Lakawon Island, Cadiz

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#1 of 6 in Nature in Negros Occidental
Island Beach Must See
Lakawon, also called Llacaon, is a 13ha, banana-shaped island off the coast of Cadiz in the northern portion of Negros Occidental, a province in the Negros Island Region of the Philippines. A white sand beach resort on the island, a family-run business, is a popular destination for both local and foreign tourists.EtymologyThe term Lakawon is derived from a Cebuano word lakaw, meaning "to walk". The island may have gotten its name because during low tide, one has to literally walk or wade a long distance to or from the main island.FeaturesLakawon is north of Bacolod City, the provincial capital. The island is accessible from the coast of Barangay Cadiz Viejo via a 20-minute boat ride. Lakawon's white sand beach is claimed to rival that of Boracay, a popular island resort off the coast of Aklan in Panay. In stark contrast to its more famous counterpart, however, Lakawon has a smaller influx of tourists, and the island is not commercially developed.The island is more akin to a sandbar. The white sand beaches are largely on the part of the island facing the island of Negros. The opposite portion, facing the open sea, is more rugged. There is a small fishing village on one side of the island. The inhabitants there earn their living from harvesting the sea's bounty.
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  • I and my friends went here recently and we stayed in a nipa hut (costs 2500). The island is very nice and I actually liked it. But our nipa hut was located at the very end and it kinda stinks, maybe b...  more »
  • We stayed in the resort for 2 nights. The place is disorganized, with so many huts in the beachfront while the rooms for those staying overnight are scattered around the island. All you can see are ni...  more »
  • We stayed overnight. The staff are great... but for a php 5,000 junior suite rooms dont have hot and cold shower. Too little food choices and most for them are out of stocks. They dont have pool.  more »
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  • The place was well managed. The staffs were friendly. The place was clean. The food was okay considering the price we've paid for. I'd say the price is affordable. The activities were so fun. It would've been a 5 except for the sea itself. We really had a blast in LAKAWON!!
  • Lakawon is an island paradise that has an evolving resort with great amenities. It''s easy to reach via Cadiz Viejo. It's just an hour drive north from the capital city, Bacolod. The recent development of the island is indeed a plus to visitors as one now can enjoy the island that before was so limited. Now, it has airconditioned bathrooms, restaurants that offer pinoy food, a floating bar that offers free beer and relaxation within the sea, rooms that are so clean and comfortable, the island free of villages and a pier.
  • The floating bar was so relaxing and its a great place for family outing!

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