Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort: A day in Paradise – Price Update 2018

Gaining popularity in the Philippines nowadays is the southern part of Cebu. This is not only because of whale shark watching and canyoneering but also because of the island paradise of Sumilon, which belongs to the municipality of Oslob, Cebu.
 
One not so sunny day in July of this year, I was able to experience and explore a high-end beach resort on the island – Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort.
 
HOW TO GET THERE
 
I am from Luzon so I had to fly from Manila.
 
Since my itinerary for the whole trip included Mactan Island and Cebu City, I flew to Mactan International Airport.
 
From Mactan Island, where I stayed with relatives, I took a cab to Cebu South Bus Terminal. This is the terminal to go to if you are headed to well-known tourist destinations in Southern Cebu, which includes Badian, Moalboal and of course to Oslob. The daily bus schedule starts as early as 4:00 a.m. and buses leave the terminal every 30 minutes.
 
Tell the bus conductor to drop you off at Bancogon Port or simply at Bluewater Sumilon.
 
Arrival
 
The bus ride to Oslob took me around 3.5 hours.
Upon arrival at Bancogon (Mainland Cebu) in Oslob, I was greeted with welcome drinks and warm smiles from their staff.
 
To get to the island, Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort has its own boat transfer arrangement, which can be booked privately or by sticking to their complimentary boat transfer schedule. See photo below:
 
They strictly follow the schedule and since I was a bit late for the 8:00 a.m. schedule, I took the next one.
 
15 minutes of boat ride and I arrived on the island.
 
A look inside their Villas
 
I actually came to the island for an ocular visit and Ms. Evianne, Bluwater’s Assistant Manager, was very accommodating that she even showed me the inside of one of their villas. As stated above, the photos of the accommodation belong to their website and I asked permission to grab them since I was just on day tour.
 
They have 4 different types of accommodation:
 
  
Deluxe
Premier Deluxe
One Bedroom Villa
 Family Villa
 
Day Tour
 
For a day tour of the island, there is a lot of fun-filled activities you can do to make the most out of your stay.
 
Here are the inclusions of the said tour (2018 Update)
 
Rates and Package Inclusions:
PhP 2,000 nett per person (Mondays to Fridays)
Php 2,500 nett per person (Saturdays to Sundays and Holidays) 
– Free roundtrip boat transfers 
– Welcome drinks and free use of parking area at the mainland
– Lunch buffet at Pulo Restaurant with complimentary soda or iced tea
– Use of mask, snorkel, beach towel
– Use of the lagoon swimming pool, beach, and shower rooms
– Use of payag, kiddie park and sun beds. 
– Island Adventure Activities (Trekking, Fishing at the lagoon Fish feeding, Kayaking and Pedal Boating)
 
Here are some of the photos I personally took that day:
 
The view of Sumilon Island from Mainland Oslob
 
Bridge to the boat taking guests to the island
 
 Hammock
 
Natural lagoon surrounded with mangroves
 
Beautiful corals fill the island’s shoreline
 
Trekking route to the famous sand bar
 
 Yamashita Cave
 
Kayak on the natural lagoon
 
Pool with Sea View
 
The sandbar is accessible to all tourists even to non-guests of the resort.
 
GLAMPING NO MORE
 
When I recently asked Ms. Rose of Bluewater’s Reservation Team if I can grab some of the photos from their website, she then informed me that the glamp tents I saw during my visit were already gone. She told me that the area that used to be a glamping (Glamour Camping) site will be used for a new facility for the guests. Surely, it is something to look forward to.
 
The old Glamping Area
 
Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort
Sumilon Island, Bancogon, Oslob,
Cebu, Philippines 6025
 
Disclaimer: Villa and boat transfer schedule photos from Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort’s website are used with permission.
 
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