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Sumilon Island: Paradise in Oslob

Sumilon Island is a popular local destination in Oslob, Cebu. It boasts of white powdery white sand beaches, pristine blue waters, and the famous Sumilon Island sandbar.

Sumilon Island is a popular local destination 15-20 minutes off the coast of Oslob in Cebu Province. It boasts of white powdery white sand beaches, pristine blue waters, and the famous Sumilon Island sandbar stretching to about a hundred meters.

Sumilon Island has been protected as a marine sanctuary since 1974 and is the first marine protected area in the Philippines. It is privately owned by Bluewater Island Resort so access is restricted to the sandbar for non-guests. A day on the island with Bluewater Island Resort is priced at P1500 during weekdays and P2000 during weekends. You can spend less if you are only looking to have some fun at the sandbar.

Sumilon Island tour

The diving sites are acclaimed internationally for being home to a wide variety of tropical fish and marine species. These are the four major dive sites on Sumilon Island:

  • Garden Eel Plaza
  • Nikk’s Wall
  • Coral Landscape
  • Julie’s Rock

Sumilon Island activities

Some of the activities when booking a stay at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort include fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, mountain bike riding, and shark feeding.

You can have breakfast, lunch, or a thematic dinner buffet in Pulo Restaurant located inside the resort. They offer special food and beverage packages, as well as room service. Pulo Restaurant is open from 6:00AM to 10:00PM.

You can also pamper yourself by availing of the signature therapies of Amuma Spa. Spa treatments can be carried out in the room accommodation or at the Lagoon Beach Payag.

Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is a 4-star resort that features its own private beach, a freshwater lagoon, outdoor infinity pool, 2 restaurants, glamping tents, beachside cottages, and private villas. It is the only accommodation in Sumilon Island.

Right now, the resort is still undergoing renovations. They are upgrading their facilities such as the Front Office, Luggage Area, Infinity Pool and Pavilion Restaurant. The renovation period will commence on November 1, 2019 with work schedules from 9AM to 5PM daily until the completion of the project which is estimated to be for 6 months.

You can choose from among the resort’s travel packages:
• Island Wanderers
• Unpack and Relax
• Just the Two of Us
• Local
• Last Minute Deals – Book a last minute deal at most 7 days before check-in date to get 20% savings on your room accommodation. All the packages are bookable at

Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort room rates

  • Deluxe Room (Sea View): Php10,500 /night, good for 2pax w/ breakfast
  • Premiere Deluxe: Php10,500 /night, good for 2pax w/ breakfast
  • Glamping Tent: Php11,500 /night, good for 2pax w/ breakfast
  • One-Bedroom Suite: Php18,700 /night, good for 2pax w/ breakfast

How to get to Sumilon Island

  1. Car or taxi – The drive from Cebu City to the ferry to Sumilon Island takes about 3.5 hours.
  2. Bus – Ride a Ceres bus going to Bato Oslob. The bus ride takes about 4 hours. Ask the driver to take you to the Sumilon Island port at Bancogon Oslob.
  3. Ferry from Oslob to Sumilon Island – Sumilon Island is just a short 10-15 minute boat road from Oslob. If you’re not staying overnight on the island, be sure to take a ferry returning to the mainland by 5:00 p.m., which is when the last ferry back to Oslob leaves. Alternatively, you can rent a small pump boat that will take you to the island from the port. The ferry to Sumilon Island runs every 1.5hrs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Their lines are open should you want to send them a message at [email protected] or call them at +6332 353 5578.

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