MANJUYOD SANDBAR TRAVEL GUIDE

MANJUYOD SANDBAR

Undeniably, nothing can encompass nature’s magical prowess, and Manjuyod Sandbar is one perfect testament to that.  Devoid of luxury trappings, even coconut trees are nowhere in sight, Manjuyod Sandbar is like a white gem that emerges from the seafloor when the tide recedes.

 

Although geographically located in Manjuyod, Negros Oriental, the usual jump-off point is the municipality of Bais. From Capiñahan Wharf in South Bais Bay, we reached Manjuyod Sandbar via an outrigger boat within 15 minutes.  It is a typical stop-over during the Bais dolphin and whale watching tour.  And it is highly advised to visit the sandbar early in the morning to catch its momentous appearance. There is no sign of plush resort here, only three native cottages dotting the sandbar, and they all offer a gorgeous tropical isle scene.

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During our visit, the balmy weather seemed to clad the entire region even if a destructive storm  was expected to hit Dumaguete in a day or two.  So we wasted no time and hurriedly frolicked in the beach and basked in its sandy shores just in time before the dreamy island disappeared.

At noon, our charming chalet amusingly floated in the water and the calm waters were gently crashing on its pillar down below.  And we all blissfully dined here with a dreamy view of the sheer mountainside plummeting into the sun-sparkled, cerulean sea.

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HOW TO GET TO MANJUYOD SANDBAR

 

From Manila, there are daily flights to Dumaguete. At Dumaguete Airport, take a tricycle to Ceres Bus Terminal. Board a bus to Bais, and get off at Brgy. Calindagan. Bus fare is about PHP 55 / USD 1.10. Bais City, ride a tricycle to Canibol Wharf or Capiñahan Wharf, the jumping off point for island hopping in Bais and Manjuyod. Rent a boat for island hopping, PHP 3,500 / USD 70 (boat is good for 15 persons) and PHP 5,000 / USD 100 (boat good for 60 persons).  The Manjuyod boat rate is for whole day rental already that includes boat tour to Manjuyod Sandbar, Bais City Bird Sanctuary and the Mangrove Forest. Make sure to bring packed food and drinks as there are no restaurants on the islands.

Alternatively, you may contact Manjuyod Tourism Office at +63 919 488 2950 or landline: 035 404 1136 / Email: [email protected] if you need assistance or if you want to stay overnight ate one of the cottages in Manjuyod Sandbar.  You may also get in touch with Bais Tourism Office at +63 918 265 0474/ +63 35 402 8338 / +63 917 300 5945 / or [email protected]

 

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MANJUYOD BOAT RENTAL RATE

 

The Manjuyod island boat rental rate is for whole day rental already which includes boat tour to Manjuyod Sandbar, Bais City Bird Sanctuary and the Mangrove Forest, boat rental for island hopping is about PHP 3,500 / USD 70 (boat is good for 15 persons) and PHP 5,000 / USD 100 (boat good for 60 persons).

 

 

 


 

  MANJUYOD SANDBAR TOUR ITINERARY

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TIME ACTIVITY
7:00 AM ETD to Bais from Dumaguete
8:00 AM ETA Bais City. Rent a boat.
8:30 AM Star of Tour : Mangrove Forest, Dolphin Watching and Manjuyod Sandbar
11:00 AM Lunch
12:00 PM Swimming
02:00 PM End of tour. ETD to Bais
03:00 PM ETD to Dumaguete City

 

 


 

MANJUYOD SANDBAR TOUR BUDGET

 

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EXPENSES ACTIVITY
PHP 3,500 / USD 70 Boat rental
PHP 55 / USD 1.10 Bus to Bais from Dumaguete
PHP 55 / USD 1.10 Bus to Dumaguete from Bais
PHP 3,610 / USD 72 TOTAL

 

 


 

WHERE TO STAY IN MANJUYOD  OR BAIS

 

Casa Sandoval Pension House & Restaurant
agoda casa sandoval 1
National Hi-way, Talungon, Negros Oriental, Bais

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Velez Pensionne House
agoda velez pensione 1
Mabini cor. Roxas Street, Bais

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La Planta Hotel
agoda la planta - bais
Mabini Street, Bais, Bais

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WHERE TO STAY IN DUMAGUETE CITY

 

Islands Leisure Boutique Hotel & Spa
AGODA LEISURE
Hibbard Avenue, Bantayan, Across ABC Learning Center, Dumaguete City

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Dumaguete Royal Suite Inn
agoda dumaguete royal suite
L. Rovira Rd., Bantayan, Dumaguete City

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Bravo Resorts
agoda BRAVO
Pancil, Looc, Dumaguete, Sibulan, Dumaguete

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Comments

  1. Beautiful. Does the sandbar disappear like a few feet underwater during high tide? That’s so cool.

  2. eeeeeeeee, the sand is soooo fineeeeee… i want to spend an afternoon here. 😀

    1. yeah, gora na! sama mu sila Doi at si Dylan. 🙂

  3. Gael, you’re so lucky! We went here May of 2011 and we had a bad experience 🙁

    hay. one of the tour operators based in dumaguete city cheated on us. kasi supposedly kami yung naka-sched na sumakay ng bangka then may nauna lang sa amin, yun ang sinakay kahit bayad kami. so ayun, di namin nakita ung dolphins. saka cloudy rin nun 🙁

    hope to return to the sandbar and sleep in the cottages and hopefully have a good memory of it.

  4. thanks a lot for visiting our place. actually i’m a manjuyodnon and i’v visited the sandbar many times. I just searched manjuyod sand bar in google that’s why i found your site. anyway thank you for visiting

    1. thank you too for dropping by. hope to explore more of Manjuyod this year. 🙂

  5. Hi Gael,

    Your travel blogs never fail to amuse me. Everytime i read your articles, you just awaken my sense of freedom. And this is probably one of the best you have featured so far! Because of the beautiful pictures you posted, it allows me to feel the need to go to this amazing place in Negros and embrace the healing seabreeze. I am currently struggling for my personal happiness, and having to know that there is indeed a paradise in this side of the planet (thanks to you!) just makes my heart return back to its normal beat….I’ll definitely go to this place this year by hook or by crook (even if i’ll be alone). Thanks a lot and more power! 🙂

    1. Glad was able to inspire you. Keep the faith, girl. Happy travels! 🙂

  6. Hello! Thank you for your informative blog post! I can’t wait to visit Dumaguete and be amazed by the Manjuyod sand bar! I was wondering what time did you arrive in Manjuyod Sand Bar? You’re very lucky to have seen the sand bar on low tide. I wish I was as lucky as you when I visit it. 🙂

    1. Hi Aceline, it was early morning. Low tide is the not the same each day so I suggest you search online the time of low tide on the date of our visit to make sure. Have fun!

  7. email address is not working..

  8. meron po ba silang public boat?para sa mga hindi grupo kung pumunta.
    TY 🙂

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