Bancogon, Oslob Cebu – Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort was the ultimate paradise I wish I could wake up to every day of my life. This beautiful island is situated off the South Eastern Coast of Cebu and surrounded by the lush greeneries of the forest and big splashing waves of the cerulean sea. It was a momentary sweet escape for me, a rare chance to cheerily flee away from the chaos of life, even for a short while.
For a couple of weeks now, I haven’t gripped a pen nor opened a notepad to write about something. The past couple of weeks as well were very tedious and grueling, to say the least. Something that I could do for myself was to have a quick getaway to refresh the momentum, to fuel the fire to the remaining months where I’d have to struggle.
This is a travel diary, so I suppose I am allowed to get melodramatic, right? 😉
Bluewater Sumilon is the epitome of perfect paradise
Breathing in the air and gazing upon the wide, open sea and its gleaming blue green colors made me feel alive in an instant. At that moment, I’d decided to finally throw all the cautions in the wind and let myself live in the moment.
For the start of our trip, we set foot as early as 2 a.m. to catch the Ceres bus en route to Bancogon, Oslob. Though there was a bit of a delay, we were still able to catch the magnificent rays of the sunrise greeting us over the horizons.
Caught the beautiful sunrise just as we went down the pathway towards Bluewater Sumilon.
Once there, we waited for the 8 a.m. boat schedule to take us from the mainland to the island itself since we arrived at the destination two hours earlier. Here’s the boat schedule for Bluewater Sumilon.
The dock on the mainland. It was still so early, so we maximized our time by taking pictures of one another. Hello to Lou of Wander Soul!
The place itself will make you fall in love more with the wonders of nature. Bluewater Sumilon is an island with a very vast area enough for an entire day of excursion. The day tour rate is already inclusive of lunch buffet, plus other activities like use of the swimming pool, trekking, or snorkeling.
Upon docking over the shifting sandbar, I was immediately fascinated by the blue-green waters surrounding it. One side of the sandbar faces another nearby island, and the other faces a marine sanctuary housing many colorful corals, wherein most of it were unfortunately washed away during Typhoon Yolanda and little ones were left.
It was honestly the best view I’ve seen so far in my life. The cerulean colors of the sea make me want to plunge into the water, but then I’d be reminded that it’s actually very deep.
Imagine being stuck in a secluded island with only the whispers of the wind and the tumultuous splashes going simultaneously. It was honestly refreshing and for once, thankfully, I wasn’t succumbed to the irritating noise of traffic.
Serenity and bliss. That’s what I felt. I felt free from the obligations of the world – though just for a day, but still.
Right after lunch, we trekked unto the highest peak of the island to get a panoramic view from above. The spectacle of green and blue vistas came across our eyes, and it was breathtaking. So, so breathtaking.
The view from the highest peak holds more grandeur than most of what I’d witnessed in the island. This one is only a small part of the island, but getting a 360-degrees view was more exhilarating and adventurous.
After we rounded up the whole island in no more than just a couple of hours, I was able to sit and appreciate the beauty that this place beholds.
I’d like to think I’m like a rock (in a metamorphic sense) — no matter how forceful the waves ricochet, I’d be standing there strong and unshakable.
Sitting about brought me into different phases of introspection within myself. I thought about the endless trials I’d faced lately. The worries of what will happen in my future. The regrets and mistakes left uncorrected. The sinking hope and restlessness. If only I’d get a chance to live in this piece of earth everyday, I’d stand vigorous daily no matter what.
But, to be clear, I don’t regret living in the vicissitudes of life.
The sea is alive with marine sanctuaries here. We saw schools of fish wandering around the surface, looking for a place where they could feed off themselves.
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Living here must be like living in my own sorts of dream houses – perched in an island, grown trees all around, surrounded with deep, blue waters with lively sanctuaries, and faced with the view of the beautiful hues of sunrise and sunsets. For a hefty price you can actually stay in one of their villas and make that dream a reality, but just like what I’d said, it’s really quite hefty.
One of the most popular amenities in Bluewater Sumilon, the Infinity Pool.
If I were to experience Bluewater Sumilon every day, I swear there wouldn’t be a day I’d be grumpy at all. At the end of this tour, the day ended gratifyingly better than what I’d expected, but I was left with the heartbreaking thought of leaving this very sea.
I’ll be writing a follow-up post for more details and review about Bluewater Sumilon, so stay tuned — and yes, you better do because there are a lot more exciting things I’ve got to share! This post is merely a travel diary, so you’ll only read my introspections during my travels. For check-ins, you may visit Agoda, or read more customer reviews at TripAdvisor! You may also explore the other Bluewater resorts here.
Sumilon Island, Bancogon, Oslob, Cebu
Phone: (63 32) 318 3129 / 318 9098