Drone shot of Perfect Day at Cocoa Cay
Royal Caribbean’s private island in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, has become one of it’s favorite port destinations in the Bahamas with all of the great activities and things to do since it’s complete $250 million overhaul in 2019.
Here are our top ten tips and tricks for visiting Perfect Day at CocoCay for when you are planning your own visit to Perfect Day at CocoCay!
1. There is lots to do that costs nothing extra
There is a lot of attention for the activities on Perfect Day at CocoCay that costs extra, but there is a lot of fun things to do that costs absolutely nothing extra.
First and foremost, you can walk around Perfect Day at CocoCay without paying extra. Just like any port of call, you can walk off the ship and explore on your own.
Here is a list of things that is included with your cruise fare when you visit Perfect Day at CocoCay:
- Splashaway Bay
- Captain Jill’s Galleon
- Skipper’s Grill
- Chill Grill
- Snack Shack
- Oasis Lagoon pool (Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels)
- Chill Island (Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels)
- South Beach (Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels)
- Sports Courts
- Fitness Classes
- Freshwater showers
- Tram service
- Beach access wheelchairs
However, if you are going to spend some of your hard earned cash on some experiences while at Coco Cay…
2. Buy an admission to Thrill waterpark before the cruise to save money
If you want to go to Thrill Waterpark, make sure you pre-purchase it before your cruise, you will absolutely save money vs buying passes onboard the ship.
Royal Caribbean sells its waterpark passes via the Cruise Planner site and regularly puts the tickets on sale. If you want to save money (who doesn’t?), buy your tickets before you board the ship.
3. Best times for shortest water slide lines
Thrill Waterpark is home to Perfect Day at CocoCay’s incredible water slides, and as you might imagine, a lot of cruisers are going to want to try them all. While lines for the slides are usually quite manageable, here are the best times to try the slides to have a minimal wait:
- Before 11am
- After 3pm
4. Your drink package works at Perfect Day at Coco Cay
If you purchase a Royal Caribbean drink package for your cruise, you can use the drink package benefits while at Perfect Day at CocoCay.
This means if you have the Deluxe Beverage Package, you can enjoy unlimited alcoholic beverages, along with bottled water, sodas and more. Likewise, the Refreshment Package and Soda Package benefits extend to Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Just like on the ship, souvenir cups or drinks served in pineapples/coconuts are not included with your drink package benefits. If you have the Deluxe Beverage Package, you can get a discount on the souvenir cup. Or you can ask for the drink in a regular cup to pay no additional charge.
5. Your Voom package works at Perfect Day at CocoCay
If you have a Voom internet package, you will have internet connectivity at Perfect Day at CocoCay.
WiFi coverage extends across the island, which means you can stay connected and share photos or videos with friends back home. You can even post updates and pics in the comments below! We’d love to see you photos!
6. Secret menu item at Snack Shack
Snack Shack serves up some great food, but they also have a menu item that is not listed on the printed menu. If you ask nicely, you can get a chicken parmigiana sandwich that is essentially a cross between the crispy chicken sandwich, mozzarella sticks and marinara sauce.
7. Free tram service around the island
Keep an eye out for the complimentary trams that are found around Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Beginning when you walk down the pier, you will find tram service to take you down the pier to save some steps (you will have plenty at Thrill Waterpark).
Once on the island, there is complimentary tram service that can take you all corners of Perfect Day at Coco Cay.
8. If you want a quiet spot, go to Chill Island
If your idea of a fun day is quiet time getting away from it all, head to Chill Island. Chill Island is accessible via the green pathway that is towards the left side when you walk onto Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Once at Chill Island, keep to the left side of the area for pristine ocean views that has no music or the sounds of people at the pool or water park. Instead, you will find only the sound of the ocean waves.
9. DIY Ice cream sandwiches
You will find self-serve soft serve ice cream machines at Perfect Day, along with chocolate chip cookies…I bet you know where I am going with this.
Grab two cookies, dispense ice cream between the two and voila! The perfect treat!
10. Keep an eye out for chickens, iguanas and birds
This is a fun tidbit, but Perfect Day at CocoCay is home to more than just beautiful views. If you walk enough of the island, it is not uncommon to see wild chickens roaming the grounds, along with iguanas that sometimes get close to the dining areas to see if any scraps of food rolled away.
Seagulls can also be found flying around, so be sure to keep an eye on your food.
Regardless of the animal, please do not feed any of them.
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