Pandan Island, also known as Makes Island, is a famous tourist spot of the Honda Bay. Located a few kilometers away from Puerto Princesa City, you can visit this destination while going on an island hopping tour.
Among all other islands within Honda Bay, Pandan Island offers the most number of activities.
The island offers an array of fun-filled activities with the availability of water sports equipment and gears. The resort that operates here has available jet skis for rental. They also have banana boats and other similar water recreation facilities. They likewise offer other watersports activities like Stand Up Paddle (SUP), kayaking, reef gliding. And one of your most unforgettable experience in this island, is to drench in its impressively crystal clear and unspoiled waters, and spend your day swimming and snorkeling.
You can rent the island’s facilities like cottages, tents with tables and chairs, beach umbrellas with tables and chairs, etc. ranging from P 500 to P800 pesos only or equivalent to US$9-US$16. They have also tools that you can use in sand castle making.
It was called Pandan Island because of the abundance of pandan plants, a tropical plant common in Southeast Asia, that has fragrant leaves used widely for flavoring in the cuisines. It also known as Pandanus amaryllifolius in the scientific community.
A fist-sized owl endemic in the Philippines and Borneo known as Mantanani scops owl thrive here, making Pandan Island also a good place for birding among bird enthusiasts and environmentalist.
Pandan Island is the most populated among all other islands in Honda Bay. Tourists who go into island hopping within the bay, choose this island as stopover during lunch.
If you want to buy freshly catch fish and other seafood, local residents in the island displayed their products for sale. They also cook the seafood if you want them to prepare it for you. There are also some shops that sells dessert such as halo-halo and others. They also serve fresh buko juice.
You can also a relaxing massage by the beach. Here, there are six massage beds in the massage area located in one of the huts along the beach.
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