- Mar 9, 2017
Awesome!A bit late posting this, but wanted to do a quick review of our experience at the cabanas from our stay three weeks ago. We booked the morning time slot, and were told to arrive at 9:45. We arrived right around then, but they were still setting up, so we sat and waited for only about 5 minutes for them to be ready.
We were in cabana #4 which is the one I had hoped to get! It is the furthest one back and super private. One thing to note for sun lovers, the area of this cabana is mostly in the shade for a good portion of the morning time slot, even at the lounge chairs. This wasn’t an issue for us at all, we loved the location! The CM working there noted that nowadays when you book the cabana you actually pick which one you want, so if you want more sun I’d recommend booking a different cabana.
There is a dedicated CM who watches over the area the whole time who was fantastic. He really made us feel pampered! Plus they have a dedicated server who stopped by often to see if we wanted to order any food or drinks. We ended up ordering some lunch later in the morning and a massive drink, which I cannot remember what it was, but it was so big it took about 2.5 hours to get through! The cabana comes with a variety of sodas and bottled water. I wish they had some sports drinks or juices too, I’m not a huge fan of soda, and sometimes want something more flavorful than water. Not a huge deal though. There was also a huge fruit plate which we devoured, it was so good! At the end of our time, the CM noted that everything in the fridge was ours to take, and encouraged us to fill up our bags with the left-over soda and water! This was a nice touch, it was great having some extra drinks in the room for the rest of the week.
When we booked the cabana we weren’t really sure if we would like it, we thought we may get bored, but it ended up being one of our favorite experiences of the trip! The 4 hours flew by, we couldn’t believe how fast they went. It was awesome having the TV in there as well, we went on a Sunday, so it was great to watch football while lounging around enjoying the massive drink! We loved it so much we’re booking a full day for next year now!
There was a minor thing that I do want to mention. There were a handful of people walking by on the paths surrounding the cabana area smoking, and the wind was blowing the smoke into the area. We ended up closing the sides of our cabana to try to block it, but it was still noticeable and annoying. Fortunately, it wasn’t constant and didn’t ruin the experience, so maybe if it’s something that would really bother you, request a cabana that’s closer to the pool rather than the paths. One other thing to note, I wish the bathroom was closer to this area. It wasn't horribly far away, but the quickest route was to exit the pool area and walk the main path by the lake and re-enter the pool area by HH. Just felt a bit awkward walking that main path outside of the pool area in just our bathing suits!