Planning a Disney World Vacation? Consider staying at the Caribbean Beach Resort. We recently stayed there and thought it was great. Read our review to find out more about why our family thinks your family will love it!
Priced as a moderate accommodation, the Caribbean Beach Resort is a fairly large resort with different sections named after different Caribbean islands. Although bigger than most moderates, the resort is walkable from the furthest point to the main area in about 7 minutes. You’re going to have to walk off all the food you eat on vacation anyhow.
We booked one of the pirate theme rooms and our kids were thrilled. It was pretty cool I must admit. Starting with the pirate ship shaped beds, all details in the room follow along with the theme. Your dresser is made up of wooden crates, your fridge is disguised as a barrel and your bathroom curtain dons a skull and swords. The rooms aren’t huge but really how much time are you really going to be spending in your room right?!
Your little fishies will love the main pool at this resort as it is based on the pirate theme as well. With gradual entry into the pool, your wee ones will be able to splash around while the older kids can swim and enjoy the slides. There are a couple hot tubs located around the pool as well. For those that are under 48″ there is a special gated splash area complete with a dumping bucket. Throughout the different areas of the resort there are also smaller pools which were great for when we came back from a day at the parks and the kids wanted to swim before bedtime. How they still had energy was beyond me!
As most kids do, our kids love to explore and Caribbean Beach Resort was perfect for that. As they toured the grounds they found playgrounds, beaches with hammocks to relax, courtyards with tables and benches, with the tour of course ending at the big gift shop. You will find everything you can think of at this gift shop so may not have to lug your purchases home from the parks.
Dining at Caribbean Beach Resort was a nice surprise. Their quick serve area is very large with lots of seating so you never have to worry about finding a seat. I was quite impressed with the food options available in the food court area. Some of the yummy food we enjoyed included: chicken fingers, turkey blt, spaghetti and meatballs, jerk chicken sandwich, smoothies and of course some Mickey shaped waffles. You won’t have a problem finding something that everyone enjoys eating!
Don’t forget to get your Disney refillable mug when you arrive at the resort. This mug is good only at your resort but we loved having it. We would fill up the mugs with juice or water and keep them in our fridge in our room for whenever someone was thirsty. In the morning, hubby would go fill ours up with some caffeine for the bus ride over to park so we were raring to go when we got there.
Transportation from Disney Caribbean Resort was great. There always seemed to be a bus pulling up to our local stop and I think we only waited 5 mins at most to board a bus. The bus only stops within the resort and then you are off to the park. The distance to Downtown Disney, Epcot and Hollywood Studios was very little so I would say it is quite centrally located. While you travel to your destination, sit back and enjoy some of your favourite songs with a bit of a Caribbean twist.
We thought Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort was a great place to stay and we are sure your family will enjoy it too!