Top 3 Beach Summer Destinations in Negros Occidental That Are Yet To Be Discovered

Trying to beat the heat? One of the best things to do during the summer is to go to the beach. During this time, almost everybody is trying to cool down by visiting resorts and beaches. Of course, popular beaches have a tendency to be crowded around this time.

For people who wants to have a peaceful summer getaway, we’ll let you in on a secret. There are a number of the little-known beach spots in Negros Occidental that are worth your visit. Best places to relax and unwind, enjoy swimming in, try out local food.

Nabulao Beach and Dive Resort (Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental)

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Nabulao Beach and Dive Resort Photo from Nabulao Beach and Dive Resort Facebook Page

The first one is the Nabulao Beach and Dive Resort. This resort in Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental is a summer beach destination that is still relatively unknown to most travelers. It is a perfect spot for those who want to be off the beaten path while enjoying a slice of life in the quiet province. The resort is situated on a beautiful stretch of coastline, with crystal-clear waters that are perfect for snorkeling and diving.

Breathtaking views

One of the best things about Nabulao Beach and Dive Resort is its incredible natural beauty. The resort is surrounded by lush vegetation, and the beaches are stunning, with white sand and azure waters that are perfect for swimming or lounging under the sun. Nabulao Beach and Dive Resort also boasts the best ocean views, as well as breathtaking rock formations nestled in the middle of a crescent-shaped cove.

Fun Activities

There are plenty of opportunities for exploring the area’s natural wonders, such as hiking through the nearby forests, visiting waterfalls, or snorkeling in the surrounding waters. The resort also offers scuba diving lesson and boat trips around the island.


The Nabulao Beach and Dive Resort has floating cottages which you can rent out and enjoy the scenic view of the ocean privately with your family.

For those planning for an overnight stay, they offer a range of accommodation with rooms designed with a cultural touch. Most furniture are made with wood, mostly bamboo, giving the rooms a rustic and traditional design. If there are any fur parents, good news for you! This resort is pet-friendly so you do not have to think whether you should bring your fur babies with you or leave them at home.

If you want to go for a night swim, they also have two outdoor swimming pools for you to enjoy.

Near establishments

The nearby town of Hinoba-an is also worth exploring, with its charming local markets, shops, and restaurants, all of which offer a glimpse into the quiet and simple way of living. You are also welcome to have a taste of their delectable meals served at a cozy dining area that make up for a perfect summer vacation. The bar opens for cocktails and other drinks for an easy and fun time with friends and family, too.

Paliton Beach or “Little Boracay” (San Juan, Siquijor)

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Paliton Beach or “Little Boracay” (San Juan, Siquijor) Photo taken by Laura Jacobsen (Flickr)

Paliton Beach is a hidden gem located on the island of Siquijor, Central Philippines, just a ferry boat away from Negros Occidental. 

The Little Boracay

Paliton Beach, Siquijor is known as the “Little Boracay” because of its similar features to the world-class island – the pristine white sand, crystal-clear waters, and tall, breezy palm trees. This scenic and serene beach destination in Siquijor is the perfect place for international travelers and local tourists who want to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing day away from the crowd while enjoying the same classy beach summer experience.

Serene Atmosphere

The location of Paliton Beach is an added advantage to its serenity because it is situated on the island’s west coast, far from the bustling tourist areas. It’s an ideal spot for anyone who wants to spend some time off from the city to enjoy the natural environment, transparent waters, and stunning coastal scenery. Other than the picturesque beach views, you will have the time of your life at the tree swings around the beach area hanging by the bent palm trees, where you can rest, read a book, or just enjoy the view.

The beach is accessible by road, and travel time is around 30 minutes via a motorcycle ride from the Siquijor pier. The scenic drive to Paliton Beach is worth the bumpy ride, especially if you are looking to escape the high-paced city life. The beach is not only beautiful, but it also has a tranquil atmosphere that makes tourists fall in love with the place more.

Lakawon Island Resorts (Cadiz, Negros Occidental)

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Lakawon Island Resorts (Cadiz, Negros Occidental) Photo from Lakawon Island Resorts Facebook Page

If you want a sunny day trip at an Instagrammable location, Lakawon Island is on top of the list. Lakawon Island Resorts is a beach island situated at Cadiz bay, off the coast of Negros Occidental. It is a separate island across the city proper of Cadiz, where you will ride a boat while enjoying the ocean breeze.

Cadiz traces its roots to the establishment of a l settlement in a place known as Cadiz Viejo, near the riverbanks of Hitalon.

Captivating view

Lakawon Island is a perfect tropical paradise that offers visitors a breathtaking view of white sand beaches, pristine turquoise waters, and sunny horizons – perfect for a memorable beach getaway.

The clear turquoise waters of Lakawon Island Resort lets you cool down under the sun. There are also nipa hut cottages around the island, where you can also lounge and chill all day. Guests at Lakawon Island Resorts are spoilt for choice when it comes to having a memorable summer getaway.

Lakawon Island Resorts is also an ideal place for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. This secluded island provides peace as the only sounds you will hear are the waves lapping at the shore and the rustling of leaves in the gentle breeze.

Tawhai Floating Bar

One of its must-see amenities and attractions is the Tawhai Floating Bar. It offers lounge beds surrounding the top floor where you can relax and cool down while enjoying a drink from the bar.

Fun Activities

You can do simple beach activities like taking a stroll along the sandy beaches, basking in the sun, taking a swim in the clear waters, or just simply relaxing under the shade of a tree. They also offer water activities like riding a UFO or banana boat and snorkeling.

Danjugan Island (Cauayan, Negros Occidental)

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Another isolated island tourists can explore visit is the Danjugan island in Cauayan, Negros Occidental. It is a well-preserved ecosystem where guests can explore and enjoy the beauty of nature.

More than a Beach

If you are an adventurous nature lover, Danjugan island would be perfect for you. This island is said to be a “wildlife and marine sanctuary”; the foundation doesn’t want it to be called a resort because its more than just as place to unwind and swim. This island consists of mangrove forests, white sand beaches, bat-filled caves, and lagoons. You will also encounter a variety of wildlife species roaming around the island.

Activities with Nature

Because of its rich biodiversity, there are so many activities choose from – from beach activities like scuba diving or just resting and chilling by the beach. You can also go hiking, cave exploration, and bird watching.

You can apply for a tour guide to help you navigate around the area. It will be an adventurous and educational tour as they also teach you about the wildlife species living around the area.

Other Tourist Destinations in Negros Occidental

These are just some of the attractions in Negros Occidental that are worth visiting. You can check out the mambukal mountain resort, a bathhouse beside seven waterfalls just a few kilometers away from Bacolod city, or the campuestohan highland resort, a fun-filled villa where you can go ziplining or sky bicycling. The Atmosphere Resorts is another resort you shouldn’t miss, where you can view the Mount Talinis, called “Cuernos de negros.”

Countless activities to choose from

There’s a whole gamut of activities for local travelers and foreign tourists to choose from : scuba diving, snorkeling, appreciating wildlife species, bird watching, taking a dip in hot springs, visiting a butterfly garden, lazing in white sandbar. Whatever your fancy, there is a tourist spot, beautiful places, attractions and destination in Negros Occidental waiting for you.

On-ground activity

If you want a break from the beaches and all your swimming activities, check out The Ruins located in Talisay City Negros Occidental. The Ruins was the ancestral family mansion of the wealthy sugar tycoon Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson which was built on a 440-hectare sugar plantation in the early 1900s in memory of his Portuguese wife Maria Braga Lacson, who sadly died while giving birth to their eight child. The ruins still stand today and serve as one of Bacolod City’s main tourist attractions.

Looking for something to do to make your visit in Negros Occidental worthwhile? Check out some of the famous cities in Negros Occidental – Bago City, Talisay City, Silay City, Sipalay City and Sagay City. Foreign tourists are encouraged to drop by at the tourism office to inquire. The presence of Bacolod Silay Airport and seaports make travel to Negros Occidental and other nearby towns and cities convenient.

Camella in Negros Occidental

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