Perfect Day at CocoCay, the newly reimagined private island by Royal Caribbean, is one of the cruise line’s highest rated destinations. Once you set foot on the island, it’s easy to see why — calypso rhythms drift on the breeze, sunlight dances on the harbor’s turquoise waters, and Thrill Waterpark’s towers loom ahead. But before you dive headfirst into all the slides and rides that await in that neck of the island, there are a few things you’ll want to know first.
The best things to do at Thrill Waterpark all require a sense of adventure, but if you live for extreme thrills and love to push your limits to the max, you’re best off making a beeline for Daredevil’s Tower. The taller of Thrill Waterpark’s two main pillars, Daredevil’s Tower is home to the waterpark’s wildest, most heart-pounding slides. It’s where you’ll find the infamous Daredevil’s Peak, the tallest slide in North America. Hands down one of the best attractions at Thrill Waterpark, Daredevil’s Peak rises a staggering 135 feet into the sky. Then there’s also the Dueling Demons — twin slides that drop riders into a near-vertical plummet — and the Screeching Serpent, a fully vertical speed slide. In total, Daredevil’s Tower includes seven single-rider waterslides in total — the question is whether or not you’re brave enough to take on all of them.
If you feel bravest with a buddy at your side, the other tower at Thrill Waterpark — Splash Summit — offers six slides you can tackle with a partner or in a group. Here you’ll find The Slingshot, which flings you and three other riders into the air, The Twister, a winding tube slide you can buddy-up on, and the four-lane Splash Speedway, which is perfect if you want to challenge your friends and see who can coast to the finish line first.
Slides aren’t the only attractions you can share at Thrill Waterpark, though. There’s also the largest wave pool in the Caribbean, which fits close to a thousand guests. The key thing to remember here is that when you hear the countdown clock hit zero, it means big simulated waves are on the way. And if you’re visiting the waterpark with kids, the Adventure Pool obstacle course is a must — it’s loaded with fun, interactive challenges to keep little ones entertained, like floating lily pads you can hop across, a rock wall and two swing ropes.
Most of the attractions at Thrill Waterpark have a height minimum of 42 or 48 inches, but both the Wave Pool and Adventure Pool welcome smaller explorers as long as they wear a swim vest.
When you visit Thrill Waterpark at Perfect Day at CocoCay, you don’t need to worry about keeping track of your belongings while taking advantage of all the slides and rides. The waterpark offers complimentary lockers where you can store your valuables — just keep in mind they are subject to availability, so it’s best to arrive early in order to make sure you get one.
There are also plenty of complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas around the park, so it should be easy to find a place to rest in between activities. That said, if you really want to upgrade your experience you can reserve a private cabana inside the waterpark. Cabanas at Thrill Waterpark come with attendant service and include access to all the park’s attractions and experiences for up to six guests, which means you don’t have to purchase admission.
If you’ve purchased admission to Thrill Waterpark or reserved a cabana there, you’ll receive a wristband as soon as you get to the park’s entrance. You can come and go as much as you like throughout the day, just make sure you keep the wristband on — you’ll need to show it every time you reenter the waterpark.
Thrill Waterpark also has a Snack Shack right onsite. It’s the closest and most convenient spot to hit if you start to work up an appetite, and the food is really delicious. The menu includes lots of options to suit all kinds of diets and preferences, including crisp leafy salads, fresh fruit, sandwiches and finger foods like mozzarella sticks and golden fries — not to mention the legendary Shack Burger. Just make sure you save room for dessert. The soft-serve ice cream, fresh-baked cookies and gooey brownies are worth the extra calories.
Please bring a towel off the ship. Towel exchange available on the island.
Pre-reserve your cabana via Cruise Planner to make sure you get on in your preferred part of the island.
There are several showers and changing rooms on the island, plus lockers for you to keep personal items.