One of the Philippines premiere tourist destination is the Honda Bay in Palawan. It is also known as the “Last Frontier”. It hosts some of the country’s exclusive resort and beaches. The island is also a haven for some species of birds that rest and converge before sunset. Honda bay boast its natural white sand, absolutely untouched beach fringes and amazing shore featuring royal blue sea.
The bay consists of several islets with shallow reefs and fabulous beaches. Each Island has its own beauty, charm and character that thrills every local and foreign visitor. IT becomes the favourite place for swimming, snorkelling and diving.
Honday bay is the Ideal place for swimmers, sun seekers, and snorkelers with its beautiful coral reefs, crystal clear water and fine white sand beaches. For first timers especially divers, the best month to visit this place is from December to May when the weather is fine.
How to get there :
Honda Bay is located 12km nort east of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It is about 30 - 45 minutes drive from the city. One can hire either a tricycle or a Van for 500 pesos (12 Dollars). If you decided to rent a van, it will cost at around 1,500 - 2,000 pesos. The tricycle or Van will bring you to Honday Bay and fecth you back on your pre agreed time.
The Islets are the Cannon Island, Bat Island, Lu-Li Island, Meara Marina, Starfish Island, Snake Island, Pandan Island and Senorita Island. The best recognized Island of Honda Bay is Bat Island; it features a large fruit Bat coming out of their holes for their food.
Another tourist attraction is the Snake Island that shaped like a snake Tounge. It also famous for its crystal clear water and white sand beach noted for large and lovely shells. Other Interesting Islands are Canon, Pandan, Starfish and Lu-li Island, Lu-Li derive from the word “lulubog-lilitaw” a floating and sinking Island and visible only during low tide.