Palawan: Starfish Island

As a city girl, I was curious about Palawan. I am not a beach person. I even dread summer because I easily tan and I can’t stand the heat. I would even bring an umbrella with me to the beach if it isn’t such an inconvenience.

Puerto Princesa Palawan 2013 Honda Bay

Palawan: August 2013 by isparkleen.com

It’s hard not to fall in love with beaches, as you can see above. Considering that the first island we visited gave me a wound to remember and rendered me limping for the next few days of our trip, the pain cannot overpower my senses. Let me give you a visual tour of the island where I had that little mishap and see for yourself how it was all too easy to be forgiving.

Honda Bay is composed of 16 islands. For our day tour, we only visited three.

Puerto Princesa Palawan 2013 Airport

All our airports should have this sign, yes?

A couple of minutes away from our accommodation is the wharf, where a motorized boat will take us to the islands.

Puerto Princesa Palawan 2013 Honda Bay

We rented a boat for a day to explore the islands of Honda Bay

Puerto Princesa Palawan 2013 Honda Bay

It’s just water for the next thirty to forty minutes

I fell asleep countless times. The boat ride was relaxing (and thank goodness for calm waves!).

Puerto Princesa Palawan 2013 Honda Bay

If there’s such thing as turtleneck, there’s turtle roof as well!

Puerto Princesa Palawan 2013 Honda Bay

Approaching our first stop: Starfish Island

We were early and it was off-peak season. Incredible timing. More or less five groups had lunch at Starfish Island. Perfect for photo-ops.

Puerto Princesa Palawan 2013 Honda Bay

Only us on this island

Puerto Princesa Palawan 2013 Honda Bay

Ruins

Puerto Princesa Palawan 2013 Honda Bay

I see these as Photoshop layers #PhotoshopGeek

Puerto Princesa Palawan 2013 Honda Bay

Motorized boats which transport tourists to and from islands

The water was semi-transparent, but the rocks can give you a scratch or two. FYI, that’s not where I got wounded. Haha.

Puerto Princesa Palawan 2013 Honda Bay

Clear waters. Wearing slippers because it is soooo rocky

Puerto Princesa Palawan 2013 Honda Bay

What’s a set of photos from Starfish Island without an actual starfish?

One island down, two more to go!

P.S. All these water pictures will make you think of Water Features for your garden, right? Haha.

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