Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is a tropical, Caribbean-style complex and one of the Disney resorts a lakefront beach, named Barefoot Bay. Island life is defined by tall palms, island fare, and white-sand beaches spanning 45-acres of property within the resort. The theme is carried throughout the resort by exotic songbirds, hammocks, a marina, and tropical landscaped walking paths. Caribbean Cay is the base for the kid’s playground and a winding nature trail. The Spanish-style main lobby, called Old Port Royale, exhibits traditional aqua and pink Caribbean hues, and the buildings housing guest accommodations, called villages, are each named after a Caribbean island and feature a village-owned pool. There are several specialty cruise options, water craft rentals for the bay, and an arcade.
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Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort offers 2112 rooms in Disney’s Moderate resort category. Standard guest rooms come with two queens or a king bed, a table and chairs, full bath with double vanity, and a mini-fridge. Views available are of the courtyard, woodlands, or resort. Additional amenities include a ceiling fan, hair dryer, and a coffee maker. Guests can receive voicemail and have a private safe. All guests enjoy extended hours in the park and transportation between it and the resort. Each room is connected to a Key to the World Card, an all-in-one pass used to access rooms, dining plans, theme park tickets, and to make purchases within the entire Disney resort. All Disney resorts use these keys.
The resort does not provide the option of suites but unique guest rooms with a fun pirate theme are available with standard or water views. They pair perfectly with the main Old Port Royale pool, styled after a Spanish fortress. Pirate theme rooms feature accessories for buccaneers, beds in shape of pirate ships, and laden in pirate accessories. These rooms are limited in number and should be booked well ahead of travel for any trip to Disney World.
The Old Port Royale Pool by the main hall is the most popular of the seven pools and also one of the most famous in the entire Disney resort area. Created to resemble a Spanish colonial fort, the pool was used as the backdrop for one of the best Disney World attractions, Pirates of the Caribbean, and also as a setting in the blockbuster movie Pirates of the Caribbean. There are two pool side waterslides (one that extends to 80-feet), several cannons shooting water, and double spas accommodating twelve people each. A few steps away is a kid’s wet play area complete with a pouring bucket, squirt hoses, and three small water slides. Each of the village buildings also feature a moderately sized pool.
American fare is served up at the open-concept restaurant inside the main Old Port Royale with dishes like wings, jerk chicken and other meals with a Caribbean flare. The deli at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort offers breakfast items, deli sandwiches, soups and desserts. At the small market guests can grab fresh baked pastries to go or afternoon island fruit and ice cream treats. The resort’s food court provides the widest choice in options via five distinct food counters. If resort stays are arranged through vacation packages, there is often a dining plan included covering most dining options.
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