Imagine enjoying all of that with no other soul in sight. Just the symbiosis of you and nature immersed in a moment of rejuvenation and reconnection. Winning “Private Island of the Year” at the Destination Deluxe Awards 2022 is a testament to its unrivalled luxury and opulence.
Here, the beachfront accommodation is the epitome of barefoot opulence, comprising six impeccable villas that can comfortably host up to 22 guests. With a choice between one or two-bedroom villas for couples and small families, or the sprawling South West Villa, which boasts four bedrooms catering to eight guests, Banwa Private Island effortlessly caters to every preference. As you step into any of the villas, you’ll be embraced by a contemporary oasis of luxury, accentuated by a chic white and blue color scheme. Each villa boasts its own private pool and Jacuzzi, and 24-hour butler service to attend to your every need. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outside in, offering stunning views of the lush greenery that surrounds the villas and immersing you in the tranquility of nature.
Banwa Private Island offers more than just luxury, though. It’s an all-inclusive haven of exclusivity like no other. Here, you’ll find everything you desire, along with plenty of delightful surprises. At the core of this unparalleled experience is a team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about providing exceptional service. We asked the team at Banwa Private Island what “exclusively yours” means to them, and their answer speaks volumes about the resort’s commitment to creating a personalized and unforgettable experience for each guest.
YOUR OWN PRIVATE PARADISE
It’s hard to believe, standing on the paradise that is Banwa Private Island today, but there was a lot of work to be done before the tropical birds, reef sharks, turtles, parrot fish (and, of course, our esteemed guests) came to stay. Banwa Private Island is a sanctuary for an incredibly rich and diverse number of flora and fauna species. It wasn’t always like this at the start. “We wanted to create an island sanctuary rich in biodiversity,” says Michael Abejo, Assistant Landscape Manager, “so, as a horticulturist, that is the main thing that makes Banwa Private Island exclusive. What I grow here protects endangered species and offers amazing natural experiences for our guests. So for me, having a private paradise that is healing for nature and for people is what ‘exclusively yours’ means.”
Banwa Private Island epitomizes luxury, but not the formal, stuffy kind. The luxury here is warm, intimate, and unassuming, reflective of the laidback tropical island vibe. Their mission is to provide service that is so tailored to your needs that you’ll hardly notice it’s there. The beds are so plush and comfortable that you’ll feel like you’re floating, and privacy is so all-encompassing that you’ll feel cocooned in your own world. It is a luxury experience that is effortless, seamless, and unobtrusive, allowing you to fully relax and unwind. Executive Housekeeper Myrna Ramirez says “Our beachfront villas are private, immersed in garden forests just a few footsteps from the beach. This combination of nature, the greatest antidote to city life, and intimate luxury that is tailored to suit you is what ‘exclusively yours’ means to me.”
The world-renowned Filipino hospitality is synonymous with exceptional service, and at Banwa Private Island, they not only meet guests’ expectations but exceed them. They take pride in going above and beyond to ensure that guests have an unforgettable experience that is marked by genuine care and attention to detail. Aquos Foundation Guardian Bernard Bonares says “Here in Palawan, when guests visit our homes, our tradition is to welcome them wholeheartedly. We want guests to feel at home and completely taken care of. We are also extremely proud to showcase the beauty of Palawan in the hope that our guests carry those memorable experiences home with them. So for me, ‘exclusively yours’ is about offering seamless service in a way that feels unnoticeable.”
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MOMENTS, NOT THINGS
The food you enjoy during a holiday can make or break the entire experience. Fortunately, at Banwa Private Island, you don’t need to worry about the quality of the food. Their very own culinary artiste, Executive Chef Nino Ante says “The menu on Banwa Private Island changes daily. It is created with the finest fresh ingredients from the village markets, local fishing boats, and our own organic farm. So for me, ‘exclusively yours’ means going the extra mile to remind people of the value of moments of great taste that you will will want to try again.”
Exclusivity can mean different things to different people, whether it’s seclusion, personalized experiences, bespoke services, or any other interpretation that fits your preferences. But at Banwa Private Island, one thing is certain: the island is exclusively yours. Their team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing bespoke services and tailored experiences that cater to your unique needs and preferences. At Banwa Private Island, you are the sole focus of attention, making it an experience that is truly Exclusively Yours.