Ultimate Guide to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

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If you are planning a Walt Disney World vacation and are staying at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, here is a complete guide to everything you need to know!

Visiting Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

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Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is one of several hotels on Walt Disney World property. Disney World describes this Resort hotel as:

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

This Resort hotel is considered to be one of Disney’s Moderate Resorts, meaning there are more amenities offered at Disney’s Caribbean Beach than at one of Disney’s Value Resorts.

What are Disney Moderate Resorts?

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Disney Moderate Resorts have more dining options than Value Resorts. For example, Value Resorts only have a Quick-Service dining options, which are generally offered as food-court styles. However, Moderate Resorts all have a Table Service location in addition to a Quick-Service location.

Moderate Resorts also come at a mid-tier price point, less expensive than Deluxe Resorts but more expensive than Value Resorts.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort room rates

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Depending on the time of year you visit will depend on how much a room at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will cost. Here is what you need to know regarding the room rates at Disney’s Caribbean Beach.

What are the room rates at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort?

The room rates at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort can cost anywhere between $250-$480 per night depending on the time of year you visit as well as the type of room you want to book.

A standard room will be your cheapest option, though if you want the full experience, we suggest booking a water view room, though this will cost more.

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A pirate-themed room is another option offered at Disney’s Caribbean Beach, but this will cost you more than a standard room as this is considered a specialty room. Disney describes the pirate-themed rooms as:

Your Caribbean adventure continues in a room fit for a buccaneer. Leave the shores of paradise behind and set sail for the land of dreams upon a ship-shaped bed.

Discover hidden treasures and nautical details that ignite the imagination and place you and your family right in the middle of swashbuckling action.

Endless quests await as pirate lore comes to life in this unique accommodation!

When are some of the best times, rate-wise, to visit Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort?

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Typically, non-peak months are the cheapest time of year to visit Walt Disney World. For example, if you are planning a stay at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort in January or February, you won’t spend as much per night compared to a stay during June-August.

Here is a list of January 2022 rates for Disney’s Caribbean Beach, which is considered a non-peak month, per the Disney World website (please keep in mind that certain rooms are currently booked, but availability may open up, so check the official Disney World website for the most up-to-date information):

  • January 3-9, 2022 (Standard Room): $292 per night
  • January 3-9, 2022 (Pirate Room) $295 per night
  • January 9-15, 2022 (Pirate Room): $289 per night
  • January 16-22, 2022 (Standard Room): $268 per night
  • January 16-22, 2022 (Preferred Room): $314 per night
  • January 16-22, 2022 (Pirate Room): $291 per night
  • January 23-29, 2022 (Standard Room): $263 per night
  • January 23-29, 2022 (Preferred Room): $310 per night
  • January 23-29, 2022 (Pirate Room): $287 per night

Recreation at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

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Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort offers a wide variety of recreational activities, including pools, volleyball, fishing, and more!

What kinds of recreation opportunities are at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort?

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Below, we dive into more details regarding each recreation opportunity at Disney’s Caribbean Beach, including:

  • Pools
  • Campfire Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Pirate Adventure Cruises
  • Fishing
  • Bike Rentals
  • Volleyball
  • Jogging Trail
  • Playground

Pools at Disney’s Caribbean Beach

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The pools at Disney’s Caribbean Beach are like no other! Walt Disney World describes the pools as:

Fuentes del Morro Pool

Make a splash at this zero-entry pirate’s paradise, themed like a colonial Spanish fortress. Swashbuckling adventurers can zip by on one of 2 waterslides—including one measuring 102 feet long—and feel the spray of man-of-war-cannons. Little ones can cavort at the shipwreck play area, complete with mini slides, a crow’s nest and a barrel of laughs that dispenses a drenching downpour.

A 12-person spa pool provides relaxation after a long day on the high seas, as do tropical drinks from the nearby Banana Cabana pool bar.

Please note: Guests must be 48″ or under to enjoy the Fuentes del Morro Water Play Area.

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5 Leisure Pools

Five leisure pools, one in each village, offer escape for the less boisterous buccaneers of your crew. Take the plunge and cool down or simply lounge the day away on deck while catching some golden rays.

Know Before You Go

Hours and lifeguard availability vary by pool and are subject to change.

Complimentary towels are provided at all pools.

Campfire Activities

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Guests can enjoy the great outdoors with complimentary campfire activities all across Walt Disney World Resort — including Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort!

Disney describes this recreational activity as:

Gather ‘round as the sun goes down for a little old-fashioned family fun as you roast marshmallows next to a crackling fire.

Movies Under the Stars

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As Disney fans, we all love watching classic Disney animated films — but what better place to watch a Disney movie than at Walt Disney World? Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort offers Movies Under the Stars, which gives Guests the opportunity to watch a Disney movie on a big screen outside!

Disney describes this activity as:

See the Stars, Under the Stars!

Complimentary movie screenings are available to Guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Whether you’re sitting poolside or surrounded by Floridian woodlands, enjoy relaxing evening entertainment that’s fun for the whole family!

For movie schedules, please check with the Front Desk at your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, or call
(407) 939-2273. Movies and entertainment are subject to cancellation or change without notice.

Pirate Adventure Cruises

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Young Guests have the opportunity to board a vessel as they hear stories telling the legends of pirates!

Disney describes this activity as:

Avast, Ye Mateys!

Donning pirate bandanas, young buccaneers board a seasoned vessel for a spirited pursuit of treasure. Sailing to exotic “ports of call” (Resort marinas), they’ll hear legends of pirates past and discover clues that may just lead to a bountiful treasure chest.

At the final port of call, kids split up the pirate booty, as they enjoy a snack (such as goldfish crackers or pretzels) and a drink (such as water or a juice box).

Children must be 4 to 12 years of age and potty-trained to join this pirate crew.

2 Swashbuckling Adventures

Choose from 2 pirate adventures that traverse the waterways of Walt Disney World Resort. Each excursion is kids-only and takes place every day (weather permitting) from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Islands of the Caribbean Pirate Cruise

Buccaneers sail the Ports of the Caribbean waters, as they hear the story of Old Port Royale and its pirate-laden past. Departs from Caribbean Cay, a tropical island located in the middle of Barefoot Bay.

Albatross Treasure Cruise

Kids hear “The Legend of the Albatross” and search for pirate booty across Crescent Lake and Epcot park’s World Showcase Lagoon. Departs from Bayside Marina at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort.

Fishing

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Disney describes this activity as:

Guided catch-and-release outings let you experience bass fishing at its finest—all year round! Whether you’re a seasoned sportsman or an amateur angler, a guided fishing excursion is fun for Guests of all ages.

Choose from Guided Bass Fishing Excursions, which includes a 21-foot Sun Tracker pontoon boat that can accommodate up to 5 Guests, and a tournament-style NITRO® bass fishing boat for one or 2 people.

Both 2-hour and 4-hour excursions are offered, and if available, an extra hour may be added in person at the Marina. Solo anglers may book an afternoon excursion at a reduced rate.

All Walt Disney World Resort fishing excursions include:

  • An experienced guide
  • Rod and reel
  • Tackle
  • Artificial and/or live bait (NITRO boats will not offer live bait.)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages only (Guests may not bring alcoholic beverages aboard.)

Bike Rentals

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Disney World describes this activity as:

Ride along tree-lined paths, through lush meadows, past tranquil canals and more. It’s bicycling bliss!

Both adult bikes and children’s bikes—some with training wheels—are available on a first-come, first-serve basis from the following Disney Resort hotel locations:

  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
  • The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Due to construction, bike rentals are currently unavailable at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

Please note that helmets and child seats are complimentary with all bike rentals.

Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 years of age to wear helmets, and Guests must remain within the specific Resort area where the bike has been rented.

Volleyball

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Disney’s Caribbean Beach is home to a beautiful sand court, perfect for volleyball! Per Disney’s website:

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort features a sand court located at Martinique Village.

Jogging Trail

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Many Disney World Resort hotels offer a jogging trail, but the one at Disney’s Caribbean Beach, specifically, is described as:

This 0.75-mile-long promenade loops around Lago Dorado. Extend your outing with a jogging trail that leads to the Ranchos and Cabanas and reveals an idyllic wetlands area.

Playground

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Playgrounds are available at nearly every Disney World Resort hotel. Disney describes this recreational activity as:

Kids 2 to 12 years of age will love Walt Disney World Resort playgrounds, adjacent to many Resort hotels.

Watch them run free in immersive environments featuring soft and textured surfaces, swings, tunnels and slides designed for interaction.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort dining options

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Old Port Royale is home to several exciting dining options — including both Table Service and Quick-Service options.

Sebastian’s Bistro

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Disney Parks Blog describes Sebastian’s Bistro as:

Caribbean-inspired table-service restaurant featuring warm island hospitality and waterfront views. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a tropical beachfront home offering tantalizing Latin and Caribbean flavors. Highlights include a skirt steak “chimichurri,” sautéed shrimp and tamales, a crispy avocado-and-bacon burger and much more.

Centertown Market

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This Quick-Service location is described by Disney Parks Blog as

A fast-casual indoor street market where you’ll find a diverse menu of family-friendly fare. Made-to-order bowls with Latin- and Caribbean-inspired flavors allow you to choose a base, protein and sauce to create your own favorite dish.

Banana Cabana

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This pool-side bar and lounge is described by Disney Parks Blog as:

A festive pool-side bar that’s always on “island time.” Here you’ll relax in Caribbean style with exclusive cocktails and non-alcoholic specialty drinks. (Ask about the Tropical Paradise!)

Guests can sit at the lounge and dine on savory dishes including the jerk chicken sandwich or the Angus bacon cheeseburger. Make sure to save room for dessert as a new bread pudding recently made its debut!

Spyglass Grill

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Spyglass Grill is one of the newer dining options at Disney’s Caribbean Beach. Disney World describes this dining location as:

Set your sights on a casual-cool menu featuring American fare with a Caribbean twist for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This convenient walk-up counter is nestled in the Trinidad pool area, with a patio overlooking Barefoot Bay.

What are the cheapest dining options at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort?

As far as cheaper options at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, your best bet is to eat at the Quick-Service location, Centertown Market.

But if you are looking for a nicer experience while still not breaking the bank, try Banana Cabana as they offer small bites as well as specialty beverages!

What restaurants at Caribbean Beach Resort have character dining options?

Unfortunately, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort does not offer character dining.

Where is Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort located?

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Which popular attractions are close to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort?

Disney’s Caribbean Beach is just a quick Skyliner ride away from other Resort hotels including Disney’s Riviera Resort (you can also opt to walk to this Resort hotel!), Disney’s Pop Century, and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

Guests can also take the Disney Skyliner to two of the four theme parks — EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Transportation at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort has two transportation options depending on where your preferred destination is. If you are looking to visit EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can take a quick Skyliner ride. 

In case you aren’t familiar with the Disney Skyliner, Guests can board this complementary mode of transportation and glide past one-of-a-kind views of waterways, woodlands, and two Walt Disney World theme parks — Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. The new Skyliner transposition is in constant motion, which means Guests arrive at their destination within minutes! Relax along the way, take in the views, and you will be there before you know it.

If you are wanting to visit Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or Disney Springs, be sure to utilize the bus system that is in place at Disney’s Caribbean Beach.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort reviews

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Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is a fan-favorite Disney World Resort hotel. Currently, it has a 4-star rating on TripAdvisor.

One review on TripAdvisor reads:

This was our third trip to Caribbean Beach Resort and it was just as amazing as we had remembered. The Skyliner was so fun, the lobby gorgeous and smelled amazing (even through our masks) and the pool there is one of our favorites. The staff there was also INCREDIBLE. I had a small issue and a big issue while there (both no fault of the resort) and both times the staff came through and changed a situation from bad to good! I seriously cannot say enough positive things about this resort.

Another review on TripAdvisor reads:

Stayed here recently and loved it. The grounds are beautiful and the staff here were very friendly. Anytime I walked through the lobby there was a manager present holding door open, talking with visitors etc. You can tell they take pride in their hotel. We enjoyed the outdoor seating available for dining and the walking paths. We will be back again this November and cannot wait!

Why is the Disney Caribbean Beach Resort good for families?

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Disney’s Caribbean Beach is a great choice for families as there’s so much to do, no matter your age. From the glorious pools to incredible dining options to other recreational activities, families can make memories together while staying at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

One Guest took to TripAdvisor to share why their family loves Disney’s Caribbean Beach:

We were just at CBR for a quick family getaway. The main pool is so nice & so much fun! My 5 year old is OBSESSED! He absolutely loved both waterslides & went too many times to count. My husband & I enjoyed the waterslides too! The pool area is very clean. The lifeguards are super nice & friendly. My 1 & a half yr old enjoyed the pool as well. The lobby is super nice & well kept. All the staff is very friendly & helpful.

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