Lonely Planet Writer

Visit this rainbow-coloured inflatable unicorn island in the Philippines

Sparkling blue waters might make for an incredible beach day, but the rainbow colours of an inflatable unicorn island in the Philippines will take things to an entirely new level.

Kids enjoy the unicorn island. Image by Inflatable Island

Inflatable Island is a floating water park in the Philippines, described as the largest in Asia. Located about two-and-a-half hours from Manila on the way to Zambales, the island features more than 4000 square-metres of inflatable spots to explore.

The inflatable island is themed around unicorns. Image by Inflatable Island

This year, a Unicorn Island has been added to the floating playground. Guests can hang out on a rainbow, climb onto a sea-unicorn and much more. Beyond that, there are new floating flamingo and unicorn cabanas that can each hold six people. There’s also the lounge where guests can relax in a pink and purple paradise and get some food and drinks.

An aerial view shows the scale of the unicorn island. Image by Inflatable Island

While kids are certainly going to love it, it’s also made for adults. Guests can book a time to visit online – and reservations are encouraged – and customers must arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled time to make room for signing-in process, safety instructions and life jacket fitting. Guests are also encouraged to wear rash guards and swimming leggings or shorts – to protect against potential wipeouts.

The Pink Bali lounge. Image by Inflatable Island

But, if a trip to the Philippines isn’t in your future, you can make your inflatable unicorn dreams come true with this massive pool float that fits six people.