Island Hopping around Honda Bay Palawan

A blog… photos… AND a video of island hopping around Honda Bay in Palawan, Philippines? That’s right team, it’s all your travel inspo dreams come true. All aboard for this epic journey on your favourite Filipino island.

Matt and I were having a bit of downtime in Puerto Princesa when we purchased a GoPro7. Good lord we’re terrible at being thrifty. But you know what that meant! Time to go exploring with our new toy! And what better way than jumping on a boat in the middle of nowhere and visiting some deserted islands?!

We booked with one of the tour agents in a mall. It was that easy. We were picked up the next day, driven to the harbour and herded onto a boat. The harbour was crazy, with people being organised onto boats, and then the boats being called from out in the harbour to the wharf so the tourist could be shuffled onto their allocated boat. And don’t even start me on the people hustling you while you wait… pearls… sunglasses… drybags… get your tourist tokens here!

Puerto Princesa Boat Harbour Palawan Philippines
This boat harbour is organised chaos!

Starfish Island

Our first stop was Starfish Island! Funnily enough, zero starfish. Matt and I were in for the sunbathing and palm trees. I tried to go for a quick dip, but the fish kept nibbling on me and just generally making me squeal. I think they were cranky that I wasn’t feeding them bread like the other island hoppers.

Starfish Island Honda Bay Palawan Philippines Island Hopping

Starfish Island Honda Bay Palawan Philippines Island Hopping
They weren’t joking when they said wear water shoes.

Starfish Island Honda Bay Palawan Philippines Island Hopping

Starfish Island Honda Bay Palawan Philippines Island Hopping

Luli Island

Luli Island was our second stop. The water here was deep and troublesome fish free, so Matt and I grabbed a beer and took a dip. There were platforms to jump from and sand dunes to walk along. And just look at those drone views. Paradise.

Luli Island Honda Bay Palawan Philippines Couple Goals

Luli Island Honda Bay Palawan Philippines Beach

Honda Bay Palawan Philippines Island Hopping Drone

Cowrie Island

Our last island and lunch stop was Cowrie Island. We were set up for a buffet lunch, and then Matt and I were content with a swim, a sunbake and some refreshing coconut juice. Oh, the island life for me.

Cowrie Island Palawan Honda Bay Philippines Sign

Cowrie Island Honda Bay Palawan Philippines Lunch

Cowrie Island Honda Bay Palawan Philippines Beach Drone

Cowrie Island Honda Bay Palawan Philippines Beach Drone

Swimming and snorkelling are your main activities when island hopping so make sure you pack your cossie, water shoes (for those pesky urchins and stonefish) and a snorkel/mask. Water shoes and snorkel/masks are available to rent for an extra charge, and the shop even sells bread for the fish feeding. We did all this for about 1500 peso each.

As for the new GoPro – take a look at the video below and let me know what you think!

4 Replies to “Island Hopping around Honda Bay Palawan”

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: