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Perfect Day at CocoCay: A Perfect Dental CE Destination

If you’re gearing up to join us aboard a Smiles at Sea dental CE cruise conference, you’re in for a treat. One of our favorite destinations, and a frequent stop on our itineraries, is Royal Caribbean’s stunning private island retreat: Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas. Tailored for both relaxation and adventure, this tropical haven offers something for everyone. This April 2025, we’re excited to take you back to this paradise for another unforgettable experience. Here’s everything you need to know about making the most of your time at CocoCay.

Seamless Blend of Work & Play

Our dental CE courses are all held onboard the ship, ensuring your time at CocoCay is entirely free for exploration and relaxation. Imagine attending insightful workshops and then spending a whole day snorkeling in crystal-clear waters or lounging on a pristine beach without any professional commitments.

Complimentary Amenities & Premium Attractions

At Perfect Day at CocoCay, many activities and amenities come at no extra cost. You can relax on free loungers spread across five beautiful beaches and enjoy complimentary dining at three of the six different venues scattered around the island. Plus, beverage and Wi-Fi packages from the ship can also be used on the island! 

Interested in upgrading your island experience with exciting offerings? Attractions such as those listed in the Thrills & Adventure section below, as well as luxury amenities like cabanas and daybeds, are available for an extra fee. Beach rentals such as kayaks and snorkel gear are also available to enhance your perfect day on the shore.

Thrills & Adventure

Thrill Waterpark

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, Thrill Waterpark is the place to be. It features the towering Daredevil’s Peak, North America’s tallest waterslide, along with a massive wave pool and an adventure pool complete with floating obstacle courses. With 13 slides and the largest wave pool in the Caribbean, this park is perfect for those craving fast-paced fun.

Up, Up and Away

Take your adventure to new heights with a ride on the helium balloon, which offers panoramic views of the island from 450 feet in the air. It’s a fantastic way to see the stunning landscape and surrounding turquoise waters.

Zip Line

Soar across the island on a 1,600-foot zip line that offers a unique perspective of CocoCay. One leg of the journey even lands you in the water, making for an exhilarating experience.

Relaxation & Leisure

Oasis Lagoon

For a more laid-back experience, head to Oasis Lagoon, the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean. With its swim-up bar and numerous loungers, it’s the perfect spot to unwind and socialize with fellow conference attendees. This area also features multiple swim-up islands and coves, and even a sloping entry perfect for families with small children.

Chill Island

If you’re in the mood for some beach time, Chill Island offers serene beaches with calm waters ideal for snorkeling and swimming. It’s a great place to relax and soak up the sun. Surrounded by reefs, it’s one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. The largest restaurant ashore, Chill Grill, is also here, offering a variety of delicious options.

South Beach

For those who like to stay active, South Beach offers a broad sweep of beach with activities like volleyball, beachside basketball, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and even ping-pong. Parents can enjoy a refresher at the Floating Bar while kids play nearby. You can also rent day beds or cabanas to unwind comfortably without missing any action.

Hideaway Beach

Discover the perfect adult-only escape at CocoCay. Hideaway Beach is the ultimate spot for dental professionals to relax and enjoy their time on this award-winning island. Let loose at the lively swim-up Hideaway Bar with DJ tunes, savor delicious pizzas from Slice of Paradise℠, and enjoy gourmet bites from Hideaway Hut. For an extra touch of luxury, unwind in a private pool at one of The Hideout cabanas. 

Coco Beach Club

For those seeking a touch of luxury (for an additional fee), the Coco Beach Club is a must-visit. Enjoy the infinity pool, upscale dining, and the first overwater cabanas in the Bahamas, complete with water slides and private attendants. The club offers a private beach experience with premium amenities, including concierge service and elevated dining options like lobster and prime steak.

Dining Delights

Exploring Perfect Day at CocoCay can work up quite an appetite, and luckily, the island offers a variety of delicious dining options to keep you fueled. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a luxurious meal, the private island paradise has dining options to suit every taste and preference. From Caribbean-style bites to indulgent meals, here’s a taste of what you can expect.

Complimentary Dining Options

Chill Grill

Savor Caribbean flavors at Chill Grill, where you can dig into lunchtime favorites like tacos with guacamole and barbecue chicken hot off the grill. Located just steps from the beach, it’s the perfect spot to take a break from the sun and enjoy a hearty meal.

Snack Shack

Despite its small size, the Snack Shack delivers big on taste. Enjoy quick bites like burgers with secret shack sauce, fried mozzarella sticks, fresh salads, funnel cake, and their famous chicken sandwich.

Skipper’s Grill

Indulge in all-you-can-eat favorites at Skipper’s Grill while taking in the stunning harborside views. Whether you’re craving burgers, hot dogs, or sweet treats, this spot has something to satisfy every craving.

Premium Dining Experiences

Captain Jack’s

Get into the island spirit at Captain Jack’s. Grab a drink, settle into a rope swing seat, and enjoy their signature chicken wings and fries with unique sauces like mango-habanero and Caribbean jerk.

Coco Beach Club

For an elevated dining experience, head to Coco Beach Club. Enjoy premium dishes like herb-marinated filet mignon or grilled Bahamian lobster, paired with refreshing craft cocktails. Don’t forget to save room for their decadent rum-soaked cake.

Slice of Paradise

Located at Hideaway Beach, Slice of Paradise serves up delicious pizzas with an island twist. Try the Bahamian-style Guava Barbecued Chicken or Veggie Feast while enjoying the beautiful beachfront views.

An Unforgettable Adventure Awaits

CocoCay is more than just a stop on our itinerary; it’s a part of the Smiles at Sea experience. Combining professional growth with the joys of a tropical paradise, our dental CE cruises offer a unique opportunity to learn, network, and relax. We look forward to seeing you there for our April 2025 conference and making new memories together. See you on the open seas!

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