There are just some days when you feel like getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life and a perfect way to unwind is a day trip down south of Cebu.
Sumilon Island is a great hideaway to enjoy a nice quick vacation on the beach just three hours away from Cebu City.
Sumilon Island is a coral island off Oslob, Cebu. The island is the first marine protected area in the Philippines because of its rich marine sanctuary and its dive sites. Sumilon Island’s white sandbar is fully exposed during low tide. The white sand underneath the turquoise water is marvelous.
A day trip adventure in Sumilon Island promises a view of the sandbar and sanctuary. Plus, experience enjoyable activities at the Blue Waters Resort. Just a tip, if you’ll go for snorkeling in sanctuary, bring biscuits or bread and feed the fishes so they’ll come to you.
The name Sumilon comes from the Cebuano word “nisilong”, meaning “to seek refuge” because during dangerous weather, fishermen would take refuge and dock on the island. Also, during the Japanese occupation, the Filipinos took refuge in Sumilon.
The island has an area of 24 hectares surrounded by varied shades of blue water. Sumilon Island is a destination not just for local tourists but as well as international tourists who want to experience the beauty of the island’s marine sanctuary.
Various activities you can do in Sumilon Island
- Lighthouse tour
- Cave tour
- Island tour
- Swimming in the infinity pool
- Swimming at the white sandbar
- Nature trekking
- Scuba Diving
How to get to Sumilon Island
Most people who visited these island also visited the whale watching and snorkeling adventure in Tan-awan, Oslob. Usually after swimming with the whale sharks, they’ll rent a boat to take them to the island. It would take approximately just 17 to 20 minutes of travel by a motorized boat from the mainland to Sumilon Island.
What to expect in a day tour? Lots of fun under the sun. A Cebu offers a number of beautiful places to explore and experiences to last a lifetime. If you want entertainment, adventure or educational tours, Cebu is the place for you.
Travel up north or down south, there is just so much to do. New places and adventures are discovered in Cebu every now and then so don’t miss that chance to explore Cebu too. From museums, churches, to heritage sites, whale watching and nature trekking, we have a tour package just right for you.