Locate Banwa

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.

 

Transfer options

Private Aviation

Private Seaplane

Manila direct to Banwa Private Island
Cessna Caravan
2hrs flight time
Up to 8 passengers

Private Fixed-Wing Aircraft

Manila to San Vicente
50 mins flight time
From 8 to 48 passengers

Private Helicopter

Manila direct to Banwa Private Island
2.5hrs flight time
Up to 10 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 & Sea

San Vicente to Roxas Pier or Tumarbong Beach
45 mins in a premium SUV
(5 seats) + 40 minutes scenic boat
ride to Banwa Private Island

Land & Sea

Puerto Princesa or El Nido to Roxas Pier or Tumarbong beach
2.5hrs in a premium SUV
(5 seats) + 40 minutes scenic
boat ride to Banwa Private Island

 

Air and land transfers are operated by Ascent. For further transfer enquiries or bookings, please go to Ascent online booking platform https://ascent.flights or email banwa@ascent.flights.

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

Villa pool view

Weather on Banwa

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.

Date

1st December 2021

Time

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Weather

Banwa 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's own dedicated weather station

5-day weather forecast

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  • Average temperature
  • Average rainfall
  • Seasonal climate
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