With its ice cream-coloured buildings and palm-fringed beach, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort really lives up to its name.
Set eyes on this place, and you’ll feel like you’ve landed 500 miles south of Orlando, in the Caribbean. Colonial-style buildings in hues of pink and blue are set against towering palms and manicured lawns.
The whole place is split into separate villages, representing the West Indies Islands of Trinidad north and south, Martinique, Barbados, Aruba and Jamaica.
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- Lifts: 2 lifts per building
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The main pool complex is themed like a colonial Spanish fortress, with water fountains and 2 waterslides winding through the inside of the fort - 1 of which is over 80 feet long. Dotted around the resort are other pools which offer a little more peace and quiet.
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For smaller children there's a water play area, which includes squirt hoses, a large bucket that pours water from above and 3 additional smaller waterslides.
There are pedal boats, canoes and boats to rent in the marina.
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Pirate Double Room with Water View
Pirate double rooms with water view have a queen-size bed, shower and a TV with Disney channel.
Caribbean King rooms have a king-size bed, shower in bath and a TV with Disney channel.
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Great value considering construction
This was my 3rd time staying at Caribbean Beach and I’ve reviewed those visits. I had so much stress and worry about whether to stay here during construction, so I felt a follow-up would be helpful for those who are on the fence. Stayed 7 nights the week of Halloween in Aruba bldg 52, 2nd floor. Perfect weather! Overall: I love this resort. I would never consider it a 5-star experience, but for the price, we enjoy staying here. I do think it makes a difference if you’ve stayed here before vs if this is your first visit. There is a lot of construction- and I was prepared to enter a war zone based on other’s comments but it did not bother us one bit. We came expecting nothing and just grateful for the savings of staying here compared to other moderate or value resorts. But I felt that same relaxed, happy feeling the moment we arrived, and we enjoyed our stay! We got leis at Centertown and enjoyed the live music. I still think the resort is lovely and the landscaping is beautiful. Also - I love walking the grounds, so I never mind walking 10 min to something. Food: The buffet in the food tent is bleh and expensive. It’s not bad, just very over priced. We ate there the first night out of convenience. I could kick myself because I never ordered breakfast from the food truck until our last day. The French toast bread pudding was THE best thing I ate the whole trip (and trust me, we ate well lol) Like I want to punch someone it’s so good! Don’t hesitate to order! We normally eat in the parks so having the food court gone wasn’t a huge ordeal. We ordered hamburgers, jerk chicken from the food truck - very good! I would recommend sticking to that vs the buffet. Buy the resort cups - they have Coke Freestyle machines in each village and let me tell you - that was another trip highlight. We got our money’s worth on that one. And I’m having major soda withdrawals. Ginger Ale + Lime and Cherry. We also ordered a pizza and breadsticks one night and that came relatively fast (30-40min) and it was decent. Customer Service: I actually think this was the best experience we’ve had with staff. But I’m also easy to please and pretty laid back about most things so that probably helps ;) Every single staff member we interacted with was wonderful. They seemed to have stepped up their game (probably because of the construction) and I think under the circumstances they are doing a fabulous job! For instance, my son left his resort cup at a bus stop and we didn’t realize it until we were at Disney Springs. Between our bus driver and the Disney transportation staff at DS, that cup was waiting on our table when we got home Halloween night. That was pretty awesome! And my kids had a good time on Halloween with the events they had planned and trick or treating. (And they gave out the good stuff ;) I also think the 3 pins waiting for us when we checked in our room was a nice touch! My kids squealed. Mouskekeeping: I was not impressed with mousekeeping. Nothing special was done with towels, stuffed animals - which wouldn’t have bothered me but they were not very thorough cleaning either. We stayed 7 nights and our sheets were never changed. I would think after 3 or 4 nights we would earn a sheet change. In their defense, I didn’t let them know so they could make it right because we would leave early in the morning and get back late at night. And also stingy with the toiletries. We got our beds made and trash emptied and fresh towels. So it wasn’t like our trip was ruined or anything. They knocked on our door at 9am on check out day, and seemed like they were trying to hurry us out when check out is at 11. I know they have a lot of rooms to clean, but with the stress and sadness of packing and going home, it didn’t give us the warm fuzzies. ;) I usually leave a tip and note to let them know how much we appreciate their service, but I did not do that this trip. Transportation: We used Magic Express -to come from and go to the airport. For the most part, it was seamless. The only hiccup was not getting our bags until about 5-6 hrs after the flight. Checking in bags for your flight at the resort is the best! Loved skipping the lines at the airport!! Be sure to call a bellhop about an hr before you’re supposed to get on the Express so they can take you and your luggage to the Customs house. Buses - In general, never more than a 10-15 min wait. A few times we would walk to Centertown to wait there, and it seemed like we waited longer there than if we just went to Jamaica (which was closer to our room than the Aruba bus stop) - but that could just be that they increase their bus service from Thurs- Sat. On Sunday we used Uber because we had waited 20 min for the Magic Kingdom bus so we could get to the Polynesian for breakfast reservations. So glad we did that! If you are in a hurry, it’s a much better option to call one than stress out wondering when the next bus will arrive. They are usually there in 4 min. Average fare for 4 people was $7. The Internal Resort Bus is the PITS. Both times we used it, the wait was at least 30 min. You’ll have to use it to come/go to the Customs House. Overall we enjoyed our stay, and we will keep coming back to CBR as long as it stays affordable :) More
Kris C, 49463
Still had a wonderful stay despite the construction
My family and I stayed at Disney's Caribbean Beach resort from 11/9-11/12/17. We arrived sometime after noon and were able to check-in with our room already ready. We were staying in Trinidad North which was right next to the makeshift food court and the Fuentes del Morro pool which is the main pool with the water slides. We found the food at the makeshift food court to be great. We ate there for lunch twice and had the buffet breakfast twice. The food there counts as either snack or quick dining credits if you have the Disney dining plan. Our bus stop was very close to our room too and we had no problems with the bus being full before we boarded. The construction noise was never bothersome. We also got a $245 resort credit for staying there during the construction period which we used for souvenirs. My family and I were very pleased with our stay.More
More amenities available at Value Resorts at this time
As previous reviewers noted, construction is big issue here. Food choice is limited to a food truck or buffet breakfast and buffet dinner. Plus is that pricing does include beverage with refills. We went to parks early and returned to hotel early and found that the buffet was the exact same every day. Conch chowder and cream of broccoli soup, mixed greens with shredded cheese and dressings, turkey and gravey, carved beef, chicken wings, shrimp over rice, BBQ goat (yes, goat), mini hot dogs and chicken strips. Assortment of potatoes, vegetables, and desserts, but always the same. Small assortment of souvenir items at truck but no apparent place to do other shopping or pick up toiletries, snacks, etc. No arcade. Rooms were sufficiently equipped and quiet. Cute little Murphy bed for a kid. Never stayed in a hotel room without an alarm clock, however. Have found that it always pays to get a Preferred room at any Disney resort for better access to food and bus stops which in this case means first couple stops on the route.More
Construction at Caribbean Beach Resort
Our family stayed at Caribbean Beach Resort from Nov 6 to Nov 11, 2017. We were worried about the construction being a problem for our stay and it did cause some issues. If you want to eat at the resort there is an all you can eat breakfast buffet which cost $14.99 per person not including something to drink. A little pricey but comparable to what you would pay in the parks for something which isn't all you can eat. I don't know about lunch and supper as we stayed at the parks all day and ended up eating supper each night at Disney Springs. We liked eating at Earl of Sandwich in Disney Springs which was about 50% cheaper than eating supper at any of the parks. There are also food trucks and small stores in each building area to pick up small food items (muffins, chips, drinks, etc.). As for noise from the construction we never heard anything and we were staying in the Aruba part of the resort which was very close to major construction. Of note is when staying at Aruba, if you are catching a bus to any parks, to walk over to the Old Port Royal bus stop rather than catching a bus at the Aruba bus stop. Aruba bus stop is the last bus stop in the resort and too many times the buses would get full and bypass the Aruba bus stop. Disney really needs to re-think their busing in this resort as they should have buses going both ways in the resort (first one stops first at Martinique, second one stops first at Aruba, and so on). It's not fair to be placed in Aruba and when trying to get to the parks early in the morning have your bus stop bypassed because ever bus is full. As we didn't mind eating some place else rather than at our resort the lack of food options wasn't a problem but I could see it being a problem for large families. My suggestion to Disney would be, while construction is going on, to offer discounted prices at this resort. I think they did this at the start of the construction but stopped a long time ago but the construction is still ongoing. Really not fair to charge regular prices but not offer the same amenities ( i.e. a variety of food options) as other resorts. Other than the construction, our room was quiet, clean, and comfortable as it has been the last two times we have stayed here. Just should have been discounted due to the construction.More
Wouldn’t Stay Again Until After Construction
Just concluded a trip here over the past week. We’ve always enjoyed staying at this resort in the past and new about the construction going on. However, you can’t really fathom the level of construction until you see it in person. It is a massive undertaking. I went in figuring, ehh , some construction but Disney has always figured out a way to hide it well. Frankly, I think Disney should have just closed the place and got it over with instead of putting this poor experience out there for customers. More
Rick L, 60745
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