Sand and Stars Glamping and Travel Guide | Aurora Province

Have you ever heard this beach or have you been here? Sand and Stars is one of the happy beach I’ve ever been. It’s a bit far but it’s worth the long drive/trip as soon as you arrived there. Don’t forget to write this on your travel list! Let me give you some ideas and share with you our experiences in this quick weekend escapade. If you are ready, just keep on scrolling and enjoy reading this blog! 🙂

It feels like a reverie, tranquil, well all surrounding, peaceful and heavenly dream. The sun gleams on sparkling, the solemn harmonies of the wind breeze upon harmonies fill calmness in my ears. The serenity that fills my heart. The sky is as always beautiful and brings you silence with full of joy that can’t resist. Traveling is an immense adventure whenever, wherever. I am always with my friends who are also fond of traveling and it’s fulfilling for me ’cause for one of every first time, you are with them. Those endless laughters, countless stories and exciting adventures are great attainment with full of gladness and pleasure.

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This is our first time to have this long trip, it’s tiring yet exciting! Before we went there, we arranged everything to avoid difficulty at the time of our travel. We tried to reserved in advance our bus ticket to Baler, there are available slots for JOY bus but we opt to travel by late evening around 11:00PM so that we will arrive Aurora early. Unfortunately, GENESIS BUS doesn’t accept advance reservation, it is first come, first serve basis. We went to Cubao after work and we try our luck and YES we got our bus reservation upon arrival at the bus station. We got our 11:00PM reservation in standard bus. GENESIS bus is much more cheaper than JOY BUS. As I remember, there was only one bus stop, we arrived in Baler bus station at around 04:30AM the following day. It’s a 5 hours and 30 minutes drive.

Upon arrival in Genesis Bus Station, you will just need to walk for 3-5min to reach Baler Bus Station; it is just beside the Baler Market. Kindly note that the first trip from Baler to Casiguran is 06:30AM, if you missed the bus, then you will need to wait for Van. There’s also tricycle and Van offering a trip directly to Sand and Stars but expect that it’s more expensive!

We left Baler at 06:30AM and we asked to the bus driver to drop us off at Sand and Stars. We arrived at around 08:35AM. It’s really a long and tiring trip but again it’s worth the wait! Good things ’cause the Sand and Stars is just along the high way and there’s a huge sign board so for sure the bus driver will never missed this out!

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Finally! Alas! After looong drive and wait, we finally arrived! Sand and Stars is such a wonderful place for me! This is situated at the far end part of Dinadiawan Beach. I was really in awe and really amazed! I’ve been to many beach before, but ’twas my first to experience glamping with a beautiful view of beach.


WHERE TO BOOK YOUR BUS TICKETS?

For hassle free reservation, I highly recommend to book your tickets in advance! Especially for Joy Bus as their gets easily fully booked. I suggest to purchase your bus tickets online and select your seats as well! Enjoy fast and easy booking thru
Iwantseats Online bus booking and Pinoy Travel Online bus booking.


HOW AND WHERE TO BOOK
YOUR ACCOMMODATION AT SAND AND STARS?

You can only book your room or preferred tent thru AYOHA BOOKING ONLINE. Note that book your accommodation in advance as they have limited rooms/tents availability. Reservation can be hold up to 72 hours only and your payment can be done thru BPI. Hurry and book your rooms now!

Great morning with them! 🙂

ROOMS AND TENT ACCOMMODATION

Sand and Stars is offering either room or tent during your stay. We love both ’cause most of it are beach front! Kindly see below rooms and tent details for your perusal.

Check in time – 01:00PM
Check out time – 11:00AM

1.Matrimonial Air Conditioned and Fan Room (Non Beach & Beach Front)

Price per night: PHP2,600.00 Air conditioned room (may vary)
: PHP2,100.00 Fan room(may vary)

Room Description:
– Good for max of 4 occupants only
– Private bathroom
– Hot and cold shower
– Air conditioned or fan room
– With Electricity Usage

2.Double Deck Air Conditioned and Fan Room (Non Beach & Beach Front)

Price per night: PHP2,600.00 Air conditioned room (may vary)
: PHP2,100.00 Fan room (may vary)

Room Description:
– Good for max of 6 occupants only
– Private bathroom
– Hot and cold shower
– Air conditioned or fan room
– With Electricity Usage

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3. Tent Vega

Price per night: PHP1,800.00 (may vary)

Room Description:
– Good for max of 4 occupants only
– Welcome Drinks
– Breakfast
– 2 single beds
– With Electricity Usage

Tent Vega!

4. Tent Mars

Price per night: PHP1,800.00 (may vary)

Room Description:
– Good for max of 4 occupants only
– Welcome Drinks
– Breakfast
– 2 single beds
– With Electricity Usage

5. Tent Sirius

Price per night: PHP1,800.00 (may vary)

Room Description:
– Good for 4 occupants only
– Welcome Drinks
– Breakfast
– 2 single beds
– With Electricity Usage

6. Tent Rigel

Price per night: PHP1,800.00 (may vary)

Room Description:
– Good for max of 4 occupants only
– Welcome Drinks
– Breakfast
– 2 single beds
– With Electricity Usage

7. Tent Beta

Price per night: PHP1,800.00 (may vary)

Room Description:
– Good for max of 4 occupants only
– Welcome Drinks
– Breakfast
– 2 single beds
– With Electricity Usage

8. Tent Supernova

Price per night: PHP3,000.00 (may vary)

Room Description:
– Good for max of 8 occupants only
– Welcome Drinks
– Breakfast
– 4 single beds
– With Electricity Usage

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Extra Matress (For cottages only) – PHP 150.00
  • Extra Camper’s Mat (For cottages only) – PHP 50.00
  • Grill Rental – PHP50.00
  • Gasul Rental – PHP 200.00

In case of VOLUNTARY CANCELLATION, deposits are not refundable 3 days prior to the check in date. Cancellations 4 to 6 days before check in date is refundable and subject to 50% refund, while 7 days or more before check in date will be charged an administrative fee of PHP300.00. Refunds will be sent via bank deposit. Refund process will take 5 working days (Monday to Friday).
NOTE: Cancellation Procedures and all other information related to your booking will be sent to your email address.


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HOW TO GO TO SAND AND STARS

VIA COMMUTE –CUBAO TO BALER AURORA

GENESIS BUS leaves every 1 or hours – PHP488.00 10:00PM Standard aircon
First trip at 10:00PM and last trip 07:00AM

JOY BUS – PHP650.00 11:00PM Semi Deluxe
– PHP730.00 12:01AM Deluxe
– PHP650.00 01:00AM Semi Deluxe
– PHP730.00 02:00AM Deluxe
– PHP650.00 05:30AM Semi Deluxe

BALER TO SAND AND STARS

(Be mindful to remind the conductor or driver to drop you off at Sand and Stars)
Via Bus – Baler to Casiguran – PHP85.00 06:30AM only
Via Van – Baler to Casiguran – PHP200.00 09:00AM
Via Tricycle – Baler to Casiguran – PHP700.00 Anytime

VIA PRIVATE CAR

If you are already from Baler, you may take the Baler- Casiguran road and continue your way towards Dipaculao and vice versa. There’s only one main road so you won’t lose your way. The road is well paved, wide and very scenic. Expected travel time will be around 1 hour.

SAND AND STARS TO BALER

Once you arrived in Sand and Stars, if you are commuter, don’t forget to tell to the receptionist (Ate Merly) to include you to the van leaving the next day going to Baler. Notify or prepare in advance for check out to have a good seat. Note that there’s only 1 Van per day from Sand and Stars to Baler.

Sand and Stars to Baler – PHP200.00 10:30AM – 11:00AM only Van

BALER TO CUBAO
Joy Bus – PHP730.00 04:30AM Deluxe
– PHP650.00 11:00AM Semi Deluxe
– PHP730.00 01:00PM Deluxe
– PHP650.00 02:00PM Semi Deluxe
– PHP730.00 03:30PM Deluxe

Captured last April 14, 2019

For immediate concerns/questions, kindly contact 0933-852-7648 / 0933-852-7638 on mobile, and (02) 332-8075 or (02) 421-1425 on landline.
Terminal: 704 Edsa Cor. New York St., Cubao, Quezon City
Destination Terminal: Baler Central Terminal, Brgy. Pingit, Baler, Aurora


HELPFUL TIPS

  • Globe users may experience slower data speeds.
  • Smart is much more reliable and has faster data within this area.
  • Bring extra flashlights, power banks and rechargeable mini fans.
  • Bring snacks and water during your travel
  • If you have more free time, you may visit Discalarin cove or ask at the reception for nearby tours like falls.

Manila to Sand And Stars via Baler

TRANSPORTATION

  • If you opt to arrive Baler early in the morning and catch the ordinary bus going to Casiguran at 06:30AM, be at the Genesis bus station as early as possible, cause Genesis bus is a first come first serve basis. If you leave Cubao at 10:00PM or 11:00PM, you’ll reach Baler at aroun 03:30AM or 04:30AM.
  • For cheaper bus rate, go to Genesis Bus – standard regular aircon w/o CR.
  • If you are not in a hurry, okay to leave anytime and want more comfy seats, go to Joy Bus. Book your seats in advance thru online either Iwantseats or Pinoy Travel as their seats gets fully booked easily.
  • Don’t forget to bring foods and water as you will having a long trip.
  • Be mindful to remind the conductor or driver to drop you off at Sand and Stars, it is just along the high way. You’ll see a huge sign board, make sure to never mssed that out!

FOODS

  • If you are a commuter, I suggest to just buy your foods to cook when you arrived at Sand and Stars. Dinadiawan Public Market is just 3-5 minutes away from the resort.
  • If you arrived in Sand Stars early, based on our experienced, we went to their Public Market to buy foods to cook for our lunch and dinner. It is just 5 minutes tricycle.
  • Tricycle from the S and S is available going to Public Market for only PHP15.00 head. (Depends on the number of persons)
  • The resort may have fresh seafood available for purchase, be sure to ask them before heading to the market
  • If your booked tent/room doesn’t include breakfast, don’t worry there’s available at their cafeteria. (Breakfast like Silogs starts from PHP100.00)
  • Beer, canned juice, wines and soft drinks available at the resort
  • No corkage fee
  • You can cook your own foods at PHP200.0 for gasul rental and PHP50.00 for grill rental.
  • You may just leave one ID to borrow kitchen utensils.
  • Food Delivery
    • Kuya Jo Restaurant located at the market (P50 delivery fee, may vary)
    • Contact number 09126726921

Sand and Stars back to Cubao via Baler

TRANSPORTATION

  • As previously mentioned, at the time when you arrived at Sand and Stars, don’t forget to tell to the receptionist (Ate Merly) that you will be joining to the Van service from the beach to Baler.
  • Prepare for early check out, as the van from the resort will leave around 10:30AM – 11:00AM
  • Note that, there’s only 1 van per day that goes to Baler. (May vary)
  • Don’t forget to buy your tickets from Baler to Manila. Buy your tickets as early as possible. You may purchase your ticket in advance at Iwantseats or Pinoy Travel
  • Failure to have your tickets in advance from Baler to Cubao, will not guarantee that you can buy your seats at the bus station especially during weekends. Better to be ready than sorry. 🙂

FOODS

  • Don’t forget to bring snacks or water
  • If you arrived Baler at around 12:00PM or 12:30PM, Carenderias are available around the bus station.
  • I highly recommend “Yummy’s”, it is just 1-2 minutes walk from Joy Bus station
  • Mineral water and light snack is available in JOY bus

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THINGS TO DO IN SAND AND STARS

  • Sing-a-long with your friends, Videoke is available at the resort
  • Beach Volleyball (You just need to leave 1 valid ID for volleyball rental)
  • Board games and others like Monopoly, Scrabble, Jenga, Chess, Uno Cards, Checkers and Pictionary (You just need to leave 1 valid ID for rental)
  • Guitars are also available (You just need to leave 1 valid ID for rental)
  • Also there’s Banana boat and Jet ski but you may ask directly at the Reception or the Cafeteria for assistance or reservation
  • Bonfire and Beach bumming

SAND AND STARS
Address: Baler-Casiguran Rd, Dinadiawan, Dipaculao
OPEN from 06:00AM to 10:00PM
Phone: 0917 586 6412


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9 thoughts on “Sand and Stars Glamping and Travel Guide | Aurora Province

  1. Good thing I’ve checked this blog. We booked our stay here but for this coming June pa. Your blog is very detailed and informative! Ill save this. This is a big help for us! Thank you!

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