DEFINE ME A PERFECT ADVENTURE
Maldives is known for it’s beautiful beaches, blue lagoons, extensive reefs and also being one of the most relaxing places in the world. So come to think of putting maldives in the Philippines? Well, that simply means we don’t have to travel abroad just to see those spectacular spots in maldives. Our very own Philippines is rich and covered with lots of beautiful tourist attractions. And you should not be shock if there is a place located in Negros Island, Philippines looks like Maldives. Just recently, our team Cebu Bohol Adventure, visited – a place which many people considered as maldives of the Philippines.
Basically Manjuyod White Sand Bar is a pristine of 7 kilometer stretch of premium white sand. It is an island towards the North Bais Bay in the Tañon Strait that emerges only during low tides.
If you do not have any idea about the place, just look at this video and imagine the beauty of it.
With no sleep from work, I never thought that trip would give us perfect day adventure. Around 7 am we left the portals of Dumaguete. And we traveled 58 km. north way to our next trip adventure. We had a private car so by exactly 8 am we arrived at the Manjuyod town. But if you take a bus, it’lll take 2-3 hours to get there. But anyways, you will not get bored on the way to Manjuyod because you will be passing towns and you’ll be amazed by their very own historical buildings preserved from spanish era as well as the nature.
So there we arrived at manjuyod and I could almost smell the scent of the sea. Since we’re all new to the place and we do not want to get lost, the CBA manager contacted someone to lead our way to the pier where we will be riding on the motor boat (Bangka) to reach the white sand bar. The funny thing was, we never experienced hassle in one hour travel on the main road until these cows and goats blocked our way to pier. So cute. Anyway no harm was done and we arrived at the pier safely.
From the pier we need to travel 30 minutes to cross the ocean using the pinoy boat called “bangka”. I could feel the excitement we had while we were our the way towards the sand bar. Far from the place I cannot exactly see what they were doing but it seemed like there were people walking on the water. But as we’re getting closer and closer, I find myself funny finding out that they were not actually walking on the water but on the sand. And that’s the island already. I thought the place was just a typical island cover with beaches and it’s white sand but I was totally wrong. The island was like the appearing sand in the middle of the sea. I was in awe by the place that I was really standing on the small portion of appearing island in the middle of the sea. There were also cottages built in the area where you can rent and spend a night. But I do not highly recommend it to you guys because it’s a kind a bit of scary. During the night the island will not be visible and the cottages were like floating houses in the middle of the ocean. You know what I mean? Sure thing it’s fun. It is really fun. But I am just thinking of your own safety.But For those who love adventures I think you should try it and you will be enjoying. The water was so clear with a shade of very light blue. By that, you can clearly sea some aquatic animals living in the area lustering below the water. The sand were so soft and the wind blew so nicely like caressing your skin. And you can definitely smell the scent of the ocean and can taste the saltiness of the air. I enjoyed the place. I can’t help myself but to smile.
Different people, different races and nationalities gathered in the area as well. Although some of them were not understandable (I am referring about the language) but you can see the fun and enjoyment on their faces. They were on their own style how to capture a good picture. Some were on their best swimsuit attires and some were on their own craziness. I loved seeing them having fun. If you love food trip , there vendors selling tropical foods in the area too. Well that’s it then. My colleagues and I had so much fun. So many photos were taken, So many stories were told, So many memories were shared. But in the end everybody needs to go home. It so sad that it’s ending but I am happy of what it was (credits to:Taylor Swift). That moment in that place would be another story to be told by everyone who witnessed the beauty of that natural scenery. When you are there, it’s like you are certifying the presence of the island to give happiness and those who are losts and to those who wanders. But only brave ones are capable of seeing the dawn of the island.