Travel With Ysabel: Inflatable Island, Olongapo + Video

Who says you only need to burn at the gym to get that summer bod? Get ready to achieve your American Ninja Warrior or Wipe Out contestant dreams because Inflatable Island doubles as your gym AND your ultimate summer playground.

One of the things my family and I consider when we go to amusement parks is the crowd. This is why we chose to go during the 6-8am timeslot knowing that Inflatable Island wouldn’t be as packed if we went during peak hours such as mid-morning or late afternoon.


Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 4.21.29 PM Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 5.45.26 PM

Inflatable Island is about a 10-15 minute drive from SBMA (Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority). It hails to be the biggest floating playground in Asia. Once you’re at the site itself, you’d be overwhelmed with how big the park is (sans the Bali-inspired umbrellas and couches in the beach front) as it looks compact in size when you see it from the roads, the sands or photos even. If I were to estimate it, I suppose the play area would be as long as 1 1/2 Olympic swimming pools in length, and it goes as wide as 24 swimming pool lanes.

Inflatable Island has over 20 obstacles for you to enjoy in – may it be jumping over swinging from the Giant Tarzan, sliding from slippery slopes, swinging on the Jungle Bars and the Happy Swings; or simply overcoming hurdles that require body coordination, determination and an enthusiastic heart and mind; this is what one shouldn’t miss this summer!

Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 5.46.14 PM

How was the experience?

One word – FUN. It lived up to the hype visitors were sharing online and I’m so glad we were able to go at a good time where there wasn’t much people and the sun wasn’t harsh [yet]. Actually, you will be oriented before going inside the premises and you’d have to sign a waiver for that as well. Life vests will be provided and should be worn at all times. The body pain and minor bruises from our slips and falls were post effects from our visit but it was worth it! Inflatable Island is only open from six am to six pm. For more park FAQ’s, you can view it in their page here.

Don’t forget to/I recommend:

Put sunblock – SPF not only means sun play fun but also sun protection factor. 🙂
Bring a waterproof case for your cameras/phones – although it’s a precautionary factor you must use at your own risk, my family and I used my Go Pro to capture our flying, sliding, climbing and struggling (happy struggling, that is) matters inside.
Wear a rash guard and/or board shorts – Not only does it protect your skin from the harm rays of the sun but it also saves you from small cuts or rashes you can get from minor accidents such as slips.

Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 5.47.12 PM Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 5.47.24 PM Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 5.46.37 PM Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 5.47.58 PM

If you want to see some live action of my time at Inflatable Island, check out the video below!

Inflatable Island Philippines

Subic Bay Waters, National Highway, Lower Kalaklan, Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Official Website
Contact number: 0917 835 2665