your Banwa adventure! A woman who appreciates you, and all the beautiful memories the two of you will create. In addition, being with someone of this caliber not only ensures people are impressed by your date, but that your time together will be magical, not regrettable.

    Travel to Banwa Private Island is an air-only event that can be reached by helicopter or a private jet from Manila or Puerto Princesa. A private jet from Manila to San Vicente, Palawan takes much less than an hour and is accompanied by a 10-minute helicopter flight to the island. A seaplane is possible from Manila without delay to Banwa, in just a couple of hours.

    Upon arrival at Banwa Private Island, you can be assured of the ultimate privacy and tranquility. Here, relaxed, casual luxury meets exquisite, personalized service is offered to you with the private island that is off the grid which you’ve always dreamed of.

    Experience all-inclusive treats for yourself and your date. Hire a butler to set the scene for romance and amazing surprises to ensure that you get the escort date of your dreams on Banwa Island. While you enjoy the private space with your companion, rest assured your butler will aid your most awaited moment to relax and unwind at the beach.

    The staff will grant you an exclusive adventure – they are also marine specialists, and they customize your stay from unlimited spa treatments to excursions on the world-class boat fleet, plus water sports equipment will be at your disposal.

    The island also offers a variety of activities such as a 9-hole short game golf course, soccer field, and helipad, various exciting watersports, tranquil sailing on their top-of-the-line Wajer 38, or night trips on the Lagoon 630 and amazing local experiences.

    There are many dive sites in this region. A secret channel to an underground river near Puerto Princesa listed as one of UNESCO’s New Seven Natural Wonders, tour the unknown reefs of Araceli, glide along the mangrove-lined banks of the Barbacan River, or soar through the colorful canyons of Tubbataha Reef.

    This world-famous reef is a noted UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is one of the Philippines’ oldest ecosystems, containing within its waters a n excellent example of high diversity marine life.

    For adventurous travelers, a helicopter expedition to El Nido and beyond can be planned at any time, as can hiking, cruising, snorkeling, jet skiing, and intimate wildlife viewing along the winding trails. Banwa’s Spa is a place where you can discover your inner harmony.  Enjoy unlimited spa treatments in the massage suite or outdoors under the Bantique canopy while listening to the sound of the crashing waves.

    If you don’t want to deviate from your exercise routine, the islands’ complex offers a sophisticated fitness area with tennis courts, paddleboard yoga, and a fully equipped Technogym.

    After a series of activities recuperate your exhaustion in their villas, which are spread around the island and each offers uninterrupted views of the turquoise sea. Each villa has a terrace with a jacuzzi and a private infinity pool.

    While the decor is simple and understated, there are floor-to-ceiling windows letting in natural light and the lush tropical setting, and stunning panoramic views. A haven of tranquility in stunning surroundings.


    elite travel companion previewBanwa Island Dining

    Banwa Private Island provides an elegant al fresco dining experience in a smart-casual, modern setting. Their cuisine is characterized as World Cuisine with a Local Flair with an influence of Mediterranean recipes.

    The chef’s cuisine is created with elements of Filipino classics and traditional local cooking methods passed down through generations. Their daily menus feature the freshest imported and local ingredients, for the benefit of you and your gorgeous model travel companion.

    The dining cuisine is spontaneous and frequently determined by the availability of the freshest produce possible from their organic farm, local markets, and daily catch by local fishermen. They emphasize healthy and balanced cuisine and create unique Vegetarian, Vegan, and Ketogenic dishes.

    For luxury, the island provides in-villa BBQ with a private Chef as well as bespoke, elegant Destination Dining experiences in various unique locations around the island. A balanced diet is central to the Banwa Private Island philosophy.

    Their produce is grown locally on their organic farm, which encourages guests to visit during their stay. Tumarbong, a nearby settlement, is home to the island’s organic farm and village, which provides ethically cultivated produce for Banwa. For more about this luxurious and private island’s dining experience, check them out here: