Less than two hours away from Dumaguete lies a pristine, 7 kilometer stretch of premium white sand known as the Manjuyod Sandbar. Start your island escapade with an early hotel pick up and arrive at Bais Wharf at around 8:30am. A friendly boat guide will bring you to the Manjuyod White Sandbar, where you can picnic, swim, sunbathe or just chill out. Also called the Sumapao Shoal, the sandbar has an estimated 600 hectare total strip area, including the submerged portions. On the island you can find native wooden houses built on stilts, which look like they are floating on the sea during high tide. Hop back on your boat for the cruise back to Bais Wharf, where a van will be waiting to bring you to the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park. After a hearty lunch, your guide will show you around the forests surrounding the Balinsasayao and Danao lakes, teeming with diverse flora and fauna, including rare bird species. You’ll surely be refreshed as you head back to your hotel after a fun-filled day of exploration.