Honda Bay Island

About Honda Bay Island
Honda Bay is a popular tourist destination located near Puerto Princesa, the capital city of Palawan, Philippines. It is a bay area known for its crystal-clear waters, stunning islands, and diverse marine life, making it a haven for beach lovers, snorkelers, and island-hoppers. Honda Bay offers a variety of idyllic islands and islets that can be explored through island-hopping tours. Some of the well-known islands in Honda Bay include:
  1. Pandan Island: Known for its vibrant coral reefs, Pandan Island is a great spot for snorkeling and diving. The island also offers accommodations for those who wish to spend more time in the area.
  2. Cowrie Island: This picturesque island is a popular stop during island-hopping tours. It features white sandy beaches, clear waters, and amenities such as huts, cabanas, and water sports activities.
  3. Starfish Island: As the name suggests, Starfish Island is home to numerous starfish that can be seen in the shallow waters. Visitors can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and beachcombing on this lovely island.
  4. Luli Island: Luli, which stands for "Lulubog-Lilitaw" (Sink and Rise), is an island that disappears during high tide and reappears during low tide. It offers sandy shores and clear waters, perfect for swimming and relaxing.
  5. Snake Island: This island gets its name from its long sandbar that resembles a snake. Visitors can walk along the sandbar during low tide and enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the surrounding waters.
Island-hopping tours in Honda Bay typically include multiple stops, allowing visitors to explore different islands and engage in activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and picnicking on the beaches. The tours often provide equipment like snorkels and masks, and may also include a seafood lunch. To reach Honda Bay, you can hire a tricycle or van from Puerto Princesa city proper to take you to the boat terminal. From there, you can join a guided tour or rent a private boat to explore the islands. Please note that the availability of specific islands and tour itineraries may vary depending on weather conditions, regulations, and tour operators. It is advisable to check with local tour agencies or the Puerto Princesa Tourism Office for the most up-to-date information and to arrange your visit to Honda Bay.