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 ...

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Sumilon Island and Marine Fish Sanctuary News

  • 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!

  • Top Attractions In South Cebu With Travel Guide And 1-day Sample Itinerary

    Top Attractions In South Cebu With Travel Guide And 1-day Sample Itinerary

    So much of what makes Cebu a top destination in the world is its southern part where lies a circus of nature-based entertainment for both tourists and travellers. To name a few, there is the gentle yet ginormous whale sharks that dance along the small waves at the off coast of Oslob, the mountain peaks of Dalaguete and Badian that balance through the beaming vastness of Cebus horizon, and the majestic cascades from the waterfalls of Samboan that trapeze to a hundred feet drop. South Cebu is an extravaganza of natural wonders!

  • Cebu Accommodations An Island Getaway At Bluewater Sumilon

    Cebu Accommodations An Island Getaway At Bluewater Sumilon

    On the first days of December, I was so excited to know I'd be flying to Dumaguete for work. But then it was added it was the people over at Bluewater Sumilon who invited us. I was like, "Sumilon? Isn't that in Cebu?"

  • Sumilon Island Where The Best Moments Are Unplanned

    Sumilon Island Where The Best Moments Are Unplanned

    Truth be told, my traveling style involves a jam-packed itinerary and a stout backpack. My friends know me for packing light and sleeping in tents, asking locals how-to-go places and how-to-speak their local language, napping between bus rides and eating at humble places. Planned tours arent really my cup of tea.