PHILTOA Central Visayas Fam Trip Day 5 – Previous Post : Siquijor: The Mystical Island
It’s almost 5pm when we arrived in Santander port. After loading our bags in the jeepney’s top load, we proceeded to Oslob where we will stay overnight. We were divided into two groups. The first group will be staying in the town of Oslob while our group will be staying in Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort.
Sandbar at Sumilon Island Resort
Although we will be on the island for just an overnight stay, It feels good to be back in one of the most beautiful islands I’ve ever seen and experienced. Its already dark when we left the port of Sumilon and upon arrival, we went straight to the lakeside area for our buffet dinner. Weve been eating for the past couple of days but the seafoods served in Sumilon was definitely unforgettable and among all the food available in the spread, our favorite is their Seafood Chowder… I had two servings:)
Boat to Sumilon Island
I planned to update my blog that night but the island’s Internet connection is not available and since everyone plans to try out the infinity pool, I just then decided to join them and enjoy the warm water. We were all enjoying the pool until the rain poured like there’s no tomorrow so we decided to have a shortstop in the Gazeebo to enjoy a cup of tea then we headed to our own glampsite to experience Glamping in Sumilon.
Glamping in Sumilon Island (photo courtesy of Sumilon Island Resort)
What is Glamping?
Glamorous camping or glamping, in short, is basically camping with the luxury of fine linen, really comfortable beds, a closet, electricity, and a mini bar. It’s camping without having to worry about intruders… Why? The area is secured by 3 graveyard security guards to make sure everyone is safe. Forget about smelly sleeping bags and insect-infested ground. Glamping is here to let you experience nature and sleep in the wilds in the most comfortable way.
Glamping at Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort (photo courtesy of Sumilon Island Resort)
Everything has to really go back to basic but with holiday makers used to their glamorous accommodation, there was a sudden demand for Glamping. For the unfamiliar, Glamping is simply enjoying the great outdoor whilst having a touch of luxury at the same time.
Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort is now offering different types of Glamping Packages. This accommodation package is recommended for small families and couples. The package normally includes overnight glamping tent accommodations for two adults and one child (12 years old and below), full-board meals (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and barbecue dinner for two persons), in-tent mini bar, island camp activities, camp assistant, and roundtrip boat transfers (Bancogon-Sumilon Island).
Lake beside the Glamping Area
We had a short but comfortable sleep in their Glamping Camp. Due to so much excitement for our next activity, I woke up early and was greeted by a colorful sunrise just right in front of our glamping site. After breakfast, we headed to the town of Oslob for your Tuki Adventure.
Sunrise in Sumilon Island
PHILTOA is now ready for this years most awaited Philippine Travel Mart 2012 – the longest running travel-related trade show in the Philippines. This year’s Philippine Travel Mart is scheduled on August 10-12 2012 and will be held at the SMX in Mall of Asia Complex.
Expect more attractive local tour packages, holiday packages, discounted hotel deals, and Airline Seat Sale only at The Philippine Travel Mart.
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