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Island Cove and Leisure Park 20th Anniversary 2018 Promo + Things to Do

February 20, 2018
Island Cove and Leisure Park 20th Anniversary 2018 Promo + Things to Do

Escaping the chaos in the city is just a 20-minute drive from Mall of Asia. It is a funny thought that going to Island Cove is much easier and faster than commuting home to Manila or traveling to Makati.

Since 1998, Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park has been the favorite resort destination of families, friends and couples. The resort has something for every members of the family and it is very welcoming to our four-legged friends. 🐶

Related Read: day trip: island cove hotel and leisure park – resort near manila

Twenty years down the line, the destination remains a preferred choice. 

“We strive to keepthings interesting and exciting for our guests by offering something fresh all the time. We also make sure that our facilities are up-to- date and continue to cater to the changing needs and wants of our market,” explains Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park Managing Director, Gilbert Remulla.

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If there is anything that has remained constant at their establishment, it is the level of service.

“We are most proud of our ability to be consistent in delivering excellent service. We make an effort to fulfill our mission to satisfy our guests and partners, and go the extra mile to help them,” he continues.

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Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park Managing Director, Gilbert Remulla (and his cute doggo ðŸ¶) joined us for lunch that day. I told him I would bring my tiger on my next visit. ðŸ˜€

We got to visit the Island Cove and Leisure Park and tried the new exciting activities for their guests.

Things to Do in Island Cove

Visit the Aviary
Island Cove’s Aviary just recently opened and the 3,500-square meter animal zone houses birds in different colors, personalities and characteristics. There’s Brahminy Kite, African Love Birds, ostrich and peacock. Don’t forget to say hello to that lonely bird who refused to leave his bird cage after his partner died.  ðŸ¦

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I wish I brought my “keropi” lens

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There are different varieties of birds in Island Cove

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Please say hello when you guys visit! He never left his cage when his partner died 

Feed the Ostrich, Rabbits and Carry the Phyton!
Truth be told, I am (somewhat) afraid of animals. I feel that it is difficult to read and manage their emotions. But given the chance to do something extraordinary, or fun, or maybe just plain experiential, I would do it.

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This one is bigger than the one I carried last time
island cove 2018  promo aviary
They think I am the adventurous type and they always volunteer me to do things like this. But I am a willing sacrificial lamb ðŸ˜€

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Beautiful sight

island cove 2018  promo aviary

I can reach him, or he can reach me?

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Such cute rabbits but they are not easy to pet. 

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What’s up doc?

Island Cove has really nice staff that would assist guests in feeding, touching and petting the animals like rabbits, ostrich and python.  
Go Kart

I do not know how to ride a bike, so imagine my excitement when I got to go around Island Cove, pedaling my way in 4 wheels!

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Adults and kids can go around the premises for only Php 100 for 15 minutes. It was super fun!

Play Inside King Crawler
Right outside the Oceana Swim and Splash Park is the King Crawler where kids can safely explore and climb in an urban play structure.  It has colorful rubber floor (EPDM) to minimize possibility of accidents. 
Party at the Bayside Deck

I admit that I love the sun; but there are times when I want to stay in an air-conditioned room. Island Cove recently added a new function room overlooking Manila Bay, with its 170-seater function room that is air-conditioned. Perfect for events and parties on humid days.

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Join the Fit Club Fitness Journey
Healthy is the new sexy indeed as Island Cove gives reward to those who would have the biggest weight loss at the end of the journey. Check out the Island Spa and Fitness Gym if you wish to join!

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Try Horseback Riding!

For the more adventurous souls, you can try horseback riding. Go around in style and make sure that you hold that pose for the perfect (Instagram) photo.

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Living the cowboy dream 

I previously tried horseback riding so I just took the photo opportunity. The horse is very friendly and relaxed, and the staff is well trained at assisting the guests.

Be a Mermaid for a Day!
Make your fairytale dream come true with Oceana Swim and Splash Park‘s Mermaid Swim Experience. Don a tail and learn to swim like a mermaid with Ocean Conservation Advocate, Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver and Freelance Mermaid Performer, and Amarie. Each session lasts for 2 hours

island cove 2018 mermaid swim
island cove 2018 mermaid swim

It was a fun yet challenging experience. First, it was a struggle to fit in the tail; and second, it is even harder to stand/swim because the tail is so heavy. One needs to have a really strong legs to be able to swim and flap the tail 🧜‍♀️ It was a bad idea to tire myself in the Go Kart ride that I experienced cramps during the mermaid swim. Thankfully, the mermaids and merman who assisted me are very patient. Thank you!!! 

  I do not have a photo of my mermaid self in my camera. I was thinking maybe what I did was all just a dream.

Island Cove Mermaid Swim Experience
Here’s a rare decent photo of me as a Mermaid 
Please don’t judge the other photos you would see online. 😁 

Grabbed from @rodelflordeliz

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with Michelle and Marjorie 
Photo grabbed from @rockstarmomma

 Anyway, crossing this off my bucket list. Check out my Bucket List Series! 

Enjoy Lunch with a view with Kamayan Sets at the Fishing Village

Island Cove and Leisure Park is popular for its Fishing Village where guests can fish in the pond and have their catch cooked how they want it.  I always love dining in its open air hut with the view of Manila Bay.

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island cove 2018 promo fishing village

The Fishing Village has expanded its menu to include Kamayan Sets good for 6 to 8 pax! The festive sets include: Sizzling Seafood, Sinigang na Bangus, Crispy Pata, Kare-kare, Barbeque Pork Belly, Pancit Bihon, Pritong Hito, Bagoong Rice, Lumpiang Sariwa, and Leche Flan. You can choose from 3 sets which ranges from Php 2,800 to Php 3,300. 

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island cove 2018 promo fishing village
island cove 2018 promo fishing village
island cove 2018 promo fishing village
island cove 2018 promo fishing village
island cove 2018 promo fishing village
Everything is so good, even the local snacks and Leche Flan! 

Have Western Snacks at Sangley Point

I love the variety of food offerings in Island Cove and Leisure Park. There is no reason to go out to have a fix of the usual comfort food like pizza, pasta and chicken (in my case, root beer!) I was impressed when the waiter found a way to serve us our favorite soda – Mug. 

Sangley Point even expanded its Western Cuisine offerings with Starters Platter, Buffalo Chicken Burger, Linguine al Vongole, Rigatoni al Salmone, and the Madras Style Vegetable Curry.

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island cove 2018 promo

What we had after the mermaid swim!

Island Cove and Leisure Park 2018 Promos

To extend gratitude for the support and patronage of clients through the years, several promos
are in the pipeline. Check out these exciting promos:

Island Cove 2018 promo
🏝️ Stay for 2 consecutive nights and get 20% off on your second night. Valid for weekday
stays until February 28, 2018.

Island Cove and Leisure Park 20th Anniversary 2018 Promo + Things to Do

🏝️  For the whole month of February, get 20% off on the entrance fee (P300 kids, P370
adults) at Oceania Swim and Splash Park during weekdays.

Island Cove 2018 promo

🏝️ On all weekends of February, avail of free round trip shuttle service from SM City Bacoor
to the Fishing Village during lunch and dinner hours.

Island Cove 2018 promo

🏝️ Until March 15, 2018, checked-in hotel guests can get up to 15% discount plus a free
pitcher of iced tea when dining at the restaurants.

Which of the activities are you excited to try?

For more information, you may log on to or call (02) 8107878 / (046)
434 0210. On social media, you may follow @IslandCoveHotelandLeisurePark on Facebook, and
@islandcovephil on Instagram and Twitter.

Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park 
Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite.
Tel. # (046) 434 0210

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