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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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  • Came with family, stayed at the Premier and Junior Suites. Rooms were great, but service needs serious upgrade especially at the Restaurant and office. Food at the resto was really good, but the kitch...  more »
  • It's a good thing that my first trip to Lakawon was company paid because I would not want to spend my hard earned money in that place. Lakawon for me is a been there, done that place and it is not som...  more »
  • I saw alot of pictures of the island in the internet and by the look of it, its a must go destination. My comments of the place: 1. Go there without expectations. The place looks good in pictures but ...  more »