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Lu-li Island

Lu-li means lulubog, lilitaw – Filipino words that mean sinking and rising respectively, which is appropriate as the island sinks and rises depending on the ocean’s tide.

Lu-li Island is located in Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, and features fine, cream-colored sand, and a clear beach, making it a perfect tourist destination.



Lu-li Island is open during daytime and when the tide is low.


Opening Days and Hours

Lu-li Island is located in Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan.


Entry Fee and Bookings

You need to pay USD 3 for environmental fee upon entry. You can also book a tour package that costs around USD 20 per person for a day tour on the island, which may include island hopping as well.


How to Get There

You can fly in via the Puerto Princesa International Airport. You can then take a bus or van for USD 10 going to the drop off point. From here, take the tour bus B, which will then take you to Snake Island for around USD 25.


Suggested For

  • Newlyweds
  • Couples
  • Family with children
  • Backpackers
  • Solo Travelers
  • Group of friends


Time to Spend

You can spend 3 to 5 hours to get around the island.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit is during the summer months of March to early June, and when the tide is low.



  • Swimming
  • Island Hopping
  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Wildlife watching



You can find a number of restaurants near the island that offers a variety of different cuisines, such as Filipino, Asia, Western, and even exotic local food.


Nearby Attractions

  • Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village
  • Tubbataha Reef
  • Coron Reef
  • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Park
  • Cowrie Island



Puerto Princesa offers a number of hotel and resort choices, most of which are approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour away from Lu-li Island. Microtel Puerto Princesa is a popular choice among tourists.

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