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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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  • It was indeed a beautiful island with great opportunities to attract tourists, but it is still a work-in-progress. Construction and beautification is on going. Their staff are hospitable but they don'...  more »
  • I was so excited to visit the island because of the pictures and videos that I saw on Facebook. We took the day tour and when we arrive at the island we were very disappointed. It was not really as pi...  more »
  • The location is far from where we came from, but it's worth it! It's not too pricey, staffs are very friendly, love it! It's anothwr Boracay in the making...  more »