Inflatable Island is a literal eye candy—as if candies spilled and melted onto the beach! The most Instagrammable beach destination in the Philippines is also Asia’s biggest floating playground. Pastel and rainbow-colored attractions comprise its 4,200-sqm sprawl.
If you’re feeling gray, there’s no better place to be than Inflatable Island in Subic. Luckily, it stays afloat despite the difficult times and it’s here to lift your mood! Here’s all you need to know about visiting Inflatable Island in the new normal, and we’ve included inspo for Insta-perfect beach pics too!
COVID-19 Travel & Booking Guidelines
Beach-goers from areas under GCQ and MGCQ, aged 5 to 65 years old, can visit Inflatable Island without RT-PCR test. Those beyond the age restriction, however, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result.
Since Inflatable Island is operating at a lower capacity, advance booking is recommended to ensure your admission.
Latest Attractions and Activities
Since its grand opening in 2017, Inflatable Island has undergone a lot of makeovers, featuring new attractions and designs for beach-goers to feast on. There are so many activities to enjoy, views to admire, and food to pig out on at Inflatable Island! Here are all the hottest attractions you shouldn’t miss!
Rainbow and Unicorn Islands
Inflatable Island’s highlight feature is the twin Rainbow and Unicorn islands floating off the beach, with Unicornzilla keeping watch on the sand. The colorful floating islands are a maze of fun obstacle courses, from wobbly rainbow bridges and Tarzan swings to giant tower slides and human launchers!
Pink and Purple Bali Lounge
It’s Bali with a millennial twist! Pink and purple colors pop in Inflatable Island’s Bali Lounge with rows of comfy beanbags under pretty parasols. Foster the beach bum in you and just lie back as you go on a photo spree in this Insta-perfect spot!
Is the sun getting too hot? Find shelter under the shade of—not just any palm tree but candy-colored palm trees at the Rainbow Jungle! This is also the perfect spot to enjoy the island’s beach food specialties. The lounge beds are built with long tables facing the beach.
Beach Food and Drinks
After all the splashing, fill up with the best-sellers BBQ Feast for meat lovers or Seafood Overload for a mermaid’s diet, served on a bilao with banana leaves for the most scrumptious island feast! You can also grab snacks like tacos and chicken wings as well as colorful refreshments.
Play Passes and Rates
There are four types of play passes to choose from, depending on your planned length of visit, starting at PHP 499 or the one-hour Sprinkle Play Pass. The Splash Play Plass gives you two hours of play for PHP 699. For longer enjoyment, opt for the half-day Spray Pass for PHP 799 or the whole-day Soaked Pass for PHP 899.
You can save up to PHP 100 off the regular rates above when you book online on KKday!
For staycation, Inflatable Island also offers hotel packages that include access to the water park and accommodation with breakfast at partner hotels. Rates start at PHP 1,399/person for a minimum of two guests.
- Dress code: If you’re going all out on the playground, it is ideal to wear a long-sleeve rash guard and swim leggings over your bikini. Anything sharp such as zippers, sequins, and beads is prohibited. Lifevests should also be worn on the inflatables.
- Height requirement: 3.5 ft.
- Age limit: None as long as the height requirement is met. Each child should have at least one supervising adult.
- Selfie stick: Maximum of 1 ft.
- Pregnant women are not allowed.
- Social distancing should be observed at all times.
- No pushing and swimming under the inflatables.
- Smoke only in designated smoking areas.
How to Get Here
Inflatable Island is located at Subic Bay Waters, National Highway, Lower Kalaklan, Olongapo City, Zambales. It takes 3 to 4 hours from Manila to Inflatable Island.
The best way to get here is by car via NLEX-SCTEX-Tipo Gate-Subic Bay Freeport Zone. The entrance to Inflatable Island can be found at Samba Bluewater Resort.
Via public transport, Victory Liner runs buses from Pasay City and Sampaloc, Manila, to Olongapo City. From the Olongapo terminal, you’ll have to take a jeepney to Halfmoon Beach where signs will lead you to Inflatable Island.
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*Featured image via Inflatable Island