Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park, Destin

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Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park Reviews
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  • My family and I️ enjoyed this park that we went twice! We purchased the season pass and saved money that way. It was great to accommodate our toddlers all the way to our teenagers. I️ believe everyone...  more »
  • This place is great for the kids - water park, putt putt golf, bumper cars in water and on land and lots of other fun activities.  more »
  • The water park was pretty good. Not all that clean. Was a fun day out. Would recommend getting a reserved table as you get someone to bring you food and drinks and comes with a locker.  more »
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  • This is our first year going to Big Kahuna's Water Park. It's not the biggest, nor the best I've ever been to, but it is good. There is a good variation of slides, tube rides, and two separate lazy rivers. See the website for more info. Sure, food is outrageous - where is it not at a theme park generally? We found the staff to be courteous and helpful. The 'season' has yet to start and it will become more crowded, but having our platinum passes with free parking and something we can go and do any day of the season is great.
  • Amazing staff. They are always friendly, and keep the apartments maintained and safe. Great apartments. Pool is beautiful and much more comfortable than any other apts I've seen. Dog friendly people and staff. Residents are super friendly.
  • Nice water park. Crowded but fun. One person serving drinks was absolutely rude. She appeared and acted that she would much rather be somewhere else. She intentionally spoke and shaped her mannerisms so that a very apparent passive aggressive behavior was present. She moved so slowly that the her co-workers were able to make 2 drinks to her one. We actually left soon after. The park, however, was pretty decent, hence the 2 stars.
  • I've seen people posting negative comments because of all the walking, junk food, and some things are not fun for adults. Remember, this place is geared towards the little ones. But I, for one, had a great experience. The only bad things were that in Thunder River I constantly got stuck and only one lifeguard was helping people. The other thing is overpriced food. You really can't afford it on top of the parking admission and tickets, but I suppose this is a tourist attraction. Overall, it is worth a season pass and provides fun for both tourists and locals. For the people who prefer to stay dry, they have golfing and some adventure park rides. I had a great time and will go again this summer!
  • Awesome water park for the family. Perfect for little kids!! This place is very overpriced!!! But it's what is expected when your in a tourist destination. The cabana rentals are worth it if you have less the 6 people they say up to 10.... but that's if you wanna be cramed in their! It's a very small area for 135$! in the summer theirs no finding a seat so you definitely want a cabana! They have lockers that are very overpriced and super small for all your belongings! Overall it's a nice place to take the kids for the day....but just expect to spend a nice penny in their!!

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