The First Timer’s Guide To Lakawon Beach Resort & Tawhai Floating Bar
After my recent post about my spontaneous trip in Lakawon Island I know there was an inner itch in me to do another a blog about it but I didn’t follow my instinct, not till I had tons of inquiries from both travelers and tourist around the country asking the what abouts of Lakawon Island and Tawhai Floating bar.
So friends, here’s a quick travel guide.
From Bacolod City North Bus terminal hop in a bus going to Cadiz City
Drop off at Martesan Terminal
Take a tricycle ride going to the Port at Brgy Cadiz Viejo
Then a pumpboat will take you to Lakawon Island
Prices are as follows:
– Bus: 95php AC / 55php Non AC
– Tricycle to port: 40php ( 120php/motorcycle grp of 2 or more )
– Pump boat: 250php/pax (round trip)
– Resort Entrance: 100php
– Tawhai Floating Bar 250php ( with free complimentary drink of your choice: Beer, Soda, or Juice )
Total estimated budget (excluding food) = 870Php
*Please take note that corkage fee is 50php
Ideally, this resort can be conquered in a day trip with friends and families. Right after the crazy party during masskara I know that you guys could all use some easy like Monday morning chill down at the beach.
Palawan or Boracay may be on your list, but you don’t have to go that far to get that summer feels in your facebook or instagram feeds. We have our own pride of white sand beach here in Negros Occidental. Get your lazy butt up and head over to our fancy and newest North Bus Ceres Terminal heading to Cadiz City. So not to miss your stop, make sure to advise the bus driver or the conductor that you are going to Lakawon Island, after an hour a half ride you will be dropped off at Martesan bus and tricycle terminal. Take the tricycle going to Barangay Viejo where the port is located.
Taking your private vehicle with you? Easy peasy. Just right after passing by Manapla City you will be welcomed by an arc saying you have reached Cadiz City. From Martesan bus and tricycle terminal follow the fully paved road heading to the port, there will be signages along the way, guaranteed you won’t miss your turn, but if you do it wouldn’t hurt to ask for direction. There are available parking spaces at the port where you can park your cars, for a price of 70php or more, and yes you can have it parked there at your own risk for an overnight stay.
Not from here? And you’re coming in from our Silay airport? ah!!! You can head straight to Lakawon Island via Taxi from the airport, though that would mean negotiating a decent cost with our local taxi drivers since our Silay International Airport is 2 cities away from Lakawon Island. But if you wish to stay in Bacolod City first, then it’s more favorable for you to take taking the first option that I mentioned above.
Day trip and Overnight stay rates as per Lakawon Island FB Page
Tawhai Floating Bar
We are proud to say that Lakawon Islands’ Tawhai is the biggest Floating Bar in Asia.
Edges of the deck are covered with day beds, which I highly appreciate, the name “tawhai” which in English means “relax“ speaks for itself. The upper deck area is also open to all which you will find rowdy youngsters excitingly wanting to jump off at their own risk.
To complete the vibe, there’s a bar right at the middle of the boat ready to serve you with food and drinks and of course a chill out music to compliment your stay.
If you are following my adventures you’ll noticed that I’ve been here for two consecutive weekends, and God forbid I will be here for the third time. I loved both trips that I took; A random road trip with a friend and her friend from Saudi, and the second trip for my tweenieee something birthday.
There’s simply nothing that the beach cannot cure, may it be a week days full of work, a little heart break, few disappointments, bad days (which includes bad hair days as well), or you just probably been postponing that break that you deserve, a family reunion you’ve been avoiding, a nagging friend who’s wanting to know what floating bar looks and feels like, but then you ran out of reasons and you end up taking a spontaneous day trip at lakawon island.
Going to Lakawon Island and Floating Bar may be one of the best decisions you will make this year so don’t let this pass.
Till then, let’s keep Pursuing Personal Passions. – Coach Ella
Photos were taken using Gopro Hero4 Silver & iphone5