Starfish Island, Honda Bay, Palawan: SERENITY at its finest!

THE STARFISH ISLAND

starfish we found in starfish island.

It is named as such because of the existence of various starfish in the island. It has a fine white sand(though, It looks color flesh in the photos).Β  Warning however, is that in the shore there are bits and pieces of shells that may wound you if you’re not careful, so I advise that you walk with your slippers on. Amidst those shells lie a fine sand that it so good to touch! It is like polvoron or powder… I just love rubbing it in my feet… It feels like walking in a carpet πŸ™‚

Another starfish, also, look at the sand, there are bits of shells with it πŸ™‚

I think, the best thing in this island is the fish feeding area where you can feed the fishes with the bread while you are doing your snorkeling—so basically, you are swimming while feeding them πŸ™‚ There are various kinds of fish swimming and awaiting for you to throw them a piece of bread, so doing this activity is really a great experience, especially for the kids and kids-at-heart (like me! Lol!)Β  It is so cool. Anyway, I don’t have pics with the fishes because I’m busy feeding them :)_

fish..fish..fish… so colorful!

My experience with the fish feeding is that at first, I was really scared, it seems that I feel threatened because of the various kind of fishes swimming towards me every time I give them bread, I’m so scared that they will eat me or bite me… so I stayed in the floater until the assistant boatman (he is actually a kid) showed me that they are harmful and won’t bite πŸ™‚Β  (thanks for the movies Piranha and Jaws, which made me think that I can be eaten alive of this cutesy little friends).

Anyway, the island itself is somehow less crowded than the more well-known Pandan Island, since when we docked here, there are not much people roaming or swimming, so basically we had the island for ourselves. By the way, upon entering this island, you need to pay P20.00 or P40.00 as entrance fee (sorry forgot the exact amount, it’s been too long after I wrote in my blog), You can also eat here if you brought with you food and snacks. It is better to eat here if you have a packed-lunch because the other island—Pandan Island— is totally crowded! Moreover, there are a lot more vacant cottages here than in pandan Island!

Cottages in the Starfish Island. Not much people here
Ruins of an Old restaurant which once stood here. I somehow feel lonely looking at this pic… ruins of man made structure amid a nature-made wonder

Another photo of the ruins:

My colleague and I, together with the boatman and his assistant, walked towards the seemingly disappearing piece of land because of the tide change. It is almost high tide, and we can see that the path we walked through is now covered by shallow water.

there is a picture wooden frame there suggesting that the view is indeed picture perfect! btw, we walked that path and it’s really amazing! see the narrowing way? it is almost high tide!!!
we walked towards that cottage/shelter… looking at this picture melts my heart…. hmmm.. and also, look at how the waters cover some parts of the path… so interesting!
we are now going back…. look at the winding path and the island itself. beautiful isn’t it. the man in orange is our boatman… see, no people?? You can say that this an “almost deserted” paradise!
The path where we walked was already covered by the waters….

One more interesting thing in this island, is the existence of mangroves or in tagalog, bakawan. However, when I imagine places where mangroves are planted, I always fear piranhas or crocodiles swimming towards me! But Nah! that’s only me. Aside from the fears I got from watching too much movies, the awe that my heart felt while savoring the peaceful atmosphere that this island provides, is indeed one of a kind experience, it is really relaxing–it made me forget about my endless hardship in school πŸ™‚ … I feel serene deep in my heart, and somehow made me feel blessed… that I don’t know why… don’t ask me, just experience it yourself πŸ™‚

Mangroves in the other side of the island… so beautiful…
look how calm and serene the place is!

This place is indeed a paradise! A place where you can feel nature at its finest! No noise… no crowds.. just you and nature! πŸ™‚

Things not to forget:

1. Visit this first and eat your lunch here, savor the peaceful vibe of this island, it is really amazing!

2. Don’t forget to bring bread, buy it in the stores in the metro or in the port, a loaf of bread is only P20.00, I suggest you buy 2 packs of bread (2 loaves) because I assure you that you’ll have tons of fun feeding and swimming with the fish

3. Don’t forget to rent snorkeling gears, you will need it to look at the fishes underwater.

How to Get to honda bay: Click here to see my previous post about Information, Tips and How to’s for Honda Bay Palawan
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9 thoughts on “Starfish Island, Honda Bay, Palawan: SERENITY at its finest!”

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad that you liked the pictures… The person with me that time taught me how to utilize my slr, so that was my first time taking “cool” and “clearer” pictures manually πŸ™‚ Thank you so much!

  1. Awesome pictures. Esp.that path. Thise bread scattered in the water doesn’t to capture a good picture. Obviously, you did an outstanding job. Great post.

    1. Thank you very much! πŸ™‚ That was my first time to use my “photography” skills (If I have any.. I think, the place is just picturesque so no photography skills needed…It is beautiful on its own) but I think I really need to learn more on how to use my camera, so I will produce much better and clearer photos πŸ™‚ Thank you very much for your nice comment! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. I travelled to Honda Bay lasta week and I felt very angry about touristsΒ΄behaviour. I hate when tourists feed fishes only for a good picture, I hate when tourists touch, twist or get the starfishes out of the water just to take a selfie, I hate when tourists put their big feet over rocks and coral. I really hate all these things…

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