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“Beautiful island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coco Cay (Little Stirrup Cay)

Coco Cay (Little Stirrup Cay)
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South Burlington, Vermont, Usa
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“Beautiful island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Royal Caribbeans private island in the Bahamas was wonderful. Snorkeling was very good. Many fish to see. White sand beaches and blue clear water. Looking forward to going again sometime.

Visited October 2012
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“Beach Day- RC Enchantment of the Seas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

RC had HUGE delays getting everyone over here, and it was a mob fest getting back on the tender as well. But----it is a private island for the cruising experience, and it mostly is a nice place. We ventured back to Barefoot Beach for a quieter time---NICE. Beach is pretty good---lots of chairs, hammocks, etc. Didnt do any of the activities offered, though it seemed there were plenty of things to do (most for a fee). Food was average buffet fare (totally edible, no worries), drinks were overpriced (should come as no surprise). Overall, it's the kind of day to make as active or relaxed as you choose, and the island offers options for both. Enjoy!
TIP: If you've got your own snorkel gear, bring it. If you dont and are planning on renting it, buy your own before you cruise.....it's the same price OR cheaper!

Visited August 2013
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“Go To Barefoot Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Avoid the crowds, rent a SHELL on Barefoot beach. They drive you over and come by every 15 min. if you want to go to the crowded part of the island.
Snorkeling a must. Saw Sting Rays, big fish, Lime Sharks.

Visited July 2013
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“It's a nice place...if your ship actually stops there.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We have been to coco cay twice out of 5 attempts. The island is nice and peaceful. I've never been there when there are two ships there at the same time, but on the smaller ships (majesty monarch) it wasn't too crowded. Decent snorkeling, it's good for a beach day.

KEEP IN MIND that they miss this stop VERY often. We have missed once in February and twice in July. Since we only cruise once a year, we haven't been to coco cay since 2010. Two times the water was too choppy for people to get off the ship, and the third time there was a storm coming so the captain wanted to sail in another direction. It was the most disappointing on the 7 day cruise on Freedom, 4 days at sea was way too much. They should have a back up stop.

Visited July 2013
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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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“Enjoyable day at Coco Cay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Spent August 6th here as part of our cruise on Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas. An absolutely wonderful day at this island. Spent over three hours snorkeling at my leisure and now I'm hooked on it! The water was clear and very calm. Snorkeling area was huge. The beaches did not feel crowded and there was plenty of shade.

My only complaints were probably more to do with the cruise line policies than the island itself. The signature cocktail there, the coco Loco came in a souvenir cup. I was told that every drink purchase included a cup and that I could not get a reduced price on the purchase, even for a refill. At almost $11 a pop for a rum-based drink that's ridiculous. You could at least cut a couple of bucks off and offer it in a disposable cup or a reduced price refill. The only other complaint was about the buffet. That was the only time you really felt the crowds on the island as the line to get food was pretty hectic. The only thing I think could solve that would be a second buffet set-up or a more extended dining time.

Overall though, it was a hugely enjoyable experience and the sand, sun, shade, and trees were great! Tons of fish and a wonderful island vibe. I'd go back again in a heartbeat (though I would not be ordering the $11 drinks)

Visited August 2013
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