Island Food – Manjuyod Sandbar

Did I mentioned we really had a good time (and a full tummy) in Manjuyod? 

We bought food for grilling but there are also fishermen selling oysters and other seafoods in the area. 

The oysters are really fresh. Just add vinegar and tadah – oyster sashimi. Better with ice cold beer. Hehe

We ended up eating all of these:

 Burp 🙂 

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Manjuyod Sandbar – Maldives of the Philippines 

I love sandbars. The first one I’ve been to was in Camiguin and I’ve love sandbars from thereon. 
I have never heard of Manjuyod. My friend just insisted us to visit this place during our Dumaguete trip. Good thing we listened to her,  Manjuyod is like a sandbar on steroids – it’s beautiful!

I got really tan after this trip. Blaming it on the clear water of this place! Can’t help myself not to swim. 

Let’s just say we really had fun.

We are here the whole day so we got to experience Manjuyod at both high and low tide. 

Low tide:

This place has a lot of potential. It’s not that well-developed yet but it’s certainly very promising. 

Love Turtles? Go to Apo Island. 

When you’re in Dumaguete and swimming with turtles is in your bucketlist, take time to visit Apo Island. We went to this place straight from the airport. We just left some things in the van, rode the boat and bam! – Hello Apo Island. Travel time from the port to the island is just about an hour at most. I never expected it to be that near.

(Note that Apo Island and Apo Reef are two different places. Apo Reef is somewhere in Mindoro.) 

You can rent snorkling gears there. I think there are also diving spots in the island since we saw a number of people in their diving suits. 

Here is the swiming with the turtles part. Sorry for the pics. We don’t have a decent underwater camera plus I don’t know how to swim  nor how to dive. 

A turtle! It’s my first time to see one up close. Definitely one for the books. 🙂