Perfect Day at CocoCay, the newly reimagined destination by Royal Caribbean, has made headlines with its record-breaking attractions. But one of the coolest features you can look forward to on this exclusive private island in The Bahamas is Oasis Lagoon. The largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean, it has everything you need to unwind and savor the island vibes, Coco Loco in hand. Here’s what you need to know.
Oasis Lagoon at Perfect Day at CocoCay is the ‘largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean’ — and
it truly is massive. This larger-than-life hangout encompasses three swim-up islands that are
perfect for kicking back and soaking up the sun, and multiple coves that each offer a different
kind of vibe — not to mention plenty of in-water seating and tables. Partially-submerged
loungers also line the entire perimeter of the pool — prime real estate if you want to work on
your tan without having to leave the cool comfort of the water. And if all that’s not enough, you always have the option to upgrade to total privacy and exclusivity in your own cabana, that come with concierge service.
Visiting with kids? No problem. Oasis Lagoon is totally family-friendly — there’s a cove with a sloping entry designed just for little swimmers plus lots of space to splash around, and the deepest part of the pool measures just four-and-a-half feet.
While it definitely offers plenty of secluded areas for those who just want to relax and disconnect, Oasis Lagoon is also the perfect spot if you’re looking for a good party. A DJ keeps the beats coming strong all afternoon, and there are even underwater speakers that constantly pump out tunes below the surface. The swim-up bar is hands-down one of the best things to do at Oasis Lagoon — it’s where you’ll find most of the action, and with 23 in-water seats, you don’t even need to leave the pool to grab an ice-cold beer or your favorite tropical drink. The crowd that hangs around the swim-up bar is usually a lively bunch that isn’t afraid to make new friends and get down, so don’t be surprised if a dancing contest or conga line breaks out in the water.
Access to Oasis Lagoon is completely complimentary for guests visiting Perfect Day at CocoCay, and all the chairs and umbrellas that surround the area are also free for you to use at no additional cost. There’s a complimentary towel station nearby, too, so you don’t have to worry if you forgot to grab a towel on your way off the ship — just make sure you return it before you board again. The only thing you need to pay for at Oasis Lagoon are the cabanas (should you choose to reserve one) and the alcoholic drinks, but if you’ve already purchased a drinking package you can use it anywhere on the island.
One of the great things about Oasis Lagoon is that you don’t need to wander far to grab a bite if you start to work up an appetite. A nearby Snack Shack makes for the perfect pit stop to refuel on beach day favorites before diving back into the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool. Open from 11 a.m. until 45 minutes before boarding time, the Snack Shack serves up complimentary hot dogs, crisp salads, fresh fruit and all kinds of other options to suit different tastes and diets. If you’re a meat lover, don’t miss the signature Shack Burger, made with a special top-secret Shack sauce you won’t find anywhere outside of Perfect Day at CocoCay. Just make sure you save some room for a sweet treat after your meal — the Snack Shack offers some of the best homemade cookies and brownies on the island.