Out of family weekend trip ideas? These water park hotels ought to do it!
Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Kuta
Located on Bali’s popular beach resort and a 20-minute drive from the airport, Hard Rock Hotel Bali is super easy to access so families can enjoy the water park right up till its time to fly out!
Why families love it: The hotel’s pool, the largest free-form pool in Bali, is divided into three areas – the kids area with slides for little ones, the main pool with 3 big water slides, and a man-made beach where guests can order drinks.
Family room tip: Kid’s under 12 will love the colourful luxury kid’s suite, equipped with a Playstation and electric guitar!
Bali Dynasty Resort, Kuta
While a little rain didn’t stop anyone from pool-time, if it’s stormy kids can join free activities organised by the hotel including cooking workshops and movie screenings while parents check-in to the Ashoka Spa.
Why families love it: The resort’s three swimming pools include an adults only pool and a kids pool with a waterslide and a huge water dumping bucket.
Family room tip: The family pool and garden view rooms can accommodate up to 5 people and have terraces overlooking the main pool and garden respectively.
Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort, Pattaya
This beach resort’s mini water park has everything from rock walls to caves! There’s definitely more than enough to keep guests on their toes over a weekend!
Why families love it: Two pools and a slider guarantee lots of family fun. There’s also lots of entertainment in Pattaya City and, for the active tykes there’s a hotel kids club with a range of fun activities.
Family room tip: If you can afford to splurge then book the Executive Family Suite for extra space and comfort. The Superior King is great for families of 3. With a large bathroom and king-sized bed, you’ll feel right at home – just remember to request an extra bed or crib for your child!
Broadway Macau is part of The Grand Resort Deck – a 75,000-square-metre waterpark that connects five luxury hotels. Broadway Macau is the cheapest of the luxury hotels where you can enjoy the perks while saving some of your family vacation funds in order to take another end-of-year trip!
Why families love it: The Grand Resort Deck has the world’s largest sky top wave pool, top-of-the-line water slides, and Macau’s largest kids aquatic zone!
Family room tip: Kids under 13 stay for free while older children are charged extra when staying with parents in a double room.
Located on Cebu’s Mactan island near the airport, this water paradise is truly a gift from the water gods to stir crazy parents and their kids!
Why families love it: The themed Captain Hook pool, massive tunnel and trumpet slides are what you’d expect to find at an actual water park let alone a miniature one. There’s also a toddler pool for the youngins!
Family room tip: Most suites can accommodate 3 adults and 2 children at a reasonable price. For added privacy, check into the private villa and enjoy your own swimming and massage pools.
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
A water park in the desert? In the land of luxury you bet! At Atlantis The Palm, some of the most magnificent water slides around await thrill seeking families, the most exciting of which is the 9 story mega slide “The Leap of Faith”.
Why families love it: Seven themed watersides including one that’ll really get your heart pumping; “Shark Attack” – an inner-tube slide that takes you through the middle of a shark-filled lagoon!
Family room tip: Stay in an Underwater Suite and enjoy your own in-room sea world! The 165 metre rooms fit 2 adults and 2 kids or 3 adults and 1 child.