While several cruise lines make calls at private islands along an itinerary, Royal Caribbean has two of its very own privately leased islands called Labadee and CocoCay. These two destinations present cruisers with amazing opportunities for fun in the sun and one-of-a-kind activities exclusively available to Royal Caribbean passengers. Both islands have much to offer visitors so here’s what you can expect to find at both Labadee and CocoCay:
Perfect Day at CocoCay
A small and beautiful island in the Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay is a playground of fun and adventure for people of all ages. After recently getting a $200 million makeover, the island is ready and waiting for eager cruisers. Here are all of the great activities to enjoy at Perfect Day:
Daredevil’s Tower is a series of seven waterslides sure to exhilarate. Race a friend to the bottom of the twin Dueling Demons drop slides or the Manta Raycers. Hit a high-speed tour de G-force on the fully vertical Screeching Serpent. Brave the coils of the Green Mamba. And take on the 135-foot tall Daredevil’s Peak— the tallest waterslide in North America. The higher you climb, the bigger the rush.
Wave Pool – The Caribbean’s biggest wave pool offers swimmers of all ages the opportunity to simply just dip a toe in or plunge into the simulated surf.
Freshwater Pool – Explore the different coves of the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool— whether you’re looking to spend some family time, share a few cocktails with friends or lounge around in your private cabana.
The Coco Beach Club offers the only overwater cabanas in the Bahamas. These will be debuting December 2019.
The Helium Balloon brings guests 400 feet above the land and sea and presents phenomenal opportunities for photos.
Of course, the island also has plenty of room for lounging out on sandy beaches and swimming in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean.
Labadee is on the North Haiti coast with four beautiful beaches to explore. The beaches are Adrenaline Beach, Columbus Cove, Nellie’s Beach and Barefoot Beach. Each area offers great waterfront access and activities, but the best beach depends on what activities you would like to do during the visit.
Each beach features plenty of beach chairs for lounging and cabanas are also available to rent, but make sure you look into booking one well in advance. If a day of lounging on the beach and swimming the beautiful Caribbean waters is your preference while visiting Labadee, make sure you secure your spot early.
Adrenaline Beach is the longest, most expansive beach you’ll see to the left running most of the length of the peninsula as you disembark from the ship. At the far end of this beach is where all the action lies. You’ll find the world’s longest zip line (500 feet) over water called the Dragon’s Breath Flight Line, the Dragon’s Tail Coaster, a self-guided coaster that winds through trees, and other activities like volleyball, basketball, and more.
Columbus Cove features the Arawak Water Park and Dragon’s Splash Water Slide and is the premier family-friendly area on the island. Kids and adults will enjoy activities including: climbing “icebergs,” the log roll, the teeter-totter, trampolines and a great water slide. For a quieter time, visitors can swim and float on a beach mat, and enjoy the ample shade the trees provide along the sandy beach.
Nellie’s Beach is the spot where kayak tours depart and aside from that is just a beautiful little cove in the middle of the peninsula. You’ll find floating beach mats and complimentary beach lounge chairs on this picture perfect beach.
Barefoot Beach is reserved for suite guests of Royal Caribbean so unless you pay a little extra for your accommodations on the ship, you’ll only have access to the other three beaches. This exclusive beach offers VIP service and amenities like lounge chairs, free snorkeling equipment, and an upgraded barbecue beach luncheon to enhance the cruise vacation experience of those willing to pay.