5 Must-See Honda Bay Islands for First-Timers in Palawan

While Palawan offers everything anyone would ever want for a tropical getaway, sometimes all you need is Dos Palmas Resort Palawan’s Day Tour Package. This website-exclusive deal can already open up a whole new world of fun and excitement as it can bring you to a slew of islands in Honda Bay.

If it is your first time in Puerto Princesa, make sure to explore the following:

1. Pandan Island

On the eastern shore of Palawan lies what could be the crown jewel of Honda Bay — Pandan Island. According to the locals, this place has the finest and whitest sand in the entire bay.

In here, you can rent a nipa hut on the shore, and a scrumptious seafood meal can be prepared by an on-site restaurant. Cottages may also be rented for picnics. Pandan Island is located 40 minutes from Sta. Lourdes Wharf in Puerto Princesa.

2. Snake Island

Locals used to call it “Kalumpang” or “Masong.” The name of the island has been changed because of its 3-km long sand bar that looks like a giant white sea snake from the sky.

The island has been envisioned to become an exhibition area for three ecosystems — coral reef, sea grass beds (from monocotyledon plant group of grasses, lilies, and palms that form underwater meadows) and mangroves. With the local government’s rehabilitation project, Snake Island has been replanted with 17 hectares of nine species of mangroves.

3. Luli Island

The name of the island is derived from the FIlipino phrase “lulubog, lilitaw,” which is “now you see it, now you don’t” in loose translation. During high tide, the only sight you’ll see are the cottages and the restaurant that seem to float above the waters.

Known for the vast expanse of its sandbars and its undisturbed mangrove forest, Luli also has amenities that would please the thrill-seeking beachgoer, such as a 12-foot diving board.

4. Cowrie Island

This island is named after the sea snails that are abundant in the area. It is a boomerang-shaped sanctuary that features an array of exciting activities, such as banana boat ride, diving, snorkeling, and kayaking.

Cowrie Island offers a good underwater visibility because of its shallow and calm waters. On a good day, you might even encounter schools of flying fish leaping out of the sea.

5. Isla Puting Buhangin

This is an exquisite islet just across Dos Palmas private island resort in Palawan. It is reachable in 10 minutes via ferry ride.

If you wish to visit Isla Puting Buhangin, take advantage of Dos Palmas’ Mobile Exclusive Promotion. Just book your stay using your mobile phone and you’ll get 15% off on Standard Rates. This deal comes with free airport transfer, complimentary use of Wi-Fi Internet, welcome drinks, and more inclusions. This limited-time promo of Dos Palmas Resort in Palawan runs until December 15, 2019.