A private island sanctuary
in a marine protected area

Palawan, Philippines

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South Two Villa

South Two Villa

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.

Discover your island
A natural
haven to

Located in Northeastern Palawan in the 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.

Nature & conservation on Banwa Private Island
Banwa reef, low tide

Banwa Private Island reef, low tide

Hawksbill Turtle hatchling, North beach

Hawksbill Turtle hatchling, North beach

Banwa South beach, Sulu Sea

Banwa Private Island South beach, Sulu Sea

Sense of place

Banwa Private Island'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.

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Olive-Backed Sunbird, Sunrise Sanctuary

Olive-Backed Sunbird, Sunrise Sanctuary

What our
guests say

Read the most recent reviews of happy guests on their experience – a true testimonial of our sustainable luxury and intuitive & seamless service.

We discovered Banwa Island after needing a place to stay after diving in Tubbataha. The North Villa with all the breezes was absolutely heavenly.

Everything was perfect. Our Private Concierge, Roxanne took such great care of us, anticipating our needs and helping us with everything.

- BO and RS, USA, May 2022

It was my daughter's suggestion for this second trip, and I'm so glad that she insisted on it.

During the second trip, I observed more of the beauty of the island and was once again touched by the homely and hospitable feeling that the Banwa Private Island family extended to us.

- Shirley and Sheena, China, August 2022 and January 2023

Your activities crew are all so multi talented , kind, caring and attentive!! And so patient and good with the kids!

I am in awe - our Banwa Private Island experience has really been memorable! We cant wait to go back!!

- Patsy, Philippines, February 2023

The water is one of the clearest that we have ever seen. That is why their marine life is protected and preserved.

We will go back soon, that’s for sure!

- Atty JZ, Philippines, April 2023

We have been to upscale hotels and other places, but we never felt the warm welcome that you extended to us.

Everyone went above and beyond to make our stay a memorable one.

- Conn & Uni, USA, April 2023

Thank you for delivering such a magical experience for all of us in this trip.

Your hospitality, attention to detail, and ready smiles were absolutely unrivaled this weekend.

- C & A, San Marino, September 2023

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