Big Kahuna's Lost Paradise
is a combination waterpark and amusement park that is located in Destin on Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast. This fun family adventure park covers more than 25 acres and boasts more than 40 water attractions, plus an arcade, roller coaster and miniature golf. Dozens of slides, three rushing rivers, white water tubing, two wave pools, a children’s area and the “biggest man made waterfall in the world,” makes Big Kahuna’s one of the most exciting and diverse waterparks in the state. There is plenty of free parking in Big Kahuna’s oversized parking lot, and three on-site restaurants offer up a variety of delicious foods. The Big Kahuna’s Trading Company, located at the main entrance, has film, disposable cameras and sunscreen, just in case you forget to bring your own. Some of the rides at the park have height restrictions and other safety requirements are strictly enforced, such as children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Only Coast Guard approved flotation devices are permitted at Big Kahuna’s Water Park. Tickets are good for all-day admission, and special “Half-Day” tickets are available for those who arrive 3 hours prior to closing. A Big Kahuna’s Season’s Pass gives guests unlimited visits for one entire summer.
Big Kahuna's Lost Paradise Address and Phone Number
Big Kahuna’s Lost Paradise Water Park
1007 Highway 98 E
Destin, FL 32541
Big Kahuna's Lost Paradise Rides and Attractions
The most impressive attraction at Big Kahuna’s is Tiagra Falls, the largest man-made waterfall in the world, which pumps 30,000 gallons of crystal clear water per minute over 250 feet of massive granite rock. Glide your way down the Lazy River through caves and other smaller waterfalls, around beautiful, lush tropical landscaping on your way to Tiagra Falls. Big Kahuna’s has it all – three rushing rivers, speed slides, body flumes, white water tubing, two large wave pools, and fun fountains. The thrill rides include the Maui Pipeline Speed Slides and Jumanji, a long snake of a ride that twists and spins you all the way to the bottom for a spectacular splash landing.
There are four children’s areas at Big Kahuna’s with kid-sized slides and variable depth pools. Pleasure Island is a child-sized paradise complete with a pass-thru waterfall, low-depth pools and a wacky octopus that sprays them with water. Youngsters also enjoy the Pirate Ship and Crocodile Flats, which offers twirling slides that plunge them into the basin below where an abandoned ship awaits with a “bubbly surprise.”
If you prefer dry land, Big Kahuna’s Adventure Park offers several fun options. Enjoy the thrill of racing at the Grand Prix Raceway or take a turn on the Sky Coaster, a heart-thumping ride that puts you 100 feet into the air. The Pakali Arcade offers a variety of games and Tropical Mini Golf is Big Kahuna’s miniature golf course that boasts 54 challenging holes on three unique courses. Beautifully landscaped with tropical flowers, sculpted trees and several waterfalls, each course winds over wooden bridges, through caves and dense flora.
Big Kanhuna's Lost Paradise History
Big Kahuna’s Lost Paradise opened in 1986 and has since grown to be one of the most diverse and popular attractions on Florida’s Emerald Coast.
Big Kahuna's Lost Paradise Park Map (click on map for larger view)