The tranquil 4-star Bluewater Sumilon is a relaxing resort on an island paradise just off the southeastern tip of the Philippines mainland. It’s only 24 hectares in size making it in intimate destination; one that’s completely surrounded by beautiful crystal-clear turquoise waters. It’s the perfect place for a honeymoon or a special holiday, and to get here, you need to fly to Cebu City on the mainland and then take a boat taxi transfer to the island.
For the full island-paradise holiday experience, a Sumilon massage at the resort spa will certainly help eliminate any aches and pains.
There are so many options to choose from depending on the reason for your holiday – from deluxe rooms and honeymoon suites through to family villas. Somewhere in between are premier deluxe rooms which have a private veranda with a seating area and ocean views. For something a bit different, why not book into the on-site glamping tent? It’s the perfect eco-holiday option, has two proper beds, its own toilet, a cupboard for your things as well as a campfire.
Why not take an early-morning boat ride to spot dolphins and whales, before lunch on an idyllic 7km wide white sandbar in the middle of the sea, then an afternoon snorkeling session? If that sounds too strenuous, you’ll find sunbeds under traditional bamboo gazebos where you can lounge and stare at the view.
The hotel’s beautiful Pavilion restaurant is a light and airy open-air space set underneath a giant octagonal ‘nipa’ thatched roof. It’s the perfect place for breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking the ocean, and serving international as well as traditional options.