Pandan Island

Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Pandan Island, sometimes called Makesi Island, is located in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The island is named after the giant pandan plants in the island. It has a white sand bar perfect for summer frolickers.

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  • Puerto Princesa Best Ube Hopia, Civet Organic Coffee, Fireflies Tour

    Puerto Princesa Best Ube Hopia, Civet Organic Coffee, Fireflies Tour

    Hue Hotels and Resorts Palawan is a boutique hotel with a hip vibe.

    Run by property management group, Hotel Innovators Inc., it promotes natural and cultural attractions to guests who want to immerse in the environment.

    One feels a sense of place in the 120-room hotel in the heart of bustling Puerto Princesa.

    From the open-air lobby, one side faces a giant acacia tree where the twitter of birds mutes the street noise. The floor bears patterns of mangrove trees that are protected in the city.

    A metal flock of indigenous birds, balinsasayaw or nest swiftlets, and a mat-woven counter, ...

  • Travel List Puerto Princesa In 48 Hours

    Travel List Puerto Princesa In 48 Hours

    From white sand beaches to endemic wildlife, Palawan has many attractions that continue to charm both local and foreign tourists alike.

    The country's last frontier, the island has been endowed with lush landscapes and pristine waters??"paving the way for it to be named as the World's Best Island by US-based travel magazines Conde Nast Traveler, among other recognitions.

    Besides scenic and picturesque El Nido and Coron, Palawan's capital, Puerto Princesa, is home to a number of must-visit destinations as well??"including the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park or the Puerto P ...

  • Volunteer Blog Nicky Allan

    Volunteer Blog Nicky Allan


    Although the BRUVS project is centered around elasmobranch research, we were all given side projects to work on individually. I was lucky enough to become the 'Turtle Lady', tasked with creating an ID catalogue of all the turtles around Apo Reef island and Pandan island, close to Sablayan. Pandan island is home to a well-known resort as well as many enormous resident green turtles. It has been the site of many relaxing days off from the project ??" a place to snorkel, dive, play pool and eat bruschetta. On each visit you can find yourself snorkeling with as many as 5 turtles at ...

  • Expats Guide How To Go To Puerto Princesa

    Expats Guide How To Go To Puerto Princesa

    Whether it's your first time travelling to a new place or maybe even your 10th time, it's best to have a rundown on what to bring, and most importantly, directions on where to visit when you arrived in the place.

    Popularly known as the most beautiful island in the world, Palawan continues to capture the heart of many through the discovery of its natural wonders. Let Primer take you to Puerto Princesa, billed as The Heart of the Philippines' last frontier has been globally gaining popularity with its outstanding dive spots, must-try restaurants, and is home to the world's longest navigable u ...

  • Island Hopping At Honda Bay Puerto Princesa

    Island Hopping At Honda Bay Puerto Princesa

    There is an irony when you hear of the province of Palawan in the Philippines ??" regarded as one of the country's top tourist destination, Palawan is a place renowned for being least developed among other tourist destinations in the country, even in the whole of South-East Asian region.

    However, tourist sites found all over Palawan are not known for their modernization ??" no, they are not. It is something more natural, not man-made.

    After all, for a region mostly known for its clear water and white sandy beaches, among other places of interest that are all nature's own making, the prov ...

  • The Philippines Perusing Palawan May 10-14 2016

    The Philippines Perusing Palawan May 10-14 2016

    In another attempt to dodge reality, Ross and I decided to hop on over to the Philippines for some last-minute, fast-paced birding. With only three and a half weeks off, we decided on an itinerary that would include Palawan, Cebu, Negros, Bohol, and Mindanao (this last island Ross would be doing alone because I could only get two weeks off of work).

    Ross and I were both super excited to visit Southeast Asia again, and were especially excited to visit the Philippines, where we'd heard nothing but good things from those who had visited. The Philippines is an archipelago made up of over 7,000 ...