How to Get There: from Cebu City if you do not have your own Transport, board a Ceres Bus bound for Bato at the South Bus Terminal. Do not take other buses, only Ceres. Fare is exactly P156. Travel time is 3hrs and 30 minutes more or less. We boarded the bus at 652am and just barely made it to the 11am trip to Sumilon. Ask the conductor of the bus that you will be getting down at Bluewater Sumilon. At the Gate a guard will ask you your name. We then walked down to their Pavillion and gave their front desk staff my voucher. We were given a refreshing Lemongrass Welcome drink. The staff member said that if room is not yet ready we can avail of the Resort Amenities. At 11am we boarded the boat and in less than 10 minutes we were at the Island.
Check In: Standard Check In is at 3pm. Our room was not yet available so the Staff Member said that they will do the best they can to have the room ready before 3pm.
The Sandbar: The Highlight of my stay. I enjoyed swimming at the Sandbar A Lot! There were a bunch of people there, mostly daytrippers but it did not dampen my enjoyment of the place. The Sandbar will appear around 3pm so before this time you will not see any sand. Water is very clear and the sand very fine though there are some stones and corals. I went back to the Sandbar at 7am, Sand Is under water and No people in the Sandbar.
Trekking: Enjoyed this too. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will walk on a Lot of stones. You will get to see 2 Watchtowers, the Old one and a new one. Not reccomended for Small Children.
The Beach: did not really enjoy the beach as water was a bit cloudy and sand had a lot of Corals.
The Pool and Jacuzzi: located beside the Pavillion. Enjoyed the Jacuzzi and Pool as both will give you a magnificent view.
The Villa: I got the Villa. Just 3 Villas in the entire resort. The Villa is around 100sqms and includes its own mini pool. Garden in front makes the area bigger. Bedroom open to the sea and you will be greeted by trees and sea in the morning. Bed is King Sized and very comfortable. There is a sofa near the entrance. TV is Cable TV, 32″ with Super Clear Channels, there is a DVD also. Coffee Tea Making Kit provided, stocked Mini Ref.Aircon capable of cooling the Room. Clean and Comfy plus beautiful Filipino Design and Touches. 2 Cabinets located along the hallway going to the Bathroom. Mini Safe and dryer also located inside cabinets.
The Villa Bathroom: Huge Bathroom as in huge. Bathtub in the middle plus its own TV, on the right is the enclosed toilet with bidet. Sink located there too, double sink with hot and cold water. On the left is the enclosed shower with hot and cold water. Double cabinets also present which can be opened from both sides.
The Villa Pool: dipping pool located infront of the entrance. Sofa located infront where we ate our dinner.
The Villa Garden: a perfect place to relax. Lounging chairs and table provided plus 2 bean chairs.
The Food: Prices Quite High but this is an Island Resort and naturally they get their supplies from the Mainland. Service must be more attentive otherwise it was good. Sitting outside Pavillion you will not be noticed easily but why hurry you are on a Vacation. Food was Good and servers friendly.
Breakfast: Buffet at 850 a person. Would have wanted A La Carte but Breakfast is all buffet.
Wifi: despite it being an Island, Wifi was fast and reliable. No password needed anymore.
Overall Experience: I just loved my stay in Bluewater Sumilon. Though there were some minor things i noticed (flys during breakfast, etc). It did not affect my giving the resort 5 Stars. The Sandbar was the highlight of my stay plus add to that the Villa and the remoteness of the island.