Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort Review

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Island Trekking

There are three types of routes (beginner, moderate and advanced) and since we just had a great breakfast, we were more than ready to conquer any challenges along the most difficult route which takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour depending on the number of selfies you will take along the way.


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Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort Starting point of the trek site
Starting point of the trek site – Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

Laughs. Though it is the hottest route, it also is the most scenic of the three. We passed by a lot of breathtaking and picture-perfect sceneries especially by the natural lagoon teeming with high mangroves and the marine sanctuary that is visited at times by migratory birds.

A glimpse of the natural lagoon on our first stop
A glimpse of the natural lagoon on our first stop
Our helpful and knowledgeable guide
Our helpful and knowledgeable guide
15th century old watch tower known as Baluarte
15th century old watch tower known as Baluarte
Sneak peek inside the Baluarte
Sneak peek inside the Baluarte

We also checked out their historic 19th century watchtower (Baluarte) and took a sneak peek inside. I also tried to climb up the lighthouse but only did it halfway since I realized that I am afraid of heights.

The 50-foot high lighthouse
The 50-foot high lighthouse
Trying to climb the lighthouse
Trying to climb the lighthouse
Sharp coral stones along the trek
Sharp coral stones along the trek
Multi-directional waves meeting at a center point
Multi-directional waves meeting at a center point
Perfect for a dramatic cover photo
Perfect for a dramatic cover photo
Panoramic view of the ocean
Panoramic view of the ocean
Half-way through
Half-way through
Huge boulders
Huge boulders
Marine sanctuary on the left
Marine sanctuary on the left

We also passed through Julie’s rock where I injured my left foot due to a misstep bumping my Achilles heel against sharp coral stones. Half-way through, we noticed a cool phenomenon in which the ripples of the waves met at a center point which was very fascinating to watch. We also dropped by the Grotto of the Virgin Mary and the so-called Yamashita Cave and took a quick peek inside.

Grotto of the Virgin Mary
Grotto of the Virgin Mary
Going inside the Yamashita Cave
Going inside the Yamashita Cave
The cave opening from inside
The cave opening from inside
Greenhouse maintained by the resort
Greenhouse maintained by the resort
The bee farm where they source their honey
The bee farm where they source their honey
Sumilon Island Map
Sumilon Island Map

Unbeknownst to anyone, Bluewater Sumilon Resort has a greenhouse filled with organic herbs they use for their dishes, a bee farm where they source their honey and also a compost pit with vermiculture where they make natural fertilizer from their fruit and vegetable peelings, a practice which is truly commendable! After the long walk under the scorching heat, we decided to retreat back to our rooms and have a quick nap before lunch.
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