Lakawon Island, Cadiz

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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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  • My family of 5 went to Bacolod for our children's semestral break and I wanted to see Lakawon being one of the tourist spots cited over the internet. For the day trip, we rented a cab for Php3400, to ...  more »
  • Our Travel Agency, Travel Times hooked us with a great package to experience Lakawon Island with chartered roundtrip seaplane flight to the island from Cebu. The good: - When we arrived by seaplane, t...  more »
  • It's a small Island but beautiful and there are many activities to do. Getting there is really easy but you have to travel for long hours because it's really far from Bacolod City. When you arrive in ...  more »

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