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 that occupies the island, offers exciting water activities like scuba diving, kayaking, and many more.
6. The Caves
One of Sumilon Island’s many attractions is their natural caves. The most popular one is the Yamashita Cave which can be found near the start of the Sumilon trail.
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 watchtower. Locals 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!