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Sumilon Island

Sumilon Island

Sumilon Island is one of Oslob's best treasures. It is a stunning but tiny island with crystal-clear waters. It is just a short boat ride from the Oslob mainland in Cebu. The island is the Philippines' first underwater protected area, having been a marine sanctuary since 1974. It's no joke that there's a plethora of sea species swimming in the island's waters.

Sumilon Island's sandbar is undoubtedly the island's most famous attraction. Exploring the sandbar is also one of the top things to do in Cebu. The shape of the sandbar varies depending on the season, time of day, and temperature. On the island, there are a few other areas to visit, including a natural lagoon with mangroves and a pristine lake.

How to get there

Sumilon Island is just a 10- to 15-minute boat ride away from the Oslob mainland. You can rent a small pump boat from the port that will take you to the island.

Best time to visit

It's highly recommended to visit during the summer season in the Philippines, which generally starts in March and ends in the first weeks of June. 

Entrance fee

There is a minimal entrance fee to this attraction.

Frequently asked questions

Are there accommodations at Sumilon Island?

Yes, there is. Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort is the name of the resort. It is a 4-star resort with comfortable cottages that have WiFi, a desk, hot showers, a TV, and lovely decor. Guests can enjoy massages or sports such as swimming, snorkeling, and diving, and you can also see the dolphins and sharks from your cottage with an ocean view.

For a convenient and hassle-free experience, you can book a Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort package.

What are the dive sites in Sumilon Island?

Sumilon Island has four main dive sites: Nikki's Wall, Coral Landscape, Garden Eel Plaza, and Julie's Rock.

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