Planning your time at the new CocoCay? Here are three options.
We all know there’s no such thing as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ vacation. For some, it’s all about discovering and doing new things you may never try at home. For others, it’s about disconnecting from reality and finding the perfect chill spot, Coco Loco in hand. Still others like a balance of full-throttle activity and relaxation. Below, we’ve put together three easy hour-by-hour plans for spending your time on Perfect Day at CocoCay— choose the one that suits your vacation style.
Your family adventure begins at Thrill Waterpark. A half-day pass gives you four hours of access to 13 waterslides— including the tallest waterslide in North America— the largest wave pool in the Caribbean, the Adventure Pool and its many obstacles, and complimentary beach chairs and towels.
Young thrill seekers can make a splash at Captain Jack’s Galleon, a shipwreck loaded with slides and water cannons located right next to Thrill Waterpark. And the littlest explorers have gallons of fun at our biggest-ever Splashaway Bay aqua park, with five waterslides, fountains, pools and two drench buckets. Both attractions are great complimentary options for small children.
Adventure tip: You can enter and exit Thrill Waterpark as often as you like during your time block— just make sure to keep the colored wristbands you’ll get on arrival.
Perfect Day at CocoCay has the only zip line with a water landing in the Bahamas, and it’s fast. Criss-cross the island on a 1,600-foot long course before splash-landing in the harbor. Zip Line admission can be purchased separately or bundled with your admission to Thrill Waterpark.
Adventure tip: make sure to check the age and height restrictions for the Zip Line, water slides and pools beforehand. You’ll find all the information you need here.
Enjoy lunch with a side of harbor views at the nearby Skipper’s Grill, serving up complimentary salads, sandwiches, tacos, burgers and other grilled favorites.
Wrap up your day at South Beach, where you’ll find plenty of beachside activities and water sports, plus lounge chairs for those who want to take a break from all the thrills. The tram will take you there— it runs every 15 minutes.
It’s time to head back to the ship, where more adventure awaits! To get back, just take the tram to the pier.
If you just want to unwind, head to Chill Island on the east side of CocoCay, where you’ll find crystal clear tropical waters, powdery white sands, and plenty of ways to relax and recharge. Access to Chill Island is complimentary, as are beach chairs and hammocks, but for an additional cost you can up your relaxation game by reserving your own private cabana, clamshell or daybed.
Looking for the ultimate beach day experience? Post up at Coco Beach Club. Admission includes access to an exclusive beach, a beachfront infinity edge pool with in-water loungers, a club house, beach chairs and towels, and complimentary dining at The Grille. You’ll also find the first overwater cabanas in The Bahamas here, and each rental includes admission to Coco Beach Club for up to eight people.
At lunchtime, tuck into some beachside BBQ at Chill Grill, the island’s largest dining venue, offering complimentary grab and go options plus a self-serve beer station at an additional cost.
Or, if you purchased admission to Coco Beach Club, enjoy an upgraded menu of fresh Mediterranean flavors at The Grille.
It’s five o’clock somewhere, so grab a Coco Loco— CocoCay’s signature drink— at the swim-up bar before lounging on one of the three swim-up islands in Oasis Lagoon, the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool. The south end of the lagoon has a kid-friendly sloping entry in case you’ve got little adventurers in tow. If you’re craving a bite to eat, a nearby Snack Shack serves up complimentary burgers, hot dogs, salads and more, with self-serve beer at an additional cost.
You’ve now achieved your perfect ten zen— it’s time to head back to the ship. The tram runs every 15 minutes and will drop you off at the pier.
Your day begins with a splash at Thrill Waterpark. Purchase a half-day pass— you’ll enjoy four hours of access to all of the water slides and attractions while still having time to relax and check out the private island’s other offerings later in the day. Just remember to keep your colored wristband on so you can come and go from the water park.
Enjoy lunch at Skipper’s Grill, which offers complimentary salads, sandwiches, tacos, burgers and a self-serve beer station at an additional cost, all with a side of sea breezes and peaceful harbor views. Then get ready to take to the skies in Up, Up and Away, a 10-minute helium balloon ride that soars up to 450 feet above the island— the highest vantage point in The Bahamas. Up, Up and Away is available to adventurers of all ages.
Next, head to Chill Island on the east side of CocoCay— the ultimate beach escape with clear tropical waters, white sand beaches and plenty of shade. Or head to Oasis Lagoon and hit the swim-up bar for a Coco Loco in the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool.
Now that you’re fully refreshed and recovered from the morning’s adventures, take the tram to the pier and head back to the ship.
* We based our schedules on an 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. call at CocoCay. The exact time spent in port may vary depending on when you visit.
* Actual window of access to the half-day Thrill Waterpark depends on ship arrival time.