Castaway Cay Private Cabanas

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  1. poohj80

    poohj80 Got Hunny?

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    We are looking for a family who might be interested in sharing a cabana on the May 26th 3 night Dream cruise. Anyone out there?
     
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  3. lovesDCL

    lovesDCL Mouseketeer

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    Hello cabana veterans!

    My hubby and I will be on the 5 night Dream Double Dip in August and are debating getting a cabana on Serenity Bay, since that is all that is available. It would be cabana #20.

    Is cabana #20 a good location?
    Is a cabana on serenity bay worth $400?
    Is having only 2 people in the cabana a waste?

    I really want to try the cabana experience, but I need to if its best to use my $400 here or at the spa!

    Thanks in advance for any help! :flower3:
     
  4. pixie08

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    Passporters.com has a video of this cabana on youtube.. we have it booked for June. My brother is in a wheelchair. If you look on the cc map it seems to be in a great location. close to cookies 2 and all of the shops and bathrooms games etc.

    here's the link..

    http://youtu.be/6SdnRnM9xe4

    You can see the long ramp up ramp instead of the three steps they usually have.
     
  5. pixie08

    pixie08 DIS Veteran

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    Does anyone know if Cabana 1 has a hammock like the other cabanas?
     
  6. ppiew

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    I too was in a wheelchair. #1 not only had a ramp to get in - it also had an electric outlet to use if you needed to plug in a scooter.

    Hammocks are in the sand. If you don't have enough mobility to move from porch to sand you would be out of luck!

    Sting ray took close to 3 hours for our granddaughter and her father. they were gone until lunch (they had either the 9 or 9:30 stingray adventure).
     
  7. amyah12

    amyah12 Earning My Ears

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    What a great Mother's Day gift!! I just happened to check availability for the cabanas during our cruise and one came available! I booked it immediately and am so excited our family will be able to enjoy one day at CC in a cabana! Yippee!!!:banana:
     
  8. Princess Bette

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    Yay!!!!:dance3: So glad your persistance paid off! Enjoy!! :flower3:
     
  9. kritter

    kritter <font color=deeppink>I need a Disney FIX!!<br><fon

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    I just checked and cabana number nine is available on day # 1 on CC if your interested!!
     
  10. princssdisnygina

    princssdisnygina Disney Princess

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    I can tell you we LOVED having a cabana on Serenity Bay! It isn't that crowded as it is so if you add in a private cabana it is even MORE empty! Almost felt like we had the island all to ourselves. We had 4 people but I would DEFINITELY get one for 2 people. Its def worth the $400 for the day. We got there right after the ship docked and stayed as long as they would let us! :thumbsup2

    However.... having a massage on CC in the open air cabana is AMAZING as well! :goodvibes But... if I was choosing, I would choose the cabana first because I think its a LONGER pleasure... ya know? I do the Rainforest in the spa. :cloud9:
     
  11. jegsnakkernorsk

    jegsnakkernorsk long time lurker

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    What time of year were you at Serenity Bay? We were there in January and we FROZE. I heard that that part of the island gets more wind? Maybe it was just a fluke that day?

    Is Serenity Bay warm in May?
     
  12. mlemmons

    mlemmons Earning My Ears

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    For those that are interested. Here's the view from Cabana 11.
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  13. mlemmons

    mlemmons Earning My Ears

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    And here's the view from Cabana 12.
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  14. pixie08

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    Thanks! My brother won't use the hammock (dha nd I will use those)...too hard for him to transfer, he is happy to have the cabana and I will leave the loungers for him and my mom, and good to know about the outlet! he can charge his chair, he will psyched about that!
     
  15. jnsma

    jnsma Mouseketeer DVC Gold

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    We were in Cabana 1 on our previous trip.

    MIL was in a wheelchair. She also had an oxygen machine that she plugged into the outlet. We asked for (and received) an extention cord for her machine to bring it to the beach. It did seem that it was a request that they hadn't heard before as they weren't sure it was possible. Everyone was great in making it happen.
    Having the Cabana and being able to sit on the beach and watch her grandkids was well worth the cost. She ended up passing away about a month later.

    For the record, there is no hammock for Cabana 1. The ramp to the beach takes up a lot of space so there is no room for the hammock.

    If you want to see pictures of the handicap cabana and handicap room, you can find them here:
    http://s981.photobucket.com/albums/ae300/jnsma
     
  16. princssdisnygina

    princssdisnygina Disney Princess

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    We were there in November last year. It was gorgeous! However.... we were there in December the year before and it was chilly. I guess chilly means around 70 degrees and windy! lol... But it wasn't warm enough for us to sit on the beach all day. I think during the winter it is somewhat of a chance thing.

    In May... yes it should be very warm. :thumbsup2
     
  17. jegsnakkernorsk

    jegsnakkernorsk long time lurker

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    Great! I wish it weren't a year away!
     
  18. LissaW16

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    We have cabana #19 booked for our June cruise, there will be 6 of us sharing it for the day. We really wanted one on the family beach, but no luck. We've got one adult willing to foregoe the cabana, and the rest of us can take turns hanging with her, caring for the 4 year old in our party.

    For those of you who have done this before, what's the going rate for gratuity? Is it per cabana or per person? Did you tip in cash?

    Just trying to plan ahead, thanks in advance.

    Melissa
     
  19. TravelingJen24

    TravelingJen24 DVC Member

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    We will be cruising in December with 12 people in all. How many people fit in the cabanas? Will it be too cold in December to even warrant one?
     
  20. bigAWL

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    We were there this past Dec. Water was cold, but many people were still swimming. It was too cold for me, though. I'm not sure if I would have wanted a cabana or not. Might be nice to have that place to hang out if the water is too cold.
     
  21. pixie08

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    Oh I thought that might be the case...thanks!

    Sorry about you MIL passing, at lkeast she got to spend quality time with her family, that's what counts.
     

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