(GMT)06 JAN 2018 NWESRA823:
Manjuyod White Sand Bar in Bais City, Negros Oriental, the “Maldives of the Philippines”
Manjuyod Island, also known as Sumapao Shoal, is a 7-kilometer stretch of white sandbar located at the North Bais Bay in the Tanon Strait. It has an area of about 600-hectares, which includes the sunken portions. Cottages are available on the island for daytrips or overnight accommodation. These structures are built on stilts, ready once the sandbar disappears at high tide.
From Manila, you can book a flight to Dumaguete (estimated cost of PhP 4,000, round trip, one hour and 15 minutes). Then, ride a tricycle (around the city, minimum of PhP 8 per passenger per destination) and ask to be dropped off at the bus terminal for Dumaguete-Bais buses.
From Dumaguete City, you can board a bus (around PhP 45 per head) to Bais City, which is 45 kilometers away (around 45 minutes to 1 hour). You can also rent a van from Dumaguete to Bais (starting rate at PhP 1000, one-way).