Sumilon in My Mind

Sumilon is 180 km South of Cebu and is about 2.5 hours of reckless head-spinning driving. My companion got to enjoy the scenic view of undulating waves that shimmer in a picture perfect bright day - I had to keep my eyes on the road for the silly kids that dart accross the road out of nowhere, or the slow sleepy tricyle drivers that has forgotten the meaning of time. Oh yeah, the occassional chicken or dog makes an interesting obstacle course.

Sumilon Island; Lazing by the Pool on Top of the Hill

The take off point is Baranggay Mainit in Boljoon, South East of Cebu Province where you can park your car in their mini port (or if you want to be adventurous, take the southern bound bus to Bato from the South Bus Terminal). They have a boat that has regular scheduled trips to the island (15 minutes) - scheduled defined as whenever the fancy strikes.

Detail - Hut; Infinity Pool

If swimming in the white sand bar is not your desire (about 30 meters off the shore it drops to a cliff and you can do wall diving - note to the scuba freak), you can always dip yourself in an infinity pool atop the hill and take refuge from the blistering sun under a tree that is in the middle of the pool. From the pool you can walk to the gazebo and have your buffet lunch. Tip to the hungry - go early to the buffet, i thought sharks lurked in the water but apparently the people who did the trip can eat Jaws down to the bone in a matter of seconds.

Lake with the Invader; The Original Settlers

Sumilon Isle features a lake and you can take a kayak and investigate hidden nooks. Be amazed with the school of fish that follow you around. Don't be too noisy though, the original settlers (three pristinely white ducks) may take offense and take a peck at you. Funny though because the ducks followed me around for an amazing set of photos. They're not as popular as Daffy or Donald, but they're not as noisy either.

The end of the trek around the island; A view of the lake from above

There are options to go on a trek around the island and it will take you about an hour to complete. Be ready to explore the trail and come up to old ruins in the middle of the forest where an old abandonned lighthouse stands. At the southernmost tip of the island, a lonely bench sits forlornly, inviting the trekker to sit down and ease the pain from walking on coral hardened stones.

An amazing place that is not widely known and discovered by the population. Go there while the rates are still affordable at Pesos 1,200 for a day trip inclusive of buffet lunch, welcome drink, boat transfers, snorkel gear, use of kayak and resort facilities. The smile comes free.


Marge said…
Ang ganda ... pano po pumunta diyan??? grabe parang paradise heheheh ... in fairness maganda ang camera mo bossing ha hehehehe
Anonymous said…
the sea looks a bit rough,I am after completely still water ,would it be the right island to go to for 7 days?

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