A starfish in Hond Bay

    Honda Bay Islands Hopping


    Honda Bay Island Hopping is an exciting day trip to the enchanting islands scattered around the bay, washed by turquoise clear waters teeming with marine life.

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    How to plan a Honda Bay Trip

    Information and activities to plan your trip to Honda Bay

    Honda Bay is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Here you can find some useful information about when to go and where to stay.

    We hope that this article will help you to plan an enjoyable trip to Honda Bay:

    When to go:

    Honda Bay can be visited all year round, however, the best time to go there is during the dry season from November to early May.

    The dry season or Amihan season is characterized by moderate temperatures, little or no rainfall, and a prevailing wind from the east.

    No matter what time of year you visit, some islands are generally crowded. Avoid going there during public holidays.

    Average rainfall days in Honda Bay, Philippines

    • Rainfall days

    Attractions You Should Consider Visiting:

    • Starfish Island
    • Pandan Island
    • Arecife Island (Dos Palmas)
    • Snake Island
    • Cowrie Island
    • Luli Island
    • Pambato Reef

    Classic Honda Bay Tour Options:


    •  Day Trip Dos Palmas: visit the beautiful Arreceffi Island on a day trip. This island, situated in the tropical waters of Honda Bay, is one of the favorite beach destination of honeymooners and diving aficionados.


    • Island Hopping Honda Bay: Go island hopping and explore some of the tropical islands scattered in the bay such as Luli Island, Cowrie Island and Starfish Island.


    • Pandan Island: Indulge the clear waters of Isla Pandan and enjoy the variety of activities offered on the island

    Suggested 4-day Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive Puerto Princesa – Transfer to Dos Palmas
    Day 2: At leisure or diving/snorkeling in Dos Palmas
    Day 4: At leisure or diving/snorkeling in Dos Palmas
    Day 3: Departure Puerto Princesa

    Where to stay

    The only resort is found on Arreceffi Island.

    Luxury Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa

    An exclusive eco-friendly resort with elegantly furnished cottages like Bay Cottages located in the shallow waters and Beach Villa Cottages located on the fined sand beach.

    What to bring along:

    This is our beach packing list to help you pack everything you will need for a great trip to Honda Bay.

    • Swimsuit
    • Shorts
    • Cotton t-shirts
    • Flip Flops
    • Beach Bag
    • Beach Pareo
    • Beach Towel
    • Sunhut
    • Sunscreen
    • Watershoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Waterproof camera
    • Cash in local currency

    Occasionally there are jellyfishes in Honda Bay so it’s advisable wear a wetsuit for protection against jellyfish stings and bring along an effective spray for neutralizing stings caused by jellyfish.


    There are restaurants and snack bars on the islands. They serve local food and barbeque.