Ramayana Water Park
Ramayana Water Park, is a large water park situated by the Silver Lake Vineyard, around 20 minutes drive from Pattaya. Overall, it is a great day out for all the family, with plenty to keep both children and adults entertained. The park itself is set in beautiful, sprawling grounds, which seem have been designed with expansion in mind as the rides and attractions are currently set quite far apart. Situated around the many pools are several restaurants, snack stands and has private cabana's for hire, perfect for large groups.
Ramayana has a large kids section which is made up of two smaller parts. The first part is a very shallow splash pool with several water features, gentle fountains and rides for babies and small toddlers to enjoy. For larger toddles (Ages 3+) and younger children, there is a large water play area, incorporating several slides , water cannons, and a massive bucket that empties over the entire structure periodically. One thing I noticed here, and in the park in general is the presence of several lifeguards.
If you have small children and don't want to pay the big price tag of Ramayana and only use the kids area, you might consider Tamnanpar Resort, Ban Phe, which costs around 600bht for a family of four.
What water park would be complete without a lazy river to take you from one end of the park to the other? On top of the numerous caves to explore on your way round the wave machine that kicks in periodically makes for an interesting ride.
The wave pool is the centre of the park, with plenty of seating and shade looking out toward the giant double wave pool. The pool is perfect for, smaller children, older children and adults alike.
For Adults & Bigger Kids
For adults and bigger kids, http://donnaerickson.com/?feed=rss2 Ramayana Water Park offers 21 of the biggest, best, most exhilarating rides, including four that you will find nowhere else in Asia.
The slides at Ramayana cater for all, ranging from the gentle and meandering all the way through to "The Ultimate": a terrifying freefall style tube slide with a 360' loop. Another highlight are the numerous "Aqua coasters", where guest ride the slides on rubber rafts.
There are numerous restaurants and snack stalls dotted around the various pools and slides within Ramayana Water Park. The largest restaurant, is located at the centre of the park and has an all you can eat buffet restaurant situated on a roof terrace. The food is a mixture of Thai and Western favourites, overall it was of good quality and reasonable value.
Many of the smaller restaurants withing the park appear to be independently run, and again, offer a mix of Thai and Western food. One thing to note is that most of the meals come with french fries but they weren't pictured on the menus. We were very surprised to find that our potato smiley faces came with french fries!
Price & Entry
Ramayana Water Park has a dual pricing policy for Thailand residents and Tourists and runs regular promotions. But expect to pay around the following:
Adults or kids (above 122cm) 1190thb
Kids (91-121cm) 890thb
Senior citizens (from 60 y.o.), pregnant women and disabled 590thb
What we found to be a little bizarre is the queuing system before you enter. Upon arrival guests enter a pre-queue where you negotiate which entry fee you are going to pay with one of the hosts. The host then scribbles what you are going to pay on a piece of paper and directs you to another queue, where you than pay a cashier.