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Sagay Marine Reserve (Carbin Reef)

Sagay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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"Mind blowing experience"

Carbin Reef is a 2 hour drive from Bacolod City. We arrived at the port and was being accommodated... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary Jane S
Beautiful and calm

Perfect for a daytrip with your family and friends. We took a boat from the Old Sagay port to... read more

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Sagay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carbin Reef is a 2 hour drive from Bacolod City. We arrived at the port and was being accommodated by 2 very welcoming attendants. Prices range on a specific needs. We paid 1950 pesos where 1,200 is for the boat rental, then 600 for the...More

Thank Mary Jane S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect for a daytrip with your family and friends. We took a boat from the Old Sagay port to Carbin Reef, a huge sandbar. We had picnic and went swimming for a couple of hours. We also took a lot of beautiful pictures. It was...More

Thank Sunshiines
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Basically just a sand bar with few cottages. Water is clean, clear, blue/green, inviting and can go snorkeling. Bring your own food as there's nothing there you can buy from. Also, no shower rooms, only one changing area. But still worth a visit.

Thank Jani E
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Carbin Reef in sagay City is a nice place for a day trip. It has a marine sanctuary with giant clams, and other colorful marine life. The sand is white and the water is very clear. perfect to visit during summer.

Thank JojoVito
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Carbin Reef is one best natural form of sandbar and worth visiting in Sagay City. The water is so clean and clear but it's too hot out there with cottages all worn out sans the roof. But it was a great experience. It's a haven...More

2  Thank Didzki
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Please avoid plastic things. Guards are so cooperative out there. Go early and if you worry about your skin, better keep UV Cream

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Carbin reef is best for family and friends.I was amazed by the white sand, school of fish, accommodation and more. BE SURE TO COME HERE EARLY since there are no trees around the area so it's kinda hot during 11am - 3pm. BRING FOOD :-)...More

Thank G5014XKsam
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I love the place and the white reef sand... From Sagay we sail on a palm boat to reach this island. Wow ... It was mind blowing view..... It's a natural reserve, so no plastic and such things are not allowed. Worth to Visit.... I...More

1  Thank Joe S
Reviewed 26 December 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...More

Thank jibbitz
Reviewed 8 December 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....More

2  Thank Camille Raven V
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27 February 2017|
Response from Didzki | Reviewed this property |
if you like you can check the tourism website of Sagay City. But i think you can just go there anytime except of course when the weather is bad because of big waves. You can go there early morning and stay there until 3pm... More