Manjuyod is the 3rd class municipality of Negros Oriental, Philippines with 27 barangays (villages). The White Sand bar belongs to Manjuyod’s jurisdiction, but is known to most people as Bais City’s.
Bais is the 2nd class city of Negros Oriental with 35 barangays or villages, and an hour drive (44.7 km) from Dumaguete City. You can take a bus bound to Bacolod City or San Carlos City, Negros Occidental for P40-P50 fare.
The Bais City Tourism council also offers whale and dolphin watching tours. For a group of 15-20 people, the boat’s rate is between P2,500 – P3,000 (Philippine Peso). The boat can be used all day when tourists prefer not to rent the native cottages found in the middle of the sand bar. These cottages can be rented overnight for P1,500 – P2,000. You can book in advance for the boat which is highly recommended by the Bais Tourism Council. You can contact them at (035)541-5161.
The Manjuyod Sand bar area is 600 hectares as estimated with four or five exotic cottages. The cottages look like floating huts during high tide.
I had a chance to visit the place when I was invited by my friend, Elizah to celebrate their city’s annual fiesta. I spent the night with her family and friends, and we went to Manjuyod Sand bar the next morning. Thanks to her sister, Bhing with hubby Miles from New Zealand!
Photos above were found in Google
Me with my friends, Elizah (wears black top kneeling :D ), and her two sisters, Johanna (white top), and Bhing (black top beside me), with friend, Nikkiche (wearing a pink shirt).
Bhing and Miles from New Zealand with friends..
Johanna, Me :D , Elizah, and Bhing
That’s us on the boat! Super fun! :)
‘Til next getaway! Cheers!