Maniwaya Island

Tayabas Bay, Santa Cruz, Marinduque

Maniwaya Island
5.0 Stars

6 Reviewers

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Helen G.
4.0 Stars

The place is still pristine. It was not crowded when we went there last year - November. We stayed at Residencia De Palo Maria Resort. They don't have a menu but instead you can let them know what you want to eat at least 4 hours and they can cook and prepare it for you. Their spicy pork sinigang was the crowd favorite. It was always part of our meal. You should also try their steamed lapu lapu. 128523

We also went to the Palar Sandbar. 128525 I'll review it separately.

Btw, there is no electricty from 3pm to 5pm/6pm. The cell signal is also weak and I liked it. Good opportunity to enjoy the place and appreciate the people around you.

The only down side of this trip was the long travel hours. Other than that, everything about Marinduque is 128149

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Judie Ann Princess M.
5.0 Stars

I never thought I could literally solo a resort in an island for just 2,300.00 128563128521

How? Me and my friends joined an open group tour where joiners are welcome. We were 9 already. And the tour organizer was looking for joiners to fill the van up to 13 participants. Luckily, **wink** the tour has been pushed through even though we are 9. Haha! 128513

The 2,300 we paid was inclusive of van transfers, boat ride, 3 full board meals, accommodation and island hopping. Yes I am a barat traveller and that's how barat I am! 128514

We stayed at Lorna's Place in Maniwaya. By the time we arrived, I can sense that there aren't any other guests. And yes, we got to solo the resort!!! As in we were so pampered.

The food they were served us was restaurant style!!! These are what we had:
Lunch 127821127821127821127821127821
Grilled Liempo
Crispy Fried Shrimp
Pumpkin Soup
Pineapple for dessert

Dinner 127821127821127821127821127821
Deep Fried Chicken with veggies and sauce
Chicken Macao
Cake for dessert

Breakfast 127821127821127821127821127821
Fried Talong
Fried Daing
Sinigang na Labahita
Yang Chao Riiiiiiiiice

We didn't expect that the foods served will be so delicious!! AS IN MASARAP LAHAT 128523128523128523

Electricity supply by the way was 3pm to 11pm only.

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Joana Marie B.
5.0 Stars

Makaka move on ka sa ganda! 128077128514128099127754

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Gwen I.
5.0 Stars

We are so lucky to have some of the most amazing & beautiful beaches in the world, IMO. And man, I tell you, the waters of Marinduque will make you say, "Wow..." 128525

I was just here last weekend along with a friend who's a member of a group of backpackers who have been traveling all over the Philippines. I even met a 23-year old lad who's been to 70+ provinces already which made me think, "What the heck am I doing with my life?" 128557

Being a joiner, I only got to pay 2,300 for the entire trip. Cool, right? 128526 It includes transportation (2 vans were rented), food, water, boat rental fees, environmental fees, & tents. I slept on a friend's hammock, actually. Achievement unlocked! 128513 There are also rooms for rent, though I don't know how much is their rates.

Anyways, it took us 5 hours (I think) from Ayala-Makati to reach the port of General Luna in Quezon, then another hour of boat ride going to the island.

When we got there, everyone was doing this first: check their phones for signal! 128514 And to our surprise, it's really good! You can even use your mobile data for internet! 128513 Mawala na lahat wag lang signal. LOL! 128514

The only downside is the water. It'll probably take 3-5 mins. to fill a single bucket. Electricity there mainly depends on a generator which only operates from 3pm-5am, so bring your power banks. 128513 Food there is also limited, but they actually have hotdogs, rice, cup noodles, sodas, coffee, chips, etc. No restaurants there, but don't worry, you ain't gonna starve. 128513 Some locals also sell fresh seafood & desserts like halo-halo! 128522

It's only ideal to stay here for a night or 2 just to explore what this place has to offer. 128522 You can snorkel, rent a jetski, do island hopping, make a bonfire at night, play beach volleyball, and more. 128522 Wait until you see the island at night with so many stars and a full moon. Sobrang ganda! 128525

A weekend well spent indeed! 128522

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Jaypee D.
5.0 Stars

If you're looking for a nice beach to just relax and unwind without the noisy crowd and all that jazz, Maniwaya Island is the perfect beach getaway.

Unlike any other tourist-y beaches in the Philippines, not too many people flock here, except, of course on Holy Week, which they celebrate Marinduque's star festival, Moriones Festival.

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Matthew L.
5.0 Stars

Maniwaya Island situated along Sta. Cruz Marinduque boasts its white sand and crystal clear water! 127946

Perfect for some quite time and indeed a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of Manila.

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