Lakawon Island in Cadiz, Negros Occidental

Find out why this banana-shaped beauty in Negros is being dubbed the new Boracay. Photo by @mikolozzz


Banana-shaped island??????

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About 63 kilometers from Bacolod City, the 13-hectare Lakawon Island in Cadiz, Negros Occidental is a new haven for beach lovers with its long stretch of milky white shores. This banana-shaped island offers a gorgeous beach front where visitors hang out in open huts and giant pillows on the ultra-fine white sand. Huts are available for daytrippers, but Lakawon Beach Resort also offers bamboo cottages for tourists who want to stay overnight. Rooms start at P2,500. Enjoy party vibes at sea on the TawHai Floating Bar, a two-level floating bar where guests can drink, lounge, dance and even jump straight onto the sea from 10am to 8pm every day.

How to get there
Fly from Manila to Bacolod, Negros Occidental via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific. From the Bacolod airport, ride a taxi to the Bacolod North Bus Terminal and get on a Ceres Liner bus headed to Capiz City, Negros Occidental. Travel time is less than an hour. Tell the driver to drop you off at the Martesan terminal where you can hop on another tricycle to the port of Barangay Cadiz Viejo. Here, there are outrigger boats that can take you straight to Lakawon Island.

Read Travel + Video: Lakawon Island.

Cover photo is a screengrab from @mikolozzz on Instagram.

By Celia Nachura

Published November 2016