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10 Best Waterparks in the World

10 Best Waterparks in the World
Step out of your resort and into the world’s best waterparks!
Waterparks. They make pool days look dull. A way to stay cool in the holiday heat and entertain quite literally everyone in your family, and with most boasting multi-cuisine food courts, waterparks make for a fantastic easy day out of your resort. If you haven’t ventured to a waterpark recently, then you’re in for a treat. Not only are today’s hydrating adventures more adventurous, but they’re also more hygienic and safety conscious too. While waterparks tend to have similar slides and rides, each make their own mark, with some offering elevated experiences. Let’s take a look at some of the best.

1. Fasouri Watermania Limassol

The largest waterpark in Cyprus has a Polynesian theme, where you’ll find many wooden pergolas, a Tarzan swing, wave pool, and paddle boats. There are over 30 slides, including the famous Black Cannon where you become a human ball, a six-lane mat racer so the entire family can race one another, and an interactive Juice Factory. There’s also two restaurants and three snack bars for a bite to eat in between all the fun.

2. Waterworld Ayia Napa

Step into Ancient Greece with this sprawling waterpark in Ayia Napa, which features children’s areas, an adults-only pool, and Aphrodite’s Baths with ‘bubble benches’. Poseidon Wave Pool is incredible, Minotaur’s Labyrinth with its Big Wet Bubble is a lot of fun, while the Drop to Atlantis is one of the world's most sensory water slides as you twist and drop into a pool below. Under palm trees and themed in chic Mykonos style, book one of the 25 VIP Thea Beach Cabanas to add a touch of luxury and privacy to your day out.

3. Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

More than just a waterpark, Yas Waterworld holds the Middle East’s longest suspended rollercoaster, the Bandit Bomber, which is over 550 metres long and filled with surprising special effects. Then there’s Dawwama, a high intensity raft ride for six people, where you tornado down from mountaintop heights. Learn to surf at Bubbles Barrel, the world’s largest surfing sheet wave, bodyboard on the Rush Rider, and get all the family into full-blown water balloon warfare at Cannon Point in the heart of Abu Dhabi.
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4. Siam Park Tenerife

Arguably the world’s best waterpark according to Trip Advisor and winning multiple awards for best theme park, Siam Park is bound to bring extra joy to your Tenerife holiday. Spread out over 46 landscaped acres, the park has a distinct Southeast Asian theme, whether you’re heading off on an inflatable rubber boat down the Mekong Rapids, floating with three others down the zero gravity Dragon slide, or tucking into snacks and souvenirs at the Floating Market. There are several star attractions, including the Singha water rollercoaster, the adrenaline-fuelled Tower of Power where you pass through an aquarium of sharks and rays, and the treetop Bodhi Trail. Join the Champagne Club and relax with premium services and a bottle of champagne on Balinese beds!

5. Faliraki Rhodes

All the family can enjoy a splash-filled day out in Rhodes. You’ve got all the classic waterpark features, including black hole slides, extreme kamikaze and turbo slides, a wave pool, giant wet bubble, lazy river, and of course a swimming pool. Plus, there’s a mini lazy river, funny bridge, and pirate ship for younger visitors. Start your day at the Tipping Bucket Tower to get drenched by a giant bucket of water.

6. Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai

When a waterpark is combined with an aquarium, the result is Dubai’s Aquaventure Waterpark. A stay at Atlantis, The Palm guarantees free entry to the waterpark during your stay. Experience over 105 slides and attractions, including rivers through shark-filled lagoons, encounters with marine animals, and a zip line tower. If ever you feel like taking a breather from all the exhilaration, you can always chill out on Aquaventure Beach.

7. Slide & Splash Portugal

Cool off in the Algarve with water play at Slide & Splash! Try the colourful Big Wave where you can slide down on a yellow rubber ring with four friends, go into the Black Hole and descend down a twisty-turny pitch black tunnel, or take the upgraded Kamikaze slide if you’re a speedy daredevil. There’s even a Disco River where you can slide down to music! When you’re not enjoying the slides and rides, there are several restaurants, live falconry shows, and a spa.

8. Waterbom Bali Indonesia

In the heart of Bali is a botanical waterpark, where all the slides and rides have been consciously designed around the natural environment. There’s a Pleasure Pool complete with a swim-up bar, private gazebos for hire for a lazy tropical day, and many locally sourced restaurants for when you’re feeling peckish. Children can enjoy the Funtastic play area, and there’s also a lazy river to float down. The most thrill-seeking slide attraction is also Asia’s steepest slide, The Climax.

9. Aquapark Istralandia Croatia

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing or adrenaline-fuelled day out, you’re covered at Aquapark Istralandia in Croatia. You may like to chill in the hydromassage pools, which are connected by a waterfall. Or, with your friends and family members in tow, you may like to slide down the Crazy Hills, or go rafting together. There’s also a water playground and a Pirate Castle for children to freely explore, as well as the Black Kamikaza and Free Fall rides to get your heart beating.

10. Wild Wadi Waterpark Dubai

You’ll find many thrills at the Wild Wadi Waterpark! The main slide is the impressively long vertical drop of Jumeirah Sceirah, where the floor opens beneath you. But you’ve got many family slides too, such as the rubber ring ride of Tantrum Alley, and the gravity-defying Master Blasters. Head to Wipeout and Riptide for the ultimate surfing experience, or experience the Middle East’s largest wave pool, Breaker’s Bay. Make a day of it and hire your own private VIP Wadi Cabana by the Juha’s Journey Lazy River.

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