With over 7,000 islands, beach properties all over the country are bountiful but the development of the islands may vary in design and aesthetics. Cebu is one of the most developed locations that cater to both local and foreign tourists thanks to multiple flights and easy accessibility. These factors have prompted Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort (contact www.bluewatersumilon.com.ph or email at sumilon@bluewater.com.ph ) to develop their beautiful resort in the island in time for the holidays.

Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is located 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 was made a marine sanctuary in 1974 under the guidance of the Siliman University Marine Research Department.

Pristine white sand beaches are situated in different areas of the island.  It’s Sandbar is well known for its changing shapes and shifting locations around the island depending on the season and the more permanent 1 kilometer lagoon beach located in the northern side of the island where guests can lounge in beachside cabanas or take a kayak and explore its natural lagoon and its ancient mangrove forest teeming with fish and 22 endemic bird species.

A visit to Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is like an island adventure. During dives, one will find varied marine species and even occasional sightings of black tip and white tip sharks. The marine sanctuary offers an exquisite diving experience with various tropical fish species, coral formations and even large pelagic fishes that seek sanctuary in the area. On the south side of the island is a lighthouse that rests on a protected tree park, and right beside is a “Baluarte” a relic of the dreaded history of piracy in the south. Built as part of a warning system that runs through the southern towns of Cebu, it is instrumental in warning the townsfolk to imminent attacks by slavers and marauders in the 19th century.

The resort has 31 well-appointed rooms that will surely delight the weary traveler looking for a place to stay in the South of Cebu. The private villas offer a private cliff-side enclave for families seeking complete privacy and relaxation right in the heart of Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort. Designed by the CEO of Bluewater Resorts with its signature contemporary Filipino design, each villa has a floor area of 106 square meters and comes with its own private dipping pool and veranda that offers an almost unimpeded view of the ocean and the rest of the island. Guests may enjoy its amenities that include a mini-bar, Netflix connection, cable television, telephone, hot and cold shower, bathtub, coffee maker, private veranda and its own dipping pool.

The Premier Deluxe and Deluxe rooms are built overlooking the ocean. Designed with the intention to capitalize on the natural beauty of the place, each room offers a panoramic view of the majestic southern Cebu mountain range and the surrounding sea. Each room boasts of an average floor area of 59 square meters it comes equipped with two very comfortable queen sized beds, private veranda with rope swings, beachside hammocks and comes along with other well-appointed amenities like hot and cold showers, cable television, wifi connection, mini-bar and a coffee and tea service.

The resort’s infinity pool is just perfect for those Instagram worthy moments, it is built overlooking the Bohol sea and offers a great view of the South Cebu mountain ranges. The island boasts of a full service restaurant called the Pavillion that serves a delectable selection of local and international cuisine. Located in one of the highest points in the island, its octagonal design and high “Nipa” thatched roofing and open air construction allows diners to have an almost 360 degree view of the area. Pulo, the soon to be opened restaurant located at the lagoon area will cater to the growing number of tourists visiting the island.

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