1. Follow the DIS on Instagram! www.instagram.com/the.dis

What is it about Castaway Cay?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by scrappinginontario, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. TIGGER/POOH4

    TIGGER/POOH4 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    3,004
    The entire beach is lined with chairs and umbrellas. You should not have any problem. You may have to move down the beach some. See the picture above and you can see all the chairs and umbrellas on the family beach.
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. ruadisneyfan2

    ruadisneyfan2 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 20, 2006
    Messages:
    12,292
    Cabanas are expensive, $5-600 I think. If your cruise is in 1 month, chances are they're all booked up. The way to reserve one is by going online like you're booking an excursion and it will list cabana and its # if one is available.

    We've never had a cabana and while they look nice I don't think they're worth it. We've always had a great time w/o one.
     
  4. nosnits

    nosnits Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Messages:
    27
    Thanks! I did check out some pictures but I am terrible at estimating the amount of chairs I think I see to the amount of people on the boat. I figured it would be better to ask someone who has experienced it rather than my horrible guesstimates lol.
     
  5. neg58

    neg58 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Messages:
    1,664
    And while theft can happen on CC (and on the ship), the number of people who are on the ship/island just to steal from you is greatly reduced because they'd have to buy a ticket just to steal from you. Just changes the atmosphere.

    You also don't hear kids whining for ice cream or treats because they are included! It's a 3 minute walk to the ice cream or bathrooms, not the 30 minutes it can be at a different beach

    The absolutely best time on CC is from 3-4:30. It is heaven. Most have gone back on the ship and I have the beach all to myself. I can sit in any chair, have any hammock, first in line for the plunge (oh wait, no line!), snorkel by myself, 100 CM to wait on me!!!

    Nancy
     
  6. ilovetexas

    ilovetexas DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,323
    I really liked three things about Castaway:

    1 - it isn't a tender port

    2 - the adult beach has a sandbar you can walk out to; it was neat to go hang out on it

    3 - the entire ship is in a hurry to bolt off to the beach first thing so you can have the movie theatre, rainforest room, etc. to yourself for a couple of hours then go to the beach.

    Sent from my iPad using DISBoards
     
  7. NCConch

    NCConch Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Messages:
    380
    I am very much looking forward to some quality hammock time.
     
  8. KEMdisney

    KEMdisney DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    Messages:
    787
    WOW!!! Thanks for the map of CC, it really helps imagine things better. It looks like the adults only area is soooooo far away, is it walking distance? Also, where do you suggest eating... Sunset bay or the BBQ?
     
  9. bats

    bats Enjoying Bahama Mama's

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    1,425
    We walked it once ........ Once!!!!
    Now we get the little tram!!
     
  10. Namsupak

    Namsupak DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    Messages:
    1,882
    It is 499 for a cabana on the family beach, 399 for the adults only beach. They are usually reserved rather quickly. When you go online to look at your reservation you will see them as a port adventure for the castaway cay day. If they are all full then make sure when you get on the ship to have them put you on a waiting list for the cabanas. While it isn't necessary for us it makes the whole experience better so we generally get one every-time we go.
     
  11. dgmommie

    dgmommie Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    278
    There are supposed to be enough chairs, but on the Fantasy last summer, we were a little bit later getting off the ship (an hour after we were allowed to go), and it was difficult to find chairs for 6 of us. We went to the very end of the family beach before we found some together. Never had a problem before that. I think a lot of it might have been people putting their stuff in the chairs and then sitting on the loungers, taking up two seats for their one body.
     
  12. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2003
    Messages:
    49,177
    Someone asked if there were towels other than on the pier when you get off the ship -- no there aren't. There are bins by the bathrooms/outdoor showers for you to drop your dirty/wet towels however, so you don't have to carry them back onto the ship.
     
  13. dgmommie

    dgmommie Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    278
    There's a tram to Serenity Bay, the adult beach. Also, the food choices there are often different from Cookies BBQ (better even!).
     
  14. boettmb

    boettmb Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Messages:
    60
    Can't explain it, it's just heaven on earth!
     
  15. kylmac

    kylmac Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    318
    My husband and I went on the Dream this summer without our kids (gasp!) and had a lovely time at CC adults only beach-even had a conversation with Captain Jack Sparrow! Had the beach to ourselves until around 1100am and by then we were heading towards the BBQ-they have more adult food there (I am thinking maybe grilled salmon or some kind of fish). I love my 2 children very much but this was something I will always remember fondly-just my husband and I enjoying the beauty of CC and enjoying a day at Epcot when we got off the ship!
    You will love it!
    Elizabethpirate:
     
  16. neg58

    neg58 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Messages:
    1,664
    There are at the counters where you rent floats and snorkels. I got a whole bunch of them at the shack where you return bikes at Serenity Bay. I just asked and they asked how many.

    Nancy
     
  17. TIGGER/POOH4

    TIGGER/POOH4 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    3,004
    More reasons to love CC:

    Serenity Bay

    [​IMG]

    The view from the hammock

    [​IMG]

    The native wildlife

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Donna M

    Donna M DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,788

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:



    .
     
  19. BlakeandMaddysMomma

    BlakeandMaddysMomma Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2012
    Messages:
    160
    We were just there 3 days ago, and we were told when we got off the ship that that was our only opportunity to get towels. That is not the case. There are 2 information booths, and you can get towels there. The lady working the booth was shocked that we had been told we could not get them on the island at all.
     
  20. MDTerp

    MDTerp Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    382
    Oh yeah!!!
     
  21. bzkds

    bzkds Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Messages:
    365
    AGREE!! And, the drink-of-the-day was 2 for 1 that last hour lol. I wished we could stay there into the evening.
    Beth
     

Share This Page