Glamping in Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

At the private wharf in Bancogon, Oslob

Last long weekend, I shared a glamping escapade with my travel buddies, Irog and Glen. It was my second time in Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort, but a first for my friends. Last year, it was bad timing for us since we went to Sumilon Island on a rainy day, so we weren't able to explore the island that much. This time around, it was a hot and sunny day - perfect for our well-deserved vacation!

How to go there:

Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is located at the town of Oslob in Southeastern Cebu. It can be reached via a one-hour flight from Manila to Cebu or Dumaguete.

Via Cebu:

(By private transfer)
The most convenient ay to go to Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is via private transfers arranged by the resort. From Mactan International Airport, a scenic three-hour drive will lead you to Brgy. Bancogon in Oslob where Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort's private wharf is located. A pumpboat will charter you to a 15-minute sea transfer to Sumilon Island.

(By public transfer)
From Mactan International Airport, hire a cab to the South Bus Terminal. At the terminal, board a Ceres Bus to Oslob. Tell the driver to drop you off at Puerto Sumilon. From the wharf, the resort's boat is waiting to charter you to the island. Boat transfers are included in the day tour package.

Via Dumaguete:

Head to the port of Ampi in Amlan, Negros Oriental. From there, take a ferry bound to Bato Port in Oslob. A resort representative can pick you up from the port to charter you to Puerto Sumilon where a pumpboat awaits.

Scenic view en route Sumilon Island

At the private wharf, the resort representatives serve a refreshing lemongrass-calamansi drink while waiting for the boat.

En route to Sumilon Island, a picturesque view beckons us. The water is so clear that you will be lured to jump in!

The shifting sand bar

The resort's resident manager, Edison Navas, personally welcomed us at the dock. The beautiful smiles of the staff at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is so heartwarming! We felt at home instantly.

The lagoon
When I was in Sumilon last year, I was with my husband and baby. The weather did not permit us to glamp (glamorous camp). This year, since the weather was fine, we finally had a chance to spend a night in a glamping tent near the lagoon.

Glamping is the best way to commune with nature. Noe need to worry about comfort, as Bluewater Sumilon's glamping tents are state-of-the-art and are furnished with plush beds, an electric fan and an innovative mini bar. Mosquito nets are installed as well as carpet floorings. Indeed, you will feel like you are in a hotel room rather than a tent.

Our glamping tent

The complimentray mini bar

The glamping tents can fit three to four pax comfirtablyAt night, you will hear the sounds of the waves, as well as chirping birds...and geckos! A dedicated camp master was also present during our stay. He will take care of your needs like setting up the bonfire, arranging your island activities and even serving your coffee in the morning!

Our glamping tent also has the best view of the moon at night. 



Sumilon Island, Bancogon, Oslob, 
Cebu, Philippines 6025

Phone: (63 32) 318 3129 / 318 9098
Mobile: 0917 631 7512 / 0999 885 8337

Rm. 704 Cityland Herrera Tower Rufino cor. Valero Sts. Salcedo Village, 
Makati City, Philippines

Phone: (63 2) 817-5751 / 887-1348
Fax: (63 2) 893-5391

CRM Bldg.,  Escario cor. Molave Sts., Lahug, 6000 Cebu City 
Phone: (63 32) 412 2436


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