Banwa is one of the few places in the world where nothing breaks you out of your own tranquil cocoon. Not even the distant hum of a plane flying overhead. There’s just the pure pleasure of peace and the ultimate opportunity to switch off, rest your ears, and focus on you.

A place of unspoiled beauty, its unparalleled luxury is matched only by its unique history. The secret to the island?s heritage lies in its name – derived from that of the local Tagbanua tribe, an indigenous community descended from the ancient Tabon man, believed to be the first known humans in the Philippines around 30,000 years ago. You will experience a blending of this ancient tradition with contemporary living connecting the island, and you, to the wider Palawan region and some of its most enduring inhabitants. 

Our world-class team will do everything in their power to ensure you enjoy your time here, where secrecy and surprise unite to offer every guest to our shores a beautifully personalised experience like nowhere else on earth.


It located Northern Palawan, Philippines. Fly by private jet from Manila directly to one of local airports in Palawan and enjoy a brief helicopter transfer to the island – from either San Vicente (10 minutes) or Puerto Princesa (20 minutes).


There are one, two, and four-bedroom villas, plus the owner’s exclusive residence also available, in total offering stunning, contemporary accommodation for 22 guests. The dedicated butler service ensures that your every desire will be anticipated, leaving you to sit back, relax and revel in the wonders of our Palawan paradise.

Floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows bring the outside in, delivering spectacular vistas from every angle, whilst breathtakingly beautiful infinity pools complement the unrivalled beachfront villa locations with style.

The additional Axis Suites, including the magical ‘360° Suite’ located at the highest point on the island, provide a further 12 rooms for up to 24 guests, bringing the island’s total occupancy to 48, although additional accommodation can be arranged if required.


From a relaxing massage in whisper-quiet setting to local speciality and international treatments that help guests reboot and recharge, every experience in the island’s spa is personalised to you. The hotel brilliant team are dedicated to your physical and emotional wellbeing at every turn, helping you to leave happier and healthier than you arrived.

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