I stumbled upon this simple guide to Itbayat that gives me more reason to scratch Batanes off my priority bucket list sooner rather than later. Seems like a rewarding destination...if ever I make it there.
Looking at the photo of the boats that ply the Basco-Itbayat route, the cost of the 10-min. flight sound like a better option. That's if you don't mind the added cost.
The author also writes about 5 amazing but remote beaches located mostly on the other end of the country. I doubt if many would like to venture to those parts at this time though.