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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Marikrisvi S
Quezon City, Philippines684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Part of our group tour Honda Bay has a jumping ledge, my husband and son enjoyed it, they have big hammocks where you can chill, and a sand formation to take pics. You can give donation afterwards they take pictures of you. The sand is white and the place is clean.
Written 20 March 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 25 January 2024
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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 15 January 2024
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines9,446 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 5 July 2023
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alistair l
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Highly recommend NOT booking this via a hotel, but instead booking a private boat at the port - with just four people it works out cheaper and is more flexible. Many of the Trike riders can help out here.
Written 4 September 2022
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Rosie N
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Had a great time with different island adventure activities. Love our stay, very enjoyable. Would love to go back and spend more time for this island tour together with my other friends. Very worth the package tour for they have a lot of activities to offer. Best way to start our summer getaway.
Written 8 April 2022
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We had an Island hopping tour, so we really enjoyed the time. We saw Starfish Island, Lu Li and top of the top, Cowrie. It is just amazing.
Written 28 January 2021
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Katy Santos
Philippines519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I went on a join in tour in Honda Bay - Starfish Island - You’ll be given over an hour or two to enjoy snorkeling in the waters of Starfish islands. A huge population of starfishes is in the coastal waters of the island where you could touch, take a photo and play with them.

However, as a responsible traveler, don’t throw them like a beach ball like what other tourists did that made them viral on social media. Don’t lift them up for long out of the seawater as they would die if you do, crustaceans won’t be able to defend themselves if you torture them out of the seawater, it would only take 10 seconds for them to live. Like humans, if someone puts you in the water for long without an oxygen tank, you’ll get drown and die, that’s also the case for starfishes so don’t abuse them just for the sake of Instagrammable photos!

Luli Island - Finally! After being tortured with the smell of delicious grilled pork and fish in Starfish Island, it’s time to eat a heavy lunch in Luli Island, which is our second destination! Luli came from the Tagalog word, “Lulubog, lilitaw” which means “sinking down and rising up”. If it’s high tide, the water rises up and seawater swallows up almost the entire island including the beach huts. You’ll enjoy more of this island if it’s low tide ofcourse. Then lastly, Cowrie Island - Here, you can enjoy ordering and eating afternoon snacks at a restaurant on the island while having fun on the seashore. I recommend their fruit shakes to cool off under the heat of the sunlight.
Written 26 November 2020
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GRANDEBLUE
Rhodes Town, Greece44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
I would love to come back! Nice place, free food, fresh coconuts, very kind people!!! The agencies who book the day trip their choose the best guides! Bravo!
Written 4 June 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 27 April 2020
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