Coral Island of Sumilon
Of all the treasure coves of Cebu, Sumilon Island is the most picturesque slice of paradise. A tour to this haven will give you a positive mark to the environment and will surely leave a good lasting impression.
The island is famous throughout the country and internationally for the exceptional beauty of its dive sites. Garden Eel Plaza, Nikki’s Wall, Coral Landscape, and Julie’s Rock are the four major dive sites of the island.
1. A popular attraction in Sumilon Island is its sandbar because of its changing shapes and shifting locations around the island depending on the season.2. There are a natural lagoon teeming with high mangroves and natural caves used by fishermen to seek refuge during storms, and a pristine lake.3. On the south portion of the island, a lighthouse rests on a protected tree park and beside it is a “Baluarte”, a historical watchtower built as part of a warning system to thwart slavers and marauders in the 19th century.
How to get there
The Island of Sumilon is located in the southeastern tip of the Municipality of Oslob in the province of Cebu. To get to Oslob, you can ride a public bus or a V-hire van from the Cebu South Bus Terminal in Cebu City. The estimated travel time from the city to Oslob is about three hours. The three-hour land trip to Oslob from Cebu City is a scenic ride through the southern coastal towns with fantastic views of the ocean. From the port of Oslob, there are pump boats or small fast constructs that will bring you to the island. Another route to Sumilon Island is via Dumaguete City since it is also close to the island.