JPark Island Resort and Waterpark (formerly Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort & Spa)
JPark, Cebu has 508 well-appointed guest rooms, 6 themed pools and 3 waterslides, all for your family and friends’ enjoyment.
This colossal Mediterranean-inspired water playground has been a famous place-to-be for anyone looking for some splashing fun! The 7.5 hectare wonderland of pure amusement and relaxation has opened its doors since 2009 under the name of Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort & Spa.
JPark Cebu has 6 themed pools and 3 waterslides, all for your family and friends’ enjoyment.
The resort has 508 well-appointed rooms and suites. For those seeking a more private accommodation, 48 lifestyle villas are available for booking. Each equipped with either a Jacuzzi or a private pool.
In the evening, JPark Cebu transforms into a bright display of changing colored lights.
During our stay, we had booked a one-bedroom suite. It was equipped with 2 LCD TVs – one in the bedroom and one in the living room. The living room was spacious, enough to accommodate up to 5 people. Our bedroom had twin beds, both of which could fit two small people. In the corner, a study or reading table was provided. The overall layout of the room is typical as with other hotels, but the size and spaciousness was instantly noticeable.
In the afternoon, we went to experience what the resort is famous for – their pools and slides. The Amazon River is a long and winding “river-like” pool where you can lounge and ride with its simulated current.
Another highlight was the Wave Runner – a pool where you get to ride artificial beach waves.
But what waterpark is complete without a long body slide? JPark’s open body slide is a must-try for every adult and child (well at least 4ft tall) alike. If you’re more daring, I challenge you to try the Tube Slide – JPark’s longest slide. But for the even more adventurous ones, the Space Bowl is the perfect ride to get some adrenaline rush.
The 48-meter slide plunges you in a large space bowl where you spiral down into a 6.4ft deep pool.
In the morning, we woke up early to avail of our free breakfast. The restaurant was a bit crowded and the servers were a little less attentive to our needs. But despite that, the staff behind the buffet tables still managed to keep the serving plates filled and replenished. The food was excellent and more than enough to regain back the energy we lost from swimming all day and enjoying the water rides.