The average person will flow off the boat and find a hammock or beach chair and spend the day taking in the sun or bathing in the beach. However if you are like me and get bored sitting still for too long, there are a couple activities that cost money (kayak, etc), but the only free activity is to walk the island.There is a nature path to the...more
Watching the sunset is always a favorite of ours. I especially love when the sky is a bright yellow and sparkles on the water. Sunset always comes so soon and is gone in a flash. ...I wish I could freeze time to enjoy it just a bit longer.We started to see the sunset begin when we were on our balcony. We decided to head up to the top deck and enjoy...more
On Board the cruise ship they have an internet cafe to keep you connected to school, work or loved ones. The cafe has a number of workstations available for use. You can also bring your own laptop and use their WI-FI service. Liz always needs to have internet access since she is in school and brings her homework with her wherever we go.The internet...more
To be honest, I would avoid 95% of this barbecue. Although a lot of the flies you hear about with this were not evident due to the breeze the food was blah at best. I tried a burger and it was eh...Liz had a hotdog but threw it out after two bites.After our first experience with the BBQ we prefer to have a big breakfast before coming ashore and...more
The dining room always has excellent service and we have never been dissapointed in the food quality or staff attention. On this particular night there were so many good choices on the menu. The food was delicious and the service was on point. It was our last dinner on the cruise and it was a wonderful experience. We were seated at our table and...more
We normally have excellent service onboard the ship. This one particular lunch had so so service. Our lunch order was taken quickly but it took forever for Liz's Caesar salad and my sandwich to get served. Dessert was ordered and then never came. We wound up walking out without even asking where our missing dessert was. In total a 55 minute...more
Coconut Willie's is the main bar on the island. After walking around the island, splasing in the water and a nice lounge in the hammock we like to head here for some drinks. The bartenders are very attentive. The drink of the day is usually a Coco Loco but they have other beverages avaialble. I like the Coco Loco but Liz enjoys her Strawberry...more
We love visiting the Pool Bar. The drinks are always good and it's a great place to people watch. This particular day we had just returned from Coco Cay and wanted a drink or two. So off we went to Deck 12 for some liquid refreshment.The bar itself consists of some chairs in a semi circle surrounding the bar. Waiters can bring you drinks to the...more
We wandered into the Viking Lounge after watching the sun set on deck. The lounge is perched on the highest point of the ship and has incredible views. The only drawback is that smoking is allowed here. We spent some time taking in the views and having a drink before the smoke started to bother us.They had really cool Viking drawings, ship models...more
When you arrive here it will be on a tender from the ship. The boat anchors off shore a ways and then they shuttle you back and forth on small diesel powered ferries also known as tenders.
They can push about 200 people per run on board so I imagine the lines will not be too long. I did not experience rush hour as we were on one of the first while many were still in bed.
This whole process was nothing new to me as in my Navy time we almost always had to use these to get ashore. But it was a first for Liz and I tried to make sure we sat on the lower level and in the middle until she got used to it.
The straw market here on Coco Cay is even more disappointing than the others around the Caribbean. I personally only saw 1 item I'd consider and I didn't consider it long.Save your shopping money for other places and just relax and have fun here.Shopping can be had elsewhere.more
Royal Caribbean hands out an information sheet regarding customary gratuity amounts. Envelopes are provided in your stateroom the day before arrival back in the home port. You can put money in the envelopes for the appropriate staff or go to the customer service desk and have the gratuity added to your seapass account.The Gratuity Guidelines...more
The Island of Coco Cay seems to have an abundant population of Roosters and Chickes roaming about. I joked that they were our BBQ lunch on legs.....You can here the rooster crow from the trees. Some of the birds even wander onto the beach. Liz hates birds and was totally freaked out when large rooster came over to our hammock.more
It can be windy and cold on Coco Cay. That morning it was a bit chilly and windy. Liz wrapped herself up in towel and cuddled up to me in the hammock. In about a half hour the sun began to pour down some heat onto the beach and she was able to ditch the towels and head for the water. Next time we will be a bit more prepared and bring sweatshirts...more
The sun is very strong so make sure you are prepared and apply plenty of sunblock. Liz and I both applied sunblock 70 to avoid getting a burn. Protection against the sun and its harmful rays is so important. We saw so many people with bad sunburn, looking like Lobsters and in pain. We also saw people baking themselves on the beach with oil. Is...more
This is one of the more ridiculous things I see when people go on vacation. If your a child then it's fine to look silly with braids in your hair. To see a grown woman or older woman sporting a full head of braids with colored beads looks ludicrous. Maybe they've let too much tropical drink consumption influence their bad braid choices.
You will probably want a pair of water shoes here. The shoreline in the water can be quite rocky and getting back onto shore if not at the one end with many sandy beaches will require you to climb over sharp rocks.
Photo Equipment: Of course you should have your camera. A watertight case for it would be a good idea too.
My wife and I along with another couple and two other ladies walked to the other end of Coco Cay and found it to be great. We were the only ones there. The ladies wanted to get a "all over tan" and they did. We were there for about 3 hours and nobody else walked that far. It's only 1 mile from the drop off point to the other end. We walked straight...more
This really is off the beaten path. I'd be willing to be as much as 99% of the people that visit Coco Cay do not make the trek to the end of the island.I had read online about how getting on an early ferry and heading to the end of the island would leave you "alone in the world." And they were 100% dead on point with this one. We went over an hour...more
Sea Kayaking can be booked through the Explorations Desk by Guest Relations on Deck 5. Spots fill up early so book your adventure as soon as you get on board the ship. The Kayak adventure is about an hour and a half and costs $38 per adult. Be prepared to get up early...the adventure begins at 8am on the beach. You begin with a safety class on the...more
Parasailing is available on Coco Cay. Arrange for the parasailing through the Explorations Desk by Guest Relations on Deck 5. Availability is limited and spots go fast. So book as soon as you get onboard to ensure you have your parasailing adventure on Coco Cay.The price of parasailing on Coco Cay is $84 a person for 1 hour on the boat. Actual fly...more
When on this ship you must purchase your soda or buy a soda card for unlimited refils. The only free beverages are: water, iced tea, lemonade, coffee, tea and juices with breakfast. I wanted to have the option of being able to have soda so I purchased the card. They give you a refillable thermal cup and place a soda sticker on your seapass to...more
Experiences are always better when they are with someone special. This was our second trip to Coco Cay and it was just as wonderful as the first time. I especially enjoyed our time in the hammock. I love the pristine beaches of Coco Cay and the wonderful foliage. The palm trees are incredible to look at when swinging away in the hammock. The water...more