If it’s a rush of energy and adrenaline that you’re looking for, then Kool Runnings Water Park and Anancy Village is definitely the place to find it! Home to the Caribbean’s most diverse and invigorating fun park experience, Kool Runnings is a unique, attraction located along Norman Manley Boulevard in Negril, just walking distance from most major hotels in the area. Part of the World Water Park Association as well as the Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions it is the largest water park of its kind in Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean and a family friendly and culturally responsible facility catering to locals and visitors alike.
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Built on 5 acres of prime property in Negril with a capacity of up to 2500 patrons Kool Runnings Water Park is the only water park in Jamaica. It features 10 amazing water slides, a quarter mile of lazy river, Captain Mikie’s Coconut Island for the kids, great food and games galore. You can also stop over at Anancy Village to enjoy the go-kart and bungee trampoline, and to have an all round Jamaican cultural experience. The thrilling water slides, heart pumping non aquatic rides, breathtaking grounds and themed restaurants as well as the entertainment combine to provide an unforgettable experience for everyone.
Enjoy the diversity of the rides which cater to every taste imaginable, from the laid back to the adrenaline junkie. The rides include “Captain Mikie’s Coconut Island”; a unique and interactive experience the kids will enjoy, the highlight of which is a giant coconut that dumps water on everyone when you least expect it. The “Rio Bueno” ride allows guests to meander effortlessly around the park for a little more than a quarter of a mile on a glistening lazy river, while traveling under various bridges in this oasis built to emulate the lush Jamaican countryside. The “Duppy Conqueror” is the fastest speed slide featuring a 105 ft. leap from a 40 ft. tower.
The “Jamaica Bobsled” is a crowd favourite; named as a tribute to our famous Jamaican Bobsled Team this amazing ride features a host of thrilling twists and turns. You can ride alone in a single tube or take two or three of your friends in a double or triple tube. If these weren’t enough to get you going the “Green Grotto’ ride (named after Jamaica’s most famous cave and underwater lake) comes equipped with a state of the art 3-D electronic system combined with virutal reality imaging and audio technology to give a Create-Your-Own-Ride experience. Choose the theme you would like to experience as you go through and upon activation, simply press a button to start the ride of your life! Kool Runnings Water Park is one of the few places in the world you can experience this.
Have we mentioned the food yet? Once you’re done splashing in the water while soaking up the sun guests to Kool Runnings Water Park can choose to eat at any of the following spots: the “Knot Out Sports Bar”, “Sweet Potato Grill”, “Guava Jelly Coffee Shop”, “Kool Blendz Juice Bar”, “Dash – Een Restuarant”, and “Elma Brown’s Backyard”. Enjoy authentic Jamaican dishes (like Licky Licky Jerked Chicken, Jamaican Barbecued Chicken, Escoveitched Fish, and Country Style Roast Fish) and tropical drinks combined with excellent service and breathtaking scenery. Smoothies and cheeseburgers are available for the kids too! This is an absolute must-do activity when visiting Jamaica, be sure to bring the whole family along for the thrill of a lifetime.
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