Lakawon Island, in the City of Cadiz is a favorite getaway of people living in the northern part of Negros Occidental. About an hour and a half away from Bacolod City, the province’s capital; it is blessed with 14 hectares of fine white sand beach and crystalline waters that makes it ideal for beach lovers and family gatherings. It offers the same experience and beauty with other famous white sand beaches and islands without traveling for long hours, making it perfect for day trips.
The island is more akin to a sandbar. The white sand beaches are largely on the part of the island facing the island of Negros. The opposite portion, facing the open sea, is more rugged. There is a small fishing village on one side of the island. The inhabitants there earn their living from harvesting the sea’s bounty.
You can reach Cadiz through a car which will take you for about 1 hour of ride or a bus for about an hour and a half. You can take a bus in the North Terminal going to Cadiz, and tell the driver to drop you in Cadiz Viejo. From there, you can ride a tricycle going to the port for about 20 minutes, and then take a boat ride going to the island.