Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Island Cove Family Fun Package

In one word, it's what Pinoys would call SULIT. Worth it to avail for a family of four (two adults and two kids). But of course, even the Day trip should make anyone happy since Island Cove is very near Manila.

The Family Fun Package currently costs P4,500 and entitles you to:
~ Room Accommodation (and extra bed)
~ Food voucher worth P1,000 for use at any of the Island Cove restaurants
~ Thirty-minute ride at a horse-drawn carriage (at the Animal Island)
~ Printed Souvenir Photo with a Baby Croc (at Animal Island, Crocs and Monkeys area)
~ Free entrance to Animal Island and Oceana Water Park
~ Iced tea for four (if you're eating at Fishing Village, better avail this one here since the iced tea at the Oceana Water Park resto is more water than tea)
~ Canvas bags to be painted on at Animal Island
~ Free use of Hotel Pool and Jacuzzi
~ 30 minutes free at Island Songs KTV
~ Complimentary bottled water

You can choose to arrive at the check-in time of 2 PM or come earlier, collect your coupons at the reception desk and start swimming your hearts out at Oceana Water Park already. You can frolic there all day and just check-in to shower in your room, then head to Animal Island and Fishing Village (the sunset in those places are breathtaking!).

And you can actually ask for another set of coupons for the water park for the following day (so you can check out early and spend the entire day at the water park slides) or prefer to enjoy the hotel pool instead.

Our only miscalculations were:

1) The water park and pool waters aren't heated... and is too cold even for the average adult in December, so our 1-year old kid couldn't enjoy it for all its worth... even at the height of noon.

2) We took the tram to the Animal Island on the first day, but it's really a big area so if you have your own car, you might want to use it instead. But for those who have the time and do not mind walking, the many animals (ostrich, deer, boars and other birds) and view of the sea (lake?) should make the walk engaging.

the tram, which runs on electricity,
that shuttles guests around Island Cove


main pool with slides

kiddie pool area with slides and fountains

the kiosk

area around kiosk


Island Cafe

rooms are air-conditioned, with cable TV,
tub, soap/shampoo/bath/toothbrush, ref

each room has a terrace of sorts


they have many big tigers there, but I couldn't
work with the cages for good pictures

we were told Ostrich eggs taste
just like chicken eggs

we paid P70 to feed the croc...
(there are some 167 crocs there right now)

the baby croc used for the souvenir
photo opps

where you paint on the canvas bags

animals for petting are available
on Saturdays and Sundays

the mighty deers


dine over water and enjoy the sea breeze

make sure you order the pininyahang manok!
and their bagoong rice is also to die for!!!


they charge P100/person per hour, but
that's consummable to food and drinks

certainly, do not go without one of
their white choco brownies (P55 each)


ajay said...

waaah. I wanna go rin :D Glad you had a nice time here......

Unknown said...

Nice review, mec! Wish I could take my girls there. They would love it.

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