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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Honda Bay Island-Hopping in Palawan

On our last day in Palawan, we spent the entire morning island-hopping. We only got to go snorkeling on two islands, though, because we had to catch a 2:00 p.m. flight! But despite the time constraint, we were thoroughly satisfied with the tour.

If you don't have your own snorkeling gear, Pan'z Mask & Snorkeling Rental is the place to rent some. They're clean and reliable, and Mr. Panz is very friendly!

We then headed to the Honda Bay dock and got ourselves a boat with the help of our guide.

Our first stop was Snake Island. Doesn't the beach look like a beautiful painting? It was unreal!

photo credit: Rosalie Torres

Here, I went snorkeling for the first time ever. I do love the ocean but I've always been scared to go too far from the shore, even in a life jacket! Everybody was very supportive, though, and I stopped worrying once I saw the schools of fish.

The view from our kubo!

When we got out of the water, fresh lobsters, shrimps, fish, pork belly, grilled eggplant, a tossed salad with vinaigrette, and ripe mangoes were waiting for us back at our kubo (nipa hut)! That was probably the best meal we had in Palawan. We were so full!

Good thing it took about 20 minutes to get to the next island so we were able to rest before going snorkeling again. It was raining when we got to Pandan Island, but it didn't matter. We wanted to plunge back into the water!

We didn't regret renting waterproof camera cases from our guide. The shots aren't the clearest, but at least we were able to capture the experience!

Look who we found--Nemo!

We had a blast. The next time we visit Palawan, I'd love to explore Coron!

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