Sumilon Island Oslob

Oslob has become one of Cebu’s most sought after tourist destinations, thanks to its popular whale shark encounter activities in the area. But this is not the only reason why the small municipality attracts almost hundreds of tourists every day. Oslob is also known to have been blessed by many natural wonders and beauty. One of them is the famous Sumilon Island.

To get to Sumilon, you must hop on a boat from one of Oslob’s many seaside resorts or drop off points. The boatman will take you to Sumilon Island. Best if you are with a group or you find others who are going so that the cost will be shared. The boat ride will be approximately 15 – 20 minutes. On usual days, they waves are calm and quiet.

The Sumilon Sand Bar

Since it is not such a far travel, you will immediately know if you are near the island once you the sparkling white sand bar that stretches out into the ocean greets you. Once you arrive in the island, you can’t help but be mesmerized at its pristine beaches and beautiful azure waters. The island’s white sandbar is arguably one of the most perfect sandbars in the country. The stretch of white sand expands out into the sea.  During high tide, the sandbar would be submerged in the crystal waters but will remain visible at all time.

Sumilon Island is mostly managed and maintained by the Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort. They offer overnight stays and day tour packages at reasonable rates. The resort is also famous for its glamping (glamorous camping) tents that are surprisingly spacious and well furnished. They have various island life activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, island trekking, and fish feeding. Or if you want, you can simply chill at the sandbar until your skin is sun kissed. But unless you would only like to visit the famous Sumilon Sandbar for a short period like many tourists do, you can just pay the resort a small fee for the entrance. Also, make sure to bring your own food if you don’t have plans to eat a buffet lunch at the resort

The best time to visit the island is in the morning. Take your time sun bathing in the sandbar while enjoying its majestic view. You can also swim into the ocean and dive into the sea floor where colorful fishes and corals will greet you.

You should never miss the opportunity to visit Sumilon when you drop by Oslob. Aside from the Whale Shark encounter, Sumilon’s charm will surely make the trip remarkable. Book