Lakawon Island Resort
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Lakawon Island Resort and Spa: A dog-friendly Paradise

We always love to travel, discover new places, eat at new local restaurants, and see places we have never been. We observe people, notice their way of life, enjoy the new sights, get to know friendly people, and even invent stories based on their looks, clothing, and what they are doing.  

 Traveling is enriching, soul-searching, and family bonding all roll into one.

 Last summer, we had the chance to spend three days of fun, sun, sand, tan, run, and bond at Lakawon Island Resort and Spa, which is located in Cadiz City, situated in the northern part of Negros Occidental, Philippines. 

After a 4-hour drive from our place, we were greeted by very hospitable and friendly staff, and of course, we got the chance to see the island from where we were standing. We had a glimpse of what was in store for us. 

Fifteen-Minute Pump Boat Ride

We rode a small pump boat, capable of carrying around 20 passengers to bring us to the island. What was more exciting was we got our two cute dogs, a Labrador named Sky, and a furry one, Bolt, a two-year-old Shih Tzu.

At first, I was a bit alarmed seeing the Labrador afraid of getting up the motorboat. But, with my prodding and pushing, she stepped on the banca hesitantly. It was a smooth sailing ride for about 15 mins, and lo and behold, we were on Lakawon island.

Lounging at the Beachfront

Next to Boracay, Lakawon Island Resort has the whitest and powdery sand with crystal clear blue water. We settled in a hotel-like cottage on the beachfront, a few steps away from the shoreline, so it was easy for us to go back and forth from the beach to the house and vice-versa. 

We rested at the cottage on the first day, ate our lunch, and walked along the shoreline. Before we knew it was already dark, so it was dinner time. 

My daughter and I grilled the spicy spareribs prepared the night before. While grilling, I sipped a bottle of iced San Mig light, enough to quench my thirst and while away the time attending to our chores.  And so we helped ourselves with grilled meat, rice, watermelon, and drinks.

To easily digest what we put in our full stomachs, we leisurely walk along the beachfront with the sound of the waves in the background and the cool breeze rushing on our faces.

Swimming is Indeed Fun with our dogs around.

Lakawon Island Resort

The second day was the most enjoyable part of the trip. We had the whole day swimming, lazing around the sun, taking pictures here and there, and watching people clean the shoreline.  We had a buffet breakfast in the morning and seafood fare for lunch and dinner in an open sky in the evening. 

We are so glad that Lakawon is a dog-friendly resort. Sky and Bolt roamed freely within our hotel premises, and they slept with us inside the room, just like at home. They also swam with us, and they enjoyed the water very much.

See you again, Lakawon Island Resort.

It was bye, bye time on the third day. But we got up early to take the last dip in the Lakawon waters. While it was a bumpy ride on the pump boat returning to the main island, we are thankful we docked in safely. 

Travels make us see the beauty beyond. Travel is enriching and liberating. Indeed, our Lakawon adventure is one that we will reminisce about so long as we have summers. 

 You may view the resort website at this link.

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  1. Very nice! It makes me want to go to Lakawon pronto! 🙂

  2. Lakawon Island Resort looks great! I'm always looking for places to travel with my dog. Thanks for sharing this! (:

  3. Beautiful place for a family vacation! Oh and it is dog-friendly too. I don't know if my dog would like the water, but I am sure he'd love to run along the beach. Sure sounds like you had a great time. Hopefully, we can have a vacation there too.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I'm hearing a lot of great things about the Philippines as a vacation place. Thanks for another insight.

  5. One of my girl friends was sharing beautiful pictures of her vacation in the Philippines and I was so impressed and wanted to book a flight right away. Lakewon seems to be another great place that I would love to visit.

  6. Your overviews of this place are so thorough and they give so much good infomation. I will def have to add this to my list

  7. I have never heard of nor been to Lakawon Island Resort and Spa. It sounds like a beautiful place to spend a vacation.

  8. I enjoyed reading your stories and experiences in this place. It makes me wanna go for a stay cation.

  9. Yes, it has very long stretch of white powdery sand that lets your dog run all day. lol

  10. To me, this is second to Boracay.

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  12. Thanks for the comment. It is great to connect with people who have the same passion as mine. Regards to you and hope we can share tips/info about dogs.

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  14. Beautiful place to visit! So relaxing and the white beaches are amazing!

  15. I would love to go here one day. This is a perfect place to relax and have fun!

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