Be a Pampered Castaway on Cocoa Cay

Ever dreamt of being a castaway? How about being a pampered castaway for a day... on a small Caribbean island with a plethora of white sandy beaches, a sea of lounging chairs and hammocks to relax in, scenic nature trails, several water activities and sports to participate in, and a BBQ lunch served at noon? Sound too good to be true...? Well, welcome to Royal Caribbean's Cocoa Cay! Royal Caribbean's Private Island ~ Cocoa Cay Many cruise lines own their own small, private island in the Bahamas, for use as a day stop during their Caribbean cruise itineraries.  Royal Caribbean's is called Cocoa Cay, and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who's been there, who did not absolutely love it. Although I posted a less than glowing review of our Royal Caribbean cruise experience overall, our day spent at Cocoa Cay was by far the best part of our trip.  It was absolutely fantastic.  We were there from 9AM - 5PM.  Take a look at some highlights and what to expect. Royal … [Read more...]

Yo Ho, Yo Ho, Cruising’s Not For Me

I had my fake tan, perfectly timed pedicure, and cruise wear cover-up style dresses (not my typical garb) all ready to go, for my very first cruise!  After finally convincing my hesitant, prone-to-motion-sickness husband to give this type of vacation a try for our 10th anniversary trip with no kids, I was certain we were going to love every minute of it. Now recently returned from this maiden voyage of ours, and at the risk of sounding like a negative party pooper, I'm here to report that much to my surprise I've discovered cruising is not for me. Don't get me wrong, we had a wonderful trip.  And there are definitely some charming and enjoyable aspects to vacationing on a cruise ship.  The food was great, we had fun filled days at port, and being a girl raised on the river - I absolutely love being out on the water in any type of boat. But alas, there were a few not-so-savory aspects to our cruise, which I found myself unprepared for. Camping On The Sea Pay careful attention … [Read more...]