An Adventurous Day Out
This summer, it is time to spend some splendid quality time with the family at a fun water park...
Ever since it was first opened in 2015, the Bali Wake Park has become one of the favorite destinations for outdoor activities. This year, the park introduces its newest fun addition, Aqualand. Claimed as Asia’s largest aqua park, this water playground is filled with floating arenas that will surely make your day out in Bali even more remarkable. As I browsed through the internet, I found that photos of Aqualand looked so amusing that I was intrigued to take my family there on a fun-filled weekend getaway.
Set in an open space right next to the Benoa Harbour, Bali Wake Park offers two fun activities; Aqualand and Cable Park. Aqualand is built around a five hectare lake, and it seemed so attractive that my family and I didn’t think twice about purchasing the entrance pass at Rp. 200,000 nett/person to play for an hour.
The weekends are probably the busiest time for the park, but I didn’t mind because the crowd creates such a thrilling vibe. Later that day, I learnt that many of these visitors came in groups from several different companies, all of them having team bonding activities. Bali Wake Park is surely a great place for that! Scanning around the park, I felt the urge to jump into the water and swim towards the giant floating arena – but before then, a guard approached my family and me, and gave us some instructions. “Please use the life jacket all the time during playtime,” he stated. “And don’t swim under the floating arena to avoid getting stuck underwater.”
With that in mind, my husband, my one-year-old son and I were ready to play! But the playground is not as easy as it looks – I think it takes a strong upper body to climb up to the first floatie from under the water, and it was kind of difficult for a person who doesn’t exercise much like me. Yet, it is interestingly exciting and exhilarating at the same time as my bravery was challenged.
I spent around 40 minutes trying to conquer the whole arena from start to finish. I was out of breath and exhausted, and I thought of giving up several times, but on the other hand, I was really delighted. Not only did I successfully reach the finish line, but I also managed to burn so many calories! Aqualand is certainly the perfect place if you want to have fun and exercise at the same time.
Tips and Tricks
For those who are up for more challenges, Cable Park available at Rp. 350,000 nett/person for one-hour access is probably the best choice. Here, everyone can try water sports using a state-of-the-art cable system – even beginners are welcome! Cable Park is also open for all ages with a note that everyone should sign the waiver online.
A little tip, if you want to spend a full day at Bali Wake Park, do try both activities, Aqualand and Cable Park. I highly recommend you to play at Cable Park first before hopping on to Aqualand to save some energy. And if you’re hungry afterwards, don’t worry as the play land has a café and a bar with an infi nity pool, where you can relax any time of the day.
Bali Wake Park and Aqualand open at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday all year long. They also offer various packages with affordable prices – please check out their website for more details.
Bali Wake Park
Jalan Raya Pelabuhan Benoa No. 7X, Pedungan, Denpasar
By Wiwin Wirwidya
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