LAKAWON ISLAND. Also called “Llacaon” situated at the coastal area of Cadiz, Negros Occidental, Philippines. It is a 13-hectare banana-shaped island more or less an hour or two away from Bacolod City.
The name Lakawon was derived from the root word “Lakaw”, a cebuano word that means “to walk” because you have to literally walk to and from the mainland during low-tide.
HOW TO GET TO LAKAWON
1. COMMUTE / PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Since we came from Bacolod City the guide below is from Bacolod to Lakawon Island. By the way you can check my Bacolod adventure here.
- From Bacolod City head to North Bus Terminal
- Look for Ceres bus and ask for the Bus bound to Cadiz City
– Travel Time takes 2hours
– Best time to go is in the morning around 6am to 7am so you got more time to spend in the Island
- Ask the driver or conductor to drop you off at the crossing section to Lakawon Port
- From the Crossing, ride a tricycle or any transport available there to Lakawon Port
– Travel time is about 15-20 minutes
- From Lakawon Port you’ll be assisted by Lakawon staff. Just follow their instructions.
2. PRIVATE CARS (Our Option)
We chose this option as we have to make the most of our time and for convenient as well. This is the best option as well when you’re traveling in a group, you can save both time and money.
Contact for Lakawon Island Transportation
Snyd’s Tours and Transport
Cellphone Number: +63 947-338-2537 | +63 928-239-5161
Cost (As of October 2017): Php3,000
– Includes driver and gasoline
Please note, that the expenses on the island (entrance fee and other fees) are not included on the 3000Php. That is just basically the transportation cost to and back to Bacolod City.
WHAT TO DO IN LAKAWON ISLAND
1. DAY TOUR
They do have cottages, canopy tents, and umbrella huts which you can rent for a day in the island from 8am til 5pm.
Rates as of October 2017 are as follows;
– Family cottages: Php1,200.00/day
– Canopy tents: Php600.00 – 1000.00/day
– Umbrella huts: Php600.00/day
They have floating bar which you can try for Php250.00 from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Mondays til Sundays. When we went there, we were not able to experience the floating bar as they were having an activity there and the price was almost doubled from the normal rate.
They also have sunset bar. Check out more information here.
They have accommodations for those who would like to spend an over night in the island or for a vacation. To know more, check out their accommodation rates here.
The only thing that I would wish them to have is more water activity so their guest can have more options.
CHECK OUT MY COUSIN BILL’S VLOG ON OUR LAKAWON ISLAND ADVENTURE!
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