My first post since returning back to the Philippines. For the past two weeks, I busied myself eating my favorite food, visiting the gym every morning, and waiting for the results of my job applications. Current temperature in our province, Negros Occidental, ranges from 32 - 36 deg C, and coming from a comparably colder weather, I needed some splash to refresh. Luckily for me, the gym I worked-out at schedules a summer get-away at Lakawon Island Resorts and Spa.
crystal blue waters
did it come down from the sky?
a wishing starfish
I have heard lots of good things about Lakawon since my elementary days but never had the chance to explore the island. As per their official website
Lakawon, also called Llacaon, is a 16-hectare, banana-shaped island off the coast of Cadiz in the northern portion of Negros Occidental, a province in the Negros Island Region of the Philippines. It is the home of TawHai, the biggest floating bar in Asia. more here
From Bacolod City, my hometown, it is 1.5 - 2 hrs drive to Lakawon. Then another 15 - 30 mins boat ride to go to the island. But do not mind the travel time, the crystal clear waters and white sand are waiting to embrace you. Add the hot hugs of the sun, you may wish to stay underwater for a long time. If you are into starfish, you can see a lot scattered on the seabed, shores.
me - photo taken by Ivan
Most of my friends told me that Lakawon has improved a lot. It now has accommodation, restaurants (including TawHai - claimed to be the biggest floating bar in Asia). I think if the island has more trees, it would have been perfect. But so far so good, not too crowded and family will enjoy the place. The guests are requested to bring back their garbage, which I think is a great rule especially if we want to preserve the island.
my favorite shot last Saturday
We stayed until sunset. I say it again, the Philippines has gorgeous sunsets. If you love sunsets, just book a ticket to the Philippines. Perhaps you’ll have to book a one-way ticket because you will be definitely staying here. I can be your guide, if the price is right. Ha ha!
I brought my DSLR camera but was too shy to take it out and use it. So I abused my mobile phone in taking photos and videos. Hope to see more of the Philippine beaches and sunsets while I am still here.
Photos and videos taken with iphone 6s