Summer has officially started, the time of the year when we get to hit the beach again! But aside from the usual summer beach getaways, why not step up your beach experience? Inflatable Island will definitely give you the ultimate beach challenge. Are you up for it? :)
Located in Subic Bay, Olongapo City, Zambales, Inflatable Island is a 4,200sqm floating water park (equivalent to 8 basketball courts), making it the biggest floating playground in Asia! The playground is loaded with obstacles with great variety of shapes, sizes and functions which make the activities exciting, challenging and entertaining for everyone.
Inflatable Island Map
Believe me, it was really challenging yet super fun to go through the obstacles! We were told that by playing in the Inflatable Island, you can burn around 400 calories in 1 hour! Imagine how you’re exercising while having fun! That’s cool, right? Haha. Among the activities, my favorites are the Trampoline and Tarzan Swing. I definitely felt like I’m a kid again! Haha.
There are also floating unicorns and swans that we obviously enjoyed! Hehe
Inflatable Island is perfect for the young and young at heart. However, only kids with height of 3.5ft above are allowed inside, with adult supervision. There are plenty of life guards around so safety is assured but it is still advised to keep an eye on your companions as well. Safety first, everyone!
Inflatable Island Ph Travel Vlog
Have a glimpse of what happened during our stay in Inflatable Island. Watch us have fun and enjoy. :)
One of the things that made my experience memorable is that I was able to make new friends! Just like in a real playground situation, you can also make new friends and play with them. :)
Their staff are very friendly so if you need help or anything, don’t hesitate to approach them, they are very willing to assist you with your needs. :)
Experience the Bali-inspired lounge
Onshore, there’s an exclusive Bali lounge with colorful umbrellas and comfy bean bags for you to stay in while you rest and eat. Somehow, I had a glimpse of what Bali feels like. :) Isn’t this very Instagrammable? Take your time capturing every corner to achieve a colorful feed! Hehe.
Food and refreshments are available in the food trucks around the area. You can also bring food in the resort (but NOT the Bali lounge) from the outside, however, you have to pay for the corkage fee.
Who wouldn’t love this watermelon shake on a unicorn?! :) How cool!
Aside from the Bali lounge, there are also cabanas available for day use for an affordable rate. No overnight accommodations are being offered yet, but there are a lot of hotels in Subic to choose from for your accommodation.
How to Get There
- From Victory Liner Caloocan, Cubao or Pasay, ride a bus going to Olongapo
- Fare ranges from Php 196-245
- Saulog buses also have routes going to Olongapo
- Drop off Victory Liner Terminal then ride a blue jeep
- Fare ranges from Php 8-10
- Ask the driver to drop you off at Inflatable Island in Samba Bluewater Resort (formerly known as Cali Beach and Halfmoon Resort)
- You can also ride a bus going to Iba, Zambales and ask the conductor to drop you off at Inflatable Island.
- Drivers/locals may not be familiar with Inflatable Island since it’s new. You can tell them to drop you off at Cali Beach / Halfmoon Resort / Samba Bluewater Resort instead.
Opening Hours and Ticket Prices
Inflatable Island is open from 7:00am until 6:00pm daily. I suggest that you should arrive 30 minutes before your schedule so you have enough time for orientation and life vest fitting.
Ticket Prices (as of January 2020)
Splash Pass (Two Hour Pass) – Php 688
Spray Pass (Half Day Pass) – Php 888
Soaked Pass (Whole Day Pass) – Php 988
Tip: Make sure to reserve your slot online because walk-in rates are more expensive! Another thing is, reservations are more prioritized than walk-ins because the island is only limited to 250 persons.
I was able to try the Spray Pass which is a half day pass and I got to explore the whole island! It is probably the one I recommend you get because that’s enough to maximize your time to play. It still depends on how you want to spend your day. A two hour pass may be already enough for some while a whole day pass might be for others who just want to play all day! Hehe
- Make sure that your life vests are properly secured. No life vest, no play.
- The Inflatable Island can be slippery so be more careful. We were able to get a hang of it as we go through the island.
- Some obstacles are very challenging, so if you think you can’t do it, just don’t. Safety first!
- You will fall into the water, believe me, and it might be difficult to get back on the island. Don’t panic because there are plenty of life guards to assist you.
- You can keep your belongings in the lockers that are available for rent.
- Cameras and phones are not allowed in the island.
- There is an available space for parking.
- Shower area is available, which is newly constructed and has enough number of cubicles. But
For bookings, simply send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.theinflatableisland.com. They are also open for photo shoots and team buildings with discounts for a big group!
You may also follow them on Facebook for more details and updates.
Be one of the first to experience the biggest floating playground in Asia! This is a one of a kind experience that is perfect for the whole barkada or family. :) Have an extraordinary summer getaway! Enjoy! :)
It’s your turn!
- Are you excited for the biggest floating playground in Asia?
- What obstacle course are you most excited to try?