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If you're like us and can't choose between a tropical Caribbean vacation and your first love of Walt Disney World, you've happened upon the perfect compromise! Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort (CBR) is a mid-priced (Disney calls this their "moderate" category) resort hotel, featuring lush landscaping, a brightly colored palette, and lots of opportunities for activity and relaxation.
Opened on October 1, 1988, Caribbean Beach Resort was Disney World's first mid-priced ("moderate") resort. It's gone through several renovations over the years, however, and is just as beautiful and relaxing as it was back then. It's in Disney's Epcot Resort Area, meaning Epcot is just a short drive away.
Situated around Barefoot Bay, a 45-acre lake exclusive to CBR, the resort offers seven pools--including the newly renovated main theme pool featuring water cannons, two water slides, and two jacuzzi spas. You can also enjoy a marina with boats and bicycles for rent, beach hammocks, a 1.4-mile jog/bike path, a volleyball court, an arcade, a food court and restaurant, and--it's true--the resort has its very own island: Caribbean Cay!
CBR has 2,112 guest rooms arranged into 6 villages—Trinidad North, Trinidad South, Martinique, Barbados, Aruba, and Jamaica. These villages--all sporting different Caribbean colors--line the shores of Barefoot Bay. Each village has either 3 or 6 buildings housing guest rooms (take time to explore the villages--there are plenty of pathways, sitting areas, and little surprises!).
- The main lobby and check in desks, concierge services, bell services, and Magical Express service are housed at The Custom House. This building is near the resort's entrance, and is quite a walk from several of the villages. Most guests will visit only when they check in and check out. Check-in at CBR is at 3:00pm, check-out is at 11:00am.
- Old Port Royale Centertown is the place to find the Calypso gift shops (with snacks, drinks, sundries, necessities, and souvenirs--including mail-able coconut post cards!), the Market Street food court, the main table-service restaurant: Shutters, the theme pool and pool bar: Banana Cabana, Goombay Games Arcade, and Barefoot Bay Boat Yard and Bike Works (rental bikes and boats).
Caribbean Beach Resort is one of Disney's biggest hotels, but there are plenty of ways to get across and around Barefoot Bay. Disney runs internal transportation busses between the villages, Old Port Royale, and the Custom House, and each village has its own bus stop.
As always, there are plentiful Disney Transport busses running to and from the Disney theme parks. These depart from the villages as well.
So sit back, relax, and travel with us through Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort! Be sure to check out our image galleries and visit with other folks in our mini-forum.
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