Negros Oriental is endowed with outstanding tourist spots making it one of the best destinations in Visayas, Philippines. Tourist spots in the province includes internationally known dive sites, sandbars, lakes, mountains and caves. It is one of the two provinces located in Negros Island in Visayas where it faces the nearby islands of Cebu to the east and Siquijor to the southeast.
Dumaguete is the capital city of the province, better book your hotel in this city (book a hotel in Dumaguete City online). Large percentage of the population speaks Cebuano but most of them can also speak in Hiligaynon, Tagalog and English Languages. So if you are looking forward to visit the province this year, check out these beautiful tourist spots in Negros Oriental.
1. Apo Island
Apo Island is one of the best tourist spots in Negros Oriental, known being the best diving and snorkeling destination in the province. It is a marine sanctuary, a home of around 650+ species of fish and 400+ types of corals. It is composed of coral beaches with crystal clear waters and just few meters away from the shore, sea turtles can be sighted and this what makes Apo Island a great snorkeling destination. To explore more, go diving to see spectacular marine lifeforms underwater on a deep sea level. Amazing rock formations can also be observed in the island.
📍 Apo Island is under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Dauin, Negros Oriental. Just a 30-minute boat ride from the port of Zamboangita.
2. Manjuyod Sandbar
Manjuyod Sandbar is another beautiful place to visit in Negros Oriental, a long and wide stretch of sandbar that completely disappears on high tide. Manjuyod Sandbar is a perfect destination for families or group of friends and but also a romantic place for couples. During low tide, one can witness the vast expanse of beautiful sandbar where star fish and seashells show up and then, it will be transformed into a wide crystal clear waters on high tide, a very alluring unspoiled beach. There are around 5 cottages on the sandbar that seems like floating cottages during high tide. Manjuyod sandbar is being dubbed as the “Maldives of the Philippines“.
📍 Manjuyod Sandbar is just a 15-minute boat ride from the Capiñahan Wharf in the South Bais Bay, Bais City, Negros Oriental.