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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alistair l
2 contributions
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
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
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
Philippines516 contributions
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, Greece37 contributions
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
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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steve n sharon
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hey....this was a great choice for us,as we did not want to sit in a bus for 6-8 hr going to el nido.....that is for the most part for kids...this honda bay trip was great....good boating around 3 islands good food,drink,suba,swiming,ect....best part..your not on a buss all day...15 min from porto.....
Written 5 March 2020
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Alexis Rufus
Windsor, UK104 contributions
Couples
Nice day out but first 2x islands very touristy and limited snorkelling. Final stop at the reef was better with lots of fish, but sea very choppy as was windy (might be better on a clear day) and water visibility not great. The actual pickup and drop off took much longer than expected due to having multiple passengers, but met some nice people. If you like snorkelling, apparently El Nido much better, this felt like a bit of a “tourist trap”.
Written 24 February 2020
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Joel B
6 contributions
Relaxing tour, the snorkeling was tame, quite a few little fish nothing special. The beaches visited were very nice, beaches were clean.
Written 21 February 2020
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Greg P
Oxford, UK35 contributions
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 10 February 2020
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