Sagay Marine Reserve (Carbin Reef)

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Sagay Marine Reserve (Carbin Reef)

Sagay Marine Reserve (Carbin Reef)
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rj1881palmos
Iloilo City, Iloilo Province, Panay Island, Visayas8 contributions
A Place for an Adventure
Jun 2019
Part of our weeklong vacation in Negros is a day trip to Carbin Reef in Sagay. We were told to bring food because there's nowhere to order any food from there. It was worth all the trouble coming to this place - white sand, clear waters and the place was very relaxing. We had a great time swimming and snorkeling. Coming to this place is more like an adventure. A great place to experience nature.
Written October 23, 2019
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Kei Perez
14 contributions
Carbin Reef
May 2019 • Family
A must place to visit when you’re in sagay. Sobrang ganda ng place ang linis and budget friendly ng price. Very accomodating din po nila manang and kuya before and after ng trip. Thank you so much po sa uulitin na pagvisit namin ❤️
Written September 9, 2019
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hoyzkie
Manila, Philippines7 contributions
Awesome place
May 2019 • Family
If you have the time visiting Negros Occidental, include in your itinerary the trip to Carbin Reef in Sagay, Place is very scenic. Truly, it's more fun in the Philippines!
Written July 11, 2019
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Karlin G
Manila, Philippines32 contributions
Wow!
Jun 2019 • Family
Carbin reef is really serene and the water is very clear.

Kuya Ramil (09103248350) our boat guide was very good in explaining the guides and regulations of the island and stressed that we are not to leave any garbage. He's very nice and accommodating.

We were also able to see the giant clams, the clown fishes and there's a school of fish just hanging out. Very cool experience!
Written June 27, 2019
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redpink_ela_gp
Metro Manila, Philippines231 contributions
Crystal Clear Water and Fine Sand
May 2019 • Friends
Carbin Reef or Sagay Marine Reserve is situated in Sagay, Negros Occidental. It is 1.5 to 2 hour travel from Bacolod. It is 32,000 hectare tongue-shaped marine sanctuary. It’s good for swimming and snorkelling. The sandbar has few cottages but no stores to buy food. I think that is good to preserve the cleanliness in the area. Upon boarding the boat, the boat captain provided short briefings to guests and some introduction about Carbin Reef. I hope that sooner the locals may be trained in English so they can communicate well.

Kudos to the City of Sagay for the preservation and conservation efforts!
Written June 25, 2019
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wenlong3788
Bacolod, Philippines1,860 contributions
Good place for relaxation and swim
Aug 2018 • Friends
Went with a group of friends and the calm, crystal-clear water was worth the trip. You have to bring your own water and food though, as there are no vendors on the island.
Written May 16, 2019
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R0Hill
Las Vegas, NV71 contributions
Zen and Rejuvenating
May 2018 • Family
This is one of the cleanest and nice reefs i have been in. The water is clear as crystal and the fishes were so colorful.

I agree that tower house shouldnt have been built but improved their cottages/hut and have a porta potty.

Must see. Love this place!
Written June 6, 2018
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isayqc
philippines313 contributions
Beautiful but..
Feb 2018 • Couples
It would have been great if they didnt put structures in the area.. particularly the concrete tower. The huts would have been nice if they used all natural material. The tarp for roof does not sit well on nature lovers.

The waves were crazy when we went so were not able tp snorkel as much as we wanted.
The sand is fine so having a mat would be nice to lie or sit on and watch the beauty of the place..that is if u have back on the structures they built
Written March 22, 2018
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Abbie S
8 contributions
Experience Carbin Reef
Jan 2018 • Family
Carbin Reef is a 200-hectare marine sanctuary with tongue-shaped sand bar made of coral rubbles. Its crystal clear water is best for swimming, and snorkeling. Since it is part of the 32,000-hectare Sagay's protected seascape, infrastructure is minimal to maintain the ecological balance of the area. If you are a nature lover, you will surely fall in love with Carbin Reef and you can't help but keep coming back.

ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult: P100.00/pax
(It includes the General Admission, Environmental fee, and the terminal fee)
PWD/Senior Citizen: P82.00/pax
Children (12 years and below): P40.00/pax

COTTAGES
Single: P300.00
Double: P500.00

SAGAY ISLAND FERRYBOAT OPERATORS' ASSOCIATION
Boat Rental (1group : 1boat policy; Round Trip)
1-10 person - P1,200
11-15 person - P1,500

An additional p300.00 for the boat rental if you want to go to Suyac Island Mangrove Eco-park. (Entrance Fee and Cottage Rental is separate)

* Jump-off point to Carbin Reef is Old Sagay Feeder port, Brgy. Old Sagay
Written January 18, 2018
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Oren1975
Birmingham, UK114 contributions
visceral experience from nature itself
Oct 2017 • Family
This is my second time to visit Carbin reef, the first one was 20 years ago when it was not opened to the public. It is a 1 and a half hour drive from Bacolod City , on the way to Sagay, we had specialty puto from Manapla which you can buy from the roadside and rambutan in cadiz also from the roadside. The locals are very helpful. We started off at Sagay old port , entrance fees ,cottage,guide, boat hire including suyac island and snorkeling gears for 6 people amounted to around 3,500 pesos. Bring your own food as it is just a sandbar and nothing else. When we arrived after 15-20 minute boat ride, Carbin reef is just as beautiful as I remembered it. Crystal blue waters and away from the maddening crowds. There are a couple of cottages for shade and place eat your food brought in. Please listen to the guide, when he gives his briefings as they know the place better than anyone else, even if you are a professional swimmer.

We arrived at the reef around 11:00 am,so it was quite hot, but the sea was vey calm, so you can swim right in and enjoy the water. They were rebuilding the previous tower as it was affected by the previous typhoon, After swimming, we went for a snorkel, giant clams as heavy as 70-100 kg (guide info) can be found, schools of fish and massive sea urchins. we stayed there for about 4 hours and went to suyac mangrove island and Kape Barako off Margaha beach after for a coffee.
Overall experience will come back again. I am humbled and grateful to be able to experience visceral nature beauty again.
Written October 5, 2017
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