Perfect Day at CocoCay Guide

There is a shipload of things to do on CocoCay! On top of that, we have another shipload of information we want to share with you to make your visit to Perfect Day at CocoCay the grandest day of your cruise!

Read on, but we warn you that there is A LOT of information here!

Perfect Day at CocoCay

Live a day unlike any other with a cruise to CocoCay.

This isn’t vacation days spent. This is bragging rights earned. Cruise to CocoCay to conquer the tallest waterslide in North America and snap a shot from up to 450 feet up in a helium balloon. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool in the Bahamas. Or get a taste of Bora Bora with your own Overwater Cabana. Discover the magic of Perfect Day at CocoCay — only onboard Royal Caribbean® Cruises.

Adventure Your Way

There’s no such thing as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ vacation — especially on Perfect Day® at CocoCay®. Whether your ideal beach getaway involves larger-than-life thrills or unwinding at a peaceful waterfront chill spot, you’ll find there’s no right or wrong way to make the most out of your adventure at CocoCay.

Thrill Waterpark

This is a drench a minute thrill-a-thon for every adventurer. From giggle-worthy tides to shriek-inducing slides towering high into the clouds. Bounce, climb and swing your way through the obstacles in Adventure Pool. Get swept up by the biggest wave pool in the Caribbean. Or if you're up for a true rush, take on the tallest slide in North America — Daredevil's Peak®. Whatever your thrill threshold, you'll find firsts to test your bravery.

  • Face The Peak of AdventureAre you brave enough to cross the tallest waterslide in North America off your bucket list? If you think you have what it takes to plummet from the summit of the record-breaking 135-foot tall Daredevil’s Peak® you’re in good company — true to its name, this white-knuckle ride is only for the boldest of daredevils. And when the jitters start to set in, just remember the higher you climb, the bigger the rush.
  • Bravery Loves Company
    Gather up your vacation adventure squad and get ready to take on six awesome slides together, because Splash Summit is all about sharing the thrill. Hit the winding tube slide known as The Twister on a two-person raft, or go for a zero-gravity rush with your most fearless foursome on The Slingshot. Then stoke your competitive spirit on the four-lane Splash Speedway racers. It’s true what they say— there’s strength in numbers.
  • Go With the Whoa
    When the clock hits zero, run for cover— you’re about to get swept up in the Caribbean’s biggest wave pool ever. Whether you just want to dip a toe in, or you’re ready to plunge into the simulated surf, these waves are suited to swimmers of all ages.

Just because Thrill Waterpark® in the Bahamas is known for its lightning-fast waterslides and rip-roaring tides doesn’t mean you can’t also find your own little slice of poolside bliss. In between electrifying vacation experiences, you can also grab a bite to eat at the Snack Shack or kick back and unwind in a private cabana — available to rent for an additional cost.

  • Raise Your Heart Rate
    If you’re after non-stop action and pulse-pounding excitement, nothing beats the record-breaking pools and slides at Thrill Waterpark®. Fill your day with plenty of wild hairpin turns, bracing zero-gravity drops, big-time tide riding and more. No matter what your threshold for adrenaline, Thrill Waterpark® delivers something for every level of daredevil.
  • Unwind In Between Adventures
    If you’ve had your fill of thrill, kick back and relax. The best part? You don’t even need to leave Thrill Waterpark®. Claim one of the complimentary beach chairs by the wave pool or reserve a cabana close to your favorite slide tower and recharge before your next adventure. The nearby Snack Shack is the perfect pit stop for a quick refuel.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Bigger, bolder, braver

If you live for experiences that make you say ‘whoa’, you’re in the right place. Thrill Waterpark® is your go-to zone for wild rides and more — like conquering the unforgettable waterslides at Daredevil’s Tower or Splash Summit, taming tides in the Caribbean’s largest wave pool, clearing obstacles at Adventure Pool, and watching your little ones get soaked at Splashaway Bay.

Here’s everything you need to know for all your daredevil needs: Daredevil’s Tower has seven slides, including the tallest waterslide in North America. Conquer six slides with your crew at Splash Summit. Get swept away by the largest wave pool in the Caribbean. Soar across the island along more than 1,600 feet of zip line. Brave an obstacle course with swing ropes, a rock climbing wall, and a path of floating lily pads at Adventure Pool. Or splash away at Splashaway Bay – Treat your children to buckets of fun at this complimentary kids’ waterpark in the Bahamas.

For a break between the thrills, chill at the cabanas, the perfect place to kick back while you fuel up on burgers, hot dogs, salads and more from Snack Shack.

INSIDER TIPS

1. Choose a full day pass for access to all the slides and pools inside the park.
2. Kids age 3 and under can enter Thrill Waterpark® for free.
3. You can enter and exit Thrill Waterpark® as often as you like — just make sure to keep your wristband on.

Up, Up & Away

Time For an Altitude Adjustment

Take your vacation adventure to the skies aboard a helium balloon and see the private island like never before — from the highest vantage point in The Bahamas. Feel your heart race while soaring up to 450 feet above land and sea, then let the wonder wash over you as you coast on the breeze.

  • Let Your Adrenaline Soar
    A balloon ride is a bucket list staple, and on Perfect Day® at CocoCay® it’s just one of the many unforgettable experiences you can conquer. While the ride up is gentle, you’ll still feel the thrill as you ascend high above the island.
  • View From Up Top
    The scenery is bound to be spectacular no matter where you are on the island, but nothing beats the breathtaking panoramic views you’ll score from the tallest vantage point in The Bahamas as you float up to 450 feet above crystal blue seas and sandy shores.
  • Sea Level Scoping
    Once you’ve taken in the sights from high up in the air on Up, Up and Away, change your perspective and find out what kinds of wonders you can spot at sea level. Hop over to Chill Island® and gear up for some epic snorkeling.

INSIDER TIPS

1. You'll be 450 feet closer to the sun on this ride, so make sure you reapply that sunscreen.
2. These views make for great selfie backdrops, but be careful not to drop your phone.
3. Passengers age three and younger can ride for free with an adult admission.

Oasis Lagoon

A Refreshing Change of Place

This is no mirage, you've found it— the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean. Make your way through the different coves of Oasis Lagoon®, each with a vibe all its own. Splash right in at the kid-friendly sloping entry. Take your first sip of a cold Coco Loco at the swim-up bar before lounging on one of three swim-up islands. Or treat yourself to total relaxation in the privacy of your own cabana, complete with attendant service.

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.

  • Sip & SwimOasis Lagoon® is the perfect place to cool down with a cold one or your favorite tropical cocktail. You don’t even need to leave the water — this Caribbean-cool retreat is home to a swim-up bar, so there’s room enough for the whole squad. Float on over, grab a spot, and raise a glass to a day well spent. Or take your Coco Loco to go and enjoy it on one of the lagoon’s swim-up islands.
  • Live The Lounge Life
    If your ideal beach day involves kicking back and enjoying the sunshine, you’ve come to the right spot. Oasis Lagoon® is all about unwinding any way you like. Rest and recharge poolside or stay submerged on one of the many in-water loungers that run the perimeter of the lagoon. And if you want your own private slice of paradise, for an additional cost there are plenty of cabanas that come with concierge service.
  • Sounds Beneath the Surface
    Perfect Day® at CocoCay® is full of surprises, and you’ll find one of them right here at Oasis Lagoon®. Just dive beneath the surface, and you’ll get an earful of underwater tunes that make up the ultimate weekend getaway soundtrack. You can’t spend all your time down there, but the submerged surround sound definitely adds another reason to keep on swimming.

Kid Friendly Coves and Adult Friendly Cocktails

Wade into the water and splash around in the shallows with your little ones, or backstroke it over to the swim-up bar for an ice-cold beer or Coco Loco. Whether you’re chasing quality family time or just a little ‘me’ time, Oasis Lagoon® caters to both sun seekers and fun seekers of all ages.

  • Sun-Soaked Fun for EveryoneWhile this lush tropical lagoon is best known for its laid-back island vibes, kids can still have a blast playing along the child-friendly sloping entry and swimming in between the different islands. And when your little explorers work up an appetite, a nearby Snack Shack offers tasty treats like complimentary burgers, hot dogs, salads and more.
  • Coco Locos and Private Cabanas
    Though there’s plenty to fill your day on this island, floating along at your own pace is totally cool, too. While the kids soak up the fun at Oasis Lagoon’s family-friendly cove, you can relax and discover a new favorite tropical drink at the swim-up bar, or reserve a private cabana and lounge in luxury.

What To Know Before You Go

Play it cool at Oasis Lagoon®

Explore the different coves of the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool, spend some family time, share a few cocktails with friends or lounge around in your private cabana. It doesn’t matter if you’re floating along solo or if you’ve got the whole crew in tow — at Oasis Lagoon®, there’s no wrong way to spend your day in the sun.

Go for record-breaking relaxation in the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean with an expansive swim-up bar with in-water seating, and three islands perfect for lounging. Or score some shade while curbing that hunger with complimentary burgers, hot dogs, salads and more just a few steps away from Snack Shack.

Chill Island

Out-Of-Office Oasis

This is the beach day you’ve been dreaming about— crystal clear tropical waters and powdery sands. Kicking back with your whole crew in a private cabana. And just steps away, you can fill up your plate with tasty BBQ right on the beach at Chill Grill. Once you’re feeling recharged, check out the island sights on a guided Wave Jet tour.

  • Wave 'Hello' To ThrillsWant to take your adventure to the waves? Gear up for a reef rocking journey beneath the waves — you’ll find all your basic snorkel equipment available for rent at the Snorkel Shack. If you’ve got a need for speed, book a guided jet ski tour and feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your back as you zip over the ocean’s surface solo or with a buddy.
  • Order Up and Chill Out
    From tacos to barbecued chicken right off the grill, enjoy a full menu of Caribbean-style bites. With plenty of shade and picnic tables, Chill Grill keeps the laidback vibes going all day long. So serve yourself a cold brew at the beer station and enjoy the view— because this is your new favorite beachside barbecue.
  • A Private Slice of Paradise
    Craving a bit of peace and privacy while you bask in the shade? Upgrade your stay on Chill Island® by reserving a comfy seaside daybed at Breezy Bay. Or make it a party with a private cabana on the sand that’s big enough to accommodate up to eight guests and comes with dedicated attendant service. Both options are available to guests at an additional charge.

Rekindle The Romance or Kick Back With The Kids

Miles away from ordinary, Chill Island® offers a tropical escape unlike any other. All your beach day favorites are here — and more. Its tranquil shores make it the perfect spot for couples to reconnect, while access to water activities like jet skis and snorkeling offer plenty of fun for the whole family.

  • Dive In with Your DateLeave your cares behind and paddle out over crystal clear waters with your partner in adventure. Then sip refreshing Coco Locos from the privacy of your own daybed at Breezy Bay or cabana as you soak up the sun and the serenity. No matter how you choose to spend your couples’ time on Chill Island®, rest assured that romance is on the itinerary.
  • Connect With the Whole Crew
    If you’ve had your fill of action and adventure, hit Chill Island® with the family for laid back vibes and aquamarine tides. From the perfect beachfront Caribbean lunch at Chill Grill, to underwater adventures with the kids after a visit to the Snorkel Shack, you’ll find endless ways to bond with your loved ones on this peaceful stretch of the island.

What To Know Before You Go

All about the chill spots

Chill Island® has you covered with so many ways to sit back and relax. Cue the cabana life and choose from 20 cabanas available for rent, or cool off under a complimentary umbrella.

If you’re up for a little adventure, get moving with a surf skimming guided Wave Jet tour or gear up with masks and fins at the Snorkel Shack. Whether you’re on the move or lounging around, grillin’ and chillin’ is always on the menu. Grab a fresh bite to eat at Chill Grill when that hunger strikes.

Arrive to the beach early for the best snorkeling. Later in the day the water can be all stirred up from the beach goers. Be sure to ask the lifeguards where the sunken boats can be found.

Insider Tips

1. While Chill Grill offers a full-service bar, the nearby Wacky Seagull and Wacky Seagull Jr. bars also serve cocktails, beer and beverages.
2. At the Snack Shack, the Shack Burger is a must try: brioche bun, all beef patty, and American cheese, topped with signature Shack Sauce.
3. You can also go on a certified scuba diving excursion at Chill Island® if you want to venture deeper beneath the waves.

South Beach

Amp Up, Wind Down

Amp up the excitement or unwind shoreside at South Beach on Perfect Day at CocoCay Island. There are plenty of ways to make the most of your beach day. Get in on a pick-up game of volleyball or beachside basketball. Or if lounging is your preferred sport, grab some shade in your own cabana.

  • Splash Into AdventurePaddle out for a hangout with your adventure squad, or peek at colorful coral reefs and underwater critters on a snorkel break. If you’re looking to take adventure to the water, you’ll find plenty of ways to kick your beach day into high gear.
  • Land Lovers Welcome
    Start your day with a little volleyball match on the sand or get your heart rate up as you face off in a round of courtside basketball. Then unwind shoreside and soak up all the island vibes from the comfort of a beachside cabana. On South Beach, there’s just as much to do onshore as there is to explore beneath the waves.
  • Snack And Sip
    With everything there is to do, you’re bound to work up an appetite. No worries — there’s a Snack Shack just steps away serving complimentary burgers, hot dogs, salads and more — plus beverage stations. And if you’re craving a tropical cocktail or an ice-cold brew, you’ll find three different bars nearby — the South Beach Bar, the Coconut Willie's and the fan-favorite Floating Bar.

Level Up the Adventure Or Power Down And Unwind

Sure, there are plenty of activities on South Beach to keep you in motion all day, but you’ll also find lots of options for rest and relaxation. No matter what you came for — be it adrenaline-fueled activities or sun-soaked lounging, remember there’s no wrong way to spend your beach day on Perfect Day at CocoCay.

  • Go All In On All The ActionFrom one-on-one basketball matches on the Sports Court and sun-soaked lounging by the shore, to snorkel sessions and splash-battles over the water, South Beach is the “it” spot for adventurers looking to stay active.
  • Take Relaxation to The Max
    Ready to lounge? Book a beachside cabana and isle away the time, or sidestroke it out to the Floating Bar for Caribbean cocktails with a side of sea views.

What To Know Before You Go

Set Your Adventure in Motion

Looking to get in on the game or just soak up the island vibes? South Beach has everything you need to enjoy the best beach day ever no matter how you choose to spend your time in the sun. Shape up your day with at the Sports Court, where you’ll find hard courts and sand courts for basketball and volleyball, plus tailgate games. And if you’re looking to unwind in between adventures, you can always reserve your own beachfront cabanas.

Need somewhere to stash your belongings while you bask in the sunshine and the thrills? Lockers are available for rent in the Sports Pavilion. Nearby, the South Beach Bar and Coconut Willie’s serve up cocktails, beer and all your favorite tropical beverages. Coco Loco, anyone?

Insider Tips

1. Access to South Beach is complimentary to all Royal Caribbean guests.
2. Beach chairs on South Beach are complimentary and first-come-first-serve.
3. The South Beach Snack Shack serves complimentary burgers, hot dogs, salads and more — plus beverage stations.

Coco Beach Club

Cue The View

At our exclusive private retreat —Coco Beach Club® —every moment is elevated. Drift along the finest line possible between poolside and seaside in an infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Sip your favorite tropical cocktails along the water’s edge where a poolside attendant is always close by. And when the craving hits, savor upgraded complimentary dining from the clubhouse. For the ultimate indulgence, treat yourself to your own private cabana with dedicated concierge service or soak up endless views of blue from the first Overwater Cabanas in The Bahamas.

  • A Bite Above the RestWhether you order from the comfort of your cabana or grab a table just steps from the sea, the restaurant at Coco Beach Club® serves up a top-notch dining experience. And because no beach day is complete without a drink in hand, order the Coco Cuveécocktail —a tropical blend of Chandon Sweet Star, Malibu rum, coconut water and pineapple juice. Plus, all your favorite vacation libations, beer and wine are included with your beverage package.
  • Poolside Meets Oceanside
    Take a refreshing dip in the infinity pool — where the views are as stellar as the service. Overlooking the ocean, the pool at Coco Beach Club® is your oasis, primed with endless views of paradise. Kick back on the in-water loungers. Sip cocktails along the disappearing edge. And when you need a refill, attendants are always on hand to bring bar favorites poolside, all included with your beverage package.
  • Perfect Ten Zen
    The first Overwater Cabanas in The Bahamas bring a bit of Bora Bora to your Perfect Day at CocoCay getaway with unbeatable views of the horizon, overwater hammocks, freshwater showers and private slides that drop you right into the crystal-clear waters below. Soak up boundless blues from your very own Beach Cabana. Make yourself at home right on the sand in your own spacious outpost and take in unforgettable views. When it comes to laidback lounging, it doesn’t get any more luxe than this.

Two Ways to Upgrade Your Experience

Add a touch of luxury to your adventure at an amazing value with an access pass to the exclusive Coco Beach Club®, or go for the ultimate premium experience in The Bahamas’ first Overwater Cabanas. Whatever you choose, there’s no wrong way to elevate your beach day.

  • Lounge In LuxuryYou can purchase a day pass to Coco Beach Club®, which includes access to an exclusive private beach, the clubhouse, the infinity pool, beach chairs and towels, and complimentary dining at the Coco Beach Club® restaurant.
    RESERVE YOUR DAY PASS
  • Worth The Splurge
    If you’re looking to go all out during your time on Perfect Day at CocoCay, reserve one of the Overwater Cabanas at Coco Beach Club®. You’ll also enjoy access to the club itself and all of its exclusive amenities.
    RESERVE YOUR CABANA

* CocoBeach Club Cabana Floorplans attached below

What To Know Before You Go

Join the Coco Beach Club

Kick back and soak up the sun in a beachside cabana with up to eight of your best friends. Find your zen in a 2,600-square foot beachfront infinity pool and indulge in delectable fare at the Coco Beach Club® restaurant. You’ll find freshwater showers at the pool area, beds around the pool deck and complimentary premium towels, umbrellas and beach chairs available to use.

Want to lounge lavishly? Cue the views in your very own Overwater Cabanas, a next-level upgrade that offers a new kind of laid-back luxury. Each has a private overwater hammock for two, a personal slide into the crystal-clear waters below, and plenty of inclusive amenities — like unlimited bottled water and a dedicated Cabana Attendant.

Insider Tips

1. Lots of ways to lounge at Coco Beach Club with complimentary premium beach chairs and umbrellas or floating mats on the beach (first come first serve).
2. You can choose to elevate your beach day by booking the Overwater Cabana and/or the Beach Cabana. Both types include complimentary admission to Coco Beach Club® for up to eight guests.
3. Beverage packages purchased onboard or on Cruise Planner will be active at Coco Beach Club®, just as they are on the rest of the island.

Cabana Guide

BEST RESTAURANTS AT PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY

On Perfect Day at CocoCay, the food’s just as thrilling as the attractions. Here’s your guide to all the flavor onshore.
Published on August 6, 2019

 

There are so many exciting things to see and do on Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas, you’ll be hard-pressed fit it all into one day. The same is true when it comes to the food and drinks you’ll find on the private island — which is great, because in between conquering the tallest waterslide in North America at Thrill Waterpark and soaking up the sun in the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Fortunately, there’s something for every taste and diet on this island, and most of it is at complimentary dining venues.

 

ISLAND DINING DONE RIGHT

SKIPPER’S GRILL
One of the very first restaurants you’ll see when you get to Perfect Day at CocoCay is Skipper’s Grill. Located right on the harbor, this laid-back guest favorite is one of the island’s main free dining venues, offering delicious options that both parents and kids will love, like crisp salads, assorted sandwiches, tasty tacos and guacamole, juicy burgers and other family-friendly favorites hot off the grill. Also on the menu is fresh tropical fruit and an array of tantalizing desserts, including decadent double chocolate chip caramel brownies, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and refreshing soft serve ice cream — all served with a side of beautiful waterfront views. If you’re in the mood for a cold one, look for the self-serve beer station, available at an additional cost.

CAPTAIN JACK’S
Directly adjacent to Skipper’s Grill and Splashaway Bay, the lively Captain Jack’s is the best place to hang like a local while enjoying live jams, salty sea breezes and amazing food and drinks at the Perfect Day at CocoCay island. Live musicians set the mood with tunes all day long, while sweeping waterfront views remind you that it’s five o’clock somewhere — so why not let loose? The menu here is a la carte and spotlights crispy golden steak fries and chicken wings served up with an assortment of signature sauces, including TLC (tequila, lime and chipotle), parmesan and peppercorn, honey mustard and sambal garlic aioli. There’s a full bar fashioned after a skiff, too, and hanging rope swing seats to help get you running on island time if you aren’t already. Once you’re here, you’d better settle in and start sipping, because you’re not going to want to move anytime soon.

LOUNGE IN LUXURY
Coco Beach Club is the go-to spot for visitors looking to turn their beach day into a luxury getaway. If you purchase admission to this exclusive tropical hideaway, you’ll get to enjoy a bevy of premium perks, like a sprawling infinity edge pool with in-water loungers overlooking the Caribbean Sea, occasional live music performers, inclusive amenities, and rejuvenating spa offerings which you can book on the island, on the ship, or ahead of your visit via Cruise Planner. There are beachside cabanas and daybeds available for visitors to rent, but Coco Beach Club’s real treasure will be its overwater cabanas — the first ever in The Bahamas and a must if you’re looking to have the bougiest beach day ever. A truly one-of-a-kind premium experience, each overwater cabana features its own slide into the ocean, an overwater hammock, a freshwater shower, and dedicated attendant service. Guests at Coco Beach Club will also get to savor elevated contemporary Mediterranean flavors at a sophisticated beachside restaurant — all included in the club’s entrance fee.

CHILL GRILL
Chill Grill is the largest restaurant on the island and one of Perfect Day at CocoCay’s best known complimentary dining venues. You’ll find it steps away from the tranquil blue shores of Chill Island. With plenty of shade and picnic tables, Chill Grill keeps the laidback vibes going strong all day long. Like Skipper’s Grill, Chill Grill serves up tasty beachside classics, like burgers, sandwiches (the jerk chicken and shaved rib eye cheesesteak are legendary), and tacos you can build yourself, not to mention to-die-for sides like country potato salad and fries. There are also plenty of options available if you’re vegetarian or trying to stay on the light side while rocking that swimsuit, like fresh fruit, crunchy mixed greens and a Portobello and mozzarella sandwich that definitely hits the spot. And of course, you’ll also find a full-service bar and a self-serve beer station in case you’re craving an ice-cold brew or a Bahama Mama. Alcoholic beverages come at an additional cost, but if you’ve purchased a drink package, you’re welcome to use it on the island.

 

SNACK SHACK
Snack Shack is probably the most accessible complimentary dining venue on Perfect Day at CocoCay. There are three of them on the island — one at Thrill Waterpark, one near Oasis Lagoon, and one on South Beach. True to its name, Snack Shack serves craving crushers like mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, crispy salty fries, flavorful beef hot dogs, and a variety of salads. The real hall-of-fame dishes, though, are the signature Shack Burger — served on a brioche bun with American cheese, beef steak tomato, lettuce and special Shack Sauce — and the Shack Crispy Chicken Sandwich — also served on a brioche bun with pickles, basil and mayonnaise. With so many tempting beach day fixings, trying not to fill up will be quite the challenge. But the fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, chewy chocolate caramel brownies and crispy sweet funnel cakes are well worth saving some room for.

 

JUST KEEP SIPPIN’

THE SWIM-UP BAR AT OASIS LAGOON
Head to Oasis Lagoon, the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean, and you’ll discover the liveliest swim-up bar in the tropics. Complete with in-water tables, this happening cocktail spot is home to a team of talented bartenders who know just how to mix up the perfect Coco Loco — the island’s signature drink. There’s music constantly playing on speakers to keep the party vibes here going strong, but dive below the surface of the water and you’ll find you can still hear the beats, thanks to state-of-the-art underwater speakers. As with the other bars around the island, alcoholic beverages are served at an additional cost, but if you’ve purchased a drink package you can definitely use it on Perfect Day at CocoCay.

THE FLOATING BAR
Even if you want to spend the day lounging shoreside or snorkeling the colorful coral reefs near South Beach, you don’t need to go far to find your favorite beach day sip. In fact, you can cool off with an ice-cold beer, a piña colada or a Coco Loco without even getting out of those crystal-clear Caribbean waters. Located within easy wading distance from the shore, the island’s famous floating bar is the place to go for the ultimate drink in paradise — just look for the floating tiki hut and head toward it. Before you know it, you’ll be soaking up views and floating along in an island state of mind as you bob gently on the waves.

WACKY SEAGULL & WACKY SEAGULL JR. BARS
Also located on Chill Island’s pristine shores, the Wacky Seagull and Wacky Seagull Jr. bars make it easy to grab cocktails or beer any time you feel like you want a refresher. The two sister bars are located at opposite ends of Chill Island — one is near the beach rentals kiosk on the southwest corner of the island, and the other is close to the shore excursions kiosk on the side nearest Oasis Lagoon. Snag a drink and bring it back to your daybed or private cabana to enjoy beachside or stay a while at the bar and let the sound of crashing waves carry you away.

 

Now that you know all the ins and outs of dining and drinking on Perfect Day at CocoCay, you’re ready to hit the sand running. So make sure you bring an appetite — and your Sea Pass card — because you’re in for a beach day flavor fest unlike any other.

There is no admission fee to visit Perfect Day at CocoCay. Most of the experiences at Perfect Day at CocoCay are complimentary. Some of these include Oasis Lagoon, the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean, the shipwrecked Captain Jill’s Galleon loaded with slides and water cannons, our biggest ever Splashaway Bay aqua park yet. Plus powdery sand beaches like Chill Island® and South Beach, offering plenty of free beach chairs with umbrellas and beachside activities. And in between adventures, you can fuel up at five complimentary dining venues located throughout the island.

Here is a list of the Complimentary experiences:

THRILLS Captain Jill℠ Galleon
THRILLS Splashaway Bay℠
DINING Chill Grill
DINING Skipper's Grill
DINING Snack Shack
POOLS Oasis Lagoon®
BEACHES Breezy Bay at Chill Island®
BEACHES South Beach
MISCELLANEOUS Beach access wheelchairs
MISCELLANEOUS Freshwater showers
MISCELLANEOUS Sports Courts
MISCELLANEOUS Tram service

There is no admission fee to visit Perfect Day at CocoCay. Most of the experiences at Perfect Day at CocoCay are complimentary. However, you’ve also got your choice of even more one-of-a-kind experiences available for a charge such as Thrill Waterpark, featuring the tallest waterslide in North America, Coco Beach Club, featuring the first Overwater Cabanas in The Bahamas, and Up, Up & Away helium balloon, offering you views from the highest vantage point in The Bahamas.

Prices and pricing policies may vary by season, sailing, and even ship (sometimes). Prices are subject to change without notice. Guests can visit their Cruise Planner for the latest pricing for their specific sailing - and the biggest savings.

All bars and self-serve beer stations are a la carte, bar menu pricing.

Here is a list of the For-a-Fee experiences:

THRILLS Thrill Waterpark®
Includes 13 waterslides, Wave Pool, Adventure Pool, complimentary dining at Snack Shack, beach chairs and umbrellas.
Admission charge, per person Age 0-3: Complimentary

Cabana rental: Grants complimentary admission for up to 6 guests. Full day rentals only. Pricing varies by season.
THRILLS Thrill Waterpark® + Zip Line Package pricing, per person
THRILLS Zip Line For a charge, per person Requires closed toe shoes to ride.
THRILLS Up, Up and Away (Helium Balloon) For a charge, per person Age 0-3: Complimentary.

Accommodates up to 30 guests. Available for pre-reservation on Cruise Planner; admission can also be purchased on island.
BEACHES Coco Beach Club®

Entry fee includes access to premium beach, the clubhouse, infinity pool, complimentary dining at the exclusive restaurant with an elevated menu, beach chairs, umbrellas and more.
Admission charge, per person Age 0-3: Complimentary

Cabana rental: Grants complimentary admission for up to 8 guests.
DINING Captain Jack's® A la carte Prices according to menu for all guests, including Crown and Anchor Society members and Suite guests.
MISCELLANEOUS Cabanas, Daybeds throughout island Rental Charge
MISCELLANEOUS Beach rentals (kayaks, snorkels, etc.) Rental Charge
MISCELLANEOUS Shore Excursions For a charge, per person

Some slides and activities have height and weight restrictions; see the chart below for specifics. Additionally, Thrill Waterpark guests under 14 years old must be accompanied by a ticketed guest age 14 years or older to enter. Other experiences not listed on the chart below, such as Up, Up and Away helium balloon, Oasis Lagoon freshwater pool, and Captain Jill’s Galleon, are open to all adventurers. Additional health and safety rules may apply for experiences and pools, and are indicated by signage at each.

Check the Height, Weight and Age Requirements table below for details.

Daredevil's Peak® waterslide 135 feet 48 inches minimum 300 lbs.
Dueling Demons waterslides 75 feet 48 inches minimum 300 lbs.
Screeching Serpent waterslide 50 feet 48 inches minimum 300 lbs.
Green Mamba waterslide 50 feet 48 inches minimum 300 lbs.
Manta Raycers waterslides 25 feet 40 inches minimum 300 lbs.
The Slingshot waterslide 60 feet 48 inches minimum or 42 inches with swim vest and supervising adult companion Max single person: 300 lbs. Total raft weight limit: 550 lbs.
The Twister waterslide 60 feet 48 inches minimum or 42 inches with swim vest and supervising adult companion Max single person: 300 lbs. Total raft weight limit: 400 lbs.
Splash Speedway waterslides 40 feet 42 inches minimum 300 lbs.
Adventure Pool Guests under 42 inches must wear a swim vest at all times N/A
Wave Pool Guests under 42 inches must wear a swim vest at all times N/A
Splashaway Bay℠ slides 36 inches minimum 200 lbs.
Zip Line 48 inches minimum 75 lbs. minimum 275 lbs. maximum N/A
Wave Jet Driver N/A Combined maximum weight 375 lbs. 16+ A Valid Driver's License must be shown for drivers 16 to 20
Wave Jet Tour Passenger N/A Combined maximum weight 375 lbs. 10+
Kayak Adventure N/A Maximum Weight 240 lbs. 8+
CocoCay All Day Snorkeling at Your Leisure N/A N/A 4+
Kayak and Snorkel Combo Tour N/A Maximum Weight 240 lbs. 8+
Certified Scuba Dive with Equipment N/A N/A 12+
Certified Scuba Dive without Equipment N/A N/A 12+
Floating Beach Mats N/A N/A 4+

You’ll find Perfect Day at CocoCay has many amenities available, but here are some things that would be convenient to have on hand.

SeaPass card and cash

You’ll need your SeaPass card to exit and re-board the ship. It’s also how you’ll pay for things on the island. Please note, there’s also an island market with local Bahamian crafts, where items can be charged with your SeaPass card (until 2:30 p.m.) and cash (USD) is always accepted.

Towels

Beach towels are available onboard your ship, and can be brought onto the island, which you can refresh throughout the day as desired, at one of three towel stations. Since beach towels are provided onboard based on a check-out/check-in system, you should bring your towels back to the ship with you. Guests who have rented cabanas will have towels at the cabana and may leave the towels there upon departure.

Sun protection

Perfect Day at CocoCay offers complimentary umbrellas and shade structures in many places, but The Bahamas' sun can still be intense. Bring sun protection gear like hats, sunglasses, rashguards or other types of UPF clothing, and sunscreen. There are a lot of water features at Perfect Day at CocoCay, so be sure to reapply sunscreen often.

Proper footwear

Don’t forget proper shoes if you’re planning to ride the Zip Line at Perfect Day at CocoCay. Your shoes must have a closed toe area and be secured around the back of your foot as well. Sneakers or enclosed water shoes are great options.

Bug repellent

Depending on the time of year and time of day, there may be mosquitos, flies or other insects in some areas of the island.

Medications

Bring any prescription medications you may rely on. There are medical facilities on the island, but they may not have your specific medications on hand.

Supplies for baby

Don’t forget bottles and formula, diapers and swim diapers, wipes and sun protection gear for babies and tots.

PERFECT DAY-PLAN 1: AN EPIC FAMILY ADVENTURE

9 A.M.

Your family adventure starts with Arrivals Plaza as you map out and begin the day at Thrill Waterpark. A day pass gives you full-day 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 umbrellas.

Young thrill seekers can make a splash at Captain Jill’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: If you wish to leave the waterpark during your day, use your SeaPass card to enter and exit the park as often as you like.

11:30 A.M.

Perfect Day at CocoCay has a 1,600-foot long zip line course, where you’ll criss-cross the island and soar high above 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 above.

12:30 P.M.

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. Plus, self-serve beer at an additional cost.

2 P.M.

Wrap up your day with a shopping trip at CocoCay Island Market, or grab snorkeling gear at Chill Island® and delve into the underwater world.

4 P.M.

It’s time to head back to the ship, where more adventure awaits! To get back, just take the tram to the pier.

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PERFECT DAY-PLAN 2: RELAX AND RECHARGE

8:30 A.M.

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, but for an additional cost you can up your relaxation game by reserving your own private cabana or daybed at Breezy Bay.

Looking for the ultimate beach day experience? You can post up at Coco Beach Club. Admission includes access to an exclusive beach, a beachfront infinity edge pool with in-water loungers, a clubhouse, beach chairs and umbrellas, and complimentary dining at the Coco Beach Club restaurant, where you’ll enjoy an elevated menu including filet mignon and lobster. You’ll also find the first Floating Cabanas in The Bahamas here, and each rental includes admission to Coco Beach Club for up to eight people.

12 P.M.

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. It’s the perfect spot to break for lunch and catch a glimpse of the zipliners crisscrossing over the harbor, too.

1 P.M.

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 ice-cold beer available for an additional charge.

4 P.M.

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.

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PERFECT DAY-PLAN 3: A PERFECT BLEND OF THRILLS AND CHILL

9 A.M.

Your day begins with a splash at Thrill Waterpark. Purchase a day pass— you’ll enjoy full-day of access to all of the water slides and attractions. And when you’re ready to check out the private island’s other offerings later in the day, grab your SeaPass for easy re-entry whenever you want.

12 P.M.

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.

2 P.M.

Next, head to Chill Island® on the east side of CocoCay— the ultimate beach escape with clear tropical waters and white sand beaches. Or head to Oasis Lagoon and hit the swim-up bar for a Coco Loco in the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool.

4 P.M.

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.

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FAQ

  • What is Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    • Perfect Day at CocoCay is a private destination exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, located in the Bahamas. You’ll find endless ways to chill out and enjoy beautiful beaches and pristine water, plus thrilling experiences like the incredible Thrill Water Park, ziplining and every water sport you can imagine.What is Perfect Day at CocoCay?
  • Where can I find more information on Perfect Day at CocoCay, like what types of slides, rides, cabanas, beaches, and pools will be offered?
  • Are all attractions and experiences at Perfect Day at CocoCay now open?
    • Yes, all attractions and features at Perfect Day at CocoCay are now open.
  • Can guests bring aerial drones onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship?
    • Yes. Guests are welcome to bring drones on their cruise for use on land only and outside of the port area. However, drones are not to be operated onboard the ship at any time, nor on Royal Caribbean’s private destinations: Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas or Labadee®, Haiti. While onboard, drones must be stored safely in the stateroom. Drones used on the ship will be confiscated until the end of the cruise. A Guest Conduct Policy warning will be issued and guests may be subject to disembarkation at their own expense for onboard drone usage.

      Guests assume full responsibility for understanding all local authority rules related to drone usage and for obtaining any required permissions for drone operations. Different countries may have different rules. Any liability, including environmental damage from drone usage is the guest’s responsibility. Royal Caribbean assumes no liability for guest drones that may be confiscated by local authorities for violating local laws or for any accident or injury resulting from a guest drone flight.

  • Can I use my beverage package at Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    • Yes! Beverage packages purchased onboard or on Cruise Planner will be active on the island.
  • Can I stay overnight at Perfect Day at CocoCay? Are there any overnight activities?
    • At this time we do not have overnight stays at Perfect Day at CocoCay. Guests seeking to experience more of Perfect Day at CocoCay can consider our Two Stops at Perfect Day sailings for twice the thrill and chill in one short getaway.
  • Is there Wi-Fi high speed internet access at Perfect Day At CocoCay?
    • There is, and if you purchased a VOOM high speed internet package, you can use it on the island and start sharing your memories right away.
  • Are there lockers available for rent at Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    • Complimentary lockers are available throughout the island. You’ll also find complimentary freshwater showers, restrooms, and changing rooms available on the island.
  • Are there beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas available at Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    • Absolutely! Beach chairs and umbrellas are complimentary to all of our guests and can be found throughout the island.

      Complimentary beach towels are available onboard your ship, can be brought onto the island, and exchanged throughout the day as desired at three towel exchange stations. Since beach towels are provided onboard based on a check-out/check-in system, you should bring your towels back to the ship with you.

      Guests who have rented cabanas on Perfect Day at CocoCay will have towels at the cabana and may leave the towels there upon departure.

  • What kinds of cabanas are available at Perfect Day at CocoCay, and how much is the cost to rent them?
    • There are plenty of options for unwinding in the shade, beginning with beach umbrellas (complimentary), and daybeds (available for a rental charge), plus rental cabanas available at Chill Island, South Beach, Thrill Waterpark, and Oasis Lagoon freshwater pool. You can also elevate your beach day by renting a Beach Cabana or an Overwater Cabana at Coco Beach Club.

      Some cabanas come with extra perks, too. If you reserve a cabana at Thrill Waterpark, you’ll enjoy complimentary entry to all of the slides and activities inside for up to six guests. If you reserve a cabana at Coco Beach Club you’ll enjoy complimentary access to the club for up to eight guests.

      Cabana pricing varies by season. For exact pricing, we recommend that booked guests visit Cruise Planner — the best way to plan your time at Perfect Day at CocoCay. Cruise Planner always has the latest prices for your sailing, and you’ll save on your experiences when you book ahead.

  • Do I need my SeaPass® Card to enter Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    • You’ll need your SeaPass® card to exit and re-board the ship.
  • How do I pay for things on Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    • You’ll need your SeaPass card to pay for things on the island. There’s also an island market with local Bahamian crafts, where items can be charged with your SeaPass card (until 2:30 p.m.) and cash (USD) is always accepted.
  • Is there a daycare or Adventure Ocean kids program at Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    • There is not a dedicated daycare or Adventure Ocean program on the island, but Adventure Ocean will remain open onboard.
  • How long does it take to walk to each part of Perfect Day at CocoCay? What are the walk times?
    • The walk time down the pier, from ship to Arrivals Plaza, is approximately 6 minutes. There is also a complimentary Pier Tram that runs on a loop, up and down the pier.

      From Arrivals Plaza, here are the walk times to the main areas and attractions:

      • Thrill Waterpark ~3 minutes
      • Harbor Beach ~5 minutes
      • Oasis Lagoon ~8 minutes
      • Chill Island ~5-10 minutes
        • Breezy Bay at Chill Island ~ 10 minutes
      • South Beach ~10 minutes
      • Coco Beach Club ~10 minutes
      • There is also a complimentary Island Tram that runs all day between main areas on the island; please see the tram FAQ to learn more. All walk times are indicated on island signage as well as on the Wayfinding map.
  • Is the Perfect Day at CocoCay island accessible?
    • Yes, the island is accessible, but some experiences for our guests with disabilities are not. Oasis Lagoon freshwater pool and the infinity pool at Coco Beach Club have pool lifts. The Wave Pool in Thrill Waterpark is wheelchair accessible. However, the towers to the waterpark’s slides have stairs, as does the tower to the Zip Line.

      Accessible trams are available on regular rotation throughout the island.

      We are continuously evaluating and implementing features for our guests with disabilities across the island.

  • Are there services for guests with disabilities who visit Perfect Day at CocoCay, such as wheelchairs?
    • Yes, there are complimentary beach access wheelchairs available throughout the island on a first come first served basis. Once on the island, ask a crew member for assistance to locate an available wheelchair. There is also an accessible tram service along the pier and throughout the island. Oasis Lagoon freshwater pool is also accessible, as is the wave pool in Thrill Waterpark; both have pool lifts.

      Additionally, Coco Beach Club is accessible and includes complimentary beach wheelchairs, pool lift, lower counter at the bar, and ramps to the dining area.

  • Are there lifeguards at every pool and beach at Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    • We have partnered with StarGuard, the leading provider of lifeguard services, to ensure we have lifeguards at every pool and every slide, as well as in recommended locations on the beach. However, even with the presence of lifeguards, we urge parents to keep a watchful eye on their children whenever they are near the water.
  • Is there transportation on Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    • The Island Tram runs all day, and includes five stops: Arrivals Plaza (near Thrill Waterpark); South Beach; Coco Beach Club and Up, Up and Away; Oasis Lagoon; and Chill Island. A tram dedicated to guests of Coco Beach Club will run approximately every 10 minutes, all day. Guests can board the tram near Arrivals Plaza.

      Additionally, there is a dedicated Pier Tram that runs continuous service between the ship and Arrivals Plaza. Accessible trams are available on regular rotation throughout the island.

  • Is kosher food  and Dietary/ Allergy Friendly food available at Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    • Kosher foods are not prepared on CocoCay, however, kosher requests can be accommodated onboard Royal Caribbean ships. You’ll find gluten free and vegetarian options available at all of the island’s dining venues, as well as options to suit most dietary needs.
  • Are there designated smoking areas on Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    • Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas. Please check wayfinding signs on the island for specific locations.
  • Are there photographers and photo opportunities on Perfect Day at CocoCay? Can photos from the island be purchased as part of a photo package?
    • Ship photographers are available on the island to capture your adventure at Perfect Day at CocoCay. Photo packages can be purchased on the ship.
  • If I book a shore excursion at Perfect Day at CocoCay, like a water park admission, zip line, or a cabana, and there is rain, wind or bad weather, will the excursion be cancelled and will I receive a refund?
    • If your activity is cancelled by Shore Excursions, your onboard account will be fully refunded. All Shore Excursions at Perfect Day at CocoCay have the same policy as our shore excursions at other global destinations.

      • Cancellation Policy
        Excursions can be modified or cancelled up to 48 hours prior to port arrival without penalty. Tours involving flights, trains, special events, overnight stays, hotel stays and Private Journeys must be cancelled 30 days prior to sailing to avoid cancellation penalties. Other restrictions may apply.

        In the event a tour on the island is cancelled due to weather conditions, a full refund will be provided to youronboard account.

      • Exchange Policy
        The deadline for tour exchanges is 48 hours before port arrival.
  •  Is there a pool or area for babies and toddlers to swim at Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    • Babies and toddlers with swim diapers can swim in all pools, and also in the ocean at all beaches.
  • What medical facilities are available at Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    • There are two first aid facilities on the island, one located in Thrill Waterpark and one on Chill Island. They are indicated on wayfinding signs and maps by the universal white cross symbol. For medical emergencies, there is a response plan that will bring the guest back to the ship for treatment.
  • Are there strollers available at Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    •  Complimentary beach strollers are located throughout the Island and are available on a first come first served basis.
  • Are GoPro® cameras allowed at Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    • You are welcome to record your Perfect Day at CocoCay memories with your GoPro camera. However, for your safety, personal electronic devices of any kind are not allowed on any of the following attractions:
      • All water slides at Thrill Waterpark
      • Adventure Pool in Thrill Waterpark
      • Splashaway Bay
      • Captain Jill’s Galleon
      • On the island’s Zip Line, riders who wish to wear a GoPro must bring their own helmet mount that attaches securely to the helmet or secure GoPro to the body. If the staff notices the camera prevents a guest from safely participating in the activity at any time, they may ask the guest to remove or adjust the camera.

       

  • At Perfect Day at CocoCay, does a parent or guardian have to go to Thrill Waterpark with a child? Can kids go to Thrill Waterpark by themselves?
    • Thrill Waterpark guests under 14 must be accompanied by a ticketed guest age 14 or older to enter the park, and while inside the park.
  • Can minors go on a Shore Excursion at Perfect Day at CocoCay on their own?
    • For all Shore Excursions at Perfect Day at CocoCay (except Thrill Waterpark and the Certified Dive), all guests under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a supervising adult from their group 18 years or older. This person cannot be a member of our staff.
  • Do I need to bring my driver’s license to operate a Wave Jet during the guided tour?
    • Guests ages 16 to 20 will need to show a valid driver’s license to operate a Wave Jet.
  • Is there a kids menu at the restaurant at Coco Beach Club at Perfect Day at CocoCay?
    • Yes, there is a specific menu for kids available, as well as a buffet with salads and a variety of starters to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

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