Here's everything you need to know about the Royal Caribbean Private Island.
When you think of a Caribbean vacation, you probably envision incredible beaches, island jams and tropical drinks with obligatory little umbrellas. But what if your day could offer more? What if you could swim in the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool or score a bird’s eye view while drifting along in a helium balloon?
Soon you’ll be able to do all these things and more on CocoCay, a Royal Caribbean private destination in The Bahamas. It’s all part of a large-scale project that is transforming the private island into a destination unlike anything you’ve experienced. Think bigger, better, more unbelievable thrills — like a water park with the tallest waterslide in North America, a high-climbing helium balloon ride, sprawling powdery beaches and incredible new ways to kick back. Perfect Day at CocoCay is the first in a planned series of exclusive destinations around the world — the Royal Caribbean Perfect Day Island Collection — and the adventure begins May 2019.
Perfect Day at CocoCay will offer all kinds of thrills and one-of-a-kind ways to chill that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, and the only way you can get there is on a Royal Caribbean ship. Adrenaline-amping excitement on the 135-foot Daredevil’s Peak — one of 13 waterslides? Check. Seagull's-eye views as you float up to 450 feet above the island in a helium balloon? Check. An incredible zip line ride that ends with a splash landing? Check.
There’s plenty to do on the chill side, too. Whether you’re soaking up your private slice of endless horizon in The Bahamas’ first overwater cabanas, enjoying a dip in Oasis Lagoon — the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean — or unwinding shoreside on Chill Island beach, the experience promises to be epic.
To find out about all the new attractions and amenities coming to Perfect Day at CocoCay head to RoyalCaribbean.com/PerfectDayCocoCay.
While most Perfect Day at CocoCay experiences officially open May 2019, some attractions on the island will be completed in phases leading up to December 2019.
There are a lot of complimentary activities on Perfect Day at CocoCay, like Captain Jill’s Galleon, an interactive shipwreck complete with slides and water cannons. Oasis Lagoon — the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean. And the biggest-ever Splashaway Bay, the aqua park for little explorers found on many Royal Caribbean ships, is coming ashore with even more gallons of fun. You’ll also find a range of complimentary dining options, like Skipper’s Grill and Chill Grill (more on that below). Plus, dramatically enhanced beaches like Chill Island and South Beach, both offering plenty of complimentary beach chairs and beachside activities. Other attractions, like the zip line, helium balloon, and admission to Thrill Waterpark are available for an additional charge. You can reserve activities once onboard, but heads up — the most popular attractions book up fast, so reserve them ahead of your sailing on Cruise Planner.
Good question — which one? There are so many different beaches on Perfect Day at CocoCay. You’ll find powder white sand and clear Caribbean waters all around and each beach offers its own unique vibe and experience. If it’s water sports and activities you’re after, head to South Beach. You can join a game of beachside volleyball or basketball, or hop into an inflatable transparent sphere called a zorb and see what it’s like to run right over the water.
If fully reclined island time is the only thing on your schedule, you’ll find it at Chill Island, an expansive beach with plenty of ways to lounge, plus fresh bites at the nearby Chill Grill. Or you can head to the secluded Hideaway Lagoon beach, located just a ten-minute trail walk from the pier.
And to achieve true level-ten-zen, post up at Coco Beach Club. If you purchase admission, you’ll enjoy access to premium amenities, a tranquil infinity pool, and upscale Mediterranean fare at Coco Beach Club’s exclusive restaurant. This is also where you’ll find The Bahamas’ first overwater cabanas, so cue the views.
From Oasis Lagoon to Up, Up & Away helium balloon, most of the experiences on Perfect Day at CocoCay are designed for adventurers of all ages. Some attractions, like the waterslides and zip line, have height and weight restrictions. There’s also Captain Jill’s Galleon and Splashaway Bay water park, two complimentary play spaces for those kids who are not yet tall enough to take on the island’s bigger thrills.
That depends on what you’re in the mood for. For complimentary BBQ, fresh salads, tacos and more, there’s Chill Grill and Skipper’s Grill. If you’re craving a Coco Loco, chicken wings and fries paired with live jams, you can grab a swing seat at Captain Jack’s. In Oasis Lagoon, you’ll find a swim up bar, as well as a Snack Shack serving up complimentary burgers, hot dogs, salads and more. And nearly all of the dining venues offer beer or alcoholic beverages at bar menu prices. Gluten free and vegetarian options are also available throughout the private destination. And if you bought a beverage package onboard or through Cruise Planner, great news — you can use it on the island, too.
You’ll need your SeaPass Card to exit and re-board the ship, as well as to pay for things on the island, so make sure you have it handy. The exception is the Straw Market, which only accepts cash, so be sure to bring some if you want to do some shopping. VOOM, the high-speed internet service onboard Royal Caribbean ships, works on the island too, so if you’ve purchased a package you’ll want to bring your phone along. After all — those memories aren’t going to share themselves!
Royal Caribbean has kept the environment in mind every step of the way while working on Perfect Day at CocoCay. Just as we’ve reduced the use of plastics on our ships, we’re working to make sure our private destinations are also eco-friendly. Nearly all of the waste onshore is recycled, and the rest is sent onboard to be disposed of properly.
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