THANKS to the UK heatwave; it seems like summer is finally here.
We’ve rounded up some of the best hotels with on-site water parks that will keep you cool in the hottest climates.
The best travel destinations can be found all over Europe, so there is something for everyone.
The City of Dreams Mediterranean in the coastal area of Paphos, Cyprus is extremely cool (in both senses of the word).
It’s brand new and features a casino, adventure park, spa and endless dining options from Mediterranean cuisine to Pan-Asian delights.
But the AquaWorld water park is just what you need. Not only does it have several spinning slides, but it also has a Waverider surf machine (although little ones can use it for bodyboarding too).
The water park at Land of Legends Kingdom Hotel in Turkey is probably better described as water world due to its extensive range of water splash activities.
In addition to the usual dive slides and high-speed rides, the water park is home to a wave shock pool, a surfing simulator, and an adventure area with dolphin swims, shark swims, and scuba trips.
It’s a little pricey at £2,292 per person for seven nights all-inclusive, but you get access to everything at the resort, including the theme park, cinema, water shows and restaurants.
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Little ones don’t miss out either at the extremely family-friendly Club Mac Alcudia Resort in the town of Alcúdia in northern Mallorca.
As well as swirling waterslides and multi-lane racing slides that would keep teenagers busy for hours, there are shallow splash parks with mini waterslides and poolside jungle gyms with water fountains for the little ones.
The four-person rooms are functional and aimed at families. There are also three buffet restaurants and seven bars on-site.
If your idea of fun is lounging on a rubber ring and slowly moving down a lazy river in the afternoon sun, then Aquasplash Estival Resort on Spain’s Costa Dorada is for you.
There are three pools on-site, but the water park is a 10-minute walk away, so you still have the option of taking a quiet nap on a lounger with a cocktail in hand.
The buffet restaurant serves a mix of classic dishes, while the two snack bars serve burgers, hot dogs, and salads.
There are 13 water slides at Orka Sunlife Resort And Aquapark, but the best thing about them isn’t the speed — it’s the view you can enjoy as you whiz down.
The hotel is located on top of a lush green hill in Olu Deniz, nestled in high mountains not far from the sea.
If you want to relax while the kids tumble down a winding waterslide, head to the spa, which offers a Turkish bath and shock pool in addition to the usual sauna, steam room, and treatment rooms.
Get the best of both worlds at the Grecotel LUXME Costa Botanica on the Greek island of Corfu.
Overlooking a 1km stretch of Blue Flag sandy beach, the water park offers a holiday for both adults and little ones with its laid-back wellness ethos.
Expect world-class dining, as well as à patisserie chocolate and creperie gelateria, as well as world-class cocktails and healthy juices delivered straight to your sun lounger.
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