Here’s Your Ultimate Guide to Sumilon Island

This island is just a few hops away from Oslob, Cebu!

One of the top most visited vacation sites in Cebu is Sumilon Island due to it being a tropical paradise filled with wondrous underwater scenic views.

Sumilon Sand Bar

Surrounded by turquoise blue waters, the Sumilon Sand Bar is a white sand beach that you can enjoy all day since it is accessible and could not be affected by the tides. It is also a great spot for snorkeling so don’t forget to bring your gears.

There may be environmental fees ranging from Php 50.00 to Php 100.00. In order to reach the island, you can hire a boat for the price of Php 1,500.00 and it’s great for groups for you to divide the cost.

Whale Shark Watching

Sumilon Island is in Oslob which makes it a hub for whale shark watching. You can swim side by side with these gentle giants and the best part is, you don’t have to be an expert diver to do so. There are diving courses and packages that you can avail for you to enjoy a day with the whale sharks.

Glamping at Bluewater Sumilon

Planning to camp at the beach? Then the Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is the place to be! Aside from their prestigious glamping accommodation, they also offer other services and tours for you to discover the beautiful areas of Sumilon Island.



  • Deluxe Room – Php 15,000.00 (good for 2 persons)
  • Premier Deluxe Room – Php 16,800.00 (good for 2 persons)
  • One Bedroom Villa – Php 21,000.00 (good for 2 persons)
  • Two-Bedroom Villa – Php 36,000.00 (good for 4 persons)
  • Extra Person – Php 4,900.00



Exact Location: Sumilon Island, Oslob, Southern Cebu, Philippines

  • BY COMMUTE: From the South Bus Terminal, take a Ceres bus heading to “Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort”. All buses bound for Oslob operate 24/7. Inform the driver to drop you off at the main Whale Shark activity site or to the resort you’re heading to.
  • BY CAR: Navigate via Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort”.

Dive Site Hopping Around Sumilon

There are several dive sites around Sumilon Island that boast different underwater views, coral reefs, and sea creatures. You can book an entire diving tour where the organizer will take you to the spots for the entire day to snorkel, scuba dive, and even freedive.

Trekking at Tumalog Falls

Although not necessarily in Sumilon Island, this breathtaking waterfalls should always be a part of your bucket list every time you hit Oslob, Cebu. With its beautiful and natural cascading waters, you’d feel like you’re in a movie. However, be careful on the way up since the path towards it is steep and slippery; nevertheless, the view awaiting you is worth every stride and sweat.

So, Sugboanons, have you been to Sumilon? Then, share your Sumilon Island experience with us!

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