You’ll want to take your next vacation on the floating Unicorn Island


So, so much glorious pastel.

Floating in the waters of Subic Bay in the Philippines, is the beach vacation you never knew you wanted. Welcome to Unicorn Island. You’ll bounce down Rainbow Walk ending under a huge arching rainbow to be greeted by, of course, Baba, the giant inflatable pastel unicorn. This island also features slippery slides, a human launcher that will send you flying into the waters, bouncy bridges, and the island wouldn’t be complete unless you could climb on The Wavy Dinosaur or Climby the Seaunicorn.

I want to go to there.

Unicorn Island just launched this summer as an addition to the existing Inflatable Island that opened last year. According to their website, they are the largest floating playground in the entirety of Asia at around 44,132 square feet or roughly the size equivalent of eight basketball courts.

While Unicorn Island floats enchantingly just to the side, the main inflatable playground is your bouncy house on steroids. You’ll be able to jump on a massive floating trampoline, go down endless slides, play on the Jungle Bars and Monkey Vines, or swing on the Happy Swing and then take a turn on the Giant Tarzan Swing & Slide. And as amazing as this all sounds, I’ve already tuckered myself out just writing about the endless magical possibilities, which is why they also created the Pink Bali Lounge for you to relax and enjoy some drinks and snacks resting on the beach before you head back out to the floating extravaganza.

Inflatable Island is for all ages and abilities though younger kids do need to be accompanied by an adult. The island playground floats in water ranging from 4 feet to 15 feet deep and while it seems obvious, the ability to swim is recommended though not completely necessary, as you are required to wear life jackets at all times and lifeguards are always on duty.

Now, I know this isn’t exactly a vacation spot that’s a simple drive from your home, but if you do decide to make the magical trip to Unicorn Island, after the plane ticket cost, the inflatable playground is quite affordable. To spend an hour bouncing around is about $9.50 or for a full day the price is around $17.

I can tell you I have definitely added this mythical spot to my bucket list of travel destinations. But in the meantime, if you’re like me in Unicorn Island-less Minnesota, you still can transport yourself to a few enchanting and magical places like Can Can Wonderland for their outrageous drinks (yeah, their HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! drink is made with cream cheese and frosting) or head to Betty Danger’s Country Club for their quirky decor and a ride on the ferris wheel.   

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