Banwa Private Island awarded ‘The Philippines’ Best Beach, Island or Upcountry Resort’ by Travel + Leisure Asia

The award was announced at this week’s inaugural Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023 at the Park Hyatt Bangkok in Thailand.

Located in the Sulu Sea in Palawan, Banwa Private Island is set amid one of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty.

Peter Nilsson of Banwa Private Island expressed his gratitude for the support of Travel + Leisure readers and the recognition bestowed. He said, “We are deeply 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 sustainable luxury and intuitive, seamless service, creating inspirational and unforgettable experiences that capture the hearts of affluent, seasoned travelers. 

Banwa Private Island’s Peter Nilsson accepts the award from Björn Rettig, CEO of BurdaLuxury, and Jeninne Lee-St. John, editor-in-chief of Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macau.

Banwa Private Island’s six hectares of lush, verdant landscaping and pristine white sand beaches provide a perfect environment for nature to thrive. The  island provides sanctuary for an incredibly rich and diverse number of flora and fauna species.

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 island is accessible from Manila via private jet and helicopter transfer.

The Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023 is a prestigious platform that recognizes and celebrates 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.

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