With an average yearly temperature of 28°C, Thailand is pretty hot, and water parks offer a pleasant way to chill and cool down while having fun in water slides, toboggans, inner tubes, and lazy rivers.
From Bangkok to Pattaya, and from Hua Hin to Phuket, the biggest water parks are located in or near the prime holiday destinations in Thailand.
#1. Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark
Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark near Pattaya is larger and more spectacular than anything of its kind in Thailand, with 30 state-of-the-art water rides and slides and other attractions including Disneyworld-style mascots, entertainment shows, a food court with many regional food types and all-round aquatic fun for the whole family. The park is logically split into sections catering to smaller children and teens and fully-grown children with families of their own.
#2. Ramayana Park
Ramayana Water Park is a vast aquatic playground located in beautiful natural surroundings and joins the rapidly growing number of attractions in the Silverlake area, south of Pattaya. With 50 slides and attractions in a 184,000sqm area, it the biggest of its kind in Thailand. A small lagoon with a selection of spray toys is good for the youngsters, particularly as the pool is covered to protect their skin from the sun. Skin and eyes of all ages are protected from harsh chemicals by the fact that there aren’t any in use. The pools all use fresh, clean water drawn from on-site wells, which is thoroughly cleaned with a state-of-the-art filtration system, meaning that it is actually theoretically drinkable (but it’s not advised!).
#3. Vana Nava Water Jungle
Vana Nava is one of Thailand’s best water parks, offering thrilling rides and a full range of facilities, just a short ride south of Hua Hin Town. There are 19 rides in total, each of which is professionally assembled, with plenty of fast food restaurants and shopping options to make this a great day out for the whole family. In fact, Vana Nava draws in plenty of people from Bangkok and even further afield as the rides here are on a different level to anything else currently offered in the capital. Safety is also taken very seriously here, with marshals supervising each ride to make sure everyone is having fun and using the rides correctly.
#4. Fantasia Lagoon
Fantasia Lagoon is a relatively large and attractive water park built on the roof of The Mall Bangkae, which is very near Bangkok compared to the famous Dream World or Siam Park. Despite being opened for many years, the park is surprisingly unknown to tourists and only Thai locals come and play here. Fantasia Lagoon got refurbished very recently and is a fun place for kids and young adults to spend a day with huge pools and decent size sliders, and in addition you have the entire mall to play with including a very attractive games and entertainment zone located right below the water park. And it only costs 100 baht!
#5. Splash Jungle
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 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.
#6. Siam Park City
There is enough to see and do at Siam Park to spend an entire day here, with a large area dedicated to a water park with exhilarating slides, and a separate amusement park with some fantastic rides for both small and big kids – just don’t visit expecting Disneyland or other international standard parks you have visited before. Although adults may be less than impressed, kids are sure to enjoy a day out here, and with a great value entry price and cheap food options available it’s a fantastic treat for the kids on a family day out.
#7. Santorini Water Fantasy
Santorini Park brings a slice of the picture-perfect Greek islands to Cha-Am. It’s got all the details right, from classic whitewashed buildings, down to stone-paved paths and domed towers. An impressive lineup of shops, restaurants and an amusement park promise good times for everyone. The five zones at Santorini Park provide all-encompassing entertainment. Water Fantasy features thrilling slides named Tornado, King Cobra, Kamikaze, and other splashing attractions such as the Crazy River and Drop Screamer.
#8. Coco Splash Adventure & Waterpark
Coco Splash Adventure is a modestly-sized water park in Lamai, a short distance from the beach. Featuring four pools with seven slides, as well as other enjoyable activities for children, it is a family-friendly place to escape the heat of the day and have some fun. Covering 10,000sqm, the park’s attractions include the titular waterpark, a mini golf course, and bungee trampoline, bumper boats, pedal go-karts and a bouncy castle. This means that the fun and games is mostly targeted at quite young children but some of the slides do have height and age limits.
#9. Black Mountain Water Park
Black Mountain Water Park offers a fun-filled day for families and anyone needing a big splash. The park features nine different water slides, a wave pool, lazy river, beach pool, kids’ pool, and more – all set on a vast mountain-hugged landscape fronting a main-made lake just 10km north of Hua Hin. Owned and managed by the same people behind the Black Mountain Golf Course, the water park is the latest attraction in the group’s portfolio. It’s located opposite the golf course, on a local road that passes through Wat Huay Mongkol and Baan Silapin.
#10. Scenical World
Scenical World Khao Yai is the largest themed and water park in the northeast region of Thailand. Located, as its name implies, in Khao Yai, a splendid mountainous area situated some 150 km northeast of Bangkok, Scenical World hosts a great choice of 15 water slides and pools from the Space Bowl to the Thunder Bolt, and from the Splash Coaster to the Kiddie Slide, that offer adults and children alike to have fun splashing in the water. Safety rules are second to none; all children below 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.