Banwa wins ‘Private Island of the Year’ in Destination Deluxe Awards 2020
From a shortlist of the most exceptional private islands in the world, Banwa is delighted to have been chosen as the Winner of the 2020 Destination Deluxe Award for ‘Private Island of the Year’.
This prestigious award, judged by a panel of highly respected industry experts, is testament to Banwa’s vision for creating unparalleled guest experiences in a remote yet luxurious setting.
Located in Northern Palawan within a marine protected area, Banwa is home to an abundance of rare and vivid flora and fauna.
Our 6.5-hectare island has six magnificent beach-front villas, each with their own infinity pool providing the utmost in privacy and tranquility. World-class amenities include a stunning open kitchen restaurant and terrace bar, a spa pavilion featuring a floodlit tennis court, gym, massage suite, Pilates/yoga studio and juice bar. There’s a dive center and short-game golf course too.
Vivienne Tang, Founder & CEO of Destination Deluxe commented “We’re thrilled to celebrate Banwa as this year’s winner in the ‘Private Island of the Year’ category. Banwa’s sought-after exclusivity is more timely and important than ever. Being able to experience Palawan’s untouched natural environment is something we all dearly long for, and a getaway on this beautiful and luxurious private island sanctuary should be on everyone’s bucket list for next year!”
Guests can opt to stay in any one of Banwa’s six beachfront villas or, for the ultimate friends and family escape, the entire island can be chartered on an ‘exclusively yours’ basis.
Island capacity for 2021 is 22 guests, with a range of individual private villa accommodation to suit couples and families alike. Short-hop heli transfers from nearby Puerto Princesa airport make for a stunning guest arrival experience on the Banwa Lawns, after a 1-hour flight from Manila.
CEO Peter Nilsson greeted the announcement as a significant endorsement of Banwa’s values, commenting “This award acknowledges the importance of privacy and tranquility in today’s luxury travel sector. We pledge to provide exceptional personalized guest experiences within our informal and intimate island sanctuary, whereby the genuine care and wellbeing of our guests is our ultimate priority”.
Banwa is set to re-open pending the easing of travel restrictions in early 2021.