Conveniently located amid Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney Springs lies the lush tropical getaway location of The Caribbean Beach Resort. This moderate priced resort offers all the high-quality Disney amenities you would expect at a price that lets you relax, mom! Clean and comfortable Disney-styled tropical island surroundings give this resort a laid-back, easy-going atmosphere. Enjoy traditional island foods, stroll sandy beaches, or shop island marketplaces to the call of exotic birds. Be transported to a place where soft island breezes past through the colonial-styled buildings. Each island complex is bright, airy, and colorful with access to a 45-acre lake and sandy beaches. Everything’s cool at the Caribbean Beach Resort.
Although beautiful, this is my least favorite Disney resort. It is just way too big and sprawling and with 8 internal bus stops the transportation is just not efficient. During my last stay I had to move rooms twice due to a lingering smoky/musty smell that all three newly renovated rooms in completely different areas of the resort had. (I was 7 months pregnant so it may not be as noticeable.)
Even if it is still a bit higher to stay onsite, the benefits can far outweigh the added cost. I have laid out those benefits for you to see how staying at a Disney resort is a good value for you in my blog “Benefits to Staying at a Disney Resort.”
Access to Skyliner
Rooms with 5th Sleeper
Families of 5 on a Budget Who Want Access to the Skyliner
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Caribbean Beach Resort offers one king bed or two queen-size beds. Some rooms offer a banquette bed that can accommodate a child usually up to about age 9, depending on height; which can increase the occupancy of these rooms to five guests.
Standard Location rooms– Although these rooms face the water, they do not have balconies.
Preferred location rooms – These rooms are closer to dining and the featured pool. This resort is quite large so this type of room is worth the price, especially if you have small children
Pirate themed rooms – Farthest distance from dining areas and feature pool. However, there are smaller pools in this area. The pirate ship beds cannot accommodate a full-thickness mattress which some adults find uncomfortable but are a hit for the kids.
Handicap Accessible Rooms
Awaiting you at this under-the-sea-inspired eatery, Sebastian’s Bistro offers a bright ambiance and market-fresh ingredients. Located along the Old Port Royale promenade, this family-friendly spot offers signature dishes to please any palate—from salads, sandwiches, and burgers for lunch to delicious steak and seafood entrées for dinner. Sebastian’s also offers a satisfying selection of desserts and refreshing beverages—including a variety of fruity and frozen cocktails, as well as mocktails.
Centertown Market– At Centertown Market, savor exotic island flavors at this fast-casual restaurant with an indoor street market vibe and flavorful Latin- and Caribbean-inspired breakfast and dinner menus. Centertown Market also features a grab ‘n’ go market for specialty coffee and a quick bite to go.
Spyglass Grill– Nestled near the Trinidad South pool, check out Spyglass Grill, a casual counter-service location for a quick bite no matter which meal you want.
Blue Runner Pizza Delivery– At Blue Runner Pizza Delivery, enjoy our Oven-fresh Pizzas, Sides, Desserts, and Beverages nightly from 4-12:00 a.m.
Banana Cabana Pool Bar– Cool off with a refreshing libation at this walk-up bar that offers tropical concoctions like the Caribbean Smuggler, Guava-Rita, Bourbon Breeze, and our signature Banana Cabana—plus cold beer, sangria, and nonalcoholic options. Hungry for some quick, tasty bites? Dine-in and enjoy our zesty jerk chicken wings, chile con queso, loaded potato fries, and more
Old Port Royale Spanish fortress-themed feature pool with slide and zero-depth entry, waterfalls, water cannons, 2 hot tubs, and wading pool. There are also six ‘quiet’ pools, playgrounds, beaches (swimming is prohibited; hammock naps encouraged), and fishing.
You can enjoy family fun at Goombay Games Arcade, volleyball courts, bikes, and surrey bike rentals.
Caribbean Beach Resort also hosts Movies Under the Stars.
Activities and programs are subject to change. Although the activities vary by day and by resort, here is an example of some of the trivia, arts and crafts, dance parties, games, and bingo you might find.
Check your tv for the schedule during your stay.
Coin-operated self-service laundry facilities are located throughout Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Valet dry cleaning and laundry service is available for pickup from your room.
Calypso Trading Post & Straw Market stocks Disney character apparel and souvenirs as well as Caribbean Beach Resort logo merchandise. You can also find snack foods, beverages (including adult beverages), magazines and books, and other general sundries.
These times are approximate, provided to give you an idea of average travel times. Please plan on up to a 20-minute wait for Disney transportation in addition to walking time to resort or theme park transportation stops.
Magic Kingdom – 20 minutes by bus, 37 minutes by car (with transfers)
Epcot – 18 minutes by bus, 18 by car, 10 minutes by Skyliner
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 15 minutes by bus, 15 by car, 4 minutes by Skyliner
Animal Kingdom – 22 minutes, 17 by car
Disney Springs – 24 minutes by bus, 10 by car
Blizzard Beach Water Park – 18 minutes by bus, 12 minutes by car
Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – 19 minutes by bus, 8 minutes by car
The resort is divided into 6 villages, each with a different island name. Each village has its own quiet pool and bus stop.
Depending on where your room is located, the bus stop that is closest to you may not be in your village but in a neighboring village.
There are hammocks located by the beaches around this resort.
There is an internal bus system that can help you get around the resort.
You can see some of the higher fireworks from Epcot from some of the beach areas at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.
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