Royal Caribbean’s CocoCay Private Island is Getting Big Upgrades

Forget about the cruise ships! Royal Caribbean's CocoCay Private island resort in the Bahamas is getting major upgrades including the tallest and most thrilling waterslide in North America, the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean and even a helium balloon!

Royal Caribbean’s Cococay private island resort will be getting huge upgrades as part of the cruise line’s “Perfect Day Island Collection” where there will be unrivaled family island destination experiences which cruise guests are going to be thrilled by.

Cococay Enhancements Are Coming!

Royal Caribbean is going to be giving their private island of Cococay which is located in the Bahamas some major attention with new features and enhancements. What is being named the Perfect Day at Cococay there will be seven distinct experiences which will cater to guests wanting to relax or more for thrill seekers.

Highlights of the major updates come to Royal Caribbean’s private island include the tallest and most thrilling waterslide in North America, the Caribbean’s largest wave pool, enjoying views from a helium balloon at 450 feet in the air, largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean and even taking it easy on the stunning Cococay beach. We see a pattern here – new records and industry-first features which Royal Caribbean will begin developing.

Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, said:

“At Royal Caribbean, it’s not just about the hardware. It’s true that our new ships are technological and engineering marvels in their own right, and offer a multitude of unexpected experiences. Our destinations are an equally important part of the cruise vacation,”

“We are introducing Perfect Day Island Collection to ensure that we deliver the most memorable vacation for adventure seekers on land, as well as on board our ships.”

Cococay’s Seven Distinct Experiences

Setting the stage for the perfect day is the upbeat, colorful and dynamic arrivals plaza, visible to guests as soon as they step ashore Perfect Day at CocoCay. Vacationers will be able to jam out to a welcoming party of live music or brave a zip line ride soaring across the harbor; get soaked by more than 30 water cannons on a shipwrecked Galleon or by the surprising spout of Sprayaway Geyser, spraying water 82 feet in the air. Royal Caribbean’s largest Splashaway Bay will give kids even more buckets of fun thanks to fountains, pools, sprinklers, geysers, water cannons and whirlpools – plus five kid-size waterslides and two massive drench buckets.

Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas
Rendering By: Royal Caribbean

Captain Jack’s

The island hangout and meet-up spot, guests can grab a drink at the rowboat bar and enjoy waterfront views or chow down on chicken wings and crispy steak fries – the house specialty. For a nautical, world-traveled vibe, guests can opt to head to Skipper’s Grill for lunchtime favorites like burgers, sandwiches, tacos and salads.

Thrill Waterpark

The waterpark will lie at the heart of Perfect Day at CocoCay, daring the most adrenaline-seeking guests to conquer two brag-worthy water towers with 13 slides – the most slides found in any waterpark in the Caribbean – as well as the Caribbean’s largest wave pool and a kid-friendly obstacle course pool. Key features of Thrill Waterpark will include:

  • Daredevil’s Tower – Guests will push their limits on seven exhilarating slides, including twin Dueling Demons drop slides and the duo of Manta Raycers; the high-speed, fully vertical Screeching Serpent; the coiling Green Mamba; and the 135-foot-tall Daredevil’s Peak – the tallest waterslide in North America.
  • Family Tower – Adventurous squads will share the thrill with six multi-rider slides, including The Twister, a winding tube slide for two sharing a raft; The Slingshot, a zero-gravity slide for four; and the four-lane Splash Speedway racing slides.
Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas
Rendering By: Royal Caribbean

Adventure seekers of all ages can also ride the tide at the largest wave pool in the Caribbean, and leave their cares on land as they soar above Perfect Day at CocoCay on a 1,600-foot zip line – ending with the only splash water landing in the region.

Adventure Pool

Little adventurers will find an obstacle course with lily pads, a rock-climbing wall and swing ropes to bounce, climb and swing to their heart’s content.

Largest Freshwater Pool in the Caribbean, Oasis Lagoon

Guests of all ages can explore the coves of the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool – whether looking to spend fun time with family, share a few cocktails with friends or simply laze around in the tropical sun. Sunbathers can make their way through three distinct coves, each with a vibe of their own. Guests can splash right in at the kid-friendly beach entry, sip a frosty Coco Loco at the swim-up bar before catching some sun rays on one of three mini swim-up islands with in-water loungers, or treat themselves to total relaxation in a private cabana, complete with its own cabana attendant.

“When you name a place Perfect Day, you’re making a big, bold claim, but it’s one we’re going to deliver on,” asserted Bayley. “Once Perfect Day at CocoCay is complete, it will be unlike anything else in the world.”

Up, Up and Away – Helium Balloon

Thrill seekers will score a view unlike any other while drifting 450 feet above Perfect Day at CocoCay in a colorful helium balloon, allowing them to take in the island from the highest vantage point in The Bahamas. The sure-to-be iconic attraction will be visible from anywhere on the island as well as ships docked in port.

Out-of-Office Oasis

Miles away from ordinary, guests will find the ultimate beach escape on Chill Island. Vacationers can expect pristine, crystal-clear tropical waters and white powder-like sand, making for the perfect day at the beach. Chill Grill, the largest dining venue on the island, will offer beachside dining with fresh bites. Guests will also find beach day favorites here, including wave runner excursions, boat tours, snorkeling to see the spectacular marine life, as well as plentiful cabanas and daybeds for relaxation under the shade. Add in beach bars with roaming bartenders, and vacationers will truly wish they lived here.

Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas
Rendering By: Royal Caribbean

South Beach

Guests will fuel their competitive fire on the action-packed South Beach with volleyball, beachside basketball, soccer, paddle boarding, glass-bottom kayaking and zorbing in an inflatable zorb ball. After working up an appetite, they’ll be able to grab a bite at the Snack Shack or wade out to the floating bar to cool off with a drink. If relaxation is more their speed, photo-worthy teepee cabanas, as well as daybeds, are perfect for napping and snapping in the shade.

Also Read: 16 Ways to Experience Royal Caribbean’s CocoCay, Bahamas

At the Exclusive Coco Beach Club

Travelers will experience an upscale take on the island’s authentic Caribbean vibe. The first and only overwater cabanas in The Bahamas will offer discerning guests a new level of laidback luxury. With an overwater hammock, waterslide and private attendant, guests will have everything they need for a few hours of complete indulgence. In addition, beachside cabanas and daybeds will offer up a private slice of paradise. Elsewhere, guests can find zen at a freshwater infinity edge pool and bar, spanning an expansive 2,600-plus feet, or enjoy an exclusive dining venue that serves up freshly made Mediterranean fare with a side of ocean views.

Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas

Perfect Day at CocoCay will roll out in phases, beginning Sept. 2018 with the completion of the pier, and the majority of the island will launch spring 2019. Coco Beach Club, the final experience to be completed, is set to open Nov. 2019. Additional Perfect Day Island Collection destinations in Asia, Australia and Caribbean will be announced at a later date.


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