Thrill seekers, watch out! Nothing quite beats the excitement of waking up every morning to jaw-dropping slides, lazy rivers and water-based fun. Get your cannon balls at the ready and prepare to make a splash. You’ll find some of the world’s best waterparks a matter of feet from your room.
It’s time to get wet and wild with the best waterpark holidays in 2019…
1. Aqua Paradise Resort – Bulgaria
Aqua Paradise Resort in Nessebar, Bulgaria
Just a splash or two away from the Aqua Paradise Resort you’ll find one of Bulgaria’s largest waterparks.
The Aqua Paradise waterpark steals the limelight in the Balkans thanks to its Black Sea coastal location and 46 decares of beautiful natural greenery.
When staying at the Aqua Paradise Resort you’ll have guaranteed free access to the park, including its impressive selection of 25 different waterslides. And if that’s not enough, there’s daily show programs and games to get involved in too. Make sure you check out its newest attraction – the Surf Basin. Whether you’re a beginner or professional, you’ll have the opportunity to test out your surfing skills on this man made wave.
2. Aquasplash Estival Resort – Costa Dorada
Aquasplash Estival Resort in La Pineda, Costa Dorada
Water babies and adrenaline junkies, meet your match. If you’re looking for a waterpark hotel in Spain, along with its three impressive pools, stylish rooms and unbeatable cuisine, the Aquasplash Estival Resort grants you access to Aquopolis Waterpark.
There’s an astonishing line-up of fast-flowing slides to get your blood pumping. Take the plunge and fly across the pool area on a zipline, head into the unknown of the Black Hole and soar up and down the Boomerang.
The kids will feel like royalty guarding the refreshing water castle, throwing themselves down water flumes and making friends along the way. Enjoy a dip in the Blue Lagoon, there are 50 different water features, bubble beds and a dolphinarium, all waiting for you!
3. Laura Beach and Splash Resort – Cyprus
Laura Beach and Splash Resort, Paphos, Cyprus
For a waterpark hotel on the beach, look no further than the Laura Beach and Splash Resort. Not only has it recently had an impressive top-to-toe refurbishment, this stylish hotel also has a show stopping waterpark.
If you consider yourself to be quite the thrill-seeker, high-raising slides like the Boomerango or great Super Bowl will be right up your street. For those after something a little tamer yet equally as fun there’s pint-sized paddler options and jet sprays.
To top things off there’s the choice of three swimming pools, one of which comes with its very own wave machine.
4. Memories Splash Punta Cana – Dominican Republic
Memories Splash Punta Cana hotel in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
You can have it all in the Memories Splash Punta Cana hotel, including exclusive access to the adrenaline-pumping waterpark. Enjoy top-notch facilities and first-class water experiences, all at your disposal. Hit high-speed slippery rides and sky-scraping Kamikazes, then relax in the laid-back zones.
There’s a pool area stuffed with mini-slides for the younger ones, where water sprays out the ground and waves ripple through the pool. Surrounded by tasty eateries, you can hop between Italian, Mexican and buffet feasts before trying out one of the three pools.
One accessorised with a swim-up bar and another providing scuba diving lessons, you’ll have a whale of a time at this fun-filled park.
5. Paradise Taurito Valle – Gran Canaria
Paradise Taurito Valle in Playa Taurito, Gran Canaria
If the sandy seafront views, ultra-modern rooms and tasty restaurants haven’t lured you in. Then you’ll be jumping for joy to know that Paradise Taurito Valle is the home to one of Gran Canaria’s greatest waterparks.
As far as waterpark hotels in Europe go, this one covers everything. It’s a hotspot for all ages, from racing down Kamikazes, flying round the space bowl and letting the little ones go wild in the activity pool. There’s always the option to escape to the hotel’s large pool area too, where you can take advantage of stunning sea views and enjoy a cocktail or two at the bar.
It’s a 4* extravaganza at this hotel, with unforgettable family days whizzing down Free Fall, enjoy a game of mini-golf and not to mention, the exclusive spa area.
6. Globales Bouganvilla – Majorca
Globales Bouganvilla in Sa Coma, Majorca
For those seeking something a little closer to home, the Globales Bouganvilla is one of the best splash park hotels in Majorca, Spain. Nestled away in Sa Coma, it definitely oozes that away-from-it-all feel, mix it with some super high-powered chutes, and you’ve got endless fun for the whole gang.
Take advantage of the new water wonder, where race-rafting rides and tornado slides dominate and a huge lake-like number. Not to mention you can get your boogie on in the aqua gym or battle it out with a game of water polo.
Boasting one of the largest pool areas on the island, water lovers will fall head over heels for this hotel. It makes for some of the best inflatable floating, and comes with the advantage of all-day water activities.
7. Parque Cristobal Bungalows & Siam Park – Tenerife
Parque Cristobal Bungalows in Playa De Las Americas
You’re onto a winner with this Tenerife splash park hotel, it’s not every day you have a 28-metre slide as your neighbour. Fly down at a speed of 80 kilometres per hour, plunging through an aquarium full of sharks and rays to complete your ride on the Tower of Power.
Holding seven world records, you can say you’ve swam in one of the largest man-made waves in the world. You’ll also get the advantage of a couple of dedicated mini-slides and splash zones, as part of your stay.
It comes as no surprise that holidaymakers flock to this retreat and with two pool areas onsite, in addition to the poolside bar, there’s plenty of family fun to be had.
8. Aqua Fantasy Aquapark Hotel & Spa – Turkey
Aqua Fantasty Aquapark Hotel and Spa in Kusadasi, Turkey
Aqua Fantasy sits in the picturesque region of Kusadasi. The proof is in the name, this water wonder has more than 30 slides making it no surprise that it’s considered to be one of the best waterpark hotels in Turkey
The younger ones will love exploring the pirate ship and making a splash with the frogs and crocs, whilst you spend your day taking on exciting drops. Race each other, grab the whole family or go it alone down some of the most extreme wet rides.
If slides aren’t your thing, the Aqua Fantasy Hotel has you covered. Grab a rubber ring and head for the lazy river, before kicking back in the wave pool. There’s an adults-only area too, for those looking for some much needed peace and quiet.
If you fancy a change of scenery, this hotel is based right on the beach, giving you ample opportunity to dip your toes in all kinds of waters.
Take the plunge and dive into the holiday of your dreams with our wet and wonderful escapes.