Lakawon Island Resort and Spa is a luxury beach resort located in Cadiz Viejo province of Negros Occidental. This banana-shaped island off the coast of Cadiz is home of TawHai, the biggest floating bar in Asia. Lakawon Island Resort is scattered across 16 hectares of white sand with different accommodations to choose from.
The place is perfect for prenup shoot, beach wedding, destination wedding and different events. As a freelance hairstylist I was able to visit Lakawon because of the nature of my work. As a Negrense i wasn’t able to visit the place until this June 2018 during the prenup of our client. thank God I was able to experience Lakawon.
Aside from swimming the resort also offers some water activities like snorkeling, boating and jet skiing. At the momentmomen is no recreational activities in the island. Lakawon is just perfect for relaxation and unwinding.
In my opinion Lakawon is affordable. One of the reason is that visitors can share a boat ride going to the island. There is no need to rent a boat that would cost 1000+. All you have to do is to come early to Catch the early trip and enjoy the island for the whole day. I think day tour would be enough for those who has a limited time. But if you have all the time in world why not spending a night right? Lakawon is so romantic at night trust me!
TawHai Floating Bar
Tawhai floating bar claims to be the biggest floating bar in Asia. In local dialect “tawhai” means relaxed. So if you want to relaxed you know where to go. Entrance to Tawhai is 285.00 inclusive of unlimited flat boat service. You can party or relaxed aboard. But before you can enter the floating bar you need to sign a waiver.
Kids below 18 should be accompanied by parents or guardian. Tawhai floating bar offers you a spectacular view of the beach.
For Day Tour Guests: Mondays to Sundays: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
For Overnight Guests: Mondays to Thursdays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fridays to Sundays: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
For accommodation pls refer below.
Lakawon Island Resort Accommodation
|Junior Suite||2 single beds. Free breakfast for 2. Sea view and garden view option available.||P 4,500/night for 2|
|Pearl's Place||2 single beds and 2 pull outs. Air-conditioned. Good for 4 pax.||P 3,500/night for 4|
|Premier Suite A||1 king and 1 Queen beds.Free breakfast. Special online rates available.||P 8,950/night for 4|
|Premier Suite B||1 Queen and 3 single beds. Free breakfast. Special online rates available.||P 9,880/night for 5|
|Barkada Suite||2 Queen and 2 single beds. With living area and terrace.||P 11,580/night for 6|
|Condo Suite||1 king and 3 single beds. With master's bedroom, living area and terrace.||P 11,580/night for 6|
|Honeymoon Sweet||1 King bed with living area, terrace and bath tub.||P 8,959/night for 2|
|Pearl's Place 2nd Floor||4 bunk beds. Air-conditioned. Max occupancy: 8||P 4,850/night for 8|
|Tropical Bamboo House||2 Single beds and 2 extra mattresses. Non-airconditioned. Good for 4 pax.||P 2,500/night for 4|
|Family Cottage||Good for 10. For Day Tour.||P 1,200/day|
|Canopy Tent (small)||Good for 6.||P 600/day|
|Canopy Tent (medium)||Good for 8.||P 800/day|
|Canopy Tent (large)||Good for 10.||P 1,000/day|
|Umbrella Hut||Good for 6.||P 600/day|
Entrance Fee, Terminal Fee, Boat Ride 2 way : P 310.00
Corkage charge: P 50.00/head
Regular boat fare requires a minimum of 12 passenger per trip. It is also possible to charter a boat for your group if you want. Cut off is 4pm beyond 5pm special rates apply. Until 5pm additional 500 for night fares 1,000.
Lakawon Island Resort also offers van rental from the points below:
- Bacolod – Lakawon – Bacolod
- Airport – Lakawon – Airport
- Bradco Port – Lakawon – Bradco Port
If you are in a group and would like a more convenient way to visit the island this option is the best. It is a perfect transportation solution for families and group of friends. Maximum capacity is 14 persons. Van transfer is limited per day so make sure to book ahead.
Fare: (6 – 14 pax) P 4,200.00 roundtrip
*For inquiries and scheduling of trips you can contact +63-9175022625
For bigger families and friends up to 29 guest.
Fare: up to 29pax P 8,700.00 round trip
How to get there
From Manila. Several flights daily from Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines bound to Bacolod – Silay International Airport. From the airport you can hire a taxi going to Ceres Bus North Terminal. There are also vans inside the airport bound to Bacolod. Another option to cut travel time is to ride a tricycle outside the airport. Tell the driver to drop you at Oxy Bakery it is adjacent to the public plaza of silay. Buses bound north drop passengers in that area.
Don’t hesitate to ask if you are worried. If ever you are in North terminal or along the national road look for bus bound to Cadiz, Sagay or Minapasok. Tell the conductor to drop you to Cadiz bus terminal. If you are in Cadiz look for a tricycle and tell the driver your going to Lakawon Island Resort. They know where it is. When you are in Cadiz Viejo look for the office to pay for terminal fee, entrance fee and boat fee.
From Cebu. Flights are now available from Mactan Cebu to Lakawon via AirJuan Seaplane for only P 2,500.00 one way. Schedule is Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
*Note: Cash is not accepted in the island. The counter will give you reloadable card to use in the island. Don’t worry if you want to add money in your card you can reload your card in the island. If there is still balance in your card and yourey heading home you can cash out the remaining money.
Booking and Reservation: +63-9175022625, +63-9491132202, +63-9323964453
Island Reception: +63-9175556979
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