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Printable map of Coco Cay : http://members.csolutions.net/morrica/cococay.htm
"Walk to the opposite part of the island that most people never get to. - take a right just past the shopping area, look for Coconut Willie's bar and the pay to play area and go to the right of there. Really shallow there but it is very nice as it is quiet and peaceful. if you don't want too much sun, head to the left when you get off the tender boat. we kept walking along the coast line (15 - 20 minutes away) and it got less and less crowded and still had lounge chairs - a nice quiet spot to relax.
The water was so clear, shallow and warm.Walk round to the far side of the island to a shallow lagoon away from the crowds. The snorkelling is not very good. The bottom part of the map is the less crowded side of the island. - near the tender placement that has lots of iguanas.
How long does it take to walk all the way around Cococay? Its a small island. - trail is a couple of miles round trip. It's really beautiful, so walking slowly and stopping to take in the spectacular scenery, it's probably about a 45-60 minute walk. - saw chickens and some little gecko's and iguanas.
It's a beautiful little island. - hermit crabs. - a very nice walk. You do tender into Coco Cay. There is no wharf. The entire island is not all beach. There are shady areas with many Australian pines and palm trees, plus shrubs. There are penty of lounge chairs and hammocks.
Besides the little Bahamian huts selling typical Bahamian merchandise, there will be a BBQ (free) from 11:30 – 1:30 We are not beach people but we did enjoy the nature trail. It goes to the far side of the island so you are away from the crowds. There are interesting plants to see. Eat early. The beach is nice so we went in briefly. about. Coco Cay has snorkelling but it isn't great. They have sunk a plane to create an artificial reef. - we took a stroll in the water and there were numerous stingrays in the water, buried under the sand. All they did was get up and flutter to another spot when we approached. .We enjoyed our barbeque lunch and then we did the nature trail ( a nice hike through the "jungle" of Cococay to the other side of the island. I was really surprised at the number of chairs and hammocks.- took a rocky path that meandered inland. It was mostly rock and not too wide, the native plants were thick along the path. We went up and down the rocky path until we came out to the beach about a half a mile from the main Coco Cay facilities and beach area. As we walked to the narrow and rocky beach area, we saw two comfortable lounge chairs nestled back under some palm trees. It is private and for RCCL ships only. RCCL provides, a BBQ lunch.- 11 30 am - 1 30 pm - BBQ chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, an assortment of salads, fresh fruit, cookies, with tea or water. You can purchase other drinks. You can go back to the ship for lunch. Beach towels are put in your cabin – there is a fee if not returned.You should bring your beach towel from the ship with you. The island is a place to relax and unwind. You can take a long walk on the beach or down the center of the island on a nature trail. There are many hammocks or lounge chairs spread out throughout the island. The shade is provided by palm trees and other vegetation. There's a main swimming area but you can really swim anywhere-the water is fairly shallow so when the tide goes out, you can walk out quite far. My family enjoyed just sitting in the shallow water and relaxing. There's a small waterpark area and another place for snorkelingYou take the regular tender in and walk to the back side of the island where the waverunners are. Nice beach - water park is right there. Pretty sunny part of the beach though.All chairs and hammocks are free.
If you want REAL seclusion, pack up some water and get on the trail that runs down the spine of the island. to what is called "lands end". . This is literally the far eastern tip of the island, maybe a mile & a half from the tender docks. The water is indescribable as you look out. About the only man-made thing you'll see is the occasional fishing boat or big cabin cruiser off in the distance coming out of Andros Island (over the horizon). In the middle of the Bahamas' bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCayis reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.
Located in Bahamas' Berry Islands chain, CocoCay is an exclusive 140-acre private island playground for Royal Caribbean guests. Royal Caribbean just invested over $20 million into renovations and additions. From new snorkeling and scuba-diving facilities and expanded docks to additional restaurants, bars, and shops, the renovations touched all areas of the island. a new building for the first aid station staffed by a full-time nurse.
A hard surfaced pathway has been completed on CocoCay, which permits access to selected parts of the island by guests who utilize wheelchairs. Beginning at the tender dock, the path joins the straw market to restrooms, the Sea View Cafe, a covered dining shelter, and a new patio on the beaches.
Caylana's Castle Cove - Royal Caribbean recently added a new 20,000-square-foot aqua adventure park. a chance to play and test their skills on a series of challenges from floating rock-climbing walls to aquatic trampolines.
Situated just offshore in the crystal-blue waters around CocoCay, the park features fun, floating activities to appeal to visitors of all ages. These include 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.
Snorkel Shack makes signing up -- and gearing up -- for one of CocoCay's underwater adventures easier and more convenient. With equipment from the Snorkel Shack, guests can check out the sunken plane wreck, explore the coral reef or attend a fish-feeding frenzy. For deeper explorations, the Diver's Den offers certified divers an opportunity to experience the crystal- clear waters of the Bahamas on a one-tank, shallow-water beach dive that takes them to 40 feet below, where a PADI scuba instructor will help identify the varied marine life and coral formations.
CocoCay Wave Runner Adventure - Guests looking to pick up the pace can stop by the new Wave Hut to get outfitted with their own WaveRunner(R) and head out on a guided, 50-minute, wet and wild adventure. Highlights include Great Stirrup Cay Lighthouse, Slaughter Harbor, Star Fish Alley and the abandoned island community of Cistern Cay.
CocoCay Nature Trail - guests can explore the island's attractions on the new three-mile-long Nature Trail. The trail cuts through lush areas along the north and south shorelines of the island. Guests who prefer to combine their strolling with shopping can get back to civilization Caribbean-style at the Straw Market, a re-creation of a Bahamian village complete with cottages and artisan huts. Locfree beach barbecue. For liquid refreshments, Junkanoo Jacks, Stir-it-up and On the Rocks are three new bars serving a wide array of drinks perfect for sipping in the Caribbean sun.
SeaTrek Floating Beach Mat - This super soft foam mattress is ideal for the beach or water. The floating beach mat is available all day at your leisure.
SeaTrek Waverunner Experience - This guided 50-minute adventure will take you around the Berry Islands, neighboring CocoCay. You will watch a safety video and receive an orientation, before boarding your Waverunner for an informative and exciting guided tour. Some of the sights you may see include the Great Stirrup Cay Lighthouse, Slaughter Harbor, Star Fish Alley and the abandoned island community of Cistern Cay.
SeaTrek Parasailing - Come fly the skies of CocoCay. This tour will take you up 400 feet above CocoCay for a breathtaking and memorable flight. Enjoy the panoramic scenery of the crystal blue water below and the surrounding islands from a birds eye view.
SeaTrek Scuba Dive - Experience the crystal-clear water of the Bahamas on a one-tank shallow water beach dive. This tour is for certified divers and proof of certification is required. You begin your dive in waist-deep water and continue to explore the reef up to a maximum depth of 40 feet. Your SeaTrek instructor will help you identify the various marine life and coral formations this reef has to offer. The tank and weights are included for all divers. Equipment package includes regulator, B.C., mask, fins and snorkel. This is limited to certified divers who have been on a dive within the last two years.
SeaTrek Snorkeling - Discover the underwater world, even if you've never snorkeled before! Professional SeaTrek instructors will guide you every step of the way, with equipment instruction and a marine life area orientation. An abundance of beautiful coral reef and tropical fish to see, this package includes all the snorkeling equipment and all day use. Be sure to see the fish-feeding extravaganza at our sunken plane wreck. A must see at CocoCay! The snorkeling equipment is available at your leisure all day.
SeaTrek Kayak Adventure - a very informative and interactive kayak tour in the beautiful turquoise waters around CocoCay. You will receive an orientation on how to use your safe, stable 2-person kayak. Then it's time for your leisurely guided tour through the shallow clear waters where you will encounter a variety of beautiful marine life. Touch and learn about Starfish and Conch. Encounter Stingrays and possibly Eagle Rays on this unique eco-adventure!
SeaTrek Aqua Park - Caylana's Castle Cove - climbing a giant floating sand castle on CocoCay?- at the largest Aqua Park in the Caribbean. Bounce on our huge in water trampolines. Rock and roll on our floating "Water Totter". Test your balance as you run across the log roll. Climb high and slide down the huge sand castle "
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