Manjuyod White Sand Bar

Manjuyod White Sand Bar – Bais City

This pristine 7 kilometer stretch of premium white sand can be accessed via a short 15 minute boat ride from Capiñahan Wharf in the South Bais Bay, Bais City Negros Oriental. It is basically an island towards the North Bais Bay in the Tañon Strait that emerges only during low tides. On the island you can find native wooden houses built on stilts – and which, during high tide, appears to be floating on the water. These cottages could be rented for overnight stays and can be booked at the Bais City Tourism Office.

White Sand Bar

Though technically belonging to the jurisdiction of the neighboring Manjuyod town, the sand bar is closely associated to Bais City because of its proximity and popularity in the Bais area. It is also a major stopover during dolphin and whale watching group tours organized by the Bais City Tourism Council. The boat is temporarily anchored so that the guests can picnic, swim, sunbathe, and laze around, snorkel or scuba dive in the waters surrounding the sand bar.

The Manjuyod Sand Bar is an estimated 600 hectare total strip area, including the submerged portions. Also known as the Sumapao Shoal, it is a certified tourist attraction because of its unique characteristic. It has been said that among the tourist spots in the vicinity, this one has the most potential.

When planning to visit the Manjuyod White Sand Bar, it is advisable to book in advance for a boat to take you there. The Bais City Tourism Office can be reached at
(035)541-5161 / 402-8174 Fax (035)402-8181. Boat rate is P2,500 for a group of 15 and P3,000 for a group of 20. This is already basically for an entire day of use.

The organized tour package includes dolphin and whale watching at Tañon Strait, stopover at Manjuyod Sand Bar for lunch and other activities and finally, a visit to the Bird Sanctuary and Mangrove Park before heading back to the wharf. You can opt to bring your own lunch or have the Bais City Tourism group cater the meal for you for around 100 – 200 pesos per head.

How to get to Manjuyod White Sand Bar in Bais

From Dumaguete City, you may board the jeepney (P15 per person) at the Dumaguete – Bais terminal near the port and going to Lo-oc Road in Rizal Boulevard or the Ceres Bus Liner at the Ceres terminal in Barangay Calindagan (P20 per person for non-aircon). The best and most convenient way is to rent a car or van with a rate starting at P1,300. You can ask your hotel about more information on the van rental services.

15 thoughts on “Manjuyod White Sand Bar

  1. Jeanette Calumpang says:

    Hi, good day. I just would like to book for a boat to take us for dolphin watching and manjuyod sandbar on jan. 2, 2015. i would like to take the boat that can hold 20-30 people. i hope to receive a response from you soonest time possible. thanks! God bless!

    1. Dustin Wrye says:

      I am not sure on boats for rent in this area but most tourist destinations in the area can easily handle 20-30 people. If you like you can visit the Dumaguete Info Forum and ask there. I’m sure someone will be able to give you a better answer there.

  2. Rosal Jemina says:

    I would like to ask if the 2500 rate will already include dolphin watching, white sand bar , mangrove park and bird sanctuary? we are planning to book for february 2

    1. Dustin Wrye says:

      I don’t think that price would cover all the things you are wanting to do. If you are staying in a hotel they should be able to answer questions on pricesfor package tours. You can also visit the Dumaguete Info Forum if you would like to ask for more information.

  3. Raya says:

    How much does it cost to rent a cottage at the sand bar?

    1. Dustin Wrye says:

      When you book at the Manjuyod tourist office the price to stay overnight at one of the cottages is P4,000 (this includes the boat ride there and back). You will need to bring your own food, water, cooking supplies, eating utensils as they are not provided. They do have a grill at the cottage.

  4. Ron says:

    Hi! Where is the Bais City Tourism Office located at?

    1. Dustin Wrye says:

      I have looked all over the internet for an address for the Tourism Office in Bais but I was not able to find one. However, Bais is a very small town, you should have no problem finding it if you made the trip. If you make the trip to Bais just stop and ask the first traffic officer you see and I’m sure they will be able to point you in the right direction. Sorry I could not be of more help.

      1. Ron says:

        Thanks Dustin. I will do that. Be there next month. Is it really nice? Is it worth taking a trip there? Is it better than Sumilon Island?

        1. Dustin Wrye says:

          It’s a nice day trip depending on the weather and the tide. I would recommend finding out when the tide will be out and planning the trip around that. If you go during high tide you will be looking at around 10-15ft of water above the sand bar. I would try to arrange for some dolphin watching the same day while you are in Bais as well. I have not been to Sumilon Island myself so I can’t give my opinion on that.

  5. Jonathan Chua says:

    Hi dustin..i just got back from Dumaguete and went to Manjuyod Sandbar… i was not able to experience the low tide. I was told by the boat operator to schedule the trip to Manjuyod Sandbar on a day when the full moon or new moon appears. the water recedes 5 days counting from the time the moon appears. Hope this helps.

  6. Mila F. Rodriguez says:

    Hi!We were at the Sandbar in 1998 and I already forgot where we got the boat to hire.Is the place already managed by the city tourism office?How much is the cottage rental if you only go for the day?

  7. yannah918 says:

    Hi Dustin,

    I would like to ask if 4,000 is including everything? like boat trasnfer back and forth and including cottage? how many person should be in the cottage as well as in the boat? does it matter?

    We are planning to go there on April 17, 2015. I wish you could give me some tips whats the best thing to bring.

    Thank you! :D


  8. rusbill says:

    hi, do you have a cellphone No.? I would like to book for a boat to take us for dolphin watching on Feb.28, 2015. I hope your response.

    1. Dustin Wrye says:

      I’m sorry for the late reply. I do not directly handle boat tours to the Sand Bar. I know it is past the date that you wanted to go but if you still have interest in going I can get you in contact with someone who can set you up with a tour.

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