2020 RESORTS IN NEGROS OCCIDENTAL | TRAVEL GUIDE

2019 NEGROS OCCIDENTAL TRAVEL GUIDE | LAKAWON ISLAND, CARBIN REEF, SUYAC ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE + PANAAD SA NEGROS FESTIVAL

RESORTS IN NEGROS OCCIDENTAL TRAVEL GUIDE | LAKAWON ISLAND, CARBIN REEF, SUYAC ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE + PANAAD SA NEGROS FESTIVAL

Here is your updated “Resorts in Negros Occidental Travel Guide”. It covers amazing resorts in the northern part of Negros Occidental Negrs as follows: Lakawon Island, Carbin reed, Suyac Island + the Panaad sa Negros Festival.

PANAAD SA NEGROS FESTIVAL

Panaad sa Negros Festival is the biggest festival organized by the Province of Negros Occidental. This festival is dubbed as the mother of all festivals in Negros because it is where all the festivals in the province are being showcased.

Click here to read Panaad sa Negros Festival Schedule and Guide 

In this post, we highlighted Resorts in Negros Occidental: Carbin Reef, Suyac Island, and Lakawon Island as a segway activity for the festival.

Below are 2 travel itineraries for the Panaad sa Negros Festival, plus combined three Resorts in Negros Occidental: Cadiz City (Lakawon Island) and Sagay City (Carbin Reef and Suyac Island) which you can visit after your festival experience.

These two neighboring cities are found in the northern part of the Negros Occidental. Itinerary 2 is the itinerary that you can follow if you wish to visit first the Lakawon and Carbin Reef/Suyac Island.

RESORTS IN NEGROS OCCIDENTAL TRAVEL ITINERARY

You can tweak these itineraries depending on your time of arrival; budget and the number of days you will be spending in the Province of Negros.

Itinerary 1 – Resorts in Negros Occidental

This itinerary is best if your time of arrival in Bacolod is a bit late or if you want to experience first the Panaad sa Negros Festival see also Bacolod City.

If you are coming from Bacolod, Cadiz City where Lakawon is located will come first. However, I decided to put in  Itinerary 1 that you head first to Carbin reef and Suyac Island if you are traveling on a budget and would not want to have an overnight stay in Lakawon.

If you are traveling alone or with just a partner, staying in Lakawon for a night might cost more (Please see the rates of Lakawon below).

Itinerary 2– Resorts in Negros Occidental

This itinerary is designed if you want to experience Lakawon for two or more days, then the Carbin Reef/Suyac Island and the Panaad sa Negros Festival as your last activity.

Lakawon Island can be conquered in a day tour. The combined Carbin Reef and Suyac Island can also be done in a day tour.

2019 NEGROS OCCIDENTAL TRAVEL GUIDE | LAKAWON ISLAND, CARBIN REEF, SUYAC ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE + PANAAD SA NEGROS FESTIVAL

Resort  in Negros Occidental: Carbin Reef

Itinerary 1(Resorts in Negros Occidental): Panaad sa Negros/Bacolod City, Carbin Reef and Suyac Island/Sagay City, Lakawon Island/Cadiz City

Day I and 2 – Bacolod City

  • Arrival in Bacolod-Silay Airport
  • Take a van to bring you to Bacolod City, if your hotel is within the city, the Van may just bring you to directly to your place of accommodation or to the nearest corner wherein you can just walk or take a trike going to your hotel.
  • Check-in – any hotel in Bacolod City
    You can book here your Bacolod Hotel Room
  • Panaad sa Negros Festival Experience plus Bacolod City Sightseeing
    Please click here for Bacolod Travel Guide and 12 Things to do in Bacolod City

Day 3 – Sagay City: Carbin Reef and Suyac Island

Take an early bus bound for Sagay. Alight at Sagay Ceres Bus terminal, then get a tricycle to Old Sagay Port (just inform the driver that you are heading for Carbin Reef (Resort in Negros Occidental)

At the port look for the Tourism Information Center for the entrance fee. If you would want to do snorkeling at Carbin Reef, you should inform the center so that they can assign a guide for you.

From the port take a boat to Carbin Reef, an additional fee is required if you wanted to visit the Suyac Island.

Please click here to read:
Carbin Reef Travel Guide
Suyac Island Travel Guide

There is no place for an overnight stay at Carbin Reef and Suyac Island, so you need to go back to Sagay City.

After your Carbin Reef and Sagay island adventure, you will have an option to stay overnight in Sagay City or proceed to Cadiz City and go directly to Lakawon Island.

Please take note that the last pump boat going to Lakawon is 5 pm and the chartered trip would cost you more. I am not also advising that you will get the night pump boat trip to Lakawon Island (Resort in Negros Occidental) for safety purposes.

There are beach houses at a very affordable rate near the port in Old Sagay. Just ask the tourism center or the people around where to stay if you wish to be on the beachside. Please note, however, that the beaches in the area are not really that spectacular.

But you can opt to stay at Balay Kauswagan in Sagay. The place has a swimming pool and decent rooms to stay in. Just take a tricycle to bring you to Balay Kauswagan.

Please click here for Balay Kauswagan.

Day 4 – Cadiz City: Lakawon island

Get an early bus going to Cadiz City. Ask the driver to drop you at Martesan Tricycle Terminal where you can get a tricycle going to Barangay Viejo. Lakawon’s pump boat are waiting for their guests at Barangay Viejo.

You can enjoy a day in Lakawon and go back to Bacolod in the afternoon.

Itinerary 2 (Resorts in Negros Occidental). Lakawon, Carbin/Suyac Island, Panaad sa Negros/Bacolod City

Day 1 – Arrival and Lakawon Island (Cadiz City, Resort  in Negros Occidental)

Arrival at Bacolod Silay Airport (as much as possible get a morning flight)

How to Get to Lakawon from Bacolod-Silay Airport

Option 1. From the airport, you take a tricycle to bring you to Silay City. Ask the driver to bring you to the highway where buses bound for Northern Negros are passing.

Option 2. From the airport, take a van bound for Bacolod, ask the driver to drop you at the North Ceres Terminal. The terminal is beside the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company. Take a bus bound for Cadiz City or any coach that would pass by the place. Just ask the people at the terminal what bus to take, if there’s no Cadiz bus during your arrival.

Whatever option you will take ask the driver or conductor that you are going to Lakawon Island and they should drop you the Martesan Bus and Tricycle Terminal.

At the terminal, take a tricycle heading for Barangay Viejo where the port for Lakawon is located. From the port, there are pump boats of Lakawon Island.

Now, you have the option to stay overnight at the resort of at Sagay City for your next day tour.

Day 2 – Carbin Reef and Suyac Island ( Sagay City, Resort  in Negros Occidental )

If you are coming from Lakawon, take the pump boat from the Island to Barangay Viejo. After which take a tricycle to bring you to the terminal or at the highway where you will get a bus bound for Sagay City. It would be best to leave the island early.

People in the area are accommodating, feel free to ask for direction whenever you are confused.

The moment you take the bus bound for Sagay, remind the driver to drop you at the Sagay Ceres Terminal. From the terminal take the tricycle to Old Sagay where the port to Carbin Reef is located.

You can explore both Carbin Reef and Suyac Island in a day.

Day 3-4- Panaad Sa Negros Festival/Bacolod City

Rates and Budget for “Resorts in Negros Occidental” Adventure

Airport Transfer

Van Fare from Silay Airport to Bacolod City – P150/pax

Taxi Bacolod – Silay Airport – P500

Ceres Bus Fare

Bacolod – Cadiz – P110

Bacolod-Sagay – P130

Lakawon Island Rates

As of January 2019 – All rates are exclusive of 350/pax entrance fees

Lakawon Room Rates

Premier Suite A-good for 4 pax -9,499.00
Premier Suite B- Good for 5 pax-10,599.00
Barkada Suite -good for 6 -11,999.00
Condo Suite- good for 6 – 11,999.00
Honeymoon Suite – good for 2 pax: P9,499.00
Junior Suite – good for 2 pax: P5,000.00
Pearl’s Place- good for 4 pax – 3,799.00
Pearl’s Place (2nd Floor) – good for 8 px- 4,999
Tropical Bamboo (non-aircon) – good for 4- 2,500

Lakawon Day Tour Cottages

Family Cottage

Good for 10 persons
Rental: P1,200.00/day
Extra-person charge: P100.00/head
Corkage Fee: P50.00/head
Canopy Tents

Good for 6-10 persons
Rental:
Small (Good for 6): P600.00/day
Medium (Good for 8): P800.00/day
Large (Good for 10): P1,000.00/day
Extra-person charge: P100.00/head
Corkage Fee: P50.00/head
Umbrella Huts

Good for 6 persons
Rental: P600.00/day
Extra-person charge: P100.00/head
Corkage Fee: P50.00/head

Lakawon Car Rentals

Van Rental
Bacolod – Lakawon – Bacolod
Airport – Lakawon – Airport
Bradco Port – Lakawon – Bradco Port

Fare:
(6-14 pax) P4,500.00 Roundtrip
*Note: Contact +63-9175022625 for details.

Coaster Rental
Bacolod – Lakawon – Bacolod
Airport – Lakawon – Airport
Bradco Port – Lakawon – Bradco Port
Fare: P8,700.00 roundtrip
Capacity: up to 29 persons
*Note: Contact +63-917-5022625 for details.

Lakawon Boat Transfer

Regular boat fare – P310, inclusive of Island Entrance Fee.
Please take note that the boat is for 12 passengers
Night Fares (after 5:00 PM): Php1,000.00

2019 NEGROS OCCIDENTAL TRAVEL GUIDE | LAKAWON ISLAND, CARBIN REEF, SUYAC ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE + PANAAD SA NEGROS FESTIVAL

Resort  in Negros Occidental: Suyac Island

How to get to Bacolod City, Negros Occidental (Resorts in Negros Occidental)

To experience “Resort in Negros Occidental”, I have outlined a detailed guide on how to get to the City of Smiles. Please click the link below.

How to get to Bacolod City: By Air, Bus, Sea

2019 NEGROS OCCIDENTAL TRAVEL GUIDE | LAKAWON ISLAND, CARBIN REEF, SUYAC ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE + PANAAD SA NEGROS FESTIVAL
Resort in Negros Occidental: Lakawon Island. Photo from Lakawon island FB Page 

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