Beach Options on CocoCay
Island Adventures Await
CocoCay invites cruisers to enjoy balmy tropical weather, relaxation and recreation on a Bahamian oasis with something for everyone. Be sure and bring your beach towel from your stateroom with you as they are not available on the island. After tendering to CocoCay you can use your stateroom keys / accounts for most retail transactions on the island. There are several beaches on CocoCay to choose from with the ones closest to the ship being more crowded and the ones further away (all of the way to the other side of the island) offer more seclusion. CocoCay is a natural coral island and some of the beach areas are rocky (especially the snorkel beach) or have difficult to detect coral rocks just below the sand and it is a good idea to wear water shoes to protect your feet. Wherever you go, don't forget the sunscreen!!
Snorkel beach is on the east side of the island and is straight off the tender and to the left. The Snorkel Shack allows you to rent snorkel gear. If you bring your own gear you are still required to wear a snorkel vest which are available for rent for $10 / day. In the snorkeling lagoon you can find stingrays, tropical fish, an airplane and a sunken ship (with cannons!).
Lifeguards patrol the swimming beaches on CocoCay to ensure safety for everyone. Lounge chairs with umbrellas are available as well as hammocks in the shade of the palm trees. These are first come, first served, are non-reservable and are less plentiful than the lounge chairs so get there early if you want one. Floating mats are also available as a daily rental for $14 / day.
At about $200 per day the cabanas get you out of the sun, if you want a break from it, they include the champagne, 4 huge bottled waters, fruit plate, amazing lunch with steak and shrimp, as well as snorkeling gear and floating mats for 2 people. You get your own section of the beach (but no water access) our own buffet and bar as well as a beautiful cabana with 4 lounge chairs, plush couch and 2 plush loungers. They have service and private bathrooms (for the group of cabanas) as well.
Coconut Willie's Beach
Coconut Willie's beach is off to the right when you exit the tender boats just past the basketball and beach volleyball courts. This is where Caylana's Castle Cove Aqua Parks is located.
Caylana's Castle Cove Aqua Park
A 20,000-square-foot aqua adventure park off Coconut Willie's Beach features several attractions that are perfect for your water-loving kids. There are two giant floating sand castles, one is meant for climbing, while on the other kids can enjoy a fast slide down into the water. Kids can also bounce on the huge 25-foot square water trampolines, rock and roll on the floating "Water Totter" and test their balance as they run across the log roll. Also there is a pyramid, a kind of giant seesaw, a giant trampoline. two 14-foot castles with one side for climbing and the other for sliding; two 25-foot floating trampolines; several "slidewalks" and aqua logs; and two water teeter-totters.
Looking to escape from all of that and enjoy the quiet relaxation of a peaceful secluded beach? On the south side of the island is Barefoot Beach which is the furthest beach from the tender boats accessible via the nature trail.
If you enjoy a quiet day on the beach without the partying and noise and enjoy a little extra service then this is the place for you. $50 gets you a private cabanette, floating mats for the ocean, beach chairs, towel service, a fruit plate, two large bottles of water and superior service (we never once had to get up to go to the bar for drinks, they were delivered to us) and "taxi service" to and from the Barefoot Beach.
Water Sports Beach
Meet at the Sports Beach for water based beach pastimes. Offers water equipment rental including sea kayaks, paddleboats, catamarans and the like (for additional cost, see the excursions page).