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Buntod Sandbar and Reef Marine Sanctuary

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A beautiful place with nice view of the area

Good swimming area and lots of white sand. There are good views all around of Masbate Island on... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Masbate Province, Philippines
Better than Boracay in Many Ways

Buntod for me was amazing but get disappointed when I saw that the bar was on high tide. I don’t... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2018
Manila, Philippines
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Masbate City, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Good swimming area and lots of white sand. There are good views all around of Masbate Island on one side and Ticao Island on the other. Some good underwater sights if you know where to look.

1  Thank altaman666
Reviewed May 24, 2018

Buntod for me was amazing but get disappointed when I saw that the bar was on high tide. I don’t expect that the sandbar was already covered up with water. You have to wait till 4 pm for water to subside. Buntod offers several activities...More

4  Thank JohnGex
Reviewed May 2, 2018

We went to Masbate City via land. There's alot of ways to travel going to Masbate but I guess what we did was the most tiring trip if you want to know more about it just let me know. When you go to Masbate you...More

2  Thank Joyrneyoflife
Reviewed February 27, 2018

I actually found this place while searching a beach to go around in Masbate City via google maps. I noticed a small island with white sand. I really thought that it would be expensive since the sand is almost comparable to Boracay Island. To my...More

2  Thank Rv J
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Dont miss to see this place when you are in Masbate. The Clean water, Lovely mangroves and white sand will give your trip complete. See for yourself.

3  Thank Kaye F
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a few hours and is a good place to chill Location: 20 mins by boat from Rendezvous resort, NE of Masbate City, easily reached by foot or trike. There's usually someone around who will ask for 10 pesos and then tell...More

Thank Danalus
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

The place is near Masbate city. Easily accessed. We were so amazed by how beautiful the sand bar is. You can swim below the cottages, no need to worry getting sun burnt.

Thank Renz jay D
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

One of the best tourist destination and a must.go spot in Masbate City. Its just a 15minutes ride to the island. Just bring food for your lunch and always follow rules such as its boundary due to sudden depth of water

Thank Thom Y
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Bring food, charcoal, (cook here) water and a hat and 1000+Pesos for the boat and entry - Not really a sanctuary because everyone is fishing. Howerver...This is a beautiful spot and worth bringing a camera

Thank Graham I
Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is a sandbar about 15 minutes or less away from Masbate City. You need to hire a boat for php500 (5pax). You can do beach bumming, kayaking, or snorkeling (no beautiful corals but there are clams and a lot of fish). I'm definitely giving...More

2  Thank Ruffy Jun M
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June 10, 2016|
Response from Victorianlad | Reviewed this property |
You cannot stay on Buntod Reef as such, but Masbate City's many accommodation options are a short distance from Rendezvous (former hotel?) from where the bangkas - boats - leave for the 20 minute trip to Buntod Reef. 7AR is... More