(depending on season and booked accommodation): Exclusive Island Charter rates available upon requests.
Rates start from US$2,650 based on 2 guests sharing a one-bedroom villa in the Green season. An exclusive island charter is also available.
Banwa Private Island, a private sanctuary in a marine protected area.
Your own private world...
Palawan is widely acknowledged as one of the few remaining places on earth where you can still experience the natural world at its untouched best. Banwa Private Island's sought-after exclusivity is enhanced by the marine protected area it sits within, and its marine life and supporting ecosystem is thriving as a result.
When you visit Banwa Private Island, you can be assured of the ultimate in privacy and tranquility. Here, a relaxed and informal luxury combines with exquisite personalised service to provide the private island sanctuary you've always dreamt of.
A natural haven to explore …
Located in North-eastern Palawan in Sulu Sea, Banwa Private Island's six hectares of lush, verdant landscaping and pristine white sand beaches provide a perfect environment for nature to thrive. Our island provides sanctuary for an incredibly rich and diverse number of flora and fauna species.
Banwa Private Island’s villas have been designed to immerse you in the natural beauty of the island. Floor to ceiling windows bring the outside in, whilst the pool salas, beach and garden terraces create pure luxury of space. With privacy and tranquility embedded as the guiding principles for their locations, each of the six villas are set amidst lush, verdant landscaping to either side, whilst the infinity pools appear to melt into the uninterrupted ocean views.
Banwa Private Island offers an elegant al fresco dining experience in a smart-casual, contemporary ambience. Our cuisine can be described as ‘World Cuisine with a Local Flair’ and takes a particular inspiration from the Mediterranean region.
Chef’s creations are served with elements of Filipino classics and traditional local cooking methods, passed down through generations. Our menus change daily, and comprise the finest of imported and local produce. Dining is unscripted and often determined by availability of the very freshest produce possible from our own organic farm, local markets and daily catch by local fishermen. We focus on a healthy and balanced cuisine, and create bespoke Vegetarian, Vegan and Ketogenic dishes with a twist.
The island offers at a surcharge, in-villa BBQ with a private Chef, and bespoke, elegant ‘Destination Dining’ experiences in various unique locations around the island.
Banwa Private Island and its surrounding areas provide infinite opportunities for water sports enthusiasts. Scuba, snorkel, sail or swim, there’s exceptional experiences to be enjoyed at every level. Tubbataha Reef, widely acknowledged one of the world’s top 10 dive sites is accessible for a day trip, whilst longer stop-overs can also be arranged for serious divers looking to optimise their time and take in some night dives in this richly-populated marine environment.
The reef around Banwa Private Island is rich with life and will provide great scuba experiences for divers of all abilities. For those looking to experience more, overnight dive trips can be arranged with access to the best dive masters in the Philippines to ensure your trips are both safe and rewarding.
Beautifully located in the heart of the island is our 9-hole short game golf course. Great fun for a par 3 competition with your guests, or equally rewarding to while away the hours perfecting your pitches and polishing your putts. Either way, for pure tranquility and relaxation, it’s hard to beat.
A world-class court in a spectacular setting – tennis on Banwa Private Island is an experience you will long remember. Our floodlit all-weather court provides a great location for a coaching session or a mini-tournament with friends and family.
Discover a better you and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Our spa and wellness facilities include a fully equipped gym, massage suite and Pilates studio. There’s a juice bar too, for healthy and delicious post work-out refreshments.
How to get there
Located in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines province of Palawan, Banwa Private Island is set amidst one of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty imaginable. The island is accessible in 1.5 hours from Manila via private jet and helicopter transfer. From Hong Kong it’s only 3 hours via private jet and helicopter transfer. Direct helicopter and seaplane transfers are also available from Manila.
Best time to travel
The ‘High Season’ dry months run from December through to May, whilst during the ‘Low Season’ (June to November) rainfall peaks in June. Even in the Low Season months, temperatures remain very pleasant, rarely dipping below 30 degrees.