10 Tips for a Great Family Water Park Vacation

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Nothing makes you feel like a kid quicker than laughing your way down the twisting turns of a water park slide with the giggles of your family in the air. When booking your next family vacation, consider finding a resort like Hotel Riu Palace Macao, Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro and Hotel Riu Naiboa located in the Punta Cana complex, as guests get free admission to Splash Water World to make your vacation extra fun.

Not only does this make it easier than ever to enjoy everything from the big slides to the kiddie pools, but you can quickly retreat to your room for an afternoon siesta or order up food without ever leaving your beach chair.

In order to make the most of your vacation, a few tips to prepare everyone for the best experience possible.

Indoors or outdoors, make sure you’ve got a bevy of spray on sunscreen available. Kids seem to enjoy putting this on themselves, which makes for less headaches and you can actually get your own back when they’ve run off before you can ask for help!

Have a Spot
Select one central spot where you’ll all meet up at designated times throughout the day. This allows the older kids to ride the thrill-seeking Body Vortex over and over…and over, while you enjoy the lazy river or spend time with the younger kids in the children’s pool.

Look for Lifeguards
For your own peace of mind, it’s always good to check for the available life guards in each pool area. Every once in awhile there could be a shift change and it’s just great to know you’ve got your eyes on things.

Consider Swim Shoes
While we might find ourselves lazing on a beach chair with a good book for hours, kids have boundless energy that takes them in, out, up, down and all over the place. Swim shoes are a great option for protecting their feet from hot pavement or a little extra traction as they move so quickly.

Ensure Full Family Entertainment
Checkout the available options before deciding on your water park. Places like Splash World are fantastic because they offer children’s pools, big slides and a Solarium area to simply lounge in the sun.

Incentives for Exits
The hardest thing about Splash World is when you have to signal the time to go bell. This is a great time to focus on incentives like pizza from the all-inclusive buffet for dinner or time to enjoy one of the other on-site activities. And of course because it’s on-site you can always come back later!

Nothing provides a better family vacation than being to spend time together and alone! You can create wonderful memories, while allowing everyone to enjoy their favorite things. The bonus here is less  planning for you since there’s no need to pack a cooler, park a car or feel like you can’t leave and come back!

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