There’s nothing more exciting in the Philippines during summer than out-of-town trips to take a plunge. Take this to a whole new level with the 3,400 square metre Inflatable Island, in Subic Bay waters, Zambales that launched this month.
Here's a glimpse of what's in store:
What is it?
The 20 million PHP (Dh1.49 million) floating park has inflatable slides, towers, bridges, human launchers, Tarzan swings, and it’s all on the open waters, just off the beach.
Anyone who’s planning to splash into summer in the Philippines, and stay for a vacation, can definitely enjoy this place which is as big as 8 basketball courts under the sun.
It’s the ultimate beach experience for the Filipinos that is both 'barkada' (group of friends) and family-friendly. It’s fun, it’s colourful and it floats!
How much is the entrance fee?
They have a 'Little Kid Pass' for children who are 3 feet or shorter. However, kids who are already 3.5 feet tall will have to enter on a regular pass.
SPLASH at Dh52 - (Two-hour pass)
SPRAY at Dh74 - (Half-day pass) Morning at 8am to 1150am and Afternoon at 2pm to 6pm
SOAKED at Dh96 - (Whole day pass): From 8am to 6pm
Visitors should arrive at least 30 minutes before their preferred time slot for the signing in process, safety instructions and life vest fitting.
What are the activities?
You'll never run out of fun things to do.
They have obstacle courses on floating waters with classic playground elements.
The whole park has swings, trampolines, monkey bars, slides and wiggle bridges, fun walkway ladders, crazy ramps and even a rock climb iceberg.
There’s also a 10-meter high Tarzan swing and a 9-meter human launcher for the ultimate cannonball.
Also coming soon is their exciting BFB (Big Freaking Blob) which is bound to be scary and exciting at more than 6 meters high.
What to wear?
Although you can wear your best bikinis, the park recommends that visitors wear rash guards and swim leggings/shorts for safety and to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions, as this place is full of activities that need climbing, sliding, jumping and even hanging.
What can we do onshore?
By the beach is the Inflatable Island lounge with colourful umbrellas and comfy bean bags. There’s a floating zoo and a Bali lounge that almost feels like the real deal.
This is also where you can enjoy their signature unicorn beverages and Rocco bowls.
How do I get there?
It’s easy to reach the place via public transportation or via private car once you’re in the Philippines.
Location Subic Bay Waters, National Highway, Lower Kalaklan, Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines Entry Free for children 3 feet or shorter, Adults' Two-hour Pass Dh52, Half-day Pass Dh 74, Whole-day Pass Dh96; Website www.theinflatableisland.com Timings Access starts at 8am and ends at 6pm. Half day pass is from (morning) 8am to 11.50am or (afternoon) 2pm to 6pm. Reservations firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 0063 917 835 2665
Are you ready for some water fun, yet?