CocoCay the Royal Caribbean’s own private Bahamas island

Many people have dreamed about taking a cruise to a private Caribbean island, but have always believed this ultimate retreat is out of their price range. Royal Caribbean, however, gives its cruise passengers the opportunity to spend part of their journey on the cruise line’s very own private island at a very reasonable cost.

Royal Caribbean passengers will have CocoCay entirely to themselves during their stay on this privately owned and Eco-certified private island. CocoCay, however, is just one stop on many Royal Caribbean cruises to Mexico and the rest of the Bahamas.

Passengers can book Royal Caribbean cruises to CocoCay as soon as the day after the new year. Two Royal Caribbean vessels, the Enchantment of the Seas and the Majesty of the Seas, have CocoCay listed alongside Nassau on their three day Bahamas cruise itineraries. The Majesty of the Seas sets sail from Miami while the Enchantment of the Seas departs from another busy Florida port, Port Canaveral.

Port Canaveral is also the departure point for a longer Western Caribbean cruise which stops at CocoCay and the popular Mexican diving destination of Cozumel. The Explorer of the Seas is the name of the Royal Caribbean vessel passengers will board for this cruise.

No matter which of these Royal Caribbean cruises passengers choose, however, they are bound to have the ultimate private Caribbean island getaway during their CocoCay stay. CocoCay is not only private, but also environmentally friendly. Sustainable Travel International recently awarded CocoCay with

Gold-Level Eco-Certification.

CocoCay, like many other Bahamas islands, is filled with white sandy beaches and a plethora of fun water activities. Unlike many other Bahamas islands, however, visitors never need to worry about encountering large crowds while pursuing these pastimes.

CocoCay is also home to one of the biggest Bahamas water parks, Caylana’s Castle Cove, a particular favorite with the island’s youngest visitors. Children of all ages do not need to wait in line very long before jumping on Caylana’s Castle Cove’s in-water trampolines, scaling giant floating castles, exploring floating icebergs, or running across log rolls.

More daring CocoCay visitors can explore the island as a Sea-Doo driver or passenger, aboard a two-person kayak adventure, or even above the skies on a para-sailing expedition. A sandbar party boat combines Berry Islands coral reef snorkeling with fun and games at a secluded shallow water sandbar.

A guided nature walk past the ruins of Cistern Bay, an abandoned community, is the best way to enjoy CocoCay’s scenery above the surface. Starfish Alley, Slaughter Harbour, and the Great Stirrup Cay Lighthouse are CocoCay’s other major landmarks.

No matter how passengers choose to explore CocoCay, however, the best way to unwind after a long day on this fascinating private island is by floating on a comfortable foam beach mat above CocoCay’s crystal clear Caribbean Sea waters. Royal Caribbean passengers can choose from a variety of frozen and mixed drinks to accompany a traditional Bahamas barbecue served by the sea.



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