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Sumilon Island Escapade from Cebu
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I have been to this island when it was still undeveloped & unheard of from the public. In fact, we stayed overnight on this island by camping in their coves & mini caves where... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this island when it was still undeveloped & unheard of from the public. In fact, we stayed overnight on this island by camping in their coves & mini caves where you can hear the crashing of the waves & billowing of the wind. The pristine white sand & the blue turquoise seawaters are to die for... More 

1 Thank jeckli
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the experience was very good but sad to say there's not enough parking space, no shower room, we had to go back to Oslob whale shark briefing area to get a shower and change clothes. charging parking fees and shower room / toilet fees is welcome to guests if a clean and tidy facility is available.

Thank Nabaccayan G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

This island is definitely a must to those who love swimming in the beach. The white sand,and sky like color of the waves is really worth the visit. Going to the island is not a problem since there are many boats available at the Whale shark watching area. You just have to make a great deal for the price of... More 

1 Thank Ktin Joy B
Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Unparalleled color scheme....one that is only believed when seen. We were able to take a private banka across to the island for a day of Red Horse beers and sparkling water to swim in. Don't forget the sunscreen and your underwater camera. Worth every second to be there.

Thank enbrown7
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

I was there 5 years ago and the island is now completly different. The sand bar was gone leaving very minimal sand to relax and bask under the sun. Tsk tsk tsk...

Thank Romelyn D
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Took a boat here during low tide. Wow, it is beautiful! The bluest water I've ever seen! I guess the island is private and we couldn't go up. But the sandbar was great. The water was warm, and tons of people were snorkeling. We didn't bring our snorkeling gear, so we just sat and swam in the water. Definitely a... More 

Thank BBStormlove
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We came for an company outing. The shifting sandbar is nice but a lot of tourist. You can take a boat by paying around 1,500php or 2,000php after watching the butanding or the gentle giants.

Thank Mary Ann C
Pasig, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We got there at 7am and it was fine. By 10 am it was like a zoo. Sooo many people and it was a monday.... The view is good. Snorkeling is so so,, coral isn't great, not many fish. Sand bar is ok, we were at high tide, so didn't see much of the bar. Water is beautiful, clear, blue... More 

1 Thank KingBee32
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

For a small fee, you can take a boat over to this island and swim and sunbath. The water is beautiful and you can get some great photos!

Thank Sdwestermeier
Quezon City, Philippines
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Your visit to Oslob should include this amazing beach! It's one of the best Philippine beaches I've been so far. The sand beach is actually smaller than a volleyball court, but the best part is under water. During high tide (morning to past noon), the water's color rangers from celeste, cyan, turquoise, electric blue to the darker shades of blue!... More 

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