Finally, sharing the last part of our PPS trip….
For our final adventure in the beautiful island of Puerto Princesa, Palawan we went to Honda Bay – Hundo Agua meaning, like a basin of water, just a few feet shallow water then it goes deep, very deep. It has 19 islets and mostly are known for its underwater activities like snorkeling, diving and swimming. Various kinds and types of fish can be seen and coral reefs.
The trip to Honda bay takes about 25-30 minutes from our Hotel. We proceeded to Sta. Lourdes Wharf. There is a Tourist information center where you will pay for the entrance fee in Honda Bay and where you rent a boat. If you don’t have snorkeling gears with you, you can also rent them there for only P150 but I suggest you bring your own snorkling gear na lang. 🙂
I am so ready to explore Honday Bay….
First stop, was the Snake Island. It’s called Snake Island because it shaped like a snake when viewed from the sky. Many people love this island from all other islands in the bay because of the variety of fish found here. Hubs and I spend our time snorkling. We saw school of fish. We were able to feed them too. It was really awesome and fun. Sayang, we don’t have underwater camera with us. It got broken during our day 2 in PPS. I should start saving to get a new underwater camera for our next summer getaway.
At around 11am we had lunch prepared for us by our Tourist Guide slash chef. 🙂
A sumptous lunch. we had, Grilled pork, grilled eggplant, grilled fish and fresh fresh cucumber. So full!
Then after hefty lunch, we headed to Pandan Island. According to our tour guide, the island is called that way because it has lots of Pandan grass that grows in the island. The place was almost surreal and peaceful. 🙂
For our last stop, we headed to Pambato Coral Reef.
Pambato Reef is purely a snorkeling and fish feeding area. It’s a couple of floating platforms connected by bamboo bridges. One platform is for fish feeding and has a small store and the other one is a staging area for those wishing to do some snorkeling.
For me this was the best part of the trip. Swimming in the middle of the calm sea. away from the crowded beach with a vast coral formation for you to explore.
Overall, it was a good tiring day spending a lot of time at the beach and snorkeling in the sea. A definite must-try tour when you’re in Puerto Princesa.