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That was our always our favorite thing to do on Coco Cay.  We would walk the beach along the back side, past South Beach, then pull our walking shoes out of the back packs we carried.  Take the trail to the far end, and enjoy our peaceful, quiet time sitting up on the bluff with that great view over the water with the ship in the back ground.  Indeed enjoyed the birds along the way, plus the Peacocks, wild chickens, and Iquanas.  

 

All gone now.  Torn out and no plans to replace.  Naturally RCI did not make money on you if you enjoyed that trail, so no reason for them to keep it maintained any longer.   Now it's all construction equipment and gated off with no trespassing signs out there...sadly.  You are not going to find any uncrowded areas...those days are gone.  

 

It's a shame they could not leave at least some natural areas to enjoy.  Theme park score one...Mother Nature zero.  😞 

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8 minutes ago, island lady said:

That was our always our favorite thing to do on Coco Cay.  We would walk the beach along the back side, past South Beach, then pull our walking shoes out of the back packs we carried.  Take the trail to the far end, and enjoy our peaceful, quiet time sitting up on the bluff with that great view over the water with the ship in the back ground.  Indeed enjoyed the birds along the way, plus the Peacocks, wild chickens, and Iquanas.  

 

All gone now.  Torn out and no plans to replace.  Naturally RCI did not make money on you if you enjoyed that trail, so no reason for them to keep it maintained any longer.   Now it's all construction equipment and gated off with no trespassing signs out there...sadly.  You are not going to find any uncrowded areas...those days are gone.  

 

It's a shame they could not leave at least some natural areas to enjoy.  Theme park score one...Mother Nature zero.  😞 

I agree.

We enjoyed our visit to Coco Cay before Perfect Day was built.

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Yep, that’s exactly what we used to do.  Walk the trail, sit up on the bluff, and enjoy our perfect day.  I’d be surprised if you see a single bird now.  😩  Today’s Coco Cay is definitely NOT our perfect day!  Should be a pretty nice day on the ship though!

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It has been many years since we visited Coco Cay, and we are now considering cruise with it on the itinerary.  Has it turned into an amusement park, or are there quiet areas where you can still enjoy the beach--either free or a nominal charge?

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1 hour ago, bs0755 said:

It has been many years since we visited Coco Cay, and we are now considering cruise with it on the itinerary.  Has it turned into an amusement park, or are there quiet areas where you can still enjoy the beach--either free or a nominal charge?

 

There are still quiet areas that have no extra charge.

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2 hours ago, bs0755 said:

It has been many years since we visited Coco Cay, and we are now considering cruise with it on the itinerary.  Has it turned into an amusement park, or are there quiet areas where you can still enjoy the beach--either free or a nominal charge?

The pool area is free  but the music is LOUD. The beach area (free except for the soon to open Cocoa Beach Club)  is beautiful and often quieter. Almost all of the original beaches are still there. And, there is an additional lagoon beach. 
 

enjoy

 

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6 hours ago, island lady said:

That was our always our favorite thing to do on Coco Cay.  We would walk the beach along the back side, past South Beach, then pull our walking shoes out of the back packs we carried.  Take the trail to the far end, and enjoy our peaceful, quiet time sitting up on the bluff with that great view over the water with the ship in the back ground.  Indeed enjoyed the birds along the way, plus the Peacocks, wild chickens, and Iquanas.  

 

All gone now.  Torn out and no plans to replace.  Naturally RCI did not make money on you if you enjoyed that trail, so no reason for them to keep it maintained any longer.   Now it's all construction equipment and gated off with no trespassing signs out there...sadly.  You are not going to find any uncrowded areas...those days are gone.  

 

It's a shame they could not leave at least some natural areas to enjoy.  Theme park score one...Mother Nature zero.  😞 

 

A Perfect Day must not include a nature walk 🤔

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20 hours ago, grapau27 said:

I agree.

We enjoyed our visit to Coco Cay before Perfect Day was built.

 

We always spent the whole day on the island, at the other end.  So pretty and quiet.  Now...we just get off the ship early, walk the area...and then back to the ship as it begins to get noisy and crazy later.  We do the same thing at Labadee...same situation.  

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20 hours ago, pstone1 said:

Yep, that’s exactly what we used to do.  Walk the trail, sit up on the bluff, and enjoy our perfect day.  I’d be surprised if you see a single bird now.  😩  Today’s Coco Cay is definitely NOT our perfect day!  Should be a pretty nice day on the ship though!

 

We used to even toss a split of red wine and a couple of plastic wine glasses in our back pack.  Enjoyed a glass of wine while sitting up there on that bluff, watching the birds and the fish surfacing below.  Brought our small pair of binoculars to check out the view. That was our Perfect Day.  🙂 

 

Now....eh...walk around a bit for some exercise..and back to the ship.  And yes...lovely on the uncrowded ship...and much better choice (IMHO) for lunch.  😉 

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20 hours ago, WeMissSeaView said:

I also miss the trails.  Other then having a dock instead of tenders, the change took out the magic of Coco Cay.

 

Agree...yes it did.  😞 

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18 hours ago, bs0755 said:

It has been many years since we visited Coco Cay, and we are now considering cruise with it on the itinerary.  Has it turned into an amusement park, or are there quiet areas where you can still enjoy the beach--either free or a nominal charge?

 

We were there a few weeks ago...could not find one quiet area anywhere.  The continuing construction noise does not help either.  

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15 hours ago, cruisegirl1 said:

The pool area is free  but the music is LOUD. The beach area (free except for the soon to open Cocoa Beach Club)  is beautiful and often quieter. Almost all of the original beaches are still there. And, there is an additional lagoon beach. 
 

enjoy

 

 

Huge long areas of separation tarps blocking off the other side beaches when we were there.  Big earth movers working along the shoreline.  

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1 hour ago, Joebucks said:

While I'm not opposed to the amenities on Cococay, it would have been nice if they left some area

 

You got that right.  Some will say they are putting in a new "natural area" with Coco Beach Club...at a price now of course.  🤑

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1 hour ago, Joebucks said:

While I'm not opposed to the amenities on Cococay, it would have been nice if they left some area

 

We will have to wait until all the construction is completed to see if there is going to be any trails left.  We were there in early December and had a beautiful, quiet day on the beach and in the water.  Food is much improved and the pier was very convenient.  It is what you make of it.  Going again next months and am looking forward to seeing the changes.

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