It was over a year ago when I first step on the white sand of Lakawon Island Resort in Cadiz Viejo, Negros Occidental.
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During that time, the island had suffered devastation caused by the storm. Trees had fallen, the sand had collapsed into the sea.

The New Lakawon Island Resort and Spa

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In our visit just this week, we were able to explore the new Lakawon Island and it has improved too much since our last visit there a year ago.

Memories flashed back when I saw the beach but I will not talk about our memories there. The truth is, the cottages we had stayed there a year ago has been closed as the land becomes a private property. The development was made on the other half of the lakawon island where umbrella cottages and nipa cottages are built.

They have also beach football and beach volleyball areas for sports persons who wants to savour their island adventure.

A large restobar also offers refreshing drinks and sumptous meals to their guests.

There are also plenty of nipa night cottages for those who wanted to stay overnight.

If you are more of a good camper, they have also tents available.

The comfort rooms are also classy. You can choose to shower outside or in their comfort rooms.

Want to grill ssomething? No problem, they have now centralized grilling station.

If you wanted to stay just on top of the water, be like a boss with their floating cottage.

The sea bridge is also a mark. Take your photos over or under the bridge, or you can take photos on both.

Party people? A stage has been also put up so you can host a party or a program.

Explore Lakawon Island Resort for Just P500

Our trip is unplanned. I mean, we are so spontaneous to decide to go there an hour before our trip. We only paid the required charges and the charges for the gasoline with our own car.

Lakawon Island Resort Cadiz City Rates

Required Charges
Pumpboat ————– 150 (Rountrip)*
Terminal Fee ———- 20
Entrance Fee ———- 100
Total —————– 270
*Boat schedule is 5AM – 5PM only, otherwise you will be charged for a special trip

Other Charges
Special Boat Trip —- 1000/ten persons**
Corkage —————— charged per unit
Parking Fee ———— 75/night
**Special boat trips applies after 5PM

Boat Fee for Groups***
1-4 persons ————- 1000
5-7 persons ————- 1200
8-10 persons ———– 1500
***For Special Group Round Trip

Tent ————————– 300/head
Umbrella Huts ———– 600****
Family Cottage ———- 1200****
Bamboo House ——— 2500*****
**** Umbrella Hut is good for 1-6 persons and Family Cottage is good for 1-10 persons, 100/exceeding guest; For daytime use only
***** For overnight use; good only for 1-4 persons; 300/extra guest

How to get to Lakawon Island Resort Cadiz City

From Bacolod City, ride a jeepney or taxi to Northbound Terminal. Jeepneys that has the Northbound Ceres Terminal Routes are Bata, Mandalagan, and Northbound Terminal Jeep. If you came from Iloilo City, there is a special jeepney there for P25.

From Northbound Terminal, ride a Ceres Bus with Cadiz City route then stop at Burgos Ceres Terminal in Cadiz Viejo. Once you got to Burgos Terminal, just ride a tricycle going to Cadiz Port.

Pay required fees at the cashier and ride a pumpboat going to the island. Estimated time of travel is 2.7 hours with minimal stopping.


Note: These charges are based from Bacolod City to Lakawon Island rates. Rates may vary depending on your type of transport. Solo travellers can just commute while group tours will be best with personal service or a rented one. Please let us know in comments if you wish to rent a van, send us an email at or like and message us on Facebook at or may also use our ticketing system for inquires.

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      you may hire a van since lakawon is too far from Campuestohan. If you prefer going on a public transportation: Ride a jeep/tricyle from Campuestohan to Bacolod City, then from Bacolod City to North Terminal, From North Terminal going to Crossing Cadiz (Cadiz Viejo), ride a tricycle from Cadiz Viejo to port going lakawon and from the port, you can arrange your boat going to lakawon island.

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    Can the tents be used for overnight? I will be travelling there solo and rooms are somehow expensive.

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    We are planning to have a summer getaway this month with my barkada and we’re from Dumaguete, can you please provide us a breakdown of fare fees from our location to Lakawon. Thanks a lot ?

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      Not sure how much the fare is from your location in Dumaguete to Bacolod but that will just be an additional to the travel itinerary that I have presented. Hope you have a memorable vacation. Cheers!

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    Can i ask if the boat has a life vest for per person ? And how much does cost per person ride and the boat ? How about the children ?

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      Life vests are available per person as required. The rates are standard as you can see in the post including children. Infants and toddlers might be free of charge.

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    Is it possible to get to Lakawon from Bantayan Island… I saw on the ferry schedule that there is a ferry from bantayan island to cadiz…

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    Hello po,
    My friends and I are planning to go there are the fees going to change if there’s an event? Plan po kasi namin to go kasi may event for that evening so overnight kami. We want to plan things out para budget sa trip and an awesome get together. Around 5-8 people cguro kami for that trip. Any suggestions? TY.

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      If its an event organized by the Lakawon Management, it depends if they will have an ‘entrance fee’ exclusively for the event but pretty much that the regular charges would still apply.

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    Hi, we’ll gonna have a day trip only, can we use our own tent? or if ever we changed our mind, can we still use our own tent for overnight? Or we need to rent for our overnight stay?? Thanks ?

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    tanong lng po if kunwari apat kami tapos maligo lng kami ok lng ba hnde kukuha ng cottage?or tent o r umbrella?

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    Hi !

    Yung sa boat po ba, parang public Transportation po ba sya- from 5am – 5pm? consecutive po ba yung byahe ng boat at every how many hours/minute po yung interval ng byahe ng boat? o kailangan nyong mag rent ng boat tapos kung mag-isa ka lang shoulder mo lahat? I’m planning to go there kasi eh, I’m thinking pa kung magsasama ako ng companion. Pero plano ko ako lang mag-isa. Yung ina-alala ko lang e yung boat papunta sa island. Thanks

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    1. Yung tent po ba na 300/head is good for overnight?

    2. Kamuata po ang signal for data specially for globe? Thanks

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      Hi Josh. The payment for the tent is good for an overnight stay. The signal is not that good. You may experience intermittent connection and mobile data may be unusable.

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    Hi! We will be coming from Iloilo Airport. How many hours will it take to go to Lakawon Island? Thanks!

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      I believe they have enough cottages to accommodate their guests but just to make sure, you can make a reservation but thats not really required.

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    hi πŸ™‚ are we the one who will assemble the tent or is it in there already on the ground for ready use? thenks πŸ™‚

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      You just have to ride tricycle back from Cadiz Port to Cadiz Viejo Terminal, just where you drop off from Bacolod City, and wait for ceres bus from there to Bacolod City.

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    I just wanna ask about the tent, good for how many person per tent sir? We are two,and since its 300/head so we are going to pay 600 for 1 tent for overnight?

    Guys! Who will visit Lakawon Island this Feb 14? Please email me πŸ™‚

    Thanks πŸ™‚

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    Hi. Can I ask for Lakawan Resort and Spa contact details? Email, mobile numbers please. Were planning a trip there this summer. Thank you so much!

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    Tung rate nyo. Yan na yun till summer. Or my possibility na tatataas o low pa yan. My entrance fee ba Kayo? Just want to make sure. Thanks.

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    hi your overnyt cottages is 2,500 good for 4 persons so if we are 8 we have to get 2 cottages am i ryt and that would cost us 5thou how many beds r der in a cottage

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      Hi Tricia,

      Once you arrive at the Bacolod-Silay Airport, just take a van to Silay City plaza where you can wait for a Ceres bus passing by going to Cadiz. You should be stopping at the Cadiz Viejo Bus terminal. From there, just ride a motor cycle or a tricycle going to the Cadiz Viejo port.

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      Umbrella Hut is good for 1-6 persons and Family Cottage is good for 1-10 persons, 100/exceeding guest; For daytime use only. This means you will have to pay the standard rate as long as you dont exceed the maximum capacity. is not associated nor affiliated with this resort and we cannot cater reservations or specific inquiries.

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      That depends. If you go by air, ride a public transport from Silay City to Cadiz Viejo (45mins to 1hr and 30mins). If you go by boat/roro via Dumaguete City, ride a ceres bus to Bacolod City and follow the Bacolod City route (10 hrs and 45 mins). If you go by roro to Escalante, just ride a ceres bus to Cadiz Viejo (2 hrs).

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    Do you have Lakawon Island Resort Contact number? Its been a couple of years since I have been there. *Comment edited by admin*

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        True dat! They must be confident in CK if they are playing hardball. I like th208#&a3t;good management. If Alex stays it is insurance to allow CK to develop on a reasonable time line but when the time comes AS’s contract is not a burden.

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