Oliver’s activity choice in Koh Samui was Coco Splash water park. After a leisurely morning in our pool we jumped in a taxi to take us to this Adventure Park.
There is so much more to do here than just a few water slides: bumper boats, go karts, bungee trampoling, an air bag jump, a large inflatable castle and a Tree Top climbing area. I was totally amazed when we got inside the park to see that it was quite empty. I think I only counted 4 or 5 other families. We were definitely outnumbered by the staff! This was fantastic for our day here. Isabelle and Oliver went on all the slides without any waiting.
As well as water slides, they also had bumper boats. We all had fun splashing one another in these. Again, we were the only ones on this little lake having fun in boats.
Coco Splash is clean and obviously well maintained. There are plenty of attendants keeping a watchful eye on everything. The little cafe has a large selection of drinks, ice lollies and ice cream and we had several in the hot afternoon sun. Although this is not a large park there is certainly enough to keep our 2 occupied for the afternoon.
After the bumper boats, Isabelle and Oliver both wanted to do the trampoline bungee jumping. Isabelle had 2 go’s on this during the afternoon. After all, there was no-one else doing it……..
Coco Splash also has inflatable bouncy castles that both kids enjoyed, plus a giant inflatable air bag that you jump into from different platform heights. From the ground this did not look very high and I ran up the stairs to give it a go. But, once I was on the platform I was paralyzed by fear. Now, one of our family motto’s is “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway”. We have managed to get Isabelle and Oliver to try so many different things but using this quote and living this quote. Owen even quoted it to me from the ground. I could not explain to him (or the kids, or myself) that I physically could not jump off the platform. It was only about a 10′ leap onto the air bag and I had watched Owen do it and the attendant. It looked so simple and easy but I just could not do it. I was so disappointed in myself – 10 years ago I never would have even hesitated. I was so disappointed in the example I was setting to my children, but I JUST COULD NOT JUMP.
On to the go-karts….. I did not want to do this so I said that I would take photos. Isabelle, Oliver and Owen got very attractive blue hair nets on, ready for the helmets! However, when they walked over the track, they realized that Oliver was not tall enough for the big go-karts. The little ones did not require a helmet so he could not wait to get his hair net off! Isabelle started off on the adult track in the big go-karts, but they were a little hard to handle and she kept crashing into the tyres. So, half way through their track time, she switched to the smaller ones and raced against Oliver.
This was a very relaxing day out. The park was so quiet it felt like our own playground! We chilled in the massive beanbags by the pool: