When researching attractions to visit during our cruise ship visit into Tenerife, there was one attraction that really stood out. When a couple of friends then recommended Siam Park, the Water Kingdom and I read on Trip Advisor that it has been voted the number one attraction in the world, the decision was made and tickets booked! Read on for our review of Siam Park, Water Kingdom, Tenerife.
Siam Park is so much more than a water park. As one of the largest aquatic theme parks in Europe it has 14 unique water attractions including the thrilling Tower of Power, The Dragon, Mekong Rapids, an Adventure Land set in its own tropical paradise, a HUGE man-made beach with wave pool and even sea lions.
As the water park is over an hours drive from the cruise ship port we decided to arrange our visit via the shore excursions department. We could easily have hopped in a taxi and booked our tickets independently but we didn’t want to worry about flagging down a taxi, trying to negotiate a good price and risk not making it back to the ship in time for departure.
Our first impressions of the water park were a little chaotic with long lines to hire a locker. After eventually securing our valuables however and finding a spot to use as a base, we were soon relaxing around the lazy river and racing our boys down the slides.
What we absolutely loved about the park is how it caters for all ages. Harry and Charlie, (2 & 5) loved splashing around in the two children’s areas (5 on map below) and laughing at their Daddy when the huge bucket of water tipped onto his head! Richards parents, in their late 60’s loved the lazy river, the white sandy beach and wave pool (4 on the map below).
I struggled a little to take photos as everywhere you turned there were people obviously in swimming costumes however here are a few photos of the many rides and facilities at the Water Kingdom by Siam Park…
I’m adding a Go-Pro to my Christmas wish list so that I can take videos like this one below for our next visit to a water park!
Video credit – Andrew Ballisie
Top tips for visiting the Water Kingdom by Siam Park, Tenerife
– To fully appreciate all the attractions at the Water Kingdom you need a full day, or ideally a couple of days. Our excursion only provided us with 4.5 hours at the attraction which was not quite enough for my two adventurous water babies! Check out the discounted multi day passes here.
– Water shoes can be bought and wetsuits hired from the water park however, to save some money, pack water shoes (the ground was scorching hot) and wetsuits (if visiting out of peak season) for young kids.
– Avoid carrying any valuable belongings if you wish to avoid the locker queues.
Need to know
– P&O Cruises shore excursion ticket prices, including 1 hour 15 minute journey each way by coach, are £46 per adult and £24 per child. Tickets are available on the gate from £29 per adult and £20 per child.
Disclosure – We received complimentary tickets via P&O Cruises in return for this honest review. All opinions are, as always, our own.
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