If you are considering a stay at Disney Caribbean Beach Resort keep reading to find out why we loved our stay there. We had a wonderful stay and took lots of pictures so you can see more of the property!
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CARIBBEAN BEACH RESORT BASICS
Caribbean Beach Resort is a moderately priced resort on Disney World property. The atmosphere of the resort is laid back and tropical with Caribbean vibes.
This is a very large resort and spans about 200 acres. The rooms are divided into 5 different “villages” and each village represents a different area of the Caribbean islands.
Trinidad, Martinique, Barbados, Aruba, and Jamaica are the five themed villages within the resort. We stayed in the Jamaica village in a standard room.
The main entrance area to this resort is called Old Port Royale. It has the check-in desk, concierge services, dining, a market, a trading post, and the main pool is outside this area. This is a large and spacious area.
HOW ARE THE ROOMS AT CARIBBEAN BEACH?
Most rooms are around 300 square feet and have two queen beds. Some rooms may have a pull-down murphy type bed for a 5th person. Our room did have a pull-down bed, but we didn't use it.
You can also get a pirate-themed room if you have pirate loving kids with you!
I felt the rooms were adequate. The price I was paying per night didn't really correspond with the type of room we got, but I knew going into this trip that you pay a premium to stay on property and the other perks make up for basic room accommodations.
The bathroom area where the bathtub and toilet are located is very small and I would have appreciated more space in this part of the room.
I liked having a small table and chairs because we did take food back to the room several evenings when we were super tired and didn't want to hassle eating in public.
The beds were comfortable or at least I don't recall having any issues sleeping! I will say that we fell into bed exhausted every single night, LOL.
It was nice to have a safe in the room and we found out that management is quick to come help you if your child messes the safe up and you can't get your wallet out!!
There are no elevators at this resort so keep that in mind if you have anyone with issues managing stairs. The common areas are on the lower level and won't be a problem, but there are 2nd floor rooms throughout the resort.
TRANSPORTATION FROM CARIBBEAN BEACH RESORT
One of the big reasons I choose Disney Caribbean Beach Resort is because it is connected to the new Skyliner transportation system.
The Skyliner transports you from Caribbean Beach Resort over to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
The Disney Bus line transports you to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, water parks, and Disney Kingdom. You can also take the bus to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
We LOVED taking the Skyliner. We had zero issues during our stay and it was fast and well-organized. The ride is fun and my girls really enjoyed it.
The Skyliner hub is on Caribbean Beach property and it is a short walk over to the hub to get on. There is a coffee and small snack stand at the corner leading up the sidewalk to the hub. This is convenient to grab a drink or even a muffin for breakfast.
There is also an internal shuttle bus that can take you to different places within the resort since it is a large property and the walking can get tiring.
DINING AT DISNEY CARIBBEAN BEACH RESORT
I wish we had spent a little more time testing out the dining at our home resort. There are four dining options in the resort: Centertown Market, Spyglass Grill, Sebastian's Bistro, and Banana Cabana.
We ate at the Centertown Market (quick-service dining) multiple times because it was convenient, we were tired and I knew my picky eater liked a few things they served. The Island Bounty Breakfast was filling and delicious one morning. I ate the Chicken Bowl more than once and it was delicious with jerk chicken and beans and rice. The portions were very large. You can eat there in the dining room or get the food to go and take it to your room.
Banana Cabana is right outside the pool area and we walked past many times but did not eat here. It has a very fun vibe and you can walk up to the bar area. The menu consists of some appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and salads, and a large selection of drinks.
You can get table service at Sebastian's Bistro and Spyglass Grill. We didn't plan ahead enough to get reservations for these locations. These locations have higher scale dining in a very nice atmosphere. I knew it would be lost on my youngest, LOL.
SWIMMING AT CARIBBEAN BEACH RESORT
It would be the Caribbean if you couldn't swim, right? My girls loved the main pool at Disney Caribbean Beach Resort. It is called Fuentes del Morro and is located right outside Old Port Royale.
This pool has waterslides, waterfalls and even water cannons. There is also a kiddie area that looked fun, but we didn't use it because my girls were too old. Towels are available at the main pool.
We were at Disney World in January. The pool was heated and my girls swam without issue. I felt like the water was cool, but we were always there swimming late in the evening when it was dark out. I am sure it would have been better during the warm afternoon.
There are 5 other small pools throughout the resort. We swam at the small pool nearest our room once and it was more like a large outdoor hotel swimming pool. Plenty of lounge chairs too!
I didn't base my decision to stay at this specific resort on the pool because I knew we wouldn't have much time to swim. If your family loves to spend time swimming it may be something that weighs heavier in your decision-making process.
OTHER RESORT ACTIVITIES
I always wonder who takes advantage of all the activities offered by the Disney World resorts? It definitely was not my family, LOL. We enjoy spending every minute we can at the parks and there is just no time left to do the other activities.
Nevertheless, Disney Caribbean Beach Resort did offer a lot of other things that sounded like fun. We got a schedule when we arrived of what would be going on each day and you can also look at the resort channel on the TV for updates.
Some of the activities and recreation opportunities offered were:
- Guided Fishing Excursions
- Bike and Surrey Rentals
- Sand Volleyball
- Jogging Trails
- Pirate Cruise (which did sound really fun and we wish we could have squeezed in)
- Pool Party Bash every afternoon
- Movie Under the Stars
WE LOVED DISNEY CARIBBEAN BEACH RESORT
My girls and I absolutely loved our stay on property at Disney Caribbean Beach Resort. Now that I have stayed on the property I doubt I will stay off property again!
We enjoyed the total Disney immersion and the resort was absolutely beautiful. There was a peaceful atmosphere which was nice after hectic days in the parks. I would definitely be inclined to stay at this location again in the future, but may try out some of the other properties to see what they are like!
Have you stayed at this resort before? If you have any questions I can answer be sure to comment below! Check out my other Disney posts before you leave too:
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