CocoCay Waterpark cabana - best location?

We've purchased a cabana at Thrill Waterpark while we're at CocoCay Jan 22, 2020 (partly for guaranteed shade, partly because I like to have a place to keep my stuff).

Are there any areas that are more preferable? I know it's not guaranteed, but my plan is to head to the shore excursion desk once we're onboard, and ask about getting our location settled.

Thanks for any advice you can offer!

Tags: Royal Caribbean

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Good questions. Like to know also - going next year.

I've already been to Cocoa Cay, the cabanas are quite a ways from the pier.

Post-trip report: We talked with the excursion desk, and learned that the cabanas are assigned (more or less) in order of when they were purchased, and that we couldn't request a specific one. We ended up with #42, which was the last one on the left side of the wave pool (if you're standing at the water's edge, facing the pool). It was just a few steps to the Snack Shack (though our cabana attendant was really great at bringing us anything we needed), and we enjoyed watching people playing in the wave pool. It was a pretty short walk to the Daredevil's Tower waterslides. If I'd had a choice next time, we might aim for something more like 36/37, because of the proximity to the restroom, or 43-48, because of the proximity to the waterslides. The Thrill Waterpark cabanas don't have solid sides, but do have curtains you can slide open or closed to adjust the shade. The couch was pretty comfy (spent a lot of time reading there), and we appreciated the pop-up cooler with ice & water. I think we paid $299 for the cabana, and had booked it pretty far in advance. I noticed that the price was much higher, the closer we got to the sailing, so booking early has more than one advantage. If we'd had anyone else with us, we would have only been able to fit about 4 adults on the sofa comfortably. There were 4 loungers in front of the cabana, as well as 2 chairs inside. The coffee table had 2 compartments underneath, one of which was lockable. Both were about 18" deep, by maybe 12" tall & wide. Guesstimating (didn't bring a tape measure to the island :) As a side note, because of some changes with our itinerary due to weather, we had been switched to a Chill Island beach bed (there were conflicts with the other ship in port when our schedule was changed), so we had schlepped over to that part of the island in order to make the change back to the waterpark cabana. Those beds looked like they had significantly less shade, so I'm glad we were able to change back to our original plan.

Sound advice. Thanks.

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