Tag Archives: Negros Oriental

Be a Beach Bum at the Manjuyod Sandbar (Bais, Negros Oriental): Photo of the Day

We’re on the safe side when we say everbody loves the beach. Ok, perhaps not everybody, but almost everybody, and we bet if you’re reading this, you’re most likely a beach bum. Or a beach lover. Now, imagine enjoying the beach the whole day, frolicking in crystal-clear waters off the the town of Bais, Negros Oriental, then, at the end of the day, going home to the same beach? Or sandbar, to be more specific. That’s the Manjuyod Sandbar, a 7-kilometer stretch of white sand in the middle of the sea, around 15 minutes by boat from the mainland, with huts that can be rented for overnight stays through the Bais City Tourism Office. The sandbar disappears during high tide (imagine waking up in the morning and jumping straight into the sea) and reappears during low tide (imagine forgetting that it’s low tide and jumping into the sea). It’s oftentimes called the “Maldives of the Philippines,” although we’re undecided whether we should be happy with the label (the Philippines has the best beaches in the world, so what’s the point of comparing it to Maldives?). Here, look at this photo by Damzel (check her Instagram account, @missdamzel, for more photos). Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading Be a Beach Bum at the Manjuyod Sandbar (Bais, Negros Oriental): Photo of the Day

Lucky Turtles at Apo Island, Negros Oriental: Photo of the Day

“I got to spend the end of the year with this guy,” said charlynfaith. We’re unsure who’s luckier, the turtle dude or charlynfaith (check her Instagram acount, @peytfull, for more photos). We could say she’s lucky, with this seemingly well-timed shot with a turtle at Apo Island (Dauin, Negros Oriental). Not everyone gets the chance (although we hope you’d be able) to visit this marine sanctuary and get a wonderful photo remembrance to boot. We could say, on the other hand, that this turtle is a lucky guy (well, assuming it’s a guy), with this beautiful lady-guest gracefully diving to have a selfie (or is it a turtlefie?) taken in his peaceful underwater habitat. Perhaps we can say that we’re all lucky, living in and exploring this beautiful country called the Philippines. So, go ahead, visit the Philippines and tell the world what’s beautiful about Pinas! Have fun! Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading Lucky Turtles at Apo Island, Negros Oriental: Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: Turtle Dude

What would you do if you get punched by someone? Yes, you’ll most likely fight back or, if that person happens to be Manny Pacquiao, complain to the authorities. Now, what happens if you go snorkeling and, while in the process of enjoying the underwater scene, you get punched by — of all creatures of this world — a sea turtle? What would you do? We must admit the question made us pause for a second or two. Our kababayan, Rizza Diaz (rizzadiaz), bravely fought back by, well, taking photos and sending a lot of love to the cool turtle dude. She was in Apo Island, she said, and we had to do a little bit of sleuthing to learn that it’s the Apo Island Marine Reserve in Negros Oriental. Oh, you want proof of the sea turtle encounter? Here’s the photo (click photo to enlarge): Continue reading Photo of the Day: Turtle Dude