White sandy beaches and azure blue sea
If you want to do fantastic island hopping in Palawan, Port Barton is the place to go. Port Barton is a village on the northwest coast of the island. From Puerto Princesa, it takes about three hours to get there. The last 20 km of the road is in bad condition but that will soon change. Port Barton is a sleepy town. Accommodation is limited and caters to backpackers and individual travelers. There is no electricity, except from 1730 until midnight. There are no banks or ATMs and no doctors or hospitals.
White Beach is only a short boat ride away from Port Barton. The lovely White Beach Resort only has 8 rooms. It is the only resort on the beach. There is no wifi and only electricity from 1730 until midnight as well. Prepare yourself for going back in time to the early days of backpacking, the days of Lonely Planet, and Southeast Asia on a Shoestring. White Beach is a wonderfully quiet and secluded beach.
Great island hopping in the Philippines
Port Barton and White Beach are perfect places to start island hopping trips to offshore reefs and islands. Just as in destinations such as Honda Bay and El Nido, there are different island hopping programs available, coded A, B, C, and D. Typically travelers join on a specific tour that has enough people on that day and form small groups. There are reefs called Twin, Aquarium, and Wide Reef. There are lots of islands off the coast such as German Island, Exotic Island, and Paradise Island. Snorkeling is great!
A nice change of scenery is the small Bigaho waterfall. A short hike of about 20 minutes will take you to this pretty waterfall. On the mainland, there are also many beaches that look pretty deserted apart from the odd fisherman’s house. Hiring a private boat for a day is not that expensive. We can tailor your island hopping tour to avoid meeting other tourists. White Beach is a quiet and very relaxed destination. If you are looking for a beach stay away from partying crowds White Beach is the place to go. Stay at least three nights! Enjoy great island hopping in Palawan.