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Old 11-25-2010, 08:58 AM   #316
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GREAT NEWS!! We would ONLY rent one on the adults only beach anyway, so this is just an added perk!!
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:23 PM   #317
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sorry to ask again -----

but what is the price and what does it include?
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:58 PM   #318
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Phew - I finally finished reading this entire thread, and I'm convinced, I'm definitely booking a cabana, we were going to rent equipment and bikes anyways so I'm using that as part of our justification - lol!

I do have a couple of questions that I didn't see on the thread:

1. If (perish the thought) we aren't able to dock on Castaway Cay due to weather, or if we have to dock late/depart early due to weather, will they refund all or part of the cost, depending on the situation?

2. What sand toys were included? I was actually considering packing some beach toys from home because we have piles of it, but if it's included with the cabana, that's one less thing to bring!

3. We're going to be visiting Castaway Cay twice on our cruise, for you Castaway Cay veterans and those who have experienced cabanas, would you book a cabana for both days, or one day, and if one day, which day (first or second)? We're going on the NYE cruise in late December of this year.

I know it's pricey, but with the rentals included, that balances out the money we would have spent on that part...just need to figure out the rest!

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Old 11-25-2010, 07:18 PM   #319
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The cabanas are open now. We were just there last week Nov. 20 and they were fully functional. they are set off in a private area just past cookies 2 which is the new lunch buffet. I did not get to go past the sign since I was not paying $500 to have a cabin for a few hours

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Old 11-26-2010, 09:43 PM   #320
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Ok... as promised... here is our cabin on Serenity Bay! There are only 4 cabins on the adult beach. They are $390 because they do not have a "private beach" but you still have beach access. IMO... I would not do it any other way from now on. We have officially been spoiled.

Cabin #18 (closest to the restroom)
Here are some pictures of our cabin and the views!






View from the side and directly behind the cabin....



This is from the beach... you can see where it is roped off for the cabana guests only.


If you have any questions please ask! I would be glad to help persuade you!
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:42 AM   #321
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If you have any questions please ask! I would be glad to help persuade you!
Thanks for sharing your photos.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:38 PM   #322
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Has anyone split the price with another couple? What arrangement did you make?
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:29 PM   #323
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Do you tip on top of the $499 price

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Old 11-27-2010, 05:34 PM   #324
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Can a tip be paid on our room card?
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:27 PM   #325
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TIPS: This was something we didn't know about and were very unsure about. Gladstone was at our beckon call all day long and was great but we didn't want to ask him if people tipped. So... we actually gave him $40. Don't know if that was too much or not enough. Thoughts?
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:57 AM   #326
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Those look like great pictures. I so want one now.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:08 AM   #327
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TIPS: This was something we didn't know about and were very unsure about. Gladstone was at our beckon call all day long and was great but we didn't want to ask him if people tipped. So... we actually gave him $40. Don't know if that was too much or not enough. Thoughts?
Don't know about tipping...but I was curious to know what is in that closet or is it a closet by the counter?

The cabana really looks nice and comfortable, love the lounge chairs with the big cushions too.
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Don't know about tipping...but I was curious to know what is in that closet or is it a closet by the counter?

The cabana really looks nice and comfortable, love the lounge chairs with the big cushions too.
The closet had more towels and a safe in it. There were 6 towels out and additional towels just in case.

It was REALLY comfortable. I would've been happy to stay there all week. It was well worth the money and we will be doing it again!
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:56 AM   #329
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Santa is thinking about giving the family a cabana for our next cruise. We're cruising on the dream 12/11/11, do you think he'll have trouble getting a cabana? He's worried about disappointing the kids if he can't get one.
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Santa is thinking about giving the family a cabana for our next cruise. We're cruising on the dream 12/11/11, do you think he'll have trouble getting a cabana? He's worried about disappointing the kids if he can't get one.
We didn't have any trouble getting one but that was on the adult beach. But I do know not all of the cabanas were full on the family beach. BUT... that is not to say this won't become more popular and harder to get. I wouldn't tell them and surprise them on the cruise just to be sure! Go to the excursion desk immediately, you will have a better chance.
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