Taking the family to Waterbom Bali
My family had come to visit me from Ireland (my mum) and from London (my sis, bro-in-law, nephew and niece) and we had a pretty epic trip planned. A few days in Bangkok, then fly down to Bali, on to Lombok and the Gili Islands, and then finally to Komodo to chase some dragons. But this was a different kind of trip, we had a 2 and 4-year-old to deal with! So what to do with family and kids in Bali? Waterpark! I had been hearing amazing things about a water park near the airport in Bali, so I checked out Waterbom Bali to see what all the fuss was about!
It was a great experience, and the whole family loved it. Check out just how much below.
Table of contents
A full day at the Waterpark in Bali
We were staying in a villa in Canggu, so we had to get back to Kuta, near the airport, where Waterbom is located. That took us about an hour, so we left after brekky and arrived in around 10.30am, giving us a whole day to explore this place.
Once we got our tickets sorted, we decided to organise a gazebo too (extra cost but well worth it). When there’s a big group of us it made sense, and the fact they had a safe there to throw the wallets and keys etc in really helped, not to mention a place to chill out and take a break from sprinting from ride to ride (I’m talking about me there, not the kids).
The park itself is pretty big, I was surprised at just how big to be honest. We were led to our gazebo and then we were free to explore.
The Waterbom Bali map:
By this stage, the kids (and me) were impossible to contain. HUGE spiral multicolored slides everywhere. I was thinking, beforehand, that this water park would be a poor relative to the ones I’ve been to in Europe, or even in Thailand, but I was so, so wrong. And actually, I discovered Waterbom Bali was voted the Number 1 Waterpark in Asia, and number 2 in the world via TripAdvisor! I’m not that surprised, to be honest, the rides are brilliant and the other amenities and facilities are great, especially the lunch options.
The kids headed to the kids section, and they were ready to explode with excitement. It’s massive and just perfect for kids, complete with sun loungers around it for the adults to escape.
There is also a great mix between adult slides, younger kids slides and family-type slides where you can all join in on the fun. We had a great time, from my 60-something-year-old mother, to the parents, to the kids, it was so much fun.
Paying for Stuff at Waterbom Bali
There are lots of extra stuff you can pay for too, flowhouse (surfing on the spot), mini-bungees, rock climbing etc and of course, any food or drinks that you want. Waterbom is completely cashless though, which is super handy. So you get a digitized wristband that you credit with as much money as you think you’ll need, then anything you buy gets deducted from that. Anything leftover at the end you get refunded, it’s a great system.
What are the Best Slides at Waterbom Bali?!
For me, it’s got to be twin racers (holy hell that’s fast!), pipeline or climax – where you stand in a booth and the floor disappears below you and you drop vertically!
Where is Waterbom Bali? And How Do you Get there?
Waterbom Bali is in Kuta, near Bali International Airport. If you’re in Kuta, it’s less than 10 minutes in a taxi. If you’re in Seminyak, or Canggu it’s 30-60mins. Here’s the road from Seminyak to Waterbom Bali.
Standard adults: IDR 520,000 ($39)
Standard kids: IDR 370,000 ($27)
Gazebos start at 200,000 ($15) – well worth it in my opinion!
What time does Waterbom Bali open?
Open Daily: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
365 days a year *EXCEPT: NYEPI DAY (Day of Silence)
Final Tips for Waterbom Bali:
The lines here are generally pretty small, but I’d arrive early in the morning when it opens, then spend the mid-afternoon chilling and eating.
Then hit the slides again after 3pm. That way you’ll almost never have to queue!
Remember, never travel without travel insurance! And never overpay for travel insurance!
I use HeyMondo. You get INSTANT quotes. Super cheap, they actually pay out, AND they cover almost everywhere, where most insurance companies don't (even places like Central African Republic etc!). You can sign-up here. PS You even get 5% off if you use MY LINK! You can even sign up if you're already overseas and traveling, pretty cool.
Also, if you want to start a blog...I CAN HELP YOU!
Also, if you want to start a blog, and start to change your life, I'd love to help you! Email me on email@example.com. In the meantime, check out my super easy blog post on how to start a travel blog in under 30 minutes, here! And if you just want to get cracking, use BlueHost at a discount, through me.
Also, (if you're like me, and awful with tech-stuff) email me and my team can get a blog up and running for you, designed and everything, for $699 - email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Do you work remotely? Are you a digital nomad/blogger etc? You need to be insured too.
I use SafetyWing for my digital nomad insurance. It covers me while I live overseas. It's just $10 a week, and it's amazing! No upfront fees, you just pay week by week, and you can sign up just for a week if you want, then switch it off and on whenever. You can read my review here, and you can sign-up here!