Maniwaya Island, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque - Jona Shares

Maniwaya Island, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque

"The best moments are the unplanned ones that just happened but make your day perfect." - Unknown

Indeed, sometimes, its better to have things unplanned...

Together with my long-time travel buddies have some places in mind to visit. Some of them are still part of our bucket-list.

Originally, the plan is to go to Sorsogon in Bicol since it's a long weekend (National Heroes Day) but due to some things to consider such as the rainy weather and of course the waves, we cancelled it.

Since we want to push through with the trip, Vin checked on various events that are still looking for joiners, so we end up joining the Maniwaya Island located in Marinduque. Maniwaya Island, it is! Still in our bucket list with good weather condition. Yey!

We joined the event hosted by Sabit Wanderer and below is the itinerary.

Maniwaya Island, Palad Sandbar, Ungab Rock Formation and Mongpong Island

Such a peaceful view.

Maniwaya Island Itinerary

Day 0: Friday, August 26 2016

10:00pm Assembly in Mc Donalds, Starmall in Mandaluyong

11:00pm Departure from Manila to Quezon (Gen. Luna Port)
Day 1: Saturday, August 27, 2016

06:00am ETA in Maniwaya Island

07:00am Breakfast/Trip To Palad Sand Bar (if low tide in the morning)

11:00am Lunch

02:00pm Lots of chill time [swimming/volleyball/sun bathing/]

07:00pm Dinner / Socials

11:00pm Lights Out

Day 2: Sunday August 28, 2016

0600am Breakfast / Relax time

0900am Trip to Ungab Rock Formation

1100am Pack up time

0100pm ETD FROM Maniwaya Island to Gen. Luna Port

1000pm ETA Manila
We were lucky that the weather is good, water is normal and waves are not against us. Hahaha! 

We were able to see the beauty of Palad Sand Bar, visited Mongpong Island and the famous Ungab rock formation.

What made this trip special is that we were able to gain new friends sharing the same passion of travelling. Thanks to Sir Aldwin for being our chef and Ms. Pam for arranging the trip. We enjoyed celebrating JP's birhtday as well! Definitely another one for the books!

I wish I was the one lying and looking up the sky. Well, I did after this shot.

Local kid's playground
View while riding the boat for island hopping. This is taken at Mongpong Island.

Our tent guard

Calm sea and beautiful clouds plus Mr. Sun hiding


  1. Beautiful photos! I love the one of the clouds!

  2. How often does it get rainy? Otherwise looks pretty fun!

    1. It depends on the season so it is advisable to go on March-April as it is our summer season to enjoy the beach.


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