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Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

 

The Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is the most colorful of the Disney hotels. Take a trip to the islands, mon. This hotel is built for relaxation. Hammocks are strung up all around the beaches. Mmmm??? Take a nap on a beach.

 

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the bridge outside the Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney WorldThe entrance to the hotel - Photo by Mike Billick

 

The Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is a vacation destination in itself. The resort is dedicated to giving guests the experience of a true Caribbean getaway without leaving the U.S. In true Disney fashion, the Resort offers something for every member of the family on your perfect Disney World vacation.

 

One of the white sand beaches at the Caribbean Beach Resort

A nice beach - photo by Courtney Reynolds

 

The resort surrounds a 45 acre lake lined with white sand beaches called Barefoot Bay which has a island in the middle named Caribbean Cay (pronounced Key) which connects the resort via bridges.

Guest Rooms

A guest room building at Disney Caribbean Beach Resort

One of the room buildings - photo by Courtney Reynolds

 

Your perfect stay will be at one of the six villages complete with lush and tropical landscaping. Each village is a city to itself (or so it seems) and rooms reflect the Caribbean theme in the furnishings and architecture. Standard rooms are complete with tropical colors and ceiling fans create a relaxed atmosphere.

 

The Caribbean Beach Resort was the first of the Disney Moderate Resorts, which means the rooms are the largest of the moderates. They are about 340 square feet. (That compares with 260 for the Values and an average of around 400 in the Deluxes.)

 

The Caribbean Beach Resort has 5 different "villages" that make up the hotel. Each "village" has a pool, laundry and a bus stop (the most important thing).

  • Trinadad
  • Jamica
  • Aruba
  • Barbados
  • Martinique

The rooms here are pretty standard hotel rooms. There are 3 "bed" options. A room with one king size bed, a room with two queen size beds and a room with two queens and a Murphy bed.

 

The king bed layout

 

The two queen bed layout

 

Two queen beds and a Murphy bed layout

 

The decor is pretty much the new Disney standard. Wood looking floors, neutral colors and just a little Caribbean decoration touches.

Pirate Rooms

A Pirate Room at the Caribbean Beach Resort

The Pirate room - photo by Kathleen Wolfe

 

Several years ago, Disney started an experiment at the Caribbean Beach Resort. They gave a few rooms a little extra. They created "Pirate Rooms". These rooms have some special decorations that make them "pirate-y". The beds are made to look like a pirate ship, the dresser looks like boxes on a ship and the floor looks like old wood planks.

 

The Pirate room layout

 

While the Pirate rooms are cool, they are the farthest rooms from Old Port Royale.

Old Port Royale

The Entrance to Old Port Royale at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

The entrance to Old Port Royale - Photo by Courtney Reynolds

 

Old Port Royale is the center of Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. From checkin to food to souvenirs and stuff, it's all located in the Old Port Royale.

 

Inside Old Port Royale you'll find -

Shopping - Calypso Trading Post

The sign for Calypso Trading Post in Disney Caribbean Beach Resort

Calypso Trading Post is full of fun stuff - Photo by Courtney Reynolds

 

The Calypso Trading Post sells all kinds of Disney sportswear, groceries, snacks, souvenirs and other nick nacks you see at all the other gift shops around.

 

Shop till you drop.

Food - Grab N Go

The Grab N Go sign at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Head to Grab N Go and grab and go - Photo by Courtney Reynolds

 

Need some snacks, drinks or maybe even a sandwich or two. Grab N Go (yes that's the name) is the place to pick something up.

 

The sandwich case at Grab N Go at the Caribbean Beach Resort

The sandwich case at Grab N Go - photo by Courtney Reynolds

 

Some of the stuff here looks pretty yummy.

Food - Centertown Market

Centertown Market Quick Service in the Caribbean Beach Resort

Centertown Market looks amazing - Photo by Courtney Reynolds

 

Centertown Market is the Quick Service restaurant at the Caribbean Beach Resort. Centertown Market is open for breakfast and dinner and features a menu that's Caribbean inspired.

 

Breakfast has a lot of the standard breakfast items with Caribbean extras like a Breakfast Cuban sandwich, Chorizo and Tostones Benedict and even a Strawberry Guava French Toast.

The Breakfast Menu at Centertown Market

Dinner has sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and pasta with some interesting sound dishes like Caribben Trio Taco, Caribbean Beef and Chorizo Burger, and a Jerk Chicken and Pineapple pizza.

The Dinner Menu at Centertown Market

Sebastian's Bistro

The entrance to Sebastian's Bistro at the Caribbean Beach Resort

Come on in and enjoy some good food - Photo by Courtney Reynolds

 

Sebastian's Bistro is the Table Service restaurant at the Caribbean Beach Resort. It's open at both lunch and dinner.

 

Lunch has a combination of sandwiches, steak, Jerk chicken and salads along with several good looking appetizers.

The Lunch Menu at Sebastian's Bistro

The dinner menu has many of the same appetizers, but no sandwiches and a couple of extra entrees. Both lunch and dinner has a good looking dessert menu. I can't wait to try the Warm Chocolate Pudding.

The Dinner Menu at Sebastian's Bistro

Banana Cabana

The light fixture in Banana Cabana - Photo by Courtney Reynolds

 

Banana Cabana is the pool bar at the Caribbean Beach Resort that features tropical drinks and a few quick bites including crab cakes and jerk chicken wings.

Pools

Each of the villages has a pool, and at Old Port Royale, there is a large pool with a pirate theme (wonder why that is?).

 

All those pools and a lake too. Each of the pools are heated and are warm enough to swim in even when it's cold outside. (We've seen adults in the pools when the temperature was just above freezing.)

 

Lifeguards are on duty during posted operating hours. Officially pools are open seasonally, which means when it gets cold, the pools close and lifeguards go inside where it's warm.

The Marina

SeaRaycers lined up at Disney's Caribbean Beach ResortSea Raycers lined up at the marina - photo by Dad

 

At Barefoot Bay Marina you can rent boats, bikes, sailboats, canoes and much more. Sail the lake in an 8 person pontoon boat or rent a personal speed boat (SeaRaycer) and kick up some waves. SeaRaycers can be driven by anyone 16 or above.

 

There is a promenade around the lake for bicycles. It's almost a mile and a half long. You must be 18 to rent bicycles. There's even a 2 seater for a romantic ride.

Transportation

Transportation from the CBR is pretty simple. You either drive or jump on one of Disney's Luxury Motor Coaches (buses). The buses run from the hotel to all the theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs.

Location

The Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is almost in the middle of Disney World. It's just a couple of blocks from Disney's Hollywood Studios and a short distance to the back entrance to Epcot. The Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdoms are a bit of a drive.

 

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Address and Phone Number

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
900 Cayman Way Lake Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


(407) 934-3400
(407) 934-3288 (fax)

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Dad's Bottom Line

Dad didn't have a great experience at the Caribbean Beach Resort, (Dad's Caribbean Beach experience) but It probably wasn't the hotels fault. The new bedding (and better weather) might make a difference.