oCEAN CAY MSC MARINE RESERVE
Exclusive to MSC Cruises guests, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve offers guests over 2 miles of white sand beaches to spread out and relax beside crystal blue water, and activities for all ages day and night.
With docking right on the island, you can walk straight off the ship to one of the island’s multiple beaches where chairs, umbrellas and cabanas await. Spend the day snorkeling, paddle boarding, jet skiing and more, or for wellness and relaxation, visit The Spa at Ocean Cay offering beachside massages. Grab a snack or refresh with an Instagram-worthy beverage at food trucks and beach bars throughout the island. With late night — or overnight — stays on many cruises, you'll get to spend a full day, or two, on our stunning island. Melt into the sunset with a beach picnic, fire pits or a glow paddle boarding experience in our lagoon. Then, watch as The Lighthouse shines with a spectacular light show.
What's more? Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve was designed to show our appreciation to the environment and ensure we are doing our part to take care of our planet, all while giving you a slice of paradise.
It's no wonder Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve has been named Best New Cruise Destination! All MSC Cruises' itineraries departing from the U.S. include a stop at Ocean Cay so plan your escape to The Bahamas or Caribbean today.
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Well-known for its pristine beaches, Ocean Cay offers multiple beaches to choose from.
North and South Beach are situated perfectly on each side of the lagoon providing calm waters for swimming, relaxing on a beach float or sitting shoreline as the calm waters reach your toes.
Bimini Beach offers endless views of the Atlantic Ocean. Feeling luxurious? Rent one of our private cabanas on the beach for the day!
Sunset Beach is famous for offering stunning views (hence the name) but is also one of the largest beaches on the island, offering over half a mile long of white sand.
Lighthouse Bay is the closest beach to the ship offering plenty of chairs, umbrellas and sun beds to soak up the Bahamian sun.
Paradise Sands Beach, where The Spa at Ocean Cay is located, allows guests to enjoy a massage beachside. After your massage, enjoy this quaint and quiet beach overlooking the beautiful turquoise waters.
Ocean House Beach is exclusive only for MSC Yacht Club guests. Just like while your onboard the ship, Ocean House Beach offers an upscale experience with complimentary private amenities including a restaurant and bar, butler service and more. Beachfront or Ocean View cabanas are available to rent.
It's not every day you get to enjoy a full day, or two, on a private island and we're here to help you make the most of your time on Ocean Cay. So, where do we start?
Daytime activities & excursions:
Ocean Cay is home to some of the most colorful fish, so you'll want to make sure you spend time in the lagoon or ocean snorkeling with these beautiful sea creatures or relax on a floating mat while tropical fish swim all around you.
For those seeking a more thrilling experience, take a journey through the Bahamian waters on a jet ski tour or our Rum Rendezvous catamaran cruise.
Evening activities & excursions:
Unique to MSC Cruises, here you can experience glow paddle boarding in our lagoon and watch as the lights attract small tropical fish all around you.
Perhaps, you'd rather take in the beautiful night sky with beachside stargazing, relax with your family or loved ones at a sunset picnic. If a beach fire is more your style, you can enjoy fire pits located on select beaches.
Don't worry, we've got you covered to ensure you stay hydrated and refreshed with one of our many beach bars and food trucks, situated perfectly throughout the island so you don't have to venture too far or wait in long lines. Enjoy Caribbean cuisine, tropical cocktails and Instagram-worthy experiences to make all your family and friends jealous.
The Smiling Fish offers soft serve ice-cream and coffee delicacies.
Springer's Bar is an authentic Bahamian bar offering delicious cocktails and drinks
Lighthouse Bar is known for its striking 100 ft. lighthouse, along with its spectacular lighthouse in the evenings (you won't want to miss this)
Seakers Food Court offers guests a variety of American and Caribbean cuisine, something for everyone!
Food Trucks is one of our most talked about food experiences on island and offers delicious cuisine. Each food truck is situated perfectly next to a beach bar, where you can grab a drink and food and go!