Thursday, June 8, 2023

Banwa Private Island Awarded as “The Philippines’ Best Beach, Island or Upcountry Resort” in Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023

Banwa Private Island

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – 8th June 2023 - Banwa Private Island is thrilled to announce that it has been honored with the prestigious award as “The Philippines’ Best Beach, Island or Upcountry Resort” in the inaugural Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023.

Peter Nilsson of Banwa Private Island expressed his gratitude for the support of Travel + Leisure readers and the recognition bestowed.  He stated, “We are honored to receive this esteemed award. This accolade underscores the dedication and passion of our island team members whom we warmly refer to as ‘Banwaites’, in providing intuitive yet unpretentious, seamless service, creating inspirational and unforgettable experiences that capture the hearts of affluent, seasoned travelers.

Nestled in the heart of Palawan, Banwa Private Island offers a sanctuary of privacy and tranquility amidst stunning natural beauty.  The garden island features contemporary beachfront villas ensuring exclusivity and serenity for discerning travelers.  With its commitment to sustainable practices and immersive experiences, Banwa Private Island sets a new standard for luxury hospitality in the region.

The Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023 serves as a prestigious platform that recognizes and celebrates the pinnacle of excellence in the hospitality industry in the region.  An evolution of the Travel + Leisure Asia’s Best Awards 2022, the awards program includes an expanded list of 16 countries and award categories.  Nominees were selected by a team of editors and expert contributors across Asia Pacific, without any paid promotions.

The award was announced June 5 at the Park Hyatt Bangkok in Thailand.

For more information and enquiries on Banwa Private Island, please contact the Reservations team through mobile/WhatsApp: +639178882864, send an email to or visit

Banwa Private Island

Banwa Private Island Award

About Banwa Private Island

Banwa Private Island is an intimate all-villa destination for discerning guests wanting to experience privacy and seamless service in a marine and land nature reserve. Nestled in one the world’s last frontiers of natural biodiversity, north-eastern Palawan in Philippines, the island sanctuary boasts of breath-taking views, verdant landscape, pristine beach and turquoise waters.

Banwa Private Island’s beachfront villas are designed to soak our guests in the natural beauty of the island. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow the outside to flood in, the beach and garden terraces are mere bare-footsteps away and an infinity pool melts into the ocean. For a quintessential island escape, guests can choose to stay in a contemporary-designed villa or exclusively charter the whole island for family, friends and colleagues.

Central to Banwa Private Island’s ethos, the Aquos Foundation was established to support, nurture and protect delicate ecosystems. Among its pioneering programs is the protection and restoration of habitats of the critically endangered Mantanani Scops Owl, Hawksbill Turtle and the Tabon Bird (Philippine Megapode).

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