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Travel Guide to Maniwaya Island, Marinduque

A simple yet very promising place awaits for you in Maniwaya Island. Swim in the crystal clear water of Palad Sandbar, enjoy the picturesque Ungab Rock Formation, snorkel in its turquoise water or just stargaze at night and catch a stunning sunrise.

Maniwaya Island remains a favorite weekend getaway of those who wants to get a short break from their busy life in the City. Travelling to and from this island made easy by numerous local travel agencies which makes it the perfect choice for a quick weekend getaway.

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How to get there

Option 1: DIY

Manila – General Luna – Maniwaya Island

Ride a bus in Cubao (Superlines and AB Liner buses)  going to Catanuan. Travel time is about 5-6 hours and the fare starts at PHP320.00. Don’t forget to advise the conductor to drop you off at General Luna Crossing. Just 5 minutes away from General Luna is the port to Maniwaya, charter a tricycle going to the port.

Take note that there is only one departure daily going directly to Maniwaya Island at 10AM, travel time is approximately 1 hour and fare is PHP150.00/person one-way. You can also rent a small boat that can ferry to 4-5 people going to Maniwaya for PHP1,500.00.

Option 2: Via tour agencies

You can book your tour with Wawie’s Beach Resort on Facebook. It’s how we got our tour and it’s the best way to travel since you don’t have to think about your itinerary or where to go and what to do. Travel agencies can provide you the complete transportation and accommodations. Travel more in a less hassle way.

Where to stay

There are a lot of beach resorts scattered in Maniwaya that you can choose from. We stayed at Wawie’s Beach Resort since we got our tour from them. But if you’re DIY-ing the cheapest rate will be the tent accommodation, and there are fan rooms and air conditioned rooms available too.

Wawie’s Beach Resort

Contact Numbers: 09213695359 / 09773314872
Rates: Tent – P500 per night | Open Air Cabana – P1,000 per night (5 to 6 persons sharing) | Private Room – P1,200 per night (2 to 3 persons sharing)

maniwaya island wawie's beach resort

Residencia De Palo Maria

Contact Numbers: +639192375633 / +639228670312 / +639179540495 / (046)5172189
Rate: Starts at P1,500 per night (2 persons sharing)

Playa Amara

Contact Numbers: +639285070362 / +639205556256
Rate: Starts at P1,000 per night (2 persons sharing)

Marikit na Beach Resort

Contact Numbers: +639278789782 / +639219785565
Rate: Starts at P1,500 per night (2 persons sharing)

Maniwaya Island, Marinduque

Palad Sandbar

No need to go to Siargao to experience swimming in its famous Naked Island, just catch a boat to Palad Sandbar and experience a sandbar at its finest. Swim in its crystal clear water and get a tanned skin under the heat of the sun while enjoying the picturesque sandbar.

palad sandbar maniwaya island marinduque

Ungab Rock Formation

This huge rock will rock your stay in Maniwaya! This is certainly one of the main reasons why tourists visit this place.

ungab rock formation marinduque

Maniwaya Island

maniwaya island marinduque

Snorkeling Site

maniwaya island diving

Budget and Expenses:

Wawie’s Beach Resort tour rate: PHP1600.00/pax (2D1N tour)

Meals: PHP100.00 x 5 meals = PHP500.00

Total: PHP2,100.00

Maniwaya Island Travel Vlog

Your virtual travel vlog to Maniwaya Island is up on my Youtube Channel! Check out this majestic place and don’t forget to subscribe. 🙂

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