Waterparks are often a resort feature that families consider when choosing where to spend their vacation. While the best spa vacations and best adult only resorts cater to a more mature clientele, you’ll want to find the resorts that also suit the kids when you’re planning your next trip. Bring on the sun, water slides, and loads of fun at these five best waterpark resorts that your kids are sure to love:
Beaches Turks and Caicos Turks and Caicos, 5 star
Pirates Island Waterpark is one of the main attractions at this resort. Ride the waves on the surf simulator or take an exhilarating ride down the twisting waterslides. This 45,000 square foot wonderland has a waterfall, lazy river, splash deck, whirlpool, water cannons, pop-up jets, and six pools (including those for kids-only and toddlers). Don’t miss the resort’s Sky Slide, either. At 42 feet high, it’s the highest waterslide in all of Turks & Caicos. There is even an ice-cream machine and swim-up soda bar…bonus!
Sirenis Cocotal Beach Resort Casino and Aquagames Punta Cana, 4 star
In this water playground, you’ll find a swimming pool, ten-meter high tower with water tubes and toboggans, four speed slides, and free fall twisters. There’s also a pirate-themed children’s area with an additional swimming pool, ten water slides, four splash barrels, water jets, and sprinklers. When it’s time to refuel, head to the grill for a hamburger or slice of pizza.
CoCo Key Hotel and Water Park Orlando, 3 star
This 54,000 square foot outdoor and canopy-covered water park has three distinct areas, 14 slides, and four pools. Minnow Lagoon and Slide, catered to young children, is a play area with splashers and a zero entry pool. Parrot’s Perch is equipped with slides, a jungle gym, water cannons, and a 400 gallon dump bucket for those a little bit older while the Coral Reef Cove and Cyclone Body Slide section is great for all ages. There’s a family pool, water fall, and Cyclone slide, not to mention three thrilling adventure slides that even mom and dad will love!
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe Punta Cana, 4.5 star
The whole family will love Barcy Water Waterpark! Equipped with a wave pool, there will be extra adrenaline flowing here. Imagine riding down one of the winding slides and landing with a crash into the waves. Or, for your little ones, the Barcy Water Park also has castles, slides, and waterfalls.
Atlantis Paradise Island Nassau, 5 star
The 141-acre Aquaventure is astounding. With nine water slides, rides, three kid’s water playgrounds, a snorkeling lagoon, river rapids, rock-climbing walls, lazy river, and a total of 12 pools (including an adults only pool), the excitement never ends. There are even water escalators so you never have to leave your tube and walk up the stairs to ride a slide over again. Now that’s luxury!