Inside the £191million private island and water park that just opened to Brits

Royal Caribbean has opened its highly-anticipated new private island in the Bahamas, and it really has pulled out all the stops.

The island, Perfect Day at CocoCay , has involved a $250million transformation (approximately £191million) and includes a huge water park, specially-designed beaches, restaurants, luxury cabanas, and even a zip line.

However what's sure to be a hit with cruise ship passengers of all ages is the brand new Thrill Waterpark which boasts 13 waterslides, and Adventure Pool with an obstacle course, and even boasts the Caribbean's largest wave pool.

Oh, and thrill-seekers can get their fill on the 135-foot-tall Daredevil's Peak, the tallest waterslide in North America.

Other highlights include Splashaway Bay with water games and drench buckets for little ones, as well as a 1,600-foot-long zip line, and sports ranging from volleyball and beachside basketball to football and paddle boarding.

Fancy views of the Caribbean? Families can head to the Up, Up and Away helium balloon which travels up to 450 feet in the air.

Those who favour relaxation over activities won't be disappointed either.

Perfect Day will feature the Caribbean's largest freshwater pool, as well as pristine white sand beaches, cocktail bars, individual coves, swim-up islands and private cabanas.

Meanwhile those who feel peckish will have a wide array of restaurants to choose from including Captain Jack's with its local fare and harbourside views, Skipper's Grill for tasty lunch treats, Chill Grill with beachside dining and picnic tables, and a number of beach bars.

In December guests will also be able to enjoy a touch of extra luxury when the Coco Beach Club opens with its overwater cabanas, an infinity pool and a club and deck area where guests can enjoy the exclusive dining venue.

Perfect Day is the first of five private islands the cruise line is opening , and it will be on offer exclusively to Royal Caribbean cruise passengers.

Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, said: "Royal Caribbean is the proven leader when it comes to pushing the envelope in cruise ship design and the experiences offered at sea.

"With Perfect Day at CocoCay, we are so proud to bring our 50-year legacy of innovation ashore to transform an incredible island that now completely revolutionises private destinations in the travel industry.

"It is exciting to see what we have dreamed up finally come to life; our guests truly are in for an experience unlike any other."

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