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Banwa Private Island Receives Prestigious “Private Island of the Year” Award from Destination Deluxe for the Third Time

Banwa Private Island, a multi-award-winning all-villa retreat nestled in the heart of Palawan, Philippines, is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious “Private Island of the Year” by Destination Deluxe for the third year. This recognition underscores Banwa Private Island’s unwavering commitment to providing an extraordinary and sustainable experience for its guests.

Private Island of the Year 2023 Winner:  Banwa Private Island

Upon receiving the honor, Banwa Private Island’s Commercial Director, Pamela Balce, expressed her joy, stating, “We are truly humbled by this recognition as it highlights the dedication of our team to sustainability, authenticity, and exceptional service. Banwa Private Island’s commitment to creating an extraordinary guest experience remains unwavering, and we are honored to be acknowledged alongside environmental innovations by the Aquos Foundation.

The Destination Deluxe Awards, which celebrate leaders and pioneers in wellness and travel, are a testament to the exceptional quality, transparency, and originality that Banwa Private Island consistently delivers. Evaluated by a distinguished panel of 20 judges, including well-respected industry experts, the awards recognize and applaud change-makers who push the boundaries and innovate in their respective fields.

In addition to this remarkable recognition, Banwa Private Island was recently honored with the prestigious award as “The Philippines’ Best Beach, Island, or Upcountry Resort” in the inaugural Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023, further solidifying its status as a premier destination in the region. Moreover, Banwa Private Island ascended to a rarefied pantheon of global luxury hospitality as it was handpicked by the editors of the illustrious Robb Report for inclusion in their inaugural list of “The 50 Greatest Luxury Hotels on Earth“. Robb Report, known for its discerning standards, has meticulously curated this select list, which features classic hotels from around the world that transcend trends and achieve genuine—and sustained—greatness.

Banwa Private Island offers a sanctuary of privacy and tranquility amidst stunning natural beauty. 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.

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