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Not only have Disney managed to bring the ambience of the Caribbean to Florida, they've brought the beaches too! This resort is split into 6 Caribbean islands, each with its own pool and stretch of white sandy beach. Whilst mums and dads soak up the sun, the kids can climb, slide and play to their hearts content at Caribbean Cay, a small island complete with picnic tables, a nature trail, hammocks and a playground. There are also playgrounds on the beaches of Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad, ensuring everyone is kept happy! Colonial-style buildings and swaying palm trees add to the vibe, as do lush gardens and the distant sound of steel drums. There are bikes for hire, nature trails, a lively shopping bazaar, food court and table-service dining - making this the perfect all-round family destination.
In the Epcot Resort area. Transfer time from airport: 30 min.Larger Map
Use of the Walt Disney World Transportation System included. Complimentary parking.
2,112 rooms on 2 floors in 6 villages with no lifts. All with air-conditioning, TV, coffee maker, fridge, hairdryer, iron and board, and safe. Standard Rooms with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 4 adults plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot.
Waterview Rooms, Pirate Rooms - Standard View and Pirate Rooms - Waterview, all sleeping max 4 adults plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot, are available at a supplement.
Old Port Royale (food court counter service), Shutters (restaurant, dinner only), Banana Cabana Pool Bar (serving snacks).
6 Pools, 1 themed pool with water slide and a children's water play area, whirlpool, nature walks, jogging trail, 'Caribbean Cay' a small island complete with picnic tables, a nature trail, hammocks and a children's playground, video games arcade*. White sand beach around lake. Caribbean Beach Campfire. Bike rentals*, volleyball court.
Laundry and dry-cleaning service*. 1 Disney-themed shop. Babysitting services*. Complimentary WiFi available in room.
ALL WALT DISNEY WORLD HOTELS ARE NON-SMOKING.
*Denotes local charge.
Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.
Maximum stay 21 nights.
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Stayed between 5th November & 12th November in Jamaica building 45 on the 2nd floor. Had opted for online check in which made the process so smooth and quick. During the online process we were... Read more asked for any requests and all were met for us (2nd floor, water view, Jamaica), bear in mind there is no elevator at this hotel but it's only one staircase. Room was large with 2 queen sized beds and a sliding door that separated the bathroom. Bathroom had 2 sinks a small bath and a shower over bath - spotlessly clean. The fridge in the room was a great accessory too. Beds were very comfortable although it seemed they would be quite firm at first I think the matresses were either memory foam or a memory foam blend which was welcome after a long day. Jamaica has been refurbished recently with the addition of USB charging points which were great - and beside the bed which is rare for hotels! Housekeeping arrived every day we requested and we had a few surprises of towel animals that were a delight to come back to. Hairdryer - unusually for a hotel was powerful and dried my hair within minutes. Walking round the grounds was so peaceful either in the morning or in the evening with just Carribean music piped round the walkways combined with the sounds of nature! The hammocks on the beach are so relaxing - however I couldn't spend too long as the gentle sway made me feel a bit sea sick, but the time I spent was excellent. The food court is based in Old Port Royale - just a 5 minute walk from Jamaica and the food we had there was very good. The gift shop was fantastic and we got most of our purchases there, the service that Disney have of delivering your shopping to the hotel was one we took advantage of as well. The hotel pools were well manned and clean, and unlike some hotel pools they did go quite deep in parts, but was well signposted. We took advantage of the free Airport shuttle Disney provide which was great. The magic bands Disney now provide are brilliant too as they make access to parks and paying for items much easier and meants we rarely needed to take a bag to parks making the entrance queue go much quicker. Would definitely recommend this hotel - especially if the quick service Dining plan is included with the price as it was for us (although we did upgrade to the Disney Dining plan as it suited us) Read less
We opted to stay at this resort for two nights prior to a disney cruise so that we could enjoy WDW. Previously we have stayed at Old Key West and Animal Kingdom Lodge. Obviously it is difficult to... Read more compare them as they are all in different quality categories. I would say that Caribbean beach is a tiny step up from the basic resorts, but the resort itself is just enormous and requires extensive walks to reach the absolutely jam packed chaos of the dining area that I would avoid it in the future. Rooms appear recently re-decorated but the underlying structure is dingy and outdated. Old Key West is also sprawling but the rooms are a significant, and worthy, step up in quality. Central dining area is similar to a mall food court, and is absolutely overcrowded at breakfast. You have to either walk a significant distance or catch a bus to get there. Read less
Listen to me - you NEED to be careful on the stairs at this hotel. All cement, with a slippery paint on them. HOLD THE HANDRAIL EVERY TIME. I checked out just yesterday morning (11/23/14). On the... Read more way down to pack the car, I fell down a flight of stairs because it was wet - despite no rain - and consider myself exceptionally lucky to have no more than severe bruising and muscle strains. There was no signage about "slippery when wet" out. I called the hotel manager this morning, informed him of the situation and asked that they post permanent signage at every staircase. I was told the protocol was to have signage out when wet, but it didn't rain, so I'm guessing they didn't check. I would love to hear if they actually do this - I didn't have confidence that the manager would ever check in back with me, and I honestly want to save anyone else from what I just experienced. It was terrifying. I hit the back of my head and went to see a trainer at my daughter's lacrosse event (why we were there) to ensure I didn't have a concussion - I didn't have time at the hotel. The rooms were absolutely fine, the staff was very nice when I saw them (which wasn't when I fell) but you need to be exceptionally careful. If this posting saves one person from experiencing what I did, and the pain I'm in now, I'll consider it a job well done. HOLD THE HANDRAILS AND WATCH OUT FOR WET STAIRS. Please. Read less
My five star rating isn't suggesting a perfect stay but a very pleasurable stay. If I had my choice, I would probably still pick the Port Orleans Riverside over this one, but I would stay here again... Read more . I did the early check-in online 30 days out and requested Aruba and Jamaica. I did like the idea of being in a refurbished room, but really my preferences were made due to location and people raving about the cool little island you walk across to go to Port Royale. We ended up in North Trinidad, so I didn't get either of my requests, but we did have a nice water view and probably a shorter walk to PR. The updated rooms look awesome in the pictures, but our room was still very cute, not worn, as mentioned in different reviews I have read, and it was always clean. The beds were only fulls, so my husband and my son slept together, and I slept with my daughter. In theory, the rooms are overpriced for what you get, but the overall resort makes up for the higher dollar rooms. The grounds were beautiful, the pool was great (though we only went once due to a busy schedule and cold weather), and having the option for transportation is helpful. We have considered staying off property before, but by the time we added in parking fees at the hotel, parking fees at the parks (or the limited bus service at off property hotels), and resort fees, it was almost silly not to stay at a Disney resort. Some of the critiques I have seen are true. The resort is huge, but personally, we didn't spend that much time walking around. If you don't get the dining plan, don't bother spending the money on the refillable mug unless you really plan to walk back and forth to refill. Ours were included in our meal plan, but we only filled them twice in 7 days. The buses can take time, but you're at Disney, doesn't everything? If you drove to Disney, you get a free parking pass to all the parks, but that too can take time. We drove to the parks several times but still ended up parking and having to take a shuttle from the parking lots to the entrances, so it's questionable how much time we saved. You just have to remember that you're on vacation and remember to plan twice as long as thought for transportation. My only real complaint was the noise I could hear from other rooms. It wasn't voices as much as water from adjacent rooms' showers. We heard the children staying next door, but odds are, they heard ours too at some point. They just got up earlier than we did. So in the end, our experience was great, and really, how much time do you spend at the resort anyway? Read less
A little late with the review because I thought I already did it! My family stayed here the 2nd week of Oct for 3 days.Since I work for another brand we usually stay the majority of the time there... Read more but I always make a point to bring the family to a Disney resort for a few days for the Disney experience.My husband and I haven't been back to the Caribbean Beach Resort since 92 This time we brought our two youngest who are 17 and 9. The property in general is massive. I had dropped off my car rental the day of arrival with plans to rely on the Disney transit system. We arrived around 11 am and the young lady at the Front Desk checked with housekeeping to see if any rooms were ready. I requested a 1st floor due to back and knee issues. She was able find us a room on the first floor in Aruba.The room was great and more then I expected! and was renovated!! . The crowning part was the Murphy bed! my son loved it because he wouldn`t have to share with his sister. Port Royal is the centralized activity place for food/shopping and eating and of course the pools. My son spent most of free time there and had a wonderful time.If you are looking for a less crowed area to swim I would suggest the pools that are located at each country. CBR food is typical counter service fair. There is sit down restaurant but we did not try it. The grounds are lush and well taking care of.Early in morning we would walked to PR for coffee the property proved popular with walkers and joggers. On the 2nd day I requested no housekeeping. I was surprised by the large bag of towels and Tp sitting at the door. it was a nice gesture of in case we needed anything. We were fine so brought I it in and left it for the Hsk for the next day. There is plenty to keep the kids busy between the pool and activities and movie nights. We had no issues or long waits for the bus to the parks and there is internal bus just for CBR that will take you right up to the main building for check out. Bell service is available for a fee but they they do come to your room and assist you if need be. The staff was friendly but quiet? I think this might be (in my opinion) from other reviews being taken as unfriendly. Its suppose to be the Caribbean loud in color and out going personality, that is the way most tourist look at the Caribbean. I would recommend CBR to anyone who doesn't mind a little walking! I only have one complaint and it doesn't have anything to do with CBR. Its the Chipped cups! Seriously does it kill Disney to have a few families bring their cups from past years to refill drinks?? The fact that they were charging per cup per day or a one time charge for any days over 3 is just greedy and insulting, nothing friendly or welcoming about it!! Our theme park in CT fountain drinks for free all day long! They simply build the average cost in to the visit and we the consumers are happy with the thought of free soda.Disney fell flat on their faces on this one. Read less