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Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

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The 24-hectare coral island, located on the Southeastern tip of Cebu, is home to Bluewater Sumilon. Pristine white sand beaches abound. Its sandbar is known for its changing shapes and shifting locations around the island, depending on the season. There is a natural lagoon teeming with high mangroves. On the south side, a lighthouse rests on a protected tree park and a "Baluarte", a 19th century historical watchtower. It is also home to the Philippines' first marine sanctuary.At Bluewater Sumilon, let the islander's easy-going friendliness shine through and keep the pace low-key enough to let you feel pampered.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Diving
Hiking
Snorkeling
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Car hire
Couples massage
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Dining area
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Anthony M wrote a review 3 Feb
8 contributions3 helpful votes
We took one of the clifftop villas, as that seemed better with kids. It comes with a very large bathroom (incl bath) which was great. There are some good options on the island - walk to the sandbar or the lighthouse, paddle kayaks in the lagoon, etc. The weather was lousy the days we stayed sadly, but they can't help that. I chose this resort to be close to the whale sharks in Oslob but note that you need to take their scheduled transfer from the island which can mean a bit of waiting around on either side. It still looked much nicer than any of the Oslob options, from what I could see.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Joseph wrote a review Jan 2023
Marikina14 contributions19 helpful votes
Everything about the resort is amazing except for one thing which I'll get to later. Service -- Excellent. Staff was courteous and helpful. Everyone greets you with a smile and a "good morning / evening" while walking around the island. Rooms -- Great. Spacious, clean and A/C was excellent in our room. We did have an issue with the A/C in one room breaking down on our last night. Staff offered immediate solution and they did manage to fix it in a few hours. Amenities -- Fine. There's a nice infinity pool, a kiddie pool, a sandbar, lagoon for kayaking, and a hiking/biking trail. Pools are well-maintained and there are lifeguards at all times to ensure safety. The hiking trail is recommended for people with enough stamina to explore. Food -- Average. Quite pricey for a local traveler as the food appears to be priced for foreign tourists. Taste is alright but the price and portion isn't justified in my opinion. An ala carte meal averages about 400-600 PHP which is about three times more expensive than having the same meals on the mainland. Luckily, the stay did come with a buffet breakfast where you can get back some value at least.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Jinky L wrote a review Jan 2023
manila344 contributions188 helpful votes
We chose this resort because of its proximity to the Oslob whaleshark tours We took the 30-minute ferry from Dumaguete at 6:30 am, swam with the whale sharks and visited Tumalog fallls all morning, and were on the boat to Sumilon by 1pm. Made up of only 31 villas, all with water views, it is indeed a beautiful resort. We stayed 5 nights. The premiere villa I shared with my husband had a smart TV, but our children’s villa only had a regular TV with cable. The beds were comfortable and the air conditioning very cold, and therefore sleep quality was good, but it would have been nice to have a duvet. Only 2 bottles of water were provided per day. The toiletries were of such poor quality that we had to take the boat back into town the next day to buy supplies of shampoo and conditioner, 10-liter jugs of water, and snacks like chips and chocolate. Only 1 restaurant was open during our stay. The breakfast buffet was delicious and plentiful. For lunch and dinner, we always went ala carte, and the best dishes are the grilled stuffed squid and beef bulgogi. Special mention must be made of waiter William, who is the most efficient, and really goes out of his way to please you. Our days were spent snorkeling at the sandbar and the beach in front of the restaurant, and we all had a lovely stay at Bluewater Sumilon. We will probably go back if and when all the villas are equipped with smart TV’s, and not just the premier villas.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Waldemar S wrote a review Dec 2022
Radstadt, Austria10 contributions9 helpful votes
Counting hours to check out. Disapointing experience While the resort is located on beautiful island and quite pricy, it does not offer a service matching the expectations. - I booked scuba diving and received email with confirmation. Sadly, nobody seemed to be aware of our booking; diving center kept saying „no diving” or „dive guide not on the island”; it’s only after long discussion with the front tmdesk, when they suddenly found a dive guide and we could do a dive (ofshore only as „the boat was not ready”) - we needed to ask for housekeeping to clean our room (we did not have a toilet paper even) and the remaind few times about the request as the cleaner was not showing up for long time - there is not much to do on the island if there is raining. Worst part is, that those few activities (kayaking at the lagoon, pools, tables in the only restaurant…) are daily crowded by the external guests coming for daily visit to the island. So, the resort is not bale to provide any activities, but makes it hard to use those, which do exist on the island - I do not know how to describe the food :( No vegetables served for breakfast, squids coming not cleaned or underdone; we basically ate pizza all the time - the stuff is friendly, but visibly lacks good management and coordination; The idea of christmas dinner on the beach, under the stars seems good… Well, not if its windy and rainy all the time (which is the reason resort cancelled divings, trips etc). Our child spent xmass eve covered with the towel to protect from cold… Resort awaits good management and more reasonable approach to accepting guests for daily visits - then it can be good place in the future. For now - better to avoid and go somewhere else.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Avoid - there are mutliple places in the region where You can get better service for this price
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WunderSnuff wrote a review Dec 2022
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions15 helpful votes
Decent rooms however overall experience was a big let down by the restaurant. Food quality in particular ala carte options) were subpar and overpriced. Buffet dinner was the other cheaper/value for money option; sadly dishes were all gone an hour into dining and refills were extremely slow to come. For 1,200pesos while cheap, be prepared to not eat your fill if you arrive late (i.e 7pm ha!). Service at restaurant was also sorely lacking with a request for hot drinking water missed twice. Bewarned and come prepared to 'diet' if staying for a week.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Zelzon01 wrote a review Dec 2022
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Check in experience is fine though you need to wait for the schedule of the boat from the mainland. We took the 2pm so we still had time of dropping by Tumalog Falls. When we reach the island , everything is ready and the staff just handed our room key. Room is nice with such beatiful lay out. Rest room is huge and hammock in our room is so relaxing. Staff are warm with positive service attitude. Would like to thank Mhar for some information about the things to do. Food is reasonable considering that its an island.Well i saw a review here comparing the resort to others in the mainland.I cant compare because Sumilon is an Island resort. Overall i would rate my experience 4 over 5.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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XPAC M wrote a review Nov 2022
Cebu City, Philippines4 contributions3 helpful votes
Beach is nice. The sea is so clear. When you go to the sandbar during weekends, a lot of people (outsiders, not in-house guests) will be there. Restaurant is so far from the premiere rooms. Very convenient, good thing there's room service. Very few food selection, yet very pricey. Bilao (they call it boodle fight) costs 3k. Ala carte breakfast costs 510. Soda in can costs 215. Food menu starts at 400php until yeah 3k. It's fine if the price is that high but geez the serving is so small lol. 600+ for a 4pc of meat for their humba. I mean? Really??? Front desk is so far from the rooms too. The only good thing about the resort are the staff. Very hospitable and friendly. I am just shocked as the food prices because this resort is only tagged as 3 stars. Other 5 stars resorts eg. Dusit, Jpark, Shangrila etc. does not have this high price of a food menu. Theirs are reasonable enough. Will recommend this resort but will give a heads up about the food price. Imagine? 15k for just 3D and 2N stay with 2 adults and 2 kids. *shake costs 350 *fries costs 310 lol
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Date of stay: November 2022
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RusselD wrote a review Oct 2022
Cebu City, Philippines2 contributions
We have the most amazing experience in the island during our last trip. it was worth the 4 hours travel from the City. the island is so beautiful that i felt like not leaving. people are very warm and always willing to help. this place is truly a perfect getaway.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: bring you best swimming suite
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neoindiana wrote a review Oct 2022
Singapore, Singapore39 contributions6 helpful votes
Infinity pool was nice. The sea was gorgeous blue and i could see reef sharks im the front of my room. Service provided however can be improved. I booked via their website for premier deluxe room. Inclusions included bluewater coolers, celebration cake, 500php off dinner bill, 20% off spa. I didnt get first 2 items and since i am.not very particular about such details, i let it slide. When i check out, i saw my dinn erbill was charged the full bill without 500 php off and my spa didnt have 20% off. The staff only corrected the mistake after i asked about it. Room supposedly comes with 2 complimentary bottles of water but i only saw one. Had to call housekeeping to deliver another. And any extra water after that was 100php per bottle so do bring your own water. There were a lot of mosquitoes so dont even bother trying the trek routes. The routes have no signage and it's really a forest in there.. Which i guess preserves nature but u won't want to enter unless u are covered with DEET from head to toe. I got bitten even after spraying lavishly with repellent. Food is average. Breakfast mains was good but only one portion per pax, only the bread and fruits were endless supply. In summary, i enjoyed my one night there, but i prob won't stay there ever again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring own water. Check bill when u check out
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Oliver wrote a review Aug 2022
Paris, France12 contributions3 helpful votes
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An exceptional resort in a fantastic marine sanctuary. I stayed 4 days in this Splendid property, and was absolutely delighted. Crystal clear water that lets you enjoy the outstanding sea life, fishes crabs and cute baby sharks. The sand bar is very enjoyable, (when the day tourers are gone^^) in stayed the one bedroom villa « lumod » that was very comfortable, great wifi connectivity all around the island ! Island is never crowded, not too many people, which is perfect to relax and enjoy the scenery :) The restaurant/ room service serves great food! Not a lot of choice, but very good quality. I had the opportunity to dive 15 meters in this Astonishing coral reef , and in the marine sanctuary, it was a fabulous experience ! Thank you Rowel :) Great and helpful staff. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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PRICE RANGE
US$140 - US$236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sumilon bluewater island hotel sumilon island
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PhilippinesVisayasCebu IslandSumilon Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Tumalog Falls (6.1 km) and Sumilon Island (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chez Tonton, La Terrasse, and Caferoniq.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Does Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.