Sumilon Island : Travel Guide
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Sumilon Island : Travel Guide

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Most young professionals would agree with me that the best way to escape the pressure and stress at work is by having a staycation. Take a break from your strenuous routine and book straight to Bluewater Sumilon!


Arriving at the pier, we were treated like VIPs already. With my hand holding a glass of lemon tea and my eyes pierced towards the island from afar, I felt the rush and need to be at the resort asap. The thing that impressed me the most about this resort is how their staff handled their guests. I’ve never encountered resort staff as genuinely cordial and courteous as those working at Bluewater. They’re unparalleled in this department.

The bridge to happiness.

ACTIVITIES

Walking to paradise be like…

As an island boy, I felt so close to home here in Bluewater Sumilon. The resort is packed with a lot of island activities and during its season, the island showcases a breathtaking sandbar! The crystal clear waters encircled this paradise making it hard for me to get off the beach. Even at waist deep, the water of Sumilon is full of lively fish and vibrant colors making it perfect for snorkeling. We also got to kayak at the lagoon with rich mangroves surrounding it.

Fish-feeding at the lagoon.
Snorkeling. Bluewater lived up to its brand.

If you’re doing the whaleshark-watching, this is the best place to stay after that fun-filled popular activity. Sumilon island tour is usually one of the sidetrips to do while in Oslob area. However, please be informed that if you book through local operators, you will not be allowed to access the resort. You’ll only be able to swim at the public beach area of Sumilon Island. Tourists are often misinformed to think that they’ll be able to enjoy the resort services thru these local operators.

Click on the link for your discounted rates on whaleshark watching TRANSFERS and ACTIVITY.

FOOD

I particularly loved the afternoon tea party provided for us by Bluewater Sumilon. It’s also worth mentioning that the food here is simply perfection. From breakfast all the way to the themed dinner parties, everything is delicious! I won’t go technical about this as I’m not into food review but all I know is I left our dining table looking like 4 months pregnant. HAHAHA!

Breakfast buffet: ₱850
Lunch buffet: ₱1,100
Dinner buffet: ₱1,250




Where it all happens…

ROOMS

Bluewater Resort has a total of 30 rooms. We had the deluxe room with 2 queen size beds, a private veranda and my favorite, the very spacious bathroom! I wished it had a tub though but overall, I loved it! Check room rates HERE.



WHAT ELSE TO DO IN BLUEWATER SUMILON?

Most millennial travelers like myself are really into photos. Hashtag #InstagramWorthy! This place is every bit of that. I honestly enjoyed taking snaps more than anything during my stay here. I’ll support this statement by the number of photos I’m uploading for this blog post. Haha! The infinity pool is definitely one of the selling points of this resort. I loved how we almost owned that pool! It provides a great view of the sunrise, too. Other activities like beginner and advanced level trekking and also fish feeding at the lagoon can be enjoyed in the island as well. Too bad we weren’t able to check out the lighthouse.

The Beach

Unlimited photo ops!




Thank you OSAH Backpacks!

Chill Area

Sunset Sessions

Even the sun sets in paradise. <3

Infinity Pool




HOW TO GET THERE?

Though part of Cebu, Sumilon Island is more accessible if you fly to Dumaguete via Cebu Pacific Air. Check lowest rates and flight schedules HERE.

via Cebu

• Go to Cebu South Bus Terminal and get on a bus bound for Liloan, Santander. ₱200/way
• Ask to be dropped off at Bluewater Sumilon at mainland Bancogon. You will be led to the resort’s private port and will be escorted to their jetty bound for Sumilon Island.

via Dumaguete

• Go to Sibulan port either by tricycle or mini-jeepney. It’s a 10-min ride from the airport. ₱12/head
• Once at the port, take the fast craft bound for Liloan. Travel time is 25mins and costs ₱65/head.
• Arriving at Liloan, get on a bus bound for Cebu City via Oslob. Travel time is almost 20mins.
• Ask to be dropped off at Bluewater Sumilon at mainland Bancogon. You will be led to the resort’s private port and will be escorted to their jetty bound for Sumilon Island.

* TIP




The best time to shoot at the infinity pool area is during sunrise! LOOK!

This is GOLD!
Moments I thank God that I’m alive.

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Special thanks to Straightforward for the swim shorts!

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