Banwa Private Island


Banwa Private Island is an award-winning luxurious and secluded private island located in the Sulu Sea of the Philippines. This 15-acre island for rent can be accessed through a two hour seaplane flight from Manila or a 20-minute helicopter ride. 

The private island is home to six spacious villas, each with its own jacuzzi, private pool with stunning panoramic ocean views and landscapes which give access to white sand beach and crystalline waters. Not to mention a personalized butler service that delicately caters to each and every need.

This exclusive private island has a world-class spa, a fitness center, and a variety of restaurants serving fresh, local cuisine. Swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and fishing are some of the activities guests commonly enjoy. On top of that, a three par golf course, and a tennis court are also available in this one-of-a-kind island private island.

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Why We Love?

Pristine Natural Beauty

Nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of Palawan, Banwa Private Island showcases the natural beauty of the Philippines. Guests can immerse themselves in the nearby 1,000 square km UNESCO World Heritage Site marine life, featuring whales, blacktip sharks, dolphins and the endangered hawksbill turtle and vibrant coral reefs. Otherwise, stroll along this private island’s white powdery sandy beaches where endangered hawksbill turtles lay their eggs.

Luxurious Accommodation

Banwa Private Island’s villas have been designed to allow you to experience the island’s natural beauty. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outdoors in, while the pool salas, beach, and garden terraces provide plenty of space to relax and unwind. Each of the six villas is located in a secluded spot with lush vegetation on either side. The infinity pools appear to merge with the uninterrupted ocean views, providing a sense of peace and tranquility.

Exceptional Dining Experience

Banwa Private Island offers a sophisticated al fresco dining experience in a modern and relaxed setting with a fusion of international and Mediterranean cuisine. A former private cook and nutritionist to the Qatar’s royal family is also in charge of creating Filipino classics and traditional local cooking methods. The menus change daily and feature the freshest ingredients available, from the island’s organic farm, local markets, and the daily catch by local fishermen. Dining at Banwa Private Island is an unscripted and truly unique experience. 

Organic Farm

Banwa Private Island is committed to healthy eating. The island’s organic farm provides fresh, locally-grown produce for guests and staff. The farm village incorporates best practices in vermiculture and apiculture. The island’s team will train locals in how to grow and harvest organic produce. The ultimate goal of the farm village is to be totally self-sufficient in terms of power and food production. 


Banwa Private Island boasts a nine-hole short game golf course beautifully located in the heart of the island. It’s the perfect place to perfect your golf skills or have a fun par three competition with your guests. The course is designed to be challenging but also relaxing. The greens are small and well-maintained, and the fairways are wide and forgiving. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned golfer, you are sure to enjoy playing a round on the island’s short game golf course. 

Variety of Activities

Banwa Private Island features a range of activities guests can enjoy while in this private island. Guests can indulge in a range of rejuvenating treatments and massages in a luxurious spa or work out in a fully equipped gym or the pilates studio with a refreshing juice bar delicious post work-out refreshments. Banwa Private Island also provides opportunities for water sports enthusiasts to scuba, snorkel, sail, swim or charter a private yacht to the infamous Tubbataha Reef Park. There’s plenty of exceptional experiences to be enjoyed at every level.

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Selected Rooms

Deluxe Room

Fitted with a balcony offering garden views, rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a personal safe and a wardrobe. Tea/coffee making facilities and a minibar are included. The en suite bathroom comes with hot and cold shower facilities and toiletries.

Room comes with 2 double beds or 1 King-size bed and can accommodate up to 3 guests. Rate is for 2 guests only.

Seaview Pool Villa

This suite is fitted with tile/marble flooring and includes a minibar, electric kettle and a day bed.



Pool Villas

Featuring a private plunge pool and garden, this villa comes with air conditioning, cable TV, a seating area and a day bed.

Seaview Pool Villa

Offering views of the sea, this villa features a private plunge pool and a pocket garden. The air-conditioned villa includes a cable TV, minibar and a day bed.

About Palawan


Palawan is a dream destination for tourists seeking a tropical paradise. Known for its stunning natural landscapes, Palawan offers pristine white sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and lush jungles teeming with wildlife. Tourists popularly travel to discover breathtaking destinations like Coron for its dramatic limestone cliffs, hidden lagoons, and vibrant coral reefs. Whether indulging in water sports, relaxing on secluded beaches, or immersing in the rich local culture and cuisine, Palawan promises an unforgettable tropical adventure for all who visit.


To reach Banwa Private Island Resort, guests can fly into Francisco B. Reyes Airport (Busuanga Airport) in Coron, Palawan. From there, the resort can arrange private transfers, usually by helicopter or seaplane, to transport guests directly to the private island.

No, Banwa Private Island is exclusively reserved for one group at a time, ensuring complete privacy and exclusivity. The entire island and its luxurious accommodations are solely dedicated to the guests staying at the resort.

Yes, Banwa Private Island provides Wi-Fi access for guests, allowing them to stay connected if desired. However, due to the island’s remote location, the internet connection may be limited or slower compared to urban areas.

Banwa Private Island offers a range of activities and amenities to enhance guests’ experiences. These may include water sports like snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and paddleboarding, a private yacht for exploration, spa and wellness services, personalized dining experiences, and access to pristine beaches and natural surroundings.

Yes, Banwa Private Island welcomes families with children. The resort can provide a range of services and amenities suitable for families, including accommodations with multiple bedrooms, activities tailored for children, and childcare services upon request.

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