Private Island + Waterpark = A Perfect Day

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CocoCay will receive a complete overhaul by the end of 2019. - Photo by Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean has announced their new Perfect Day Island Collection, a series of private island destinations for their voyages around the world.


The first is a total revamping of CocoCay, which is to be renamed Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas. Scheduled for completion in fall 2019, the reimagined island destination will offer endless activities among seven distinctive experiences.

Step Ashore

Setting the stage for a day full of fun and sun is the colorful arrivals plaza, visible to guests as they step off the ship. Guests can jam to a welcoming party of live music, take a zip line ride across the harbor, and get soaked by over 30 water cannons on a shipwrecked galleon and the Sprayaway Geyser. Royal’s largest Splashaway Bay will have plenty to offer kids thanks to fountains, pools, geysers, sprinklers, water cannons whirlpools, five kid-size waterslides, and two drench buckets.

At Captain Jack’s, grab a drink at the rowboat bar complete with waterfront views, or chow down on chicken wings and steak fries, which will be the house specialty. For a nautical vibe, visitors can hit up Skipper’s Grill for burgers, sandwiches, tacos, and salads.

Thrill Waterpark

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Family Tower - Rendering by Royal Caribbean

The Thrill Waterpark will lie at the heart of Perfect Day at CocoCay, daring adrenaline-seekers to conquer two water towers with 13 slides - the most slides found in any water park in the Caribbean. The area will also offer the Caribbean’s largest wave pool and a kid-friendly obstacle course pool. For a unique vantage point, guests can check out the 1,600-foot zip line, ending with a splash water landing. At Adventure pool, little ones will find an obstacle course with lily pads, a rock-climbing wall, and swing ropes.

Key features of Thrill Waterpark will include:

  • Daredevil’s Tower - push your limits on seven exhilarating slides, including twin Dueling Demons drop slides, and the Manta Raycers duo. Get your heart pumping on the high-speed, vertical Screeching Serpent, the coiling Green Mamba, and the 135-foot tall Daredevil’s Peak - the tallest water slide in North America.
  • Family Tower - Adventurous groups will share the thrills with six multi-racer  slides, including The Twister -— a winding tube slide for two on a raft; The Slingshot — a zero-gravity slide for four; and the four-lane Splash Speedway racing slides. 

Swimming and Soaring

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Daredevil's Tower and the Up, Up and Away balloon - Rendering by Royal Caribbean

At Oasis Lagoon, guests of all ages can enjoy the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool, whether it be by splashing around, or lazing around with a cocktail. Dip your toes in at the kid-friendly beach entry, sip a frost Coco Loco at the swim-up bar, and catch some sun on one of three mini swim-up islands with in-water loungers. Private cabanas will also be available with their own cabana attendants.

With Up, Up and Away, take in a vantage point like no other while drifting 450 feet above the island in a colorful helium balloon. The anchored attraction will be visible from anywhere on the island, as well as from ships docked in port. 

Beach Time

For the ultimate beach escape on CocoCay, head to Chill Island. Here, expect crystal-clear tropical waters and white powder sand. The largest dining venue on the island, Chill Grill, will offer beachside dining with fresh fare. Activities on Chill Island will include waverunner excursions, boat tours, and snorkeling. Beach bars with roaming bartenders, daybeds, and cabanas complete a picturesque afternoon.

For those that want a more action-packed beach day, head to South Beach where you can find volleyball, basketball, soccer, paddleboarding, glass-bottom kayaking, and zorbing in an inflatable zorb ball. After working up an appetite, guests can check out the Snack Shack, or wade out to the floating bar to cool off with a drink. But not to worry, if your cruising companion wants to work up a sweat and you want to relax, there are plenty of daybeds and teepee cabanas to enjoy at South Beach, too.

Coco Beach Club

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Overwater cabanas - Rendering by Royal Caribbean

At the exclusive Coco Beach Club, travelers will experience an upscale version of the islands Caribbean vibe. The first and only overwater cabanas in the Bahamas will feature an overwater hammock, waterslide, and private attendant. Additionally, beachside cabanas and daybeds will be on hand. Elsewhere, guests can find relaxation at a freshwater infinity edge pool and bar, or enjoy an exclusive dining venue serving up freshly-made Mediterranean fare.

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

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