A morning in July at Malta's Splash n Fun water park wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. First of all - the slides are tame enough to almost tempt me, but scary enough that my mum got to the top of one and decided her life insurance policy wasn't up to snuff. And while the whole park is getting a bit run down (and the highly anticipated water Zorbing wasn't anywhere to be seen) the wave pool and lazy river were a welcome respite from the heat. Plus, all of the slides and pools at this water park are fed by filtered salty sea water (so much nicer than chlorinated!) And the water park staffs a highly enthusiastic team of young animators who engage sunbathers in water stretching, dance lessons, volleyball tournaments, and football matches, to the tune of Will Smith and Euro pop songs. Which made it feel more like being at a Club Med for a day than a little water park in Malta.
I would recommend Splash n Fun to families, groups of friends, and thrill seekers who need a break from museums and sightseeing. Go early to get a good sunbed (opens at 9 am during peak season) and bring your own snacks. While food and drink technically isn't permitted within the park, like all rules in Malta, this one is meant to be broken. And for good reason - the park menu is limited and so-so at best.
Splash n Fun Water Park Malta - Before you go:
Open Monday-Sunday 9am-9pm in peak season
€20 day pass for adults, €12 for children / €25 2 day pass for adults, €15 for children
€2 roundtrip transport available when booked ahead
Memberships, BBQs, and party facilities also available
Located in Bahar ic-Caghaq on the Coast Road. Parking is free. Accessible by bus routes 12, 14, 205, and 222