DIY: How to Go to Lakawon Island Resort and Spa from Bacolod Airport

Here’s our DIY budget travel guide on how to go to Lakawon Island Resort and Spa from Manila via Bacolod-Silay Airport.

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A Short Overview about Lakawon Island:

Lakawon, also called Llacaon, is a 13-hectare (32-acre), banana-shaped island off the coast of Cadiz in the northern portion of Negros Occidental, a province in the Negros Island Region of the Philippines. It’s a white sand beach resort on the island and a popular destination for both local and foreign tourists.

Note:  The term Lakawon is derived from a Cebuano word lakaw, meaning “to walk”

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How to Get to Lakawon Island from Manila via Bacolod-Silay Airport:

  • Fly via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific to Bacolod City
  • Take a van bound to Bacolod North Bus Terminal from Bacolod Airport (Php 150 each) – Travel Time: 15mins
  • Take a bus to Cadiz Terminal (Php 220 each) – Travel Time: 1hr
  • Ride a trike to Cadiz Port (Php 150 – good for 2) – Travel Time: 20-30mins
  • Once you arrived at the Cadiz Port, you need to register and pay for the boat to Lakawon Island (Php 700 each – roundtrip) – Travel Time: 20-30mins

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Lakawon Island Boat Schedules:

  • 7:00am (First Regular Trip)
  • 9:00am
  • 11:00am
  • 1:00pm
  • 3:00pm
  • 5:00pm (Last Regular Trip)

Budget Accommodation / Room Rates:

Budget Double Room

  • Air-conditioned room that can fit up to four persons.
  • Price: Php3500 per night

Bamboo Huts

  • Non air-conditioned cottage that can fit up to four persons.
  • Price: Php 2500 per night

Book Now at Lakawon Island Resort and Spa:

Address: Purok Mainuswagon Barangay Cadiz Viejo, Guimaras, Bacolod (Negros Occidental), Philippines, 6121

Check Rates and Availability Here

What to Do in Lakawon Island:

  • Beach Bumming
  • Experience Tawhai Floating Bar – (Entrance: P285/person valid for whole duration of stay with unlimited boat service)
  • Photo ops at their famous bridge
  • Water Activities: (Price as of June 2019)
    • Kayaking – Kayak Rental: Php 600/hour (good for 2)
    • Banana Boat – Php 3100/15 minutes (good for 10)
    • Bandwagon – P2,500/15 minutes (good for 6)
    • UFO – P2,500/15 minutes (good for 6)
    • Beach Volleyball – Free (Present 1 valid ID)
    • Paddle Board – P500/hour

Mode of Payment at Lakawon Island:

  • They offer cashless payment which means you can’t pay for your food and drinks via cash.
  • You have to purchase the Lakawon Island Cash Card at the reception and can reload it.
  • You can refund  the load if you still have a credit left on your cash card.
  • You can also use your credit card for your food but you can’t use it when you go to their Tawhai Floating Bar. They only accept their Lakawon Island Cash Card.

Sample Itinerary for Day Tour:

If you only plan to have a day tour, then it’s best to catch the earliest flight from Manila to Bacolod so you can maximize your time in Lakawon Island, enjoy its amenities and do some water activities. This beach resort is near Bacolod-Silay Airport and it’s open for day trippers from 8:00am to 5:00pm. You can just rent an open cottage with a corkage fee of Php 50 per person. (Umbrella Hut: Php600 – good for 6 persons or Family Cottage – Php1200 – good for 10 persons)

5:00am – Arrived at Bacolod Airport
5:15am – Took a van to Bacolod North Bus Terminal (Php 150 each)
5:30am – Took a bus to Cadiz Terminal (Php 220 each)
6:30am – Arrived at Cadiz Terminal
6:45am – Breakfast at Carinderia
7:30am – Rode a trike to Cadiz Port (Php 150 – good for 2)
8:00am – ETD Cadiz Port  / Registered and Paid for the Boat to Lakawon (Php 700 each – roundtrip)
8:30am – Arrived at Lakawon Beach Resort
5:00pm – ETD at Lakawon Island

Sample Itinerary for Overnight:

If you are staying overnight, they do offer a budget air-conditioned double room which costs Php3500 per night (good for 4 persons) and a bamboo hut (non air-conditioned room) which costs Php2500 (also good for 4 persons).

5:00am – Arrived at Bacolod Airport
5:15am – Took a van to Bacolod North Bus Terminal (Php 150 each)
5:30am – Took a bus to Cadiz Terminal (Php 220 each)
6:30am – Arrived at Cadiz Terminal
6:45am – Breakfast at Carinderia
7:30am – Rode a trike to Cadiz Port (Php 150 – good for 2)
8:00am – ETD Cadiz Port  / Registered and Paid for the Boat to Lakawon (Php 700 each – roundtrip)
8:30am – Arrived at Lakawon Beach Resort
11:00am – Checked-in at Lakawon (Php 2500 per night for Kubo Nipa Hut (good for 3-4 persons)
11:30am – Lunch at Lakawon
4:00pm – Photo Ops + Swimming + Sunset Watching
7:00pm – Dinner + Chill
10:00am – The next morning – ETD at Lakawon Island

DIY Travel Guide to Negros Island

Our trip to Lakawon Island is just part of our 6D5N DIY Travel Guide to Negros Island with a sidetrip to Siquijior.

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