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Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

6025 Philippines
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 19/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


The 24-hectare coral island, located on the Southeastern tip of Cebu, is home to Bluewater Sumilon. Pristine white sand beaches abound. Its sandbar is known for its changing shapes and shifting locations around the island, depending on the season. There is a natural lagoon teeming with high mangroves. On the south side, a lighthouse rests on a protected tree park and a "Baluarte", a 19th century historical watchtower. It is also home to the Philippines' first marine sanctuary.At Bluewater Sumilon, let the islander's easy-going friendliness shine through and keep the pace low-key enough to let you feel pampered.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Car hire
Couples massage
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Dining area
Flatscreen TV
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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Dennis P wrote a review 15 Jan
Doha, Qatar85 contributions12 helpful votes
My family spent our Christmas for 3 days including Christmas eve. I would like to thanks the management of bluewater resort for showing Hospitality at its best even if we were the only guests in the island. They never abandoned us, Superb services, Very hard working crew, even during difficult times and holidays. And most of all, I would like to mention and thanks and commend Mr. Arnel Barreta and chef Rex Firmalino for giving us a superb services and professionalism and specially spending Christmas with us in the island. They deserve commendation. Good job guys. Regards from my family.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Lin wrote a review Oct 2021
Cebu City, Philippines55 contributions4 helpful votes
Went to Sumilon last March of 2019 for a day tour. The experience was great. They have an exclusive parking area for your car. Going to the island was about 15 minutes boat ride. Clean place, safe lockers, fresh towels, clean shower area. We also enjoyed pedal boating. I really wished we could have stayed longer. Will definitely be back soon with my family.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
andreas l wrote a review Apr 2021
4 contributions
No escape, you have to eat the expensive food there. worst place ever, overpriced, bottle water cost 200.- !! food not good, service bad, we book including breakfast and dinner, they cheating us, on check out we have to pay for all extra 3300.- the rooms is really dirty the minibar they offer on booking same like the dinner and breakfast simple empty, staff not helpful! stay away you get much better Place for this big amount of money!!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: don't book there !!
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Archduke Ken P wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions
My visit to this island started with bad impressions, but as I arrived and as the days of my stay passed I realized I was so wrong. Everything was great! If you are a hardworking person with duties in the head 24/7, this is the right place for you. A moment to actually be with yourself in a place of wonder. The service here is exceptional as is the food. And the beach- a few paddles from the shore you can already witness a well-maintained reef environment with all sorts of marine animals. This was a time of great memoir for me!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Shehlakins wrote a review Oct 2020
9 contributions3 helpful votes
100% sure that my money was intact inside my wallet before I went to sleep; I was counting and separating bills for payment the next day. I even went to the Front Desk to have my Php 1,000.00 bill in smaller bills. When we woke up the next day, since the restaurant does not serve breakfast until 7AM, we went for a swim and came back to the room to find that some cash was missing. The Front Desk and management were very dismissive of my concern, and I had to request to review the CCTV (active word "had", they did not bother to offer to do it) and even requested for them to do a room search to prove that I was not making this up. All they did were "interviews" with very deflective and victim blaming questions such as "Did you just leave your things in the room?", "Why did you not bring it with you?". The mood while staying in a resort should be a relaxed one; they should not expect people to be on edge and on their toes should they lose items INSIDE THEIR OWN ROOMS!!! The Front Desk Agent even had the nerve to tell me to kindly vacate the room as it was already the standard check out time. Mind you, we had no intention of staying a minute longer in that resort but to have the room vacated while there was an ongoing investigation? I'm not sure what standards they follow, if they even have one. They reviewed the CCTV and found that no one came in and out of our room. My point was the entry levels on the side and fronting our rooms were not covered by CCTV, but they just shrugged it as "all their staff are honest". I could not complain in detail as the boat was already leaving and they were pressuring us to board it. All I can say is you have a thief in your staff and one of these days you will be caught! Aside from the ridiculously priced food (pricier than even Crimson Mactan and JPark) and underwhelming facilities and room (in dire need of renovation), nothing from this stay was worth it. Any of you thinking of booking this resort, think again! The photos they show on social media and on their website are seriously outdated. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Do not book the Villas, they are underwhelming. If you are looking for a Villa with an ocean...
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US$218 - US$357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Tumalog Falls (6.2 km) and Sumilon Island (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chez Tonton, La Terrasse, and Caferoniq.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Does Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.