Maniwaya Island: Your Ultimate Tropical Getaway in Marinduque

Last updated on October 4th, 2023 at 10:25 pm

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Have you ever dreamed of a picturesque getaway in a tropical paradise? Look no further than Maniwaya Island, a hidden gem nestled within the stunning landscapes of Marinduque. This beautiful island is just a short boat ride away from Santa Cruz and offers a range of attractions that will leave you in awe.


groupie at palad sand bar
crystal clear water of palad sand bar

Picture this: a powdery white sandy beach, a captivating disappearing sandbar, and a host of nearby gems waiting to be explored. Maniwaya Island is all this and more, making it the perfect destination for your next adventure.

meralco family in villa atillana

Accommodation Choices to Suit Your Style

When it comes to accommodation, Maniwaya Island caters to all tastes. Whether you’re an adventurous camper or someone who prefers the comfort of private fan-cooled or air-conditioned rooms, you’ll find the perfect place to stay on the island.

maniwaya island villa atillana accomodation

Where to Stay

For a memorable stay, consider Villa Atilana, a charming option located in Santa Cruz, Marinduque. Their room rates start at just P1,000 per night for a single room. You can make reservations by contacting them at +639185594522 or +639954062027, or emailing

There are also other resorts on the island, such as Wawie’s Beach ResortResidencia De Palo MariaPlaya AmaraMarikit na Beach Resort, and Three Brothers. Feel free to inquire about these options as well.

Adventure Awaits

Maniwaya Island is a treasure trove of experiences. Whether you want to explore its pristine white sand beaches, embark on thrilling boat rides to Palad Sandbar and Ungab Rock Formation, or dive and snorkel in its crystal-clear waters, there’s no shortage of adventures to embark on.

coral garden (snorkeling) in maniwaya island
tambay sa maniwaya beach

Helpful Tips and Reminders

  • Consider visiting during non-peak times to enjoy a quieter experience.
  • Electricity on the island runs from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM, so charge your devices accordingly.
  • Protect the environment by disposing of your trash responsibly.
  • Support local businesses by patronizing Sari-sari stores for snacks and drinks.
  • Be aware that the island operates on a cash-only basis, so bring sufficient funds.
  • If you plan to go snorkeling, pack aqua shoes to protect your feet.
  • While mobile signal is available, expect 3G data speeds at best.
  • Opt for group island hopping tours organized by your resort to save money.
  • Stay hydrated by bringing a refillable water bottle.

When packing for your trip, you might want to consider the following items:

  1. Face mask
  2. Tumbler to stay hydrated
  3. Remember to bring sunscreen
  4. Goggles for swimming and snorkleng
  5. Swimsuit
  6. Luggage or Backpack
  7. Vacuum storage packs
  8. Selfie stick for you great photos
  9. Waterproof case for Smartphone protection
  10. Action Cam
  11. Powerbank

DISCLAIMER: The rates, contact details, and other information provided in this post were accurate at the time of writing. However, please note that they are subject to change without prior notice from LDL Travel Stories. If you have access to updated information, kindly reach out to us via Facebook.

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Lorence is an IT grad who loves to travel. He shares tech updates, trends, and his travel journey, aiming to inspire others by blending his passions.

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