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Old 01-28-2013, 01:02 PM   #1801
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I'm back from my FANTASTIC cruise and really enjoyed the time in Cabana #17. Although #17 is at the very end, the location still isn't too bad, because you're at the far end of the private beach area - meaning it can't get any quieter.

Pretty low tide in the afternoon with water being just over the ankle. The deepest it got was waist high. Otherwise nice conditions, very few rocks in the ocean. Saw three stingrays and lots of fish.

Being a Jungle Book fan, I loved when they piped in the steel-drum version of "Bare Necessities". Very cool!

For all you future cruisers - here's a video tour of my cabana and the nearby beach area: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz3TYPSNwiw

And of course I took plenty of photos, too:




Family Beach Cabana #17 on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Family Beach Cabana #17 on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Family Beach Cabana #17 on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Family Beach Cabana #17 on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Family Beach Cabana #17 on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Family Beach Cabana #17 on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Family Beach Cabana #17 on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Family Beach Cabana #17 on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Family Beach Cabana #17 on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Family Beach Cabana #17 on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Family Beach Cabana #17 on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Family Beach Cabana #17 on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Disney's Castaway Cay Island - Area near Family Beach Cabanas by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


The Disney Fantasy from the Private Area near the Family Beach Cabanas on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


View near Family Beach Cabana #17 on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Family Beach Cabanas Area on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Family Beach Cabanas Area on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Ocean near the Family Beach Cabanas on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr

Very low tide:


View from Family Beach Cabana #17 on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr


Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship as seen from the Family Beach Cabanas on Disney's Castaway Cay Island by Reto Kurmann, on Flickr

After I watched your video .. I have my heart set on #17 during our 11-16 cruise this year. We are concierge so at 120 day out I will be PIF and sitting up at 12 EST to get it. Now though I am concerned about the low tide.... How time does low tide accure? I don't want to do the cabana then have no water in the afternoon. How is your input on it?
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:38 PM   #1802
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Does anyone know if they offer a CD of the music they pipe into the cabanas for sale? Love the music as well!
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:47 AM   #1803
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Now though I am concerned about the low tide.... How time does low tide accure? I don't want to do the cabana then have no water in the afternoon. How is your input on it?
The real low tide you see on the photo was captured at 3:35pm and I think it started to drain around 2pm. However, the water was never deep enough for any real swimming, waist-high at best. It wasn't disturbing for me and if you want to get into depper water, just walk around the corner to the lower-numbered FB cabanas, where it was fine all-day long.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:23 PM   #1804
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The real low tide you see on the photo was captured at 3:35pm and I think it started to drain around 2pm. However, the water was never deep enough for any real swimming, waist-high at best. It wasn't disturbing for me and if you want to get into depper water, just walk around the corner to the lower-numbered FB cabanas, where it was fine all-day long.
Thanks so much!! You have put my worries to easy. I had this nightmarish image of all the water being gone at noon, or ankle deep water all day!

But that would be great.. waist deep most of the day is perfect!!

We can spend the rest of the time napping on the We are not crowd people and #17 looks to aforward the best privacy!
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:32 AM   #1805
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What is the cost for one on the family beach?

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Old 02-09-2013, 06:40 AM   #1806
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$499 for the day.

Worth every penny in my opinion.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:25 AM   #1807
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First time cruisers don't give up hope! I was able to book Cabana #5 when my reservation window opened at 75 days.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #1808
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Cabanas on Castaway Cay

We weill have a family of 12 for our cruise aboard the Fantasy that sails on 6-01. It will be our oldest daughters birthday so we are trying to make it extra special for her on this trip. We are interested in renting a cabana at our stop at Castaway.
Is there a limit as to how many people can be at one?
And does anyone know prices?
I came across all this information somewhere but I can not seem to find it again.

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:56 PM   #1809
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Family Beach Cabanas are $499 for 6 guests. Each additional guest up to the max of 10 is $50 pp. You would need 2 Cabanas for your party of 12.

I'm not sure what the rates are for the Serenity Bay Adults only Cabanas.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:58 PM   #1810
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Family Beach Cabanas are $499 for 6 guests. Each additional guest up to the max of 10 is $50 pp. You would need 2 Cabanas for your party of 12.

I'm not sure what the rates are for the Serenity Bay Adults only Cabanas.
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Wher can I find prices for the cabanas?
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:02 PM   #1812
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Family Beach Cabanas are $499 for 6 guests. Each additional guest up to the max of 10 is $50 pp. You would need 2 Cabanas for your party of 12.

I'm not sure what the rates are for the Serenity Bay Adults only Cabanas.
Serenity Bay cabanas are $399 for 4 guests. Additional guests up to 10 are $50 each.
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Thanks for the speedy respones!!
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:28 PM   #1814
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Are they still doing the Castaway Beverage Escape on either SB or Family Beach for the cabana's?
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:31 PM   #1815
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Are they still doing the Castaway Beverage Escape on either SB or Family Beach for the cabana's?
What is/was the beverage escape?
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