CocoCay

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CocoCay
Little Stirrup Cay
Island
CocoCay
CocoCay
CocoCay is located in Bahamas
CocoCay
CocoCay
Coordinates: 25°49′N 77°56′W / 25.817°N 77.933°W / 25.817; -77.933Coordinates: 25°49′N 77°56′W / 25.817°N 77.933°W / 25.817; -77.933
Country Bahamas
IslandLittle Stirrup Cay
DistrictBadge of the Berry Islands.jpg Berry Islands
Population
 (2010)
 • Total38
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone)
Area code(s)242

CocoCay or Little Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, is one of the Berry Islands, a collection of cays and small islands, and is located approximately 55 miles north of Nassau.[1] It is used for tourism by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd exclusively. Little Stirrup Cay is adjacent to Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian Cruises' private island since 1977.

Description[edit]

The island is less than a mile (1.57 kilometer) long from east to west and less than 480 yards (.43 kilometer) from north to south. It has a population of 38. (2010 census)[2]

In 2019, the island was extensively renovated by Royal Caribbean at the cost of $250 million USD. A pier was constructed on the north side of the island, which allows cruise ships to dock directly instead of using tenders. The east end is the center of recreational activities with beaches fronting a coral basin where manatee, rays, and numerous fish can be seen. Nature trails run the entire length and width of the island. The renovation also included a water park, with North America’s largest and tallest water slide, Daredevil’s Peak.

Tourism[edit]

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which owns Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises, assumed the lease of the island upon acquisition of Admiral Cruises in 1988[3] and renamed it Coco Cay in 2018.[4]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for CocoCay, Bahamas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 90
(32)
91
(33)
91
(33)
91
(33)
96
(36)
98
(37)
97
(36)
99
(37)
97
(36)
95
(35)
91
(33)
89
(32)
99
(37)
Average high °F (°C) 77
(25)
77
(25)
81
(27)
82
(28)
84
(29)
88
(31)
90
(32)
90
(32)
88
(31)
86
(30)
82
(28)
79
(26)
84
(29)
Average low °F (°C) 63
(17)
63
(17)
64
(18)
66
(19)
70
(21)
73
(23)
75
(24)
75
(24)
75
(24)
72
(22)
68
(20)
64
(18)
69
(21)
Record low °F (°C) 46
(8)
45
(7)
50
(10)
54
(12)
59
(15)
61
(16)
63
(17)
67
(19)
67
(19)
59
(15)
54
(12)
48
(9)
45
(7)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.5
(38)
1.7
(43)
1.2
(30)
1.8
(46)
4.6
(120)
8.5
(220)
5.9
(150)
6.6
(170)
7.0
(180)
7.2
(180)
2.4
(61)
1.7
(43)
50.1
(1,270)
Average relative humidity (%) 75 73 72 71 73 76 74 75 77 76 74 75 74
Source 1: [5]
Source 2: [6]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coco Cay". Washington Post. January 21, 2007. pp. P10. Retrieved 2009-01-17.
  2. ^ "Berry Islands Population by Settlement and Total Number of Occupied Dwellings 2010 Census" (PDF). Bahamas Department of Statistics.
  3. ^ "Cruise Ship Evacuated In Bahamas After Blast". Miami Herald. July 31, 1986. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  4. ^ "Cruising Cays Private Isles Give Visitors a Beach of Their Own". Miami Herald. February 8, 1998. Retrieved 2009-01-17.
  5. ^ "CocoCay, Bahamas Climate History". www.myweather2.com. Retrieved November 22, 2021.
  6. ^ "Coco Cay, The Bahamas Travel Weather Averages (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase. Retrieved April 26, 2021.

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