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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  • August 17, 2017
    Perfect for a vacation! Staff are very friendly they have good food at very affordable price. The restroom are very clean and the place is perfect! Taw hai is amazing! Love everything about it! Bean b...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    Lakawon Island is a beautiful little island that is trying to become a large tourist attraction. Unfortunately you must pay to get in, then pay to ride the pump boat out to the island, then pay for a ...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    We were just a bunch of globetrotter wannabes trying to escape momentarily from the chaotic city life. So we packed our not so light bags and flew from Cebu to Bacolod. Destination: Lakawon Island. We...  more »

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