Ever since I came back to the Philippines early this year, I never really had the chance to visit the beach nor one of our glorious crystal blue waters due to my busy schedule — which is a bit harrowing because I did make it as my #1 item on my to-do list. So when the newest hit craze spot, Inflatable Island, messaged me and asked if I wanted to visit them (on dates in which I was timely free) to try their beach AND water playground, it was as if they knew that I was slacking off!
Hence, it was easy to say YES after that invitation, especially because it would also be my first time in trying such a thing. Speaking of which… what is Inflatable Island exactly?
If you wanna see my vlog recap of it, feel free to play the video below:
Inflatable Island in the Philippines
It claims to be the BIGGEST floating water park in Asia and that sure is, because this 3,400 sqm of inflatable goodness is as big as 8 basketball courts put together side by side!
But it’s not all fun and games because it’s loaded with fun challenges and obstacles too given its playground-like features that have a water-y twist. So do expect an array of swings, trampolines, monkey bars, slides, wiggle bridges, ladders, ramps and even a HUGE iceberg!
To amp up the excitement even more, they also put a 10-meter high Tarzan swing and a 9-meter human launcher!
It might have become apparent to you now that this is like a place of fun that can be substituted for a workout — I swear, after I spent a day here, my muscles were sore (which reminded me to stop skipping my gym trips). Nevertheless, I enjoyed my time here and I would absolutely recommend it for you, your friends and/or family as a must-do trip this summer!
F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
◘◘ How can I get to Inflatable Island?
See my ‘Pre-Travel Guide’ below.
◘◘ Can kids come and play?
Sure thing! But take note that there’s a height requirement in order to play at the Inflatable Island and it’s 3 feet. Also, for younger kids, they require a 1:1 adult kid ratio to ensure the safety of the young ones.
◘◘ Can I bring my own food and drinks?
Unfortunately, you can’t. But don’t fret, they have stalls at Bali Lounge where you can buy food and drinks. (For Samba Beach area, they have a corkage fee that starts at Php 500 for 1-7 pax).
◘◘ How deep is the water? What if I can’t swim?
It’s about 4 to 15 feet, that’s why once you go to the inflatables, it’s a requirement for everyone to wear life vests, no matter if you’re good at swimming. Rest assued, they have tons of life guards who are on duty at the inflatables.
◘◘ Can I use a selfie stick while I’m on the inflatables?
Yes, they allow action cameras, selfie sticks, and any kind of gadget. However, it’s your responsibility to waterproof it all and of course, it’s advisable to attach a floating device to your tech gear because the management would find it hard to retrieve sunken items. (Because of the material, sharp objects or anything that could damage the Inflatable Island is not allowed).
◘◘ Are there lockers for storing my stuff?
Yes! Rental fee for the big lockers is Php 100 (half day) and Php 150 (whole day). As for the small lockers, it’s Php 50 (half day) and ₱100 (whole day).
◘◘ Is there a first aid area?
Yes, it’s right beside the spot where you will claim your life jacket. As I’ve also previously mentioned, there are a lot of life guards on the inflatable area; after all, ensuring everybody’s safety is Inflatable Island’s priority (apart from ensuring everybody’s enjoyment -wink-).
◘◘ What should I wear once I’m on the Inflatable Island itself?
Swimsuits, board shorts, bikinis, speedos, etc. can be worn. But they do HIGHLY recommend the use of rash guards and/or swim leggings to prevent sun burns and rashes — besides, this is a slip and slide adventure! Additionally, make sure that you’re not wearing anything with buttons, zippers, or any sharp objects. This also includes earrings, watches or rings since it might damage the inflatables. Once you’re on shore, naturally, you may wear whatever you desire!
» Bali Lounge
The fun doesn’t stop at the water in Inflatable Island because once you get a hold of their pass, it instantly grants you access to their Bali Lounge for a whole day.
So before and after you set foot on their inflatables, you can have your swell time hanging around at this lounge which has colorful umbrellas and bean bags (great for those Instagram-worthy photo ops too!). And when you get struck by thirst, you can order for some drinks and fruit shakes that are often served in cute cup floaters. For those who are looking for unique eats, make sure to try their Roccoloco Bowls.
NOTE: Since space is limited in the Bali Lounge, it’s a first-come-first-serve basis. No worries because there are extra ‘normal’ chairs and tables nearby.
» Samba Beach
To add more to the number of ‘perks’ that you’ll receive by buying a pass for Inflatable Island, access to the adjacent Samba Beach is also FREE!
Rest assured, if in case you’re coming with a big crowd, you can book a cabana (or wooden open cottage) beforehand. No sweat!
It should be apparent to you by now why I am highly recommending this place: it’s an insanely fun AND unique experience that can be quite an exciting challenge which you can share together with your family and friends!
Couple it together with their vibrant Bali Lounge, and you’re in for a treat as you get the chance to have front row seats that give you grand views not only of the inflatables but of Subic Bay’s beautiful sunsets too.
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Hey there! I am Aileen Adalid.
At 21, I quit my corporate job in the Philippines to pursue my dreams. Today, I am a successful digital nomad (entrepreneur, travel writer, & vlogger) living a sustainable travel lifestyle.
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@pearlaton Aww that's so sweet of you to say. Thank you for always tuning in!
@y___ann Thank you Anna! ❤️