Sumilon.  I’m back to this paradise for the third time.  With its magnificence, I haved dubbed Sumilon my own island.  There’s nothing like it anywhere in Cebu.  It’s my retreat place – peaceful, relaxing, serene.  I always run out of words when someone asks me to describe the island.

It’s almost at the tip of Cebu, a 3-hour bus ride from the city proper.  In all occasions, we left at 4am via Ceres bus from the South Bus Terminal (I recommend eating breakfast before the trip).  If you’re not sure which bus to take, you can ask ask around or look for the signage, “OSLOB”. You can ask either the bus driver/conductor to drop you by the Sumilon wharf.  Don’t worry, they always remember. 😀

The boat to Sumilon island usually takes 15-20 minutes.  There’s one as early as 7am and 9am.  The following are the schedules from Sumilon to Cebu mainland:

Departure Arrival
9:00am 9:15am
10:30am 10:45am
12:00nn 12:15pm
1:30pm 1:45pm
3:30pm 3:45pm
5:30pm 5:45pm

In all occasions, we took their day tour package.  For P2,000, you can have the island to yourself for a day (see packages below).  If you’re into trekking, I recommend you trek early in the morning when the sun isn’t too hot.  You’ll love the view when you get to the top: you will literally see both Cebu, Sumilon, and Dumaguete all in one place.  Among the other stops are the little lighthouse in the middle of Sumilon and that spot where the shifting sandbar is.

Anyways, you see, I’m already out of words.  It’s best you give this island a visit and I hope my pictures do justice to this less explored paradise. Please scroll down to see more of their packages and pictures.

Some pictures I took several years ago.

PACKAGES (as of August 28, 2011. Prices subject to change without prior notice. Please call their offices for more info.)

Day Tour Package
Php1,500 nett/person (weekdays)
Php2,000 nett/person (weekends and holidays)
-Roundtrip boat transfers
-Island activities*
-Use of resort facilities including beach, infinity pool, picnic grove, payags and shower rooms

Island Discovery
Php 9,500 (twin-sharing)
-Overnight accommodation
-Roundtrip boat transfers
-Fullboard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
-Welcome drinks and island platter
-Complimentary island activities*
-Free use of swimming facilities, open cottages and shower
-Free airport transfers for a minimum of 3 nights stay

Island Hideaway
Php 10,000 (twin-sharing)
-Overnight accommodation & breakfast
-Welcome drinks
-Roundtrip boat transfers
-Romantic dinner with one bottle of wine
-Complimentary one-hour glass bottom ride or hobbiecat ride
-Complimentary island activities*
-Free use of swimming facilities, open cottages and shower
-Free airport transfers for a minimum of 3 nights stay

Island Getaway
(Per person rates)
Single – Php25,000 (Extra night with breakfast – P4,000 nett/room/night)
Twin Sharing – Php17,000 (Extra night with breakfast – P5,000 nett/room/night)
Triple Sharing – Php15,000 (Extra night with breakfast – P6,000 nett/room/night)
-3 days & 2 nights Deluxe room acoommodation
-Fullboard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
-Welcome drinks and island bag
-Free flowing iced tea during meal time & afternoon tea
-Choice of one-hour massage or introductory dive
-Complimentary island activities*
-Free use of swimming facilities, open cottages & shower
-Roundtrip transfers (Mactan/Dumaguete airports to Sumilon Bluewater)

*Complimentary Island Activities:
-island trekking
-fish feeding

Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort
Bangcogon, Oslob, Cebu 6025, Philippines
Contact Numbers: 0917-6317514 0917-6317512

Cebu City Office:
Contact Numbers: (32)412-2436; 0917-6317508

Manila Office:
Room 704 Cityland Herrera Tower
Rufino St, cor Valero St
Salcedo Village, Makati City, Philippines
Contact Numbers: (02)817-5751; (02) 887-1348; (02)893-5391 (fax)