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Information about Starfish Island

4.8
85 Google reviews
Type
Park
Distance From City Center
18.6 km
High Season
Winter
Family Friendly
No
Average rating
4.8
Number of reviews
85

Starfish Island

Aerial view of Starfish Island in Puerto Princesa Palawan

Starfish Island is one of the islands in Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The name of the island is attributed to the island's surplus of starfish.

The shallow waters around this small island are strewn with starfishes. Some starfish seemed to like hanging out in the sea, while others seemed to like hanging out on the sand.

Snorkelers will love this island as there are no jellyfish and the fish that are swimming around which makes the activity seem much more relaxed.

The island is often known as a stopover for lunch too. So, when you're diving and snorkeling at the beach to see the fishes, your guide will prepare your lunch.

 

How to get there

Starfish Island is located at Puerto Princesa, Palawan. In order to get here, you can join a guided tour or ride a boat going to Honda Bay.

 

Best time to visit

Puerto Princesa is best visited during November to April, which is considered the sunny/warm season.

 

Entrance fee

There is a minimum entrance fee in order to swim and snorkel in Starfish Island.

Frequently asked questions

What are starfishes? Is it safe to touch them?

Starfishes have tiny tentacle-like items inside each of their five limbs that they can use to pick up objects. It is safe to touch these incredible creatures but make sure to handle them with caution.

Why is it called Starfish Island?

It is called Starfish island due to the abundant number of starfishes around the area.