Sumilon Island (Cebu)

“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.” – Rainer Maria

Approaching Sumilon Island.
Approaching Sumilon Island.

Sumilon is a small island situated at the southeastern tip of the Municipality of Oslob in the province of Cebu. The island has an area of 24 hectares and has crystal-clear aquamarine waters and white sand beaches in different parts of the island. It is a three-hour drive from Cebu City to the municipality of Oslob. During our stay in Oslob, we went to bum around the island’s sandbar after our whale-shark interaction.

 There is a private resort in the island called Bluewater Sumilon that offers high-class services to its guests. A day tour is possible for a rate of 1500Php per head on weekdays and 2,000Php on Holidays/Weekends which includes round trip boat transfers (Bancogon – Sumilon – Bancogon), set of lunch, island activities such as kayaking, trekking, snorkelling plus the use of swimming facilities. You may check it out with http://www.bluewatersumilon.com.ph/

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What if you are on a tight budget and would want to experience Sumilon Island? One may do a “D-I-Y” trip”. One may rent a boat for 1500Php (round trip transfers) to get there. However, since Bluewater Sumilon is a private resort and you would not want to avail of their packages, one can only enjoy the sandbar – located at the back of the island and the only area that’s open to the public. (which I think isn’t bad at all, specially for beach bummers). Good thing is youe can bring your own food.

The travel time from Brgy. Tan-Awan to Sumilon Island by boat is approximately 15-20 minutes only. There is a Php30.00 entrance fee, you have the sandbar, the sand, and the clear turquoise waters all to yourself!

Fun times with friends.
Fun times with friends.

20 thoughts on “Sumilon Island (Cebu)

      1. SIR, HOW MUCH IS THE COST AS OF NOW FOR BOAT FROM OSLOB MAINLAND TO SUMILON ISLAND?
        HOW MANY PAX FOR BIG 1 BOAT IS ALLOWED?
        WE WANT TO GO AT SANDBAR CAUSE THAT THE ONLY BUDGET WE CAN AFFORD..

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      1. Iam haidee f gusto nyo po mag inquire for sumilon contact lng po my # 09235964918/ 09336279538 may boat rental po kami for affordable lng nman kung pwede din po kayo pumunta ng ibang tourist spots my land transportation po kami na e provide sa inyu affordable price lng din

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