Note: December 2015, Lakawon Island is currently undergoing a grand development to make it as one of Negros Island top destination.
Lakawon Island Escapade
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Another treasure in Negros Island which is now being developed is the Lakawon Island.
The Island, a 15-hectare banana-shaped island about 3 km off Cadiz City. The island is not so popular among Pinoys outside the province maybe because it, not that really developed as compared to one of the Negros’ best: Sipalay.
Lakawon has a gorgeous white beach (that can rival that of Boracay) consisting of coarse corals. The lovely beach is covered with coconut trees .
After 12 years, I went back to visit Lakawon. The last time we went there prior to this recent visit was still 1990’s for our company’s summer outing. There were only a few cottages then, and no aircon-cottages . But today there are already rooms that are air conditioned. However, since the power only comes from a generator, electricity is only available during night time.
There were not many activities to do on the island except swimming and some related water activities like boating, snorkelling, and jet skiing . There’re not many recreational facilities as well. The resort is great for unwinding and relaxation and a very good for those who are on a budget. The rooms have no TV sets. In the morning, you can buy fresh catch from the fisherfolks and ask the resort or some household to cook for you at a very reasonable price. You can also order sea food from the resort which what we did when we went there.
There was not much activities to do in the island except swimming and some related water activities like boating, snorkelling and jet skiing. But with the current development more exciting activities will soon be available in the Island.
Getting there :
The access to the island is via Barangay Cadiz Viejo. A motor boat owned by the resort usually takes visitors to the island. The ride is about 30 minutes.
From Bacolod City, travel by private car will take just over an hour. There are also buses plying the Northern Negros which stops at Cadiz Viejo.