Banwa Private Island has recently appointed Rochelle Kilgariff as General Manager.


Rochelle has been creating magical luxury hospitality experiences for over 30 years and has cultivated an enviable number of repeat guests who have returned to stay with her wherever she has been leading a resort.


Her credentials for delivering extraordinary bespoke customer service are impeccable; having led the teams at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay – Oman, Karma Kandara in Bali and, Finolhu and Amilla, Maldives.


Rochelle believes that staying sharp in the luxury hospitality game requires constant evolution and she firmly believes that Banwa is going to be a game changer for the UHNWI target audience.


Rochelle, was herself wowed by Banwa, and not just by the design and finish of the villas, or the amazing culinary offerings. What she found truly unique and so inspiring is how the local community have embraced the Banwa dream, partnering to protect and nurture the unique ecosystems that live on and around the Island, and facilitating the work of the Aquos Foundation – which is reflected in the abundant and unique marine life and the tranquil authenticity of this corner of Palawan.