Chill Island® is known among visitors for its stretches of smooth sandy beach, calm Caribbean waters, and vibrant coral reefs that are perfect for snorkeling. To get there, just cross the harbor bridge once you arrive to the private island. Look for the painted signs that read ‘Chill Island®’. You’ll find there are plenty of complimentary chairs and umbrellas along the coast for you to use if you feel like taking a midday nap — be on the lookout for hammocks, as well. If you want a little more privacy, you can rent a daybed at or your own Chill Island® cabana at Breezy Bay, which comes with attendant service and stunning sea views. There’s a snorkel shack nearby where you can rent equipment to go snorkeling.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite from all that lounging, the nearby Chill Grill serves up tasty complimentary bites like BBQ, salads, sandwiches, tacos, burgers and plenty more just steps away from the beach — whatever you choose to indulge in, though, make sure to save room for some of the famous soft serve ice cream.
If you’re in the mood for a refreshing drink, you can pour yourself an ice-cold brew at the self-serve beer station at Chill Grill, or you can head to the nearby Wacky Seagull and Wacky Seagull Jr. bars for cocktails, beer and other adult beverages, including the island’s signature Coco Loco.
Another great option for unwinding is Oasis Lagoon, the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean. This popular chill out spot is home to three swim-up islands with in-water tables and seating and several different coves — each with a unique vibe of its own. One of the coves has a sloping entry that’s perfect for families visiting with small children. Another offers an expansive and always-lively swim-up bar with 23 in-water seats and a team of talented bartenders trained to keep the Coco Loco’s coming strong. You can rent an Oasis Lagoon cabana if you want a bit of privacy, but there are also plenty of in-water loungers lining the perimeter of the pool if you want to work on your tan without getting out of the lagoon. The deepest part of the pool is less than five feet deep, so even little ones can have a blast while you get your chill on.
Just like Chill Island®, Oasis Lagoon has some delicious dining close at hand for when the cravings kick in. Refuel with complimentary beach day favorites like hot dogs, crisp salads, fresh sandwiches and the famous signature Shack Burger at the nearby Snack Shack.
Visiting with little ones in tow and just want to get away for some much-needed ‘me’ time? Splashaway Bay Aqua Park is an awesome place to let the kids get rid of all that pent-up energy so you can spend the rest of day recharging. It’s loaded with child-friendly thrills, including two drench buckets, five slides, fountains, sprinklers, geysers and more fun activities — and it’s completely complimentary. You’ll find it along the harbor near the entrance to the island between Captain Jack’s and Skipper’s Grill, so you can make it your first stop of the day before hitting Oasis Lagoon or Chill Island® Cabanas.
Bet you didn’t know there could be so many ways to spend the day chilling out, huh? Whether you’re visiting with friends and want to unwind in a beachside cabana on Chill Island®, trying to plan a tranquil couple’s getaway with seaside massages at Coco Beach Club, or looking to kick back and soak up the sun with the whole family at Oasis Lagoon, you’ve got your pick of options for a relaxing day on the island. If you want to mix a few adrenaline-amping activities into the itinerary, check out this guide to thrills on Perfect Day at CocoCay. It includes lots of bucket list experiences you can add to your game plan if you want to enjoy the best of both worlds.