I have booked Hotel H2O via Agoda. Check-in took a while. Not really a fan of waiting in the lobby and filling out forms.
I have chosen the Bay View room and we were upgraded to a suite. Most people will find it fascinating and exciting to get the Aqua Rooms. I guess for me, I will just get bored about it after 30 minutes. The sunset view in our room was amazing and definitely much better than staring at artificial reefs.
The room is big. A carpet stain was decided to be too cumbersome to be removed. The bed is big and the sheets and pillows are of high quality. The bathtub was awesome. Though the glass doors can create loud bang noises hence you have to be careful closing them.
Other hotels around Manila Ocean Park::
The losing appeal of Manila Ocean Park
The first time I visited this place was just a couple of months from their opening. It was an unforgettable experience back then.
Now, I just feel that the whole experience has been a letdown. The main attraction – tanks of fishes, different marine species were not properly maintained. You also feel that all creatures in the aquariums are stressed and not healthy.
The Laot part of the Oceanarium:
The “Buhay Na Karagatan” part. The biggest aquarium in Manila Ocean Park.
Part of the “Shark Tanks”
Other attractions in Manila Ocean Park
Fish Spa – first time to try this. Saw this years ago in Siem Reap but decided not to try. It turned out to be a very fun activity.
Jelly Fish Washing Machine – If you want to see dead jelly fish floating around.
Lights and Sounds Show – Nothing really amazing. SM MOA’s fireworks joined the show.
Sea Lion Show – This one is cool. Of course, if you feel these creatures should be in their natural habitat and not exploited for the entertainment of people, you can skip it.
Luneta Park, Rizal Park and National Museum
Since we are already in the area, we have decided to visit Luneta Park, Rizal Park and the National Museum of the Philippines. A good way to end our weekend.