In many ways, the Caribbean and Mexico are just one big water park.
But for some out there, the ocean and the waves and the coral and the fish aren’t enough of an adrenaline rush. That’s where these amazing water parks come into play. With water slides of differing shapes and sizes, wave pools and waterfalls — even the littlest ones in the family get their fill of fun.
So if water park action is at the top of your vacation list, consider visiting some of these water park-focused resorts.
Top 5 Water Parks in the Caribbean and Mexico:
1. Sirenis Punta Cana Resort & Aquagames
Sirenis Aquagames has 10 (!!!) water slides, including the Aquaracer — a high-speed, four lane slide — and the Stuka — a free-fall waterslide.
Small kids can make a splash in the Babies’ Animals Area, where they’ll find a zero-entry shallow pool, animal slides and ultra-safe conditions to ease parents’ minds. Kids a little older — age four to 11 — flock to the Pirates Area, which also has a shallow pool complete with aquatubes, mid-sized slides and water cannons.
Adults can take a breather at the main pool, where they can relax on one of the hammocks or sip a cocktail by the park’s waterfall.
2. Barcelo Riviera Maya Complex
Connected to Riviera Maya’s premier Barcelo properties, is the Pirates Island Water Park designed for the enjoyment of all ages.
This water park includes an assortment of exciting water slides and the also the new Surf Ride Pool for your inner surfer dude.
3. Memories Splash
The Memories Splash in Punta Cana is sure to follow through on its name, creating a ton of fun, sun-drenched memories for you and the family.
Even though it is set off of the beach, the array of water activities is astounding. If you’re wanting the best of both worlds (oceanfront and water park), the Royalton Punta Cana — its sister property — is a mere 10 minute walk away.
This water park is massive and has an exhaustive list of slides to entertain guests ages two and up. Just an example — the Kamikaze Water slide defies gravity with its 15.20 meter vertical drop. It doesn’t only come with a crazy rush of adrenaline, but a great view of the water park from the top.
Taking it down a notch, The Splash Park Slides (seven attractions) offer waterfalls and great introductory water slides for those of all ages.
4. Aquaventure at Atlantis
Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas is a destination unto itself. The vastly-spread resort complex contains the 141-acre water park with 12 pools and nine water slides. There are even water escalators for kids who want to save all their energy.
Additional features at the Mayan-themed water park include a snorkeling lagoon, a mile-long lazy river and a kids-themed water fort. Tue Challenger Slide offers friendly competition where two people can race each other for the best time. The towering Leap of Faith slide has a 60-foot drop into a clear tunnel where you can watch sharks swim in the lagoon on the other side of the wall.
If you’re up for a challenge, there is even a rock climbing wall — the Climber’s Rush — with a variety of surfaces of different levels of difficulty. If you want to get away from the kiddos, there is also an adults-only pool complete with daybeds and DJs.
Admission to Aquaventure is complimentary for guests staying at Atlantis and day passes are available on for those not staying at the resort. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
5. Sunset Beach Resort, Spa and Waterpark
If you’re headed to Jamaica, you’re invited to an array of recreation and tropical experiences at the Sunset Beach Resort.
Your stay includes the kids-only Water Park of Pirates Paradise. Launch yourself down the two 250-foot water slides, or indulge in a moment (or more) of relaxation in Blackbeard’s lazy river. Kids of all ages will have a blast in the Caribbean Pirate ship, while the whole family will enjoy the three fresh water pools and two hot tubs.
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