The Caribbean Beach Resort is a tropical paradise which is modeled after Caribbean resorts on the grounds of Disney World and is located between Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Downtown Disney. The cheerful atmosphere, lively markers, exotic birds, buildings painted blue, lime green and orange will welcome guests to this tropical getaway.
Caribbean Beach occupies approximately 200 acres and is situated on the shores of Barefoot Bay. The Custom House is the registration building that first greets guests to the resort. Thirty-three brightly painted two storey buildings are then divided into six villages: Barbados, Martinique, Aruba, Jamaica, Trinidad North, and Trinidad South. Each of those villages has six guest room buildings, except for Trinidad North which only has three buildings. Each of the villages has its own pool, white sand beach with hammocks and playground, laundry facilities, bus stop, and parking area.
Barefoot Bay is a 45 acre lake and is the centerpiece of the Resort. It is surrounded by a promenade which connects to paths leading to all guest rooms and common areas. Parrot Cay Island is located in the center of the bay with a picnic area and beautiful well maintained landscaping.
Old Port Royale which is also known as Center Towne, is the main activities area with a food court, sit-down restaurant, shops, game arcade, bicycle and boat rentals, bus stop, parking area and the main pool activities. Depending on which village guests stay at, it is approximately a five to ten minute walk to Old Port Royale; the other option is to hop on the internal bus route or drive.
Some of the guest rooms are decorated with bright tropical colors, while others are decorated with neutral beach colors. All rooms and suites are furnished with light-oak furniture. Guest rooms at the Resort are preferable since they have more windows. The standard view rooms face the parking lots or courtyards. The Water view rooms allow guests to enjoy views of the pool areas or Barefoot Bay.
A typical size of a guest room is 314 square feet and up to four guests and one child under the age of three in a crib are allowed per room. There are no balconies; however guests can step outside their room to the access ways. Each room has two double beds and a few have king size beds. Rooms include two sinks outside the bathroom, cable TV and radio, dresser, table and chairs, phone with data port for a laptop computer, key-operated wall safe, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and a coffee maker. Complimentary coffee packs are supplied. There are also refrigerators in every room, if not, one can be requested.
With thirty-three buildings and approximately 2,112 rooms at Caribbean Beach, guests with larger families can ask for a connecting room. If guests are looking for a peaceful stay, Buildings 35 and 38 facing the lake in the Trinidad South village and Buildings 11 and 12 facing south in the Barbados village are the quietest.
Services & Amenities:
- Limited room service
- Concierge desk
- Babysitting and child services
- Pak-n-play crib available
- Room and facilities for guest with disabilities
- Laundry facilities and service
- Self Parking
Check-In & Check-Out:
Check-in is at 3 pm. It is possible your room may be available prior to that time, but it is not guaranteed. If it is not ready, you can leave your luggage with the Bell Services where it will be stored and then delivered when you are in the room. If you decide to wait around until your room is available, you are welcome to take a dip or relax by the main pool area. There are lockers, changing areas and public restrooms for you to use. You can also head out to a theme park and start enjoying the Disney World magic while your room is being prepared.
Check-out is at 11 am. When paying with a credit card, you will not have to go to the desk to check out. An itemized bill will be hung on your door by 8:30 am on your departure day. If the bill looks fine, you’re all set to depart. Your electronic room key will be deactivated at 11 am. Don’t forget to use Bell Services to help you with your luggage, filled with souvenirs, to your car. If you are taking a bus or taxi to the airport, or leaving later in the day, Bell services will keep your luggage until your transportation arrives.
Old Port Royale houses a food court that features breakfast selections that include bagels, fresh fruit and Mickey waffles. At Lunch and dinner enjoy pizza, pasta, hamburgers, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Full dinners are available at the food court and at Shutters at Old Port Royale, a table service restaurant. Limited room service, from Blue Runner Pizza and Meal Delivery, offers pizza, sandwiches and salads. Alcoholic beverages including tropical specialties are available at Shutters at Old Port Royale and at the poolside bar, Banana Cabana.
The best beverage deal at the resorts are the refillable mugs. Available for approximately $13, these sturdy plastic mugs can be purchased through any food court vendors and pizza delivery. The mugs are refillable for the length of your resort stay at any self-serve beverage island found in the food court area. Beverages include soft drinks, coffee, tea, iced tea and coffee and hot chocolate. Milk, fruit juice and alcoholic beverages are not included. The mugs are not refillable at any of the theme parks. This is a very economical deal if you are an avid pop or coffee drinker.
Caribbean Beach Royale has seven pools. The main pool is located at Old Port Royale and is themed after a Spanish fort with a water slide, water cannons, and waterfalls. Adjacent to the main pool is a wading pool and whirlpool. There is also one pool in each of the six villages.
Each village features a beautiful, white sandy beach on Barefoot Bay. Beaches have lounge chairs, and hammocks. Swimming is not allowed in the lake.
Goombay Games Arcade is located at the Old Port Royale building and has a variety of pinball and video games to play.
Small playgrounds are located on the village beaches of Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad South.
Bikes & Boats
Pedal boats, watermice, kayaks, canopy boats, pontoon boats or Sea Raycers can be rented to spend some time on the river with. Bicycles and surrey bikes are also available for rent. There may be a 30 minute time limit for each individual use depending on availability, but there is no limit to the number of times you can use the equipment.
The Calypso Trading Post and Calypso Straw Market at Old Port Royale sell basic necessities, film, souvenirs, Disney and Caribbean-themed merchandise and a limited variety of groceries and snacks.
To get to any Disney Resort or theme park you can drive yourself, take a taxi or use the wonderful Disney Transportation System. Disney Transportation includes buses, boats, the monorail and the Magical Express Service.
Theme Parks, Water Parks, Disney Resorts and the Downtown Disney area are accessible by the bus system. Buses travel on routes throughout the Resorts but do not provide direct service between all destinations and require transfer from one bus to another.
Bus service to the Theme Parks begins approximately two hours before opening. Generally buses will run every 20 minutes throughout the day and continue to operate until two hours after park closing. During peak times, buses can get a little crowded, but there is usually another bus that arrives quickly after so guests are not waiting long periods of time. Magic Kingdom is not accessible by bus from the Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Polynesian Resort. These Resorts provide monorail transportation to the park.
The Disney ferryboats connect the Magic Kingdom to the Transportation and Ticket Center, which is adjacent to the parking lot. Entering the park by ferryboat gives guests a chance to float by some of the Deluxe Resorts. This is also the best way to get the first glimpse of Cinderella Castle. If guests are staying at the Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Polynesian Resort, Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground or Wilderness Lodge, the Magic Kingdom is accessible by boat at their own water launches.
Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are accessible by boat from BoardWalk Inn and Villas Resort, the Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels.
Downtown Disney is accessible by ferryboat from Disney's Port Orleans Resort and Disney's Old Key West Resort.
There are three loops to the monorail system. Loop A runs counterclockwise connecting Magic Kingdom and the Ticket and Transportation Center. Loop B runs clockwise along side Loop A and stops at the Ticket and Transportation Center, Polynesian Resort, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Magic Kingdom, Contemporary Resort and back to the Ticket and Transportation Center. Loop C runs from the Ticket and Transportation Center to Epcot including a quick tour inside the park around Spaceship Earth. Service generally starts an hour and a half before opening and ends two hours after closing.
If you bring or rent a car, there is plenty of free parking at the Resorts and parks. Depending on your room location, you may or may not be able to park close to your room. Ask when room selection is made.