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11 Best Water Parks In Malaysia That Offer A Refreshing Escape From The Hot Weather

Water parks in Malaysia

A water park is an oasis of exhilarating escapades and serene symphonies of water cascades. You can probably recall fond memories of heading to one, and the laughter mingling with splashes and thrills that it comes with.

But beyond just fun and slippery rides, these aquatic playgrounds also make for the perfect antidotes to the unrelenting Malaysian heat. So if you’re looking for a splash-tacular time with family and friends, here are 11 water parks in Malaysia that you can visit to cool off come those warmer months.

1. Bertam Souk & Water Park, Penang – new water park in Penang

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Beyond Penang’s exceptional hawker food and gorgeous colonial architecture are exciting attractions like the Bertam Souk & Water Park – the newest water park on the island. 

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This sprawling and vivacious water park is home to towering play structures and winding slides that all simply scream fun.

Begin your adventure at Dawama Tornado, where you’ll be launched into and spun about in a gargantuan cavernous bowl, and grab your best buds after to slide down the rainbow-coloured Rush Racer that features multiple side-by-side slides.

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For more serene escapades, spend time detoxing at the Al Wadi Wellness hot springs located inside the park, or have a leisurely time paddling about turquoise waters at the Blue Lagoon, which replicates a beach with sandy shores.

Admission: Adults (RM84/pax) | Kids and senior citizens (RM55/pax)
Address: PMT 2200, Bertam Resort, Persiaran Bertam 8 13200 Kepala Batas, Penang
Opening hours: Sat – Thu 10am-5pm (Closed on Fridays)
Contact: 04-577 8000 | Bertam Souk & Water Park’s website | Facebook | Instagram

2. JSK Borneo Reef, Sabah – inflatable water park

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Those who tuned in to watch Wipeout will enjoy JSK Borneo Reef. Tucked within Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park in Kota Kinabalu, this water park is home to inflatable water obstacles and an underwater observatory tunnel all set on the sea.

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Hailed as the largest reef activity pontoon in Southeast Asia, this inflatable water park has different obstacles that’ll have you running, crawling, and climbing against a backdrop of open skies and lush greenery. 

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Those with kiddos can look at tackling the obstacles while their little ones swim to their heart’s delight in the Children’s Play Pool that measures 2-feet deep. Water guns and various toys are provided as well, so they’ll stay occupied for long.

Different packages are available, including the Island Daycation (from RM199/pax) package that includes boat transfers, meals, and equipment such as life jackets and goggles for a fuss-free trip. You’ll have access to kayaking, snorkelling, and the inflatable water park.

Pick-up point: Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Jalan Haji Saman, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Opening hours: Appointment-based
Contact: 088-263388 | JSK Borneo Reef’s website

3. SplashMania, Selangor – Malaysia’s first VR water slide

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SplashMania joined the list of water parks in Malaysia early this year, and it has quickly become the new hotspot for refreshing fun for many reasons. Located just less than an hour’s drive from KL, this water park houses a total of 24 thrilling water slides at varying heights, and 15 attractions that’ll keep both adults and kids entertained for a full day.

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Each attraction is a portal to a world of gravity-defying thrills. The Shaka Waka is a twisty ride that lets you journey through a 78-metre long water slide that eventually launches you straight into a pool, while the leisurely Ravage River lets you float to your own pace on a swim tube amidst gorgeous greenery.

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Other highlights are the Sumaumeira Drop, the tallest water ride drop in Malaysia angled at 75 degrees, and Atlantis VR, the first VR slide in Malaysia where you’ll wear a VR headset as you whiz down a slide – both slides guarantee a riveting free fall, perfect for adrenaline junkies.

Price: Adults (RM99/pax) | Kids (RM79/pax) | Free entry for senior citizens and children under 90cm
Address: Jalan Cove Sentral 4, Bandar Gamuda Cove, 42700 Banting, Selangor
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10am-6pm (Closed on Tuesdays, except during PH & school holidays)
Contact: 012-932 1811 | SplashMania’s website

4. Escape Theme Park, Penang – world’s longest water slide

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Penang always makes sure to deliver the best of the best, and its water parks are no exception. One that needs little introduction is ESCAPE Theme Park, a popular water park among locals that’s located just 40 minutes from George Town.

It isn’t a tame scene with easy-going rides and pretzel stands. This spot is a full adventure course and large-scale water park that’s home to record-breaking exhilarating rides suitable for a wide age group.

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While they have a bevy of rip-roaring rides on dry land, ESCAPE’s water park is one that should not be missed – especially when it’s home to the world’s longest water tube slide: the Tube Water Slide. It even made it into the Guinness World Record books, as it’ll send you whizzing down a snaking tube measuring a whopping distance of 1.1km.

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There are also a variety of other water slides including Banana Flip, Family Twister, and Speed Racer – so enter the park and pick your kryptonite.

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Price: Adults (RM167/pax) | Kids aged 4-12 years old (RM111/pax) | Free entry for senior citizens and children below the ages of 4
Address: 828, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 017-797 7529 | ESCAPE Theme Park, Penang’s website

5. Legoland Water Park, Johor – Lego-themed slides & stations

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Where LEGO bricks are larger-than-life, LEGOLAND Water Park is a technicolour universe that’ll bring out your inner kid with its collection of water-based rides and giant LEGO structures.

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Almost every corner of LEGOLAND Water Park is a sight to behold, with different experiences to be explored. Take your pick from over 20 slides, rides, and water games.

There’s the Joker Soaker, a multi-level playground with a 300-gallon bucket that’ll drench you with cascading water at intervals. Or unleash your creativity at the Build-A-Raft River, where visitors are invited to construct their own raft with colourful LEGO bricks before meandering down a river.

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The centrepiece of the water park, the LEGO Wave Pool, is a realm of water infused with the spirit of play – friends and family can gather here to enjoy bobbing waves and toy around with floating LEGO bricks strewn about the oasis.

Price: Adults (RM149/pax) | Kids and senior citizens (RM129/pax) | Free entry for children below the ages of 3
Address: No 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor
Opening hours: 10am-6pm, Daily
Contact: 07-597 8888 | Legoland’s website

6. Lost World of Tambun, Perak – 12 natural hot spring pools

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The Lost World of Tambun lives up to its name as a wholesome destination of fun in the sun and lush nature. Nestled within a tapestry of green foliage and 400-million-year-old limestone hills in Ipoh, this water park embraces the exhilaration of a theme park and the serenity of Mother Nature.

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There are various offerings of thrilling rides such as the Adventure River, where you’ll be whisked away in a floating tube by the currents as you take in the captivating sights of the surrounding nature. Likewise, the Cliff Racer beckons thrill-seekers to experience the adrenaline rush of speed and splash.

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While adventurous rides abound in this water park, what lures visitors to this water wonderland is the Lost World Hot Springs & Spa that’s home to 12 natural hot springs pools. Here, you can immerse yourself in all-natural and exceptionally rejuvenating moats of relaxation amongst a tranquil environment – it’s one way to spend time in the water without the screaming-your-lungs-out part.

Price: Adults (RM127/pax) | Kids and senior citizens (RM120/pax) | Free entry for children below the ages of 12
Address: No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Perak, 31150 Ipoh, Perak
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11am-6pm, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm
Contact: 05-542 8888 | Lost World of Tambun’s website

7. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Selangor – the world’s largest vortex ride

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Most Malaysian kids have probably made a splash at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park at one point in their lives. Being one of the largest water parks in Klang Valley, this haven of joy has been a long-standing favourite attraction for a fun family day out and school field trips. 

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With over 70 attractions, 6 distinct adventure zones, tons of fast-paced slides, and tropical lazy rivers that wander through a lush oasis, there’s something for every speed.

Daredevils can head to the iconic Vuvuzela – the world’s largest vortex ride – that promises swift descents and spirals through twists and turns like kaleidoscopic ribbons. The Grand Canyon River Rapids is another unmissable slide that mimics the awe-inspiring terrain where brave souls navigate churning currents and surging waves.

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Sunway Lagoon is also home to the world’s largest Surf Pool, an enchanting expanse of azure waters where visitors can surf on huge artificial waves or simply enjoy the gentle caress of a lazy river’s current.

Price: Adults (RM155/pax) | Kids aged 13 years old and above, and senior citizen (RM130/pax)
Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 10am-11pm, Daily
Contact: 03-5639 0000 | Sunway Lagoon’s website

8. Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast, Johor – massive wave pool

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Weaving splendour, excitement, and the beauty of nature, Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast stands as a vibrant homage to the boundless joys of aqua-thrills. Set against the backdrop of a traditional Malaysian fishing village in Johor, this park offers visitors a world of excitement with over 20 wet and dry attractions.

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The oceanic playground is where you can experience sliding down one of the world’s biggest wave pool – the Tidal Beach Wave. To put this into perspective, the pool measures nearly three acres and is filled with over four million gallons of water.

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For the kiddos, there’s the Kids Ahoy. It’s an enclave of playful enchantment for the youngest adventurers, with age-appropriate play areas that are not only a whole lot of fun, but also extremely safe for them to frolic at.

Admission: RM95/pax
Address: Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor
Opening hours: 10am-6pm, Daily
Contact: 07-878 3800 | Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast’s website

9. Splash Out Langkawi, Kedah – inspired by stories of marine voyagers

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Ahoy, explorers and voyagers – you can dive into a maritime adventure at Splash Out Langkawi that promises a sensory panorama of water adventures with their plethora of exciting slides and rides. It’s also the most affordable water park on the list – standard tickets are priced at just RM35/pax. If you’re opting for a shorter water park visit, tickets are priced RM25/pax for park entries after 4pm. 

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Attractions such as the Poseidon Revenge and Shipwreck Falls promise heart-pounding plunges and gravity-defying twists that guarantee a ton of splashes. Scream your heart out when you ride the Splash-Twister or Rainbow Rider, both of which will send you hurtling through a labyrinth of slippery slides.

For those seeking respite amidst all the excitement, there’s the River of Life that takes you on a carefree and breezy ride on clear waters.

Admission: RM35/pax
Address: Bella Vista Waterfront Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Opening hours: Wed – Sun 11am-7pm (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Contact: 04-961 1704 | Splash Out Langkawi’s website

10. A’Famosa Water Theme Park, Melaka – largest water theme park in Malaysia

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A fun and splashing retreat nestled within the historical city of Melaka, A’Famosa Water Theme Park is the largest water theme park in the country. 

Kids and adults alike can have a whale of a time with the 11 rides and attractions here. Expect to zip down a 7-storey snaking tube that catapults you into a pool of water, water cannons and fountains galore, and water playgrounds for the little ones.

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There’s also a sandy beach where you can bury your feet in powdery sands as you stroll along and enjoy the salty breeze, and cabanas to lounge under an umbrella, away from the sun.

Admission: Adults (RM45/pax) | Kids and senior citizens (RM38/pax)
Address: Jalan Kemus, Simpang Ampat, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka
Opening hours: Wed – Mon 10am-6pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: 016-600 2056 | A’Famosa Water Theme Park’s website

11. Wet World Water Park, Selangor – Caribbean-themed water park

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Aspiring pirates, rejoice. Wet World Water Park is a Caribbean-themed water park that invites park visitors to embark on an adventurous voyage to the heart of the idyllic region – without actually having to leave the country.

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Here, the 20 family-friendly rides and slides capture the spirit of the Caribbean. Start at the Monsoon Buster, which invites daredevils to loop, spin, and plummet down a lengthy slide, while the Super Hurricane will give you a whirl of a time spinning about a large funnel.

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Other water park staples such as lazy rivers and tidal wave beaches can also be found here. The Bermuda Triangle and the Pirates Cove let friends and families chill in the flowing water and serene ambience.

Admission: Adults (RM37/pax) | Kids and senior citizens (RM32/pax) | Free entry for children below the height of 90cm
Address: 3A, Persiaran Dato Menteri, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
Opening hours: 10am-6pm, Daily
Contact: 017-289 0500 | Wet World Water Park’s website

Best water parks in Malaysia

Beckoning with their mesmerising array of waterways, these water parks in Malaysia are where you’ll find a cacophony of enlivening cascades, sun-soaked waters, excited squeals, and etched memories. So bookmark this list if you find yourself craving for a getaway full of slides, laughter, and splashes.

For more activity ideas, check out these 15 adventurous things to do in and near KL and these 9 family-friendly attractions in Klang Valley.

Cover image adapted from: @adventurewaterpark via Instagram, JSK Borneo Reef via Facebook, The Smart Local Singapore, The Smart Local Malaysia