Kool Runnings Water Park
Enjoy a fantastic family day out at the Kool Runnings Waterpark, the perfect place to cool off from the hot Jamaican sun. Whether you’re looking for a break from the beach, the hotel pool or an adrenaline rush, this is the place to be. Here, you’ll find an exciting mix of thrilling rides and attractions that’ll keep the whole family entertained all day long.
Activities at the Kool Runnings Waterpark
Head to the Adventure Zone, where you can go Jamboo rafting, challenge a loved one to the go-karts, try some kayaking or have lots of fun taking part in the paintballing. If you love a big adrenaline rush, you’ll have endless fun on the water slides and the wave pool; whenever you want to take a break from the action, go to the leisure river and just float for a while. Make sure you apply your sun cream regularly, especially between late morning and mid-afternoon, as the Jamaican sun is intense at any time of the year.
Head off to the stars at the Kool Runnings Waterpark’s astronaut experience, where you’ll put your space skills to the test as you hop on a human gyroscope for yet another thrilling experience. This is something exciting and very different to try if you’re looking for an alternative to the water slides and the pool. Next stop, the International Space Station.
Dining and bars
You’ll find several restaurants at the Kool Runnings Waterpark, and a handy gift shop where you can buy special Kool Runnings souvenirs that you won’t find anywhere else. Try the Sweet Potato Grill for some mouth-watering Jamaican specialities like jerk chicken and fish sandwiches, or visit the Kool Blendz Juice Bar for some delicious fruit drinks and pizza or hot dogs.
Then there’s a quick-serve at the Dash-Een Restaurant, where you’ll also find tasty pizzas, and hamburgers cooked right from the grill, perfect for the little ones. Relax at the Knot Out Sports Bar, where you can enjoy an ice-cold beer or a glass of wine while you admire the sweeping views of the park.
The Kool Runnings Park offers excellent entertainment, with an in-house DJ, dancing, hula-hooping competitions and musical chairs. Bring your best moves with you.
Getting to the Kool Runnings Waterpark
You’ll find the waterpark on Negril’s Norman Manley Boulevard, opposite the Beaches Sandy Bay Resort. It’s about an hour’s drive from Montego Bay by car, although you can get here via the luxury Knutsford Express or via a private Juta Tour from local hotels.
Places to explore
Once natural wonder that you shouldn’t miss is Mayfield Falls, a spectacular series of 20 waterfalls on the Mayfield River. Walk around its beautiful tropical woodlands, then have a paddle or a swim to cool off.
Then there’s one of Jamaica’s other gems, Rick’s Café, which many consider to be the country’s best place to see the sunset. It also serves delicious Jamaican and international cuisine, and amazing tropical cocktails.
The Kool Runnings Waterpark is guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family. With other fabulous attractions well within reach, you’ll always enjoy holidays to Jamaica’s Negril area.