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.

4 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.

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