Locate Banwa Private Island

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 2.5 hours from Manila via helicopter transfer.

From Hong Kong it’s only 4.5 hours via private jet and helicopter transfer.

Direct helicopter transfers are also available from Manila to Puerto Princesa, El Nido and San Vicente airports in Palawan.


Transfer options

Private Aviation

Private Helicopter

Manila direct to Banwa Private Island
2.5hrs flight time
Up to 5 passengers

Private Fixed-Wing Aircraft

Manila to San Vicente
1.5hrs flight time
From 8 to 12 passengers

Private Helicopter

Puerto Princesa, El Nido or San Vicente to Banwa Private Island
20-45mins flight time
Up to 4 passengers

Commercial Aviation

Commercial Flight

Manila to San Vicente
50 mins flight time

Commercial flight

Manila to Puerto Princesa
90 mins flight time

Private Land and Sea Transfers

Land and Sea

Puerto Princesa, El Nido or San Vicente to Banwa Private Island
Premium SUV and Luxury Speedboat
(4 passengers)
Please inquire for larger groups


Air transfers are operated by Asian Air Safari International Inc. For further transfer enquiries or bookings, please email [email protected]

Boat transfers are operated by Banwa Private Island and can be booked when making your villa reservation.

Villa pool view

Weather on Banwa Private Island

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.

Average monthly temperatures and further seasonal data can be seen in the charts below.


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Banwa Private Island has its own micro-climate due to its specific island location. As a result, the temperature and rainfall/humidity statistics can differ significantly to those on the Palawan mainland.

To ensure we can record and document the true picture month-by-month, we have invested in a dedicated weather station on-island, which accurately monitors temperature, humidity, wind speed/direction, solar radiation, and precipitation.

Importantly, as well as providing these key climate statistics, this leading-edge equipment also calculates the amount of water lost from the soil due to evaporation and plant transpiration. This allows us to create automated irrigation schedules which helps prevent over-watering.

Weather Station

Banwa Private Island's own dedicated weather station

5-day weather forecast

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  • Average temperature
  • Average rainfall
  • Seasonal climate
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