Manjuyod Sandbar | Maldives of the Philippines – Internet hype or not?
Manjuyod Sandbar, Bais City, Negros Oriental- Maldives of the Philippines, just a hype or not? Tourist-trap or definitely worth it? Overrated or actually adorable? So you googled for images. Yes, pictures are awesome but then you doubt if the colors of the water and sky are oversaturated by filters. Searching for reviews, you see 5 star ratings and others disappointed. So what’s the real score?
Truth is, the only time that Manjuyod being downgraded is when it is compared to Maldives down to the last detail. It suddenly becomes a second rate to something. An imaginary standard has been set and it is the substandard. A mediocre of somekind. Its like going to Manjuyod and wanting to see Maldives.
But babe, just because it is a hype or not issue doesnt mean it is less than beautiful. So I think maybe you would want to hear Manjuyod as it is and not being compared.
There’s just something about its sea, sand and sky altogether.
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You look around and you see vast of cyan waters. Look afar, you see the end where the sea is meeting the sky with mountains and cloud linings. You cant exactly distinguish where is the sea or sky there.
Nipa cottages are strikingly contrast to the soft colors of the sea and sky making it very picturesque.
If you have a thing for sandbars, you have to chase for the low tide. You can check this site.
Or you can pray that the moon stop pulling the tides just for you.
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Starfish everywhere!! And it is making the sea much more like the sky.
Oysters and sea urchins will come sailing your way. Free taste 🙂 🙂 This life is too nice.
Very yummy! Cryyyyyy
But if you want to purchase a bucket of sea urchins and oysters you can buy that at P300!!
To complete the vacation vibe take a sip of coconut fresh water and pretty soon
…all your trouble will pass. Lala-lala-lalalalala 🙂
Reviews and opinions about Manjuyod may vary but those things above would stick to you.
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See how to get to Manjuyod Sandbar
How to get there
? From the Dumaguete Bus terminal near Robinsons, take Ceres Bus bound to Bais for P50. From Bais proper, ride a tricycle to either Capinahan Wharf or Canibol Wharf for P50. Rent a boat for the day ranging from 2,500-3,500 depending on capacity and availability. There would be lucky cases when small boats would offer 1,500. Also, ask the tricycle driver or boatman to take you where you could buy seafood fo lunch, yummy!
?You can opt to book a tour with Manjuyod Tourism. Contact 09182650474. I didn’t get her name but she is nice 🙂
Tour package includes dolphin watching, coral garden snorkeling, and manjuyod white sandbar boat rates depends on the capacity:
All from 6am-4pm
Cute nipa cottages
Daytime – P3,000
Overnight – P6,000
You need not to rent for cottage at daytime. You could stay and take your lunch on the boat. Life is sweeter that way.
P300/pax buffet style
?As I have mentioned on my previous blog, this is a compound trip with Mag-Aso falls under MGJ Travels. See how amazing Mag-Aso falls is.
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Wow!! I didn’t expect that there’s a place like this here in the Philippines! Very nice post 🙂
I hope youll have time to visit the place too. And enjoy as much as I did ☺️☺️
I couldn’t agree with you more! People will have high expectations. So the moment they see the place and it doesn’t live up to their standard, it suddenly becomes mediocre. Beautiful pictures by the way! 🙂
Hi Kim, I just want people to see Manjuyod as it is. Thank you for the love, it means so much!! 🙂
I’ve never heard about this place before, so thanks for sharing. It looks so beautiful, I think more people should know about it. Also lovely pics 🙂
Hi Karen, I’m glad i was able to share this to you. Hoping you could see the place too! So much love 🙂
It looks very beautiful !
Hi Amanda! Thanks for dropping by. I hope you could visit the place:)
I’ve never heard of this place before, but then again, I haven’t explored Asia much. Love hearing about places off the beaten path!
Hi Angelique! Its nice to know we both love, (I like your words) places off the beaten path!! But please dont miss Asia to one of your travels. Its worth it 🙂
Wow! These are beautiful pictures! Too true that things often get too hyped up instead of being appreciated for what they are. I definitely want to go here. 🙂
wow the ocean is so clear. Love all your photo I hope someday I can go there
Just based on the stunning photos I’d say it’s worth it!
I’ve actually been talking to a friend about visiting the Philippines together, and this just makes me want to go even more! Your pictures are phenomenal 🙂 I think when visiting a place, it’s very important to keep an open mind, as everyone has their own opinions. I know that’s really hard to do when almost everyone raves about a place, but everyone likes different things. Thanks for sharing!
Im glad to know we share the same thought! Thank you for dropping 🙂
This looks amazing! I also love that you included so many pictures! I’ve never heard of this place, but now I want to check it out! Thanks for including so much detail on traveling there!
Hi, this is sweet! I hope you’ll enjoy the place as much as i did ☺️☺️
Love your pictures! You have great style as well 😉
Hi Steph!! Thank you for droppng some love 🙂