Sunday Showcase: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

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Good morning and Happy Sunday! Welcome back to the thirteenth week of Sunday Showcase. I apologies for the missed week, but with it being July 4th weekend, it slipped my mind. Each week, we take a look at one of Walt Disney World’s resorts. This week we will be taking a look at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. If you haven’t checked out last’s week’s article, you can do so here.

Sunday Showcase: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

“Discover a world where life slows to a leisurely pace and worries melt away amidst Calypso rhythms. Awash with vibrant colors and lush landscapes, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort transports Guests to a relaxing paradise that captures the essence of 5 distinct islands: Barbados, Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad and Aruba. Celebrate the spirit of the Caribbean with blissful sights and fun-filled activities—including colonial forts, lively markets, pristine beaches, splashy florals and swaying hammocks—sure to awaken the imagination”

Brief History

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Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort was opened on October 1, 1988, almost in the middle of Walt Disney World Resort. This resort takes you directly to the Caribbean with its colors, architecture and overall feel of the resort. Recently completing its renovation in 2018, the resort saw a refurbishment of its Old Port Royale building. This building is where the main resort facilities are with guest check-in, dining, shopping and more. In addition to the Old Port Royale being renovated, guests rooms were also renovated as well. This coincided with the announcement and construction of Disney’s Riviera Resort, which was built on the site of two former Caribbean Beach Resort guest buildings sections Barbados and Martinique. This renovation also gave us Sebastian’s Bistro, which has been a huge hit since opening in October 2018.

Rooms and Facilities

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is currently configured with over 1500 Guest rooms. These rooms are configured in two types, standard room and pirate room. Standard rooms are consist of 2 Queen-Size Beds or1 King-Size Bed or2 Queen-Size Beds and one child-size pull-down bed (allowing for a 5th guest). Pirate Rooms have 2 double beds, but are themed as pirate ships with pirate themed room decor. It is my opinion and the opinion of many others that the Pirate Beds are notoriously uncomfortable, as its a single mattress on a platform, but to each their own.

Dining at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Casual Table-Service Dining

  • Sebastian’s Bistro – Offerings that will transport your taste buds to “island time.” Enjoy meals with a tropical vibe—from salads, sandwiches, and burgers to steak and seafood entrées.

Quick-Service Dining

  • Spyglass Grill – Enjoy offerings from a casual— cool menu featuring American fare with a Caribbean twist for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Centertown Market – Fast-casual restaurant with an indoor street market vibe and flavorful Latin- and Caribbean-inspired breakfast and dinner menus.
  • Centertown Market Grab & Go – A convenient market for fast meals on the go—from salads, sandwiches and snacks to bakery items, specialty coffee, smoothies and a variety of bottled beverages.

Other Dining Options

  • Banana Cabana – Walk-up bar that offers tropical sips and quick bites.
  • Island Markets – Snack stations in select villages throughout resort.
  • Pizza delivery service

Transportation

  • Bus Service to Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Parks, Water Parks and Disney Springs®
  • Disney Skyliner to Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, and select Disney Resort hotels

Recreation

  • Fuentes del Morro Pool – Spanish fortress themed pool with two waterslides and whirlpools
  • 5 Leisure Pools
  • Caribbean Beach Campfire Activities
  • Disney Movies Under the Stars
  • Volleyball
  • Jogging Trail
  • Playground

Parking

Standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.

  • Parking for Disney Moderate Resorts is $20 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment and recreation experiences at this Resort.

In conclusion, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is a beautiful escape, especially to those who love the look and feel of the Caribbean. With its recent renovation and close proximity to the Disney Skyliner, this has been one of the go-to moderate resorts for guests over the last couple years. Pair the renovation and transportation options with its amazing food and you’ve hit gold here.

Thank you for checking out this week’s iteration of Sunday Showcase. Have you stayed at this resort? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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