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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.
2,109 rooms on 2 floors in 5 villages with no lifts. All with air-conditioning, TV, coffee maker, fridge, hairdryer, iron and board, and safe. Standard Rooms with 2 double beds, sleeping max 4 adults plus 1 child under (3-9 years) in a child's murphy bed or 2 queen-size beds and a pull-down bed, sleeping max 4 adults, plus 1 child (3-9 years) in a child's murphy bed.
Waterview Rooms, sleeping max 4 adults plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot or 4 adults plus 1 child under 9 years on a child's murphy bed and 1 child under 3 years in a cot
Pirate Rooms - Standard View, sleeping max 4 adults plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot or 4 adults plus 1 child under 9 years on a pull-down bed and 1 child under 3 years in a cot
Pirate Rooms - Waterview, sleeping max 4 adults plus 1 child under 3 years in a cot or 4 adults plus 1 child under 9 years on a pull-down bed and 1 child under 3 years in a cot
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/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.
Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance pageCheck Prices Back to top
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First I have to say I have stayed in port Orleans (2x's) and Coronado in Disney. I had a great time at Caribbean beach. In comparison to Coronado I like that they have Murphy beds and slightly... Read more bigger rooms. Rooms are a similar set up to port Orleans. Kids liked the pool here best compared to Coronado but Coronado has a great pool too. Caribbean has two slides and a splash pad type pirate ship. Coronados food court was way better with more freshly made food. There was a make your own omelet station and make your own pasta station whereas Caribbean had the typical powdered eggs and already made pasta. They did have some great options also but slightly better at Coronado. Grounds are beautiful and bus system ran smoothly. We were in Jamaica and I think that's the best stop to catch a bus. First to pick up and first to drop off. Once the bus went the other way upon drop off and if that happens you just get off at main area (port royal and walk over bridge) otherwise you have to loop the whole resort. It's a huge resort. Takes about 8-10 minutes to go around it via bus. Never had to wait long at the parks or the resort for a bus. Maid service was very hit or miss. This I would give a 2 out of 5 stars. We stayed 11 nights and had no cleaning 2 out of those days (put do not disturb sign out). My biggest issue is we tipped $3-5 a day when we did have service except we forgot 2 days to tip. If you've been to Disney it's a morning rush out the doors to get to the parks. We genuinely forgot to tip 2 of the days we received housekeeping and they make you pay. We didn't receive extra toilet paper and ran out on those 2 days (family of five), no soaps or shampoo even though we clearly ran out. Empty Kleenex box and no refill. Usually I'd say it was just a slip but that occurred only on the days we forgot to leave a tip. I certainly would have made up for the forgetful tip once I realized which I always did once we were on the way to the parks but when I saw they made us pay for it only on those days ya I was livid. Sorry we deserve toilet paper and soap no matter what. I would have given extra next day realizing I forgot but instead I just put out the do not disturb sign. That is unacceptable especially when we were tipping 3-5 a day and tidied up our stuff before we left. All in all the resort is very nice. Beautiful grounds. Because I've been to other moderate resorts I can see some differences and do think this one is not as well run. Coronado has better quick service, a little cleaner, good housekeeping, a gym but the size and grounds are similar and Caribbean's pool was the favourite for our kids. Also another thing is since it's a Caribbean themed resort there were no Caribbean food. No curry or jerk chicken. Not a deal breaker for us but just thought they would have had food options relevant to their theme. But in terms of a Caribbean resort feel they nail it with with little spurts of white sand beach and very tropical landscaping. I still give it 4 stars because we had a great time. Still has Disney charm and the perks of staying onsite. Great pool and mostly nice people and although the quick service was not as good the lines were better even at its busiest than the other resorts where I felt my food got cold waiting to pay. Oh and it has 2 hot tubs instead of one like the other moderates. Rooms are also slightly bigger than port Orleans and Coronado. Pool staff was awesome at Caribbean. Very fun and energetic and life guards were super attentive and jumped in a couple times. The slides have a heavy current at the bottom and some weaker swimmers had trouble navigating it. The life guards are top notch here and don't mess around. My advice is to request to have a building closer to the bridge. There was one building or 'Caribbean country' maybe Trinidad south that was across the street and didn't even seem part of the resort. Look at the maps before going and get a couple buildings you'd like to stay in that aren't ridiculously far and you'll be happier for it. Some are preferred so you have to pay for them but ask for buildings that are just out of the preferred zones and are close enough not to be a chore to walk. Read less
We had a pirate room, which was fun, but our room had a definite motel feel. We were locked out of our room on two different occasions because of a problem with the reader. The first time they let us... Read more in (at 10pm) there was a huge puddle of water inside of our door & we had to cover it with towels until it could be cleaned up & investigated in the morning. Housekeeping was lacking the first few nights. The last few nights we had someone who actually cleaned things & tucked the kids Mickey & Minnie into their beds. The property itself was gorgeous and we loved taking a walk every morning to old port royale to get a drink & hop on the bus. Great food at the quick service restaurants in old port royale! The employees were all very nice & helpful. Read less
My husband and I stayed at this resort for 5 nights beginning of November while attending the Wine and Dine Half Marathon. Our stay went well. This resort is probably average as far as Disney resorts... Read more go, a step above the All Stars. We didn't spend too much time in the room of course, but we had good working A/C, a comfortable bed/pillow, and a quiet environment. Sometimes that's all you need. I will say that it was convenient to stay here during the run as they had ample transportation to and from the event. Read less
We have stayed here 2 other times in the past, once in September 1996 and November 2011. We checked in Friday November 13th, 2015 and I have to say, it was the best visit to date. I booked this trip... Read more in February. Then when free dining opened in May, I was very adament on checking daily if not more than once a day to see if there were new rooms available. I changed my reservation twice before I got this. Don't be afraid to call and change your reservation or make the change online if available! We received a letter in September stating that the bridge from the Jamaica/Aruba islands would be closed to Old Port Royale for refurbishment. They would have a shuttle service and boat shuttle service in the mean time to take over so you didn't have to walk 1/2 mile. I still made the decision when I checked in online to stay in Jamaica. When we checked in Friday, we were pleasantly surprised that they were to open the bridge at 3:30pm that day, a week early. I did do the online check in. I requested Jamaica and a corner room. I received a text at 8:00am stating that our room wasn't quite ready. We drove from Iowa which was to put us in around 9:00am. When we arrived, I went into the Custom House just because I wanted to make sure they had my credit card linked to our magic bands. The gentleman checking us in was very polite and very informative. He pulled up our reservation, noted that our room wasn't quite ready, went through our dining plan, verified my credit card was linked and the pin was correct. He asked if we wanted to check in earlier he could get us a different room that was ready or we could wait until ours was ready. I asked if our room had a murphy bed and he checked and said it was. I opted to keep our room and wait. He said we would get a text message to let us know when our room was ready. He did tell us what building we would be in and that we were on the 2nd floor, but didn't have the room number, which was fine. We knew where to park our van so when the text came we could unload easily. After check in, we went to Old Port Royale, got our refillable mugs and changed our clothes to swim suits. We drove over to Jamaica. My husband went to a beach hammock to sleep, my 17 year old went to the beach chair to do homework and I took our 11 year old to the island pool. With in 30 minutes I received a text that our room was done. We found our room, while it was indeed a corner room like I requested, it was on an interior corner so it didn't have the extra window like I wanted but it was fine. Room was clean and remodeled from the last time in 2011. It was well due and it was wonderful. Other reviews said that housekeeping was lacking but we didn't experience that at all, in fact quite opposite. Housekeeping was done early in the day, always made our beds, replenished toiletries, coffee cups, coffee, emptied all garbage's and replaced towels. No complaints at all with mousekeeping, they did a wonderful job. Big difference from 2011 when it was lacking. Room was a nice change from the vibrant blue/green Nemo theme. The wood doors between the bathroom and beds was great getting ready while other slept. Plenty of USB ports and outlets for charging electronics. Queen beds which were wonderful, comfortable, fell asleep in no time. Big difference from the full beds in 2011 that were hard as a rock. Small refrigerator worked too well and froze our milk. Shower and toilet room is small but the double sinks were nice and big. New hardware on the sinks. Toilets were the power flush. Plenty of hangers, in room safe, ironing board. A/C worked well. They did remove the windows by the door which was nice because before the curtain would always get slammed in the door and would let sun in. Nice improvement. We put 2 suitcases in the bathroom, 1 was unpacked into a dresser drawer and the other 1 put theirs in the corner, plenty of room. We even had a picnic basket and cooler and still had plenty of room. Plenty of pillows, the only issue we had was there was no extra blanket for the murphy bed, so we pulled our blanket in our car for that. I'm sure if we asked they would've brought one. Grounds were clean, they are doing some refurbishing around the resort but nothing that hindered us. Bridge was nice, new and had new lighting for most of the island. The other 1/2 was quite dark. The island pool was quiet most times, never swam in the main pool. Laundry services were good but they could use more washing machines. And a garbage can inside the laundry to put garbage instead of having to take it outside. A bit pricey at $3.00 a load. Only 2 machines took quarters and the others you had to use a debit/credit card. Which made me wonder why you couldn't use your magic band? One night going back to our room from the laundry a guy was standing in the path taking a picture of something. After we approached him, he says, "you might want to go a different way. There's 2 raccoon's down there." Looked down the path and yes, there were 2 big raccoon's getting in the garbage can right in the middle of the path. We called the front desk to alert them and they were shocked. They said they would get someone down right away. Then we went outside and watched them from the balcony move to another garbage can on the path. They made a mess but the next morning at 7:15am, it was all cleaned up. I don't know if they ever found them after we watched them run around the corner and disappear. A little different seeing raccoon's than the normal gekos and little snakes! Old Port Royale always seemed to be busy, chaotic. Only ate 3 times in the food court. Food was generic food court food. Served it's purpose though. Concierge was friendly and helpful as well as most cast members. Parking was plenty. We never waited more than 10 minutes for a bus to the parks. Jamaica is usually the first pick up and the first to drop off which is awesome after a long day in the parks. 2 of the days we were so full from just Jamaica, Aruba and Barbados they didn't even go to the other side to pick up from other islands. We usually go to WDW the week before Thanksgiving because of the awesome weather and low crowds. We did have awesome weather but the crowds were bigger this time than in 2011. Not sure why. Resort seemed to be at capacity or close to it. Wifi worked good and strong signal. Just had to sign on every time you came back to room if gone for awhile. Overall this time around, the updates, cast member's attitudes and housekeeping was a 100% better than in 2011. Huge improvement! Bravo! Would highly recommend this resort for a family or a couple. Will definitely go back. Read less
The grounds were beautiful and the rooms more than adequate. We had 2 rooms in Barbados. Pros The rooms had been recently renovated and had queen size beds. The fold down bed for a 5 person... Read more was really nice for my daughters family. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with a small lake and beaches. Very charming. Each island had its own pool, patio area and bus stop. Ours was the 3rd bus stop and we always had a seat. Sometimes we would get off or get on at Port Royale and it was ok as well. There is also an internal bus, which we did not use. The main pool is amazing and the grandkids loved it. My hubby and I enjoyed one of the 2 hot tubs after a long day walking in the parks. Cons The biggest con of this property is it is, well, big! Everything is spread out and it is quite a walk to the food court area and main pool. On the bright side, it is a beautiful walk. Because it is so far from the rooms, we didn't fill our cups as often. We sometimes would even buy from the machine in the laundry room at our pool. If we were going to stay at a moderate property again, I would consider going back, but would likely choose a smaller property. Read less