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8 things you’ll love at Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay

Perfect Day at CocoCay is exclusive to guests of Royal Caribbean, with 11 ships cruising to it from ports in Florida and the Northeast, introducing a series of firsts, such as surfing, skydiving, ice skating and the tallest slide at sea.

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Following its grand opening, Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay is now on the cruise schedules of at least 11 cruise ships, with 232 port calls planned for the rest of 2019.

The private Caribbean cruise island in the Bahamas has been totally redeveloped by the line to introduce a spate of new experiences and reasons to visit.

Below is our review of the top 8 things we think everyone will love about Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Thrill Waterpark 

At the heart of Perfect Day at CocoCay is Thrill Waterpark, daring the most adrenaline-seeking guests to conquer two brag-worthy towers with 13 waterslides – as well as the Caribbean’s largest wave pool and the Adventure Pool with a family friendly obstacle course.

Thrill Waterpark at Perfect Day at CocoCay

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The waterpark includes Daredevil’s Tower where guests can push their limits on seven exhilarating single-rider waterslides of various heights, including the 135-foot-tall Daredevil’s Peak – the tallest waterslide in North America.

Devil’s Tower at Perfect Day at CocoCay

Additional highlights are the twin Dueling Demon drop slides, launching riders from a vertical position; the Manta Raycers, where friends can race down twin open flume slides; the high-speed, fully vertical Screeching Serpent; and the coiling Green Mamba, a massive aqua tube slide.

The park also features Splash Summit for adventurous families, with six multi-rider slides, including The Slingshot, a zero-gravity slide for four; The Twister, a winding tube slide for two on a tandem raft; and the four-lane Splash Speedway racing slides.

Then there’s the Wave Pool, the largest wave pool in the Caribbean, where a timer on the back wall counts down to the start of big waves. Lastly, adventure pool is an interactive obstacle course on water with floating lily pads, a rock-climbing wall and two swing ropes for guests to bounce, climb and swing to their heart’s content.

Up, Up and Away 

On Up, Up and Away, everyone scores a view unlike any other from a colourful helium balloon securely tethered to the ground by cable.

View from Up, Up and Away

The signature attraction floats up to 450 feet above Perfect Day at CocoCay, allowing guests to take in the island from the highest vantage point in The Bahamas and capture the ultimate selfie with the private island and the pristine blue waters of The Bahamas as their backdrop.

Oasis Lagoon 

Guests can explore the coves of Oasis Lagoon, the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean – whether looking to spend time with family, share a few cocktails with friends or simply sit back under the tropical sun.

Oasis Lagoon at Perfect Day at CocoCay

Sunbathers can make their way through three distinct coves, each with a vibe of their own, and swim to the beat of the underwater sound system. Families with small children can splash through water features and jump right into the excitement at the kid-friendly beach entry.

Oasis lagoon is the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean

On the south side of Oasis Lagoon, pool-goers can sip a frosty Coco Loco at the expansive swim-up bar, catch some sunrays on one of three swim-up islands with in-water loungers, or treat themselves to total relaxation in a private cabana, complete with its own cabana attendant.

Dining Harborside 

At Captain Jack’s, the island hangout and meet-up spot, guests can grab a drink at the rowboat bar, settle into a rope swing seat or snack on the house specialty – chicken wings and fries dipped in signature sauces like mango-habanero and Caribbean jerk.

Captain Jack’s at Perfect Day at CocoCay

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Live music and harborside views put cruisers in an island state of mind in no time. For more delicious eats, guests can also head to Skipper’s Grill for complimentary lunchtime favorites like salads, sandwiches, tacos, burgers, fresh fruit and desserts.

Splashaway Bay 

Perfect Day at CocoCay features an array of exciting features for kids of all ages. From three dry slides and 16 water cannons, to rope features and a splash pad, Captain Jill’s Galleon is an interactive play structure loaded with swashbuckling thrills.

Splashaway Bay at Perfect Day at CocoCay

Splashaway Bay, the signature kids’ water park on Royal Caribbean’s ships, has been brought ashore as the largest one yet. Kids can enjoy bigger adventures than ever before with more fountains, sprinklers and geysers – plus two massive drench buckets and five waterslides, including three racers.

Located along the harbor between Captain Jack’s and Skipper’s Grill, this complimentary attraction offers plenty of seating and tables for families.

The Zip Line 

While the UAE remains home to the longest and fastest urban zipline in the world, Perfect Day features its own.

The Zipline at Perfect Day at CocoCay

The 1,600-foot-long course  crisscrosses the island, beginning near the arrivals plaza and ending across the harbor.

Chill Island 

Chill Island features pristine, crystal-clear tropical waters and white powder-like sand as well as Chill Grill, the largest dining venue on the island, which serves up beachside dining at shaded picnic tables on the sand.

Chill Island on Perfect Day at CocoCay

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Guests can also find beach day favourites here, including snorkelling, jet-skiing excursions as well as plentiful cabanas and daybeds for relaxation under the shade.

Add in beach bars with roaming bartenders, and guests will truly wish they lived here.

South Beach 

Guests can fuel their competitive fire on the action-packed South Beach with volleyball, beachside basketball, soccer and paddle boarding.

After working up an appetite, grab a bite at the Snack Shack or wade out to the floating bar to cool off with a drink.

If relaxation is the game plan, beachfront cabanas are perfect for lounging in the shade.

Still to come…

While these are all the things you can currently experience on Perfect Day at CocoCay, there’s more to come. According to Royal Caribbean the island will have a range of additional features added in the coming months, including Coco Beach Club (set to open in December) and Overwater Cabanas – the first in the Bahamas.

Coco Beach Club’s overwater cabanas at Perfect Day At CocoCay

The first overwater cabanas in The Bahamas will offer discerning guests a new level of laidback luxury. Each with its own slide into the ocean, overwater hammock, shower and dedicated attendant.

There is also an infinity pool being built, which will span 2,600-plus feet and offer in-water loungers.

Beachside cabanas and daybeds at the upcoming Club and Deck Area will provide a private slice of paradise. Elsewhere, guests can enjoy an exclusive dining venue that serves up freshly made Mediterranean fare with a side of ocean views.

For a full list of sailings visiting Perfect Day at CocoCay, visit Royal Caribbean’s website.

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