Splash Jungle Water Park in Mai Khao Beach is unrivalled in southern Thailand when it comes to wet and wild thrills. A great day out, particularly for children, it is home to 12 exhilarating water slides, rides and attractions, with professional lifeguards on standby to make sure that you have fun and safe time. Located close by Phuket International Airport and a part of the Centara Grand West Sands Resort, guests of the hotel get to enjoy all of the fun in the sun for free. The ticket prices for outside guests are not too high, meaning that everyone can enjoy the fast-paced thrills and the more easy-going attractions, as well as great food and drinks in the first-class facilities.
Theme parks in USA and Europe are notoriously crowded with queues of an hour or more the norm. Not so at Splash Jungle where you’ll find a maximum of two or three people in front of you, if that. Paradoxically, one of the most popular rides is the simplest: Just grab an inflated tube and travel around the park at leisure on the 335-metre Lazy River, thanks to the mild current. Another popular ride is the heart-stopping Boomerango on which riders in an inner-tube start with a steep drop down then are propelled high up a vertical wall. Then the reversed free fall accelerates riders over a 15-metre high transition bump and finally into a splashdown pool. The Superbowl ride starts with a drop through an Aqua Tube, then riders are launched into the Superbowl and kept high on the wall for several turns by centrifugal force, eventually ending in a spashdown pool.
You’ll also find adequate facilities such as the Kids Aquarium, Kids Slide Pool and multiple water slides of varying heights and speeds for the little ones at Splash Jungle and it’s good to know that children under five have free entry. Entry for those over that age starts at 650 baht per person up to the age of 12 and 1,295 baht per person over 12. The ticket price includes use of a secure locker for your belongings.