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Perfect Day on CocoCay

Royal Caribbean sought to deliver the ideal private island experience with its expansive offerings at CocoCay, with plenty for guests of all ages to enjoy. CocoCay is Royal Caribbean's private island in the Bahamas, which means only Royal Caribbean cruise ships can go there. There is no cost to walk around and explore the island, and many of the offerings are complimentary, such as the beaches, pool, and food. Unlike other Caribbean islands, there are lots of activities centrally located within a short walk off the ship. From swimming to the beach, the waterpark, and plenty of food, you've got everything in close proximity and run by Royal Caribbean to ensure there is consistency with the experience across the board.

Royal Caribbean sought to deliver the ideal private island experience with its expansive offerings at CocoCay, with plenty for guests of all ages to enjoy. CocoCay is Royal Caribbean's private island in the Bahamas, which means only Royal Caribbean cruise ships can go there. There is no cost to walk around and explore the island, and many of the offerings are complimentary, such as the beaches, pool, and food. Unlike other Caribbean islands, there are lots of activities centrally located within a short walk off the ship. From swimming to the beach, the waterpark, and plenty of food, you've got everything in close proximity and run by Royal Caribbean to ensure there is consistency with the experience across the board.


Free Things to do at CocoCay


While the spotlight may be on the paid activities at Perfect Day, there are plenty of enjoyable experiences that come at no additional cost. For instance, simply strolling around the island is a free and delightful way to spend your time. Much like any other port of call, you can disembark from your ship and venture out on your own.


Bars and Drink Package


CocoCay boasts a phenomenal floating bar surrounded by stunning South Beach waters. This bar is a popular destination that fills up quickly with its location on the opposite side of the dock where the ship is anchored, past the Oasis Lagoon pool. The bar is situated roughly 100 feet from the shore, so you can have a refreshing drink while soaking up the beauty of the surroundings. It's an entertaining spot to unwind and indulge in a few drinks, particularly in the daytime. Also at the Oasis Lagoon, you can enjoy a refreshing beverage without drying off thanks to their fantastic swim-up bar. This popular spot is frequently bustling with visitors, making it an ideal place for socializing and making new acquaintances. By getting a Royal Caribbean drink package for your cruise, you'll be able to make the most of its benefits during your visit to Perfect Day at CocoCay. Unlimited alcoholic beverages, bottled water, sodas, and more are included in the Deluxe Beverage Package. Meanwhile, the Royal Refreshment and Soda Package also covers benefits that you can enjoy at Perfect Day at CocoCay.


Captain Jack's at CocoCay is a unique land-based bar that is included in the drink package. Not every bar is in the water on this tropical island, and Captain Jack's is a top-notch establishment that offers a blissful experience. You can enjoy delicious food and drinks while taking in live music at this vast covered bar and restaurant. What sets Captain Jack's apart is the row of swings that are positioned strategically along the bar. Imagine sipping a refreshing beverage while relaxing on a swing - this is absolute paradise. 


Relaxing on the Beach


head straight to the beach and enjoy the vast stretch of shoreline without spending a dime. Royal Caribbean has provided thousands of loungers and umbrellas for your use. Whether you plan to swim, build sandcastles, or just soak up some sun, a fabulous tropical getaway awaits you. However, if you want to avoid the crowds, it's recommended that you walk further down the coast until you find a more secluded area. Usually, the nearest spots to the ship get filled up first.


Eat for Free at Most CocoCay Restaurants


The days of limited food options on the island are gone– although you can still get burgers and hot dogs if you crave them. Nowadays, a wide variety of complimentary food items are available. The two main spots for dining are Chill Grill and Snack Shack. Chill Grill is akin to the island's Windjammer, offering the most diverse selection of food, with shaded seating close by. On their menu, you'll find everything from salads and burgers to sandwiches and tacos and even soft-serve ice cream. Skipper's Grill is centrally located and very similar to Chill Grill, serving sandwiches, fruits, and tacos. On the other hand, Snack Shack specializes in grab-and-go options, such as chicken sandwiches, mozzarella sticks, burgers, and a light Greek salad. Snack Shack is also the only restaurant inside Thrill Waterpark.


Kids Activities that are Free of Charge


Splashaway Bay: Royal Caribbean is synonymous with Splashaway Bay found on most of its vessels. This aquatic arena boasts a slew of features that children can eagerly explore, providing a more engaging and enjoyable experience when compared to standard pools. At CocoCay, a similar version of Splashaway Bay exists, and it doesn't cost a dime to use. There are plenty of water play areas for younger kids to enjoy, located conveniently close to Thrill Waterpark.


 Captain Jill’s Galleon: For the little ones seeking a water adventure, Captain Jill's Galleon is an ideal spot. Positioned right outside the entrance of Thrill Waterpark, it catches your eye as soon as you arrive on the island. And yes! It's absolutely free to visit. This pirate ship has many exciting water features to offer, including water cannons and slides that are sure to provide endless hours of fun. With Splashaway Bay and Captain Jill's Galleon, kids can have a blast exploring numerous water alternatives.


When you visit Perfect Day at CocoCay, the following are some additional items included in your cruise fare:


  • Oasis Lagoon pool (Beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels)

  • Chill Island (Beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels)

  • South Beach (Beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels)

  • Sports Courts

  • Fitness Classes

  • Freshwater showers

  • Tram service

  • Beach access wheelchairs


Paid Things to do at CocoCay


Thrill Waterpark


Thrill Waterpark, located within CocoCay, boasts a complete selection of waterpark attractions such as towering slides, wave pools, obstacle courses, and more. Please note that access to this section is exclusive and requires an admission fee. below are the most popular attractions at this waterpark. Admission to the waterpark is roughly $80 to $100 per person.


Daredevil’s Tower: Daredevil's Tower is the first notable attraction when arriving at CocoCay. The tower stands out from the rest of the island and boasts numerous slides that wrap around it. Of these, the highest slide is Daredevil's Peak, which stands at 135 feet and is believed to be the tallest waterslide in North America. Riding this slide involves a thrilling 15-second descent around the tower, gathering momentum as you go. 


Dueling Demons Waterslide: If you're looking for an ultimate heart-pumping experience, Dueling Demons is the attraction you must try! Get ready to scream your lungs out as the floor beneath your feet drops out, sending you down the tube at lightning speed. The starting chamber is almost vertical, and you'll have to wait for a countdown before taking the plunge. Although it's a quick ride, the memory of it will remain with you, and you might need a little time to calm down from the adrenaline rush.


Wave pool: Thrill Waterpark offers more than just slides, with a large wave pool that promises endless fun. While you can relax in the comfortable chairs that line the pool entrance, the real adventure awaits in the water itself. The waves start small and gentle along a gradual slope, providing a serene swimming experience. However, as you venture deeper into the pool (up to around six feet deep), the waves become more intense, mimicking the rough conditions found in an open ocean on a choppy day. Unlike the predictable ebb and flow of regular wave pools, the waves here are unpredictable, bouncing off walls and directing you in various unexpected directions.


Adventure pool: Are you traveling with kids to Thrill Waterpark? If so, make sure to make a stop at the Adventure Pool. This obstacle course over the water will keep your little ones entertained with pads to walk across, climbing walls, and a fun rope swing. While the wave pool or water slides might be more appealing to teenagers and adults, the Adventure Pool is perfect for younger kids.'


Excursions


Up, Up, and Away: Experience the ultimate thrill on CocoCay with the "Up, Up, and Away" ride. Soar 450 feet in the air on a massive tethered balloon and marvel at the stunning views of the Bahamas. Take in the picturesque scenery of CocoCay, the surrounding islands, and the electric blue water which extends for miles. Capture your amazing memories and take the best shots of this one-of-a-kind experience. The ride lasts for approximately 10 minutes and the rates have been around $75 for adults and $40 for children. Safety concerns should not hold you back as the ride is securely attached to the ground and does not operate on windy days.


Zipline: Experience the ultimate rush of adrenaline on CocoCay's zipline course that spans across Thrill Waterpark and the cove. Featuring four exhilarating segments, you'll soar through the air while safely secured in your harness. The course's starting point is on the right side of CocoCay Island, near the Thrill Waterpark entrance. Keep an eye out for people riding the zipline as you arrive on the island. Prices for the course range from about $100 per person.


Jet ski tour and rental: At CocoCay, you have the option to embark on a thrilling adventure with a jet ski tour, taking control of your own watercraft. If you're new to jet skiing, no need to fret as the operators will provide you with instructions. Once you're ready, you can join a guided tour of the island and its surroundings. However, keep in mind that the minimum age to operate the jet ski is 16, while passengers as young as 10 can come along for the ride. Budget around $100 for the driver and roughly $40 for passengers.


other excursions: 

  • kayak rental

  • snorkeling

  • scuba diving


Coco Beach Club


The newest addition to CocoCay is the Coco Beach Club. Although most of the beach is free to access, the Coco Beach Club is a private area that requires an admission fee. With the fee, which is around $100 per person, you will gain exclusive entry to the club, where you can relish a luxurious experience not available on other parts of the island. The club features an infinity pool, an attentive waitstaff to serve you throughout the day, and a complimentary restaurant that serves mouthwatering delicacies such as lobster and steak. Unlike other areas on the island, the Coco Beach Club has its own restaurant that serves grilled fish, ceviche, and a myriad of other dishes apart from burgers and hot dogs. Once you are there, you can order unlimited entrees to try various delicacies.


Cabana Rental


CocoCay has cabanas located in various areas across the island, such as Thrill Waterpark, Chill Island, Oasis Lagoon (pool), and the Coco Beach Club. The cabana prices are diverse, starting at around $500 for a day and going up to $1,500+. With this purchase, you can have a private, open-air cabana along with chaise lounges and a sofa, good for up to eight people (however, the Thrill Waterpark only has room for six). Additionally, you'll have a personal waiter available to bring you food and drinks so you don't have to lift a finger. One valuable tip to keep in mind is that the Thrill Waterpark and Coco Beach Club cabanas comprise the cost of admission. If you're interested in visiting the waterpark or club and booking a cabana, selecting this option can save you a substantial amount of money. 


At the Coco Beach Club, there are floating cabanas similar in appearance to those found in Fiji or Tahiti. The extravagance is expensive, with prices reaching as high as $1,800 for the day. For this cost, you'll gain access to a private, floating cabana built for eight people. The cabana comes with lounge chairs, a sofa, a dining area, and even a slide into the water. Furthermore, you'll have a dedicated concierge to cater to your every need and enjoy complete access to the beautiful Coco Beach Club.


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