Royal Caribbean Opens $250 Million Private Island in The Bahamas (Tallest Waterslide, Largest Pool & More)

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Want to ride the tallest waterslide in North America?

Royal Caribbean just opened the highly anticipated Perfect Day at CocoCay – the cruise line’s private island in The Bahamas which just received a whopping $250 million transformation! This island features the tallest waterslide in North America, the Caribbean’s largest wave pool, the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool, and more!

Cococay pier plus attractions

Perfect Day at CocoCay is exclusive to guests of Royal Caribbean. From ports in Florida and the Northeast, vacationers can visit this private island destination by sailing on 11 of the cruise line’s ships.

Note that the attractions and experiences at Perfect Day at CocoCay are set to open in phases, with plans to have everything open just in time for December 2019! Visit the Royal Caribbean website for more info.

Many of the experiences at Perfect Day at CocoCay are free, but some attractions, like Thrill Waterpark, the Zip Line, and Up, Up and Away helium balloon are available for a charge.

Long, striped water slide at CocoCay

Perfect Day at CocoCay Attractions:

Thrill Waterpark

Features two towers with 13 waterslides, of which seven are single-rider waterslides of various heights (including the 135-foot-tall Daredevil’s Peak – the tallest waterslide in North America)! Also, swim in the Caribbean’s largest wave pool and the Adventure Pool with a family-friendly obstacle course.


a rainbow-colored helium balloon over CocoCay

Up, Up and Away

Ride in a colorful helium balloon securely tethered to the ground by cable – float up to 450 feet above and take in the island from the highest vantage point in The Bahamas.


a kid in a wave pool wearing a flotation device at CocoCay

Oasis Lagoon

Explore the coves of Oasis Lagoon, the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean – you can even swim to the beat of the underwater sound system.


a woman riding a zip line at CocoCay

Zip Line

Soar on the 1,600-foot-long zip-line course that crisscrosses the island, beginning near the arrivals plaza and ending across the harbor. Choose between a dry landing onshore or a water landing in the harbor.


Save on your next Royal Caribbean Cruise!

For a limited time, head over to Royal Caribbean and score 50% off a second guest! This is a great opportunity to plan a cruise with your partner or take the whole family to check out Perfect Day at CocoCay!


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Comments 18

  1. Jen

    Apologies for coming off negative….but this is going to be super detrimental to surrounding beautiful ecosystem!

    • Julia

      This sounds like a literal nightmare to me.

    • Truly Blessed

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • K

      Definitely- it’s the Bahamas- snorkeling and swimming around the island should be the attraction- and it reminds me of that song – they paved paradise to put in a parking lot; they took all the trees and put them in a tree museum… I cannot explain how amazing it is to snorkel in protected areas with animals that are free and protected (and that’s coming from a girl who in one snorkeling adventure- where I did NOT know there would be sharks- was almost attacked by a shark- luckily I grabbed my friend to make us look bigger and he decided to rejoin his friends… but it was still worth it, even if I peed my wetsuit 🤣)… it’s so sad to see natural habitats destroyed and animals killed off or enslaved

  2. Alyssa

    I’ll be there next month! So excited!

  3. Emily

    If you’ve never been to half moon cay, that private island is to die for. It’s not as activity-heavy as this, but is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.

    • Elissa

      I’ve heard the same about half moon cay!

    • Jackie

      I agree!! Half Moon Cay is my happy place!! It is Carnival’s private island and is gorgeous!!

  4. Jill

    Headed there on June 23rd with my family and CANNOT WAIT! so blessed

    • Alyssa

      omg, what ship?! Ill be on the harmony of the seas that leaves 6/23.

      • Susi

        That would be so neat for 2 Hipsters to meet randomly by post!! Have fun girls…this looks amazing

      • Nicole Z.

        I will also be on the 6/23 sailing of Harmony of the Seas! Crazy! I heard it was a 1.5 hour wait for the tall slide. It was the first week, though. Although, at Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, TX, a 1.5 hour wait is normal for some of the newer slides.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How exciting! Have fun!

  5. Gisette

    Oooh… looks amazing!

  6. Gkaalp

    We are going there in March 2020.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s awesome! Hope you have a wonderful time!

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