Monday, July 23, 2012


It has been quite hot here the past few days so instead of taking the kids to see more ruins we decided to try to cool off at the island's water park. I never thought I'd make it over there... after all we have our own pool and are less than 5 mins from the beach. Why would we ever need/want a water park? But off we went.

At 29 euro a pop (kids free) it was quite the investment. I was also skeptical of the quality. I've seen some not so great water parks. However, I was pleasantly surprised! It was super awesome! Ryan and I got there and were immediately happy about our decision... large water slides of every kind imaginable, inner-tube rides, a huge 'interactive' pool with all sorts of water features, dumping buckets etc., lazy river. It was awesome. We tried to head to the interactive pool and Miles was not having any of it. Bummer. No water slides for us :(

Off to the kiddie pool we went. Out of this huge awesome water park we were relegated to a small pond feature with an elephant 'slide' and some baby swings. Boo. Such is the life with a timid two year old. On the plus side, Miles loved the elephant slide and Ellis had the time of her life in the dolphin swing/jumper.

I finally got Miles to venture into the lazy river area and touch some waterfalls (major accomplishment). He loved sitting in the inner tube but didn't want to float in it. Baby steps.

They also had awesome food areas. Ellis stuffed as much watermelon in her mouth as she possibly could.

They really cater to adults here also. While your kids are off playing in the water you can get a massage, pedicure/manicure, eat at one of three fancy restaurants. It was all rather impressive. Once we have kids we don't have to monitor at every minute this kind of outing will be infinitely nicer!

All in all it was a good day. I can see myself going back if the heat gets too rough again.

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