Waha water slide arrives at Gara Rock

Picture this, warm summer days, a good book and a cool down in our outdoor pool. We can’t guarantee sunshine every day (we are perched on a clifftop in South Devon after all) but when the sun does pop out, relax overlooking our spectacular view. If this isn’t enough to tempt you, let us introduce our outdoor pool’s latest feature, Waha. A hand-crafted, beautifully sculpted water slide for big and little Gara guests (you won’t be able to resist trying it). Waha is standing tall on our outdoor pool for a limited amount of time only.

Picture perfect

Gorgeous outdoor pool, views of endless blue sea and a statement water slide, the scene is set for a fabulous Insta pic. We certainly don’t do ordinary at Gara Rock. So, we’ve collaborated with our friends at Splinterworks to bring you this simple, elegant, and modern water slide offering a large side helping of fun.
Now we just need our lovely Gara guests to have a go. You know we love a great photo at Gara Rock, so if you’re staying with us this summer or autumn, have your phones ready to capture your best water slide moments. Your photo could win you £1,500 in Gara Rock vouchers (how wonderful!). There’s more on this below.

It’s all in the name…

Are you wondering about the unusual name, Waha? Let us explain. It’s inspired by surfing a ‘Waha’ barrel wave. Splinterworks designed the slide so that it’s like the shape of a wave when its gathering momentum, reaches a crescendo and starts circling back on itself. The twist at the end also makes for a more fun ride. We’re sure you’ll love it.
And if like us, you’re thinking about whether it’s too hot to touch when the sun shines. Fear not, it’s installed with a cooling system.

Share your Waha experience

Competition has now ended... good luck if you entered!


Together with Splinterworks, we’re celebrating our new feature slide arriving with a competition. Simply, share your photos of our Waha slide on Instagram and you could win £1,500 Gara Rock vouchers. Take an arty picture of it complementing our stunning back drop, an action pic of your family sliding down, or let your creative side show.

Here’s how you enter:

Upload your photo to your Instagram using the hashtag #splinterworksatgararock

Follow @splinterworks and @gararockhotel (if you’re not already!)

Make sure your photo includes the beautiful Waha slide

You’ll then automatically be entered into the competition. The winner will be decided by a panel of judges at Splinterworks and Gara Rock.

Here’s the small print (our T&Cs):

  • £1500 voucher may be redeemed against accommodation, food, drink and spa treatments within Gara Rock hotel
  • The voucher has no cash value and no change will be given
  • Please make your reservation directly with Jefferey Ward, Operations Director
  • The voucher expires on the 31 December 2022
  • You can enter the competition from July 29th to September 30th, so make sure you don't miss the cut off date or your beautiful photos won't be entered!