With summer fast approaching, there’s no better time to start finding the best water parks.
Here we take a look at the best water parks in the world – with Spain at number 1.
The best water parks were chosen by TripAdvisor in their annual awards.
The 2022 Travellers’ Choice Awards analyze both the quantity and quality of millions of reviews and ratings to determine the winner.
Unsurprisingly, England doesn’t make the top list due to a lack of water parks across the country.
Here are the best ones to add to your list next time you go on vacation.
1. Siam Park, Spain
Opened in 2008 by the Princess of Thailand, Siam Park really is a king of water parks – it has been number one seven times.
It offers over 30 breathtaking rides and holds several world records, including creating the world’s largest artificial wave.
For fans of the park, a second one is planned in neighboring Gran Canaria.
2. Hot Park, Rio Quente, Brazil
Hot Park is included in the list of top water parks 2022.
Temperatures range from 23ºC to 32ºC all year round.
Attraction Brazil has over 20 attractions for the whole family with a pier for adults to relax and enjoy a drink.
The whole family will love Praia do Cerrado, the world’s largest artificial beach with naturally warm water.
3. Waterbom Bali, Indonesia
Set amongst 8 acres of tropically landscaped parkland, Waterbom prides itself on being 68 percent garden.
While you make the most of the lush surroundings and world-class rides, you can enjoy a tropical drink at the park’s swim-up bar.
If you’re staying late, you can attend after-hours parties at the park with world-class DJs during peak season.
4. Parco Cavour, Valeggio Sul Mincio, Italy
Considered the greenest park in Italy, this water park is only open from June 2nd to September 3rd, 2023.
Attractions include Iceburg, a six-lane, multi-lane slide, and Rainforest – a trail for the most daring to ride.
Paradise Island is great for little ones with a great hot tub, slides and sandy bottom.
5. Paphos Aphrodite Water Park, Paphos, Cyprus
The park in Cyprus features tube water slides as well as the 50 foot free fall ride.
It also includes a lazy river and a wave pool.
Wet Bubble and Mini Volcano areas are available for young children.
6. Yas Waterworld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Yas Waterworld has over 40 rides, slides and attractions.
Hamlool’s Humps is a speed ride with three massive humps, while Liwa Loop is the region’s first free-fall waterslide.
Slithers Slides features two sharp turns falling through a curtain of water into darkness lit by tiny lights, with an exit into a landing pool.
Cannon Point is a family spray and play area.
In addition to these Best of the Best 2022 winners, here are some parks that made the top ten in 2020:
Atlantis Aquaventure, United Arab Emirates
The Atlantis Aquaventure is part of the legendary Atlantic Hotel in the United Arab Emirates.
Adrenaline junkies will get their fill at the water park, including the near-vertical Leap of Faith slide, which plunges 100 feet (30 meters) before propelling you through a tube of shark-infested waters.
Get your pulse racing on over 150 slides and attractions, including Dubai’s longest lazy river, and relax on a 500m stretch of private beach.
Aqua Dome, Ireland
All ages can enjoy the Aqua Dome with slides, lazy rivers and rapids for the kids, and a spa and golf course for the adults.
With its water activities and mini-golf as its main attractions, it is an activity center not to be missed.
Don’t worry if it rains—much of the water park is covered with tropical temperatures year-round.
Aquapark Istralandia, Croatia
Aquapark Istralandia was the first water park opened in Croatia in 2014.
With 20 different pools and slides, Aquapark Istralandia has something for everyone – including the largest wave pool in the Mediterranean.
Covering an area of 81,000 m2, the water park has more than 1.6 km of tube slides with different speeds for adults and children.
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, USA
Disney fans won’t be surprised if one of the parks makes the cut.
Typhoon Lagoon opened in 1989 and is one of the most visited water parks in the world.
No wonder, as the park is home to one of the largest outdoor wave pools in the world, where guests can hang out in a private surfing lesson.
Al Montazah Parks, United Arab Emirates
Al Montazah Park covers 126,000 m2 and consists of two sections – Pearl Kingdom and Island of Legends.
In the Pearl Kingdom, families can experience fairytale adventures with pirates and princesses with 25 rides.
Travel back to a “steam powered” era with more themed rides and attractions in Island of Legends
Jungle Aqua Park, Egypt
As part of the Jungle Park Resort in Hurghada, there are a whopping 35 water slides and 33 outdoor pools.
There’s also a private beach at sister property Dana Beach.
With easyJet Holidays, you can stay at the hotel and water park for seven nights with return flights from just £678 per person.
Beach Park, Brazil
Spread over a whopping 42 hectares, Beach Park is the largest water park in Latin America and has something for everyone.
In addition to pools, saunas, ecological walkways and artificial rapids, the park also features a 14-story water slide for die-hard adrenaline junkies.
There are also surf lessons, massages, and babysitting facilities on-site.
Maya, Lost Mayan Kingdom, Mexico
Inspired by the Lost Kingdom expeditions of the 1940s, Mayá features both water slides and a roller coaster.
Located in Mahahual in Quintana Roo – south of Cancun and Tulum – there are also lazy rivers, zip lines and swimming pools on site.
Brave guests can try the Maya Sacrificial Jump, a 25-meter free-fall jump.