29 April 2011

America's Next Top Destination

I'm not a big fan of America's Top Model show but Miss J is the first international celebrity I met while working at the resort. Here's is our photo op with him.

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP DESTINATION: BLUEWATER. Runway Coach Miss J was warmly welcomed by the Maribago Bluewater staff. (Left to right) PR Manager Carlo Luna, yours truly, General Manager Rhyz Buac, Miss J, Front Office Manager Adie Gallares, Angeli Mercado, Dennis Morallo and person behind us is David V. (Miss J's companion)

22 April 2011

Glamping Premieres at Bluewater Resorts

Last April 14, 2011, Bluewater Resorts introduced its latest product called “Glamping”.  A media event was held at the Bluewater Maribago to showcase the unique camping experience. 

Glamorous Camping (Glamping) is Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort’s offering to rediscover and experience nature, comfortably. It is a unique escape for couples and a memorable bonding opportunity for high-energy families. Various camping activities provide an opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the island and spend quality time with your loved ones, including island trekking, lagoon fishing, beach combing and stargazing. For the adventurous, one can indulge in snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, paddle boating and sailing.

“Glamping is a great alternative to traditional eco-friendly camping”, according to Margie Munsayac, Bluewater Resorts’ VP for Sales and Marketing. “ Here, one can still cuddle beside a warm campfire and fall asleep under the stars minus the reality of setting-up your own tent and resting on bumpy ground.” The glamping set-up offers offers pre-pitched tents and accessibility. 

This is a new way for fathers and sons to catch up, couples to find a quiet moment for each other and friends to share interests amidst the backdrop of Sumilon’s natural beauty.

Glamping will be available for booking at Sumilon Island beginning April 24, 2011.  

The Glamping Media Launch Event was hosted by the glamp-morous Jude Bacalso at the Bluewater Maribago’s private island. It was well-attended by media and press, including ABS-CBN, RCTV, The Freeman, Cebu Daily News, Cebu Korean News, Y101. The Honorable Lapu-lapu City Councilor Queenie Ammann also graced the occasion.

For more information on Glamping, please contact Kim Dano at 032 412 2436 or via email at kim.dano@bluewater.com.ph.
GO GLAMPING. Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort's General Manager Rhyz Buac with ABS-CBN's Phoebe Fernandez
CAMPING IN STYLE. "Glamp Master" and Vice President for Sales and Marketing Margie Munsayac talks about camping with luxury amenities to ABS-CBN's Phoebe Fernandez

GLAMP ENTOURAGE. PR Manager Carlo Luna, VP for Sales and Marketing Margie Munsayac, Front Office Manager Adie Gallares with Hon. Councilor Queenie Ammann at the Bluewater private island

GLAMP QUEEN. Jude Bacalso hosts the well-heeled event

21 April 2011


GLAMPING FOR THE NIGHT. Enjoy the resort-style luxuries with a bonfire dinner

Are you looking for a unique way to spend your vacation?

Imagine yourself on the beautiful coast of Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort, taking in the sea breeze and listening to the chirping of the birds. Picture yourself sleeping outdoors under the stars with a bonfire to keep you warm. Sleeping on hard ground may not sound appealing to you but if we have all the luxury accommodations while camping out, you might want to go glamping.

GLAMPING or “glamorous camping” is a new camping option that is a growing trend in the travel and hospitality industry. Glamping offers the beauty of luxury camping giving them a sense of adventure but enjoying the amenities never experienced before in traditional camping.

You don’t have to worry about setting up the tent or making dinner. Sumilon glamping comes in a resort-style luxury that offers more than just the comforts of home. Sleeping bags were replaced with soft mattresses, gourmet food over canned goods and the tents are also linked to electrical sources so glampers can enjoy a good light.

BEDAZZLED. Sleeping bags out, beds in.

Sumilon is the perfect place for a glamping spot. Its sandbar is known for its changing shapes and shifting locations around the island, depending on the season. The tiny island has a lagoon teeming with tall mangroves. An adventure trek will offer breathtaking views of the island terrain embraced by the ocean with its varying aquamarine hues. A relaxing walk along the protected forest will reward one with verdant foliage and the harmonic symphony of the birds will be your personal backdrop music. Nearby is a “parola” (lighthouse). For the brave, a quick climb can give a 360° aerial view of the neighboring islands. Beside it is a “baluarte”, a 19th century watchtower used to guard against invading pirates. 

Everything is already laid out; all you have to do is show up.

Glamping is ideal for all ages. It’s ideal for thrill-seeking couples looking for a romantic getaway, for families or group of friends who chose to bond over water-sport activities and for kids growing up on gadgets, it’s the best way to give them a nature vacation with the comforts of the hotel room.

For a taste of hidden paradise, look no further than Sumilon island.


Ideal for small families and couples.
Price: P 9500 Nett
o Overnight Glamping Tent Accommodations for Two Adults and One Child (12 years old and below)
o Fullboard Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Barbecue Dinner)
o Afternoon Tea for 2 Persons
o In-tent Mini bar
o Island Camp Activities
o Camp Assistant
o Roundtrip Boat Transfers (Bancogon-Sumilon Island) 

Note: Additional child without extra bed free of charge and exclusive of meals; Maximum of 4 persons in one tent)

Minimum of 4 adults or 4 adults and 2 children

Ideal for larger groups of friends and families, as well as wildlife interest groups such as scuba divers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Price: P 4500 Nett per person
o Overnight Glamping Tent Accommodations 
o Fullboard Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Barbecue Dinner)
o In-tent Mini Bar
o Island Camp Activities
o Camp Assistant
o Roundtrip Boat Transfers (Bancogon-Sumilon Island) 

Ideal for guests who want to combine resort-style accommodation and glamping. This package is for families whose parents want to stay in a resort room and provide their kids with outdoor camping experience. It is also an option for groups with mature members who require a resort room for convenience and accessibility while the rest can enjoy glamping.

Price: P 14,500 Nett 
o Overnight Resort Room Accommodations for 2 Adults
o Overnight Glamping Tent Accommodations for Children 12 years and below (Maximum 4 children per tent)
o Fullboard Meals for 2 Adults staying at the Resort Room(Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Barbecue Dinner)
o Meals for Guests staying at the Glamping Tent will be on an a la carte basis only.
o In-tent Minibar (snacks and non-alcoholic drinks only)
o Island Camp Activities 
o Roundtrip Boat transfers (Bancogon-Sumilon Island)

- Subject to weather conditions
- Valid April 24, 2011 – March 31, 2012
- Price subject to change without prior notice
- Children 8 years old and below must be accompanied by an adult

For reservations and inquiries: For more information on Glamping, please contact Kimm Dano at (032) 412 2436 or via email at kimm.dano@bluewater.com.ph.