Ratings based on 72 Verified Reviews
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
by Cyrus Van
Beautiful island, overpriced resortPosted Mar 29, 2017 on Hotels
Such an amazing beautiful island, a refreshing getaway from the city life. The resort is the entire island so expect to be nurtured by nature. Staff is amazing, from the checkin to the dining to the bar - Cebuano hospitality at its best. I must say however, that the resort is highly overpriced. It's not intended for the locals hence mostly foreigners stay as in house guests and locals will avail of the day use. We booked for their Premium Deluxe Room which says up to 4 pax can stay. On the day we arrived, I brought along another friend but was told they would charge PHP 4,500 for extra person. I wish booking sites would specify these details. Nothing much to do at the resort though but that's exactly the point of being away from the usual grind. Will do day tour next time as the island is usually the next destination after you swim with the whalesharks in Oslob. Amazing staff - shoutout to the bartenders who gave us free mojito drinks on the house.
by JO ANDREW
Relaxing & Adventureful Island ResortPosted Jan 14, 2017 on Hotels
It was a series of unfortunate events for us at the start... service-wise, it was truly disappointing! But as I am a travel adviser & reviewer, I know I should not give up easily (though I wanted to!). I therefore made sure to talk to the resort manager so he is aware of what was happening in the island resort. Our family vacation-con-birthday-weekend-getaway was as it should be after that...BLISSFULLY RELAXING & MOST ENJOYABLY HITCH-FREE! Kudos to Mr. EJ Barretto, resident overall resort manager, you did a fine great job in making your guests feel secure, cared for & COMFORTABLE! I MUST also give special mention to the DINING STAFF... THEY WERE SUPERB!!! A truly lovely Birthday treat for me! :) I highly recommend this island resort especially with their ongoing project of separating areas & activities of their staying guests from their day tour guests. Not that it mattered to me & my family...we practically had the island to ourselves and the day tourists were pleasant people with relaxation in mind like us! More power to Management of Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort!
Great for luxury relaxPosted Dec 25, 2016 on Hotels
Food is not amazing as expected. Hotel could help arrange the Oslob tour. The picking up from island to island, airport to hotel is very helpful. The beverage in mini bar is almost 2x to the other hotels.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from from Australia
Great holiday at Bluewater SumilonPosted Dec 24, 2016
Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Great facilities. Cottages well situated near the beach. Superb amenities. Very close to whale watching and marine sanctuary.
by Rheesa Marie from Muntinlupa
Perfect except for the poolPosted Jul 26, 2016 on Hotels
Lots of choices in the fullboard meals, clean bathrooms in the glamping area, nice relaxing beach & very helpful staff. Only concern is the infinity pool, also overhead other guests asking the lifeguard how often it is cleaned. I swam underwater and visibility is almost zero. Whether the volume of guests is high or low that time, pool should be cleaned daily at least.
by Steffi from Singapore
Great rooms, friendly staff, OK food.Posted Jun 27, 2016 on Hotels
Great rooms with nice interior design, private, cozy, and comfortable. The white sand bar is nice, especially once the day tourists have left. The blue of the waters really stand out when there is sun. The standard of food however, is very mediocre, and not up to standards given the prices paid. The free first round of in-room minibar is a nice touch since there are no other options on the island. Staff are friendly and helpful, but could be better polished with their service. They do try their best though, so that's very appreciated. Diving is OK. Pretty fishes and coral but didn't see much macro.
by A verified traveler
Disappointing Stay With Sumilon Bluewater Resort!!Posted Jun 2, 2016 on Wotif
Pros: Apart from roomy not much.
Cons: Lots - see stated above. If unable to uphold quality service perhaps reduce their star rating and price.
Location: Swimming with Whale Sharks in Oslob and good snorkelling.
The Sumilon Island is beautiful and it's great for snorkelling, which my family enjoyed the experience very much. However, the hotel room (Bluewater) was disappointing. The room, food and drinks were overpriced, lack of quality service in comparison to the same star rating hotels we stayed in Cebu. As part of our accommodation we were provided with breakfast and dinner. One night we got served with fish but it was off and couldn't eat it and the rest of the food in the menu were not much better. We complained about the quality of food but no feedback was received. Breakfast time some, foods were left uncovered and flies were buzzing around them. The room was roomy, however, the toilet constantly get blocked, which we felt bad for the guy who has to come around to unblocked it, as I don't think he gets paid very well to do such a job. The bathroom exhaust fan doesn't work, bathroom floor was dusty, molds growing in the bathroom wall and basin, shower only dribbles water, again we complained but no one came around to fix it during our five day stay. The staff were friendly and courteous, however, they are unable to assist, deal with customers need, requirement and complaint as I feel, no resources being returned into the facility to ensure quality service is being provided to customers. From this experience, I certainly would not return to Sumilon Bluewater Resort nor stay with other Bluewater Resorts elsewhere and def. would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
by Yoonho from Korea
Posted Apr 28, 2016 on Hotels
It was great. I will visit there again soon.
by Bryan from USA
Magnificent view and Relaxing ExperiencePosted Apr 21, 2016 on Hotels
Overall, this is a beautiful resort and definitely the best thing to wake up to. The view is just amazing and the service is great. The mango shakes here are great too. We stayed in a deluxe room and it is very big. The room is beautiful and I love the big bathroom and shower. Great infinity pool and great food. We really enjoyed our stay. The only complaints I have is the sand bar beach gets too crowded from the people who are here for only the day. I wish there was a part of the beach that can be exclusive to guests only. Also, if you head over to the other side of the island, there's another beach area but the ocean current is very strong so have to be careful. The workers on this part of the island gives uncomfortable stares to my girlfriend though. All the workers everywhere else on the island don't really stare. We saw the glamping site and honestly, the tent is like a regular big tent. Usually, glamping is a fancier tent so we are glad we did the deluxe room.
by Ben from Barry
Worth every penny. Stunning!Posted Mar 17, 2016 on Hotels
We had the most wonderful stay. We got the 9.30am boat over to the island, were able to leave our bags at reception and went to enjoy the pool - this was really special. The pool has three smaller pools around the base and the views are just stunning. The colours of the sea are phenomenal. After spending some time here, we then went down to the lagoon on the beach where free activities were offered - there was paddle boarding, pedlaos, kayaking and canoes. This was a real bonus. We were able to check in early, about 1pm and we had the executive rooms - the view was just breathtaking. The rooms were large with gorgeous bathrooms. We had a large balcony. The dive shop provided free snorkels and we spent the afternoon in the marine sanctuary where we swam with turtles. This was really special as after doing it in tourist filled Apo Island, this was just us and a turtle. The coral and marine life here is stunning. For dinner, we had the buffet. Breakfast buffet was lovely with ample choice. The only negative was that a lot of the dishes ran out. We got the last boat back and were able to use all the facilities free of charge after checking out. The badminton court is a nice touch as is the hiking trail - wear trainers also trainers for arrival and departure. The sandbar is beautiful but be warned it does get crowded