Honda Bay
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Framing the coastline of the capital of Palawan, Puerto Princesa City is Honda Bay. Popular location for snorkeling and island hopping.
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Andrei B
Palawan Island, Philippines4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I don’t recommend to take this tour!

It’s a waist of money, time and positive emotions that you can get in another place!

Island’s that you visit are boooring and nothing to do, maybe some photos to take.

1st island is just a small beach with bar where you can buy drinks (30 min to spend there)

2nd island is the place where you can swim with fishes, but all natural beauty’s are destroyed by tourists or waves, there is a limited place for snorkeling and a lot of peoples just walking on the corals and destroying everything. (1 hour to spend)

3rd island “is the best island for snorkeling, we will spend there 2 hour’s” the guide said :D, in the snorkeling place is also a jumping place. Place for snorkeling its very small and other tourists are jumping near you while you try to see some fishes water is getting very sandy and blurred (2 hour’s spended on a “very interesting island”

Better spend this time getting to El Nido :) and its more cheaper!

P.S. 2020 1700 pesos + 400 for mask and shoes rent!

Have a nice trip!
Written January 5, 2020
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Greg P
Oxford, UK35 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We weren’t able to visit Starfish island because of the tide so were taken snorkelling in a reef instead - having never really snorkelled before it was a bit unnerving being left to get on with it myself (it was a deep part of the sea cordoned off with buoys and a floating jetty with several outriggers beside it) with no instructions from anyone there or really much of an explanation of where we were or how long we would be there for. Luli Island was our next stop, we had lunch there (a large buffet, it was okay) and either misunderstood our guide or were given the wrong information, but ended up being 20 minutes late back to the boat and were given an abrupt telling off and told that the other group members were angry at us; so for the third part of our trip (Cowrie Island) we made sure to stay close to the rest of the group so that didn’t happen again - and this time the guide was the one who turned up later than the time he told us to. Very strange tour experience but Cowrie Island was beautiful and swimming in the warm water there was great. They take you to a shop where you can rent snorkel equipment, buy dry bags for your valuables, sun cream, snacks etc before you get on the boat and do pick up/drop off at hotel. We didn’t learn anything from our tour guide about any of the places we visited which is a shame.
Written February 10, 2020
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tero
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
the islands have gotten pretty touristy, but still worth the dime. try to get a tricycle from puerto princesa for about 500 pesos, which is much cheaper than the tours. pay entrance fees and boat ride at honda beach.
Written February 8, 2020
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines9,652 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Honda Bay is one of the famous tourist destinations in Palawan. It's located less than an hour away from Puerto Princesa, which makes it ideal for a day tour. You just need to go to the Santa Lourdes wharf and take a boat from there for island hopping. Usual itinerary includes a visit to the Cowry Island, the Starfish Island, and the so-called Luli Island. All of these islands are good for swimming. You can have your lunch in any of them. Highly recommended!
Written July 5, 2023
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Renato G
Reykjavik, Iceland285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Loved the day tour; all well organised, including pick up and drop off at the hotel. Friendly guide, watching out well for us. Brought us first to a location to rent for reasonable rates snorkelling gear and water shoes. Then we went to 3 islands. Snorkelling was only good at Starfish islands, on the other two islands water was not clear and not many fish. Lunch was OK - nothing exciting though.
Written February 9, 2020
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Roboll
Cardiff10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We decided to visit only one island- Pandan. We were rewarded with extreme peace and quiet, our own cabin and a buffet lunch for the all in entrance fee. Well worth it for a relaxing few hours at the end of our stay in the area.
Written February 1, 2020
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Andreas D
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Out of this world disappointing, we just came from El Nido and we have some magical trips over there. And then we thought let’s take one down here. Absolutely horrific experience, no snorkeling water, stones everywhere, bad food. The island “starfish island” was so unrealistically horrible. Everything was just bad, you have 50 meters where you can swim, and and water looks like toilet water.

El Nido trip A is magical, feels like a movie. Do that instead and save your money!
Written January 15, 2024
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atwell4
Silverton, OR250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
The islands in Honda Bay are stunningly beautiful. Great snorkeling and sealife in several places. The water was so blue and warm and I never wanted to leave. In fact we only left because we had to get back to our ship. Traveling from island to island by the motor boats was so much fun. Go and enjoy!
Written January 25, 2024
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Catalin N
Espoo, Finland40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A little bit of island hopping in the bay area, you will visit few island with great sand and view. Also you can do swiming and snorkeling. Tour ends with lunch on one of the islands, in our case was Lu-Li.
Written February 9, 2020
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xaragraxe
Tanauan City, Philippines100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We had an island hopping tour last October 2019. It was an amazing experience. The place do not look abused despite the fact that there are a lot of tourist on the islands. It was a good trip. Want to go back again if given another chance.
Written April 27, 2020
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