Lakawon: A Stunning Banana-Shaped Island Resort in Negros Occidental


Seems like Philippines doesn’t run out of fascinating and cool-shaped islands that are worth visiting to. From the elbow-like Seco Island and the hook-shaped Malalison Island of Antique, we are now down to the banana-shaped one of Negros Occidental! Does this sound so interesting?

Derived from the Cebuano word lakaw which means to walk, for you can literally walk on its long sand bars during low tide. Aside from this fact, Lakawon used to be a fishermen’s village turned magically into a not-yet-commercially-develop island resort.

How to get to Lakawon

Located 48 kilometers from Bacolod City, this island is reachable from the coast of Barangay Cadiz Viejo, Cadiz City via 20-minute boat ride. Oh, here’s an additional information buddy, once you arrive at the Cadiz Viejo port, you need to go to the Barangay Hall and pay for registration before proceeding to the island.

Things to do in Lakawon

Adore its white-sand beach!

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Dubbed as the other version of Boracay, Lakawon in Negros will also make you fall in love with its white-sand beach.

Have the best snorkeling moment!

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Meet and greet the lovely creatures under the sea and be amazed with the stunning scene!

Go and ride a jet ski!

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Up for a thrilling water activity? Come on and don’t hesitate to ride a jet ski! Surely this will be super fun!

Have fun and experience Lakawon floating bar!


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Invite the gang and have party at the floating bar which can accommodate about 300 people! Have fun acquainting with your fellow travelers!

Eat delicious meals and their seafood specialty dishes!

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Another thing that must top on your to-do-list in Lakawon is eating fresh and delightful seafood. Satisfy yourself while you’re here, it’s not everyday that you can indulge in a savoury dishes like these!

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