8 Hours in Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay

Conquer 13 waterslides, a helium balloon adventure and more at this private island destination.
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Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas has everything from high-speed waterslides and a zip line to overwater cabanas and a swim-up bar.

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If you’re looking for thrill or chill—or the perfect combination of the two—there’s an entire private island destination for you. Pick almost any Caribbean cruise, from weekend getaways to weeklong sailings, on ships like Wonder of the Seas and the highly anticipated Icon of the Seas, and you’ll find your way to Perfect Day at CocoCay.

At this slice of paradise in The Bahamas, discover everything from 13 high-speed waterslides—including the tallest one in North America—to a zip line, a helium balloon adventure and plenty of spots to kick back, like overwater cabanas and white sand beaches.

Consider this your guide to making the most of your island time, whether you’re looking to relax, get your adrenaline pumping or both:

Daredevil’s Peak in Thrill Waterpark is the tallest waterslide in North America at 135 feet.

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If you want to get your adrenaline pumping…

Plunge down North America’s tallest waterslide

Time it takes: 30 to 40 seconds on average

Pro tip: Check the slide’s height and weight guidelines here before you go.

What to expect: The bravest kids and adults alike can get their hearts racing on Daredevil’s Peak, the tallest waterslide in North America at a towering 135 feet tall and one of the 13 waterslides that make up Perfect Day at CocoCay’s Thrill Waterpark. Take a moment to enjoy the views from the top—and pick out your next stop on the island—before plunging down the 764 feet of exciting twists and turns.


Take in the views from the highest vantage point in The Bahamas

Time it takes: 7 minutes

Pro tip: Bring your camera to capture the stunning sights.

What to expect: Take your vacation to new heights by soaring up to 450 feet on the helium balloon adventure, Up, Up & Away. Tethered to the heart of the island, it promises beautiful views of all of Perfect Day at CocoCay and the turquoise blue waters surrounding the island—you may even spot marine life, too!


Zigzag across the island on the zip line

Time it takes: 45 minutes

Pro tip: Make sure you have closed-toe shoes on, like sneakers or water shoes.

What to expect: Get a birds-eye view of the thrill and chill in every direction on the island by crisscrossing above it on the exhilarating 1,600-foot-long zip line course with three parts. Zip by both waterslide towers in Thrill Waterpark and the largest wave pool in the Caribbean, see your ship from a new perspective, go over the water at Harbor Beach and catch a glimpse of Oasis Lagoon and the miles of beaches below.


Coco Beach Club is home to the first overwater cabanas in The Bahamas, which include a private cabana attendant.

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If you want to get in some R&R…

Grab a drink at the swim-up bar in Oasis Lagoon, the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean

Time it takes: It’s up to you.

Pro tip: Ask for a Coco Loco cocktail, one of Royal Caribbean’s signature drinks, which is a delicious blend of coconut rum, coconut milk, guava syrup and lime juice.

What to expect: It’s five o’clock somewhere, so head over to the in-water loungers and swim-up bar in Oasis Lagoon, the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool. Oasis Lagoon has different coves with unique vibes to explore, from the kid-friendly shallows where the whole family can play, to three swim-up islands with lively vibes and even private cabanas with attendant service that you can reserve for total relaxation. And if you need a snack to go with your drink, there’s a nearby Snack Shack that serves up complimentary burgers, hot dogs, salads and more.


Book an overwater cabana at Coco Beach Club

Time it takes: It’s up to you.

Pro tip: Make time to also enjoy Coco Beach Club’s private beach, infinity pool, restaurant and bar by renting a cabana.

What to expect: Coco Beach Club has beachside cabanas in addition to overwater cabanas, which are the first of their kind in The Bahamas, and they are the ultimate way to just kick back. The retreat is all about laidback luxury, and the cabanas come with serious perks, like a private attendant, overwater hammocks, food and drinks delivered right to your table, a freshwater shower, sun loungers and more.


Swim in the serene waters at Chill Island

Time it takes: It’s up to you.

Pro tip: Chill Island also has wave runners you can rent to check out all the sights of the island and beyond while enjoying the waves.

What to expect: On Chill Island, you’ll find miles of crystal-clear waters and powdery sand dotted with free-to-use umbrellas and loungers to maximize relaxation. Grab snorkels to discover schools of tropical fish, starfish and maybe even sea turtles, then you can recharge with sizzling bites at Chill Grill, which has several delicious complimentary dishes to choose from like barbecued chicken and Caribbean-style treats.


With fountains, geysers, slides and drench buckets, Splashaway Bay is loaded with fun for little ones.

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If you want to show the kids a good time…

Make a splash at Captain Jill’s Galleon and Splashaway Bay

Time it takes: It’s up to you.

Pro tip: Fuel up at Skipper’s Grill or Captain Jack’s—where there’s live music—before setting the kids loose.

What to expect: The youngest visitors on Perfect Day at CocoCay will love Captain Jill’s Galleon and Splashaway Bay. Captain Jill’s Galleon is a shipwreck complete with a crow’s nest, as well as slides and water cannons galore, while Splashaway Bay aqua park beckons the smallest swashbucklers with fountains, pools, kid-friendly waterslides and two drench buckets.


Visit Splash Summit at Thrill Waterpark

Time it takes: It’s up to you.

Pro tip: Use your SeaPass card to come and go from the park as often as you like.

What to expect: With 13 waterslides, Thrill Waterpark has the most slides of any waterpark in the Caribbean—which means hours of fun for the kids and the young at heart. That includes the Splash Summit tower, which has six waterslides. It’s all about sharing the thrill with you family and friends. Zoom down the Twister, a winding tube slide, in a two-person raft or feel the rush as a crew of four on The Slingshot. Or, race each other on the four-lane Splash Speedway racers.


Tackle the largest wave pool in the Caribbean and more

Time it takes: It’s up to you.

Pro tip: Keep an eye on the kids from a lounger poolside.

What to expect: Thrill Waterpark has more than all those waterslides, believe it or not—it also has the largest wave pool in the Caribbean with up to 4.5-foot waves. Plus, check out the Adventure Pool obstacle course, which features a lily pad obstacle course, rock climbing wall and two swing ropes.


Ready to have your definition of a perfect day on Perfect Day at CocoCay? Check out the cruises that will take you to the island here.