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CocoCay Overview


CocoCay, formerly Little Stirrup Cay, is an island in the Berry Island chain. Located between Freeport and Nassau, it provides 140 acres of private beaches, shopping and activities exclusively for passengers of Royal Caribbean, which has leased the island since 1990. Celebrity Cruises, which is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., also makes calls there.

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How You'll Get There

Stepping onto the beaches of CocoCay will require you to take a tender from your ship, which will drop anchor not too far offshore.


When it comes to activities, there's plenty to do. Explore the coral reef or coconut palm groves, take a nap in a shaded hammock, relax and enjoy drinks at one of three on-site beaches, or take to the water on a paddleboat, banana raft or floating mat. Shore excursions are also available and include everything from WaveRunner trips, kayaking and parasailing to snorkeling, scuba-diving and glass-bottom boat rides. Additionally, there's Caylana's Aqua Park, a water-based playground that features a floating sand castle, a water totter and a log roll. Note: Most of these cost extra.


Mixed and frozen drinks are offered at three bars on each of the island's three private beaches -- Barefoot Beach, Coconut Willie's Beach and Snorkel Beach.


A straw market offers the usual island souvenirs -- purses, jewelry, clothing and the like. Hair-braiding is also available. There are no other shops or restaurants on the island.

What's for Lunch

In the way of food, you'll find a complimentary island barbecue with the usual grilled fare: hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.

What You'll Pay For

You'll incur additional fees for alcoholic beverages, souvenirs and shore excursions. Visitors can use their onboard accounts for such purchases while ashore.

What Sets It Apart

In addition to the typical beaches and souvenirs, CocoCay also offers a nature trail and a sunken replica of Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge.


For More Information

Check out Royal Caribbean's CocoCay info page.

--by Ashley Kosciolek, Copy Editor

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