Next Boracay - Honda Bay Palawan
Honda Bay. is a blue cool waters are scattered with islands that guarantee one of a pure-pleasure experience. From snorkeling in its clear waters to the more adventurous island hopping within its districts to simply having a picnic in the fine sand of its beach areas, Honda Bay is sure to leave a lasting impression on the visitor.
One of the Philippine's premiere tourist destinations, Honda Bay, Palawan island is also known as the "The Last Frontier". It is host to several of the most exclusive resorts in the country. With its white sand beaches, magnificent landscape, fishing villages and rainforests, it is a favorable destination of adventurers and nature lovers. The province has several sites that attract divers from various parts of the world. In the city center of Puerto Princesa, hall of fame awardee for the cleanest and greenest city in the country, several tourist spots can be seen in a one day tour. This would include Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm, the world's largest prison "without bars", and the Kamarikutan Gallery. The city's best offering is the St. Paul Subterranean National Park that is famed for its 8.2 kilometer log river, said to be the longest of its kind in the world.
The perfect place for sun questers and loves snorkel diving is Honda Bay. HONDA BAY is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines and the best place around. It has been known to be the best dive spots in the Philippines.
Honda Bay is comprised of several islets with shallow reefs bordering wonderful beaches which have become the much loved swimming, snorkeling, and diving destinations of local residents and tourists. The best recognized islands of Honda Bay are Cowrie and Bat named because of the large fruit bats coming out of their holes at sundown for their evening feed. Another is Snake island, of curvaceous tongue shape like a snake and with a white sand beach noted for large and lovely shells. Other interesting islands are Canon, Pandan, Starfish, Lu-Ii Island (derived from the word ""lulubog-lilitaw"", meaning floating and sinking island, is visible only during low tide), Señorita Island (the breeding site of lapu-lapu fish). and Meara Marina. Starfish Island, with coral reefs breaking crystal clear water onto empty, fine white sand beaches and clear water that teems with starfish. Arreceffi Island contains the luxury Dos Palmas Beach Resort, while lesser accommodation can be found on other islands, or stay at Puerto Princesa Beach resort and take a half hour boat trip to your much loved deserted beach. Lodging facilities are available for overnight stays in the islands of Meara Marina and Starfish (Sandbar Resort).
Honda Bay Resorts and Hotels
Dos Palmas Arrecefi Island Resort
Nestled in the waters
of Honda Bay, northeast of Palawan's Puerto Princesa. It's a serene
world unto itself, an island retreat far away from the hustle and
bustle of the city, and yet easily accessible.
Rich diving spots, abundant with Palawan's famed marine life, and well-trained staff of activity coordinators will assist those in pursuit of an adventure-filled, active vacation. Well-appointed resort accommodations also ensure the comfort of those wanting for a quiet, calming rest. Luxurious accommodations and various recreational facilities present you with modern comforts while you enjoy the laid-back pace of island living. It's the best of both worlds.
Getting to Honda Bay Palawan Philippines
Trip from Cebu City to Daanbantayan/ Maya (the jump-off point), normally take between 4 to 4.5 hours by bus. A 4-hour trip, take the bus. Maya is some 145 kilometers away from the city via narrow and winding road passing through scenic landscapes along the way.
During the bus ride one will pass Mandaue City and Consolacion
The bus ride is far from smooth over a winding and narrow road all the way to Bogo, a progressive city. The bus will reach Bogo about 2,5 - 3 hours later and then after a 15 minute stop for unloading passengers will go to the last leg of the journey. The towns of Medellin and Daan Bantayan are located in a peninsula Daanbantayan, connected to Bogo only by a narrow isthmus. The bus had to slow down as we entered the peninsular towns as the road was surprisingly unpaved
About 4-4,5 hours after leaving one will reach Maya wharf pantalan and then continue the journey to the island, this time by boat. Honda Bay is a 30-minute boatride across a shallow 8-kilometer channel from Maya.
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