Honda Bay

Honda Bay is a bay on the eastern shore of the island of Palawan near Puerto Princesa City in the southwestern Philippines.

The bay is used for both subsistence and commercial fisheries and recreation. Boats can be rented for the day and used for travel to nearby islands, many less than 45 minutes from the shore by boat. Honda Bay is ideal for snorkeling. Starfish are commonly found near islands such as Starfish Island. Puerto Princesa is the nearest port city, and is accessible by plane.

How To Get Here

Honda Bay is about 45 minutes drive from the city center up north. The mode of transportation from the city center towards Honda Bay Port is by land, you can rent either a tricycle or a van.

Tricycle fare: Php500 or $11USD

Van fare: Php1,500-2000.00 or $32-35USD

Island Hopping

Honda bay is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines that consists of few islands each uniquely named based on its appearance and on what its known for. Every tourist stop won’t be complete if you won’t be able to go island hopping.

Each island at Honda Bay offers different thrills but Luli Island, Starfish Island, Panden Island and Cowrie Island are all great for swimming and snorkeling.

Starfish Island

Starfish Island by Yannah the Wanderer

Various Star Fish (Sea Stars) can be found in Starfish Island and in all of Palawan, as evident in its name. Symmetric five-armed orange Star Fish are the most abundant type in the area but there are also other variety.

Luli Island 

Luli Island

A tiny island with beautiful sand bars. Luli Island is actually a short term for “Lulubog – Lilitaw”, which means Sink & Rise, which is what the Island does; at high tide the island disappears and at low tide, it reappears.

Cowrie Island

Cowrie island

Cowrie Island is named after the small-to-large sea snail, marine gastropod mollusc called “cowrie.”  The island has a number of cabanas, a pavillion and thatched-roof spa huts, all over looking the sea and creating a beautiful, picturesque scene.

Pandan Island

pandan-island

Pandan Island, is a private island with just one small resort.  The island has the finest, whitest sands of all the islands and a lush tropical forest. This oval shaped island offers stunning views of the Honda Bay.  The only structures on this island are wood and nipa cottages and stalls selling drinks and massages.  The lack of concrete structures enhances the feeling of an island left to be at one with nature.

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Yannahthewanderer
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