It was after a bloody long week of final exams when I finally had a moment by the beach on our Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort excursion on the 2nd of April. I had a great time, though it would be more great if my monthly visit didn’t fall on the same day. It was so hassle, so painful but no worries because I had fun. Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is located on serene Sumilon Island. It is located on the Southeastern tip of Cebu’s mainland. The island has an area of 24-hectares and is surrounded with a sparkling, clean water.
Left Cebu at around 3 o’clock in the morning. We were planning on a much earlier time for us to witness the sunrise in Bancogon, but time didn’t allow us to be there on the exact time we were aiming. However, we were still thankful for the 6:30 am sunrise. (Note: Travel time from the South bus terminal to Bancogon (Bancogon is located in Oslob, Cebu) is approximately 4-hours). While waiting for the 8am boat transfer, lucky enough we had all the time to spoil ourselves with the tranquil place by the beach and the gorgeous sun rising. It’s always a fascinating experience to witness both sunrise and sunset.
HOW TO GET THERE
From South Bus Terminal → Look for a bus that would take you to Oslob.
We took the non-airconditioned bus, the fare is Php 150 (For students, bring your ID for a Php30 discount). I’m not sure about the fare for airconditioned buses.
Make sure to ask for the “konduktor” (someone who collects the money) to drop you off to Bancogon.
Upon reaching Bancogon → next point is the Bluewater Sumilon’s guest area. In here, guests wait for the boat that will bring people to the island. Below is the boat transfer and trekking schedules.
Used to just pass by in the area, didn’t know this place could be so relaxing. Well, the 4-hour drive was worth it. Riding the bus, sitting on the window seat with the blue & pink hues of the sunrise is the most uplifting moments when travelling, for me. I was with my phone listening to music and the surreal feels just keeps on coming, as if I’m making my own music video lol. I always try not to blab so much, but I just can’t stop my hands from typing. Hope you’re still enjoying it though. More photos below.
Here (above and below) are some of the photos that Christy of Talk About Cebu took for me. Thank you, Christy!
These two photos are my favorites. These are taken with my Samsung digital camera, thought it can’t be trusted but however it gave me a very satisfying results. I’ve taken quite a lot of photos that it led me to having a full memory cards and empty batteries — not bad .
That island you see from the photo above is the Sumilon Island. You may notice it looks a little bit far but it’s actually just a few minute boat ride. Happy I got to spend an ideal time for sunrise in the mainland as I get to set foot in the island with a happy heart. By 8am, boats already started to operate.
After a few minutes of inhaling the salty taste of the sea, we finally made it to Sumilon Island safe and sound. It was my first time in the island, to think I can never afford their rates lol. Let’s talk about it later, okay? Haha. As there are a lot of things to enjoy when in Sumilon, one of which is that photo below; Sumilon’s scenic and very much instagram worthy spots. I really enjoyed every corners of everywhere that I took several photos I do not know where to put, hmmm.
The island is very much abundant with its natural beauty and eco-friendly surroundings. That’s one thing you should consider when visiting places especially during summer. This, however, is a proof that they’re taking good care of its ecological bid. The heat was too unbearable, good thing we were covered by the trees.
And then I saw this spot, very dainty. I was once dreaming of a place away from worries, then suddenly it happened. Lunch was served on that area (below and above photos), well, I wish my everyday meal will be as ravishing as the kind of view you see — I wish. If you’re going to ask me about the food, it was luscious.
Who wouldn’t love this kind of crystal clear water, ooh, the infinity pool too. I suddenly fell in love with the place just to be honest. All I did was to take photos of every corner until my camera’s battery died. Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort has a variety of fun activities to offer. You can try their day trek, lagoon, spa, white sandbar (which is actually a public area so anyone can try it aswell) and their food buffet. I was honestly unsatisfied with the servings of their food since I’m not really a fan of a really small serving dish. But since their food was delicious, I’d give a 7/10. Well I guess I just needed more plate? lol. Listening to the chilly sound of the waves might just be a peek on what you will experience in the island. Living there for a day just made my heart swell with full of gratitude and contentment. It was a great one to have experienced a paradise even just for a day. If ever you’re planning to go on a trip to Bluewater Sumilon, see rates below.
DAY USE PACKAGE
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