Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark is a five-star hotel and resort in Mactan, Cebu. Here are some of the facilities you need to check out to make the most out of your stay.

Jpark Island Resort Waterpark Cebu Entrance Signage

As of this writing, I’d already visited JPark Island Resort and Waterpark a lot of times now for work trips, blogging events, or staycations. For you to maximize further your day tour and staycations, here are five (5) things you shouldn’t miss when visiting here!

1. JPark Island Resort and Waterpark Dining Experience

Lunch buffets are already inclusive in Jpark Island Resort’s day tour rate. What I love about their outlet restaurants is that each dining spot caters to a specific cuisine, so you can choose anything up to your taste or to satisfy those cravings (Japanese food and sushi, hmmm?)

Jpark Island Resort Waterpark Cebu Abalone Restaurant
The Abalone Restaurant

The Abalone serves international cuisines with four live stations grouped into Japanese, Oriental, Western and, of course, a separate one for the mouthwatering desserts.

For a taste of Asian-Mediterranean fusion, the Olive offers a unique blend of both cuisines coupled with your typical Filipino favorites.

Ching Hai is home to authentic Chinese cuisines and they have every dish in contemporary and classical varieties available. Their setup has an open kitchen showcase and they use only the freshest picks to serve their diners.

If you’re craving for Korean flavors, let Maru restaurant entice your taste buds. Enjoy your favorite Korean dishes here, plus you can grill some beef or pork the traditional way on your table.

2. Waterpark Adventure (Themed Pools)

One of Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark’s most astounding facilities is their themed pools.

They have pools available for all age groups, so everybody gets to enjoy the waterpark and still be safe.

Island Pool

Depth: 3.5 ft. to 5 ft.  | Opening Hours: 7:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.

The main pool, which can easily be spotted upon entering the grounds of Jpark Island Resort, is an azure body of water with a pool bar nested on its center. I love doing some sunbathing here right after lunch, or just lounging around after a day’s worth of play.

Amazon River & Wave Rider

Depth: 3.5 ft. | Opening Hours: 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

The newly-designed and reconstructed Amazon River – now with fun mushroom sprinklers

The artificially-generated tide Wave Rider pool will take you to the Amazon River with no effort. Just hang into your water inflatable and the waves will take you on a ride round and back to its initial point.

Beach Pool

Depth: 3.5 ft. | Opening Hours: 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Jpark Island Resort Waterpark Cebu Pool

Connected to the Amazon River is this pool which has a similar surface of a beach’s shoreline. They also hold some of their beach activities and Aqua Aerobics here.

Captain Hook’s Pool

Depth: 1.6 ft. | Opening Hours: 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

If you have kids in tow, then this pool is definitely perfect for them! This one only have shallow waters so it’s safe for children, plus they have lifeguards in near distance. It has a Pirate Ship, a variation of slides, and a bucket splashing waters around which your child can play in.

3. Water Slides

Your trip to Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark wouldn’t be complete without trying out their water slides! Note: It’s best to ensure you’re in a healthy disposition to avoid accidents. To learn more about the weight and height limitations, check out the requirements first. The height of these slides range from 7 meters up to 10 meters, so it’s best to remember safety above all else!

Waterpark slides in JPark Island Resort

No matter how fun these slides can be, I’ve got to admit they’re scary enough especially for people who are acrophobic or claustrophobic like me. So, proceed with caution and enjoy the thrilling bursts of these slide adventures!

Open Body Slide

It’s like the common slides we see on most waterparks, but this one is a few meters higher above the ground. With a slide length of 120 meters, it’s perfect for first timers in Jpark Island Resort’s waterpark.

Tube Slide

This one can be a bit daunting because it’s an enclosed slide, much like being thrown into a dark wormhole. Its length is the longest of the three with 156 meters, so expect a thrilling ride because you can never really guess when you’ll end up at the foot of the tunnel. It’s fun and nerve-wrecking for first timers, but great for adventure seekers.

Space Bowl

If you thirst for a more thrilling slide adventure, you must try this one for major adrenaline rush. Though its length is only 48 meters, faint-hearted people must still stir away from this because you can feel your heart leaving once you’re down into the spiral of the space bowl — you’ll feel your heart leaving your body. On top of that, it’s just a swift whoop down the slide and to the bowl, so make sure your body is ready.

4. Snorkeling and Fish Feeding

Further down the area of Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark is a short strip of white sand beach and a sea that houses beautiful aquatic creatures.

They have bread pieces provided by the resort itself so you can feed the schools of fish swimming around. You can also borrow goggles to watch them underwater as they race for the bread pieces parting from your hands towards their eager mouths.

This resort has carefully managed the marine environment to protect these species and grow the number of corals found on the seafloor. To this day, many guests have taken part in fish feeding and snorkeling activities — which is a fun inclusion to your trip, if I may say so.

5. Leisure Activities

Aside from the water activities, they also provide facilities for you to have a blissful relaxation, like their spa where you can enhance your well-being in a modern and sweet ambiance.

Jpark Island Resort Waterpark Cebu Cabanas

You may also rent out a premium cabana good for a minimum of three hours. Each is already equipped with entertainment systems, lounging sofa, and refrigerator with foods.

For kids, there are also the Game Room, Go Kart, Kids Club, and Miniature Golf Course to feed their adventurous spirits.

Overall Verdict

I haven’t stayed in Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark overnight so I couldn’t tell if their room rates are worth the price (UPDATE: I was able to stay in one of their luxury villas, and yes, it’s worth it!), but their day tour satisfied me enough. With plenty of activities and facilities to choose from, you’ll never run out of choices.

Jpark Island Resort Waterpark Cebu Entrance

For Jpark Island Resort room rates, you may try checking this one out on their website for the prices and availability.

I’ve also written a travel diary of my first visit to Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark, so you may check that one out as well to see how my experience went!

Still looking for a great Cebu destination for your vacation escapades? Why not try Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark? 😉

Contact: +63 32 494 5000

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

Opening Hours: 10AM – 6PM (Day Use)

Hotel Class: 5 Star

Price Range: P2500 for Adults, P1250 for Kids 5-12 yo (Day Use)

Mimi Gonzales


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.

  1. Hi there! Thanks for the review. When going for the day trip, do they provide a particular place for your stuff or you can lounge anywhere? Also, do you pay for the whole amount even if you’re not swimming? Thanking you in advance.

    1. Hi, Cassie! Yes, they have loungers everywhere and you can leave your things there. So far in my experience, I never had problems with
      regards to security since they’re packed with guards moving around the resort 🙂

      And yes, I think you would need to pay for you to enter the resort. Unless you’re just there to dine in – in which case, I reckon they have a separate price/package for that!

  2. Im looking for a good resort near the airport for summer travel and it is really thrilling to see your post esp your photos. Jpark seems a very fun place to spend a weekend at. I wonder what i could do during the night? Night life?

  3. Just reading your post, I could say that the day tour at that place is indeed worth it. It has so many things to offer. Very timely as well that it’s summer already and most kids and even adults love water and swimming and the likes.

  4. Wow this is one of the most amazing water parks I’ve ever seen! There seems to be so much to see and do! Plus it looks like it has great restaurants! Most of the ones I’ve been to just have bad fast food places so this is a nice change. I’m putting this on my on list of must see places!

  5. Wow looks like a really fun place to spend the day with friends and family! Ang daming themes, di yata kasya isang araw dito! XD Hope you can try the hotel naman next time and let us know how it is! 😀

  6. I haven’t been to Cebu before and this water resort looks tempting! all those slides and wave pool! but it’s also a 5 star resort, huh. I wonder if it will burn a hole in my pocket?

  7. Wow! The Jpark Island Resort looks amazing and worth the trip to mactan! I like how every little detail is included in each item. Many travel posts only include photos and description but yours has crucial information like opening times and how-tos that make traveling to the place easier and hassle-free. Sorry about the, i wasn’t able to access the site using our wifi so I had to use the computer shops. 🙂 Great post!

  8. I love waterparks and I must say this looks to be one of the best I have seen. The food places sounds quite good. And the pools are lovely, so are the rides. Nice place to chill out and have a nice time.

  9. The Waterpark looks like a lot of fun. I like that there are a lot of activities and not just one. The beach pool caught my eyes, I would love to just relax there with a good book. Feeding the fish and snorkeling is definitely another things that I would love to do if I visit.

  10. A resort with so many tings to do around.. wonderful… This place looks like one I would keep going to whenever I want to get out of the hustle of daily life! Really a nice place and wonderful captures 🙂

  11. Huhu 🙁 Another cebu spot I missed seeing. You see, I used to always travel to Cebu for both work and leisure, but never really explored it well. Thank for you sharing this. I am set to be in Cebu this december and I just might consider visiting this place!

  12. Looks like a fun time at Jpark Island Resort! I love going to waterparks and having some fun on the slides! Doesn’t look like too many people there in your photos…is that normal? Is there a better time of the week or year to check out the resort? Thanks for sharing!

  13. This Resort is truly astonishing, its like a one stop shop where you can have everything. Very near to the beach, it has an amazing swimming pool and the slides? Oh, I would enjoy to do that most of the time when I get the chance, it always brings back the essence of being a kid inside of me.


  14. this definitely look like a great resort to stay in and the waterpark looks like fun.. would love to stay there someday when I plan for my Cebu trip… I am headed for a Waterpark too next week.. the Adventure Cove in Singapore.. so hope to share it on my blog too….

  15. We were able to visit Jpark 2 yrs ago and it’s totally worth it! I can totally relate why you didn’t try the slides, I also avoided those during our stay. Haha! Abalone is a bomb! A variety of cuisine to choose from..yum!

  16. Whoah! This seems to be a perfect place for the family. Surely my kids will love it here. I miss cebu! My mom’s relatives are from here and the last time we visit was like 7years ago.. will take note of this when we visit again!

  17. This place looks like an excellent place to take my kids. I’m sure they’ll enjoy everything here. We haven’t been to Cebu yet but we’ll aim to go here when we do. I’d love to stay the night here.

  18. Wow it sounds like a really big place for all those amenities. I wish I could also try stuff like these one day with my family. Will definitely check this place out whenever we get to visit Cebu again 🙂

  19. The theme pools are so cool! And there are really a lot you can do there, I don’t think a day tour is enough! Haha How much is the day tour, by the way?

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