Known for its dramatic natural beauty and unspoiled beaches, Northern Palawan was first put on the discerning traveller’s map when the exclusive Amanpulo resort opened here in the Nineties. Since then, the remote islands of this archipelagic province have attracted well-heeled wayfarers in search of pristine seascapes.
The latest luxury resort on everyone’s lips is Banwa Private Island, spread over six well-preserved hectares and nestled between regal coconut trees and lush tropical greenery, surrounded by the clear turquoise waters of the Sulu Sea.
Ten years in the making, Banwa opened in April 2019 as the passion project of a sagacious private investor aspiring to create the ultimate luxury refuge while protecting Palawan’s natural treasures.
Upon arrival, guests are escorted by personal butlers to one of six polished white beachfront villas designed by architectural firm Mañosa & Company. Each pavilion-style homestead features a private infinity pool, outdoor dining area and minimalist décor that allows Banwa’s natural beauty to shine. Through floor-to-ceiling windows, guests can enjoy tranquil beachside views that take center stage.