New Water Park at Secret Beach, Ambergris Caye, Belize called Secret Beach Water Park 🙂
Over the past 5-10 years, the epicenter of island activity, ESPECIALLY on the weekends, is Secret Beach on the west side of Ambergris Caye.
Locals, visitors, everyone jump into their golf carts – loaded with towels and sunscreen and blow up floatie flamingos (I saw someone blowing one up yesterday morning at the gas station’s air pump – smart!) – and head up to Secret Beach – a 30-minute ride from downtown San Pedro.
There are beach bars crowded with chairs, bars with loud music and then quieter spots…everyone finds their place…but the #1 draw to the Secret Beach area is the GOOOOORGEOUS water. The aqua blue, crystal clear sea with the soft white sand bottom that seems endless. You can walk out for 100s of feet and the water never gets more than 3 or 4 feet deep.
The once-secret spot where you be alone for an entire afternoon is now busy. The most visited location on the island.
The term Secret Beach more tongue in cheek. The 4-foot tall letters when you arrive let you know that. But it’s still a fantastic spot to visit.
Once you hit this main junction, you can head to the north – where there are 3 or 4 different bars and restaurants or to the south – where you will also find some quieter ones.
Let’s head northward…to this bar…because there is a NEW ADDITION. A pretty amazing water park that opened this year – on Easter weekend.
Take a look…
First my photos and then the video that someone cued me into…
But before even that…let me give you the important details. You can find the entire Scoop on their Facebook page.
Here’s what I think makes this a good idea. Not something I’d use…I’m a 47-year-old woman but a great idea for families and visitors.
- There is a height limit: 3 feet, 7 inches tall (because that is the size of the life jackets and everyone gets life jackets) This site indicates that the average 5 year old (in the US) is exactly 3 feet, 7 inches tall
- They have lifeguards – both on the water park and on the beach.
- They are open 11 am to 5 pm. $10bzd fee for locals and $10US for visitors. (Please don’t message me about “gringo prices” – consider what those on vacation here have for disposable income and many people that live here have. It’s fair. As fair as fair can be)
- All the equipment is made by Wibit – a huge waterpark manufacturer from Germany that provides equipment to parks all over the world. You should see how ENORMOUS these can grow! (The largest is in Bali – good lord!)
To the pictures of the water and the park!
The sign when you first arrive at the beach area. Secret No More Beach.
It looks like this one is about to get replaced. This one is waiting just a few feet away.
There is a booth just on the beach and more coming! Check it out if you dare and let me know what you think! If you want it to be a bit less busy, try the weekdays…and/or earlier at opening or closer to closing. Sundays are by FAR the most busy.
But I was at Secret Beach on a Friday afternoon…around 2-3pm and you know what? Thinks aren’t so busy yet…so…it’s time to take your trial run.
This could keep youngsters, teens, anyone busy for a while.
Here’s the full video (I’m not affiliated …just a cool video) – the water park IS best seen by drone for sure! And meet the owners, a couple from Houston with a spotted Great Dane. They’ve been working on this idea for a while…