Part II of Island Hopping in Honda Bay, Part I here.
I narrated on the previous post our escapades in the first island we landed on at Honda Bay, Palawan. After lunch we left that Starfish Island for our 2nd, that is Isla Pandan. Our 15 min boat ride was confronted with bigger water swells where our boat had a few roller coaster ride. Most of us got wet, I was sitting in front so I got the bulk of the water splashing on us. I confess i did some prayers, I called God to stop the waves. I told you i am scared of deep waters, but phobia never stop me from boat rides! Among us I got the biggest scare from those swells. We are so relieved in reaching the island.
In contrast with the previous Starfish Island, Pandan Island boasts of very soft smooth white sands, very ideal for family swimming. Small children can linger in the shallow waters very comfortably.
Kiosks like the above are prominently built near the beach for small groups. Larger ones are constructed farther from the shoreline, and more long tables are available for big groups. A life guard is also present near the swimming areas.
I am fascinated with the fruits of this tree near the shore. They resemble the talisay (Terminalia catapa) nuts, but they are totally different. I still haven't learned of this tree species.