CocoCay, a private island off the coast of the Bahamas, is the destination for cruisers on Royal Caribbean looking for an amazing experience. One of the top cruise destinations in the world, Perfect Day at CocoCay Bahamas combines beautiful, sandy beaches with theme park rides, water slides, restaurants, and bars, plus other must-have adventures.
Here is a list of the top things to see and do at CocoCay.
CocoCay Pool and Air Balloon; Photo by Fernando Jorge/Unspalsh.com
The largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean (33,175 square feet) features a swim-up bar, tons of lounge chairs, beach chairs, and even underwater music, so there is almost always a party. With in-water loungers and tables, swim-up islands and coves, and complimentary amenities, this fan-favorite is one of the island’s top free attractions. Plus, the swim-up bar is included with the drink package.
Home to 13 slides, this water park boasts the tallest waterslide in North America, an obstacle course, and the largest wave pool in the Caribbean. Water daredevils will want to check out this popular spot.
If your vibe is more relaxed, head to Chill Island on the northwest side of Perfect Day at CocoCay. Besides white, sandy beaches, crystal-clear water, and plenty of space to rest and relax, it’s also one of the best places for snorkeling, as it’s surrounded by reefs. Rent snorkel and diving equipment from the Snorkel Shack, rent a jet ski and ride the waves, try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding, or nap away the afternoon in a private cabana. Be sure to stop by Chill Grill for a bite to eat.
If your perfect day includes volleyball, beachside basketball, snorkeling, paddleboarding, and other family-fun activities, South Beach is the place to be. With easy access to the Snack Shack and a floating bar, this newly opened beach is perfect for those wanting to stay active. Not only is admission free, but so are beach chairs and some fitness classes.
Airplane view from CocoCay, Berry Islands, Bahamas; Photo by Fernado Jorge/Unsplash.com
COCO BEACH CLUB
One of the newest areas of CocoCay, the Coco Beach Club is a private area for those looking for a more exclusive and luxurious experience. The club charges an admission fee, which lets you enjoy an infinity pool, waitstaff to serve you during the day, and a complementary restaurant.
Imagine the adrenaline rush from flying through the air on a zipline. This course features four different segments that crisscross over Thrill Water Park and the cove, so you’ll get a great view of the island while feeling your heart race.
UP, UP, AND AWAY
One of the most thrilling and unique experiences on the island is Up, Up, and Away, a giant balloon ride that takes guests nearly 500 feet into the air. You’ll be able to see for miles, including CocoCay, surrounding islands, and bright blue water.
No Perfect Day at CocoCay would be complete without a visit to the Straw Market where you can purchase a souvenir to remember your trip to the island. You'll also find convenient items you may need for the day, such as sunglasses or hats. Note that the Straw Market only accepts cash.