One of our favorite things about sailing the high seas on a Disney Cruise is Castaway Cay – your very own private island. It is the ultimate destination for the Caribbean and Bahamas cruises. I thought I would list just a few of the “need to knows” about the tropical paradise…
This exclusive 1,000 acre piece of tropical paradise is for Disney guests only. Once you walk off the boat you are on the dock built just for you with easy access to where your beach towels are handed to you. (I love how the boat is docked right there for easy access to come and go as you please throughout the day.) You then jump on a tram to the many different points throughout the island retreat. If you want to walk to the closest beach, this is only about a 15 minute stroll. You might even meet Captain Jack Sparrow or Mickey and Minnie on this route for photos.
We Love Minnie!
You can grab your complimentary beach chair and umbrella on Castaway Family Beach to splash in the water, ride bikes out to the look-out point or take a nap in a glorious hammock. Disney always designs many unique activities for all ages There are the kid’s club (Scuttle’s Cove) and the teen’s club (Hide Out) or the Serenity Bay Beach just for adults. There are two water play areas: Pelican Plunge and Spring-a-Leak.
The island has your choice of water toys and equipment for any water sport enthusiast! Snorkel-gear, paddle boats, sail boats, kayaks, water cycles, and floats are all available for rent. Fun excursions that Disney offer are such as fishing, sting-ray feeding (which was great!), para-sailing, and even the personal water-craft ski adventures around the island and through the fantastic mangroves!
The island has two BBQ all-you-can-eat buffet dining options: Cookies and Cookies II where there is no shortage of food! It is a covered outside area with picnic tables and very informal but fitting for the beach. The soft serve ice cream was my kids favorite and we also love the street dance party after lunch with many different characters. There are bars for the 21+ crowd and private cabana rentals if you wish to truly pamper yourself for the day.
Lastly, Disney offers shops to cater to your every need whether it be sun screen, sand toys, or your favorite Castaway Cay souvenir. If you would like to send a postcard back to the inland for your not-so-luck family and friends then you can at their very own post office with special Castaway Cay stamps – but cash is needed for these. All other costs can be charged on your Key to the World card so sit back and enjoy!
The Dream in the distance
Disney definitely knows how to do things right and they do not skimp of this perfect piece of paradise! It is most certainly first-class entertainment, atmosphere, recreation, food, and great forever-memories as only they know how to do. So come relax on the beautiful white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters. It is very safe to say that the island has Disney’s magic and fun for all!
Disney’s Special Cruise Offer until February 15, 2105: if you book now through February 15th for any 2015 Disney cruise then pay only half of the deposit on the day you book. The remainder of the deposit will not be due until your final payment. Don’t let this great deal sail you by so contact us today! Sailings are filling fast for 2015!
Castaway Cay from our verandah
The Dream in the distance
The Look Out Point by bike
Heading back to the Dream after a fun-filled day of paradise. See ya real soon!
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