My name is Kara and I’m five years old. Seriously, I must be. Because I had a fantastic trip to Bali, I explored the beautiful Ubud, discovered the Gili Islands and relaxed on Sanur Beach, and you know what my favourite day was? The day I went to the waterpark. Waterbom Bali to be specific.
When I booked my trip to Bali I started looking at things to do there and, as I am in charge of travel plans in my relationship, proceeded to book things for me and the boyf, such as the awesome Bali Beaches tour with Real Gap Experience. I figured I should probs check he was cool with everything and gave Josh the obligatory ‘Is there anything you want to do in Bali?’ line. He normally says no, he’s laid back like that, but this time he said ‘Can we go to a waterpark?’. He’s five years old too you see.
So I had a little gander online and found Waterbom Bali. The #1 waterpark in the whole of Asia and the #3 waterpark in the world. Daym gurl. We gotta go.
Waterbom Bali is situated right in the middle of Kuta. A location I didn’t particularly like, I’m really not a fan of Kuta aka Australia’s Magaluf. But this waterpark did not disappoint.
The park is massive at 3.8 hectares and there were loads of slides, so we didn’t get bored for a minute. And they were pretty much all cool AF ones. None of this baby slide nonsense, these were bloody monstrous. There were see-through slides, slides that loop, open-top slides, closed-tube slides, double tube slides, slides for the whole fam… seriously loads of freaking slides.
The scariest ones were the ones where you stand in a capsule and the floor disappears from underneath you and you fall into a vertical drop! They normally have some serious G-Force too. I was a massive wimp and couldn’t do those ones, I’m too scuuurrred. But I did all of the rest of them I promise!
I loved the Twin Racers where you could race against an opponent and I mopped the floor with Josh, he wasn’t happy about it. I also thought Boomerang was really cool, one of those ones were you’re shot up a slope in a double tube and then fall down backwards. Really fun, the adrenaline was pumping!
Oh and the lazy river is a dream, floating through a jungle with waterfalls and spouts of water to push your other half under (just me?). It was so lovely, seriously.
The best part was that I felt really safe about my stuff. I’ve been to water parks before where you sometimes have to leave your stuff by a sunbed when you go on slides, or take turns to go, but at Waterbom Bali they have secure lockers and ‘Splash Band’ wristbands you put cash onto to pay for stuff so you don’t have to keep going back to get money. You know, like for a Bintang at the swim-up bar, obvs…
I had the funnest day at Waterbom Bali and would recommend a visit to anyone. Sometimes when you’re backpacking you see a lot of the same thing and I feel like this was a bit different for a day out. And you can let your inner five year old out!!
For more info about Waterbom Bali, head on over to their website and check out the sick slides!
Are you a fan of a good waterpark on your travels? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @HeelsInBackpack!
Total blogger transparency: I accepted a complimentary visit to Waterbom Bali but all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I wouldn’t play you like that shorty.