Finally a gap has been closed in our area thanks to the opening of the Jewel Lagoon Water Park in Runaway Bay, Jamaica! We are beyond ecstatic to have a water park merely a 10-15 minute drive east of Mais Oui Villa in Discovery Bay.
We did a tour in July 2015 and were very impressed. It is attached to Jewel Runaway Bay Resort, which is an all-inclusive family hotel in Runaway Bay. Although the resort in all-inclusive, day passes may be purchased for the water park.
The pirate-themed water park offers all-day fun for the whole family … from toddlers to adults … for those who like water parks. If you want more, you could upgrade your day pass to use the hotel and beach, but why do that when you could easily use one of the beaches near the villa. It is always good though to have options.
The park is anchored by two main slides. There is a yellow slide, the Family Raft Ride, which is 314ft long and allows singe or double tubes. This slide ends in a lazy river which goes around the park. The other major slide, the Anaconda, is the red and green slide, which is the High Speed Slide. It starts 40ft in the air and goes for 235ft. That’s the one to choose if you want the adrenalin rush.
For the younger kids, there is Buccaneers Cove area with the main highlights being twin slides and umbrella waterfalls. There is also a toddlers area, Pirates’ Nook, where there is a multi-level themed play area and wet deck.
Just so you know …
Riding the water slides is a fun activity for kids; but, you really don’t need to be in Jamaica to do this. This activity could be anywhere in the world and be fun. That said, kids are kids and they just want to have fun! Plus, which kid doesn’t love a pirate theme. The more fun your kids have, the more fun and less headaches you will have. Trust me, I know. So, if you want to do something that is purely for fun without care for experiencing the culture, then go to the water park. The kids will have a blast!
Til next time,
Think and dream Jamaica.
Sherry & Darrell
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