Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Walt Disney World, Orlando

The hotel

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 five Caribbean islands, each with its own pool and stretch of white sandy beach. 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, jogging trails, a lively shopping bazaar, food court and table-service dining - making this the perfect all-round family destination.

Amenities

  • Children’s Playground
  • Bar
  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Games Room
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Internet Access

Where is it

In the Epcot resort area. Transfer time from airport: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

2,109 rooms on 2 floors in 5 villages with no lifts. All have air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Water or Pool View Rooms have 2 queen-size beds or 2 queen-size beds and 1 child-size pull-down bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

King Bed Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Pirate Rooms with a Standard View or Waterview option with pirate ship themed beds, sleep maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Preferred Rooms are located close to Fuentes del Morro Pool and Centertown, with 2 queen-size beds or 2 queen-size beds and 1 child-size pull-down bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Standard Room - 5th Sleeper and Water or Pool View Room - 5th Sleeper, with 1 queen-size beds and 1 child-size pull-down sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Please note: cots must be requested at time of booking.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay. Self-parking available approx $20 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Sebastian's Bistro (meals infused with Latin and Caribbean flavours), Spyglass Grill (quick-service American fare with Caribbean twist) and Centertown Market (quick-service with grab-and-go market). Banana Cabana Pool Bar (serving snacks). Pizza delivery service*.

Main pool with whirlpool and 5 quiet pools. Water play area. White sand beach around lake. Games arcade*. Playground. Jogging trail. Movies under the stars. Campfire activities. Pirate Adventure Cruise*. Fishing*. Bike rentals*. Volleyball.

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Disney Skyliner Transportation to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*.

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 page

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great tropical vibe and great location on the Skyliner

Mar 25, 2020 PhynnTravels Redmond, Washington

As this is a Disney resort the customer service provided by the staff is top notch. We didn't have any issues on our stay but if we did I knew we would be in good hands. The resort itself is huge, in fact there are two Skyliner stops in this resort. But it is also fairly walk-able in the event that your group does not all end up in the same… Read more
As this is a Disney resort the customer service provided by the staff is top notch. We didn't have any issues on our stay but if we did I knew we would be in good hands. The resort itself is huge, in fact there are two Skyliner stops in this resort. But it is also fairly walk-able in the event that your group does not all end up in the same area. The tropical theme is great with its beaches and pools, and is worthy of the Disney brand. There is nothing wrong with the rooms but they are also nothing special. The Skyliner provides easy access to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. There are a number of bus stops throughout the resort that provide access to Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom. There are a number of dining options in the resort but they are all just average, again not bad, but nothing special either. You are staying here for the location and Disney experience which makes it the perfect place for a family on a mid-range budget. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spread Out Resort, but Lots of Fun

Mar 22, 2020 Kristin Q Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

During our last Disney trip, we stayed here. Its among the cheaper Disney resorts, but it was a great place for us. There were five of us, and the room did the job - the room wasn't huge, but we basically just slept there. Beds were very soft - maybe too soft for me, but after all the walking, I was exhausted. If you are staying at the resort,… Read more
During our last Disney trip, we stayed here. Its among the cheaper Disney resorts, but it was a great place for us. There were five of us, and the room did the job - the room wasn't huge, but we basically just slept there. Beds were very soft - maybe too soft for me, but after all the walking, I was exhausted. If you are staying at the resort, it can be a vacation onto itself - the kids loved the pool - two water slides, some cool Spanish-style, castles, a hot tub, and a splash area for the little guys. They also have marshmallow roasting on Saturday nights, as well as a weekly movie. For food, there is the cafeteria and Sebastian's for table service. And a nice bar right near the pool! The best part of the hotel was the location - its right near a Skyliner station that will take you right into Epcot, and a few other Disney areas, like the Boardwalk. The resort is pretty spread out, so if you don't like walking, this may not be the place for you. But for the price, we think this is a great Disney stay! Read less
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Mar 20, 2020 Olivia W Shotts, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 14 nights in September to October 2019. Upon arrival we were greeted by some very lovely porters. When walking into the hotel we were hit by a lovely blast of air con and a delicious scent that filled the building. Our first impression was that the building was absolutely gorgeous and squeaky clean (which remained our impression… Read more
We stayed here for 14 nights in September to October 2019. Upon arrival we were greeted by some very lovely porters. When walking into the hotel we were hit by a lovely blast of air con and a delicious scent that filled the building. Our first impression was that the building was absolutely gorgeous and squeaky clean (which remained our impression for the duration of our stay. We went straight to reception and had to wait maybe 15 to 20 minutes to be served but that was ok as there was an influx of people when we arrived. The staff member checking us in was lovely and made us feel really welcome. She explained our magic bands, dining plan, fastpasses etc. and drew on the map where our room was and we were on our way! The walk to our room was very pleasant past the main pool and over the bridge. We were staying in Jamaica. Our room was very pleasant too and had everything we needed. The location of our room was excellent as we were a stones throw away from the Skyliner that opened part way through our trip but also the bus stop was a short walk away. We were also a short walk from a refill station for our refillable mug which was very convenient. Our pool was closed for refurbishment but it was only a short walk to the next pool which was very pleasant and never too busy. It was also lovely to just be able to chill on a hammock on the beach at night which was very romantic and is somewhere we will remember after I proposed to my partner. The food was of good quality but I felt that the options were lacking. Having previously stayed at a value resort I much preferred the food there over Caribbean Beach but that's perhaps just personal preference of course. The gift shop was small but had everything you needed and we took great joy in spending our remaining snack credits on the great choice of snacks such as Goofy candy. Finally, the staff were very friendly throughout the trip from the person who would hold the door open for you to the staff serving your food. I would consider staying here again if there was a good deal but, personally, would opt for a value resort and upgrade the dining plan. They were in the middle of renovating some of the rooms so I would perhaps stay again to see what they were like. Read less
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Mar 16, 2020 Servo_108 Rotherham, United Kingdom

On the whole a good holiday. Room was good, bed was comfy and the room was largely quiet. The new sky liners are amazing and so much better than bus transportation. Staff were all friendly and helpful A couple of issues though. The buses are abysmal we were told they run approx every 20 mins however more often than not we were waiting upwards of… Read more
On the whole a good holiday. Room was good, bed was comfy and the room was largely quiet. The new sky liners are amazing and so much better than bus transportation. Staff were all friendly and helpful A couple of issues though. The buses are abysmal we were told they run approx every 20 mins however more often than not we were waiting upwards of 45 minutes. On 2 occasions we had to pay for a taxi so as not to miss a dinner reservation. On one of the days at animal kingdom we waited an hour for a bus, during this time 3 buses for yacht and beach, swan and dolphin and contemporary came. 2nd the daily security checks are not good I appreciate these are required but several times a security guy hammered on the door ignored the room occupied sign and entered the room, this is not acceptable and when I complained about this I was told that this would keep happening, so basically we had no privacy in our room. Lastly we had minimal disruption from the coronavirus, however I find it unfair that guests who checked out the day prior would get a refund for unused tickets etc but because we checked out on the day we were supposed to due to having no other alternative we are not eligible for any refund. Despite the fact I paid for a late night flight on the last day so I could use the parks on the last day and had made plans. I completely understand the parks being closed I just find the policy on this unfair and baffling Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overall Good! 3.5

Mar 14, 2020 oneterrificshopper2 Frisco, Texas

I was torn about giving this 3 or 4 stars so I’ll preface by giving it 3.5. We enjoyed our stay and I would probably stay here again just for the Skyliner alone. That was the best feature at this resort! Very efficient and way better than waiting on buses. We only took the bus twice and that was to Disney Springs each time. We had to wait… Read more
I was torn about giving this 3 or 4 stars so I’ll preface by giving it 3.5. We enjoyed our stay and I would probably stay here again just for the Skyliner alone. That was the best feature at this resort! Very efficient and way better than waiting on buses. We only took the bus twice and that was to Disney Springs each time. We had to wait forever so they could definitely do a better job of making the buses more efficient. Hardly any buses came for Magic Kingdom and we never saw a bus for Animal Kingdom come by the entire time we were waiting. Never saw an Epcot or Hollywood Studios bus either, but that may be partially due to having the Skyliner now. The bus system needs to be addressed though. We ate at the pool bar (Banana Cabana) once and at Centertown Market once. Both meals were just okay. The sweet potato fries at Banana Cabana were very cold, but the jerk chicken on them was very tasty. The drinks at the pool bar had little to no alcohol and were very pricy. The fish tacos at Centertown were just okay. They were very runny and the fish was an odd gray color. Totally not what I was expecting. The room was okay. We were in Jamaica (4328) on the first floor. The room was nice and quite. I was concerned that we would hear neighbors beside or above us, but we never heard anything. The beds were very comfortable. The rooms are pretty outdated. Especially the bathrooms. We had a large pool of water around our toilet the first night and the next morning it had dried up, but had “crystallized”. Very odd and gross. We had maintenance come by and It seemed okay after that. Very scratchy towels, as others have said. The shower dropped the entire time we were there. And the AC is an old old old unit that sounded like a loud train each time it came on. Very loud! All cast members at the resort were very nice and friendly! The lobby area is beautiful and The grounds were gorgeous. The pool looked nice, but we did not use it due to the weather being chilly. All in all we enjoyed our stay. I hope Disney will remodel the rooms sometime down the road. Read less