One of my favorite places to stay when traveling to Walt Disney World is at Disney Caribbean Beach Resort. Talk about a tropical paradise, Disney does a great job at making you feel like you have stepped right onto a Caribbean island oasis.
Disney Caribbean Beach Resort
The Caribbean Beach resort is the largest on Disney property and is divided into sections with very tropical names: Trinidad (North & South), Martinique, Barbados, Aruba, and Jamaica.
Each village has its own small pool, laundry facility and bus stop.
When you arrive at Old Port Royale. you will see a colorful lobby under an open-trussed roof and a colonnade with floor-to-ceiling drapes.
You will feel like you have been transported straight to a tropical paradise!
Disney Caribbean Beach Resort Rooms
The rooms are lovely and have a tropical feel. You will find two queen-sized beds, with a small table, a cabinet with a mini fridge and TV.
This is one of the few Disney Resorts that sleep 5. There is a hidden bed in the bench that pulls out to a bed that will fit a small child.
Caribbean Beach Resort Restaurants
If you are a fan of Caribbean food, you will find some great dining options at Caribbean Beach Resort both for both quick and table service.
This new Caribbean-inspired table-service restaurant will make you feel as though you’ve walked into a tropical beachfront home.
The menu is packed full of Latin & Caribbean dishes from steak to seafood. Some of the most popular items are:
- Skirt steak “chimichurri” with crispy yuca
- Citrus-stuffed sustainable whole fish with turmeric brown rice and cilantro-lime vinaigrette
- Sautéed shrimp and tamales with roasted peppers and salsa verde
- Arepa with slow-cooked pork and chili-mango barbecue sauce
- Crispy avocado-and-bacon burger with chimichurri and pico de gallo
The dessert menu is no less spectacular; featuring such tropical items like Banoffee Pie (Banana custard, chocolate ganache and graham cracker tart with caramel sauce) and Milemarker Zero (Iced key lime pops with sea salt and tropical sauce).
The market is a quick-service restaurant with flair! It too specializes in Latin and Caribbean-inspired dishes along with traditional American favorites like pizza, sandwiches, and burgers.
Top on the list to try is the made-to-order bowls (similar to Satu’li Canteen in Pandora) where you can choose a base, protein, and sauce.
Those dining for breakfast will find Pirate Mickey waffles and French toast.
Banana Cabana Pool Bar
We just love the pool at Caribbean Beach Resort and they have redone the entire pool bar!
Banana Cabana offers exclusive cocktails with premium spirits, including the Pink Guava Colada with rum, guava purée, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut.
Kraken Punch mixes black spiced rum with blood orange sour and pomegranate and orange juices.
Caribbean Beach Resort Activities
There is no shortage of things to do at Caribbean Beach Resort! Make sure you build in time to explore all this resort has to offer.
Disney Caribbean Beach Resort Pool
One of the best features of Disney Caribbean Beach Resort is the pool! The expansive zero-entry pool looks like a Spanish fort and has two water slides.
This pool is large and has tons of features to explore and will keep your kids busy for hours.
They can play in the water, maneuver water cannons, slide down slides or play hide & seek with plenty of places to get lost!
If you have little ones, you will LOVE the enclosed kiddie splash area that sits adjacent to the main pool. Lots of water fun with slides that are the perfect size for preschoolers!
Bike Rentals & Jogging Trails
One of the great things about Caribbean Beach Resort is that you will be able to spend so much time outdoors.
You will find a 1.4-mile tropical promenade around the lake with great jogging trails.
You can also rent bikes to cruise around the resort area.
Parrot Cay Island Play Area
Footbridges over the lake connect the “mainland” with the one-acre Parrot Cay island play area for children.
Roasting Marshmallows & Movie Nights
Every night, you can enjoy spending some time in the outdoors while roasting marshmallows and later in the evening you can enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars.
Both of these activities are totally free and supervised by Disney cast members.
Guided Fishing Excursions
Resorts on the water have the added benefit of having access to boating. At Caribbean Beach Resort, you can go on a guided fishing trip.
Both 2-hour and 4-hour excursions are offered. No need to have your own fishing gear.
Disney Caribbean Beach Resort Transportation
One of the perks of staying at a Disney Resort is having free transportation to the theme parks. The resort has many options for guests staying there.
The Skyliner at Caribbean Beach Resort
Hop on board the Skyliner that connects Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and the new Disney’s Riviera Resort.
The station at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort connects all three routes which means you can also resort hop quite easily.
Disney Bus Service
If you would prefer to take the Disney Bus line, you will find the stop at Old Port Royale Centertown.
When trying to choose the right Disney Resort for your family, you have a lot to think about.
Disney Caribbean Beach Resort is one of our personal favorites because of how much there is to do at the resort.
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Have you had a chance to stay at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort? What do you love most about it?