The Manjuyod Sandbar is located in Bais City, Negros Oriental. Nicknamed “The Maldives of the Philippines”, the Manjuyod Sandbar is a pristine white sandbar that is approximately a 15-minute boat ride away from the coast of Bais City. It is considered one of the main attractions of the province.
The white sandbar of Manjuyod has a total surface of 600 hectares including the submerged portions. The surface of the island emerges only during low tide. The 7-kilometer stretch is widely visible during this time. It is considered to be one of the longest sandbars in the Philippines. There are native wooden houses built on stilts nearby. During the high tide, it appears as if the houses are floating on the water.
At certain times of the day, it is possible to see pods of dolphins. Some tourists visit the Manjuyod Sandbar to watch dolphins. Considering that these dolphins are in the wild, the time to watch them greatly varies. It takes a lot of patience, time and effort to see them. When they do appear, they are usually pods playing around. Early morning is generally the best time for sighting dolphins as this is the general time for low tide.
Near the sandbar, it is possible to visit a snorkeling area. The Post 2 Marine Sanctuary is an area situated between the sandbar and the Bais Port. It is an area where tourists can go snorkeling to see corals and various sea creatures.
It is possible to go on a banana boat ride with either family or friends. Instead of the typical jet ski, the banana boat is being pulled by a small motorboat that will take you for a spin along the sandbar. It is also possible to rent one of the cottages for an overnight stay. This is mainly for tourists who wish to enjoy the sandbar for a longer period of time.