The Legend of SUMILON Island
When I was in Moalboal, I heard stories about an island off the South Eastern Coast of Cebu.
I was told it is a romantic, back-to-nature island escape, and that it has a lush forest, white sand beaches and good food.
It is called SUMILON Island.
(It takes its name from being a storm shelter for fishermen, where they can take cover - sumilong - from strong typhoons.)
Since then, I've always wanted to experience it with Rache; and that dream came true last January, together with awesome company.
Here is a glimpse of our memorable Sumilon Island experience...
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Sumilon is located 3 hours away from Cebu, in the town of Oslob. (Read: History of Sumilon)
The banca named Izara picks you up at the Puerto Sumilon port. (Boat Transfers Schedule)
Welcome to SUMILON Island
(Check out In-Room Dining Menu)
Although the rooms have this old-school feel, they are well-maintained.
An inviting infinity pool overlooking Oslob welcomes you to jump in. (Pool Guidelines)
(Tip: It's not heated, unfortunately, and it can get cold at night.)
The SUMILON Hike
You can go underwater for a closer look. (Photo by Aman) (Aquamania Diving Rates)
Plus, Wireless Internet is available in the main dining pavilion. :)
It would be nice if the rooms were upgraded with bathtubs, and the cliff-side villas were added with their own private infinity pool. But even without those, Sumilon already has a lot to offer.
BLUEWATER SUMILON BEACH RESORT
Sumilon Island, Bancogon, Oslob, Cebu Philippines 6025
Telephone: +6332 481-0801, 516-7236
Mobile: +63917 631-7514, +63 917 631-7512
Manila Sales Office:
Rm. 704 Cityland Herrera Tower Rufino cor. Valero Sts. Salcedo Village, Makati City
Telephone: +632 817-5751 / 887-1348
Full-Board Accommodation Package starts at P15,000 net per night.
Day Trip Packages are also available (especially when you visit Butanding Watching in Oslob).
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Live an Awesome Life,
Full Disclosure: This is a personal trip hosted by Julie and Vic, Managing Partners of Bluewater Resorts, to showcase Cebu to their Manila-based friends.
P.S. Tip: From Manila, fly to Cebu and go on a 3-hour drive to Oslob. Afterwards, I recommend that you go via Dumaguete back to Manila. Don't forget to buy one of the BEST Sansrivals in Dumaguete as pasalubong.