Castaway Cay Private Cabanas

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  1. Stefy

    Stefy Fantasising of our next DCL & WDW Trip

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    We had Cabana 18 on our September 15th sailing and love love loved it. It is slightly separate from the others, but I stress only slightly. It took me about 4 steps to walk past it from mine.

    We had a wonderful time and quite frankly can't see how we could do CC without one. We ate lunch in it, chilled and sheltered from the heat when we got too hot from being in the sea. Perfect base for a day of fun and relaxation :thumbsup2 Will post pics soon, got a few to share, just trying to sort out some problems I'm having with my Mac.

    Hope that helps :)
     
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  3. Brandis

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    You can't, it has to be done once onboard.
     
  4. gometros

    gometros <font color=teal>WDWWDS Chief Weapons Inspector an

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    How many people can a cabana accommodate?
     
  5. princssdisnygina

    princssdisnygina Disney Princess

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    You are allowed up to ten I believe but after 4 (or 6 :confused3) I think it is an additional $50 per person. I am not sure I would want to put more than 6 people in a cabana just for comfort level reasons but I know others have done it. :thumbsup2
     
  6. DVCconvert

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    yes...6 are people are included for the quoted prices...upto 10 permitted at an additional charge.
     
  7. gometros

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    Thanks. That means I have a year to get friendly with two other couples on our cruise meets thread :rotfl:
     
  8. TiggerAllie

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    Actually, the Serenity Bay cabanas price only includes 4 guests. It's $50 per guest after the 1st 4 on the adult beach. (We just had Cabana 20 in August.)
     
  9. mjaclyn

    mjaclyn Currently in Wonderland

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    Hi all
    We're looking into renting a Cabana for our Eastern Caribbean Cruise in January and I have a few questions. I'm sure some (or all) of these questions have already been answered in this thread, but with over 1100 posts I'd go crazy if I had to look through all of these pages! Any help is greatly appreciated.

    1. I saw somewhere online that a cabana on the family beach that holds 6 people is $500. That price seems very steep to me and would mean that we would not be able to do any other excursions on the cruise. Would those of you who have rented before say that it's worth the price?

    2. What are the top 3 Cabanas to rent on the family beach? I am looking for closest to restrooms and food if possible.

    3. I know that each additional person over the initial 6 people is $50 each. Is that for all ages? My son will be two and without counting him we will have 7 people. Do I have to count him in the reservation and pay the extra $50?

    4. Our cruise is in January. I know the weather can be iffy. What happens if the weather is bad? What is the cancellation/refund policy for the cabana?

    5. Since we are going in January, do you think spending $500 for a cabana is too big of a risk considering the weather could be really cold?

    Thanks so much everyone!!
     
  10. DSquare

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    Just got back last week and had a Cabana on Sept 30th.

    1. For us it was well worth the money. We had 4 adults and 3 kids and it made the day so much enjoyable.

    2. #1 is the closest to restrooms and food and then in get father away in ascending order.

    3. Disney will charges an extra $50/person over 6 for all ages. Everyone will receive wristbands to allow entry into the Cabana area and beach.

    4. My understanding is if the boat docks at CC then you will be charged.

    5. Good question. If its a windy day the Cabana may be better to keep you out of the wind and help stay warm.
     
  11. Nikki'sMommy

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    We had 10 last week (6 adults/4 kids) and never had an issue with space. The kids were either in the water or playing on the sand for most of the day. When we were all together in the cabana there was enough seating to accomidate all of us and we had such a great time..It was like our own little party house for the day..
     
  12. princssdisnygina

    princssdisnygina Disney Princess

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    1. I do believe it is well worth the cost but some will say otherwise. I think it depends on what you want. If you value privacy in a cabana with drinks at your fingertips and a private beach (on family beach) then yes... it will be worth it.

    2. As stated cabana 1 is closest then goes from there...

    3. No matter the age each additional person is $50

    4. If you dock at Castaway Cay, no matter the weather, then you are stuck with the cabana. You can cancel once onboard but I believe you have to do it 48 hours prior. They will call you and confirm the number in your party for the cabana which at that time you can cancel.

    5. I think anytime is a risk because you never know if there is going to be a tropical storm, a hurricane, warm weather, rain... Its just a risk you have to decide you want to take. Keep an eye on the weather and you can cancel it if you decide the weather won't work out.
    **We booked a cabana on the Adult beach and there kept being a threat of tropical storm Ophelia right up until a few days before we left and it turned out to be a beautiful day.** Anything can happen. Just make plans to enjoy the view IF the weather isn't perfect. It is still nice to be there! :thumbsup2
     
  13. acourtwdw

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    We have reserved a cabana on the adult beach for our upcoming cruise but I have a couple of questions.

    1. Is there a hammock just for our use at the cabana?
    2. What equipment is included, ie floats, bikes, snorkling? I have heard different things and I don't want to have to pay twice for things that are included.
    3. Will the concerige take us to lunch? That would be great. Also is there bar service to the cabanas also?

    Thanks for the information. I tried to search but I couldn't find what I was looking for.
     
  14. princssdisnygina

    princssdisnygina Disney Princess

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    Yes there is one hammock per cabana for your use.

    Floats are already at the cabana but you can request snorkel gear and bikes if you would like them. Just ask your concierge when you arrive.

    Yes, the concierge will take you to lunch, just buzz him when you are ready.

    And yes... the concierge will have a beverage server come to your cabana and take your drink order.

    Hope this helps. :goodvibes
     
  15. DSquare

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    Just for what its worth I was under the impression that the snorkel gear would be at the Cabanas. For us they was none there. We asked the concierge and was told we had to go get the snorkel equipment ourselves. The floats where in a area down by the beach available to all the Cabana guests.
     
  16. acourtwdw

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    Thanks for the information :)
     
  17. Wendy&Grumpy

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    Has anyone received the rum punch in the family beach cabanas? If so, was it there or did you have to request it? Was it included or a separate charge?
     
  18. Namsupak

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    When you go to register, we were told to grab our snorkels and fins from the little hut (a short walk from where you register), then the golf cart took us to our cabana.
     
  19. DSquare

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    We requested the rum punch on Sept 30th and was told they don't offer that anymore.
     
  20. DSquare

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    I'm not sure where you register at. 5 of us ended up walking to the Cabana and walked right into ours with our name. A few minutes later a couple people showed up to give us the 'tour'. There was no place to register.
     
  21. Namsupak

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    I believe it is at the Pelican Point Tram Stop, it is a small hut to the left of the covered area where people were waiting for the Tram.
     

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