If you’re thinking of visiting Perfect Day at CocoCay, the newly-reimagined private island destination by Royal Caribbean, it helps to have some background info. Below you’ll find links to helpful tips and insider advice on the top things to do onshore, like full-day itineraries for thrill seekers and chill seekers, suggestions on maximizing your time at Oasis Lagoon, Thrill Waterpark and Chill Island, and ideas for soaking up the best this destination has to offer when you’re traveling with kids.
Have you ever spent a day on a private island? Probably not one like this. Brimming with all kinds of record-breaking attractions, kid-approved slides and rides, delicious restaurants and bars, and revolutionary spaces to kick back, unwind and soak up the sun, Perfect Day at CocoCay by Royal Caribbean offers an island getaway unlike any other. Take a closer look at this game changer, and you’ll see why guests from all over have called it one of the best family friendly cruise destinations in the world.
No visit to Perfect Day at CocoCay is complete without spending some time at Oasis Lagoon, the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean. Home to a buzzing swim-up bar where the party is always on, plenty of in-water loungers and tables, and multiple swim-up islands and coves, this fan-favorite hangout is one of the island’s top free attractions. It even has an area with a sloping entry that’s perfect if you’re stopping by with small kids. Before you go, check out this helpful guide. It has everything you need to know about Oasis Lagoon, from the complimentary amenities available, to where you can go to grab a bite nearby.
If you’re a daredevil at heart, you’ll definitely want to check out Thrill Waterpark at Perfect Day at CocoCay. Home to thirteen slides — including Daredevil’s Peak, the tallest waterslide in North America — an obstacle course at Adventure Pool, and the largest wave pool in the Caribbean, it’s the best place to spend your day if you’re craving fast-paced fun. To make the most out of your time there, read this. You’ll find plenty of useful tips, pointers and information on admission, kid-friendly activities and rides, cabana rentals and more. And if you want to learn more about the slides you’ll find at this action-packed slice of Perfect Day at CocoCay, this list of the top 12 coolest slides on cruise ships covers five from Thrill Waterpark, plus information on the island’s Splashaway Bay aqua park.
If laid back island vibes are more your speed, you’ll likely want to make a beeline for Chill Island, located on the northwest side of Perfect Day at CocoCay. The most tranquil area at this private destination, Chill Island is where you go if you’re looking for serene white-sand beaches, calm crystal-clear waters and plenty of space to rest, recharge and disconnect from reality. Surrounded by reefs, it’s one of the best spots on the island for snorkeling, and it’s got the biggest restaurant ashore — Chill Grill. To learn more about how to maximize your visit to this tropic-cool haven and what the top things to do there are, check out this guide to the island’s chillest spot.
If you’re the kind of person who likes to stay active, South Beach is the place for you. Newly opened, this broad sweep of beach is all about fast-paced family-friendly experiences, like volleyball, beachside basketball, snorkeling, paddle boarding and even ping-pong. What’s more, it offers easy access to a Snack Shack and the fan-favorite Floating Bar, so parents can enjoy an ice-cold refresher in between activities with the kids. Sounds like your kind of vibe? Go all the way and book a day bed or cabana — South Beach has plenty available for rent — so you can unwind comfortably without missing any of the action.
Want to raise the bar on the best beach day ever? You should definitely check out the newly opened Coco Beach Club. The first of its kind for Royal Caribbean, Coco Beach Club offers guests a private beach experience with premium amenities, concierge service, a restaurant that serves elevated fare, like succulent lobster and prime cuts of steak, and tranquil spaces to unwind in — including a beachfront infinity edge pool with in-water loungers and beds around the deck, and the Caribbean’s first-ever Floating Cabanas, complete with breathtaking views, overwater hammocks, and private slides right into the sea. You can reserve a day pass for Coco Beach Club ahead of your sailing via Cruise Planner.