“ Location: 18, Ayia Thekla Road, Agia Napa 5345, Cyprus / Tel: +357 23 724444 „
If you are planning to holiday in Cyprus and stay anywhere within travelling distance of the resort of Ayia Napa then I would highly recommend that you visit the fantastic water park called Water world. On my last visit to Protaras my family and I decided to visit this water park.
We went with friends we had made at the hotel. Altogether there were four over forties, four teenagers and a child of ten.
We decided to travel by bus which was easy as a bus stop was close to our hotel. The water park is on the outskirts of Ayai Napa. It took us about thirty to forty minutes to get there. It is easy to travel by taxi orcar. If choosing to travel by taxi arrange the price first.
We had already purchased our tickets from a travel kiosk in Protaras the day before, so were allowed straight through and didn't have to queue at all in the scorching heat. Tickets cost 32 Euros for an adult and 18 Euros for a child aged twelve and under. Once paid for this covers all rides. We hired two lockers between us and were given a key on a wrist band for this.
Next we went to find sun loungers. Although it was now late morning there were still plenty of beds remaining and we found a nice spot by the lazy river, with beds for us all, and some much needed parasols.
Then the fun began. AS for me and the other lady in our party, we weren't planning to go on many of the rides, but wished to watch the others having fun while we enjoyed the atmosphere.
However, we did venture several times on the lazy river. We needed to do this to cool down from the intense heat of the Cyprus summer sun. I found the scariest thing about this river was the large blue dragon flies darting around the river. Other than that it was pleasant and relaxing.
We all also ventured into the artificial beach and waited for the wave machine to be switched on. This was great fun for all. This seemed very popular with visitors to the park.
I watched the adventurous members of our party having fun on the excellent rides at this park.
This park is bigger than the one at Paphos', Aphrodite Park. Although large, once one has consulted the map in the leaflet given with the tickets, it soon becomes easy enough to find your way around.
As the morning turned into afternoon the park became busier and the queues for rides grew but it never proved too long a wait for anything.
The water park is based upon Greek gods and goddesses and Greek heroes with rides named after them. Some really are awesome, such as 'the fall of Icarus' where one feels as if you are sure to fall over the top of the flume. I'm sure it's safe but frightening.
Other rides that our party enjoyed were:
Apollo's Plunge. This is a group/family raft ride where you twist and turn and suddenly drop as you journey through 124 metres on a fast moving raft. This is very popular.
The kamikaze slides are not for the fainthearted. On the scariest y the ride you start of in an enclosed flume and then come out and fall down a sheer drop at speed. I am told it was amazing.
There are various food outlets in the park such as Dionysos Temple which is self-service. Homer's Burger Palace sells fast food. Both outlets have vegetarian options. The food was quite nice. Seats and tables were easy enough to find.
We had a great time here with everyone agreeing that the water world had provided us with a great and memorable day out.