Lakawon Island: Why or Why Not?
|The white sands of Lakawon Island|
Lakawon is a private island resort in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. To go here from Manila, one must take a short flight to Bacolod and from the airport proceed to the junction on Rizal Street (where El Ideal Bakery and the shuttle van terminal going to the airport is located). From there, board a bus bound to Cadiz City and alight at the Martesan Terminal. Ride a tricycle going to the island's reception office from the terminal. This is where you can arrange your boat trip to the island. If budget is not an issue, take the Airjuan Seaplane instead so you hit the shores straight and fast.
|Sashaying on the wood bridge|
The boats they provide though are in good shape and you could see that the staff aboard the boat are well-trained. The short boat ride can get bumpy midway so be prepared to get wet!
Arriving at the resort, a marshall leads the guests to either the reception area for those staying overnight or the respective huts or cabanas for those on a day trip. We opted to stay overnight so we could enjoy and relax our mini escape. We got the cheapest room category, which is a non-airconditioned hut located on the other side of the island away from the modern hotel building and the day tour crowd. Our room has its own private, albeit detached, toilet and bath. Upon settling in our hut, at first we thought it is perfect because since it's on the other end of the island, we figured it would be quieter and more conducive for the much-awaited rest we were looking forward to. Heck, we're wrong.
|Bridging the gap =)|
The fine ecru sand and the azure waters lend the island an illusion of tranquility. Yes, just an illusion.
|Fan mode on!|
|A witty representation of a typical Pinoy handaan. Sinong guilty? =)|
|Chika-An's sinuglaw and baked scallops|
|From top: Pecan Pie and Salted Caramel Cheesecake|
Enjoy the rest of the holidays!