by Juanico Fernandez
Inflatable Island in Subic is the first of its kind in the Philippines and is currently the biggest and wildest inflatable playground in ASIA.
So what are you waiting for?!
Located just 3 hours away for Manila, this bouncy playground is almost the size of 8 basketball courts and is loaded with playground-like obstacles like slides, swings and bouncy trampolines. All this while floating above water!
Summer is here, and we all want to have fun on the beach and escape the scorching heat in Manila, and Inflatable Island offers just that. A beach + water theme park combined into one awesome adventure playground.
Inflatable Island PH is the first of its kind floating theme park set above the open sea in Subic Beach, just a short 3-hour drive from Manila.
(Drone shot courtesy of Nok Sarinas - Check out his Instagram @wheresnokie)
The park itself is just a few steps away from the beach, but it extends further out into the ocean, so life jackets are a must. Not to mention, they have around 20+ Lifeguards spread across the park.
This place is like “The ultimate playground” that we’ve always dreamed of when we were still young, and now it’s just a drive away from Manila and perfectly timed for summer.
The park has tons of fun activities to offer and is home to a bunch of obstacles like the Tarzan swing, shaky bridges, slippery slides and not to mention the park itself is one big bouncy trampoline.
One of the many obstacles that you’ll have to go through is this challenging but exciting wiggle bridge that has swallowed many of its victims.
There is also this huge rock climbing iceberg where guest can jump or slide from.
For the more adventurous ones, there is a 9-meter human launcher wherein a person can be ejected high up in the air like a cannonball.
And another main attraction and also my favorite is the 10 meter Tarzan swing that is not for the faint of heart.
There are no fixed routes in the park so you and your friends can go whichever direction you want as long as you don’t block the other guest.
They even have big trampoline right smack in the center for those insanely fun jumps.
And the tallest spot in the park, the infamous iceberg climbing wall.
The Instagram-worthy lounge serves as a resting place for guest’s who wants to take a break from all that jumping while lounging and drinking their fruit shake on a hot summer sun.
Overall we enjoyed the place and had a blast; it reminded me us of our childhood days when we used to play on water parks with friends and family. We love how the obstacles vary in shapes, sizes, and difficulty but at the same time, it still manages to cater to all ages and capabilities.
The place is perfect for a group of friends or families who simply wants a quick getaway from Manila. Mixing inflatable parks and the open sea is definitely a fun and excitingly new experience that takes beach activities to a whole new level.
Tip: Be sure to have a heavy meal and drink a lot of water before you start playing. The activity can be quite tiring especially under the hot sun. Food and Drinks can be ordered at the Bali-lounge but there are also nearby stalls along the beach and resort.
It is also advisable to apply sunblock and wear rash guards or long sleeves to protect yourself from the harsh direct sun and salty water.
Best to go on a weekday to enjoy the inflatables more with a lesser crowd.
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Live an Awesome Life,
NICO of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: Our whole-day experience was courtesy of Inflatable Island Philippines. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.
P.S. Inflatable Island is further expanding to add another 20% of its main park after holy week to further solidify its claim as the Biggest Inflatable water park in ASIA.