Finally, after two months of hibernation, I get the chance to visit my own space on this colossal World Wide Web. Forgive me, but I was just so busy adjusting on my current post right now, from being a service matter expert to a Quality Analyst. I am not complaining, I’m more than happy to get the job, I just need some time to know the work around and FOCUS.
Enough with the corporate life/job or whatever you call it, let’s talk about the island they call as Maldives of the Philippines!
The 7 km stretch of fine white sand emerges only during low tide and submerge during high tide, so check your calendars for the right time to visit the island.
There were no posh resorts on the island as well, only 5 native cottages dotting on the sandbar.
The sand bar was just starting to emerge when we got to the place, so we didn’t catch the 7 km stretch of white sand. Sad but true, it’s like a rare gem from nature that you don’t see often. We didn’t get to see everything but we still had the chance to witness how beautiful the island was on its own way.
Aside from Manjuyod Sandbar, which is only 15 minutes away from Bais port, you will also get to experience Dolphin watching. I’ve gotten to experience several tours with Dolphin watching, but the one in Bais is by far the most overwhelming experience that I had witnessed. I will post a separate blog for it, promise! I was planning to just post it on one go but the videos aren’t ready yet, but don’t fret!
From Dumaguete, we took a bus to Bais, about an hour drive for Php50.00. You can ask to be dropped off at Bais Tourism Office, where you need to register and pay for the boat that would take you to the tour (Dolphin watching, Manjuyod Sandbar, Mangrove tour). Better to book in advance To make sure that you’ll be accommodated. You may check this link to get further details on how to book and their corresponding contact numbers. We got our boat for Php 3,500 good for only 15 people.
This was another fun experience to distress with the same faces I am with from my previous posts. Notice the familiar faces? Haha! Sorry for too much selfies, or groufies. I’m not so picky this time with my pictures, just keeping the smiles as one of the highlight for this post. I want to cut away with the pina-“blagiiir” look this time, and just showcase how fun it was. Haha!