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April 30, 2012

Sumilon, Oslob: Do-It-Yourself Travel Guide (Part 2)

April 30, 2012

Sumilon, Oslob: Do-It-Yourself Travel Guide (Part 2)

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4. Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

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It is recommended to visit Bluewater Sumilon Island either on a day trip or overnight to fully experience what southeast of Cebu has to offer. 

Bluewater Sumilon Daytrip package (P1,500-weekday, P2,000-weekend per head) includes lunch, boat transfers, use of swimming facilities and island activities like kayaking, trekking and snorkeling. 

Here are tips and recommendations if you decide to experience the island...

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You have to sync your itinerary with the boat transfer schedule to the island.

Mainland to Sumilon Island Boat Transfers:
(7:00am, 9.30am, 11.00am, 12.30pm, 200pm, and 4.30pm -last trip)

Sumilon Island to Mainland Boat Transfers:
(9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00nn, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, and 5.30pm - last trip)

A special trip is charged P1,000 per trip.  

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You can decide to have a nice Cebu breakfast also on the island.

Here is the Bluewater Sumilon Ala Carte Menu and the Drinks Menu

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The infinity pool is really cool with a nice view of the sea and the southeastern coast of Cebu.  

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The best part is swimming in the white sand bar beach or snorkeling in the marine protected area.

Read this: The Legend of Sumilon Island

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You can sunbathe in style if you are looking for a nice summer tan.

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(Photo by Edmund Macaso)

Kayaking in the natural lagoon is also a very relaxing fun activity. 

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You can also trek around the island for 30-45 minutes. 

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Tip: there's a nice photo op area going to the southern tip of the island. 

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(Photo by Edmund Macaso)

The main highlight of the trek, is going to the rocketship lighthouse where you can climb and see the view of the entire island. 

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Saturday Anticipated Mass is usually held every 5.00pm usually in the grotto area.

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(Photo by Letty Laurel)

If you decide to go on overnight, the sunset is best enjoyed in the sunbar area.

Bluewater Sumilon Glamping package starts at P9,500 nett and 3days & 2 nights package starts at P15,000 nett/person. Check out the Bluewater Sumilon website for updated packages. 

Tip: You can go on a sunset cruise around the island for P2,000.

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I would look forward to the "happy hour" in Sumilon Island where intimate stories are shared.

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The best part of spending a night is Sumilon Island is the romantic sandbar dinner (usually on a Saturday night). 

5. Oslob to Dumaguete

I would recommend that you exit via Dumaguete which is nearer and more fun than going back via Cebu Airport. 

Here are some tips if you decide to go back to Manila via Dumaguete:

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You travel to Lilo-an port in Santander, Cebu which is 15 minutes from Oslob. There are two boat options -- riding a pump boat or via the fast craft

Both are non-airconditioned and their travel time to Dumaguete is the same around 20mins. The boat leaves every hour from 4.00am to 5.00pm.

Tip: It is best to just take the first boat out (either pumpboat or fastcraft) when you arrive in Lilo-an port.

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We decided to ride the pumpboat with a boat fare of P35/head and P2/head terminal fee. 

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The boat leaves on time but take note that the time in the pumpboat wharf is advanced by 15 minutes. 

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The pumpboat could get crowded, so make sure that you secure your valuables. 

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Once you arrive in the Sibulan Port in Dumaguete, the airport is just 15 minutes away.

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The only thing is there are limited flight schedules out of the Dumaguete airport. 

Tip: We would often check in 2 hours before the flight to avoid the check-in traffic and to have a very relaxing foot massage from the Blind masseurs. 

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Full Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. We paid for our meals and travel expenses to Sumilon Island in Oslob.

P.S. Thank you to the attendees of the first ever George Tapan Workshop in Sumilon Island, Oslob! 

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