If a family holiday is on the cards in 2016, why not take the kids on a water-themed getaway! Hotels.com has compiled a list of the best hotels with the coolest waterslides and pools that will keep boredom at bay on the next family holiday.
- Sea World Resort – Gold Coast, Australia 4.5*
The kids will be in paradise at Sea World Resort! Spend the day poolside as a family exploring the resort’s theme park and enjoying the rides, animals, and family-friendly entertainment. If the kids still have some energy by the evening, you can take them to the ‘SpongeBob SplashBash,’ a themed water play area that has a spectacular LED light show. With plenty of extras for the kids, including a kids club with all the latest games and activities as well as a relaxation centre for mum and dad, staying at Australia’s only theme park water resort is sure to satisfy.
Family-friendly rooms available on Hotels.com (rooms catering for 2 adults and 2 children) include: Resort Double, Deluxe Room, Resort Queen, Deluxe Room – View, Deluxe Studio, Premium Double.
Rooms start from $230 per room per night (12.02.2016)*. To book a stay at Sea World Resort visit: https://au.hotels.com/ho136812/sea-world-resort-main-beach-australia/
- Crown Metropol Perth – Perth, Australia 5*
The Crown Metropol Perth is home to a beautiful resort-style pool as well as a family-friendly one that features waterslides to keep the kids occupied for hours. With relaxing day beds surrounding the pool and an alfresco-style poolside bar, the Crown Metropol is the chicest place to sit back and watch the kids have fun in the sun.
Family-friendly rooms available on Hotels.com (rooms catering for 2 adults and 2 children) include: Luxe Twin and Luxe Twin View.
Rooms start at $478 per room per night (12.02.2016)*. To book a stay at Crown Metropol Perth visit: https://au.hotels.com/ho264892/crown-metropol-perth-burswood-australia/
- Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa – Nadi, Fiji 5*
The Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa is located right on a beautiful Fijian beach and the hotel caters to every child’s fantasy, with an epic children’s pool and bendy waterslide. The hotel also has an adult only beach club, and if the kids are old enough to look after themselves, all rooms feature a Sony PlayStation so they can be entertained for hours.
Family-friendly rooms available on Hotels.com (rooms catering for 2 adults and 2 children) include: Superior Room 2 Double Beds – Ocean View, Family Room 1 Queen Bed – Ocean View, Luxury Room Ocean View (Luxury).
Rooms start at $362 per room per night (12.02.2016)*. To book a stay at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa visit: https://au.hotels.com/ho242162/sofitel-fiji-resort-and-spa-nadi-fiji/
- Taupo Debretts Spa Resort – Taupo, New Zealand 5*
With so many fun water activities, the Taupo Debretts Spa Resort will delight the whole family. The complex features a warm water playground where they can play on the giant, four-storey high slide and two side-by side racing hydroslides. With two large mineral hot pools where the whole family can splash about as well as a freshwater pool and two freshwater spas, the resort takes escaping to somewhere with a pool to a whole new level.
Family-friendly rooms available on Hotels.com (rooms catering for 2 adults and 2 children) include: Deluxe Cabin, Cabin – 1 Bedroom, Cabin – 2 Bedrooms, Cabin – Ensuite, Superior Studio, Chalet – 2 Bedrooms, Deluxe Lodge, Villa – 2 Bedrooms Lake View.
Rooms start at $118 per room per night (12.02.2016)*. To book a stay at Taupo Debretts Spa Resort visit: https://au.hotels.com/ho355222/taupo-debretts-spa-resort-taupo-new-zealand/
- Hard Rock Hotel Bali – Kuta, Indonesia 4*
Hotels.com recently reported that Bali was the number one international destination most popular with Aussies in 2015, and a host of family fun awaits at the Hard Rock Hotel Bali with its energy, colours and extravagance. The Hard Rock Hotel Bali has the largest free-form swimming pool in Bali which has a sand island, kids’ water park and two wavy waterslides. Take the kids to ‘Lil’ Rock Kids Club’ or try rock climbing at the hotel’s 5-metre rock climbing wall. And for mum and dad? Why not indulge at Rock Spa and have an intimate dinner at Jamie’s Italian Bali.
Family-friendly rooms available on Hotels.com (rooms catering for 2 adults and 2 children) include: Deluxe Room, Deluxe (Deluxe Premium), Deluxe Suite, Suite – Kid Suite.
Rooms start at $418 per room per night (12.02.2016)*. To book a stay at Hard Rock Hotel Bali visit: https://au.hotels.com/ho185403/hard-rock-hotel-bali-kuta-indonesia/
- Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket – Phuket, Thailand 5*
With so much to see and explore in Thailand, escaping to Phuket and staying at the Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket should be at the top of the bucket list! This resort is home to ‘Splash Jungle,’ the only waterpark in Phuket that has a number of exhilarating rides and waterslides, including Boomerango, a slide which accelerates riders over a 15 metre high transition bump, a 335 metre lazy river, and a six-level wave pool! The hotel also has a special pool and club for kids, four amazing restaurants and a high-end day spa.
Family-friendly rooms available on Hotels.com (rooms catering for 2 adults and 2 children) include: Deluxe Family Suite 2 Bedroom, Deluxe Family, Deluxe Family Residence, Luxury Pool Villa 2 Bedroom, Luxury Pool Villa 3 Bedroom, Penthouse Pool Suite 3 Bedroom, Penthouse Pool Suite 4 Bedroom, Luxury Suite 2 Bedroom, Deluxe Pool Villa 2 Bedroom, Deluxe Pool Villa 3 Bedroom.
Rooms start at $221 per room per night (12.02.2016)*. To book a stay at Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket visit: https://au.hotels.com/ho342173/centara-grand-west-sands-resort-villas-phuket-mai-khao-thailand/
- Big4 North Star Holiday Resort – Hastings Point, Australia 5*
The Big4 North Star Holiday Resort is located at the sleepy and relaxed Hastings Point and is just a short stroll from the beach. The kids will have a blast at the hotel’s adventure lagoon, a two-storey water playground with four waterslides, a water piano, and 65 interactive water features. With a play area for the little ones, an outdoor playground, games room and kids club, the activities at the resort never stop. The resort also has an entire centre dedicated to adults which features massage rooms, a hair salon, lap pool, fitness centre and a hot tub and sauna. If the kids still want even more water fun, Wet N Wild is under just under a one hour drive away.
Family-friendly rooms available on Hotels.com (rooms catering for 2 adults and 2 children) include:
Standard Suite, Luxury Suite.
Rooms start at $258 per room per night (12.02.2016)*. To book a stay at Big4 North Star Holiday Resort visit: https://au.hotels.com/ho502858/big4-north-star-holiday-resort-hastings-point-australia/
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