Manjuyod White Sand Bar - The Maldives of the Philippines

Manjuyod White Sand Bar, aka Sumapao Shoal, is a 7 kilometer stretch of premium white sand that emerges only during the low tides. It is basically a 600 hectare island towards the North Bais Bay in the Tañon Strait. On the island, you can rent wooden houses built on stilts for a night. Best time to see the sand bar is in the morning.

To visit the place, book your stay ahead at the Bais City Tourism Office (035)541-5161 / 402-8174 Fax (035)402-8181. Boat rate is 2,500 for a group of 15 and 3,000 for a group of 20.

A popular activity around the place is dolphin and whale watching.

Location, Language and Transportation

Manjuyod, Bais City (pop 74,722) is in Negros Oriental of the Central Visayas in the Philippines. Major language spoken is Cebuano. Pilipino-Tagalog are spoken too and you won't have a problem communicating in English. Means of transportation are jeepneys and motorized tricycles. To rent private cars, ask your hotel for assistance.

How To Get To Manjuyod Sand Bar

From the Manila International Airport (MNL) aka NAIA, Philippine Airlines (via terminal 2) and Cebu Pacific (via terminal 3) serve multiple daily flights to the Dumaguete domestic airport. You can buy two-way tickets for less than 10,000.

Pedicab.jpgFrom Dumaguete City, you may board the jeepney (15 per person) at the Dumaguete – Bais terminal near the port to go to the Capiñahan Wharf in Manjuyod. An alternative is via the Ceres Bus Liner at the Ceres terminal in Barangay Calindagan (20 per person for non-aircon). It is an hour drive. Then take a trike (motorized tricycle) to go to the Capiñahan Wharf, which is in the South Bais Bay.

The best and most convenient way is to rent a car or van with a rate starting at 1,300. You can ask your hotel about more information on the van rental services.

From Capiñahan Wharf, take a boat ride to go to Manjuyod Sand Bar, The boat ride takes just around 15 minutes.

Additional Information

About Manjuyod and Negros Oriental


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