Lakawon Island in Bacolod: Travel Guide + Itinerary

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Lakawon Island Travel Guide

Tucked away in the Visayan Sea near Bacolod, there’s a place that feels like a slice of paradise: Lakawon Island. Just a short boat ride from Bacolod’s shores, this island getaway is perfect for anyone craving peace and relaxation. Imagine soft, sandy beaches, clear blue waters, and a laid-back atmosphere that invites you to unwind. Come along as I explore the charm of Lakawon Island, where every moment promises pure tropical bliss.

How To Get To Lakawon Island

If you want a hassle-free trip, you can book a day tour from KLOOK like we did. We booked a flight from Manila to Bacolod and avail a day tour to Lakawon Island from Bacolod City. If you are interested, below is the link if you want to book a tour.

BOOK A TOUR HERE –> Lakawon Island Day Tour from Bacolod

But if you want a DIY guide in going to Lakawon Island, follow the instructions below. Before you book a flight to Bacolod it is important to note that the Boat Schedule in going to the Island is from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. So make sure you consider that when you choose your flight schedule.

  • Travel to Bacolod City: If you’re coming from outside Negros Occidental, the first step is to reach Bacolod City, the capital. You can fly into Bacolod-Silay International Airport or take a bus or ferry to Bacolod from other parts of the Philippines.
  • Head to Cadiz Viejo Port: From Bacolod City, travel to Cadiz Viejo Port, which is approximately a 1.5 to 2-hour drive away. You can hire a private car, take a taxi, or use public transportation like buses or vans to get there. I recommend taking a Grab taxi from Bacolod to Cadiz for the convenience of this trip which will cost no more than 1000 Pesos ($20). If you prefer public transportation follow the steps below.
    • From Bacolod Airport head to Bacolod City via Van or Bus.. Inform the driver to drop you off near Bacolod North Bus Terminal.
    • From Bacolod City head to Bacolod North Bus Terminal via taxi. The fare should only be less than 100 pesos.
    • From Bacolod North Bus Terminal take a bus going to Cadiz City. The fare is 105 pesos and the travel time is 1.5 hours. Inform the driver to drop you off at Burgos Public Market.
    • From Burgos Public Market, take a tricycle going to Cadiz Viejo Port. The fare is 100 pesos
  • Take a Boat to Lakawon Island: At Cadiz Viejo Port, you’ll find boats that ferry passengers to Lakawon Island. The boat ride typically takes around 15 to 20 minutes, depending on weather conditions. Here’s the breakdown of the fee before you take a boat.
    • Boat Fee and Entrance Fee
    • Php 750 per head inclusive of entrance terminal, boat ride 2 way, and cottage
    • Php 620 per head for kids 5-12 years old, * 4 years old and below is free of charge
    • Php 600 per head fo senior citizens and persons with disabilities
  • Enjoy your time on Lakawon Island: Once you arrive at Lakawon Island, you can immerse yourself in its beauty and enjoy various activities such as swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, or simply relaxing on the beach. Don’t forget to explore the island’s amenities, including beachfront cottages, restaurants, and water sports facilities.
  • Return to Bacolod: After spending a delightful time on Lakawon Island, you can catch a boat back to Cadiz Viejo Port (the last boat back from Lakawon Island to Cadiz Viejo Port is 5 pm) and then make your way back to Bacolod City using the same mode of transportation you used earlier.

Best Time To Visit Lakawon Island

The best time to visit Lakawon Island is during the dry season from November to May. If you want a less crowd avoid weekends and holidays.

What To Pack

What To Expect At Lakawon Island

Lakawon Island has pristine white sand, turquoise waters, a beach resort, and a floating bar. Kayak and snorkeling gear rentals are available for rent.

It is a popular destination for locals, it attracts some foreign tourists too. The fact that it’s not so mainstream or well-known by tourists makes it extra special.

If you’re looking to stay for more than a day, Lakawon Island Resort and Spa provides beachfront accommodation on the island itself. The rooms start as low as $60 a night why not stay over and wake up in your private paradise?

Lakawon Island Rates

Basic Fee

Php 750 per head inclusive of entrance terminal, boat ride 2 way and cottage

Php 620 per head for kids 5-12 years old / * 4 years old and below is free of charge

Php 600 per head for senior citizens and persons with disabilities

Tent Rental

Php 1,100 – Small – Good for 2 persons – 1 single mattress, blanket and pillow

Php 1,300 – Medium – Good for 3-4 persons – 2 single mattress, blanket and pillow

Php 1,800 – Large – Good for 4-8 persons – 3 single mattress, blanket and pillow

With a camping fee of 300/head

Things to Do in Lakawon Island

  • Beach bumming
  • Experience Tawhai Floating Bar (Entrance: P250/person valid for the whole duration of stay with unlimited boat service)
  • Water Activities:
    • Kayaking – Kayak Rental: P600/hour (good for 2)
    • Banana Boat – P2000/15 minutes (good for 8)
    • Band Wagon – P2,100/15 minutes (good for 6)
    • UFO – P2,100/15 minutes (good for 6)
    • Mermaid Tail – P350/45 minutes
    • Beach Volleyball – Free (Present 1 valid ID)
    • Paddle Board – P500/hour
    • Snorkeling – Snorkel & Mask Rental: P150/2 hours
    • Lakabash (Human Launcher) – Free for Tawhai Floating Bar guests
  • Scuba Diving / Free Diving / Snorkeling

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