Rise and shine, its a beach day

Sumilon Island, Philippines

After three weeks of traveling around the Philippines, we simply wanted to kick back for a few days in Crusoe-esque splendor โ€“ and on Sumilon Island we did just that. Located 10 km from Cebu island, it might be just a hop away from civilization but it sure felt like a world apart. Landing on the islandโ€™s sandbar, we stepped foot on the fine bone-white sand and clear-as-glass water; while the smiley and relaxed staff greeted us by our first names and handed us fresh fruit punch โ€” it was as though weโ€™d arrived on our very own private island.

On Sumilon, we spent our days eating fresh fish and snorkeling with live ones, collecting shells on the empty beach, and swaying on the hammock right by the spearmint blue sea. This picture was snapped on the island’s moving sandbar – where we snorkelled and lounged around everyday under the blazing sun. It was by far our favorite spot on this little private island.

Read more about Nellie and her adventures at Wildjunket.com

4 Responses to “Sumilon Island, Philippines”

  1. Arianwen July 5, 2012 9:36 am #

    This looks like paradise! If I wasn’t about to head to the Caribbean coast of Colombia this month, I’d be sick with jealousy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Isabelle July 5, 2012 10:25 am #

    It does look very inviting I think. I would love to go to the Philippines one day as people keep telling me they have the nicest beaches!

  3. Gayla March 16, 2013 5:03 pm #

    I am jealous. Nothing this paradise-like near us at this time. This is truly gorgeous! No sand flies?? I’ve read other blogs where they mention some spots in paradise that have little pests ๐Ÿ™

    • Isabelle March 17, 2013 4:05 am #

      It looks gorgeous doesn`t it. You`re not the only one who`s jealous ๐Ÿ˜‰

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