What comes to mind when you think of Siam Park? most people will answer water, slides and masses of fun which is completely true but what they may miss out is the stunning setting of the Oriental features which are dotted around the full park. Beautiful hand-crafted features which have been carefully prepared to give so much character to one of the best water parks in Europe.
Siam Park has been recognised for awards ranging from ‘Travellers Choice‘ (Tripadvisor – 4 consecutive years) and ‘Best Aquatic Theme Park & Water Slides In Europe‘ (European Star Awards). This is to name a few and other awards include TUI which offered a special award for ‘Environmental Responsibility‘. You only have to visit the park to see why these awards have been won.
One of the great advantages of Siam Park is the location, Tenerife offers some of the best climates, all year of sunshine. This is a great combination to team up with the ultimate thrills of the ‘dare-devil’ water slides.
Arriving at the park on a glorious day, sun blazing in the magnificent blue sky, it was great to get an early start on the day. Looking up at the sky, it was like a hot summers day but in fact, it was a few days before Christmas. Peering through the entrance, Siam Park reminded us of the Christmas festivity where Papa Noel or Santa Claus was on hand to greet the visitors and offer a photo opportunity. Ah, how nice it was to see the faces of the children all lit up at the sight of Santa Claus. A nice little touch and a gentle reminder that Christmas is not lost in Tenerife, regardless of the sunshine!
When entering the park, immediately you will see the Sea Lion Island where visitors can look out for the 3 adorable Sea Lions who swim freely in the large open pool area. The Californian Sea Lions who used to reside at Loro Park (same owners as Siam Park) have access to their very own wave pool to keep them at home with the lifelike sea waves and environment.
As soon as you start walking through the park, the amazing colours of exotic shrubs, trees, flowers and sculptures will capture your imagination. The Oriental theme looks absolutely stunning and adds to the personality of the park which is a winner for me!
The Floating Market, one of my favourite areas of the park. You only have to look at the craftsmanship which has been dedicated to the buildings, bridges and sculptures to see why this area really stands out as a magnificent feature. Recycled products which have been carefully used to construct some amazing Oriental style ‘work of art’. In fact, the owners arranged for 50 craftsmen from Asia to build this area and to me, this certainly provides the visitors with the right atmosphere and true liking for the Oriental feel. Attention to detail is, without doubt, a key feature of this stunning water park.
The area offers water gardens of carp fish, water lilies and wooden bridges. You can also find gift shops for anyone wanting to purchase T-shirts, caps, cuddly toys and other favourite tourist memorabilia. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the park and the ‘Tea Room’ was another favourite of mine. Simple, clean with breathtaking views of the park and Oriental garden area. Perfect to grab a cold drink or a coffee. Either way, there is always someone at hand to help you and service is with a smile.
Another picture perfect area is the stunning Thai Bar area which offers a chilled out atmosphere of the cushioned sofas and chairs, surrounded by exotic shrubs and plants. You can grab a cocktail or drink and there is also bar food available. You will feel part of the Thailand experience here, with some amazing views of The Dragon ride to bring you back to the reality of the water park.
On the lower section, the Thai restaurant offers a larger area for some exquisite food and dining. Picture perfect and masses of colour to add to your photo collection.
Water Rides Galore!
When it comes to water rides, Siam Park has some amazing experiences to offer visitors. Rides include Tower of Power, The Dragon, The Giant and more. From fast and adventurous water rides to lazy, chilling out experiences, this park will cater for everyone.
Kinnaree consists of 213 metres winding course which passes through some amazing luscious greenery before heading rapidly into a huge tornado wave.
Sawasdee has been designed with the younger children in mind with a special play area which consists of 4 different slides. A smaller version of The Dragon, children can enjoy the challenge and fun of the park in the mini version of other slides in the park.
Naga Racer is an opportunity to race your friends or family along the 100-metre long slide. Grab a mat, and head off down the slides for some bumpy fun.
Mekong Rapids is based on an Indiana Jones adventure where you can team up with a group of friends (dinghy holds up to 4 people) and you can all fire your way down the slides, enjoying the experience together.
Jungle Snakes offers you seating float for one or two people and takes you along a stream with twists and turns, right through the heart of the park. Part of the ride is open air style which allows you to view some amazing views along the way.
Volcano offers you a ride to match Teide with a seating area for 4 people. You can expect to plunge into complete darkness, towards the centre of the volcano, where a laser show of dancing dragons can be seen.
The Giant ride (pictured on the left) is the biggest of its kind in the world. It has 2 funnels which will lead you out of the giant’s head and into the clear blue waters of the pool below. It is sure to get your blood racing and if it is a thrill you are looking for, this is surely one of the rides to try out.
The detail in the construction of these rides, hidden amongst the palm trees and plants is brilliant. The sheer size of the structures are pretty impressive and the colours are simply amazing for some memorable photographs.
The Dragon ride is another popular choice for visitors. Created by Italian artist, Paolo Bonanno and the only one of its kind in Europe, this ride was created to take up to 4 people in one float. This offers an experience of laughter, fun and plenty of screams as friends gather to take on this challenge.
Standing at the Thai bar area, the impressive dragon statue stands proud and dominates the area. It surely catches your eye and a favourite viewing feature for the children.
Tower of Power is, without doubt, a ride for those who want the ultimate thrill. Twenty-eight metres high and with an almost free-fall vertical drop, this ride is a one to remember (if you can brave the thought of the challenge). This ride is clearly the star-attraction for those thrill seekers and to finish off the daredevil ride, you will pass through a funnel at a rapid speed, to see a giant aquarium of sharks and manta rays before dropping into the large pool at the end.
Mai Thai River is another popular choice and it offers a chill out way to take in the beauty of the park. Passing through some fabulous scenery, the gentle flow of the river takes you through the heart of the park. It has a gentle rise of up to 8 metres and will pass through the exotic gardens, ensuring you see some of the best parts of Siam Park.
Lost City is an ideal area for the smaller children who want the excitement of the water park and slides along with the famous Tenerife sunshine. Named after Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, this amazing child-friendly area is made up of bridges, nets, waterfalls and slides.
The area consists of sculptures of elephants, snakes and monkeys and every ten minutes, you will see the large bucket at the top of the structure fill up, tipping water over the people below. Great fun and even the adults dash in to receive a soaking from the falling water.
The Champagne Club is a beautiful, secluded area of canopy beds, shrubs and golden sand. It has been designed for the more luxury end of visitors and offers some package deals for parties. You would expect to find your champagne and food here and the package includes entrance, locker, towel and drink service. You will receive, unlimited fast pass to the rides and a bottle of champagne. There are some amazing views of Siam Beach from this location.
Recently it was used by the cast of ‘Geordie Shore’ which I was told, all behaved themselves so this was reassuring.
Perfect for a special occasion, an anniversary or Valentine’s gift. A romantic place to chill out in the sun, sip champagne or go for the ultimate thrill of the rides. Take your choice as you have it all through this part of the service.
Siam Beach is an area where all the family can enjoy the beautiful scenery, sun loungers and water. Set in an area of over 9,500 sqm and with white sands imported from Portugal, its a lovely part of the park to top up your tan and watch the visitors enjoy the huge waves which engulf the pool.
This area of the beach is often rented out at night to parties of surfers where they can make use of the different wave strengths. Great idea and a way in which surfers can guarantee the quality of waves they are looking for.
This bright area of the man-made beach is certainly a bonus to Siam Park and an area which is popular with the visitors. Close by you have the facilities of the cafe which offers some decent snack food of pizza, chips, Canarian potatoes and a selection of meats. I was impressed with my roast chicken and would highly recommend it.
This park will keep the family or couples entertained for the full day and to add an additional bonus, you can hop on the free buses which are provided from Las Americas, Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos. They will drop you off right outside the front entrance and drop you back off (be sure to check the last drop off time from the park).
Summertime is particularly busy but with over 4,500 staff available in peak season, you can guarantee there are plenty of security and safety staff available. This is a great advantage and shows the owners demonstrate safety is regarded high on their list.
Remember… even if it is a cloudy day, be prepared and wear sunscreen as you can still get burnt. It’s important to take care of your skin at all times.
If you are wondering about the park entrance fees, adults start from €35 per person (less if you are a resident) and €24 for a child. There are additional package prices which can include towel, locker and food if required or simply just locker hire.
You can hire the Cabana for up to 4 people, for €440 total price or the Casa which will accommodate up to 6 people for €660. If you want to go all out, the Villa is available for €880. Each private cabin includes entrance, fast track passes, limited all-inclusive service in the beach bar, club, Thai bar and Thai House. You will have access to sun loungers, private shower (except Cabana), towels, fan, TV and minibar with soft drinks, beer and snacks. The Villa will offer you the addition of an outside jacuzzi to add to the chilling out experience.
Perfect for a party and a celebration to remember.
There is even an amphitheatre in an open-air style arena which has been utilised to put on many great events, music festivals and sports championship activities.
Visiting Siam Park was truly an experience of both fun, adventure and pure beauty. To see so much detail, careful planning and lush green plants in one place, make this trip a memorable journey for any holidaymaker to Tenerife.
If you are planning to book up a holiday to Tenerife, this should surely be on your list of adventures. You do not have to take the challenges of the slides as there are plenty of places to soak up the sun and take in the park’s Oriental pleasures. If you want a lasting memory of Tenerife, this is it!
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Thank you to Natalya Romashko and Lucía García Suárez for allowing me to visit and write about Siam Park.
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