The first port of call at Cocoa Cay exceeded expectations. I was worried it might not come up to the high standards of Castaway Cay but it proved to be more than satisfactory. It helped that the weather was scorching and the tender across from the ship on a blue sea with a blue sky was a great introduction to the Island.
We walked far enough away to find a quiet stretch of beach and stretching out in the shallow warm water on a sun longer was absolutely idyllic. We took snorkels but found little of interest - other than the fact that you could walk out a very long way and still only be up to your knees in the clear, warm water.
Lunch was OK. I needed something basic and a lot of drinks in such fierce heat. Burgers, hot dogs etc. salad. Nothing special but adequate. We sat and ate on picnic benches in the shade while big iguanas wandered around.
I was sorry when it was time to take the return journey on the tender.