Two days ago, my family and I went to Amana Waterpark to try what they call the “biggest wave in Asia”. We woke up early, we prepared everything the day before–everybody’s vim was obvious. It has become a yearly habit to go on a summer outing. But this time, I have nothing much to say about this resort in Pandi, Bulacan. A week before, we are already trying to call them so we could reserve a room but we never reached Amana’s line. We were calling all their contact numbers but to our dismay, they never replied. So we ended up renting three open cottages upon arrival.
When we get there, I was surprised that the “resort of the stars” have well, I don’t know how to illustrate, let’s just say unhygienic comfort rooms. If there’s one thing I look for in a resort, it’s at least that the CRs look pleasant. I really don’t care if the pools are clean or not, since I don’t spend too much time in the water. Maybe I was just disappointed because when we went to Jedd’s last year (which I also reviewed here), the comfort rooms look better given that they have cheaper entrance fee. Amana’s is P250 each for adults; P200 for kids and seniors while Jedd’s is around P150 for adults. You betcha, ads are ads. It’s like fast food chains presenting their mini burgers like jumbo sandwiches on commercials.
Guess what I liked about the outing? The performances near the wave pool. There were dance and acrobat performances on stage, which was entertaining. In all fairness, I was pleased with the dance performance of one group there that I forgot my disappointment. So let me just tell you what I learned out of the chagrin. First, call the resort early especially if you are going on a holiday. Should have called at least one month before. Next, wear easy and comfortable clothing so you will be able to undress sans going to the rest rooms. If you are not so meticulous then this will be fine.
Disclaimer: I have nothing against Amana and I am no way affiliated with Jedd’s. It’s just an honest-to-goodness review.