White sand Clear waters Chill feel Where do you go Lakawon Island is the place to be!
An hour or two away from the City of Bacolod, Lakawon Island is a hidden paradise—a tourist destination spot that one shouldn’t miss when visiting Negros Occidental.
Lakawon Island is totally instagrammable—boasting of its beautiful scenery, pristine white sand, and blue waters. It is also home to Asia’s largest floating bar: Tawhai. Tawhai is a local word which means “relaxed”, and surely, it lives up to its name. For just P285, you get to enjoy the spectacular view of the beach with its unlimited floating boat service. Drinks and food are also available at the floating restaurant. You can also jump overboard .
How to get to Lakawon Island:
From Bacolod City, head to Bacolod North Bus Terminal and ride a Ceres bus going to Cadiz City, Sagay, Toboso or Escalante.
Tell the bus conductor or driver that you are going to Lakawon and ask to be dropped at either Martisan Crossing or Burgos Bus Terminal. Travel time is about 1.5 hours.
Once you have arrived at Martisan Crossing/Burgos Bus Terminal, take a tricycle to Lakawon Port. Travel time is about 15-20 minutes.
At the port, you will be asked to register and pay for entrance fee (P180), terminal fee (20), and roundtrip boat fee (150). This is a total of P350 per person. You will be given a voucher and you will present this for your boat ride. The trip to the island is about 15-20 minutes.
Lakawon Island is also cashless, and they will provide you a cash card (in exchange for your cash of course) that you will use for all your expenses in the island. If you do not use up the cash card, it is also refundable.