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Dive Into Fun: Thailand’s Best Resorts with Waterparks

March 27, 2024
Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa on the Karon beachfront, one of the best Thailand resorts with water slides - Luxury Escapes

Lazy rivers, a pirate ship and sky-high, twisting chutes – here are Thailand’s best resorts with waterparks and slides that are worth splashing out for. 

Sugar-white sands, crystal clear waters and lush jungles make Thailand one of the dreamiest places for a luxurious island getaway with the family. But after days seeking adventure afield, there’s nothing like the ease of unwinding at your resort. While adults may seek a restorative dip, kids bursting with energy may want to keep the fun going until bedtime. Thankfully, some resorts in Thailand boast specialised water zones or huge slides on their long list of amenities, making these stays even bigger and better for the young (and young-at-heart).

Scroll on for Thailand’s best resorts with waterparks and slides. 

Best Khao Lak hotels with waterparks and slides

Avani+ Khao Lak Resort

Resting on its own stretch of gleaming white beach, lapped by the turquoise Andaman Sea and surrounded by lush jungle, Avani+ Khao Lak Resort is a secluded hideaway designed with families in mind. But among its many luxurious amenities, the bright colours and fun of the onsite waterpark are a true treat. Complete with a giant tipping bucket, ocean-themed pool and water play fountains shooting from the ground, little ones will have a ball keeping cool in this little slice of paradise. 

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

You’re in for a Thai treat at The Sands Khao Lak by Katanthai – views of emerald hills and jungle trees sit by the gleaming sands of Nang Thong Beach. When it comes to family-friendly luxury, this five-star resort tops many lists. The hardest decision you’ll have to make every day? Choosing which of the nine swimming areas you'll be stopping by. Choices include two slippery slides, a lazy river and a bubbling wading pool. Bringing the swirling seas of tropical fish above water, the kids’ water play house is bound to be a favourite spot for splashing the day away. 

Pullman Khao Lak Resort

Perched overlooking the Andaman Sea to the west, Pullman Khao Lak Resort lies hidden landside by verdant rainforest, making it the perfect spot for families seeking tranquillity in Phang Nga. While there is plenty to discover in the surrounding region, this luxurious haven beckons you to find family-friendly excitement within its lush grounds. With waterspouts, a bucket dump and fun water slide, the outdoor wet zone is one place where kids can’t possibly get bored. Treat the family to a stay in the Family Suite Pool Access room so you can jump straight into the pool from your doorstep.  

JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa

The setting of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa is hard to beat – lying next to the white sands of Khuk Khak Beach in the Phang Nga region, with a soaring jungle of coconut palms at every turn. Boasting one of Southeast Asia’s longest pools, the resort' also has an's onsite Aqua Play Zone is one that kids will take to like a duck takes to water. Let them run wild among the wave pool, water trampoline and sliders while you refresh in the tranquil 2.4-kilometre-long lagoon pool flowing through the heart of the resort. 

Best Phuket hotels with waterparks and slides

Phuket Orchid Resort and Spa

Bursting out of tropical gardens and surrounded by tall swaying palm trees, Phuket Orchid Resort and Spa is an easy, breezy escape for families of all sizes, thanks to its family-friendly list of amenities. With enormous, shaded pools and spacious terraces to spread out on, everyone can seek out their own slice of dreamy heaven. But for your young adrenaline junkies, the 12-metre water slide is one not to miss. Claiming to be the highest water slide in Karon, this exhilarating ride down to the shimmering resort pool is a surefire hit. Plus, with water skiing, parasailing and windsurfing adventures offered off the beach, families are spoilt for choice when it comes to aquatic escapades. 

Thavorn Palm Beach Resort Phuket

Wander out from Thavorn Palm Beach Resort Phuket and you’ll find yourself standing on the golden sands of Nakalay Beach. Flop beneath lines of palm trees as the kids splash around the shallows, soaking up valuable time amid the soothing peace of the jungle. If the kids plead for more splash-tastic fun, you’re in luck with the resort’s exciting waterpark. With the tallest standing at 14 metres in height, the four slides at different levels are all designed to get hearts racing. While the kiddos are choosing between the curved slide, twin spiral and wide slides, adults can indulge in a cocktail at Blue Heaven’s pool. 

Best hotels with waterparks and slides outside Bangkok

Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa

At Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa, little ones can write their own stories of buccaneers and buried gold at the Treasure Island-esqe pool. Let them unleash their inner pirate as they move between a ship, giant tipping buckets, swimming pool and water fountains. For moments of relaxation, take a leisurely float o'er the resort’s lagoon-style swimming pool that winds through the tropical gardens. It’s the perfect way to immerse yourself in silence and enchantment before more frolicking through this tropical playground. 

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Finding its home on Wong Amat Beach, the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is a ‘lost world’ tucked among lush jungle landscapes. If this slice of luxurious seclusion isn’t enough to fill your waking hours, it’s home to an 'all the bells and whistles' waterpark that can keep both young and old entertained for the whole duration of your stay. While parents can find escape at SPA Cenvaree, kids will be keen to dive into the thrilling aquatic paradise of Lost World, complete with a maze of lazy rivers, cascading waterfalls, twisting slides and cliff jumping platforms. If that’s not enough, venture beyond the shores, where water sports and exhilarating activities in the Gulf of Thailand can be added to your daily roster. 

Featured image: Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand.

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