Having my entire team in Cebu has its perks and one of those is being able to visit different beautiful resorts around Cebu. During my latest trip, we had our team building at the Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort. Sumilon is an island about 2 1/2 hrs drive south from Cebu City with a 15-min boat ride from the mainland. The island is the first marine protected area in the Philippines and was made a fish sanctuary in 1974 under the guidance of Siliman University Marine Reserve. Since Bluewater is the resort located in the island, one can enjoy the many beauties that the island has to offer when you check in with them.
One of the main features of the resort is the shifting sandbar. It changes its shape and location depending on the time and season.
The resort offers different activities without extra charges so you can go snorkeling just within meters from the shores. You can also go swimming in their infinity pool, kayaking and trekking. We trekked up the trail and reached the lighthouse and the ruins of the baluarte. It was a day full of games, laughs and adventures. Sumilon is a place that you can just visit to have a fun and relaxing day.
The infinity pool offers a view of the vast blue ocean. It is a good spot for a relaxing dip in the afternoon heat.
There is a lagoon that is a nice place for a kayak or to just imagine a crocodile snapping its jaw at you. :p
Going up the trail to the lighthouse, you will be pleasantly surprised to see the great view of the island with the lagoon and the ocean separated by the picnic grounds.
Enjoying an afternoon of peace having a siesta at the hammock. There are a lot of these cozy hammocks around the island.
If adventure is not your cup of tea, you can still enjoy your stay reading a book with the sound of the ocean waves in the background. Although their selection is sort of outdated, there are a lot of different genres to choose from. So if you forgot to bring a book, you can grab one from their library.
Grabbing some cookies from their souvenir shop will surely make the people waiting for you at home enjoy some of Sumilon’s best as well 🙂
Being a beach lover myself, I definitely had fun at Sumilon. The Philippines’ beaches are really the best! 🙂