Perfect Day at CocoCay for toddlers
Royal Caribbean’s private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay underwent a huge refurbishment in 2019
which saw the addition of jaw-dropping facilities such as the tallest waterslide in North America, a
1600-foot zipline and a huge wave pool. The Bahamian island of CocoCay, which is only accessible by
a cruise ship, undoubtedly offers a fantastic day ashore for families with children. But what is there for
toddlers to do on CocoCay? Family cruise blogger Jenni Fielding, who runs the blog
CruiseMummy.co.uk, explains all there is for at CocoCay for toddlers in this guest post…
Toddler-friendly activities on CocoCay
Royal Caribbean’s CocoCay island offer’s so much to keep toddlers happy. Whilst many of the
activities that older kids will love are chargeable, most of the toddler-friendly activities are
complimentary. Here’s what you and your little one can look forward to on the island:
Captain Jill’s Galleon
Small kids with love to climb aboard this big pirate ship and shoot water out of the spray cannons.
They can whoosh down the little slides whilst water squirts up out of the floor for the perfect way to
Splashaway Bay is a water play zone which is found on many of Royal Caribbean’s ships and features
small slides, tipping buckets, fountains and water jets. CocoCay has its very own Splashaway Bay
which is bigger and better than the ones on the ships. Plus, a huge bonus for parents of toddlers is
that whilst swimming nappies are banned from Splashaway Bay on the ship, they are allowed at
Splashaway Bay on CocoCay.
The largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean, Oasis Lagoon, has a party atmosphere with a swim up
bar at one end and a more chilled, family vibe at the other. Entry to the water is gradual, just like a
beach, which makes it perfect for splashing around. Just like everywhere else on CocoCay, swimming
nappies are permitted.
Did you know? The Oasis Lagoon in CocoCay is the largest freshwater pool in the whole of the Bahamas
If your little one likes playing in the sand, head to the beach area, Chill Island, where parents can
relax while kids build sandcastles or toddle in the sea. You can rent your own private cabana for a
Up, Up and Away Balloon Ride
This helium balloon rises 450 feet in the air, making it the highest vantage point in The Bahamas.
Whilst toddlers probably won’t appreciate the view, under fours ride for free so you might as well
bring them along for the ride.
Facilities for toddlers on CocoCay
Whilst it’s good to know that there’s lots of fun to be had for small children on CocoCay, it’s all very
reassuring to know that Royal Caribbean have taken care of all the practical stuff too.
Many parents bring pushchairs to CocoCay, but if you choose not to, there are regular trams which
transport passengers from the ship to the island and all around it. Walking from the ship to the
furthest point of CocoCay takes around 15 minutes.
There are several baby changing stations around CocoCay, making it easy for parents to change
nappies and dispose of them.
CocoCay has plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas so it’s easy to find somewhere to sit in the shade.
Some people opt to hire a cabana, but there’s lots of shade without one.
Food at Cococay
Whilst there are no children’s menus on CocoCay, there are plenty of kid-friendly options like French
fries, sandwiches, fresh fruit and ice cream. Should you have a fussy eater, you could also bring some
food from the ship to be safe.
We all know that toddlers don’t travel lightly. Luckily, there are ample lockers available should you
need to store anything.
Do you need beach Towels for Cococay?
Beach towels are provided on the ship and guests are advised to take these with the, to CocoCay.
Should you need fresh ones whilst on the island, just head to one of the dedicated towel-changing
Cruises to CocoCay Bahamas
Perfect Day at CocoCay is a port of call on many Royal Caribbean itineraries. If you’re planning a
cruise to the Caribbean, it’s probably one of the best places that there is to visit with toddlers, and
will offer a day you’ll never forget.
For more information on Royal Caribbean Cruises for kids take a look at our latest posts.
You can also read more about Royal Caribbean cruises for families from Jenni on her blog, Cruise Mummy.