A private island sanctuary
in a marine protected area

Palawan, Philippines

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Hawksbill Turtle hatchlings
Where
Banwa - Coconut Grove
When
September 2019
Olive-Backed Sunbird
Where
Banwa - Tabon sanctuary
When
November 2019
Whale Shark
Where
Tubbataha Reef
When
July 2019
White-Collared Kingfisher
Where
Banwa lawns
When
November 2019
Blacktip Reef Shark
Where
Banwa North beach
When
October 2019
Rufus Crowned Bee Eater
Where
South Two Villa gardens
When
October 2019
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's sought-after privacy is enhanced by the marine protected area it sits within, and its marine life and supporting ecosystem is thriving as a result.

When you charter Banwa, the island becomes yours. There's no compromise, and there are no guests unknown to you. Quite simply, it's your very own private island hideaway. The ultimate in luxury, tranquility and privacy, all set up to provide the most personalised level of service imaginable.

Discover your island
A natural
haven to
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.

Nature & conservation on Banwa
Banwa reef, low tide

Banwa reef, low tide

Hawksbill Turtle hatchling, North beach

Hawksbill Turtle hatchling, North beach

Banwa South beach, Sulu Sea

Banwa South beach, Sulu Sea

Sense of place

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.

Explore & Discover Banwa
Olive-Backed Sunbird, Sunrise Sanctuary

Olive-Backed Sunbird, Sunrise Sanctuary

Enquire now

Banwa is now taking charter bookings for January 2020.
Limited availability for the upcoming Christmas / New Year period.
Rates available upon request.

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