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17 Best Things To Do At Perfect Day At Cococay Bahamas

Are you going on a Royal Caribbean cruise? Making a stop at Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas?  Awesome! We just went and I am excited to share with you some of the best things to do at Cococay. 

What does your perfect day look like?  – Beautiful weather, perfect beach in the Bahamas, and enough activities to keep you busy for a day – This is exactly what Royal Caribbean has created with its private island Perfect Day at Cococay.

Only those on Royal Caribbean cruise ships have access to this amazing island.  So when booking your cruise on Royal Caribbean make sure the itinerary includes Perfect Day! Royal Caribbean is one of the best cruise lines for first-timers and Perfect Day is a great example of why! 

In this post, we will map out the Perfect Day at Cococay. We will give an overview of all the things to do at Cococay Bahamas island.  From exiting the ship at the Cococay port to free things at Cococay, as well as paid experiences.  We will also showcase some of the excursions at Cococay.  

Let’s explore all the things to do on Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas Island! 

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Where is Perfect Day at Cococay?

Where is Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas

Perfect Day at Cococay is located in the Bahamas!  Many cruise lines have private islands in the Bahamas.  Royal Caribbean’s is Perfect Day at Cococay. The best way to access the island is through the Cococay Port.  

Perfect Day Update

Royal Caribbean invested over 250 million in 2019 to update Perfect Day at Cococay.  It now has more beaches including South Beach which was designed for those cruisers who love to be active.  There are many activities such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, standup paddleboarding, kayaking, and bumper bubbles.  

The Coco Beach Club is another addition.  This is a private VIP experience.  On top of these new additions, the island also offers thrill rides, beach time, watersports, Up, Up, and Away, and so many more experiences everyone will love. 

Weather at Cococay Bahamas

Weather at Cococay Bahamas

Cococay Bahamas weather was probably one of the reasons Royal Caribbean named their island Perfect Day. 

The weather is fabulous almost all year long. The Cococay Bahamas weather ranges from 74 in January and February and 88 in the summertime.  There will be more rain during hurricane season. 

I made a chart listed below to help you know what the Cococay Bahamas weather will be like when you visit.  Hopefully, this gives you a heads up on what to expect when you arrive. 

Ocean Water Temperature at Cococay Bahamas

The chart also depicts the temperature of the Ocean around the Perfect Day at Cococay Island.  It is a really nice swimming temperature 88 as a high and 73 as a low.  

 JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Average High's 747477808386888887848076
Average Ocean Temperatures737375798182828282817975
Average Rain Fall2.32.32.62.15.66.55.68.19.96.73.43.0

Which Ships Cruise to Perfect Day at Coco Cay Bahamas?

Royal Caribbean Ships - Perfect Day

If you are looking to narrow down which cruise ship you should book that makes a stop at the Perfect Day at Coco Cay port.  This list will give you a place to start.

Royal Caribbean may change routes.  For example, we went on Oasis of the Seas, but I don’t think it’s normal itinerary stops at Perfect Day at Coco Cay. 

Perfect Day at Coco Cay 

The following ships typically stop at Perfect Day at Coco Cay:

  • Adventure of the Seas
  • Liberty of the Seas
  • Freedom of the Seas
  • Independence of the Seas
  • Odyssey of the Seas

Getting off the Ship at Cococay Bahamas Port

Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas

Before you get off the ship, I have a few tips.

Eat Breakfast

There is food on the island but you might want to grab a bite to eat before you get off the ship. If you eat before you go you will be ready to play once you step onto Cococay. 

Not every breakfast area is open on the ship the day you arrive at Perfect Day at Coco Cay.  Windjammers was open as well as the Cafe Promenade on the Oasis of the Seas.  (The ship we were on.) 

What to Bring for your Perfect Day at Cococay 

Map of Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas

Map of Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas

For the number of fun things to do at Cococay Bahamas, it actually is a perfect walkable island.  This map of Perfect Day gives a good layout of where each section of Coco Cay is. Let’s explore how Perfect Day at Coco Cay works. 

Lockers at Cococay Bahamas

Lockers at Cococay

 

There are lockers located throughout Cococay.  These lockers are free.  They are very simple to use and very conveniently located.  As you exit the ship and cross the port, it will be one of the first things you see at Perfect Day.  

We used the lockers inside of the Thrill Water Park.  They are very nice.  You simply create a code and follow the instructions on the lockers.  

Restrooms

Restrooms at Cococay

There are 9 restrooms located around Perfect Day at Cococay.  They are clean and well taken care of.  

Towel Exchange

There are two ways to get and exchange towels.  You can do this before you get off the ship. (This is what we did.) The towel exchange is usually near the pool on the ship.

Another option is to wait until you get to Cococay.  There are several towel stations all over the island. 

Just a Reminder

To get your towel you have to scan your cruise card.  If you forget to return it they will charge you.   

1. Cococay Cabanas

Cabanas at Cococay Bahamas

**Additional Cost

Cabanas are located in the following areas:

  • Chill Island
  • Oasis Lagoon
  • Thrill Water Park
  • Coco Beach Club (overwater is available)

Prices of Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas Cabanas

These cabanas range from $300 to $1600 depending on the time you travel.  One thing to note is that some of these cabanas come with perks.  For instance, if you rent a cabana at the Thrill Water Park it will include admission for up to six guests. 

If you rent a cabana at the Coco Beach Club up to eight guests in your party will have access to the Beach Club.  

Hot Tip

If you were planning on attending the water park or beach club area, double-check to see if this is a similar price.  It might be worth it! 

What is Included with a Cococay Cabana Rental?

  • Private Location to Hang Out
  • Water Bottles
  • Food Delivery from Snack Shack
  • 2 Floating Mats
  • Lockable Storage
  • Charging Outlets

2. Take the Tram Around Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas

Tram at Perfect Day at Cococay

**Included

Don’t want to walk? No problem!  Take the tram!

There is a tram line that circles the island.  It takes about 15 minutes to make a complete loop.  It runs between Thrill Waterpark, South Beach, Coco Beach Club, UP UP and Away, Oasis Lagoon, and Chill Island.

3. Eating Food at Cococay Bahamas

Food At CocoCay Bahamas

**Included

Most of the food options at Cococay are included in the purchase price of your cruise.  There is a lot of variety of food choices on Cococay. The locations at Cococay are located all around the island making it easy to get something to eat.  

Skippers Grill and Chill Grill

Skippers Grill at Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas

Skippers Grill and Chill Grill basically have the exact same menu with locations on opposite sides of the island.  They serve BBQ, fresh salads, and tacos.  

Also, note that the never-ending ice cream machines are located in these areas. 

Hours: 11:30am – 3:00pm

Snack Shacks

Snack Shake at Cococay Bahamas

The snack shake was my favorite.  I think we tried everything on the menu! It is so fun to have a variety of choices. Everything was really good!   I think I even preferred it to some of the restaurants on the ship. 

Hours: 10:30 am – 3:30pm

Menu at Snack Shack

Snack Shack Menu at Cococay Bahamas

Here is a sample menu to get you excited about what you are going to eat on Perfect Day at Cococay! 

4. Bars at Cococay Bahamas

Swim Up Bar at Cococay

**Additional Cost

There are 7 bars located at Perfect Day at Cococay.  This image is a swim-up bar.  Around the bars, you will see a lot of partying.  If you pre-purchased a drink package you can use it on the island.  

Captain Jacks is a bar but also serves chicken wings, dipping sauces, and fries.  There is an additional cost for the food at this location. 

Things to Do at Cococay Bahamas!

Things to do on Cococay Bahamas

There are so many fun things to do at Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas island! Let’s plan the perfect day with the Cococay attractions that interest you most.  The following are a few of the Cococay activities that you can choose from:  

  • Helium Balloon
  • Thrill Park
  • Zip Line
  • Cococay beach
  • Oasis Lagoon
  • Coco Club Beach

Let’s explore the Cococay activities in more depth so you can prepare ahead of time for the specific Cococay attractions you want to participate in. 

5. Thrill Water Park

Thrill Water Park at Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas

**Additional Cost

The Thrill Waterpark is a family-friendly waterpark.  There is an additional cost to enter this area.  The cost varies by cruise ship and time of year.  The highlights of the park are the Daredevils Tower and the largest wave pool in the Caribbean.  

Dare Devils Tower

On Daredevils tower there are 7 water slides. The water slides start off easy and increase in intensity as you climb the tower.  We went on all of them and the higher you go the more fun it becomes.  

Wave Pool 

Wave Pool at Perfect Day at CocoCAy

The Caribbean’s largest wave pool is located at Thrill Waterpark.  It is a fun non-stop thrill.  My kids spent a lot of time playing in the waves. 

Hot Tip

This park is probably not great for kids under 7 or short kids.  A lot of the slides have a height requirement of 48 inches.  There are plenty of free water activities outside of the Thrill waterpark for younger kids.  

6. Up, Up, and Away Helium Balloon

Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas Up UP and Away Balloon

**Additional Cost

The Up, Up, and Away experience is a 10-minute helium balloon ride that takes you up 450 ft.  This is the highest vantage point in the Bahamas. There is an additional cost to go on a ride. 

Hot Tip

The balloon will not operate if the Cococay weather is too windy.  

7. Zip Line at Cococay Bahamas

Zip Line at cococay

** Additional Cost

The zip line is a fun activity that actually sores over the island and Thrill Water Park.  It is a 1600-foot zip line. It can be purchased as an individual Cococay attraction of bundled with the Thrillwater park.  

8. Coco Beach Club

Cococay Bahamas

** Aditional Cost

This is a new addition to Perfect Day at Cococay.  It is a Royal Caribean private island experience you will remember.  Luxury at its finest.  It is quiet with its own infinity pool and private dining area. 

There are also overwater bungalows and cabanas you can rent.  

Free Things to Do at Cococay Bahamas

Beach Sports at Cococay

We have gone over some of the things to do at Cococay that are an additional cost but there is plenty to do if you do not want to spend any more money.  These activities are fun and there really is something for all ages.  

9. Captain Jill's Galleon

Captain Jill's Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas

**Included

If you are cruising with kids Captian Jill’s is a highlight for the little ones.  The ship will be one of the first things you see as you walk from the Cococay port and onto the island.  

The ship is a water splash pad with rope ladders, squirt guns, and slides.  It is really fun and the best part is that it is free.  This will probably entertain your kiddos for about 20 minutes depending on their ages. 

10. Splashaway Bay

splashawaybay at Perfect Day at cococay Bahamas

**Included

Another great area for kids is Splashaway Bay.  This is a huge splash pad!  There are also water slides that are perfect for younger kids that would not be able to go on the ones at the Thrill Water park.  This area is really fun for kids 8 and under.  

Water Slides

There are three water slides.  One is large enough for two people to go down.  The other two are racing slides. 

Splash Pad

The splash pad has dump buckets and squirt guns. Your kids can run all over the place! 

There are nice chairs to relax in while your kids have fun.  You can also borrow a book from a little library in this area.

 

11. Chill Island

Chill Island at Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas

**Included

Chill Island is a great spot to relax.  It is one of three beaches on Perfect Day at Cococay. Once you get off the boat you will not have to walk very far.  It is located on the left side of the island.  

Things to Do at Chill Island

  • Eat at the Chill Grill
  • Scuba 
  • Snorkel 
  • Jet Ski
  • Hang out on a Lounge Chair
  • Build Sand Castles
 

 If you want to snorkel, scuba dive, or rent watersport equipment, it is available to rent for an additional cost.  You can also rent a floating beach mat on Chill Island.  

12. Breezy Bay at Chill Island

breezy bay at chill island at cococay

**Included

Breezy Bay at Chill Island is another beach area.  It is farther south.  There are lots of chairs and even some beach games in this area.  

It is nice to be able to spread out.  Chill Island is one of the more popular beaches at Perfect Day at Cococay.  

13. Bay Harbor Beach

Harbor Bay at Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas

The beautiful Bay Harbor is centrally located.  It will be the first beach you will see as you exit the Cococay port.  It is a small beach with plenty of chairs and umbrellas.

This area is great on a windy day because you will not have as much in the harbor as you would at the other beaches on the island that face the wide-open ocean.  

14. Oasis Lagoon

Oasis Lagoon Perfect Day at Cococay

**Included

Oasis Lagoon is a large pool with a swim-up bar.  I wouldn’t say this was the most family-friendly area. In fact, we walked up to the oasis and found 100’s of adults dancing, drinking, and throwing money in the air.  This may have scarred my kids…just kidding. 

It was fun to watch.  The pool is large so you could find a spot away from the bar and then it would be more family-friendly.  

 

15. South Beach

South Beach Cococay Bahamas

**Included

If you want a quieter beach go to south beach. South Beach is the farthest beach from the ship.  You can take a tram to this area.  This is a new addition to Perfect Day at Cococay.  There are very nice sports areas in this area.  As well as kayaks and paddleboards.  This beach is great for teens.  

Hot Tip

Many people walk straight to Chill Island because it is close to the port.  If getting away from the crowds is your desire, be strategic and go straight to South Beach.   

16. Shopping at Cococay Island Market

Shopping at Cococay

**Addtional Cost 

There are local goods and great souvenir ideas at the Staw Market.  The tram does make a stop in a convenient location so that you can shop around. 

Souvenirs

There are lots of items that you may have forgotten to bring as well as fun souvenirs to take home.  I found a lot of the prices were very pricey.  

17. Cococay Royal Caribbean Excursions

Cococay excursion

**Addtional Cost

There are many Cococay Bahamas excursions available.  When we went, there were only a few of the following options to choose from.  

Cococay Bahamas Excursions

  • Thrill Water Park
  • Swim With Pigs
  • Jet Skies
  • Cococay Snorkeling
  • Cocoacay Kayaking Adventure
  • Parasailing
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Scuba Diving
  • Stingray city
  • Zip Line over Thrill Waterpark

All of these Cococay Bahama excursions can be pre-purchased before you arrive at Perfect Day at Cococay.  You can also book while on the island however some of these excursions sell out before you even begin your cruise. 

Are you Ready for a Perfect Day at CocoCay Bahamas?

Perfect Day Beach Cococay Bahamas

Are you ready to visit Perfect Day at Cococay Bahamas island?  I hope you have figured out how you would like to spend your perfect day. 

There is really something for everyone. Royal Caribbean caters to every age in the design of this island. It is so nice that there are plenty of free things to do at Cococay.  We did the Thrill Water Park which was an additional cost and loved it.

I know you are going to have so much fun no matter what you decided to do! 

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30 Comments

  1. What a beautiful place! I haven’t been to the Bahamas yet, but I definitely want to. Cococay looks like a lot of fun. I’d be happy just lying on the beach, but the activities look fun, too. Someday!

  2. This looks amazing! I would probably do an excursion, like kayaking first. Or just hang out in a cabana!

  3. Im so excited to see this post! I finally have a cruise coming up with Perfect Day at Coco Cay on the itinerary!! I keep thinking chill island but.. there is so much to do! Thanks for this!

  4. We love cruising! I can’t wait to return to that choice…hopefully the COVID protocols will end and protocols return to normal!

  5. Wow! I am amazed at how much there is to do for kids at Coco Cay! I would love to take a ride in the helium balloon to see the views!

  6. God, what a gorgeous place! I would love a Bahamas trip. Those cabanas are calling my name.

  7. This information is perfect for those wanting to take a cruise to Perfect Day at Cococay. I didn’t know cruise ships owned private islands.

  8. I really want to visit the Bahamas. Your list of things to do at Cococay is helpful as I’m not familiar enough yet to know what to do there!

  9. You can certainly have a full day of fun and adventure t Perfect Dat at Cococay in the Bahamas. I love that there are activities for little kids and big kids.

  10. How could you not have a perfect day at Cococay Bahamas island with all these activities? This is an epic guide and especially loved your hot tips.

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