Lakawon Island Beach Resort

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Cadiz City, Philippines
Lakawon Island Beach Resort - Bungalow for Two
Lakawon Island Beach Resort - Dilapidated Beach Bar
Lakawon Island Beach Resort - Boat Ride
Lakawon Island Beach Resort - Boat Ride

Lakawon Island Beach Resort Reviews

BurmaBabe BurmaBabe
2 reviews
Lacking Is This Resort Feb 03, 2011
The island is touted as "white sands" and a marine preserve with great snorkeling. It's easy to get to Cadiz from Silay or Bacolad on the Ceres line. From there you take a mototaxi to the pier. Then you take the catamaran to the island (about a 20 minute ride). The boat is 600 pesos and there is an entrance charge of 100 pesos a the island. The accommodation consists of small cement bungalows or wicker bungalows for large groups. The "resort" is on a corner of this spit of an island which originally was a fishing village. The village still exists but the island resort owners have done nothing to help the locals develop a sustainable economy. You should bring your own food. Most Pinoys use the island for a a day trip to visit the beach and have a picnic. We didn't bring food and were told there was no fish--even though fishermen were everywhere fishing. We had decent grilled chicken and squid that was made from frozen, but it was ridiculously expensive. The tap water became muddy from time to time or didn't work at all. We saw a group having coconuts from one of the trees and asked to have some coconuts also. After about an hour--no coconuts. The explanation was that "the people are tired." The coconuts were only about 9 feet up??? The sandy part of the water is below knee shallow. It drops off into a bed of seaweed. So if you don't mind getting tickled by seaweed while snorkeling you can see some fish, crabs, etc...Otherwise the water is too shallow for anything other than lounging. The "resort" is not cared for. The back side of the island is a trash area. We were told the owners live in Silay and are Philippino businessmen. It is definitely not an eco friendly or green resort. It was a major hassle bargaining with the motortaxi for a decent rate.
Bungalow for Two
Dilapidated Beach Bar
Boat Ride
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nyprne says:
Contests on your feature. Too bad about the experience.
Posted on: Feb 08, 2011
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mightor20 mightor20
4 reviews
May 17, 2010
I would have rated it as not recommended but if you're planning to stay overnight in the island, this is the only resort there. The accommodation was really shoddy and the service was poor.
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mightor20 says:
i have to agree. but i think if you get the more expensive rooms, the electricity isnt shut off.
Posted on: May 28, 2011
jastinj says:
Day tour wouldn't be a problem, you just have to bring your own food to avoid the REALLY expensive corkage. I wouldn't recommend renting a room because I think there's no use for the room since the electricity only goes on at 6PM-9PM. And you need lots of water to survive in the island, buying water in the island would double your expenses. Take it from me who have just been there 2 days ago.
Posted on: May 23, 2011
SamsTravels says:
Well done on the featured review!
Posted on: Feb 08, 2011
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