Pandan Island, also known as Makesi Island, is a famous tourist site in Honda Bay. Located a few kilometers from Puerto Princesa City, you can visit this destination during an island hopping tour. It owes its name to the abundance of pandan, a tropical plant whose aromatic leaves are used for cooking. A small owl endemic to the Philippines and Borneo, known as the Mantanani, thrives here, making Pandan Island a good place for bird watching by birders and nature lovers.
Pandan Island is the most populated of all the islands in Honda Bay. Many tourists who visit the bay choose this island as a stopover for lunch. If you want to drink fresh buko juice, try a halo halo, or buy freshly caught fish and other seafood, local residents display their products for sale. They can also cook them for you if you wish.
Pandan Island offers a range of fun activities with the availability of water sports facilities. Isla Pandan, the resort that operates here, provides jet skis, banana boats, paddle-boards, kayaks and reef gliders. One of the most memorable things to do is to dive into the crystal clear, pristine waters and spend the day swimming and snorkeling. You can rent the facilities of the complex, such as cottages, tents, beach umbrellas with tables and chairs, for a price ranging from 500 to 800 pesos. Six massage beds are also available in the cabanas located along the beach.