Manjuyod Sandbar Travel Guide 2019: Budget, Things to do, How to get there and more

Manjuyod Sandbar

Budget Travel Guide to Manjuyod Sandbar (UPDATED 2019)

Bais City, Philippines — Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and visit somewhere peaceful, reserved, and unpopulated. We recommend you visit the Manjuyod Sandbar in Bais City – dubbed as ‘The Maldives of the Philippines’.

Manjuyod Sandbar Travel Guide
Manjuyod Sandbar Travel Guide Photo credit: Gloss Girl via / CC BY

This hidden gem situated in Negros Oriental and has been an offbeat destination because of its 7 km stretch powdery white sand and clear blue waters.

Best Time to Visit Manjuyod Sandbar

The best time to visit this sandbar is from December to May when there’s a less chance of precipitation.

How To Get There

Book a flight to Dumaguete via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific. Travel time will take you 1 hour and 20 minutes to arrive at the city. At Dumaguete airport, ride a Ceres bus going to Bais City. When you arrive in the city, take a tricycle going to Canibol Wharf or the Capinahan Wharf

The 15- minute boat ride going to Manjuyod Sandbar costs Php3500 – rent for the whole day – which is why it’s better if you go in groups.

Remember to check the tide forecast first for a more satisfying visit- it’s a sandbar after all. If you wish to plan an overnight stay at Manjuyod Sandbar, there are cottages which can be found in the small island. All you have to do is email Manjuyod Tourism office at or call 0919-488-2950.

Manjuyod Sandbar in Bais City
Manjuyod Sandbar in Bais City Photo credit: mrwhitepatch via / CC BY-NC-SA


The most popular activity you must try when in Manjuyod Sandbar is Dolphin watching and sportfishing. Getting up close with the dolphins is once in lifetime experience. For booking, kindly contact the Associate President at their direct numbers: 09274597714 and 09202947989.

It is also recommended to visit the Manjuyod Bar and go dolphin during the summer season. There is also a Bird Sanctuary and Mangrove Park that goes hand in hand with dolphin watching.

Bais Tourism Office
Telephone: (035) 402 8338

Manjuyod Boat Rental

To reach Manjuyod island’s famous spots, you need to hire a boat which will also bring you to other attractions like the Mangrove forest, Bird Sanctuary and Manjuyod Sandbar. Island Hopping and Boat Rental rate starts from Php3,500 or about $70 for a boat that is good for 15 passengers. If you are planning to visit the Manjuyod White Sand Bar soon, Make sure to book your boat in advance by contacting Bais City Tourism Office at (035) 402 8338 or email:


Maximum Capacity
M/Bca Dolphin 1
20 persons
Php 4,000 per boat and
Php 20 terminal fee per boat
M/Bca Dolphin 2
15 persons
Php 3,000 per boat and
Php 15 terminal fee per boat
You may also contact the officers of Bais Tourism Office: Johanna Burgos: 0917 300 5945
Sharon Arapoc: 0918 265 0474
Cindy Amas: 0907 258 5751

Manjuyod Private Boat Rental Contact Numbers 

Maximum Capacity
Booking Info
15 persons
Php 4,000 per boat 0916 254 6360
Dolphin Adventure
25 persons
Php 5,000 per boat 0922 564 4448
Maria Cristy 1
15 persons
Php 4,000 per boat 0923 412 0960
Maria Cristy 2
20 persons
Php 5,000 per boat 0923 412 0960
Nico 3
25 persons
Php 5,000 per boat 0920 841 8371
Queen Mary
18 persons
Php 5,000 per boat 0928 785 3807
0946 148 8066
10 persons
Php 3,500 per boat 0905 961 4678
Sr. Sto. Nino
10 persons
Php 3,500 per boat 0939 185 2245
25 persons
Php 5,000 per boat 0949 374 1250
Private boat operators may follow a different schedule and itinerary. Please ask the necessary questions when you make your reservations with them.

Manjuyod White Sandbar Tour Itinerary

Suggested Itinerary
6:30 AM-7:00 AM Capiñahan Wharf, signing of passenger manifesto

7:00 AM-8:00 AM Departure from Capiñahan Wharf to Tañon Strait

8:00 AM-10:00 AM Dolphin and Whale Watching
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Travel to Manjuyod Sandbar
11:00AM-2:00 PM Lunch and Swimming (Tourism officers can assist you in buying the necessary ingredients or You can choose to bring your own cooked lunch as well.)
2:00 PM-2:30PM Visit Talabong Mangrove Forest
2:30 PM-3:00 PM Head back to Capiñahan Wharf

Cottage Rental

If you plan to stay in one of the cottages, the cost of Cottage rental is at Php3,000 or about $60 for daytime use only. If you plan to stay overnight, the rate is Php4,000 while 24 use of the cottage costs Php6,000 or about $80.

Where to Stay

The main concern when traveling is searching for the perfect place to stay. We’ve listed down some top places where you can rest and unwind after the tiring activities:

La Plaza Hotel

This hotel has 17- air-conditioned rooms which has hot and cold showers and cable TV. It has an in-house coffee shop and surrounded by a beautiful garden.

Address: Mabini St., Bais City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Telefax: (035) 402-8321

Atmosphere Resorts

Atmosphere Resorts provides premium hospitality services and great amenities. Once you arrive, you will be greeted with a complimentary iced tea and a head massage. You can choose from accommodations available: Penthouse, Family Suite, Garden Apartment, and Deluxe Suite. We got a chance to experience the Garden Apartment and Deluxe Suite.

Address: Atmosphere Resorts & Spa Maayong Tubig, Dauin, 6217 Negros Oriental, Philippines
Telephone: +63 35 400 6940
Mobile: +63 917 700 2048 | +63 998 960 2289

Bravo Resorts

Make your stay unforgettable by planning your stay at one of the most convenient resorts in Dumaguete. It is only minutes away from the airport, which makes this hotel the choice of most guests. Not only that, this hotel is considered to please the most discerning guests because of its complete amenities and unparalleled services.

Need we say more? You can also try visiting some restaurants like Kri, located along Silliman University, where you could order the finest and juiciest burger in town. Also, try eating at Don Roberto’s Bar and Pizza or maybe buy some Silvanas before you leave the province.

Manjuyod Sandbar
Manjuyod Sandbar

Manjuyod Sandbar Travel and Tour Packages

Dolphin Watching and Manjuyod Sandbar Tour

Dolphin Watching and Manjuyod Sandbar Tour photo via KLOOK
Dolphin Watching and Manjuyod Sandbar Tour photo via KLOOK

From Dumaguete City, you can also visit this famous Manjuyod Sandbar. See the dolphins swimming in the wild as you make your way along Tañon Strait. The tour includes a hearty lunch of mixed grill served onboard while you marvel at the beautiful beach.

Manjuyod Sandbar PackagesBOOK THIS TOUR

There are lots of food destinations and recreational activities in the city, so make sure you plan ahead with your friends and family – and together, discover the gems of Negros Oriental.

Also Read: ‘Treasure’ hunting in Negros Oriental
  1. Luxx Press says

    wow! I would love to do manjuyod sandbar tour next time. Thanks for this manjuyod travel itinerary guide. what a wonderful place to visit! looking forward to visit this place one day.. great blog and keep it up!

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