Top Jamaica Water Parks

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa
••• Courtesy of Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa

Kid-friendly water parks have become fairly ubiquitous in the Caribbean, from resorts with "lazy river" pool areas with waterslides to full-blown, amusement-park style attractions with multiple slides, wave pools, and more. Jamaica may be the king of water parks in the Caribbean, boasting at least four major attractions guaranteed to keep you wet and happy.​

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    Water slide tower and lazy river
    ••• Courtesy of Kool Runnings Waterpark

    Jamaica's biggest water park, located in Negril, has 10 water slides -- some up to 40 feet high -- as well as a children's play area, lazy river with waterfalls, three restaurants, a juice bar, and a sports bar. Unlike some others, which are open only to resort guests, the freestanding Kool Runnings can be enjoyed by anyone willing to pay the admission fee. You can combine a ticket with the affiliated Adventure Zone (paintball, laser tag, rafting, go-karts and more).

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    Three waterslides emptying into a pool
    ••• Courtesy of Pirates Island Water Park

    The Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club's Pirate's Island represents a major expansion of the all-inclusive resort's water park, adding a kid's area with six slides and a tube slide, body slide, and speed slide in the teen/adult area. Park admission is included with a stay at the all-inclusive Beaches resort.

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    Pirate's Paradise Water Park
    ••• Pirate's Paradise Water Park at the Sunset Beach Resort, Montego Bay. Courtesy of Sunset Resorts

    The Pirate's Paradise Water Park is located at the Sunset Splash Resort & Spa in Montego Bay. Highlights include Blackbeard's Lazy River, the 40-foot-high Pirate's Plank Bridge, a pair of 40-foot-high water slides, and a splashy kid's Pirate Ship. Both the resort's kids' club and teen center are located adjacent to the water park.

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    Hilton Rose Hall Resort
    ••• Water park at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Jamaica. Courtesy of Hilton Hotels

    The Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay boasts a 280-foot-long water slide, lazy river, a trio of pools with waterfalls, and "dive-in" movies—all part of the Sugar Mill Falls water park. Resort guests also can enjoy live music daily, spa tubs, swim-up bars, and poolside concierge service.

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