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  • 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.

    Contact the Bais Tourism Office for more information.

    Bais Tourism Office: (035) 402 8338

    Officers of Bais Tourism Office:
    Johanna Burgos: 0917 300 5945
    Sharon Arapoc: 0918 265 0474
    Cindy Amas: 0907 258 5751
    Email: baistourism@gmail.com

    Manjuyod Boat Rental

    To reach Manjuyod island’s famous spots, you need to hire a boat which will also bring you to other attractions like the Mangrove forest, Bird Sanctuary and Manjuyod Sandbar. Island Hopping and Boat Rental rate starts from Php3,500 or about $70 for a boat that is good for 15 passengers. If you are planning to visit the Manjuyod White Sand Bar soon, Make sure to book your boat in advance by contacting Bais City Tourism Office at (035) 402 8338 or email: baistourism@gmail.com.


    GOVERNMENT BOATS 

    Name
    Maximum Capacity
    Rate
    M/Bca Dolphin 1
    20 persons
    Php 4,000 per boat and
    Php 20 terminal fee per boat
    M/Bca Dolphin 2
    15 persons
    Php 3,000 per boat and
    Php 15 terminal fee per boat
    You may also contact the officers of Bais Tourism Office:Johanna Burgos: 0917 300 5945
    Sharon Arapoc: 0918 265 0474
    Cindy Amas: 0907 258 5751


    Manjuyod Private Boat Rental Contact Numbers 

    Name
    Maximum Capacity
    Rate
    Booking Info
    Dolly
    15 persons
    Php 4,000 per boat 0916 254 6360
    Dolphin Adventure
    25 persons
    Php 5,000 per boat 0922 564 4448
    Maria Cristy 1
    15 persons
    Php 4,000 per boat 0923 412 0960
    Maria Cristy 2
    20 persons
    Php 5,000 per boat 0923 412 0960
    Nico 3
    25 persons
    Php 5,000 per boat 0920 841 8371
    Queen Mary
    18 persons
    Php 5,000 per boat 0928 785 3807
    0946 148 8066
    Rebecca
    10 persons
    Php 3,500 per boat 0905 961 4678
    Sr. Sto. Nino
    10 persons
    Php 3,500 per boat 0939 185 2245
    Vios
    25 persons
    Php 5,000 per boat 0949 374 1250
    Private boat operators may follow a different schedule and itinerary. Please ask the necessary questions when you make your reservations with them.

    Manjuyod White Sandbar Tour Itinerary


    Suggested Itinerary
    6:30 AM-7:00 AM Capiñahan Wharf, signing of passenger manifesto

    7:00 AM-8:00 AM Departure from Capiñahan Wharf to Tañon Strait

    8:00 AM-10:00 AM Dolphin and Whale Watching
    10:00 AM-11:00 AM Travel to Manjuyod Sandbar
    11:00AM-2:00 PM Lunch and Swimming (Tourism officers can assist you in buying the necessary ingredients or You can choose to bring your own cooked lunch as well.)
    2:00 PM-2:30PM Visit Talabong Mangrove Forest
    2:30 PM-3:00 PM Head back to Capiñahan Wharf

    Cottage Rental

    If you plan to stay in one of the cottages, the cost of Cottage rental is at Php3,000 or about $60 for daytime use only. If you plan to stay overnight, the rate is Php4,000 while 24 use of the cottage costs Php6,000 or about $80.

     

    Source: outoftownblog.com


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