There are endless thrills and ways to chill at Perfect Day at CocoCay—from the tallest waterslide in North America and a helium balloon ride offering the highest vantage point in the region, to serene white-sand beaches and private floating cabanas debuting in January 2020. To say there’s a lot to do at Royal Caribbean’s new private island destination would be an understatement.
Wondering how to conquer it all and make the most of your time at this one-of-a-kind spot? We’re here to answer all your questions about which activities to hit up first, what to eat and the essentials to bring with you from your stateroom. Consider this your “Everything Guide” to the island.
Q: Is Perfect Day open?
A: Perfect Day at CocoCay is open and welcoming guests of all ages to adventure their way. Attractions include Daredevil’s Peak, the tallest waterslide in North America; Up, Up and Away, a helium balloon ride that soars up to 450 feet in the air; and Oasis Lagoon, the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean. You’ll have an average of 10-12 hours on the private island to conquer it all (be sure to keep an eye out for sailings with back-to-back calls)!
The next addition, Coco Beach Club—featuring private floating cabanas for maximum R&R—opens in January 2020.
Q: Which activities are the most popular/should I head to first?
A: Topping the list of to-dos is Thrill Waterpark, with 13 jaw-dropping waterslides—including Splash Summit, where you’ll find a winding tube slide for two called The Twister. The waterpark is busiest around midday, so make sure to arrive before 11 a.m. or in the late afternoon (guests can also pre-book certain activities to get ahead of things). Be sure to check the height requirements listed on the park map!
For those looking to cool off, guests can explore beyond the shore with rentals for kayaking, snorkeling and more available at Chill Island. It’s important to know that some activities and attractions can be temporarily closed because of inclement weather. This includes Up, Up and Away.
Q: What should I bring to the island?
A: Save this list of adventure essentials:
- SeaPass card: Serves as your identification, allowing you to access the ship and make purchases on the island, from sunscreen and souvenirs, to drinks and buffalo wings at Captain Jack’s. (Read on for more details on beverage packages and dining.)
- Perfect Day map: Available in your stateroom, at the Shore Excursion desk and also available on the mobile app.
- Beach towels: There’s no shortage of beach towels on board our ships—be sure to stow some in your tote bag to take advantage of all the water activities on the island.
- Sun protection: This includes sunscreen, hats and rash guards. The Bahamian sun is strong!
- Closed-toe shoes: A necessity for the 1,600-foot-long zip line.
- Cash: You’ll need it if you want to shop for local crafts at the island straw market.
If you forget something—not to worry—the ship is just a short walk or tram ride away (just remember your SeaPass card in order to get back on board!).
Q: What types of amenities can I find on Perfect Day at CocoCay?
A: If you want to maximize your time on the island, make sure to hitch a ride on the complimentary tram service that comes by every 15 minutes or so, making stops at the Arrivals Plaza, Chill Island and Oasis Lagoon. You can find the tram routes on the island map.
Looking to kick back? Beach chairs and umbrellas are complimentary for all guests and offered in many places on the island. Towels can easily be exchanged throughout the day at two of the exchange stations. You can also make use of the lockers to store your personal belongings. Perfect Day at CocoCay is a hands-on adventure!
Onboard internet packages from VOOM, the fastest internet at sea, work on the island—meaning you can Instagram all of the thrills and chills you’d like. Wi-Fi access may be limited on beaches, however.
Q: What should I eat and drink on the island?
A: Don’t miss Snack Shack’s Shack Burger—an absolute must—found at two locations across the island and best served with a side of fries or a light Greek salad. Snack Shack is a complimentary choice best enjoyed by the Bahamian blue water. If burgers aren’t your thing, Captain Jack’s wings and fries receive rave reviews (the restaurant can be found conveniently near the Arrivals Plaza—an ideal spot for a quick stop before getting back on board). If you’re having trouble deciding, head over to Chill Grill or Skipper’s Grill for a variety of complimentary eats for the entire family.
Whether you’re enjoying a full day at play or kicking back poolside, hydration is key: Onboard beverage packages work on the island, and complimentary water and juice can be found at all food stations.
The best part of Royal Caribbean’s private island destination is that with so many thrills and laidback activities to choose from, it’s your perfect day to create. Start planning your next vacation here.