Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort is located on tranquil Sumilon Island. The Island remains as one of Cebu’s best kept secrets and is found on the southeastern tip of the mainland. It is 125 kilometers from Cebu City and is in close proximity to Dumaguete. The island has an area of 24 hectares and is surrounded by crystal clear waters with varying aquamarine hues. It is the first marine protected area in the Philippines and was made a fish sanctuary in 1974 under the guidance of Siliman University Marine Reserve.
During dives, one will find varied marine species and even occasional sightings of black tip sharks. Pristine white sand beaches are situated in different areas in Sumilon.
Its Sandbar is well known for its changing shapes and shifting locations around the island, depending on the season. On the island, there is a natural lagoon teeming with high mangroves. There are also natural caves where fishermen used to seek refuge. On the southside, a lighthouse rests on a protected tree park. Beside it is a â€œBaluarteâ€, a historical watchtower built as part of a warning system to thwart slavers and marauders in the 19th century.
Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort beckons you to indulge in its crystal clear waters and dive into the vibrant sanctuary beneath snorkeling is a great alternative to view aquatic life and is one of the best in the country or, ride a native boat and let the waves and wind take you around the island. Picnic, walk along or take a paddle boat ride at the natural lagoon teeming with high mangroves and experience the translucent feel of a waking dream.
The serenity surrounding tiny Sumilon (meaning “take refuge”) is a graceful invitation to open air seclusion. The island’s breathtaking ocean views, lush tropical environment, and tranquil seas give you the space and peace to unwind. Clear blue waters with varying aquamarine hues, shifting white sands and the popular coral gardens of its marine sanctuary provide that unique ambiance.
The 24-hectare coral island, located on the southeastern tip of Cebu, is home to Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort.
How to get there
There are daily flights between Manila and Cebu City. From Cebu City, guests can take a scenic drive through the southern coastal towns of mainland Cebu. The ride offers glimpses of both Filipino urban and rural life, as well as its historical past that help form the local culture. Once outside the city limits, a relaxing trip begins through a tree-canopied highway with breathtaking views of the eastern seashores.
Amenities & Services:
- Snorkeling Trips with fish feeding
- Scuba Diving Adventure
- Afternoon Tea
- Lounging at the Payag-Payag
- Cave Tours
- Romantic Beach Picnic
- Evening Dinner Parties
- Sunset Picnic on the Water (Subject to weather conditions)
- Fishing in the Lagoon
- Hiking in Sumilon
- Sumilon Island Massage
- Island Hopping Tours
- Scenic Boat Tour around the Island
- Lagoon Paddle Boat Adventure