A trip to the Caribbean with a water park adventure thrown in? Surely, this is the recipe for a vacation made in heaven! Since water parks can add so much excitement to a family vacation, for kids and parents alike, we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of the best water parks in Jamaica. If you’re looking for some fun in the sun that includes splashing around in water parks (with lots of relaxation time for parents mixed in as well!), you’ve come to just the right place.
Our water park adventure starts with the Pirates Island Water Park at Beaches Ocho Rios. A world of fun awaits at this popular water park in Ocho Rios which is part of the Beaches all-inclusive resort experience. This resort and water park combo is the perfect place for kids to have fun while their parents relax and enjoy the amenities of a gorgeous beachfront Caribbean resort.
At the 27,000-square-foot Pirates Island Water Park in Ocho Rios, you and your family can take advantage of the huge water slides (tube slide, body slide, and speed slide) and water cannons inside the park. There are also cranks and sprays for you to play around with. You’ll also find waterfalls, a zero-entry kiddie pool, and kiddie slides at this amazing water park. To give you peace of mind, the kiddie pool and slides are inside a designated kids zone where the little ones can have fun without getting in the way of the bigger kids.
The best part about Pirates Island Ocho Rios (aside from easy access to treats from the ice cream machine inside the park!) is that there is no extra cost for Beaches Resorts guests. Entry into the water park and the use of all facilities within are included in the price guests pay for their vacation package. While at the water park, there are no time restrictions either — stay and play all day if you feel like it!
You can look forward to smiling faces and warm sunshine as you experience the thrill of Pirates Island at Beaches Negril. Spending time at this resort water park is high on the list of things to do in Jamaica with kids and once you get there you’ll see why!
This water park in Negril is located within the Beaches Negril resort, right on Seven Mile Beach. As a guest of Beaches Negril, you can access this water park for no additional cost as it is included in the resort’s all-inclusive packages. Inside the 18,000-square-foot Pirates Island Water Park in Negril, families can expect to find 200 foot long waterslides and multiple pools, including a misting pool, plunge pool, and a whirlpool. Parents and kids can both enjoy a scenic lazy river adventure on the 650-foot lazy river, which can be as exciting or as relaxing as you like!
From the water park, there’s easy access to the beautiful Seven Mile Beach, something families, couples, and even groups of friends are sure to appreciate. You’re free to frolic between the beach and the water park as often as you like with plenty of stops at the swim-up bar for refreshing drinks along the way!
Insider tip: Beaches Negril, much like Beaches Ocho Rios, has a designated area within the water park for younger children. The little ones will be free to enjoy some water play too!
Next up is Kool Runnings Adventure Park in Negril. This park is loved for the fact that it is truly versatile with lots of fun adventure rides. Both land and water activities can be found here. Inside, you’ll find a range of slides, like the Jamaica Bobsled slide and the Green Grotto. The latter has a 3D electronic system, virtual reality imagining, and audio technology which really enhances the whole experience. All of this enables guests to ‘create their own ride.’
There are also lots of interactive water games led by Captain Mikie on ‘Coconut Island’. During this experience, kids will have a blast trying to get away from the giant coconut that pours water on everyone at the most unexpected times. There’s also the option to engage in other activities at the park as well like paintballing and go karting.
Good to know: Aside from enjoying the water parks, there are lots of things to do in Negril Jamaica, as well as things to do in Ocho Rios Jamaica, including sightseeing, going to waterfalls, and enjoying the scrumptious cuisine!
Wata Land Eco Fun Park can be found in Industry, St. Mary in Jamaica. This water park is around 15 minutes from Ocho Rios, which is a great area to stay in Jamaica if you are looking for adventure. The key features of this water park include three water slides that range from 15ft to 35ft, an amazing 3-acre pool-lake (the largest pool in the Caribbean), and a fun obstacle course designed for teams. The park also boasts multi-lane racer slides, a splash center, and opportunities for boating.
Adventure Park & Falls at Good Hope makes for a great family adventure. This park combines natural and man-made features to give a unique, enjoyable experience. You will find a terraced playground complete with a 50ft waterfall and 6 wading pools. Other cool features at this park include the 300ft water slide, ziplines and a bird aviary. There’s also the opportunity to go river tubing or for an ATV ride while there as well.
If you’re interested in visiting this water park, you should consider booking the Good Hope Ultimate Explorer combo tour that will allow you to visit the water park, tour the Good Hope Estate, raft the Martha Brae River, and taste some authentic Jamaican cuisine all in one experience!
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Forget staying dry! Spend the best of your days in Jamaica enjoying the most exciting water parks you can find. Shoot down water slides at high speeds or relax on a calming lazy river. Whichever activities you settle on, your vacation is sure to be filled with laughter and smiles if spent at a water park in Jamaica.
The only thing left to decide is whether you want your water park adventure to be a one-day opportunity or a thrill you can enjoy every day of your stay. If the latter seems more appealing, a stay at Beaches Resorts in Jamaica is just what you need!
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