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.

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

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49 thoughts on “Manjuyod White Sand Bar

  1. 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!

  2. 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. 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.

      1. Hi..was the price increased to 6,000? Because we were about to book for an overnyt stay there and said that the price has increased to 6,000.. Please confirm..thanx

        1. Hi..has the price increased to 6,000? Because we were about to book for an overnyt stay there and said that the price has increased to 6,000.. Please confirm..thanx

    1. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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! 😀


    1. 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.

  6. Hi! I am in Dumaguete now and were planning to go there tomorrow but we are only 6. Does the P2,500 rate applies to us? Just wanted to make sure The P2,500 includes the dolphin watching and other stuff?

  7. Please post a more detailed information:

    – Rates
    Cottage (overnight and daytime use)
    — inclusive on the rates
    — What to bring for overnight usage.
    Boat (for Day Trip only)
    — Inclusive on the rates

    – Updated Contact Info
    — Email
    — Mobile Number
    — Landline Number

    – How to get there
    By Own Transportation
    — Is there a parking area for overnight stay?
    By Bus from Dumaguete
    Other Options (Rent a car/Van).

    – How to book in advance.
    – How to book on same day.

    Other information.

    If this all these information are provided, it will be easier for tourists and locals that wanted to visit the place.

  8. hi 🙂 we are planning to go to manjuyod sandbar but we are only 4.. can i ask how much it would cost us? we are not going to stay there overnyt. thanks

          1. any other contact number from tourism office? we called yesterday and he said was wrong number.

  9. Try these and let us know if they work, we’ll update the site is they do 🙂

    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

  10. Hi I would like to inquire about the tour in sand bar. I would like to ask if what is included on the 3000 package? If anyone knows about the package. Can you please contact me at this number 09268094888….Thanks:-)

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