I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to the summer. I mean REALLY. I know I should be living in the NOW and all that. But 45°F in April, seriously? Rant over.
What I really wanted to tell you about today is my new brilliant idea. I’m going to buy an Inflatable floating island for the summer!
A what? I hear you say.
Inflatable floating islands are floats than can carry up to 8 people and can be used in rivers, lakes and of course your pool. Admittedly, you’re going to need a huge pool for the 8-person seater, but maybe you’re one of these lucky people who owns a huge pool.
If like me you are not, do not worry. These island floats come in many shapes and sizes.
We are going to look at 5 of the best inflatable islands this year, from the smallest, 2-Person seaters, to the biggest one. We’ll see their main features so you can decide if they’re a good fit for your needs.
If you’re ready to add some fun to your next pool party, keep reading.
Intex Canopy Island ( 2-Person)
The Intex is our favorite lounger for 2 people. This one is perfect for long lazy summer days in the pool. At less than $80, it’s an excellent deal.
Once inflated, the Intex floating island measures 78.5-in x 59-in so it will fit in most pools. If you have a small above ground pool, you won’t have much space left though.
The canopy is great because you can stay in the shade if you want to and detach it if you prefer to stay in the sun.
It’s stable, safe and comfortable. An excellent way to relax in (or by) the pool without spending a fortune.
CoolerZ Inflatable Island (3-Person)
A fun little float for up to 3 people, it’s a great option for a pool party at less than $50.
Although there are 3 backrests, it isn't exactly comfortable to put 3 adults in there at a time.
That said, it’s awesome if you want to lounge in the pool with a friend. To can dip your legs in water to stay cool.
The inflated size is 70 x 75 x 16 in so it can fit in most pool.
Intex Pacific Paradise (4-Person)
The Intex Pacific Paradise is our selection for 4 people. It would make a great addition to any pool party as it can accommodate 4 people comfortably and has 4 drink holders. And for less than $100.
Although some reviews have mentioned that the quality is not great, you have to keep in mind that this thing cost less than $100. This is not meant to last you a lifetime, and it’s not meant for white water rafting, right?
That said, it should last long enough if you use it in your pool.
It’s the perfect way to relax in the pool with your friends, and it can hold 4 drinks. The mesh floor means that your feet are soaking comfortably in the water. Sounds pretty awesome to me.
The inflated size is 120 x 120 x 26 inches, so you’ll need a fairly decent-sized pool for this.
Tropical Tahiti Inflatable Floating Island (6-Person)
You’ll need a big pool for this one, but it’s our favorite. Sun Pleasure has actually gone above and beyond with that one! The price is over $200, but we’re talking luxury floating island here!
This floating island is awesome and is getting great reviews. It’s like having a living room on water!
It’s a beast, and obviously, you’ll need a good pump to blow it up. Expect a good 15 minutes with a 12V DC pump. The one Amazon recommends costs about $35.
The inflated size is 155" x 129" x 30" (394 x 328 x 76 cm). Yes, we told you it was HUGE!
There are two comfortable sofa-like seating areas where you can relax and talk with your friends. And there’s a lounging area with two backrests.
You can accommodate comfortably 6 adults, and the maximum weight capacity is 1,320 lbs. or 600 kgs.
We absolutely love it!
SPORTSSTUFF 54-2010 Fiesta Island (8-Person)
This 11.5ft x 11.5ft party island monster from SportsStuff is the perfect way to entertain your friends. You can expect to pay more than $300 though.
The Fiesta Island has 8 comfortable seating areas and 8 cup holders. It comes with a detachable floating cooler, so you’ll never run out of drinks!
The mesh bottom means that the island fills with water to keep you fresh and cool all day long.
There’s a central air chamber for added stability although it’s not recommended to use it in big waves.
The few negative reviews we could find were about manufacturing issues, but they have a great customer service. Just make sure to buy in advance, so you’ll have the time to return it in case of an unlikely problem.
It’s a huge island, so once again, you’ll need a decent pump to inflate it.
A great and fun product to have at a pool party as long as you have enough space in your pool.
We hope you have enjoyed our article and found what you were looking for.
The first feature to consider before buying is the inflatable size to make sure it fits in your pool. The selected items are all quality items, so you don’t have to worry about this.
Then you can choose depending on how many people are likely to use it.
There’s no better way than to enjoy your pool with your friends this summer and as we have seen, you don’t have to spend a fortune.
Now it’s your time to have fun!