While you may not consider a water park to be a travel destination in its own right, there are many water-based wonderlands around the world that are definitely worth the visit. For an experience that will bring you hours of fun and take you right back to your childhood years, take a look at OROGOLD’s picks of some of the best water parks around the world.
Aquaventure Water Park, Dubai, UAE
With 42 acres of thrilling attractions, Dubai’s Aquaventure water park is the largest, and most exciting, in the Middle East. One of the park’s main highlights is its Leap of Faith ride, which passes through a shark-filled aquarium, with the magnificent creatures just inches away from you. Animal lovers will also appreciate man-made lagoon, in which visitors can swim with a variety of marine animals. The park has several different world records for some of its rides, including having the widest water slide, the longest river ride in the Middle East, and the longest zip line in the Middle East. Once you have experienced all of the adrenalin that you can handle for a day, the park’s private beach is the ideal place to relax and catch your breath.
Beach Park, Aquiraz, Brazil
Consisting of a beach, a water park and a resort, Beach Park in Brazil welcomes over one million visitors each year. Those who love more extreme rides will enjoy some of the attractions on offer at the park, with The Skybox being a popular one in particular, featuring a transparent capsule that is suspended 25 meters over the park, with a floor that opens up at the press of a button. There are also a whole variety of rides for children, with some sections dedicated exclusively to children. While the children are playing in their kid-friendly areas, parents can enjoy a meal or a drink at one of the restaurants located inside the park.
Siam Park, Lanzarote, Spain
A water park with a Thai theme, the Siam Park in Spain is considered by many to be one of the best water parks in the world. While you may not have expected this, the ‘Water Kingdom’ is home to the largest collection of Thai buildings outside of Thailand, and even has an authentic floating Thai Village, where visitors can enjoy some relaxation and traditional Thai massages. Of course, there are plenty of innovative hair-raising rides, many of which are exclusive to the park, to keep you entertained, as well as family areas with rides more suited to children. When it comes time for a bite to eat, OROGOLD recommends visiting one of the Thai establishments for some of the best Thai food that you will find in Lanzarote.
Water parks can provide days of fun for the entire family. While it is possible to buy tickets for each of these parks on the day itself, at the entrance, OROGOLD recommends booking your tickets online in advance, as this will not only save you some money, but will also enable you to skip any queues on the day, giving you much more time to spend in the actual park!