Overlooking 1,000 acres of the Bahamas’ white-sand Cable Beach, Baha Mar recently unveiled its $200 million Baha Bay waterpark. The luxurious beachfront water park’s design is inspired by the natural beauty of the surrounding islands. Opening July 2, Baha Bay pulled out all the stops when it came to attractions, including 24 water slides, a dueling water coaster, group raft rides, an authentic wave pool, an action river that winds through the tropical landscape, and a surf simulator.
Plus, with private cabanas, infinity pools overlooking the turquoise sea, multiple alfresco dining concepts, and an outdoor casino gaming pavilion, you’ll never complain of boredom.
Universal Orlando has three themed parks, but Volcano Bay, a tropical oasis, is perhaps the most eye-catching. The park’s centerpiece? An overwhelming 200-foot volcano dotted with waterfalls that pour into the sparkling lagoon. Surrounding the volcano is a 125-foot-long body slide, group raft rides, and water slides for the thrill-seekers. If you don’t fall into that category, take a dip in the serene lagoon or post up with a good read in one of the private cabanas.
We couldn’t discuss the world’s most beautiful water parks without mentioning Atlantis, a Bahamas resort famous for its instantly recognizable Royal Towers. The resort, inspired by the lost city of Atlantis, is the biggest open-air marine environment that houses more than 20 million gallons of water throughout the 141-acre water park. The park has high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride (with rolling rapids and wave surges), a kids’ water-play fort, and 11 swimming pools.