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Banwa Private Island
Banwa Private Island
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It doesn’t get any better than this… the new Banwa Private Island in the Philippines’ Northern Palawan region is ultra-exclusive, offers superlative luxury and a hefty price tag. But that’s what you’d expect if you’re getting the very best of the best. Baroque Travel takes a look

It took a decade to perfect this lavish private island retreat, a 15-acre private island offering every possible pampering luxury for the ultimate vacation. With just Visa Suites, Beachfront Villas and the Owner’s Suite offering 360-degree views, it’s got everything required for an incomparable experience. And if you wish, you can hire out the entire island for $100,000 per night.

From the exquisitely designed Owner’s Villa located at the island’s highest point, you can look down on this magnificent slice of paradise that includes transparent azure sea fringed by perfect white sand beaches. Of course, visitors here can enjoy numerous facilities including a fleet of boats to explore the surroundings, every imaginable type of water sport plus massages, tennis, golf or simply lazing on the beach soaking up the sun. Oh, did we mention there’s volleyball, table tennis, soccer and a fitness studio? Plus your own beautiful pool to refresh yourself in? There’s that, too…

This tiny little island is so small it’s not found on many maps. But it offers visitors a chance to enjoy a world where time stands still, where they are at one with nature, pampering is unsurpassed and every single moment is tailored to their enjoyment. Who could possibly ask for more?

Banwa Private Island is private in every sense of the word. And if you charter the entire island, then this perfect piece of paradise in the midst of the sea is yours – exclusively. There is nothing quite as luxurious as having your own retreat in the middle of nowhere, where your every wish is granted, and where the experience is quite unique.

Banwa offers guests the opportunity to literally switch off from the world and enjoy a pampering experience bar none. The fact that the location is dreamlike, that it offers unparalleled luxury and every possible modern amenity, should come as no surprise. This is paradise, after all. There is a team on hand to cater to your every whim, and they specialize in doing this. A personalized experience that is unlike anything you’ve enjoyed before, and it’s also very likely that you’ll never experience this again.

Barefoot luxury is the name of the game on Banwa, while you enjoy bespoke, unique and life-enriching experiences that you and your guests will treasure for a lifetime. In all, accommodation is available for up to 48 guests. There’s a dedicated butler service ensuring everything you want is at your fingertips and floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking views of the sea and the surrounds. Each villa has its own beautiful infinity pool for the utmost privacy. Of course, dining here is an exceptional experience – you can even request a master class if you wish!

The team on hand includes a nutritionist for those wishing to kick start a healthier lifestyle as well as experienced chefs who offer dishes that are gastronomic experiences. Dining outdoors is a given, in stunning locations around the island.

The numerous activities on offer ensure that each day is a new adventure, tailor made to suit each individual guest. That includes travelling beyond the island’s shores for exceptional diving and snorkelling in various locations including famous Tubbataha Reef. Another highlight of time spent on Banwa is taking a helicopter to explore the Underground River near Puerto Princesa, one of UNESCO’s New 7 Wonders of Nature.

And if you still have plenty of time in Palawan, you might want to get to know and consider visiting the beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Balabac Island situated in the southern part of the province dubbed as the “The Last of the Last Frontier’ of the country.

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