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Sumilon Island

Naturephilippine. Com, Philippines
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Ranked #16 of 149 Attractions in Cebu Island
Type: Islands
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Pasig, Philippines
13 reviews 13 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Energy is still up after the Oslob Whale Shark experience, when we headed Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort. Php1500.00/head is ok for the Buffet Lunch (As told ) Boat transfers and Island Activities. I may say the place needs something to lighten up (decors or perhaps cleaning) Water activities? --We're quite disappointed, the Snorkling gears attendant needs coaching sessions--at least... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We went to Sumilon on a day trip, specifically to snorkel. Unfortunately, on the day we went, the supposedly best snorkelling area was inaccessible due to strong winds and large swells, so we were left to snorkel on the beach in front of the lagoon, where the coral was mostly dead (destroyed by typhoon) and there were very few fish.... More

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

nice snorkeling and swimming after experiencing the whale sharks at oslob sanctuary. we also had a nice lunch at the visitor's centre of the whale sharks.

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Cebu City, Philippines
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Been here with friends, and family...I was mesmerize by its hidden beauty, it is really a paradise. Thank you Sumilon Island for the fun experience we had this summer! :)

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Richmond, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We spent rented a boat that took us to Sumilon and stopped along the way to see the whale sharks. The queues to see the whale shark are long...the best way to kill time is to snorkel at Sumilon and return later. Sumilon is about 15 minutes from the whale sharks by boat.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

At the time we came, the waters near the shore line were full of plants and jelly fish. So we had to move away about a kilometer, about chest deep, to experience blue clear waters. The colors in nature that you see from several hues of blue from the sky to the sea .. are just mesmerizing!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Been here once with family and we are very much amazed of the beauty of this island, since then we everytime bring our guests here to witness themselves this fantastic island.

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Cavite City, Philippines
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A must visit when you are in Cebu. I discovered Sumilon island when I was creating our DIY trip to Cebu. At first, I just wanted to swim with the whale sharks, but I felt that it was such a waste to spend 3 hours travel time. Sumilon Island is just a ferry ride from Oslob. I recommend going there... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

we went snorkling here and its just awesome! we saw a lot like the whit and black tip sharks and even turtles. you will need to ride a boat going there for about 15-30 mins. i would love to go back there!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The first time I visited Sumilon Island, I was taken away! It is a different way to experience the beach because you have the island for yourself as they control the number of people who go there for the day. It doesnt get over-crowded where you have to fight for a spot on the benches and could not even enjoy... More

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