Snake Island (Honda Bay)

Satellite image of Snake Island in Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

Honda Bay is one of those places in the Philippines where you can truly go island-hopping (unlike other places where the boatman just brings you to various beaches on the same island). And one of the islands you can hop to is Snake Island. Some people who have been there may wonder why the island is named that way but if you look at it from above (like in Google Maps) or have walked its whole length, then you can see that Snake Island is an apt name. (Worm Island would also be a descriptive name, but I doubt that people would want to go there if that was its name. Hehehe.)

The sand bar of Snake Island. Photo by Kitts. (CC-BY-NC-2.0)

The island’s very lengthy sandbar is about 3 kilometers long (I measured it using Google Earth) and I’ve read that some parts of it gets submerged during high tide. If you want to visit it (as well as the other islands in Honda Bay) and want to learn more, then this ClickTheCity article and the comments therein might prove valuable. More information can also be found in this WaypointsDotPH narrative.

Snake Island is actually only the second island in Honda Bay that I’ve featured here on Vista Pinas, the first is Arreceffi Island where the 5-star Dos Palmas Resort is located.

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Posted on
June 1, 2008
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  1. dario sabanl wrote on October 5, 2009 @ 06:03AM

    why should this place is visiting

  2. dario sabanal wrote on October 5, 2009 @ 06:25AM

    why that snake island should visit this place

  3. Marie wrote on April 18, 2010 @ 04:34PM

    I love white sand

  4. jecisz nueva wrote on April 16, 2011 @ 06:30PM

    i like to visit that place even though im afraid of snkaes but for me its very interesting….

  5. kaye penney wrote on March 6, 2013 @ 06:51PM

    Been here last dec. 2013, maganda lang sa photos, medio maganda na rin sa personal, sa right side eh me maduing part ang pangit tignan, maganda lang magpunta dun sa pambato reef, after mag stay sa honday bay pandan island, kakabore. Luli beach is nice, they said that when its high tide, nawawala ung bahay dun, i like that place compare to other place in palawan.

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