10 best hotel water slides around the world
Hotels aren't just for eating and sleeping anymore. Now, many boast water parks featuring high-speed slides, lazy rivers and other attractions for both children and adults to enjoy. Trivago.com, a comparison travel site, chose the 10 most impressive hotel water slides, from Budapest to the Bahamas.
Hard Rock Bali(Credit: Hard Rock Bali)
Hard Rock Bali is Asia’s first Hard Rock hotel, located in the heart of Bali’s entertainment and shopping district on the shores of Kuta beach. The hotel boasts the largest freeform swimming pool in Bali, complete with a unique Sand Island, 22 poolside cabanas, a stage for outdoor performances and a complex of new water slides.
Atlantis, The Palm(Credit: Atlantis, The Palm)
Atlantis, The Palm is a 110-acre, five-star resort located on Dubai’s artificial island of Palm Jumeirah. The hotel features a 42-acre Aquaventure Waterpark. Its most impressive feature is the Ziggurat-shaped Tower of Neptune, where guests can drop over nine stories in one second before speeding through an underwater tube surrounded by sharks, rays and other marine life.
Orlando World Center Marriott(Credit: Orlando World Center Marriott)
Orlando is home to some of the world’s most popular water parks, including Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. It is also home to the Orlando World Center Marriott, a leading resort with an iconic pool complex. Recently renovated, it includes a new slide tower, which features two 200-foot winding water slides and one exhilarating 90-foot high-speed slide.
The Reef Atlantis(Credit: The Reef Atlantis)
Run by the same corporation as Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm, Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas is a mesmerizing complex with an astounding 141-acre Aquaventure water park consisting of 11 swimming pools and the iconic Mayan temple water slide feature, where guests can race one another on the Challenger Slide.
Fodele Beach(Credit: Fodele Beach)
Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort sits on a unique beach side location on the popular Greek island of Crete. This all-inclusive resort features a water park set against a picturesque backdrop of the blue Crete Sea and offers a variety of slides for adults and children alike.
Great Wolf Lodge(Credit: Great Wolf Lodge)
Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls is over 95,000 square feet with eight water slides, a lazy river, whirlpool hot spas and an indoor wave pool. Guests can choose between tube slides, a water roller coaster big enough for the whole family, a bowl slide and two slides descending from a tree house.
Hilton Hawaiian Village(Credit: Hilton Hawaiian Village)
Hilton Hawaiian Village is the only resort destination on the popular Waikiki beach, recently voted the second-best beach in America for its wide stretches of white sands and turquoise waters. The resort features the unique Duke Kahanamoku saltwater lagoon and five pools, including an exquisite fourth-floor mosaic-tiled infinity pool. The Paradise Pool boasts waterfalls, hot tubs, lava rock formations and four water slides, including the longest slide in Waikiki.
Ramada Resort Aquaworld(Credit: Ramada Resort Aquaworld )
Ramada Resort Budapest incorporates Aquaworld, one of Europe’s largest and most elaborate indoor water theme parks. The 240-foot-wide glass dome encloses 11 water slides reaching a total length of over half a mile. The tropical atmosphere, suspension bridges and palm trees will make visitors feel like they've been transported to another world.
Jungle Aqua Park Hotel(Credit: Jungle Aqua Park Hotel)
Jungle Aqua Park Hotel by Pickalbatros is a large, all-inclusive resort located on Egypt’s Red Sea coast. It contains the largest water park in Hurghada, boasting an impressive 35 water slides and 14 outdoor swimming pools. Friends can race each other on the group slide, which is the park’s largest water slide at 65 feet in height and 230 feet in length.
Ersan Resort & Spa(Credit: Ersan Resort & Spa)
Ersan Resort & Spa is a five-star complex located in a secluded cove in the stunning Bodrum Peninsula in Turkey. Onsite of the all-inclusive hotel are three swimming pools and a private Blue Flag beach equipped with a wooden sunbathing platform. Guests can catch glimpses of the azure Aegean ocean while sliding down one of the nine different water slides, including two bowl slides and one half pipe slide.