The Palad Sand Bar is located in Santa Cruz in Marinduque Province. The Palad Sand Bar is located near Maniwaya Island. Relatively small in size, the Palad sandbar features semi-fine white sand, and a mixture of crush coral small rocks. The sandbar only appears during low tide, so plan your visit and aquatic excursions according. During high tides, the sand bar is not visible. When the patch of sand appears during low tide, it is surrounded by clear, shallow water suitable for splashing around, swimming and snorkeling.