The first Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark in Asia opened to the public at Haitang Bay in Sanya, China on May 26.
The waterpark is part of the Atlantis Sanya resort complex. The iconic ocean-themed entertainment resort is the third Atlantis Resort from developer Kerzner International. It further builds on the luxury brand after the Atlantis, The Palm resort in Dubai and the Atlantis in the Bahamas.
At 200,000 sq m, the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark is the biggest waterpark in Asia.
It has 15 state-of-the-art waterslides. These are from leading waterpark company ProSlide. There is a full torrent and typhoon river. There is also the signature ‘Leap of Faith’ body slide. This allows visitors to slide through a shark tank at top speeds. There are also hybrid slides from ProSlide such as the bowl/funnel raft slide ‘Tornado Spin’.
The park also has a 1.8-km drifting river. In addition, nineteen mini slideways are specially designed for children.
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark – biggest waterpark in Asia
The resort worked closely with Falcon’s Creative Group on the design of both the Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquariums.
The new waterpark is also working with specialist software solutions company, Mobaro Park. The firm is providing its digital safety and maintenance solution to the park. This builds upon its exisiting relationship with the Atlantis resort in Dubai.
It is part of the 540,000 sq m Atlantis Sanya resort complex which opened on April 28. At a cost of 11 billion yuan ($1.74 billion) investment, the resort provides exotic and marine exhibits and rich dining experiences. It is sited on Haitang Bay. The bay also boasts over 10km of beach in northern Sanya. Some call it “the Hawaii of the East”.
Atlantis Sanya overlooks the South China Sea. A highlight is one of the largest open-air aquariums in the world, The Ambassador Lagoon. This is home to over 86,000 species of marine life. The resort also has1,314 guest rooms and 154 suites.
Heiko Schreiner, Atlantis Sanya’s managing director is understandably proud of the resort. He said he expects it to be known as a destination that, “both amazes and inspires”.