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Old 03-07-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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Talking Castaway Cay MUST DO's???

Going on my second cruise this May, and my DH and I decided it's going to be our adventure cruise. We got married on our first cruise in October, and everything was such a fuss that we didn't really get to fully "enjoy" the ship, and want to take the time to discover all the great things about the Dream, and our favorite Castaway Cay!
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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I enjoy Serenity Bay if you did not go. Nice and secluded beach for adults. And it has it's own eatling place. Not as hectic.

Also, enjoy the 5K route. It goes off the beaten track a little and leads you to a lookout tower. Just get's you some holding hands private time on a stroll through the greenery of the island.

Pleant of activies to book if you desire. I don't spend a dime there and have a very nice day.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:27 AM   #3
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I enjoy Serenity Bay if you did not go. Nice and secluded beach for adults. And it has it's own eatling place. Not as hectic.

Also, enjoy the 5K route. It goes off the beaten track a little and leads you to a lookout tower. Just get's you some holding hands private time on a stroll through the greenery of the island.

Pleant of activies to book if you desire. I don't spend a dime there and have a very nice day.
We did go onto Serenity Bay, but there weren't any scheduled activities or anything, the weather was so beautiful we literally swam for 4-5 hours in the water, ate, and swam once more just before boarding the ship again.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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Go Parasailing if you have never done this before.....I was terrified and planning to bow out but I was need to tandem with my son because it was a little windy.....WOW...it was amazing .....I have never experience such peace and quiet....it was serene.

My DH and younger son did the jet skis and loved it....

I just want to veg ....my next time there. We missed stopping at CC in 2011 due to Hurricane Irene.....enjoy
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:54 AM   #5
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Must do's:

The 5K, it's so much fun and unique.

We love eating lunch at Serenity Bay, it's so relaxing and enjoyable.

Parasailing and the jet ski adventure, both are exciting and so much fun.

It's also kind of fun to head over to the observation tower and check out the nice view.
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We did go onto Serenity Bay, but there weren't any scheduled activities or anything, the weather was so beautiful we literally swam for 4-5 hours in the water, ate, and swam once more just before boarding the ship again.
Sounds like a perfectly fine day at Castaway Cay to me!
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:40 PM   #7
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We hardly got to do anything besides swim and eat, which was a perfectly good day to me! I love serenity bay's buffet choices! Lots of Cajun wings and chicken, burgers, ribs..but my most favorite was the fruit buffet! They had endless amounts of mangos which was my absolute favorite :
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Going on my second cruise this May, and my DH and I decided it's going to be our adventure cruise. We got married on our first cruise in October, and everything was such a fuss that we didn't really get to fully "enjoy" the ship, and want to take the time to discover all the great things about the Dream, and our favorite Castaway Cay!
I like to lie on a beach chair and drink booze.

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I like to lie on a beach chair and drink booze.

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Rent bikes and go to the observation tower. It's the best view of the island.
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1. Relax

2. Repeat step #1

Seriously, the are a ton of cool things to do, but don't sweat it, just enjoy. Lay on the beach and read a book, float in the lagoon, bury yourself in the sand... I personally enjoy the snorkeling, especially the Nautilus, and the parasailing is really amazing. I had never done it before, and I really can't recommend it enough. And I will also wholeheartedly endorse the Konk Kooler as the drink of choice for the day. Budget for a never ending supply.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:44 PM   #12
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Bicycling

We enjoyed bicycling to the tower and it doesn't take that long. I have also read on another thread, that they have paddle boarding now. I can't find any written description of that on the Disney site, but another cruiser did it. We will try that if we can this summer.
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We relaxed, swam, had some beers, rode bikes, swam some more, drank some more.
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We went on a cruise last September without our daughter. We had the best time at Serenity Bay. We took a bike ride and leisurely rode the bike path and had the best time. We went to the observation tower and took some amazing pictures. I recommend doing this if you are able to.
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The 5k is a very neat experience if you are into that sort of thing. It's cool to say that you ran a 5k on a tropical island in the Bahamas!
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