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Address: Sagay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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Protected Marine Area

Carbin Reef is spectacular. Located at Sagay City, North of Negros Occidental. A 2 hour drive from Bacolod City. It was said a protected area according to the ranger on duty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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112 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Carbin Reef is spectacular. Located at Sagay City, North of Negros Occidental. A 2 hour drive from Bacolod City. It was said a protected area according to the ranger on duty. Upon arrival at the old Sagay wharf, there is an office window for tourism assistance. Prices depends on the number of people in aa group.

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San Mateo, Philippines
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Awesome place in the middle of the sea. The surrounding water is cool, clear and clean, very inviting for swimming and snorkling but the heat of the sun is scorchingly painful to skin. There are tents available for rentals. Bring food and lots of water. Don't forget your sun block and eye glasses. The best time to go there is... More 

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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Trip to Carbin Reef ( Philippines ) - A tiny Island, just 200 meter long in length and 20 meter wide approximately, It is in the middle of the deep sea, A Virgin Island, not a single tree on this island, only 5-6 tents where you can sit and have your drinks and food etc.. It takes about 45 minutes... More 

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27 Thank gcp5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is not a resort. So if you're looking for comfort and relaxing accommodations, go find something else. However, if you're the type of person who loves adventure and wants to experience nature but with not enough time and resource, this is the place to be! White sand and clear blue waters away from the hustle and bustle of Bacolod... More 

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1 Thank Kenneth B
Makati, Philippines
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There are no trees just tents and changing rooms. Shower is in the Port. Yes, you'll get dark. No overnight camps, just a day trip. It was worth the trip. I went there with a liter of water and no change of clothes. I know I might not be able to go here because I did not make any reservations,... More 

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6 Thank crazeee
Manila, Philippines
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369 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 480 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Located within the Sagay Marine Sanctuary, Carbin Reef is a huge tongue shaped white sand bar in the middle of the sea some 10-15 minutes boat ride from the port of Old Sagay. Like the White Island of Camiguin, Carbin Reef is all but sand bar without vegetation. The surrounding water is cool, clear and clean very inviting for swimming... More 

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18 Thank TravelBug1469
Quezon City, Philippines
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Willing to brave an hour's bus ride (from Bacolod City), a short tricycle ride and a 15-20 minute boat ride? Then come to Carbin Reef and spend a lazy day there doing nothing but looking at the white sand beach, swimming in the cool, clear water and snorkeling. Ask the boatman to bring you to where the giant clams are,... More 

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16 Thank Bea_Jera
San Juan, Philippines
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70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A sand bar in the middle of nowhere...at least one that doesn't disappear during high tide... took a small boat out to snorkel and admire the marine life...gigantic clams in 6 feet of water! where else can you see that! some corals, sea urchins, fishes that swim to you with no fear... need to reserve ahead...for boat transport and food

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7 Thank yokolok
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Just went last May after election.....way to go......had a great time swimming...no other things to do except swimming,snorkeling and eat...It's a sand bar I'm not sure if they even had a toilet just in case,luckily for the whole day my body coordinates with me.As soon as you get off the pump boat you need to be registered and been given... More 

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4 Thank lovely10038
Sagay City, Philippines
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116 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I'm a native of Sagay City so I am very proud of Carbin Reef. It's not a resort so don't expect a lot of progress here. It's just piece of sand bar in the middle of the sea. Believe it or not, we stayed here overnight 12 years ago and it felt like hell because there were not a lot... More 

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