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“Island hopping fun”
Review of Honda Bay

Honda Bay
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Honda Bay Island Tour with Buffet Lunch from Puerto Princesa
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Owner description: Framing the coastline of the capital of Palawan, Puerto Princesa City is Honda Bay. Popular location for snorkeling and island hopping.
Northern Cal
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“Island hopping fun”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Took a tour of Honda Bay (there were 10 of us in the tour); the underground river tour was cancelled due to rain, so Honda Bay tour was consolation. The tour guide (forgot first name but last name was Estrada) spoke excellent English and provided good info, so the tour was more enjoyable. Snorkeling gear rental and entrance fee for boat cost extra, so be prepared. Went to 3 different islands; had lunch on one of the main island with a Cabana rental (food prepared by tour guide who made a very good and filling all you can eat lunch). You can also purchase fresh seafood from one of the hawkers on the island, who will prepare it fresh for you; you can also get some fresh buko (coconut) drink for very low cost. Snorkeling at the island was good (see if you can spot a clown fish, e.g. Finding Nemo). There is also massage on the island; price is reasonable. The other 2 islands were just OK.
Pros: Snorkeling, island hopping, food, good guide (which is variable).
Cons: Can be boring if you are not into island hopping or getting wet.
Advise: Bring swim suit, towel, change of cloth and sunblock. Bring your own snorkel or rent it elsewhere for less. Get fresh buko if you like coconut; it is so cheap (< 50 cents US). If you are adventurous, you can island hop on your own by hiring a boat for lower cost.

Visited September 2012
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“Go island hoping in Honda Bay”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

a must do while in PP/Palawan:you will experience different islands, snorkle and swim in white sandy beaches, potentially eat lovely fresh fish and sea food while admiring the stunning lush rugged landscape of mainland Palawan
if at all possible avoid weekend as the small islands can be crowded

Visited November 2012
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“Sun, Wind & Water, lots & lots of it!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

I am not a lover of beaches specially under the sun but I went with the group because I like their company. We rented a van that took us there about 25 minutes from the city. Rented a motorized banca and off we went to 3 different islands, Starfish Island was the first. We proceeded to Pandan Island where we had lunch of fresh seafoods being peddled there and cooked right there. Nothing much to do so we left after lunch and proceeded to Cowrie Isalnd which to me is a better place. It has a bar and their Margarita is good. They have free areas with tables and they serve buffet at very reasonable price. Some of us swam and enjoyed the beach.

Visited November 2012
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“Swimming with fishes!”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

swim at the edges of the coral reefs. Interactions of the fishes and corals get more interesting there.

Visited October 2012
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“nice”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Is nice, if you know other places in THAI... you ll rating AVERAGE, but is good. You can snorkeling ( RENT THE SHOES AND MASK ), you can later take a lunch at beach and swim and snorkel. If you re in puerto princesa you need go.

Visited October 2012
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