Splash Jungle Water Park in Phuket

The first and only water theme park in Phuket is Splash Jungle Water Park. It is found in the north of Phuket close to the airport and very near Mai Khao Beach. The water park has been designed to international standards and has attractions for all members of the family.

The highlight for the younger children is the Aqua Play Pool seen in this picture. The water here is not deep and so is therefore ideal for younger children. There are slides, water cannons and other water based toys. Nearby is the Lazy River where you can ride on tubes around the 335 meter long flowing river.

The star attractions are the Boomerango and Super Bowl where you can choose between a series of different flume rides. On one of them you sit on inner-tubes and go down a sharp drop. Coming out the other end you race up an almost vertical wall. Close to the top there is a reverse free fall.

Other attractions include hot springs, a sauna, wave pool, sun loungers, bar pool and several restaurants. While you are in the water park you don’t need to worry about your money. You can keep all your stuff safely in a free locker. Each person has a wristband which has a unique number. You use this to buy things and then you pay at the end of the day.

I read about Splash Jungle while it was still being built the other year. I had the impression that is was going to be a big place. Although it does indeed have a good variety of water attractions, it is very small compared to say Siam Park in Bangkok. I know it is still new, but it is also too much like a concrete jungle rather than a real jungle. Very little shade.

Splash Jungle is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The prices seem to be very expensive to me at 1,495 baht for adults and 750 baht for children aged 5-12 years. In comparison, the much bigger Siam Park in Bangkok is only 300 baht and you get a lot more. I am not sure how many people would pay that much considering Phuket is an island with beautiful beaches!

At the moment, Splash Jungle has some special packages for families. Two adults are 2,400 baht, 2 adults and one child is 3,000 baht and 2 adults and 2 children is 3,600 baht. Splash Jungle is also part of the West Sands Resort. If you stay with them then you can purchase special packages.I guess the prices might be alright for people here on short holidays, but what about the many expat families? I am sure the water park cannot survive on tourists alone.

Getting to the park might also be a problem as it is in the middle of no-where. From Patong Beach the journey is more than an hour. From Cape Panwa it is 80 minutes. The park has shuttle buses but it will cost you 350 baht per person for a one-way ride. Obviously for a family it is going to be an expensive day out. Even with the package deal, it will cost a family of four about $212 just for transport and admission. That doesn’t include food.

Map showing the location of Splash Jungle:

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7 responses to “Splash Jungle Water Park in Phuket

  1. david whelan

    richard why do they price themseleves out of the market place, a bus ride to khorat from bkk 3 hours is only 190 baht. water world in pattaya is about 200baht less for kids ? It looks like they are trying to get a quick return on their investment. i wish them luck at those prices they will need loads of it

  2. I guess people will vote with their feet. What Phuket needs now is some competition to help bring these prices down. Although some foreign tourists will still go, I think a place like this can only survive in the long run if local people can afford to go as well. That is why places like Siam Park in Bangkok is packed at the weekend and holidays. It is affordable for everyone. But you get what you pay for. Splash Jungle, although more expensive, is certainly made from better quality and is a safer environment for your kids.

  3. Thank you nice article. I am someone who really love phuket. Last month I’ve been to Surin Beach and like this place very much because this beach is quiet, white beaches and crystal clear waters. Surin Bay Inn is the great accommodation, i stay here. It’s just like a happy family, everyone there is so nice and hospital.
    I am sure, i will come back. SEE YOU PHUKET

  4. So we just went to Splash Jungle earlier this month for the first time – I live in Phuket, have 2 kids – the price is nuts really, though we paid a membership price which works out cheaper and we’ll probably go again since the kids had so much fun. Location no worries for us, as we have our own transport. If (as is being suggested) a new water park opens near Patong, then Splash Jungle might have a serious problem. As it was, the day we went was not busy at all, hard to see how they can even make a profit – there are so many staff (we were impressed by the number of lifeguards). It was a nice day, expensive but worthwhile – oh, and we did not eat there – that would easily adda another 1000 – 1500 Baht onto the bill for a family of 4.

    My review http://jamie-monk.blogspot.com/2011/06/splash-jungle-waterpark.html

  5. I’m a Thai student. I’m really happy to find this website because you always write about tourist attractions in my country so I can understand it easily.(It’s a good way for me to practise my English skills) Some of places that you showed I haven’t been. Thanks for sharing 😉

  6. Thanks Jamie for your input. If people didn’t know already, Jamie has the number one blog on Phuket island. He is the man to contact if you want to know what is going on there!

  7. Thank you for posting.
    I’ve been looking at some of the posts on this website to get an idea about travel for my next vacation.