Located approximately 55 miles north of Nassau, Bahamas, Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay is a must-see destination with more than enough ways to relax and let loose.
Beginning May 2019, cruisers traveling to the private slice of paradise will have access to all-new attractions and experiences. From exciting waterslides and beachside activities to quiet overwater cabanas atop dreamy blue waters, this island has everything you need for, well, the perfect day.
Excitement is around every turn at CocoCay. You can ride the tide in the largest wave pool in the Caribbean or conquer Daredevil’s Peak – the tallest waterslide in North America, with a spiraling 135-foot plunge. Take your vacation even higher on the island’s helium balloon ride, which soars up to 450 feet above land and sea for one of the best vantage points in the Bahamas. Those seeking thrills that are a little less heightened might enjoy zip lining with a refreshing splash ending, or a full throttle jet ski ride over the crystal-clear waters.
At South Beach, visitors have the choice to get pumped up or wind down. Fuel your competitive spirit with a heated volleyball match or dribble your way down the basketball court. More leisurely options include paddle boarding and glass-bottomed kayaking. Or you can take it down a notch further and simply cool down with a drink at the floating bar.
If you’re headed to The Perfect Day at CocoCay with a large group, there are plenty of multi-player adventures. At the Family Tower you can double the fun on The Twister, where two-rider tandem rafts shoot down winding tubes. There’s also the fearsome four-person Slingshot (not for the faint of heart), and 6 multi-rider slides for the whole crew to do together. Outdoor explorers might like hiking the island’s trails, where it’s not uncommon to run into wild locals like iguanas and chickens.
Vacations are a great time to be adventurous, but they are also a perfectly good excuse to be lazy. Luckily, there are a number of prime relaxation spots on the island for when you want to decompress. Kick back in a teepee or a beachside cabana, or rent an overwater bungalow for a bit of Bora Bora-style R&R. Ready to treat yourself? Go the extra mile and upgrade to the CoCo Beach Club where an oceanfront infinity pool awaits, and waterfront dining promises locally-caught fish and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.
There is so much to see and do during your Perfect Day at CocoCay, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had before and after your trip to Royal Caribbean’s private island.
Bahamas itineraries typically include a stop in Nassau where travelers can experience the vibrant and colorful Junkanoo culture, with its bustling straw markets and glitzy casinos. And of course, you’ll be surrounded by palm trees swaying in the warm breeze, white-sand beaches and those famous crystal-clear turquoise Bahamas waters. Go ahead and lounge like a local at Junkanoo Beach, which is a free, public stretch of sand only 15-minutes from the harbor and home to tasty Bahama Mamas.
Other Caribbean destinations like Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, offer a more eco-focused experience. History buffs will enjoy exploring fortresses, colonial estates and monuments, while the outdoorsy can gear up to hike Mount Liamuiga, a 3,792-foot dormant volcano, that promises sights like towering trees, tangled vines, tropical flowers, and at the end of your 6-mile ascent, views of neighboring islands.
Between shores, there’s also a wide range of on-board entertainment. Every ship offers something special, like the Flowrider surf machine on both Mariner of The Seas and Navigator of the Seas, or Navigator of the Seas’ indoor ice skating rink and mini golf course. Of course, eating is another big part of cruising, and Royal Caribbean offers some of the best eats at sea, including Izumi (Japanese) and Chop’s Grille (prime steaks), featured on several of their ships.
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