Sabtang Beach

Sabtang Beach, Sabtang Island: Address, Phone Number, Sabtang Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Sabtang Beach
4.5

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belvillavicencio
Pasig, Philippines24 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Sabtang Island, part of the Batanes Islands in the northern most part of the Philippines cannot get any cleaner. It is s smoke-free island with everyone encouraged to report violators otherwise an establishment (like a resort) can be closed down. Nature at its best is an understatement as everywhere one looks will take your breath away.
Written 14 April 2019
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sarah_alzona
Makati, Philippines130 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
There is no word can describe this place it. First thing first you need to go to port early because the boat leave early but if your under tour agency no need to worry anything they are the one will coordinate with the boat man. There are time that the cost guard will not allow the boat transfer because of the tide is too strong if you have sea sick better bring medicine.
Written 24 January 2019
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Vicky D
10 contributions
Nov 2018
Indeed, half day tour is not enough to explore Sabtang. However, we covered most of the beautiful spots of Morong Beach, the stone house village and magnificent rolling hills and meadows. Truly a sight to behold!
Written 19 November 2018
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brydexplorer
Makati, Philippines65 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
Sabtang is an island in Batanes and you can only get to this island through a boat. If you don't have a tour package, make sure that you go early to the port as the travel agencies in Batanes send the guests name the day before for reservation. Just to make sure that you get the slot get into the boat, make sure you are early. There are tricycles that you can rent to go around Sabtang,fixed rate is 1k (again, if you are not in a tour package).
Written 28 June 2018
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Shiela G
Metro Manila, Philippines5 contributions
May 2018
A half day tour is really not enough for this wonderful island. If you want something out of the box -- you may consider spending at least one night in one of the villages in Sabtang -- because of a film camp, we ended up getting a homestay in Chavayan. The host family, Aling Mathilda's, was great, very kind and they made us feel at home. On the way to Chavayan village, there was "secret beach" we went to.. You can also play along with the kids or chat with the elders at the village.

For those interested, you may want to get the services of a local tour guide, a relative of Aling Mathilda. Her name is Gemalin Hostallero, her number is 09107183698.
Written 30 May 2018
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Ramon Bathan
Pasig, Philippines63 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
If you are going to sabtang island in Batanes, make sure you set yourself at the right side of the boat. As you come near the island you will be greeted by a lighthouse atop a cliff that is simply marvelous.

Sabtang houses a village with the classic stone houses, dozens of limestone formations in their beach, the weaving village of the Ivatans and a lot more.

When you get tired walking, a fresh buko will always quench your thirst and it is available in many street corners.

#batanesishappiness

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VISITmy IG page (ramonbathan)so you get a glimpse of what Sabtang island offers. It's every photographers dream place.

Written 28 April 2018
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Grace San Juan
San Juan111 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Huge waves make sailing very dizzy, boats are safe--but dirty, Go early to the port if you have NO reservations, Sabtang is so HOT--bring Hats, Sunblock, few trees, dusty
Written 25 April 2018
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77Raine27
Cavite Province, Philippines357 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
Sabtang island should not be missed when you visit Batanes. Just 30 to 40 minutes away from Batan Island using a boat. I was enthralled by he geologically formed ach called Mahayaw Arch, remarkably picturesque rolling green mountains of Chamantad-Tinyan. Known also for the traditional stone houses of Savidug. Also rented for P20 the the vakul headgear if you want to wear it for a photo shoot. Also witnessed how an old woman weave the vakul.
Written 22 March 2018
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sabi0james
Manila, Philippines3,413 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
Sabtang beach, also known as Morong Beach is in the same location where one can see the popular rocky arch, the Nakabuang Arch. The place is very picturesque and the sea was so calm at that time. We took a dip and really enjoyed the white sand and the clean sea. The place is just a few minutes away from the town center so very accessible.
Written 4 March 2018
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines6,003 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
Batanes is on every traveler's mind, but many are discouraged to travel to these northernmost group of islands in the Philippines primarily for two reasons: first, the expensive airfare (because only a few selected air companies are allowed to fly there -- hence, there's some sort of a monopoly of flights and, therefore, also of airfare! ... we need more commercial competition here!), and, second, the risk of being stranded on the islands (since Batanes is known as a passage way of typhoons in the country).

I was lucky enough to have been able to visit Batanes, at least two of the ten islands that compose it ... Batan and Sabtang. You take off from Manila and land in Basco, its capital. There are quite a number of accommodations on the island. Be sure to contact them ahead of time and make your reservation, since they tend to get fully booked. On Batan Island itself (where Basco is) there are many places to visit ... beaches, old churches, a lighthouse, rolling hills. pasture lands, a museum, and so forth. Once you're done visiting them, you may want to cross over to Sabtang, another big island of Batanes.

The boat ride to Sabtang can be a bit scary due to the strong currents and high waves. Although the cross-over lasts for only about 30-45 minutes, it is quite a thrilling experience. Trust the boatmen, in this case. Sabtang has four "barangays" ... Chavayan, Nakanmuan, Savidug and Sumnanga ... and two small towns ("poblacion") ... Malakdang and Sinakan.

On the island itself, there are many beautiful places to visit, such as the jaw-dropping Chavayan Bay, the old Ivatan stone houses of Savidug and the rock formations and white sand of Nakaboang beach. There are day-tours to the island from Batan (inclusive of a lunch served on Nakaboang Beach ... it's your chance to taste some typical Ivatan dishes! Boats must return to Batan Island before 3:00 PM, otherwise the waves become stronger and the cross-over more dangerous.

Batanes, indeed, is like a world of its own. Going there is like travelling outside the Philippines (given its particular topography). But one thing that impresses me about Batanes are its people. They are all very friendly and honest. They smile at you down the street as if they know you personally. They do not lock their homes and cars ... crime rate is zero on the island! They even have an "honesty coffee shop" manned by no one. You simply get whatever you want, then leave the payment in a box according to a price list. Batanes is truly worth-visiting!
Written 22 August 2017
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