Amber Cove Aqua Zone is where the fun begins, due to its many amenities. It takes up almost half of the port’s 30 acres, featuring the best of this port’s attractions. This is one of the reasons Amber Cove is a flagship Carnival Cruises port in the Caribbean, a popular destination for cruise ship travelers seeking adventure, relaxation, and unforgettable experiences. 

The Coco Caña Sky Bar 

Overlooking the entire Aqua Zone, the Amber Cove Sky Bar certainly lives up to its name. It is perched high up on the highest point of the port, providing the best landscape views of Amber Cove’s surrounding landscape.

Stunning vistas from the Sky bar at Amber Cove Port
A view of the cruise ship from the Sky Bar, at Amber Cove.

From the Sky Bar the views are 360 degrees, so think about enjoying a drink while being able to see the whole port, its berths, the ocean view, the mountain view and the shopping center. You can sit in the bar or have a balcony chair, and enjoy the Caribbean breeze with a perfect Mojito.

Hillside Cabanas

High on top of the hill where the vistas take over the spirit, we find the hillside cabanas. From these rental units you get a bird’s eye perspective of the Aqua Zone, the Maimon Bay and most of the Amber Cove port. The units include a set of essential amenities that make it super attractive to rent.

hilltop cabanas
The view of the Aqua Zone from the hilltop cabanas, awesome.

Poolside Cabanas

Sitting right by the swimming pool deck, the pool side cabanas look pretty convenient for those who spend a lot of time in the swimming pool, and prefer to have their own private space to go in and out while spending time in the port. The balconies offer a great perspective of the main pool area and the swim up bar, Coco Caña.

Pool side cabanas
The pool side cabanas at Amber Cove

Zip Line

Zipping down over the Aqua Zone is a thrilling prospect, and it certainly draws a crowd. The zip line station at Amber Cove is an interesting sight for all those below in the loungers and pool, as the lines are long and zip above the pool side cabanas, main swimming pool, swim up bar and loungers area. The zip line safety rules require a minimum of 80 lbs/36 kg. and maximum of 265 lbs/120 Kg weight, and zero alcohol in blood.

zip line launch at Amber Cove
The zip line station launch at Amber Cove

Water Slide

Every great water park has to include a fun water slide, and the one at the Amber Cove Aqua Zone is just the right size for a fun ride. The video below from Lauren of all Trades provides excellent insight on the free pool and waterslides of the Aqua Zone, included in our featured article on the Amber Cove pool slide.

Coco Caña Poolside Lounge

Considered the heart of the Aqua Zone, the Coco Caña Pool Lounge is a restaurant with a swim up bar that serves the main swimming pool, and includes a second floor lounge with a laid back atmosphere, where lots of interesting conversations take place; crowds of those who stay in the port will spend most of the time here.

The Coco Caña swim up bar
The swim up bar in the Aqua Zone.

Children’s Splash Area

Encircled by loungers where parents can supervise from a distance, the children’s splash area of Amber Cove is where the little ones can have their own fun with water slides; also the waterfall tree, and a giant colorful fish slide. 

The kids pool
The children splash area of the Aqua Zone.

Aqua Zone Loungers Area

Sitting between the main swimming pool and the children’s splash area, the loungers area is where you can bask in the sun and get tanned in a quieter spot. If you stay in the port in a crowded day when two ships arrive together, this might be the place to be when the pool loungers get crowded. 

The Aqua Zone loungers area
Loungers at the Aqua Zone.

Water Sports Rental

A great way to enjoy time in the port is the water sports rentals area, where passengers can rent Kayaks, Paddle boats, and SUP, stand up paddle boards. This area sits just before the overwater cabanas, and the rates vary depending on the selected rental boat, watercycle or kayak.

water sports rental
Entrance to the water sports rentals

Cabana Bar

The Amber Cove Cabana Bar services the guests staying at the Grand Cabana and all the other cabanas over the water. It is a very nice bar located on the small pier just ahead of the cabanas. It provides the waiter and restaurant services for this area of the port. For a quieter spot to have a casual conversation, sip your favorite drink or even read a book over coffee away from crowds, this is the perfect location.

interior view of the Cabana bar at Amber Cove
The Cabana bar at Amber Cove.

Overwater Cabanas

The overwater cabanas at Amber Cove are an exclusive lodging area available for daily rental by cruise passengers visiting Amber Cove, located in the Aqua Zone. The Cabanas are serviced by the Cabana Bar, which also has the food menu from the Coco Cana lounge. There is a large unit called the Grand Cabana, and six other smaller ones, each with its own private area and amenities.

aerial photo of the Amber Cove ocean cabanas
Aerial photo of the Amber Cove ocean cabanas

Crew Center

The Amber Cove Crew Center is a small store where you can grab a quick soft drink, chips, snacks and other products that might not be found in a restaurant or gift shop. The facilities include picnic tables, and the Crew Center is found on the the East end of the port, right after the children’s pool.

Amber Cove crew center
The Amber Cove Crew Center.

Relaxation and Refreshment

While the Aqua Zone offers heart-pounding thrills, it also caters to those seeking relaxation and tranquility. Lounge chairs, shaded cabanas, and tropical palm trees line the pool areas, providing a serene setting for unwinding and soaking up the Caribbean sun. Parents can watch their little ones play in the dedicated children’s splash zone, while enjoying a refreshing beverage from the nearby bar.

Safety and Accessibility

At Amber Cove Port’s Aqua Zone, safety and accessibility are top priorities. Trained lifeguards are stationed throughout the water park, ensuring a safe environment for all visitors. The park is also designed to accommodate individuals with mobility challenges, with ramps and accessible facilities available.

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