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Banwa Private Island wins the Private Island of the Year Award

They say that life doesn’t get better than when you’re at the beach, but on Banwa Private Island we are celebrating even more. This year we are thrilled to announce we were hand-picked (from some stiff global competition) by Destination Deluxe as the Best Private Island.

Banwa Private Island’s Peter Nilsson says: “This award acknowledges ‘change-makers’ and pioneers in sustainability, alongside quality and originality. We are doubly pleased to see environmental innovation by the Aquos Foundation being recognized alongside our intimate luxury and seamless service.

A travel and wellness publication, Destination Deluxe covers the most sought-after destinations around the world. The prestigious Destination Deluxe Awards honor leaders and pioneers in 22 categories of wellness and travel, ‘that drive remarkable luxury standards. It is voted on by a panel of 17 expert judges who are industry leaders.

Destination Deluxe says: “With the unrivaled experience of retreats and resorts across the globe, we review and propose places and practices based on first-hand experience, consistently adding new gems to our vast collection of lifestyle recommendations. We seek out the smartest ways to help you rejuvenate, reconnect with yourself, relax and improve your well-being.

The award was announced on November 28, at the Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok Hotel.

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