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A Look Inside Royal Caribbean’s New Royal Beach Club Paradise Island, Bahamas

Setting sail with Royal Caribbean is a fantastic way to create unforgettable memories with your family. Beyond the exciting onboard activities and delicious dining options, Royal Caribbean boasts three incredible private destinations in the Bahamas and Haiti: Perfect Day at CocoCay, Labadee, and the new Royal Beach Club Paradise Island. Each location offers a unique blend of relaxation, adventure, and fun, catering to families of all ages and interests.

Rendering of Royal Beach Club Paradise Island courtesy of Royal Caribbean

Perfect Day at CocoCay: Thrills and Chills for Every Crew Member

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CocoCay, Royal Caribbean's largest private island, is a tropical paradise transformed into a thrill-seeker's haven. Here's what awaits your family:

  • Thrill Park: Challenge yourselves on the tallest water slide in North America, Daredevil's Peak. Float through a tropical storm in the aptly named Tropical Cyclone. Younger adventurers can enjoy Splash Summit, a water play area designed specifically for them.

  • South Beach and Chill Island: Craving some R&R? Relax on pristine white-sand beaches with calm, turquoise waters. Rent a cabana for extra shade and comfort, or grab a refreshing drink at one of the many beach bars.

  • Zip Line Adventure: Soar through the air on a high-speed zip line course, taking in breathtaking panoramic views of the island.

  • Splashaway Bay: This interactive aqua park features water cannons, tipping buckets, and a giant soaking mat racer. Perfect for a splashtastic family adventure!

Labadee: Haitian Charm Meets Family Fun

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Labadee, nestled along Haiti's northern coast, offers a taste of Haitian culture alongside exciting activities.

  • Water Activities Galore: Kayak through crystal-clear waters, try your hand at paddleboarding, or snorkel vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life.

  • Dragon's Tail Water Slide: This thrilling water slide winds its way down a mountainside, offering a heart-pounding adventure with stunning ocean views.

  • Adventure Lagoon: This section features a wave pool, a lazy river, and smaller water slides for younger children.

  • Zip Line and Roller Coaster: Experience the island from a different perspective on a thrilling zip line course. For an adrenaline rush, take a ride on the thrilling Cola Coaster, the first coaster ever built on a cruise line's private island.

  • Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourselves in Haitian culture by browsing local crafts at the Artisan Market or learning about the island's history at the Columbus Cove museum.

Royal Beach Club Paradise Island - New!

Rendering of Royal Beach Club Paradise Island courtesy of Royal Caribbean

This new addition to Royal Caribbean's Nassau excursion offerings provides a luxurious escape for families seeking a more relaxed atmosphere.

  • Beach: Relax in your chairs or opt for a cabana as you listen to the waves crash on the ocean or dip your toes in the water

  • Pools: Multiple pools are slated to adorn the beach club property which is perfect for keeping families entertained for the day

  • Activities: Royal Caribbean has promised a full slate of daily activities at the beach club, complete with live music sessions and fun for the whole family

Best Ships for Family Adventures

Royal Caribbean offers a variety of ships perfect for families. Here are a few top contenders:

  • Icon of the Seas: The newest member of the Royal Caribbean fleet, Icon of the Seas, raises the bar for family vacations at sea. Highlights include the world's first multi-rider wave ride at sea, a Category 6 waterpark, and the hideout, a specially designed area for teenagers.


  • Wonder of the Seas: This behemoth boasts the Ultimate Abyss℠, the tallest slide at sea, the Playscape Climber (exclusive to Wonder) and a plethora of kid-friendly activities like the carousel and the interactive play area, Adventure Ocean℠.

  • Oasis of the Seas: This Oasis Class ship offers something for everyone with the thrilling AquaTheater℠ with high-diving acrobatics, the Splashaway Bay℠ water park, and a full itinerary of family fun activities each day.

  • Freedom of the Seas and Independence of the Seas: These ships cater to families with a variety of pools, a miniature golf course, the H2O Zone℠ water park, and the Imagination℠ and Creation Stations℠ for arts and crafts.

Ready to Set Sail?

No cruise is complete without experiencing the incredible onboard offerings. From Broadway-caliber shows and movie theaters to rock climbing walls and ice skating rinks, there's something to keep everyone entertained.

Royal Caribbean's private destinations and family-friendly ships offer the perfect recipe for an unforgettable vacation. With a variety of activities, from adrenaline-pumping thrills to serene relaxation, your family is sure to create lasting memories on your island-hopping adventure! To begin your vacation planning, visit their website.


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