21 Reasons to Drop Everything and Visit Sumilon Island Right Now

This week, TheCebuano puts the spotlight on the mesmerizing island of Sumilon.  Sumilon is a 24-hectare coral island in the southern municipality of Oslob. Despite its location and distance from Cebu City, the island is considered one of Cebu’s most popular and most exciting tourist destinations.

So, without further ado, here are twenty-one awesome reasons why you should drop whatever you’re doing right now, pack your bags, and head straight to the beautiful island of Sumilon.


1. The Scenic Route

Cebu’s South National Road has breathtaking coastal views and some of Cebu’s most impressive road-side architectural wonders.


2. The Boat Transfer

The trip from mainland Cebu to Sumilon is short and quick, but the experience is something you’ll never soon forget.


3. The Jetty

I’m sure you won’t check out Sumilon without a camera. Well, this right here is the perfect selfie spot. Go ahead and start snapping!


4. The View

Clear blue skies and crystal clear turquoise waters. Basically two things you need in your life right now.


5. The Water Activities

The Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort, a private resort which occupies the island, offers exciting water activities like scuba diving, kayaking, and many more.


6. The Caves

One of Sumilon Island’s many attractions are their natural caves. The most popular one is the Yamashita Cave which can be found near the start of the Sumilon trail.


7. Glamping

Are you the adventurous type? Sumilon has a glamorous camping site for you!


8. The Accommodation

Nothing is more awesome than excellent accommodation when you’re on vacation. Just take a look at that!


9. The Villas

If you want your very own nook with an excellent view of both the lagoon and the ocean, the villas are perfect for you.


10. The Food/Resto

Mouth-watering and well-thought-out, Sumilon’s menu never fails to impress.


11. The Lighthouse

Sumilon Island’s modern lighthouse gives you a fantastic 360° view of the whole coral island.


12. The Baluarte Ruins

Next to the lighthouse are the ruins of a 19th-century watchtowerLocals used it to warn the village of approaching marauders.


13. Peace, Quiet and Relaxation

Take lazy afternoon naps in a hammock or read a book in the shade. You’re your own boss.


14. The Wildlife

If you’re sharp-eyed, you can see these huge bats resting in the trees. And if you’re lucky, you’ll see a huge family of geckos in a hole on the ground.


15. The Coastal Trail

The Sumilon Trail lets you have a closer look at the island as well as connect with it on a more personal level.


16. The Woods

Fancy long walks? The trail will take you through Sumilon’s magnificent protected forest. We assure you, there’s a lot of interesting things to see.


17. The Pocket Beaches

Scattered all over the island are pocket beaches that you can basically hog the whole day. Go ahead, there’s enough for everyone.


18. The Great Beach

The island’s main beach is peaceful and unspoiled. Perfect for long walks and beach-combing.


19. The Lagoon

Sumilon Island’s natural lagoon is perfect for an afternoon of fish-feeding and kayaking.


20. The Sandbar

Sumilon Island’s shifting sandbar makes every visit unique and special.


21. The Infinity Pool

Now imagine just swimming the afternoon away while taking in the wonderful view. Ah, the good life.



 Have you been to Sumilon Island? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below!

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