Recently voted Asia’s #1 waterpark in the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2023, and celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, Waterbom Bali now features 26 slides and 5 dining outlets over 5.1 hectares of boutique tropical gardens.
The newly opened Oasis Gardens area is home to 4 slide attractions accessed by a 20-metre winding slide tower purpose-designed with a cantilevered viewing platform, with views across to iconic Kuta beach. The Drop is a suspenseful tube ride through the dark that starts from an impressive 17-metre height and ends in a heart-stopping 8-metre free drop (with 2 slide options). The Tailspin sends riders in a downward spiral slide into an open bowl, tilted for maximum speed, which propels them into the next open bowl before reaching the finish point. The gravity-defying Boomerang slide—a crowd favourite—has been reborn in this new area, with its translucent rainbow tube shooting riders into a 9.2-meter vertical drop before launching them directly upward into a giant wall ride, followed by a backward drop to finish. These new slides can be ridden solo or tandem for more speed and fun.
As well as the slides, which cater to those on the adventurous side, Oasis Gardens also has plenty to offer those after a slower pace, and areas suitable for the whole family. A large lagoon pool and tropical relaxation area featuring sun beds and gazebos, the outdoor spa and massage area and sunken pool bar with swim-up access all offer a slice of serenity. Whether visiting to experience the slides or relax, all guests can enjoy a range of dishes across Western, Pan-Asian and Indonesian favourites from the Oasis Café under the 50-person outdoor dining pergola.
Oasis Gardens is the latest addition to the much-loved Waterbom Bali, a mainstay for local and international tourists for decades. One of the first waterparks in Indonesia, Waterbom was founded 30 years ago with the intention to provide family-friendly excitement, fun and adventure whilst celebrating and preserving the botanical flora and existing landscape of their location in central Kuta.
The original environmentally responsible vision of the park’s founder Santo Gulino is continued by his son, Sayan Gulino, who currently leads the Waterbom team as CEO.
“This expansion is phase 1 of several new updates to the park which will excite guests and allow us to offer more variety and enjoyment to visitors. Our goal is to continuously enhance our guest’s experience within the park and innovate with environmentally sustainable developments, ensuring that Waterbom remains a must-visit destination in Bali, with a minimal ecological footprint.” – Sayan Gulino, CEO.
The new Oasis Gardens area integrates a number of sustainable initiatives, including underground pumps and pipes, solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system. Additionally, like the original park, this area was strategically designed around the land’s existing trees, to ensure none were cut down. Over 1000 tropical plants, including six large signature native trees were hand-picked by Sayan and the team from nearby Kediri in East Java, and transported to Oasis Gardens to increase the park’s biodiversity.
Actions like these are part of the park’s underlying values, grounded in the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, which acknowledges and celebrates the harmonious relationship between nature, people and spirituality. Waterbom Bali’s holistic and comprehensive sustainability practices and policies have also resulted in a recent recognition as the Grand Title Winner in Sustainability and Social Responsibility at the 2023 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards.
In addition to the recent opening of Oasis Gardens last month, there are further expansion plans in progress now for a new kids and family area due for opening in 2024.
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