Maniwaya Island

Maniwaya Island, Marinduque Island: Address, Maniwaya Island Reviews: 4/5

Maniwaya Island
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Jay Santos
Makati, Philippines1,130 contributions
Feb 2022
Great beach! And a good photo op with the big rock formation as a background.

The locals are very friendly as well!
Written 19 May 2022
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alphusr2003
Antipolo City, Philippines77 contributions
Dec 2021
Three Brothers Resort in Maniwaya Island just off the coast of Sta Cruz Marinduque. Was here last December 2021. Place was clean, well kept and tidy. Food was delicious. Staff was courteous. Good for a quick overnight getaway. They have this island hopping experience that takes you to a sandbar at the middle of the sea, crystal clear waters! smells of fish and raw ocean, water was definitely crystal clear! then they take you to a rock formation with an arch, good for picture taking.
Written 26 January 2022
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Laman Doe L.
Carmona, Philippines2,143 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
For me this is liked and loved most stayed here. I'm very comfortable and relaxed in native cottages. Can afford prices and very cheap for 2 days & 1 night checked inn.
Written 15 February 2021
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Nick S
Manila, Philippines8 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Visited in December 2019, group of 4. Many options to travel. We took the General Luna way in Quezon. From there took the normal small wooden boat at around 160 pesos only per head. We stayed at my GFs house, and Water is scarce, but electricity is not rationed anymore. The people are the sweetest and hospitable.
We made a round of the available resorts. All are fantastic, and that there are actually very little or no guests at all. Talk about undiscovered beauty. There are also no fastfood chains yet, and the beaches are barren of people.
There are no long stretches of white sand beaches.. (some guests and visitors will complain about this). And the beach and waters are corals and rocky.. But this is actually to be admired, the raw untouched beauty of the place. We stumbled through the corally waters and collected multi colored star fish (and returned same to the water).
We hired a small outrigger boat, and visited the Ungab rock formation, again a small protrusion with an overhang rock that looks dangerously near to disintegrate... Ahahah..
Some guests took their pictures and left. We stayed a while. If i had more time.. I would spend a night at least.
Again.. Some visitors who've been to more fantastic locations, will turn a snotty nose at the place.
Then the same boat took us to Palad. This outcropping sand bar in the middle of the sea. Depending on the prevailing tide.. The sand bar may be below or out of the water. At the time of our visit.. The sandbar was below the knees underwater. But we still got off the boat and frolicked in the water!
There is a small port for the wooden boats, and trips to the mainland and other islands are available. Theplace is marked by big Moriones Statues.
Travel around the island is by solo motorcycles.
Otherwise, by boat to go arpund the island or other resorts.

Enjoyment and fun is NOT in the place. It is in your heart and mind and the people you are with.
I actually enjoyed the raw comforts or discomforts..
I don't want five star comfort everywhere I go. For me it's a five star experience...non the less.

I'd rather leave the place as is.. Rather than suggest to build a port.. Bigger roads.. Fast food stalls,
Six star hotels,etc.. Like they did in Boracay..
Written 7 March 2020
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Laman Doe L.
Carmona, Philippines2,143 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Affordables prices, very relaxing place, unwind and sanctuary I like to stays at Wawie's Beach Resort. So I can sleep their native bamboo room cabin and go around within this small islet and roaming.
Written 18 July 2019
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Michael C
Makati, Philippines636 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
If you’re the type of person who looks for creature comforts and is too caught up by the things you want locals and nature to adjust for the your sake or for the sake of tourism then move along. Maniwaya is not for you. You’re a tourist not a traveler and Maniwaya, among other Philippine islands, can do without you or your “reviews” or “influence”. Maybe you just didn’t do your homework before visiting the island.

Still here? Great. That means you’re the traveller. Part of the 5% who likes to go off the beaten path and look for pure shores.

Maniwaya is not totally untouched and pristine. It’s still raw and relatively undeveloped. No regular electricity means you have a better view of the stars. Sea grass means healthy sea life. No high end resorts means more opportunities to give back to the local communities who live on the island. Yes you can give back while traveling it’s not an alien concept. It’s not always about you the tourist.

Maniwaya is by far not perfect. But for a 5 hour drive & 30 minute boat ride from Metro Manila you won’t look for perfection.

Written 13 May 2019
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WilsonAlice N
Manila80 contributions
Mar 2019
We jsut visited Maniwaya Island March 19,2019. I am glad we decided to just stay overnight. Whats worth it is the Sandbar we visited. All the resorts around Maniwaya Island has grassy beaches. Cant swim even play at the shore. Yes, they have white sand but all beach front not yet developed. They should develop it to take out the sea grass and put white sand all the way. We arrived mid morning..its already low tide...afternoon still low tide...evening swim ...still low tide...sea grass all around...unless you go deeper and farther away. I dont think its safe to go snorkeling I dont think the tourism and people there are ready.
Written 24 March 2019
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kuni_led
Horsham, UK14 contributions
Nov 2017
The travel from the capital, Boac to Sta Cruz by car is an enjoyable ride until we reached the town. Boat ride from Sta Cruz port to the island gave us a prelim excitement, it was fun as we got our own boat. Maybe will use the public commuter next time to meet the locals. The beach that we went, Wawie Beach Resort is amazing not just because of the place but because of the people. The owners were so accommodating and helpful. The side trip to Palad sandbar was the highlight of the trip. We were there for a whole hour until the sandbar almost disappeared. Over all, the experience is top notch. Make sure to check out Wawie's Beach Resort's Facebook page for more details.
Written 5 June 2018
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sheenawanderwoman
Taguig City, Philippines251 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
We went there after my friend’s wedding. Travel was good, we saw sunrise and the sea was calm only to find out there’s no sandbar. :(
Written 27 May 2018
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SIRANG LENTE
37 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Maniwaya Island has powdery and fine white shoreline, with beautiful landscape and relaxing ambience. The water is cool and crystal clear. In Wawies Resort, accommodation is either tent or cottage.
Written 21 April 2018
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