Sumilon Island and Sanctuary

Oslob, Cebu

Sumilon Island is the name of an island province of Cebu in the Philippines. It is located about 2.5 km off the southeastern coast of the island of Cebu, in the waters of Cebu Strait. The island has an area of approximately 24 hectares and is the municipality of Oslob managed size. The island is privately owned by the Sumilon Bluewater Resorts. The island is also home to the Sumilon Island Marine ...


Sumilon Island and Marine Fish Sanctuary News

  • My Personal Paradise In The Visayas

    My Personal Paradise In The Visayas

    Part One

    Has it really been 12 years since I stayed alone in what's probably the most incredibly beautiful island in the Visayas "Sumilon"

    This place holds so many special firsts for me. This is where I learned how to dive, even before I can swim. Carcar and Oslob is literally a step back in time, the Spanish era to be exact.

    Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is in the southernmost tip of the island of Cebu where the Bohol and Sulu seas converge. The 24-hectare coral island is surrounded by crystal-clear waters and is the site of the first marine protected area in the Philippines, that ...

  • Dolpo Summer Camp 2018: An Educational Bushcraft Workshop

    Dolpo Summer Camp 2018: An Educational Bushcraft Workshop

    Mother Nature provides us with everything we need to survive. All that is required of us is a little bit of resourcefulness and a lot of respect to make use of her gifts. That is the essence of bushcraft, an outdoor discipline about thriving in the natural environment. With bushcraft, you learn to hunt, forage, track, make shelters, navigate, and more using natural resources and rudimentary tools.

  • Extreme South

    Extreme South

    On a sunny Saturday morning, I was lured by the glistening blue waters of Sumilon Island. It was the perfect day for a swim and the rocky beach fronting the rooms was empty. I grabbed my snorkel and headed to the shore, just a few steps away from my private front porch.

    Wearing my red flip flops, green swim shorts, and life jacket (it was required), I started wading in the clear shallow waters. It was so clear I could see my every step. Looking down at my feet, I was carefully watching every tread of my tanned trotter and minding the rocks I stepped on. I was not paying attention to what wa ...

  • Sumilon Island To Limit Tourists To 500 A Day

    Sumilon Island To Limit Tourists To 500 A Day

    The Municipal Government of Oslob in southern Cebu is set to implement new regulations in order to prevent pollution within the sandbar and dive sites in Sumilon Island.

    In a press conference Monday, April 16, Elizabeth Benologa, Oslob tourism officer, said that starting April 17, they will limit tourist visitations within the sandbar area of Sumilon to only 500 tourists per day.

    TBenologa told reporters that limiting the number of tourists on the sandbar is aimed at preventing the accumulation of solid waste there.

    The Municipal Government has also required boat operators who ferry t ...

  • Cebu Island To Be Closed One Week For Cleanup

    Cebu Island To Be Closed One Week For Cleanup

    A popular tourist destination in southern Cebu will be closed for a week.

    Sumilon Island, known for its crystal-clear waters and sandbar, will be shut down from April 10 to 16, said Oslob Mayor Jose Tumulak Jr.

    Tumulak said the first three days will be for a clean-up drive, and the remaining days will serve as downtime for the island.

    "Like humans, nature also needs downtime. It has to rest," said Tumulak.

    The 24-hectare Sumilon is located at the southern tip of Oslob town. It can be reached by a 30-minute boat ride from Tanawan, a barangay on mainland Oslob.

    Tumulak said the cl ...

  • Exploring Cebu: Pescador Island, Badian, Oslob, Sumilon, Simala More

    Here's a short clip on how we spent a 3-day Cebu Getaway with our friends! Featuring the top tourist attractions of Cebu City, Philippines!