Aquaria Water Park Review (Powered by the Oppo F5 Youth)
Summer’s here and I’m doing one in a series of water park reviews for this hellish season. Today we start off with my Aquaria Water Park review.
About Aquaria Water Park
Aquaria boasts of 525-meter of fine beach and a water park that can be readily enjoyed by both the kids and the kids-at-heart! Located within the Playa Calatagan Residences in Calatagan, Batangas, Aquaria’s highlights include a thrilling giant 3-storey high pool slide and cove pools as well as a long stretch of beach where you can lounge or swim and savor a seaside retreat. (Source)
Aquaria Water Park Review – Aesthetics
The place looks really great. The buildings are well maintained and the architecture of the place looks great. I’m not sure whether the place follows a Mediterranean vibe or Thai.
Sorry no welcome drink when you come in but you get the impression that they value security and comfort before anything else.
Aquaria’s big and spacey AND I’m quite impressed that even if they’ve got of visitors everyday, it doesn’t feel crowded. The lobby alone is cozy enough with numerous tables and chairs you can chill on while waiting either to get your stuff off your car or registering and paying (we’ll get to that later).
There’s also a smoking/ vaping area somewhere in the receiving area. If you’re the kind to mark down places because they don’t have vaping/smoking areas (just like me).
The water park also has a well-maintained bath house/ shower room/ bathroom complete with concierge…
… as well as bidets; because BIDET IS LIFE.
I wasn’t oversimplifying things too when I said that the shower rooms were well-maintained.
Showers work properly and you even have a nice changing area that’s dry as hell.
How to Traverse the Aquaria Water Park
Two area has two “zones”. They’ve got a nice setup for pools with different depths. You can send your kids to the 2 feet pool all scattered in the area.
Guests or groups of guests can also go pick a Cabana of their choice. Semi-private with a gate with no locking mechanism but it keeps out unwanted people from “invading your private space”. Syempre mahihiya ka naman makiraan sa area na hindi sa inyo diba?
The slide will require 2 people to ride the inflatable raft. Board shorts are allowed and no cotton shirts too. Good thing I prepped with a decent pair of shorts and retirable Green Lantern dri-fit. The slide itself looks intimidating but its actually a big pussy cat. The climb to the third story though is a big pain in the ass especially if you don’t have slippers. Oh but don’t get me wrong, everything in the slide area’s well-maintained as well.
More shots of Aquaria’s giant slide attraction.
That’s it for the pools. Now its time to look at the beach .
Getting to Aquaria’s beach area requires a bit of effort as its situated further down from the Cabanas and the swimming pool area…
But the walk under the hot summer sun would be totally worth it as it gives you an excellent Batangueno beach.
If you do want to spend the entire day in Aquaria’s beach rather than the pool area, they’ve got two “cottages” you can rent out. This one’s the super on a budget and is also the most “old school”…
A notch higher are these cabanas with plugs and better seating options.
Or if you won the lotto or just have lots of money to burn, get the extremely classy cottage.
Dinning in the Beach
Aquaria has one dinning area you use to your advantage. It’s situated near the beach and it’s got ample tables and chairs…
If you want, you can also sit outside, al fresco style…
The menu’s a bit on the pricey side but I didn’t bother checking the food. It does look good, the menu is pretty generic as well. Oh and speaking of food, there’s corkage if you want to bring in your food and its on a per-head basis.
Same goes for drinking and boozing. But that’s a matter more objective. Food you really need with these trips but booze is optional. If you have money to spend, go order drinks from their beachside bar (which looks sooooooo good. Totally Instagramable).
The beach itself looks great. It’s clean, the water’s great and doesn’t have the usual problems like wild whatevers getting beached. You’ve got corals, you’ve got starfishes and the sands just right.
I also have to tip my hat to the lifeguards in both the pool and the beach section in my Aquaria Water Park review. These guys are very professional and respectful and for once, you actually see them doing their jobs. And if there’s nobody to save Baywatch style, they actively help in cleaning up the place which I find really good.
Very strict din sila with their rules. So no eating in the pool area definitely means no eating (thereby making the pool cleaner by resort standards) and they will really enforce the rules for clothes to wear.
Aquaria Water Park Review – Verdict
- Clean place
- Ample parking space
- Great amenities
- Nice and continuous background music
- Well-maintained beach and pool
- Giant Slide is hype and fun
- Awesome personnel
- Lots of instagram-worthy places
- A bit pricey for day tours
- The sucky corkage for food
- Catering mostly to the day trips, not hyped about the overnights for the place
- Generic menu/ dishes
- Above average prices for food and beverage
To know more about Aquaria, you can visit their website at Aquaria.com.ph! Photos for this Aquaria Water Park review was taken with the Oppo F5 Youth; check out my review for the budget-friendly smartphone HERE.