What is a perfect paradise? A place where you don’t need to travel far, spend a fortune and sacrifice your comfort. A remote, relaxing and beautiful destination with all the modern amenities that you’ll ever need.
Lakawon Island looks to be the next go-to white beach destination within arm’s reach.
From famous beaches of Boracay and Palawan, there is a high desire to find the next beach getaway, and this is where Lakawon Island comes in. An island off the coast of Cadiz in Negros Occidental.
If you are just there for a laidback beach getaway, you can swim in the crystal clear waters and explore the white powdery sand beach.
The term “Lakawon” means “to walk” from the Cebuano root word “lakaw”. Therefore, during low tide, its sandbar appears and you can literally walk a long distance of white sand beach from the main island.
If you feel the urge to reconnect with nature, to unwind and get some fresh air Lakawon is a definitely a perfect place to do so.
Lakawon is a world-class beach resort popular with its powdery white sand, crystal clear waters, and the popular TawHai–Asia’s largest floating bar.
“Tawhai” means “relaxed.” in the local dialect. It clearly lives up to its name.
Fresh seafood is bountiful all around the island and you can buy them from the fishermen in the morning so you know you have the freshest catch of the day. Also, you can have the staff from the resort prepare them for you.
Sunset Bar specializes in locally inspired dishes with fresh bountiful seafood served daily. An acoustic band will entertain you while enjoying dinner or having a few drinks.
Lakawon has so much to offer more than you will ever imagine and that one visit is never enough – you’ll surely want to come back and explore more time after time.
How to Get There:
Flights to Bacolod from Manila are frequent and only cost around PHP 2,500.00 one way. It’s a quick one hour and 30-minute flight and sometimes can even only take 45 minutes. If you’re on a tight budget, you can always get there via ferry. 2GO offers almost daily trips from Manila to Bacolod which takes around 27 hours at roughly PHP 900.00.
Once you are in Bacolod City, hop on a bus to Cadiz City for only PHP 80.00. From there, take a tricycle for only PHP 20.00 to Barangay Cadiz Viejo where you’ll find boats that will take you to the Island. The fare is around PHP 600.00 for a group of four. It’ll only take twenty minutes to get to the resort and you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the stunning waters of the region while traveling. The island’s entrance fee is only PHP 100.00.