Coco Cay Island (previsouly know as Little Stirrup Cay) is one of the Berry Islands in the Bahamas. It is located approximately 55 miles north of Nassau.The island is about a kilometre wide from East to West and about 183 metres from North to South. The island’s east end is the heart of the island where all recreational activities are. They have beaches fronting a coral basin where all the island’s marine life can be seen.
We came to this beautiful island as one of the stops in our Bahamas cruise. Royal Caribbean has lease on the island for their exclusive use so the island is private for the Royal Caribeean cruise passengers. Our Royal Caribbean cruise ship anchored off the island and brought passengers ashore by ferries. Apart from the beautiful vivid turquoise-coloured, crystal-clear and warm water at the beach, the island offers a variety of water activities which includes swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, parasailing, scuba diving, and Waverunner piloting. There are shops where water sports gears can be hired. The island also features nature trails that run the entire length and width of the island. If you just want to relax, soak up the warm Caribbean sun and enjoy the paradise-like atmosphere; you can just hang-out on the blue and white beach chairs under a rainbow coloured beach umbrellas sipping your favourite cocktail from the island bar or hire a mat and float on the water to work on your tan. The island also holds an ocean Snorkel Adventure and treasure-hunt competition where we participated and won a little prize of free floating beach mat. It is nice to just stroll around the island and visit the Straw Market for some souvenirs made of…wait for it…straw and other crafts souvenirs. The cruise provided a nice BBQ lunch and buffet with nice island flavours. We had a fabulous day! You would too!