Tropics in Poland? As of now, it no longer sounds so unrealistic. The largest covered water park in Poland has just opened. We attended the opening, tested some of the attractions and are already rushing to you with a report on our stay at SUNTAGO Water World in Park of Poland.
Despite the fact that in Lodz we have one of the largest aqua parks in Poland (we’re talking, of course, about the Wave described with us, e.g. here), we definitely missed something different, more exotic and, above all, less crowded.
As much as we like the Lodz Wave and often go there, we choose times that are rather…. odd – so that we don’t hit the crowds of people and long lines to the ticket offices. That is, don’t be surprised if you meet us there at 7 pm ;-) Some people complain about the mess, dirt and damaged cabinets, but let’s not hide the fact that this is largely the fault of visitors. There are quite a few pools for toddlers, and recently the water here has been ozonated and we would be more willing to go more often, but it would be nice to go to the pool at some more decent hour. Alternatively, if we have the opportunity, we also go to the Uniejow Thermal Baths. Especially in autumn and winter. However, in the summer, both the Uniejow Thermal Baths and Aquapark Fala are heavily crowded, and with children, waiting more than an hour in line is a nightmare….
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So when we read about the new Suntago Water World park that will be built in central Poland we were immediately happy. Creating something like Berlin’s Tropical Island is the way to go! Not far from Lodz (just an hour’s drive), palm trees, warmth, pools, slides, spa area…. We followed the progress of the work with anticipation and looked out for the opening date. And when it was announced, it turned out that we were among the people who would be able to come to the official opening of the Suntago Park at Park of Poland and be the first to test the water attractions! See what awaits you at this water park and what our first impressions and feelings are.
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Video from the opening of Suntago in Park of Poland
To begin with, check out our video coverage of the opening, which you can find on our Youtube channel:
What is Suntago?
However, let’s start at the beginning. Suntago is a large water park and garden divided into 3 zones: Jamango, Relax and Saunaria. The latter two are available only to those who are 16 years of age or older.
Inside the aquapark, the temperature is quite high – about 30 degrees, and when the weather outside is suitable, a movable roof will be opened.
Inside, we can feel like we’re in the tropics not only thanks to the high temperature, but also the vegetation, including palm trees brought in, among other things. From the Florida we recently visited! In total, you can relax here under exactly 740 palm trees.
Suntago is the first part of the Park of Poland project. All the more reason to rub our hands together. After all, you know how we love such attractions :)
Suntago location, or how to get there?
What can we say, for us the location is ideal. Park of Poland is an investment between Lodz and Warsaw, although it is closer to Warsaw than to Lodz. The important thing, however, is that you can easily get here via the A2 highway by exiting at Zyrardow (Wiskitki exit).
The park is located in the village of Wręcza, near Mszczonow. It takes slightly more than 1 hour to get there from Lodz, and 45 minutes from Warsaw. Just turn off the A2 and drive a few minutes on road number 50 (a road in good condition) and then turn into a marked new street leading directly to the water park.
Huge on-site parking is free. Also, breadth! :)
Attractions at Suntago Park of Poland
Now that we’ve hit the spot, let’s move on to what water tigers like best – attractions!
Let’s start with the slide. There are a total of 32 slides (!!!), including the longest 320-meter indoor slide Jungle Eclipse.
The park offers a variety of slides, of different levels, lengths, some indoor, some open, with or without pontoons, on some you slide in pairs, but on most you slide alone. Some are calmer, some are only for the brave. You can read their exact specifications on the Park of Poland website, so we won’t duplicate the information, but will add the ones we liked best.
Super is the Shark Bowl – or falling into the funnel, which we first had the opportunity to ride with at Tatralandia in Slovakia, and then at Siam Park in Tenerife. Great impression of spinning and hitting a hole ;)
Rainbow Race – a multicolored slide that can be ridden by as many as 8 people at a time. So if you are going in a larger team then you can race ;) Super fun guaranteed, and there is a lot to choose from! In addition, this slide at Suntago has a counter for each track, so you know if you’ve broken your record. And contrary to appearances, it is not a terrible slide, everyone can handle it. Tested, so we know what we write ;-)
Green Mamba – a long (but not the longest) slide in Suntago. The great thing is that as many as 4 people can ride on one pontoon :)
Jaw Drop – an extreme kamikaze slide, that is, a 70-degree drop! At the opening it was not yet open, but we are rubbing our hands and feet!
Jungle Eclipse – not only is it the longest (let me remind you – 320 meters), but you can also slide on it in two people, and part of the route runs in the open entrance area above the ticket offices! People wait in line to get in and watch through the glass tube as you slide down the slide :)
Unfortunately, all the nicer slides are only for children over 120 centimeters. From the slides, we and Olive could only use the Pirates Playground (which has a limit of 1 meter anyway). We have to admit that this square itself is very cool, rivalling those we know from Singapore or even Lalandi in Billund. Fortunately, there are other attractions for children here – about that in a moment.
What if someone doesn’t like speed, dips, doesn’t want to slide in a covered pipe? The aquapark has many other attractions: indoor and outdoor pools with thermal water, a Jacuzzi, a pool with artificial waves, a river with a current, and even a place to learn to surf.
Everything above is available as part of the Jamango section, plus a rushing river and one larger pool with artificial waves. In the Relax and Saunaria sections, additional attractions for adults await: one large pool in the Relax section, a salt grotto, baths, saunas, vitality pools, salt water pools, etc. Especially noteworthy are the themed saunas, where you can transport yourself to the Maldives, sit in the Turkish bath or relax in the Korean room.
You can see everything exactly on this map:
What’s in store for kids in Suntago?
The aforementioned Pirates Playground is for children from 100 cm, so 3-4-year-olds can already use it. It is a water playground with slides.
In addition, there is a separate smaller corner with several attractions for the little ones. Unfortunately, it is not a typical paddling pool, just a few figures spouting water, also barely a foot will be in the water, but it is better than nothing.
And here we must admit that there are far too few attractions for young children. Paying £89 for a ticket to Suntago for a 4-year-old we would expect her to have more opportunities to be active. Here, the Lodz Wave, mentioned by us, is definitely more favorable, where for PLN 49, in our opinion, children have more attractions.
Restaurants in Suntago
There are restaurants, bars and a cafe on the premises. And there would be nothing surprising or revealing about it if it weren’t for the fact that there are themed restaurants here!
As a rule, we have a poor recollection of restaurants in water park areas – they are more like cafeterias or fast food, with a chlorine aftertaste. On the occasion of the opening there was an opportunity to taste them. Everything was tasty, although, of course, it will not be the cuisine of a 5-star hotel.
Prices for a ticket to SUNTAGO in the Park of Poland
It’s time for the next important thing, which is the price list. We had free entrance as part of the official opening, but the following price list is available on the park’s website:
Pricing varies by day of the week, as well as by the number of zones purchased. The first zone is for everyone (Jamango), and the next two (Relax and Saunaria) are only for people over 16.
An all-day ticket for our family costs 308 zloty (including a baby for 1 zloty, of course, only the Jamango zone). During the week it is cheaper – 278 zloty. Expensive? Yes, the price is high, but it is still more favorable than in our western neighbors.
At Tropical Island, you have to pay almost 400 zloty for two adults (children under 5 get in for free). Add to that, going to Berlin, you still have to add the cost of travel (including toll highways) and accommodation.
How does Suntago compare to other aquaparks in Poland? At the Uniejów Thermal Baths, an all-day weekend entrance for our family costs 220 zlotys, and at the Aquapark Fala it costs 171 zlotys (in both cases, we give weekend prices as of the date of publication of this entry).
So the most expensive is a family trip to Suntago, but keep in mind that it also offers the largest number of attractions. So while at other aqua parks you may find that a 2-3 hour ticket was sufficient, it’s worth going to Suntago for a full day.
Unfortunately, the big downside for us is that Suntago does not accept Multisport and other such cards for the time being.
Our opinion on SUNTAGO Water World
We welcome any new such interesting investment in Poland. This one especially, because we have it almost right under our noses, and an outing here does not have to involve extra accommodation on site.
The first impression is. half and half. Inside, Suntago is not at all much bigger than Lodz Wave, even more so if you consider only the Jamango zone. So if you think that the Wave is too small for you, here this area for water frenzy is not much more. Fact, there are a much larger number of slides in Suntago, but at the end of the day, that’s not all the water park is about. It also makes us wonder how crowded it will get on weekends, as visitors will come here not only from the surrounding areas, from Lodz and Warsaw, but from all over Poland. Even at the opening there was a full parking lot and there were queues for the slides, so that we simply gave up on some.
We also have a feeling that the designers somewhere forgot about the main theme. There are palm trees, there is water, there are several references to different parts of the world, but on the other hand there are many walls unused, which could be coolly arranged…. Mainly in the hall with slides. Here we count on such details being completed later.
There is also a lack of signage for the slides (there are only small cards at the very top telling how and who can slide), the zones you enter or even directional arrows. Definitely familiarize yourself thoroughly with the map to better navigate the site.
Nevertheless, we do not want you to give up on your trip to Suntago. All of the above is probably simply due to the news, and the listed items will be corrected soon. Go and see for yourself preferably, because as many guests as many opinions. If you love slides, you have a multitude of them here, and there is also a super place for surfing. It is a new facility, everything is neat, clean, undamaged.
We don’t know if we will be frequent visitors, time will tell, but we will definitely go here with the whole family once the dust settles a bit ;)
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