CocoCay: Cruise line's $250 million private island features 135 ft water slide

Posted at 6:57 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 21:57:33-04

(CNN) — Thanks to a $250 million transformation, Royal Caribbean's once-sleepy private island retreat in the Bahamas is offering eye-opening travel amenities to its cruise passengers.

The island, Perfect Day at CocoCay, offers everything from a record-setting water slide and a massive wave pool to five new complimentary dining venues and quiet sandy beaches.

"We are so proud to bring our 50-year legacy of innovation ashore to transform an incredible island that now completely revolutionizes private destinations in the vacation industry," said Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean International's president and CEO, in a statement.

At CocoCay's Thrill Waterpark, the fiery red and orange Daredevil's Peak water slide towers over the park's other 12 slides. At 135 feet, it's North America's tallest water slide.

A tethered helium balloon attraction allows guests views 450 feet above Perfect Day at CocoCay.

One area of CocoCay won't be completed until December. When it opens at the end of the year, Coco Beach Club will feature the Bahamas' first overwater cabanas, each with its own slide into the ocean.

There will also be a 2,600-foot beachfront infinity pool and a club and deck area.CocoCay is the first in a planned collection of Royal Caribbean Perfect Day islands.

Additional private island locations are expected in the Caribbean, Asia and Australia.