CocoCay (Little Stirrup Cay)



Exclusive Island Getaway

If cruising to an exclusive island packed with fun beaches appeals to you, listen up: Royal Caribbean’s CocoCay has been created to cater to your every whim, whether you’re a sun-loving, cocktail-sipping lounger or an active, water-loving adventurer.

Though CocoCay is less than a mile wide, it boasts several distinct beaches, nature trails, plenty of free loungers and hammocks to stretch out on, and vendors offering every kind of water-sport activity imaginable. Kids won’t be able to resist a thrilling ride down the huge, inflatable water slide.

Carry Some Cash

Though the island doesn’t have any eateries or shopping to speak of, you still might find it hard to hold on to your cash. Getting here and spending the day taking in the scenery is included in the cost of your cruise, as well as a hearty, all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet, but that’s where the freebies end.

Bring some extra money so you can rent snorkeling or diving gear (highly recommended as the views in the coral basin are fantastic), do a little kayaking or parasailing, or even take the Waverunners for a spin.

That money will come in handy, too, when you start to crave an ice-cold adult beverage to cool you off after an afternoon in the hot Caribbean sun.

Hidden Gems

If you’re not a fan of crowded beaches, set off on foot away from the action and find some quiet corners and coves. You won’t have any trouble stumbling upon the more secluded, soft-sand parts of the island, though many travelers tend not to, for whatever reason.

For a more in-depth introduction to this Bahamian island, consider signing up for one of the excursions offered, some of which come with darn-good drink packages.

CocoCay (Little Stirrup Cay) at a Glance

City:Royal Caribbean private island

Country or State:Bahamas

Length of Beach:1 mile

Access:By Royal Caribbean Cruise only

Best time to visit:June - best weather

High Season:December to April

Low Season:May to November


  • Free BBQ and buffet. Drinks for purchase.
  • Snorkeling & watersports equipment
  • Lifeguards
  • Public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • White sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

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