A private island sanctuary in a marine protected area

Your own private world

When you visit Banwa, 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.

The property is only available for exclusive use. The price tag? from $100,000 per night.

Highlights

INDULGE

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’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.

RELAX

Bawan private reserve offers the true meaning of all-inclusive luxury, by being the only retreat in Asia to include all spa treatments, guest experiences and transport via its new amphibious seaplane.

EXPLORE

Located in Northeastern Palawan in the Sulu Sea, Banwa’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.

DRINK & DINE AT THE RESORT

THE RESORT

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’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, 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.

Location

Map, how to get there: PALAWAN ISLANDS

Located in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines province of Palawan, Banwa 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.

ENQUIRE with us for more information about any location you wish to discover and the villa itself

Accommodation

Accommodatiojn Type: ‘at a glance’

Private Villas and Estates:

Banwa’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.
South Two Villa, pool terrace
South One Villa, bedroom suite

Destination FAQs

Banwa’s natural beauty surrounds you at every turn.

The tranquility and sense of sanctuary is only truly understood by those lucky enough to experience it for themselves.

The strong links to the local community and our intrinsic connection to the ocean provided the inspiration for the naming of the island, and the culture and philosophies of the Tagbanwa people are strongly reflected in the overall ethos of Banwa Private Island.

Experiences & land tours

EXPERIENCE BAREFOOT LUXURY

Water sports: Banwa 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.

Dive trips: The reef around Banwa 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.

Golf: 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.

Tennis: A world-class court in a spectacular setting – tennis on Banwa 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.

Wellness: 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.

Hiking: Recognised as the Philippines’ final ecological frontier, Palawan is an incredible region for those who enjoy exploring seldom-seen vistas on foot. The hiking is varied and infinite, and trails can be recommended to suit our guests’ specific areas of interest and fitness levels. It’s an ornithologist’s dream – many species seen here are impossible to spot anywhere else in the world.

Stargazing: Not only famed for its intensely beautiful sunsets, Palawan is now also becoming one of the world’s most ideal locations to catch stunning views of the Milky Way. With breathtaking views of the night sky due to such minimal light-pollution, Banwa provides a magical setting to indulge your latest favourite pastime

 

Rates

Great Savings | Outstanding Flexibility , Special offers on request for members only

SPECIAL MEMBERS: Villa from 1,685 US$ / night
– 10% off &seleqt member (all year round)

Pricing entire property start at US$ 100,000/ night for the entire reserve and islands.

Your package includes:

– Breakfast, lunch and a la carte dinner
– All non-alcoholic drinks
– One Spa Treatment per day (based on number of nights stay)
– Wellbeing Centre (Movement classes, Pilates/Yoga flow)
– Non-motorised watersports
– Land sports
– Laundry Service
– WiFi
– No hidden costs

Additional charges:

– Travel Package: not included and on request price per person
– Diving
– Alcohol
– Boutique purchases

*Terms and Conditions Applied

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Special offers

What it will cost ?
Room & Suite – Villa from 1,685 US$ / night

Urban-seleqt members gets 10% off all published rates (inclusive special offer)

Special offer going on during COVID-19  – urban-Seleqt members will get 10% off all year round based on published rates and any published special offer – on request only viua Urbvan-seleqt only

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