Sumilon Island is located at the Southeastern tip of the Municipality of Oslob. This island with clear turquoise waters and white sand has an area of 24 hectares.
To go to Sumilon, you can take a public bus from Cebu South Bus Terminal to Oslob. Once in Oslob, you can avail of the day tour package of Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort. The entrance fee is ₱ 1,500 on weekdays and 2,000 on weekends. This includes a lunch buffet, the use of swimming facilities and a round-trip boat ride.
If you’re on a budget trip, there’s also another way to visit Sumilon without spending thousands of pesos. There are other boat rental services in Oslob and if you’re traveling with a group, you can rent one for ₱ 1,500 – 2000 depending on the size of your group. Aside from the boat rental, there’s also an environmental fee of ₱ 50. The island has a marine sanctuary where you can go snorkeling and if you don’t have snorkels, you can rent one for ₱ 100.
If you go with the budget trip, your access is limited to the sandbar and the marine sanctuary. However, you can stay for as long as you like and just tell your boat guide what time you want to be picked up. Take note that there are no food stalls in the island so bring some snacks and water.
You can either swim to the marine sanctuary or ask your boat guide to get you there.
The marine sanctuary has an abundance of both hard and soft corals and different species of fish can also be found here. Remember that we are not supposed to touch nor step on the corals.
A day trip to Sumilon is enough to quench the tropical heat. It’s definitely worth the money!