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What To Do On Ocean Cay, Our Exclusive Private Island
Our new exclusive private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, awaits you with over two miles of white sand beaches and pristine Bahamas waters. Relax on the beach with a drink in hand (included when you Go All In!) or explore the island on one of our many shore excursions. Rejuvenate your sun-kissed skin with a beachside massage. Rent a private (and socially distanced) cabana. It’s time to see for yourself why Ocean Cay was named Best New Cruise Destination.
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!
Picture this: a beachside massage with endless views of turquoise water, beautiful palm trees swaying in the wind and the sound of the ocean waves crashing as you drift off to pure relaxation.
Treat yourself to the ultimate pampering at The Spa at Ocean Cay where all skincare products are biodegradable and eco-friendly.
In need of some quality shopping time? From local Bahamian shops to gifts for your friends and family, the shops on Ocean Cay is sure to satisfy your shopping craving. Check out our selection of shops below.
Ocean Cay Trading Post
Here you can take home some great memories of our unique island and choose from a wide selection of exclusive Ocean Cay souvenirs and gifts inspired by nature. We have products for both adults and children, ranging from T-shirts, caps, beach items, towels, stuffed animals, mugs, accessories, and housewares.
Everything you need for a fantastic day on Ocean Cay is available at the MSC shop. You’ll find all the essentials for the entire family. Our great selection of MSC branded products is designed especially for you, like hats, flip flops, towels, beach bags, sun creams, lip balms. You will also find a number of exclusive partnership products highlighting the marine sustainable values of the island.
Ocean Cay Visitor Center
For any pre-ordered essential items, Ocean Cay survival kits, must haves and top tips for your day on Ocean Cay, head over to the visitor center where we can assist you with some great ideas, suggestions and information.
Bahamian Shop & Market
Here you can find authentic arts and crafts by local artisans and much more in these fun places to shop. The Bahamian Market does not accept the Cruise Card as a form of payment, so please remember to bring some cash.