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19/01/2010 - West Sands Phuket waterpark to open at the end of January  19/01/2010 - West Sands Phuket waterpark to open at the end of January

The long awaited opening of Phuket's first water park, West Sands Splash Jungle, will take place on 30th January. The park, the largest in Thailand, feautres seven themed zones based on the world's continents including, the North Pole, Africa, Asia, Inca Mayas, Northern Europe, North America and Asia.

The opening of the water park had been delayed due to a dispute between the owners of West Sands and local villagers over the felling of six protected pine trees.

Visitors to the park can experience a multitude of different rides and attractions including a long lazy river, large wave pool, aquarium and even a snow machine!

The park was designed and built by a Korean company and covers an area of 6,400m2.  It was built at a cost of over 4,000,000 USD which the resort operators hope to get back from ticket sales.  Introductory tickets prices have been set at 1,795 Baht for adults and 1,050 Baht for children for a full day's entertainment.

West Sands is owned in a joint venture by Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy and occupies a beachfront location in Mai Khao on the north west coast of Phuket.  The resort, designed with families in mind, offers a range of superb facilities including restaurants, bars, dive centre, watersports, several swimming pools, a spa and gymnasium as well as the water park.

Properties range from two bedroom apartments priced at 10,500,000 Baht to six bedroom beachfront villas priced at over 100,000,000 Baht and owners can benefit from substantial rental guarantees as well as unlimited use of the resorts excellent facilities.

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