Additional Fun: Hotels Featuring Water Parks

More and more Dominican hotels are now featuring water parks for the enjoyment of the entire family. The best parks: the Memories Punta Cana Splash (Blue Diamond chain of hotels); the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe; Barceló Punta Cana; Sirenis Cocotal Resort Casino & Aquagames; the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro and the Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo.

Enjoying a refreshing tropical drink while relaxing at beachside may be the perfect holiday for adults, but it is certainly not the ideal vacation for children and teenagers traveling with the family.

The youngest members of the family tend to be pretty demanding customers who expect to spend adventure-packed days during their holidays in the Dominican Republic.

The truth is that the Dominican Republic is home to hotels and parks that will meet the expectations of the most demanding visitors. These are aquatic parks are small paradises that feature the possibility of swimming with various species of fish, giant slides, fountains built in fun shapes and wave pools. The following is a list of the country’s most important water parks:

Memories Splash Punta Cana

The Splash water park is Punta Cana’s newest attraction. Situated in the recently opened 525-junior suites and suites Memories Splash Punta Cana, the hotel is a member of the Blue Diamond complex, home to the Royalton Punta Cana luxury hotel.

The park is for guest only, completely free of charge. It is a fun-filled attraction to be enjoyed by the entire family. The complex offers six giant slides, a wave pool, tubing, swimming pools with water jets, and fountains for younger children. For more information: For reservations: (809) 221-2121.

Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe

Situated within the Barceló Hotel Complex in Bavaro – on the country’s eastern region – this 1,402-4 room facility offers perfect accommodation for families and features a very popular kids club (Barcy Water Park), with plenty of attractions for the little ones. Adolescents can also enjoy themselves at the “Pirates Island Water Park,” where for a small fee they will be able to enjoy the slides, fountains and wave pool. For information:

Barceló Punta Cana (Premium)

The 798-room Premium-quality facility features a small aqua park for children ranging in ages from 4-12. Older kids can enjoy a climbing wall and a trapeze that can test the bravest of the family. Please visit:

Sirenis Cocotal Resort Casino & Aquagames

Situated in the Uvero Alto Punta Cana region, the 427-room facility features one of the area’s largest water parks (12,000 square meters). The park offers special attractions for children, adolescents and adults, with large slides, interactive water fountains and plenty of things to do for the younger children. Hotel guests have unlimited access to the park. Day visitors can pay the park’s special fee, which includes a buffet lunch and soft drinks. For more information:

Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro and Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

The Grand Bahia Principe chain is truly a paradise destination for children between the ages of 3-12. Children staying at the 816-room Bahia Principe Bavaro, in Punta Cana, and the 462-room Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, in Las Terrenas, Samana, on the country’s northeast section, will enjoy the facility’s water parks. All will enjoy the bridges, tunnels, slides and water jets. More information: www.bahia –

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