The Ultimate Travel Guide to Lakawon Island, Negros Occidental (Rates & How To Get There)

Lakawon Island Resorts and Spa or simply known as Lakawon Island was dubbed as the "Boracay of Negros," making it as a must-visit destination in the Negros Island Region.

It's a 13-hectare banana-shaped island located off the coast of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.

The word "Lakawon" was derived from the word "walk," a Cebuano word which means "to walk." During low tide, one can literally walk to and from the main island on the sandbar.

The island is now attracting both local and foreign tourists as it was already fully developed. Summer or not, a lot of people still visit this beautiful island.

Lakawon has pristine water and gorgeous white sand similar to Boracay. It's a perfect place to relax and forget about the stressful life in the city.

A number of celebrities have already visited the island, including Angelica Panganiban and Solenn Heussaff. Lakawon was also featured on GMA-7's "Kapuso Mo Jessica Sojo" and some of the world's most popular Facebook pages.

One of the popular attractions in the island is their TawHai floating bar, known as the biggest floating bar in Asia. The entrance fee is at 250.00 with one free drink.

Banana boat is also now available at the Island!

If you want to visit Lakawon, here are the things you should know:

How to get to Lakawon Island?

Lakawon is accessible via a one-hour car ride or Ceres bus from Bacolod City. You can take the bus from Ceres Northbound Terminal at Barangay Bata near the Pepsi Bottling Station (Bangga Pepsi). From Cadiz City, ride a tricycle going to the port of Barangay Cadiz Viejo. Boats from the port going to the island are provided by the management.

Bus Fare- 55.00
Boat to Lakawon- 150.000 (Roundtrip)
Terminal Fee- 20.00

The resort will soon have their own shuttle bus service routing SM City Bacolod to Cadiz Viejo Port and vice versa. It will operate starting this December. The one-way fare is 150.00.

How much is the entrance fee?

The entrance fee is 100.00 per person, but children below four years old are free of charge.

Lakawon Island room rates:

(Note: Room rates will go back to the original after the promo ends) 

Junior Suite-4,500 good for two persons with free boat rides, terminal fee, entrance fee and breakfast.


Lakawon has its own restaurant and a corkage fee of 50.00 per person will be charged for outside drinks and foods to address the waste disposals left at the island.

Lakawon Island, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental! Video by: Myk Poblacion Martin Poblacion
Posted by Travel Negros on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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Photos from  Anton Munoz Sajo, The Lost Boys PH, Lakawon Island FB Page, Vladimir Gonzales, Jakie Kim

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