Manlawi Sandbar of the Caramoan Peninsula is one of the jewels of the island hopping itinerary at this group of islets. It is a sandbar situated east of the largest of the island group, Lahuy that becomes completely submerged at high tide and a one-kilometer wide sandbar during low tide. Eight huts are constructed for those who would like to enjoy the scenery of this wide sandbar and these huts are designed to float during high tide.
My friends and I reached the sandbar during high tide and water is about chest deep when we were there. However this did not hamper us from enjoying the location as we have been there to bum on the floating huts and dive our way from the huts towards the shallow chest-deep turquoise waters of the Caramoan.
Lahuy Island and the Manlawi Sandbar are part of the northernmost islands of the Caramoan Peninsula and is accessible via a boat ride that costs P2500 for a six-passenger boat. You may negotiate with your hotel for an island hopping itinerary or contact our boatman who helped us on our mapping expedition of the Caramoan. You may contact Jonald Cordez at his mobile phone +63 (929) 1112131.
Our visit to the Manlawi Sandbar is part of our mapping expedition of the Caramoan last December 26-30, 2013 in our advocacy to assure that a Filipino must not be a stranger to his own motherland.
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For a more detailed account of Schadow1 Expeditions on its Caramoan Mapping Expedition, check on the links below:
- Part 1: Discovering Caramoan Peninsula - a mapping expedition
- Part 2: The Scenic Guinahuan Island and Liwan Beach of the Caramoan
- Part 3: The Cotivas Island - the perfect beach spot of the Caramoan
- Part 4: Manlawi Sandbar - The floating cottages of the Caramoan
- Part 5: Sabitang Laya - the best island beach getaway of the Caramoan
- Part 6: Caramoan Travel guide by Schadow1 Expeditions
- 10 Longest Sandbars of the Philippines