Inside The Magic: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Caribbean Beach Resort is designed with a Caribbean theme. Guests stay in one of the small apartment buildings that encircle Barefoot Bay, a 45-acre (180,000 m2) lake. Buildings are grouped into one of six villages, with shared resources, each named after an island in the Caribbean: Martinique, Barbados, Jamaica, Aruba, Trinidad North, and Trinidad South.
- Opening Date: October 1, 1988
- Construction Began: June 1987
- Acreage: 200 acres
- Resort Area: Epcot
- Resort Category: Moderate
- Address: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, 900 Cayman Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
- Phone: (407) 934-3400
- Fax: (407) 934-3288
Resort facilities are located at Old Port Royale, a building that contains restaurants, a food court, arcade, and two gift shops.
The shores of the bay feature beaches, hammocks, and other activities such as beach volleyball. The resort also features various water sports at the Marina, where resort guests can rent various watercraft, such as paddle boats and speed boats by the half-hour.
Each village has its own swimming pool and some also have their own playgrounds.
Most rooms have two double beds, a table and two chairs, a wardrobe, a telephone,a hairdryer, a bathroom with a shower and bath and a toilet, double sinks outside the bathroom, a safe, a mini-fridge, a chest for shoes, and a television. The rooms are decorated in a Caribbean style. In 2008, Disney began work redesigning several hundred of the rooms to a Finding Nemo theme. In January 2009, Disney refurbished 384 rooms in the Trinidad South village. These rooms have a pirate theme.
When reserving a room, there are three room view options. Standard view is generally of a courtyard or parking lot, while water view is a view of one of the pools or beaches. Preferred room is closest to the Old Port Royale services, while offering either a water view or courtyard/parking lot view.
Grab N Go market Rise early for freshly baked pastries. Later in the day, stop by for fresh fruit and ice cream novelties.
Montegos Deli Daily specialties range from pancakes and French toast to soups, deli-style sandwiches and Philly cheese steaks. For a treat, try the New York-style cheesecake.
Old Port Royale Food Court Choose from a variety of fast-served favorites, such as hamburgers, pizza, pasta and broiled specialties, at one of the 5 food outlets.
Shutter’s at Old Port Royale Pineapple-marinated jerk chicken, Island wings and other American fare with tropical twists are created in the open kitchen at this Caribbean-inspired restaurant.
6 Heated Pools located throughout the island villages. The main pool complex at Old Port Royale is a swashbuckling aquatic adventure themed like a colonial Spanish fortress, Fuentes del Morro Fort. The pool features zero-depth-entry, water cannons, two 12-person spas and 2 water slides—including an 82-foot-long slide that zips through the inside of the fort. The adjacent children’s water play area includes squirt hoses, a large bucket that pours water from above and 3 additional waters slides.
Volleyball Courts Join a friendly beach volleyball match at the lakeside court.
Goombay Games Arcade Play a variety of video and pinball games at the Goombay Games Arcade high-tech game room located inside the Old Port Royale complex.
Beaches Soak up the sun and relax on one of the many white-sand beaches. The Resort is called Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort for a reason—the beaches around Barefoot Bay define the look of the property and give everything a festive flair. Swimming is prohibited in Barefoot Bay, but there are plenty of watercraft available if you want to get out onto the water.
Bike Rentals Rent a bike or surrey for a leisurely ride around the lakeside promenade.
Buses provide access to other Walt Disney World areas and attractions.