|At A Glance
||The Caribbean Beach Resort
features 2,112 rooms themed into five brightly coloured villages,
named after Caribbean Islands. Facilities include babysitting
services, restaurants, in-room coffee maker, express checkout,
24h front desk, laundry/valet facilities, mini-bar, free parking,
heated pool, outdoor pool, limited room service, daily maid
service, and shops.
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is one of Disney's
more affordable hotels, with rooms typically $50 to $130 less
expensive than the rooms at the premium hotels.
The resort consists of 2,112 rooms located in five
themed village areas each of which is named after a Caribbean
Island, (Barbados, Martinique, Trinidad, Jamaica, and Aruba) making
the Caribbean Beach Resort one of the largest hotels in the United
It is set on 200 acres of land to the south-east
of Epcot, and quite close to the Disney MGM Studios.A 45-acre
lake called Barefoot Bay bordered with sandy white beaches adds
to the tropical Caribbean atmosphere.
NOTE: The exterior of the Caribbean Beach Resort
was renovated during the 1999 season. For the 2000 / 2001 season
the interior of the rooms are being renovated, starting in Fall
2000 with Barbados.
Each village area consists of a cluster of two story
buildings, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a guest laundry, and
an area of white sandy beach bordering Barefoot Bay. Rooms are
located within each 2-story building, with a typical 340 square
foot room sleeping up to four guests. The room size is slightly
larger than those at other moderately priced resorts, and have
large bathrooms to match.
Of the 2,112 rooms at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
, 1,936 have two double beds, with 176 rooms featuring a single
King Size bed. There are 704 Non Smoking rooms (The Barbados island
is now completely non smoking), and 22 rooms which have been designed
specifically to provide access for the disabled.
The rooms are decorated in soft pastel colours,
and feature white wood furniature, ceiling fans, stocked mini-bars,
and coffee makers with coffee and tea. Refrigerators are available
on request for a small daily fee.
There are three room views available at the Caribbean
Beach. The Standard View, the Landscape View, and the Deluxe View,
but all rooms are otherwise identical, so unless a view is particularly
important to you, it may be as well to opt for a standard view
room, and save the extra few dollars each night for use in the
parks on souvenirs, or for a good meal in any of the excellent
Banana Cabana located close to the resort's main
poolside area continues the tropical theme, and provides seasonal
speciality poolside drinks and snacks.
Old Port Royale, the themed food and shopping area,
is located on the eastern side of the lagoon. It includes a sit-down
restaurant (The Captain's Tavern) a food court, a bar, several
shops, a marina, and a swimming area that is themed like an old
Spanish fort. The food court area features six counter
service restaurants offering a wide range of American and Italian
cuisine, including The Bridgetown Broiler, providing spit-roast
chicken and home-made style meals, The Cinnamon Bay Bakery serving
freshly baked rolls, croissants and pastries in addition to ice-cream
and other treats, The Kingston Pasta Shop, Montego's Deli with
various soups, salads and cold sandwiches, The Port Royale Hamburger
Shop, selling hot sandwiches and Burgers, and finally the Royale
Pizza Shop, where pizza is available by the slice or whole, along
with a variety of hot and cold pasta dishes.
The Captain's Tavern is a full service restaurant,
which features a good view of Barefoot Bay, and provides a nice
place for a family meal, with the menu including prime rib, baked
chicken, and a catch of the day seafood dish. Beers, Wines
and Tropical drinks are also served to guests over 21 years of
Blue Runner provides in-room dining with Pizza,
Chicken, Deserts etc.
Most activities at the Caribbean beach resort as
centered aroundf Old Port Royale. The main pool is themed
as a spanish fortress with "smoking" cannon and a water
slide for the kids. Barefoot Bay has a marina for sailboating,
water sprites, and other water craft.
A small children's playground is located on Parrot
Cay Island in the middle of the lagoon, and adds to the Caribbean
Island flavor, while smaller playgrounds are scattered throughout
the resort as well. A well equiped game room is also located at
Old Port Royale.
There are five championship golf courses accessible
via free transportation to Caribbean Beach guests.
Bicycles are also available for rent from the Barefoot
Bay Boatyard and Bike Works, and for those interested in running
there is a 1.4 mile jogging track around the Barefoot Bay lake.
Caribbean Beach Club guests book in to the resort
at the Customs House, which is the closest resort building to
the road, and immediately projects the themed image of a tropical
resort, with the furnishings and overall decoration reflecting
the Caribbean theme.
Buses travel direct from the Caribbean Beach resort
to The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, The Disney MGM Studios and Blizzard
Beach, whilst the Downtown Disney area, Pleasure Island and Typhoon
Lagoon are also accessible by bus, though not on a direct route.
The Caribbean Beach Resort also has it's own internal
bus system due to the size of the resort.
Directions to the Resort
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is located at 900
Cayman Way, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-1000. Telephone: (407)
934-3400. Fax: (407) 934-3288.