Travel Diary: JPark Island Resort & Waterpark Adventure

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark is a premier five-star hotel and resort in the Philippines that sits on the island of Mactan, which is only a few meters away from home. This resort is greatly commended for its pleasant amenities, and it’s no doubt why. From the gastronomic experience down to the waterpark adventure, you’ll never run out of options to stay and enjoy a getaway here in Cebu! Here’s what I love about this place:

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Dining Experience

Jpark Island Resort has different dining restaurants that will suit to your taste. They have the Abalone (International), Olive (Asian & Mediterranean), Ching Hai (Chinese), Maru (Korean), and Coral Seaside Restaurant (seafood).

Jpark Island Maru Korean Restaurant

We arrived there at around 12PM which was just in time for our lunch buffet. The day use rate is worth P2, 500 for adults and Php 1,250 for kids 5-12 years old (yup, that’s the reason why I haven’t visited this resort before – I could never afford it!). The rate actually includes a lunch buffet + free use of towels and the pools and waterpark (more photos later on).

Our main option was the Abalone Restaurant, but unfortunately, it was close for renovation that time. We headed up to Maru Korean Restaurant instead, and a lot of the foods were a spectacular choice.

Fooooods

I looked like a food-starved kid staring at all the foods laid out on the table so I could take up in my hands and eat. Their dessert table was my favorite, of course, being a sweet tooth that I am. Aside from the traditional Korean foods, they also have Asian cuisines available.

Pools and Waterpark Adventure

The most enthusiastic part of Jpark Island Resort’s day tour is the waterpark adventure! The waterpark consists of a large and separate bodies of pool areas catered for your enjoyment.

Island Pool and AQUS Pool & Island Bar

You’ll be amazed at the scenic view of the pool here. This one is not even half of what they have to offer! The Island Pool greeted us right after our lunch at the buffet restaurant. The pool is huge enough with varying depths, and there is the AQUS Pool & Island Bar in the middle where you can take your orders for food and drinks.

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark AQUS Pool bar

Jpark Island pool slides

Captain’s Hook Pool

This is a separate pool area where kids could play and enjoy a low-level depth of water. There is an interesting feature of a huge bucket ready to pour down water all over you found in the middle, plus around three more slides all around.

Jpark Island review

Jpark Island summer in Cebu

Jpark Island kiddie pools

Jpark Island Cebu resort

Amazon River

The Amazon River takes you into a grand adventure on a river-like pool structure. You can use an inflatable because the Wave Rider will just take you to where the water is headed at: the Beach Pool (yes, it’s right near the beach) and the Waterpark.

Jpark Island Day Use

Jpark Island amazon river pool

Waterpark Slides

Then here is where the real (and scariest for me, as I have a bit of phobia when it comes to heights) adventure starts.

The waterpark consists of three slides: an open body slide, a tube slide, and the Space Bowl, which are approximately 120 meters tall (that’s very tall for me, at least). Before coming in to use the slides, there are specific height and weight requirements, so it’s best to talk to the watcher first and see if you can use the waterpark slides.

waterpark slides in Jpark Island

You might want to start at the open body slide (white) since it’s not that challenging  yet, but could still scare the hell out of you if you’re afraid of heights (like me). Just remember not to include that in your memory and you’ll just splash right down the end of the slide in no time.

The tube slide (green) is enough to yank my hair off and definitely not suitable for the claustrophobic peeps. You get to slide down an enclosed and dark slide and you’ll never know where you’ll end up. I usually just close my eyes every time I get so paranoid and then I end up at the bottom safely, at least. Keep in mind not to get up and just keep your heads down or you might bump at its ceiling.

And the scariest shit I’ve done that day was trying out their Space Bowl (red). I didn’t intend to do it but my boyfriend and his cousin kept on pushing me to try just once (because who knows when I’ll be back on this luxurious resort!).

I slide down in a tube slide at first and then after that… my memory went blurry. Haha. You get flushed down in a bowl (see photo above) and the only thing that got me afraid was that what if I get flushed excessively and get thrown out of the bowl instead? Like, flying out of the bowl is just the scariest scenario for me.

The slides have height, age, and weight limitations and you will first sign a waiver before you proceed. You can know more about the water slides information here.

Jpark Island Resort is a must-visit in Cebu

There are a lot more activities you can try out in JPark Island and honestly, you can just never get enough.

Jpark Island day tour rates

We tried playing golf at their mini-golf area and also went pedal car racing. The only con about this experience was that we didn’t get to enjoy it for the whole day because we arrived by noon already. The day tour price might be a little expensive, but for five-star hotels like this, I’m delighted to say that I was satisfied.

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Beach

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Amenities

For Jpark Island Resort’s specific room rates and other promos available, you may also contact them through the contact number specified below.

So, have you given a thought about visiting here? I’d love to hear your best resort experiences, too! 🙂 You may read more of my travel diaries here as well. 

Contact + More Info

Contact: +63 32 494 5000

Location: M.L. Quezon Highway, Brgy. Maribago Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Opening Hours: 6 AM – 10 PM

Hotel Class: 5 star

Rates: (Day Use) P2500 for adults, P1250 for kids 5-12 yo

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    Ratings

    • Style and Amenities
      10
    • Value for Money
      9
    • Service
      8
    • Location
      8
    • Room Quality
      9
    The Good

    Lots of amenities to enjoy

    Great accommodation

    The Bad

    Luxury-priced rates

    Unstable WiFi connection

    8.810
    Mimi

    Blogger/CEO

    Mimi is a food and travel enthusiast who wishes to explore and experience more things in life. She blogs about food, travel, and fancy things that are noteworthy.

    48 Comments
    1. Hello.

      Great review! That tube slide thing is scary but worth a try I guess! Lol
      So the 2,500.00 day rate includes a lunch buffet already but does it include the rest of the amenities, too? Like that bar they have at the center of the pool (drinks, I mean) and the other activities (or sports) that you can enjoy? I’m planning to visit the resort this summer.

      Thank you! 🙂

    2. Wow! I wanna try those waterslides and definitely have a plunge at the pool. The food really looks mouth watering. And oh the place reminds me of my last month’s travel at shangri-la mactan cebu.

    3. I wonder, when did this resort opened? I went to Cebu around 3 years ago and wasn’t aware of this place until now. Sayang, we would have considered this.. but maybe would be swayed away because of the price tag. And also, knowing that Cebu is boasting with a LOT of natural water places like its tens and hundreds of beaches just waiting to be visited and discovered lol.. we would still have picked it over a resort such as this one, despite being 5-star.

      For a minute while I was reading the post, I thought this was somewhere in Manila.. then I remembered you live in Cebu. Ayun, I think this kind of resort would fare better in Manila because it’s very.. umm, polluted here.. a dose of nature/water close by would freshen up us tired folks here.

      As someone who’s in a polluted city, yes I’d visit.. but if I were to go to Cebu JUST to visit this, I would rather go to Malapascua or some of the islands instead. If this resort was located strategically here, the chances would be higher. Sorry napahaba sa comment. 😐 😛

      1. Haha no worries! I always enjoy reading your comments. Yes, I think they’ve been here for a long time already. You might known it as Imperial Palace back then because I think they renamed their resort just last year. 🙂 And, I agree! This resort is just for the luxurious folks out there. Most people I found roaming around were the tourists, which is really perfect for them. As for me, I think I’d choose Malapascua and have an adventure there. 🙂

    4. Lucky you, mi! Wish I could visit Jpark one day! Haha. Magtigom sako. Ang pinaka nindot nako naadtoan nga resort is Crimson ra jud, and for internship ra. Dkml? Hahaha </3 Nice pictures btw. I hope makatry ko anang slide of death. Awunsaba. Hahaha 🙂

      1. Haha yes, lucky jud I got sponsored by my bf’s family, ate. Huhu dmd it’s so expensive. I’d like to visit again one day, though. Haha Crimson is a nice resort man pud and I’d like to go there someday! Haha worth it ang experience sa slide of death, but never trying the red one ever again!

      1. Also just want to say I love your blog! It’s so pretty and you’re stunning! Keep strong and motivated in life <3 Thanks for the support for my last article about going through struggles!

    5. The place is really beautiful! There are sooo many places to visit in cebu, i’m super envious. haha we only have few tourist spots and resorts here in GenSan. And those rides! I’m a scaredy cat and i’m not fond of rides but it looks like fun 🙂

      – Joyce | http://www.bitsofjoyce.com/

      1. I’m sure GenSan has a lot of places I’d want to visit too, ate Joyce! 🙂 Maybe if you get here in Cebu someday, you can let me know and I’ll give you a look around! That’d be fun 😀 Haha totally enjoyed the rides too but never trying it back again, unfortunately. It’s really scary for me. Haha

    6. Yum, I love Korean food, and those are some tasty looking desserts! This resort looks really nice. That’s awesome that they have so many large pools, including water slides. I would prefer the open slide! Sounds like the whole thing is worth the expensive price 🙂 My favorite resorts so far are in Hawaii because they have beautiful beaches!

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