Budget Travel Guide to Manjuyod Sandbar (UPDATED 2022)
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 ‘The Maldives of the Philippines’.
This hidden gem is situated in Negros Oriental and has been an offbeat destination because of its 7 km stretch of 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 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, some cottages can be found on the small island. All you have to do is email the Manjuyod Tourism office at [email protected] or call 0919-488-2950.
The most popular activity you must try when in Manjuyod Sandbar is Dolphin watching and sport fishing. Getting up close with the dolphins is once in a 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
Email: [email protected]
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 rates start from Php3,500 or about $70 for a boat suitable for 15 passengers. If you plan 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: [email protected]
|M/Bca Dolphin 1|
|Php 4,000 per boat and|
Php 20 terminal fee per boat
|M/Bca Dolphin 2|
|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
|Php 4,000 per boat||0916 254 6360|
|Php 5,000 per boat||0922 564 4448|
|Maria Cristy 1|
|Php 4,000 per boat||0923 412 0960|
|Maria Cristy 2|
|Php 5,000 per boat||0923 412 0960|
|Php 5,000 per boat||0920 841 8371|
|Php 5,000 per boat||0928 785 3807|
0946 148 8066
|Php 3,500 per boat||0905 961 4678|
|Sr. Sto. Nino|
|Php 3,500 per boat||0939 185 2245|
|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
|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|
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 have hot and cold showers and cable TV. It has an in-house coffee shop and is surrounded by a beautiful garden.
Address: Mabini St., Bais City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Telefax: (035) 402-8321
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
Make your stay unforgettable by planning your visit to 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 visit some restaurants like Kri, located along with 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 Travel and Tour Packages
Dolphin Watching and Manjuyod Sandbar Tour
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 on board while you marvel at the beautiful beach.
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.