Honda Bay in Puerto Princesa, Palawan is a group of small islands considered as some of the most beautiful in the Philippines. The bay is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Palawan, with its clear waters, astonishing variety of marine life and the endless stretches of pure, sugary white sand. Puerta Princesa is also known as the cleanest and greenest city in the country. The natural beauty of Honda Bay is such that tourists from all over the world flock to this part of the Philippines every year. Hollywood celebrities have been known to fly secretly to this secluded spot to enjoy a tropical vacation away from the prying eyes of the public.
The islands of Honda Bay are surrounded by magnificent beaches which are perfect for diving, snorkeling and skiing. Each island in Honda Bay is worth exploring, and visitors discover that it is worth spending considerable time on each island to enjoy its natural wonders completely. Pandan Island is a great place to relax and unwind because there are numerous huts, cottages and hammocks which tourists can use. The island is a great spot for snorkeling because of the delightful array of fishes that will swim with you while you explore underwater.
Snake Islandis another popular spot in Honda Bay. It is a two-kilometer sandbar sandbar is shaped like a snake, thus the name. Food feasting is a favorite activity in Snake Island primarily because of the number of fish that you can catch on its waters. Visitors can arrange for the fishermen to catch fresh fish for them, which can be cooked and grilled right on the beach.
Other islands worth checking out are Lu-Li Island, which sinks during high tide; Senorita Island, which is a breeding site for Lapu-Lapu fish and Starfish Island, with its abundant population of starfish in its clear waters.
Honda Bay is very accessible from Puerto Princesa city. From Barangay Sta. Lourdes Tagbanua, which is around 12 meters away from the town proper, one can simply hire a boat to take them to the island of their choice.