Well equipped: All six of the villas on the Banwa Private Island resort have a swimming pool and hot tub.
Banwa Private Island
Sunset swimming: There are some pretty spectacular views to enjoy while taking a dip.
Banwa Private Island
Room with a view: Villas feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a bright, modern design.
Banwa Private Island
Hefty price tag: But luxury doesn't come cheap. At $100,000, Banwa Private Island is one of the world's priciest resorts.
Banwa Private Island
Air links: A seaplane or helicopter transfer from Palawan Island is needed to reach the resort.
Banwa Private Island
Dining options: There are plenty of spots to relax, and a team of chefs and bartenders means food and cocktails are on tap.
Banwa Private Island
Shoreline splendor: White sand beaches stretch around the island, with small forests on the mainland.
Banwa Private Island
Bring a friend: The island can host up to 48 guests, bringing the nightly cost down to just over $2,000 per person -- a bargain.
Banwa Private Island
Leisure options: Tennis courts, a football pitch and a golf course provide the activities, and a range of water sports are available.
Banwa Private Island
Wealthy guests: The world's super-rich have been anticipating the opening for years.
Banwa Private Island

Luxurious private island resort opens -- and a night's stay costs $100,000

(CNN) — You can now book your stay in paradise -- but it won't come cheap.
A luxurious private resort stretching across an island in the western Philippines has opened for business.
It offers white sand beaches, plush villas and plenty of amenities. But with a price tag of $100,000 a night, Banwa Private Island is among the most expensive getaways anywhere in the world.
The resort, in the works for years, and benefits from year-round sunshine thanks to its location close to the equator. It features six villas and additional suites, meaning 48 people can stay at any one time. So if you have plenty of friends, it might be worth splitting the bill.
The resort's surounding Puerco Island, sits serenely off the coast of Palawan, an island province. Guests heading for Banwa will need to hop on a helicopter or seaplane for the final leg.
Once there, guests will be able to explore the entirety of the archipelago, relax in a hammock or sip cocktails at a bar.
Each villa has its own infinity pool and hot tub and a team of chefs will supply food and drink. Freshly caught fish and newly picked vegetables feature heavily on the menu.
The world's most exclusive hotels: The Brando Resort, Tahiti: Bought by Hollywood actor Marlon Brando in 1967, this private island located on the Tetiaroa atoll features 35 upscale but eco-friendly villas with their own pool and direct beach access.
The Brando
Guests can also meet some of the island's fauna, including sea turtles and tabon birds. There's even an on-site wildlife expert.
Other amenities include a tennis court and a short golf course, plus access to a variety of boats. Jet skiing, scuba diving, sailing and kayaking are available. Of course, the gorgeous beach that stretches around the island is also a draw.
If all that sounds too strenuous, there's also an on-site spa.
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