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Sagay Marine Reserve (Carbin Reef)

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Zen and Rejuvenating

This is one of the cleanest and nice reefs i have been in. The water is clear as crystal and the... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Carbin Reef is a 200-hectare marine sanctuary with tongue-shaped sand bar made of coral rubbles... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
Abbie S
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Sagay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

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....More

2  Thank R0Hill
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Abbie S
Reviewed 6 October 2017

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...More

1  Thank Oren1975
Reviewed 5 August 2017

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

1  Thank Mary Jane S
Reviewed 25 July 2017

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 jolystephen
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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