Frequented by tourists from across the world the Caribbean is renowned for its white, sandy beaches flanked by azure oceans teeming with marine wildlife. But there’s another attraction that is fast becoming one of the Caribbean’s most coveted touristic draws, that is the region’s impressive confluence of state-of-the-art water parks. Integrated in to resorts or standing alone as engaging points of interest splash centres have become ubiquitous in the islands of the Caribbean in recent years making the island holiday destination a hit with both the young and the young at heart. Sprawling in size and spectacular in scale and the variety of water based rides on offer at the water parks in this part of the world can rival the best splash centres around the globe with mind-blowing liquid fantasies occupying each venue.
One of the Caribbean’s premier water parks is of course the Kool Runnings Water Park which is located in sunny Jamaica. Boasting a collection of 10 waterslides, river rides and waterfalls the venue is also renowned for its funky kids play area, juice bar and restaurants where guests can unwind after splashing around all day. Aquaventure is of course the best water park in the Bahamas as this giant splash hub located on Atlantis Paradise Island offers 141 acres of liquid dreams with towering slides that travel at break neck speeds, wave and rapid infused rivers, a liquid play fortress and a whopping 11 swimming pools. Pirates Island Water Park is equally impressive with rides specifically geared for children including six slides incorporating speed slides, tube slide, body slides as well as a teen or young adult region while the Pirate’s Paradise Water Park on Montego Bay is home to 40 foot high slides and Blackbeard’s Lazy River. Other highlights include the Pirate’s Plank Bridge and the Pirate Ship where kids can let loose and live out their seafaring fantasies. The Lighthouse Waterslide is another popular venue with a 60 foot tall lighthouse incorporating several jaw dropping slides as well as an open slide that catapults riders in to the Caribbean Ocean.
Sugar Mill Falls is another hotspot on Montego Bay and its chief attractions include waterfalls, a lazy river ride, a 280 feet long slide and three pools. Visitors can enjoy “dive in” cinematic offerings in a setting that also provides swim up bars and spa tubs.
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Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.