Starfish Island

Satellite image of Starfish Island in Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

I’ve already blogged about two islands in Palawan’s Honda Bay: Arreceffi Island (where the Dos Palmas Resort is) and Snake Island. So let’s “island hop” once more and virtually visit Starfish Island, also known as Tabuan Island among the locals. Unlike Snake Island which was named that way because of its shape, Starfish island is not shaped like a star but rather because there are plenty of starfishes (at certain times) in its waters. Starfish Island and Snake Island are probably the two most popular island-hopping destinations in Honda Bay.

Starfishes on the beach of Starfish Island Photo by Gezelle Rivera (CC)

Based on what I’ve read online, Starfish Island has overnight accommodations (consisting of several huts) and a restaurant serving fresh seafood (while supplies last). If you zoom in on Google Maps, you can actually spot these huts. What I’m not sure of is if the restaurant still exists and if the huts are still available as overnight accommodations since the accounts I’ve read online about them are several years old and the more recent accounts don’t mention them at all. I’m making a wild guess that these visible huts are simply day shelters. Can anybody confirm?

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Posted on
May 19, 2010
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  1. The Rookie Blogger wrote on May 28, 2010 @ 09:25PM

    This is a very cool island…

  2. journeyingjames wrote on June 2, 2010 @ 11:31AM

    hello, i’ve been here a lot of times. this island is now leased to legend hotel. they are developing the island. anyway, i don’t recommend staying here. Pandan Island is a place to stay.

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