Top Jamaica Water Parks

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

Kid-friendly water parks are found everywhere in the Caribbean, from resorts with "lazy river" pools and waterslides to full-blown amusement-park style attractions with multiple slides, wave pools, and splash pads.

Having a water park at your resort in Jamaica is pretty convenient for families. Jamaica also has famed beaches, many at the resorts, where the little ones can splash, swim and play.

Kool Runnings Water Park

Water slide tower and lazy river
Courtesy of Kool Runnings Waterpark

Jamaica's biggest water park, located in Negril on over five acres of land, has 10 water slides—some up to 35-feet high—as well as a children's play area, lazy river, three restaurants, a juice bar, and a sports bar.

Unlike some others, which are open only to resort guests, the independent Kool Runnings can be enjoyed by anyone paying the admission fee. You can buy a combination ticket that includes the affiliated Adventure Zone (paintball, laser tag, go-karts). Kids who know how to swim can even go kayaking through the natural canals of the park.

Jamaica is known for its two-person bamboo rafting on the Rio Grande and Martha Brae rivers, but at Kool Runnings they offer a rafting experience too. Up to eight adults can enjoy a laid-back rafting trip on a canal through Negril’s famous Great Morass, a freshwater wetland.

Note that while you cannot bring in your own picnic lunch to Kool Runnings, the concessions offer a variety of food options. 

Pirates Island, Beaches Ocho Rios

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

The Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club is located on 22 acres of lush tropical gardens, has a private white-sand beach, four resort swimming pools, and a dedicated scuba practice pool. 

The resort's Pirates Island is a fantasy world filled with gigantic waterslides, kid‐friendly pools, and swim‐up soda bars. There is also a speed slide in the teen/adult area.

Park admission is included with a stay at the all-inclusive Beaches resort. The park is not open to the public.

Pirate's Paradise Water Park

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 Beach Resort & Spa in Montego Bay. The resort sits on a secluded peninsula with over 1,800 feet of beach.

Highlights of the water park include Blackbeard's Lazy River, a pair of 40-foot-high water slides, and a Pirate Ship made just for kids. Both the resort's kids' club and teen center are also located adjacent to the water park.

Sugar Mill Falls

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 has an oceanfront location with access to the white sandy beach.

The water park boasts a 280-foot-long water slide, lazy river, and a trio of pools with waterfalls—all part of the Sugar Mill Falls water park.

Kids will thoroughly enjoy the jungle garden complete with a rope-and-wood suspension bridge. Resort guests can also listen and dance to live music daily, relax in spa tubs, hit the swim-up bars, and take advantage of poolside concierge service.

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