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ANDO ISLAND ADVENTURE

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After ages of no travel posts. Here’s from my awesome adventures in Ando Island, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Philippines. I have been to this island 4-5 times and I still love it every single time.  The peace and quiet this small place offer is perfect for a weekend getaway with family, friends or even for a company outing!

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We usually stay at Patigayon Beach Resort, a simple two-floor rest house. It’s a 15-minute walk through the community proper before you can reach the resort. The place is clean, cozy and affordable. You may opt to reserve the hall for around P1,500-P2,000 and the rooms located upstairs which cost ranges from P 300-400 only good for 2 persons. Good deal, eh? For a day tour, there are also available cottages just outside the rest house.

The rest house is furnished with all that you need during your stay — kitchenware, chairs, tables, and unlimited Karaoke! For us Filipinos who loves to sing, that’s certainly a plus! Also, the caretakers (who we already befriended since we stay here everytime we visit) are also very accommodating.

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THE BEACH.

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Though it’s not the perfect white, fine, sand that everyone looks for once you go for a dip, the water is refreshingly lovely and during low tide, you can walk as far as you can and find some hidden treasures such as these:

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THE CAVE.

A must in this island is to conquer the slippery cave! Only 5 of us went inside this hidden cave with a small opening. If you happen to muster the courage to go inside, I have a simple tip for you: watch your head! To be safe, crawl! Haha Which explains why I looked like this:

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Oh it was quite a hike too in order to reach the cave. You may follow the shoreline to go there or go through a grassy, stoney hill where we ALMOST got lost (This was during my second visit to the island with my colleagues for our staff development and annual planning).

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THE RIDE.

Lastly, it’s only a 30-minute boat ride from Sabang Port to the island. There is a trip in the morning and afternoon for less than a dollar per person (forgot the exact fare) or if you got company, then you can also rent the whole boat for around P 700 roundtrip.

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This is definitely one of the places I will never forget during my stay here in Eastern Samar :)

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