Who’s ready for the a Perfect Day ? A lot of the major cruise lines have created their own private islands, limited to just their guests. Royal Caribbean is no exception, and welcome every to spend the Perfect Day at CocoCay. CocoCay is Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Caribbean, which means to get there you have to set sail on of their stellar ships.
The island is one giant excursion, with no cost to walk around and enjoy the beach. Unlike other Caribbean Islands, there are lots of activities centrally located within a short walk from the ship. Everything is within close proximity, to ensure the Royal Caribbean experience from start to finish. Including swimming, the beach, plenty of food and even a waterpark. Yes, CocoCay as their very own waterpark.
In 2019, Royal Caribbean expanded and refurbished the entire island. Guests can now choose from a variety of activities, including:
- Multiple beaches
- CocoCay water park (extra admission cost)
- Freshwater pool
- Zip line (extra admission cost)
- Private beach club (extra admission cost)
- Various dining options (nearly all included)
In 2023, Royal Caribbean will add a new adults-only area at Hideaway Beach.
How to Have the Perfect Day
There are a few things you need to make sure your day is perfect, but not a lot. You will need your SeaPass card, some cash (local artists only take cash, along with tipping of your cabana wait staff), beach towels and closed toe shoes (if you are going to ride the zip line). Of course you will need other “common” beach accessories lie sunglasses, reef safe sunscreen, rash guard and anything else you would need to protect you from the sun. A small bag to help carry all of this is also helpful.
The really good news is since this island is owned by Royal Caribbean, some of your onboard perks work here as well. For example, your Deluxe Beverage Package works on the island, along with the Royal Refreshment package and the Soda Package. Of course souvenir cups, coconuts a few other things are not included, just like on the ship. You VOOM package will also work while on shore, which is another added perk.
Thrill Water Park
As we mentioned CocoCay has their own waterpark on site. Whats a better way to spend the day ? You can relax at the beach while the kids enjoy the waterpark. And if you purchase your tickets before sailing you can save a little money. While the lines are quite manageable at the park, the best time to shoot them faster is before 11 am and after 3 pm. Winding tube slides, daredevil plummets onboard the tallest waterslide in North America, and the biggest wave pool the Caribbean has ever seen all await you at Thrill Water Park.
What is Included?
While there are some things that do cost extra, there is still lots to do that are included. Some of the best things that are included are..
- Splashaway Bay
- Captain Jill’s Galleon
- Skipper’s Grill
- Chill Grill
- Snack Shack
- Oasis Lagoon pool (Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels)
- Chill Island (Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels)
- South Beach (Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels)
- Sports Courts
- Fitness Classes
- Freshwater showers
- Tram service
- Beach access wheelchairs