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8 Photos of Onay Beach To Convince You To Visit Laoang, Northern Samar

There was only one beach I knew when I was a kid.

Over the years, I’ve been lucky to experience some of the best beaches in the country. But still, when I hear the word beach, I never think of those powdery white sand of the popular ones, all I think about is Onay Beach in my hometown Laoang, Northern Samar.

Onay beach laoang northern samar
Beautiful Onay Beach Credit: Claudette Boco Montero via Laoang Tourism

It’s beautiful and pristine.

Most of all, Onay has some of the vivid memories of my childhood. Until now, I could still feel the mist, the smell of the wind coming from the Pacific Ocean. The laughter…our laughter when we were kids, how could I forget that.

Onay is actually a waray word which means suicide. Stories were told, that long time ago there was a beautiful woman who experienced a devastating heartbreak.  It was so painful  she decided to take her own life. Her body was found hanging on one of the trees on the beach.

Yes, it has an intriguing legend. So intriguing, it would draw you closer, until you realize its beauty.

It’s okay if you’d accuse me of being subjective when it comes to Onay. Yes, I was born in that town, but I hope you also felt my genuine desire, my call for you to experience its beauty and serenity.

I’ve run out of words, so I’ll just take you to Onay through these photos.

 

1 | It’s unspoiled. Most of the locals go there during morning and late afternoon. At your perfect time, you can be all alone. The beach is all yours.

Onay Beach Laoang Northern Samar
It’s all yours… Credit: Michael Bovell via Laoang Tourism

 

2 | If you’re tired of crowds and wants to reflect, this is perfect. You can do whatever you want, you can walk, run and scream your angst, pains to the ocean.

Onay Beach Laoang Northern Samar
Credit: Claudette Boco Montero / Laoang Tourism

 

3 | The water is oh so clean…

Onay Beach Laoang Northern Samar
Credit: Caludette Montero / Laoang Tourism

 

4| The sky is as blue as the ocean…

Onay Beach Laoang Northern Samar
Credit: Laoang Tourism / Claudette Montero

 

5 | Don’t you dare miss this rock. The iconic landmark of Onay.

Onay Beach Laoang Northern Samar
Credit: Claudette Montero / Laoang Tourism

 

 

6 | Tired of swimming all day? Take a shot of tuba. Sit back and enjoy the beach. (Tuba is fermented coconut wine)

Onay Beacy Laoang Northern Samar
Tuba Credit: Claudette Montero / Laoang Tourism

 

7 | Onay is perfect for an afternoon walk…

Onay Beacy Laoang Northern Samar
One afternoon in Onay… I saw these kids doing some stunts.

 

8 |It has the best sunset ever…

Onay Beacy Laoang Northern Samar
Credit: Jun Ong via Panoramio

 

When I started this blog, I promised myself to tell the whole world how beautiful Laoang is.

Yes, Onay and my hometown should be your next travel destination.

 

How to get to Laoang

By Air: Book a flight to Catarman, Northern Samar.  Take a tricycle going to the terminal then ride a jeepney bound to Brgy. Rawis.  There you can see the island of Laoang, just take a short boat ride. Onay beach is just a walking distance from the port. Just ask around. Smile 🙂

 

By Land: Bus companies like Philtranco, DLTB or Silver Star have direct trip to Brgy. Rawis, Laoang Northern Samar. There, it’s just a short boat ride going to Laoang.

 

Where to Stay in Laoang?

Samara’s Lodging House
*They also have a Lodging House right in front of Onay Beach!
Contact them now!:)
Contact: 0927 589 4920
FB Page here – Samara’s
Brgy. San Miguel Heights
Laoang N. Samar
Room Rate: Aircon with CR P800.00
Aircon with common CR – P700.00
Fan with common CR – P600.00

Ceasar’s Place
Brgy. Tumaguinting
Laoang N. Samar
Cellphone Number: +639082253674
Room Rate: Aircon – P700.00
Fan – P500.00

La Vista Pension House
Maharlika Highway
Brgy. Rawis, Laoang N. Samar
Cellphone Number: +639392872320
Room Rate: Aircon – P600.00
Fan – P150.00

Rosmar Lodging
Maharlika Highway
Brgy. Rawis, Laoang N. Samar
Cellphone Number: +639214106680
Room Rate: Fan with CR – P300.00
Fan without CR – P200.00

SRS Lodging House
Maharlika Highway
Brgy. Rawis, Laoang N. Samar
Cellphone Number: +639194150382
Room Rate: Fan with CR – P250.00
Fan without CR – P200.00

Source of Accomodations: Laoang.gov.ph

NOTE: Thank you so much Laoang Tourism Facebook for allowing me to use these stunning photos! Credit was given to our talented photographers.

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