Head to a top family hotel these days and the likelihood is it will have a number of pools of different shapes and sizes – but things are hotting up (or should that be cooling down) as more and more are now offering the thrills and spills of a water park onsite. Here at YourHols.com, we’ve teamed up with Europe‘s top hotel comparison site www.trivago.co.uk to bring you the world’s ten best hotel water slides that contain everything from picturesque views over beaches to the change to plunge through aquariums full of sharks and rays.
Atlantis, The Palm is a huge five-star resort on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah island. It has incredible restaurants, the Lost Chambers Aquarium at the heart of the hotel and the 42 acre Aquaventure Waterpark. The park is home to the Ziggurat-shaped Tower of Neptune, a nine storey slide that plunges you through an aquarium of sharks and rays.
Doubles cost from £198 per night
Hard Rock Bali, Kuta, Bali
Asia’s first Hard Rock hotel sits on Bali’s Kuta beach and has 418 tribute rooms fit for a rock star. The hotel also boasts the largest swimming pool in Bali, complete with a unique Sand Island, 22 poolside cabanas, a stage for outdoor performances and ample sunbathing space. There’s also a new complex of water slides
Doubles cost from from £125 per night
Ersan Resort & Spa, Bodrum, Turkey
This five-star all-inclusive hotel outside Bodrum has 10 bars and restaurants, three swimming pools and its own Blue Flag beach. There are also nine different water slides, including two bowls and one half pipe that will leave you shaken and stirred.
Double cost from £174 per night
Orlando is packed with some of the world’s best popular water parks, including Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, Aquatica and Wet ‘n Wild – as well as this hotel. It has 10 restaurants, an 18 hole golf course and a slide tower with two 60-metre winding water slides and one 27-metre high-speed slide for those who like an adrenalin rush.
Doubles cost from £78 per night
The Reef Atlantis, Paradise Island City, Bahamas
The sister hotel to Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm, this huge resort has more than 3,400 rooms, 40 restaurants and an onsite casino, nightclub, theatre and comedy club. The 141-acre Aquaventure water park consists of 11 swimming pools and the iconic Mayan temple water slide feature, where guests can race each other on the Challenger Slide.
Doubles cost from £234 per night
This all-inclusive resort contains 412 spacious rooms and suites, three restaurants and a water park is set against a picturesque backdrop of the Aegean. It features a variety of high-speed slides for kids and adults. and boasts a variety of slides for adults and children alike.
Doubles cost from a£137 per night
Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls, Canada
Part of a chain of indoor water parks and hotels, Great Wolf Lodge has eight slides, a lazy river and indoor wave pool – none of them boast the ferocity of the nearby falls, but they are no less thrilling. Check out the water roller coaster big enough for all the family for a real thrill.
Doubles cost from £233 per night
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii
This Hilton is the only resort on famed Waikiki beach, recently voted the second best beach in America for its wide stretches of white sands and turquoise waters. This 22-acre resort features tropical gardens, waterfalls and exotic wildlife. Swimmers are spoilt for choice with the unique Duke Kahanamoku saltwater lagoon or one of the hotel’s five pools. The Paradise Pool boasts waterfalls, hot tubs, lava rock formations and four water slides, including the longest slide in Waikiki.
Doubles cost from £157 per night
Ramada Resort Aquaworld Budapest, Hungary
Hungary is famous for its spas, but this Ramada resort is one of Europe’s largest and grandest indoor water theme parks and based on a replica of Cambodia’s iconic Angkor Wat temple. The 73-metre wide glass dome encloses 11 water slides reaching a total length of almost 1km. T
Doubles cost from £49 per night
Jungle Aqua Park Hotel, Hurghada, Egypt
This all-inclusive hotel is 20 minutes from the popular tourist town of Hurghada, on Egypt’s Red Sea coast. The resort 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 20 metres in height and 70 metres in length.
Doubles cost from £117 per night
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