CocoKey- Paradise. We loved the beach day at Melia, but CocoKey was just paradise. We walked down to Barefoot Beach where it felt like we were the only people on the island. There were probably 50 empty loungers there! The water and weather were gorgeous. The lunch buffet was fine and after lunch we relocated to a more lively beach closer to the action. That is where I had a few cocktails that were quite strong (with some extra tip.) A great afternoon, indeed.
Nassau- From reading on the Bahamas board, I decided to do a beach day at the Melia. It was great. We took a cab from the ship right to the hotel ($25 for 4 ppl.) Once there we got in a very long line at the front desk to purchase the day passes ($30pp.) We didn't mind the line, however, because we used the free wifi on our phones to check email, send photos and communicate back home. Once we paid we were given 4 towel cards (to exchange for towels poolside) and wristbands. The pool area is great with 3 or 4 different pools and a swim up bar. The beach is big with plenty of loungers. We enjoyed lying there and staring out at the water! Food was expensive, it was about $20 for a plate of nachos and a diet coke. The Daq Shack across the street serves the freshest tropical drinks you ever will have. I recommend stopping over there, or walking over part-way through the day. When we were ready to return to the ship we took a cab back (one was waiting in front of the hotel) for $21 for 4 ppl.