Waterbom Bali Tips: What You Need to Know Before You Go

Waterbom Park Bali is the original and biggest Bali water park.  It is located in the popular tourist village of Kuta (please see below for map), making it a great thing to do in Legian, Kuta and Seminyak if not the whole of Bali.

Waterbom has a total of 15 rides (all with varying heights restrictions and levels of octane adventure), seven food and drinks places, six facilities and four services all located on 3.8 hectares of lush tropical gardens.  This can all sound quite overwhelming.  So let’s start at the beginning for planning your day out with these Waterbom Bali tips.

In this Article Learn all the Facts About Waterbom Park

  1. Prepare for your day
    • Pre-booking (including entrance fees)
    • Getting there
    • The facilities
  2. At the waterpark
    • Rides and attractions
    • Food and drink
    • Additional services
  3. Tips for a day at Waterbom
    • The location
    • Website
    • Currency
    • What to bring to Waterbom Park ( and not bring)
  4. More things to do in Bali

family on inflatable coming down pink and yellow waterslide at Waterbom Bali
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Preparing for Your Day at Waterbom

Pre-Booking

There are several ways that you can purchase tickets:

Officially (as at January 2020) Waterbom Bali costs:

  • 535 000 IDR/adult
  • 385 000 IDR/child
  • 1690 000 IDR/family package

Now some of these purchasing choices will give discounts, the option to include transfer and book additional park services.  You will also get the choice to book as an individual adult or child (2-11yrs inclusive) or purchase a Waterbom Bali family package (two adults and two children which is a bit cheaper than individual).

Top Trip Tip
Ensure you take a copy of your pre-paid booking with you

Getting Here

Waterbom Bali open times are Monday to Sunday 9am-6pm except for Nyepi Day (the religious Hindu day of silence).

If you purchased a package with transfers then you are all sorted.  If not, you have a couple of options: 

  • Walk (if you are close by)
  • Take a taxi
  • Book a driver
  • Drive yourself – there is a large carpark out the front

Top Trip Tip
Blue taxis are metered taxis and generally offer a better price

Arrival – the Facilities

Making your way to the entrance you will pass through security.  Not only are the security personnel checking that you haven’t packed into your day trip bag anything dangerous, but they are also checking for food and drinks.  You CANNOT bring in any food and drinks except a bottle of mineral water, Guest Relations will store any food and drinks you have brought to be collected on departure.

Then make your way to the ticket counters, queue in the appropriate line – purchasing a ticket or already have a booking voucher.

Before going into the waterpark you will be offered a couple of facilities.

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1.      The Cashless Payment System

The park works on a cashless system.  This is safer for everybody.  It works like this:

  • You are offered a microchipped splash band that Velcro’s onto your wrist
  • You then upload funds onto the microchip (either via cash or credit card)
  • When you want to purchase an item you swipe your splash band and funds are debited
  • If you run out of funds you can top your splash band back up
  • At the end of the day if you have funds remaining on the band you are refunded the amount in Indonesian Rupiah cash

2.      A Locker

Next, you will be offered a locker.  I highly recommend you take one.  There are two sizes – large and small.  The day we visit we arriv at 10am and all the large lockers are taken.  The small locker still fitted our two small day packs – but not towels.

For the locker, you will be given another splash band allowing you to open and close your locker as often as you wish. There are three locker rooms we used the one below the main entrance.  The locker room is co-ed, but there are separate male and female toilet and shower blocks leading off the locker room.

3.      Gazebo Hire

If you didn’t pre-book a gazebo you will be offered one IF there are any left.  Gazebo hire includes a safe for your valuables, therefore you may not want the locker.  The other advantage of the gazebo is having a guaranteed place to base yourself throughout the day.  There are lots of lounges about the kids’ zone and pleasure pool – but you’ve gotta be early to get them.  Again we arrive an hour after opening and they are ALL gone.

the kids splash zone with mini water slides, tipping buckets and spray fountains
The Kids’ Zone

4.      Photos

Once you head out into the park and start to enjoy the rides and attractions you will come across park photographers.  The first photographer you encounter will offer you another splash band.  This splash band will record all the photos (a photographer will swipe it each time) taken of you throughout the day.  Now don’t fear the photographer, you DO NOT have to buy all or any of the photos, but take advantage of the photographer as he/she may capture a really fun moment.

At the end of your day, take time to stop in at the Photo Booth and check out your photos.  There are different packages to purchase photos.  Or you can opt to buy nothing at all.

This doesn’t mean you can’t use your own camera.  You are welcome to take photos for non-commercial use (except drones).  You can even use a camera on three of the waterslides the Boomerang, Green Viper Open and Fast n’ Fierce.

5.      First Aid

If you are worried about any spills on the rides there is a first aid station available.

6.      WiFi

There is free WiFi throughout Waterbom.

Top Trip Tip
Leave your shoes, hat and sunglasses in your locker, otherwise you will spend half the day walking back to the beginning of rides to collect them

Enjoying Waterbom Park

Rides and Attractions

Now it’s time to get out there and start enjoying all the rides and attractions.  All rides are included in the entry cost except the Flow Rider (125 000 IDR/30mins) and Euro Bungy attractions (65 000 IDR/child & 75 000 IDR/adult).

inflatables flouting down the green long pool surrounded by lush gardens at this Bali water park
The Lazy River

A few points to remember about the Waterbom slides:

  • This is not a wheelchair friendly environment there are stairs and stairs and more stairs required to be climbed to access the top of the water slides
  • The water slide rides offer varying levels of adrenaline rush
    • Some rides are family-friendly, some rides are just for adults and some are just for the kids
  • Height and weight restrictions
    • Some have a minimum (between 100-122cm minimum height)
    • Some have a maximum (125sm at Funtastic – kids zone)
    • Some have a maximum weight of 140kg
      • There is a signposted before you climb the stairs for each ride
  • No hats
  • No glasses – not even sighted glasses or goggles on some rides
    • You can leave your glasses at the bottom of the rides.  You are given a splash band to retrieve your glasses.
  • No jewellery or watches
  • Wear proper swimwear with no metal attachments eg.zips, this is to prevent damaging the slide.  Just as a side note when choosing your swimwear, try to be somewhat modest as there are loads of kids.
  • All mats and inner water tubes are supplied
  • There are complimentary life vests available for children and adults
the very large open green waterslide called the Constrictor
The Constrictor

Drinks and Food

With all that fun of climbing stairs and slipping down slides, you are going to build up a thirst and get pretty hungry.  Fortunately, there is no shortage of food options.  There appears to be something from every cuisine available in the eateries that are dotted about the park.

  1. Food Court – Wantilan,
  2. Restaurant – The Shack
  3. Restaurant – Thaitalian
  4. Bar – The Pool Bar
  5. Café – Bali Banana
  6. Café- Illy
  7. Speciality vendors
pie and garden salad from Waterbom restaurant
From “The Shack”

Offering items including:

  • Traditional Indonesian dishes eg. Pad Thai
  • Italian
  • Pizzas
  • Sandwiches
  • Burgers
  • Hotdogs
  • Japanese
  • Mexican
  • Salads
  • Ice cream
  • Churros
  • Coffee
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

Additional Services

If by any chance you have run out of things to do at Waterbom then you can get (at an additional price)

  • A massage
  • Reflexology
  • Hair braiding
  • Nail spa

Top Trip Tip
Don’t forget paying at the restaurants, bars and additional services are all done via your Cashless splash band – there’s no need to run back to your locker for your wallet

Final Waterbom Park Tips

Location

The Waterbom Bali location is Jl Kartika Plaza in Kuta, Bali.  It is across the road from the Discover Mall shopping complex.

Website

For the latest information, prices and rides visit the official Waterbom website

You can also find great deals HERE

Currency

Prices are all correct as at January 2020.  Bali is in the country of Indonesia, all prices are listed in Indonesian Rupiah.  This includes paying for food and drinks inside the water park.

An approximate exchange rate is

  • 9 467 IDR = $1.00 AUD
  • 13 692 IDR = $1.00 USD

Refer to Currency Convertor for today’s rate.

What to Bring to Waterbom Bali

When you come to Waterbom bring a packed day bag.

Include:

  • Swimsuit
  • Money/credit card
  • One water bottle/person
  • Camera
  • Booking voucher
  • Sunscreen

Do not bring:

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Jewellery or watches
  • Bathing suits with metal decorations
  • Drones
  • Production cameras

Top Trip Tip
As hats and sunglasses are not permitted on the slides, try to stay SunSmart and slather yourself in sunscreen and stay in the shade when possible

With these Waterbom Bali tips you are all set for a great day at Bali’s biggest water park.

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