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?
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
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.
|Average Ocean Temperatures||73||73||75||79||81||82||82||82||82||81||79||75|
|Average Rain Fall||2.3||2.3||2.6||2.1||5.6||6.5||5.6||8.1||9.9||6.7||3.4||3.0|
Which Ships Cruise to Perfect Day at Coco Cay Bahamas?
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
Before you get off the ship, I have a few tips.
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
- Cruise ship Identity card (You need this to get on and off the boat)
- Sun Hat
- Beach Toys
- Waterproof Phone Protector
- Portable Charger
- Water Shoes
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
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.
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 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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
The balloon will not operate if the Cococay weather is too windy.
7. Zip Line at Cococay Bahamas
** 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
** 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
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
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
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.
There are three water slides. One is large enough for two people to go down. The other two are racing slides.
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 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
- 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 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
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 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
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.
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
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.
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
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
- 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?
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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