PHILIPSBURG–What looks like a bouncy castle on the water is the country’s newest attraction for cruise and stay-over visitors and residents – the West Indies Sports Water Park (WISP) adventure playground. The attraction officially opens for business today, Thursday, giving the country its first unique activities after a quite some time.
Operator Jason O’Connor, a former United Kingdom-based banker, told The Daily Herald he chose St. Maarten for its calm water and air conditions. These made the destination perfect for the water playground.
The new business employs four full-time employees. They will man the ticket booth, serve as a lifeguard on the inflatable attraction and patrol around the zone. The attraction is open to children (ages six and up) and adults. Children, ages 6 to 12, must be accompanied by an adult. A maximum of 65 people can use the water playground.
Everyone using the water playground will be allocated a life vest as a safety precaution. The vests will also serve as a way for staff to track who has signed up to use the water playground. The inflated interconnected structure stands in about three metres of water.
Access to the water playground cost US $20 per hour. For more information, visit Facebook.com/wispnv.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/61802-water-park-opens-on-great-bay-beach