Disney Resort Spotlight: Caribbean Beach Resort

16179825_10154854839522488_6861215718753634773_oDisney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is a moderate resort at Walt Disney World with a relaxed and colorful Caribbean theme. The resort is located in the Epcot area, just south of Epcot and to the east of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

This resort sometimes gets overshadowed by other resorts in the moderate category at Walt Disney World, but we really enjoy this resort, especially after its full room refurbishment about three years ago. The décor has dark wood tones and whites accented by bright, colorful details, so it feels tropical without being over the top.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is made up of two-story buildings divided into six “villages”: Barbados, Martinique, Jamaica, Aruba, Trinidad South, and Trinidad North. These villages are ringed around Barefoot Bay, a lake in the center of the resort. Guests can easily cross the lake using the pedestrian bridge to Caribbean Cay, an island in the center of the lake. The resort’s main pool is located at Old Port Royale, and is themed like a Spanish fort with water cannons and two water slides. Each village also has their own smaller pool.

The rooms at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort mainly sleep 4 guests with 2 queen beds, although there are also options with a child-size day bed that can sleep 5. Rooms have a double sink vanity, a mini-fridge, and a coffee maker. This resort also offers themed pirate rooms, with beds decorated like sailing ships and a variety of other pirate-themed accents.

Guests can find dining options at Old Port Royale. This building houses the resort’s food court, which has a variety of counters serving pizza, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and smoothies. Old Port Royale also has a table-service restaurant, Shutters, which serves Caribbean-inspired dishes. Like all Walt Disney World Resort hotels, this resort’s restaurant accepts the Disney Dining Plan.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort offers bus service to all four Walt Disney World theme parks and Disney Springs. Because the resort is more spread out than many other resorts, each village has its own bus stop to make sure guests don’t have an overly long walk to their nearest bus stop. Buses will stop at each village, so bus service can sometimes take a little longer than at resorts with only one stop. There is also an internal resort bus to take guests around the resort.

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