If you're going to Royal Caribbean's private island of CocoCay and intersted in renting a cabana, here's a guide to what you need to know about renting your own cabana.
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How much are the cabanas?
Cabana rentals are $200 for up to six guests.
Who are cabanas good for
The cabanas at CocoCay are perfect for someone who is planning on spending the whole day on CocoCay and wants to have a a private beach experience.
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- Private ocean view cabana rental for the full day
- Furnished with 2 luxurious resort-style lounge chairs & a sofa
- Amenities include a deluxe lunch buffet, beach towels, 2 floating beach mats, 4 bottles of water, and 2 sets of snorkeling equipment
- Towels for your use during the day
For the mats and snorkel equipment, you will be given coupons to go get the equipment from the rental location.
There is a bar in the cabana area but here are no attendants that will take your order and bring your drinks (unlike Labadee). There are restrooms near the bar for use by cabana guests.
Some people have reported getting a fruit plate and champagne, although that isn't something that's always been offered.
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How to rent the cabanas
Suite guests get first access to the cabanas but you can go to the Explorations (shore excursions) desk onboard your Royal Caribbean ship and put your name down on a list. It's best to put your name down as soon as possible for the best chance at getting a cabana.
We have had luck reserving a cabana on the spot in CocoCay after talking with the attendant who allows admission to the area, but that's subject to availability.
If you are not a suite guest, your best is to put your name on the list at the Explorations desk as early as possible and keep checking back on the status of your request.
Water, water everywhere but no where to swim
Your private cabana area gives you a great, private area to admire the ocean but there is no beach access from the cabanas. Instead, you will need to walk out of the cabana area if you plan on going swimming.
The closest swimming area is a short walk away, perhaps a few minutes.
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Which cabanas to rent
All cabanas on CocoCay are great but the cabanas closest to the water offer the most privacy as well as the best view.
Cabanas 1 through 7 are the ones to try for but you shouldn't be disappointed if you end up with a different cabana.