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Address: Marinduque Island, Philippines
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Palad Sand Bar Escapade 2016-05-07

Buendia, Pasay (0800LT) to Dalahican Port, Lucena City (1400LT) (bus) = P219/head Dalahican Port fee = P30/head Dalahican Port (1400LT) to Balanacan Port, Marinduque (1800LT... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 May 2016
Mark Daniel B
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Lucena City, Philippines
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I was invited by former workmates in this place and we spent just the weekend for this getaway. I've been here about 5 years ago and I can say that the place has quite improved as I saw new resorts being established in the place. We stayed at the Playa Amara Resort which is kinda modernized in terms of architecture... More 

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San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

It's very far from Manila but when you arrive it's all paid off. We stay somewhere in Maniwaya and I find the beach close to perfection. What I hated there was the Huge wave when we returned to the island we stayed but overall it's amazing.

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Malabon, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Actually we really went here to see and take photos near the so-called Ungab Rock Formation. Funny thing about this place is may entrance fee yung island. After we took pics near the rock...that's about it...not that wowed

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Thank GerbsDC
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Pros: - Has sandbar - Clean water - Good and accomodating people around the area Cons: - Some parts of the beach contains too many algae that you can hardly walk on it with your bare feet alone - Sandbar is not available on high tide moments - Some parts of the beach are not too maintained and well taken... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
Manila, Philippines
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10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Maniwaya Island in Marinduque is like a mysterious woman.. whom you cant really pinpoint whats good with her or whats not... Ok lets look at the good side. It's quiet. Not to many people go there. It has a beautiful sunset. It has a very nice view of the Milky Way!!!! (That made my experience worth memorable). The sandbar is... More 

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Thank maccenteno
Paranaque, Philippines
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85 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Maniwaya island is about a 3-45 mins from Buyabod port located in the town of Sta. Cruz, Marinduque. There are several resorts to choose from in the island. The beach is white but not that fine. The are is also littered with sea grass, hence not very ideal for swimming especially during low tide. Palad sand bar, a more ideal... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

- not so fine sands (mostly coral debris) - too much seaweed - tranquil place though - scheduled electricity - what I like here is that the water current is not that strong and there's not much wave - people here are very nice

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Thank Paul Jon M
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Buendia, Pasay (0800LT) to Dalahican Port, Lucena City (1400LT) (bus) = P219/head Dalahican Port fee = P30/head Dalahican Port (1400LT) to Balanacan Port, Marinduque (1800LT) (fast craft) = P208/head Balanacan Port to Sta. Cruz (2 hours) (jeep) = P100/head Dewey Hotel and Restaurant, Sta. Cruz = P350/night (ventilated room only) Sta. Cruz to Buyabod Port (tricycle) = P100/tricycle Buyabod Port... More 

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2 Thank Mark Daniel B
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We reached the port in General Luna, Quezon at around 7am. Then we rode in a boat which took around 1 hour, supposing that the waters are calm. We stayed in our friend's house which is just a 20-40 steps from the shore. We just lounged (eat, sleep) the whole day and swam in the afternoon til sunset. The next... More 

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Thank Theya J
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Visited Maniwaya island last Feb 2016 with friends 1. Clean and peaceful 2. Slightly rocky beach 3. You can just walk and choose a beach resort you prefer or you can just get a beach mat and swim.

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