Banwa Private Island Awarded as 'The Philippines’ Best Beach, Island or Upcountry Resort' in Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023

Friday, June 09, 2023

Banwa Private Island is thrilled to announce that it has been honored with the prestigious award as “The Philippines’ Best Beach, Island or Upcountry Resort” in the inaugural Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023.

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

Nestled in the heart of Palawan, 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.

The Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023 serves as a prestigious platform that recognizes and celebrates the pinnacle of 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.

From left :  Peter Nilsson, CEO of Banwa Private Island accepting “The Philippines’ Best Beach, Island or Upcountry Resort” award in Bangkok; and Björn Rettig, CEO of BurdaLuxury with Jeninne Lee-St. John, Editor-in-Chief of Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macau flanked Peter Nilsson

For more information and enquiries on Banwa Private Island, please contact the Reservations team through mobile/WhatsApp: +639178882864, send an email to or visit

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