NEW ISLAND ALERT, island girls, and boys! And this time you won’t be needing a boat ride.
Just located 2 hours away from Manila, this island is floating above the sea of Samba Bluewater Resort, Subic Bay in Zambales and it is so fluffy and colorful. Adding to the 7 thousand+ islands of the country is the Inflatable Island PH, which is also the biggest floating playground in Asia.
HOW TO GO THERE:
via driving: Inflatable Island PH is already in Waze! But there’s also detailed directions in the photo above.
via commute: Ride a Victory Liner bus (there’s one in Cubao) bound to Olongapo. From the Olongapo, terminal take a blue jeepney outside and asked the driver to drop you at Inflatable Island/Samba Bluewater/Half Moon Resort. OR you can ride a bus bound to Iba, Zambales and asked the driver as well to drop you to Inflatable Island.
THE INFLATABLE ISLAND
The playground is 3,400 sqm. and as big as 8 basketball courts. It is said that 1 hour in the island will let you burn around 400 calories. Whew! Talk about having fun and working out at the same time. It contains inflatable slides, swings, towers, human launchers, trampoline and much more that will sure unleash the kid inside the adults who will experience.
So if you’re so sold and ready to put your adult life as a whole in the sides first, then here’s what you need to know and to expect!
First, let’s talk about the tickets!
Before you buy a ticket let me break it out to you that there’s a height requirement. 3 ft is the minimum height they will allow in the playground. And the little kids (3ft to 4ft) are required to have a chaperone, 1:1 kid-adult ratio. So, I’m sorry but you can’t be the tita of the year bringing your 5 pamangkins.
Given that you are all adults escaping the metro stress. Here are the prices:
I advised that you book your tickets online because first, it is cheaper, and second, reservations are prioritized than walk-ins. They’re only allowing 350 persons in the island so walk-ins will depend on the number of reservations that day.
TRAVEL HACK: Tickets are cheaper at Travelbook Tours.
In our blogger preview access, we were given SPRAY afternoon pass and I have done everything (all obstacles + photos + tunganga + blogger stalking). I think Spray is the best of the three since Splash can be bitin and Soaked is for the strong ones!
There are safety rules to follow
After your tickets, let’s move to Step one and two. EVERYONE must proceed to the orientation, where the safety rules are discussed and signed the waiver after. You might want to listen here because not abiding by their rules might get you kick out of the playground.
One important safety rule:
Action cameras and phones (in waterproof cases ofc) are already allowed on the playground. BUT be sure that the selfie sticks are on the shortest length (1ft) to avoid injuring others or yourself.
Lifevest is a MUST.
Even you know how to swim or the mere fact that there are 15 lifeguards on board, YOU STILL NEED TO WEAR A LIFEVEST. The water around the island is 5-15 feet deep. I know that some are not a fan of it because sometimes they can smell weird and it’s hard and hot to move with it. I’m sorry but the playground is lifevest zone. No lifevest. No play. Trust me with all the activities, you’ll be so tired to swim.
If you don’t know how to swim, don’t worry you’ll be fine. Just hold on to your dear lifevest.
Play, Slip, Fall, & Repeat
To reach the island, you have to swim maybe around 4 meters. And based on my personal experience, you’ll slip 100 times (it’s funnier than painful) at first but you’ll get used to it later on. The playground has a lot of obstacles where you can challenge your friends or yourself with. It is a test of balance and strength. To have the best experience inside, set aside your fear and poise and just unleash the kid inside.
There are lifeguards inside. They will assist you with the obstacles and help you get back to the island when you fall down of the ocean. They’ll also look out for you so when you hear a whistle, it means someone (maybe you) is not being safe inside.
As I remember, they are allowing up to 350 people inside and it’s quite a lot. But let’s look at it in a positive way, there are 350 people to be friends and share the obstacles with.
Chill and take a lot of photos after.
Eventually, you’ll get tired or your time ran out and it’s time to step out of the playground. Good thing, Inflatable Island has the best chilling spots (you can access all day as long you have a ticket)! If you need a tan, you can go soak yourself in the sun in the cute Instagrammable floaties. But if you’re like me afraid of the ultraviolet rays, then the Bali lounge is perfect for you. They have this comfortable bean bags that are perfect for a nap and rest you needed. Both are first come first served basis and will really look good on photos.
WAIT THERE’S MORE!!
They have a free parking and it is wide enough. First come first served basis, though.
You can bring outside food inside the resort EXCEPT for the Bali lounge but you have to pay a corkage fee. On the other hand, there are a lot of food and drink choices offered inside like pasta, sisig and pizza.
They have! It is newly constructed and has a lot of cubicles.
There is no rooms or hotel but they have partner hotels you can look to on their website. Also, there are other beach resorts around.
Open for photo shoots or team building?
Yes, they are! They offer discounts for group of 20 people above. For special arrangements like these, you may contact our staff at 0917 713 7784.
So are you ready to go?? Then it’s time to book your tickets here!! If you still have questions or things to share, we can talk in the comment section!
Thank you Inflatable Island PH for this experience and to my two new travel blogger friends Mei and Nika for the laughs and photos. You can check their cool blogs!
I’ve seen photos and videos of this place in Instagram and I was intrigued. Ang ganda pala! Looks like my friends and I are going to have a really good time here. Thanks for blogging about this! 😀
You and your friends will enjoy it for sure!
Hi po! Just want to ask since I’ve been planning to go there. Diba po any pass would guarantee a whole day at the beach or lounge? What time po ba ng co-close? Since Ive reserved a splash lang po then 4pm pa yung time. possible ba hanggang gabi pwede magstay doon? Thank you in advance 🙂
Hi, yes, kahit anong pass na meron ka whole day ka pwede sa beach and lounge until closing nila. As far as I know until 6PM lang sila and di na ata pwede magstay pa after that. Kung ako sayo punta ka na lang ng maaga para maenjoy mo yung beach and lounge. 🙂
Honestly, mej kebs ako sa place na ‘to because of the hype that it’s getting! Paniguradong super crowded and all. BUT this blog post of yours kinda persuaded me to go there soooon! It looks fun and interesting even though it’s a little bit pricey. Kaloka ka. Mapapagastos na naman ako. HAHAHA CHAROT.
IT IS SUPER HYPE NOW. Their marketing/advertising team knows how to do their work. Maybe you can visit it when the hype’s down. HAHA! I’m sorry. It is pricey but super enjoy with friends. 🙂
Your photos are so cuties! And super pretty mo dun sa moment niyo ni Kuya. hehehe! Love it! With all your photos, bet ko nadin ivisit ang Inflatable Island.
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HAHAHA! I was so happy at that shot. Visit it 🙂
OMG, one of my dream travel adventure. Great shots too 😀
This looks so fun B! ? Ill bring my whole clan for sure. Olongapo’s very near to our province. Its good to know the height requirement’s 3 ft, haha! Muntik nko di umabot ? Ang dami pti lifeguards, food price inside is ok nman? I mean di nman overpriced? Thanks a lot for this article!
GRABE KA ATE!! Abot na abot ka ah! You should bring all of them para happy happy with the obstacles. 🙂 The food of course is kinda pricey pero keri naman.
I am so excited to visit Inflatable Island PH! Looks like you really had fun there. Nakakainggit! I wish I could have my free time sooner so I can already experience the fun in this place! Yey!!! 🙂 Thanks for this, Bea!
When all work/acads are done you should treat yourself here and bring lot of friends! 🙂
Hi! How much would be the cost for the rental fee and corkage for food? Thank you! Nice and super engaging blog 🙂
Thank you so much! Corkage starts from P500 and it can go up to P2000 depending on the amount of food mo.
I love the whole setup of the place. I like the vibrant colors of the Bali lounge. It looks comfortable in photos! This will definitely free the inner kid in us! I really hope the management can able to maintain this place especially months after its launch.
I love the Bali lounge din. It is really comfortable talaga IRL and not just in photos. It did!! I love adult playgrounds like this.
Hi! Confirm ko lang, even if yung Splash/2-hour pass lang yung pass mo, you can stil access the bali lounge and floaters all day? Am I right? 🙂
Yes!! 🙂 Yung pass is for the playground lang talaga pero yung buong beach and resort hanggang magsawa ka. 🙂
This looks fun! In all fairness, I thought their rates are pricey. Mukhang worth it naman nga yung 699 for two hours. 🙂
It is kinda pricey but the rates includes naman na whole day access to Bali lounge and beach area nila. So I think it’s worth it! The 2 hour pass is sobrang sulit na eh nakakapagod na.
Ok Im not so much of a “water person” or even a “beach person”, but THIS!!!! This I would do and definitely enjoy. I want to go here omg. today. I want to be there now.
Not a water person too but I love hanging out at the beach. Just reading or lying around that’s why I enjoyed this place too because of the Bali lounge.
Read this from a number of blogs lately. Saw this as well at Abs CBns morning show. The place will surely be a hit among kids and even kids at heart. Who wouldn’t love those colourful inflatable rides and sights?
Agree!! You should bring your kids here!
It’s so unfortunate that I wasn’t able to go here! I really like the concept of having bean bags on beaches. Although I hope it doesn’t get too crowded. Hoping to visit the Inflatable Island soon!
I love bean bags or any furniture on the beach too. Dun lang ako madalas tumatambay. It will surely be crowded on summer so if you don’t want crowd then maybe wait until June. 🙂
I’ve been looking forward to this ever since they announced na they’ll open soon. I want to go here na, pero i-wait ko muna siguro na mag end ung hype. Most probably madaming tao! Haha. Obviously, di ako fan ng crowded places. Some say hindi raw maganda dito, I wonder why?? Eh it looks soooo much fun. Hahaha.
True! I wanted to go back nga with friends pero not this summer muna kasi jusko ang crowd. People have different taste/perspective/experiences naman on places or maybe they just love bringing down hype places/things. We won’t know we’ll enjoy one place until we tried it naman. 🙂
I love the giant inflatables! I always wanted to have one but it’s so expensive plus wala kaming pool and we seldom go to beach. HAHA. I saw your video together with Ate Mei and the other blogger sa KMJS! 🙂
Super bet ko rin sila. I’ve always wanted a photo on it. Buti na lang talaga. Awwww. Awkward kami dun sa KMJS! 😀
THE PLACE LOOKS FANTASTIC! I can’t believe that it’s only 2 hours away from the metro, talk about a quick get-away. And the prices aren’t so bad! For an adventure like this, I was expecting for fees at 2k each, but boy i was wrong. Will definitely suggest this place to the familia. Great review and amazing shots girl! <3
Comparing to Dubai Inflatable Playground, ours is much cheaper and more creative. It’s a good family getaway!
I’d love to bring my kids there. They’d have an enjoyable time with all these inflatables. I wonder if it’s year round. Would be a great photoshoot location.
I know they’re available all year round. You should bring your kids. They’ll love it.
Sounds like the perfect island. PH is such a great place. I have to visit this beautiful country once! Your photo’s are spectaculair!
Superb! This place looks amazing. Parang hindi enough ang half day para ma-enjoy lahat ng stations. And I saw you in KMJS! 🙂 ♥
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Half day is enough naman and it is tiring din. 🙂 awwww. I’m shy na. HAHA
I’m not a beach person, and like you, I’m also afraid of the uv rays (haha!) but this inflatable island is a must-try! everything looks fun and cute. hopefully I can go there soon. Thank you for sharing!
Sobrang enjoy dahil kasama kayo! Alam mo na, hahahaha
AKo din. Thanks Mei!
The inflatable island is truly an amazing resort that is now in Subic. It has been one of the places that I wanted to go to. I like their Bali inspired lounge as well as the cute drink floats. They really made it well making this as a very good tourist attraction. I hope to return back there with much more enhancement.
Tara!!! with Bullies! Balik ka! Hehehe
Let’s go. I still have complimentary tickets!
I feel like I’m having a Deja Vu moment because I’ve seen some of these photos from your Instagram. Hehe. Looks really fun.
Hi my Instagram friend!
Does the Inflatable Island availabe anytime? Or there are only chosen months to play with? And also, semi-drunk person are allowed? (Haha, the last question though is pretty obvious but somehow I need the answer cuz why not?)
It is available all year round with their operating hours. I know until 5PM lang sila but they’re open as early as 6AM. Drunk person are not allowed. (But they wouldn’t know if you’re a good actor right?) 😉
That looked so fun, Bea! When I first heard of it I was like “meh”. But reading this blog post and looking at your photos makes me want to go with my friends now! <3
Nice blog. I’m just curious if the food stall accept credit card ba?
I’m not super sure. Maybe you can chat Inflatable Island on facebook for this.
Hi sorry medyo redundant question ko. Even if hnd whole day pass, sa Bali lounge whole ang access right? Need confirmation sana kc I have to book tickets for May 15. Thanks
Yes! The passes are for the inflatable playground lang. 🙂
hello! after the spray fun for example, can you still swim sa mismong beach? or bali lounge and floaters nlng ang meron ka? kc mga kids ko dala ko. mga gus2 nun magbabad sa beach e…
Yes po! The beach, floater and Bali lounge can be accessed whole day ng mga taong may any kind of passes. 🙂
Ohh, this looks really fun. Kids will truly enjoy this place!
Hi! Great blog, nkaka-enlighten :). Just want to ask if the hotel package is a good idea.
Planning to go w/ some friends and tag my 10 yr old daughter along.
Also, any other place you can suggest after enjoying Inflatable Island? TIA 🙂
Hi Em-gee, if budget is not an issue then the hotel package is good. The hotel is good naman. Di mukhang pipitchugin lang. 🙂 If you’re with your 10-year-old daughter you can try Zoobic Safari or Tree top Adventure after. Hope I helped.
hi, i would like to ask something ? ive heard madumi daw un beach(sand) and water? is that true? i was hesitant to go because of that! hoping for your response. thanks 🙂
Di naman sa madumi yung beach area, sadyang di lang siya maganda compared sa other PH beaches. The sand is dark (black) and the water is not clear and blue (mej dark din dahil nga siguro sa dark yung sand sa baba) pero it is clean. Walang kalat na lumulutan sa tubig and sa sand. 🙂
Hi, is it allowed to stay overnight in tents? Can you bring your own tent? And can you like cook in the beach, do they have grills there? Thank you
Sa pagkakaalam ko tents are not allowed inside. Pang day tour palang talaga siya. Pero I’m not sure if there changes this past months. No grills din as far I remember.
Hi, anong bus ang pwedeng sakyan papunta dyan pag galing ng cubao? 🙂
You can ride yung Victory bus na pa Subic. 🙂
hi! I just wanted to ask, how much is the fee for lockers? 🙂
It’s around P50-P200 depends sa size and lenght ng rent. 🙂
We actually got an invite here but I wasn’t able to attend. Mommy duties first is my priority. Seeing the photos makes me regret my decision huhu. I wish and hope we can visit the place too since it is also near here in Pampanga.
Hi, we are planning to go there early next year. I have read that they are team up with penninsular hotel…just want to ask if there’s a nearby hotel that we can stay, a bit cheaper than penninsular hotel?
May weight restrictions ba?
Hi Storm, wala silang weight restriction. 😀
Hi ask ko lng, is it okay to wear glasses or contact lenses pag andun ka sa island? Im afraid di ko maenjoy pagmalabo mata ko hehe. Thank you ?
I wear my glasses on the island kasi tamad ako mag contacts haha. pero mas okay yung contacts kasi madalas kapag nagslislide ako tinatanggal ko yung glasses ko kasi baka mahulog sa dagat.
Hello. Finally, napadpad ako dito.? Anyhow, paano po mag commute from Inflatable Island to Manila po?
And also, kasi kasama ko daughter ko pwede ba yung one hour pass lang kunin? And kahit one hour pass lang pwede mag swimming padin, makapunta sa bali lounge and dun sa hnicoen floaters? Or one hour lang din kami pwede? I want to nring my daughter there cause she loves Unicorn and pink.
Hi, I have instructions on the blog on how to commute from mnl to inflatable. And I think wala pong 1 hr pass, two-hour pass po yung minimum nila pero you can choose not to finish the 2 hours. And what ever pass pong bilin niyo, unli hours po yun sa bali lounge and floaters.
Hi Ms. Bea, we are planning to go there sa May 1. Ask ko lang po if there’s a cottage that we can stay aside sa mini-Bali lounge?
Thank you ^.^
yes meron silang mga cottage bukod sa Bali lounge!
Hi Ms. Bea, additional question, ask ko lang po paano malalaman if OK na yung booking schedule? I already paid thru paypal, But Im not sure kung yung email ng paypal is enough na as a proof that Im already paid/booked on Inflatable island?!
Hi, did you book via Travelbook.ph? Dapat may cbooking onfirmation email sila.If there’s none, try to contact their helpdesk. 🙂
Hi. Ask ko lang po kung magkano ang corkage fee kung sakaling magdadala kame food? ☺
It depends po alam ko sa food na dadalin niyo. Sa pagkakatanda ko starts from 200+.
Hello! I know there’s a height requirement in the infalatable island, but I just would like to ask if they charge a fee for a 2-year old baby just to access the beach and the lounge. Plus I have my in-laws, too and they wouldn’t be joining the fun on the playground. So do they have a different rate for just the beach and the lounge? Thanks in advance if you will be replying to this.
P.S. Love your shot with kuya lifeguard, so pretty mo dun! ❤️
Hi Zendy!!! I think you still need to buy your baby and in-laws tickets kasi alam ko the beach and lounge (and the whole resort) are only accessible for those who have inflatable tickets. 🙂 Pero hope you can confirm with Inflatable on Facebook na rin.
Thank you!! <3
I will be on Cebu island for a Rugby tournament July 12th-July 14th.
I want to go to Pink Bali Lounge for the day on the 15th before I fly back to the states.
I know the list of hotels but how would I get there from the Waterfront hotel & casino?
How will I get to the airport for my 4am flight?
Thanks for your help.
Hi Drexel, I don’t think you’ll be able to go here since this is in Luzon. It will take another flight from Cebu. 🙂
If we have senior citizen with us, can he relax somewhere where we enjoy the inflatables? Thank u for your blog, it is so informative. I enjoyed reading it.
Hi Vicky, he can relax on the Bali lounge. 🙂 And I think pwede ka na rin mag rent ng nipa huts. Thank you!!!
Hi, I want to know if they have towels? Thank you so much