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Complete Guide to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort (w/review)

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Complete Guide to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort (w/review)

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is 1 of Disney’s 4 moderate resorts located on Walt Disney World property. If you’re in the mood for some Caribbean vibes, this might be the place to stay.

Here’s what you need to know about the resort. 

Quick Review

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Summary
Thanks to the Skyliner, upgraded onsite food options, and the addition of Riviera Resort (with its great food options), this resort is a fantastic bang for the buck, though people with a car will find it even easier to manage.
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Pros And Cons

Pros: Beautiful grounds, good pool, option to book a Pirate Room (only through 2022), marshmallow roasting at the beach, Island of the Caribbean Pirate Adventure for kids 4-12 departs from marina, access to the Disney Skyliner gondola system

Cons: Rooms are often noisy, resort is large and spread out, the most internal bus stops of any Moderate Resort which can be a hassle, no elevators

Overview

Resort category: Moderate

Resort area: Epcot

Address & Phone Number
1114 Cayman Way
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8411
(407) 934-3400

Found in the Epcot resort area, Caribbean Beach consists of vibrant colors, theming, and an overall tropical feel. There are even five “islands” surrounding the beautiful Barefoot Bay, where room buildings are located. They include: Barbados, Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad, and Aruba.

The main “port of entry” is called Old Port Royale, where most of the main services are located, like check-in, concierge services, hotel amenities, dining, and the Calypso Trading Post gift shop.

Caribbean Beach Resort beach

And of course, we can’t forget the beaches. Swimming is not allowed in the lakes, but just like the real Caribbean, you’ll find several beachy areas spread throughout the resort where you can relax or take in a sunset.

Guest Rooms And Bathrooms

The guest rooms and bathrooms at Caribbean Beach are perfectly themed to the tropics and depending on which room you select, they will either sleep 2, 4, or 5 individuals.

Each room comes with the normal amenities, including a hairdryer, TV, free WiFi service, a coffee maker, a telephone, an in-room safe, an iron and ironing board, and a beverage cooler.

caribbean beach room walt disney world
caribbean beach room walt disney world

As far as storage goes, all the guest rooms have plenty of drawers for items, along with closets. However, unlike many other Disney Resort hotel rooms, there isn’t space underneath the beds for suitcases to hide. 

caribbean beach room walt disney world

There are also plenty of outlets for devices that need charging, which, of course, is always a must.

It’s also important to note that while each guest room building is only 2 stories, there aren’t elevators and only stairs available.

Now, let’s dive into the different sections and rooms that are available.

caribbean beach room walt disney world

Standard and Preferred Rooms

There are 8 types of rooms to choose from:

  • Standard
  • Preferred
  • Standard – 5th Sleeper
  • Preferred – 5th Sleeper
  • Water or Pool View
  • Water or Pool View – 5th Sleeper
  • Pirate Water View
  • Pirate Standard View

Important Note: We know that Disney is planning to discontinue the Pirate rooms in 2023, and we do expect that whatever the changeover brings that at that time, Disney will incorporate in the refurbishment some newer elements found at other resorts, such as platform beds and USB charging stations. We will update with additional details when it becomes available.

caribbean beach room walt disney world

If you’re looking for a non-pirate room, there are several Standard and Preferred guest rooms to choose from.

Be warned that Preferred Rooms cost more, same if you’re paying for a room with a Pool or Water View.

In addition to Preferred or Standard Location and Pool or Water View options, Caribbean Beach also offers a “5th Sleepers” category for families of 5.

caribbean beach room walt disney world

A room that is categorized as a 5th Sleeper will have a small, child sized pull down bed. This bed will not fit a standard adult.

As for the bathrooms, in all room types the sink/vanity area is separate from the split shower/tub.

There are also doors that can be closed for privacy between the bathroom and bedroom areas. 

Pirate Rooms (Discontinued beginning in 2023)

The Pirate-themed rooms are exactly the same size as the Standard and Preferred rooms. These rooms, however, only have double sized beds and, as their name implies, are over-the-top pirate-themed.

pirate room disney caribbean beach
pirate room disney caribbean beach

Not only is your bed literally a pirate ship, but there are crates for drawers, barrels serve as nightstands, a pirate curtain for privacy between the bathroom and beds, and so much more. 

These cost more than just your standard-themed room, but they’re definitely fun and kids will love them.

Pirate rooms come with either Standard or Water views.

pirate room disney caribbean beach
pirate room disney caribbean beach

Note: There are also both wheelchair and hearing accessible rooms available in each category that include a roll-in shower and visual alarms.

pirate room disney caribbean beach

You can also check out room layouts below.

Caribbean Beach Resort Room Options

Room type(s)Bed sizeMax people
per room
Floor plan
Standard View
Views of the Resort Hotel, Courtyard or Woodlands
2 Queen Beds4
Caribbean Beach standard floor plan
Preferred Room
Views of the Resort Hotel, Courtyard or Woodlands
Close proximity to Fuentes del Morro Pool and Centertown
2 Queen Beds4Caribbean Beach standard floor plan
Water or Pool View
Views of the Lake or Pool
2 Queen Beds4Caribbean Beach standard floor plan
Standard View – 5th Sleeper
Views of the Resort Hotel, Courtyard or Woodlands
2 Queen Beds and 1 Child-Size Pull-Down Bed4 adults, 1 child
Caribbean Beach Resort- 5p Queen Room-floor plan
Preferred – 5th Sleeper
Views of the Resort Hotel, Courtyard or Woodlands
Close proximity to Fuentes del Morro Pool and Centertown
2 Queen Beds and 1 Child-Size Pull-Down Bed4 adults, 1 childCaribbean Beach standard floor plan
Water or Pool View – 5th Sleeper
Views of the Lake or Pool
2 Queen Beds and 1 Child-Size Pull-Down Bed4 adults, 1 childCaribbean Beach standard floor plan
King Room
Views of the Lake, Pool, Resort Hotel, Courtyard or Woodlands
King2
Caribbean Beach Resort- King Room-01 floor plan
Pirate Room – Standard View
Views of the Resort Hotel, Courtyard or Woodlands
Double4
Caribbean Beach standard floor plan
Pirate Room Water View
Views of the Lake or Pool
Double4Caribbean Beach standard floor plan

Checking In And Out

When it comes to checking in and out, you have a few options: at the front desk, online through the official Walt Disney World website, or via the My Disney Experience app.

The lobby is located in the main building, aka Old Port Royale. Even though the front desk is there to assist guests, especially with checking in and checking out, all Disney World Resort guests are encouraged to check-in online or by using MDE.

disney's caribbean beach resort sign check in
  • Checking-In: The official check-in time for Caribbean Beach Resort is 3:00 pm, although sometimes rooms may be available sooner than that. After you check in online or using the app, you’ll receive a room-ready notification via text. You can then use your MagicBand or MDE’s digital key feature to unlock your room door.
  • Checking-Out: Check-out time is 11:00 am. Currently, guests will automatically be checked out of their rooms. But, if you have unresolved charges to your hotel folio, you’ll need to visit the front desk.

Note: Guests also have the option of to chat virtually with resort Cast Members via MDE for any assistance. 

caribbean beach resort lobby

The pickup and dropoff location for Mears Connect (which is the replacement for Magical Express) and the Old Port Royale bus stop are also right outside the main lobby, along with luggage storage for those who have checked out or are waiting to check in.

caribbean beach resort sign directions

Note: Resort Airline Check-In and Magical Express are no longer available.

Package Delivery & Pick Up

You can have packages and groceries delivered to your Disney Resort hotel, along with shipping select items home.

Here’s everything you need to know about having packages delivered and picking them up.

Grocery Delivery

You can have groceries delivered directly to your Disney Resort hotel. Dry-good storage and refrigerated storage are offered (subject to availability).

Important: a $6 fee will be charged to your room account for each grocery delivery order brought to your room by Bell Services or Luggage Assistance. Or, you can pick up these deliveries yourself from Bell Services or Luggage Assistance — at no charge.

Select items will need to be picked up in person, like alcohol. Most grocery delivery services require an individual of age to sign for alcohol and to show valid identification. Disney Resort hotels will not accept these types of orders on behalf of you.

groceries - walt disney world

Resort Hotel Delivery (temporarily unavailable)

If you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can have park souvenirs delivered to your hotel instead of carrying them around with you all day.

Just tell the Cast Member at checkout that you want your purchase delivered to your hotel. You’ll usually pick up these items at your hotel’s gift shop (a Cast Member should tell you the designated pick-up location).

Home Delivery

In-park purchases can also be shipped to your home via UPS or FedEx for an additional fee.

Sending and Receiving Mail

Sending Mail

You can mail postcards, letters, and packages from the theme parks and select Disney Resort hotels.

Letter and Postcards
Postcards and letters with postage already applied can be mailed from any mail box located throughout the theme parks and at the Front Desk of Disney Resort hotels.

business center - pop century - walt disney world

Packages
You can ship pre-packed, pre-labeled packages at the Front Desk or Concierge desk of most Disney Resort hotels. Hotels that include an onsite Business Center, including Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, can also ship packages for you.

Regular shipping and handling fees will apply.

Purchasing Postage
Postage stamps are available for purchase at various gift shops including:

  • Art of Disney (Epcot)
  • Celebrity 5 & 10 (Hollywood Studios)
  • Disney Springs Welcome Center (Disney Springs)
  • Disney Traders (Epcot)
  • Garden Gate Gifts (Animal Kingdom)
  • Heritage Manor (Epcot)
  • Main Street Chamber of Commerce (Magic Kingdom)
  • Mickey’s Gift Station (Transportation and Ticket Center)
  • Mickey’s of Hollywood (Hollywood Studios)
  • Movieland Memorabilia (Hollywood Studios)
  • Newsstand (Magic Kingdom)
  • The Outpost Shop (Animal Kingdom)
  • Sundries (Disney Springs)
mail letters - mailbox - walt disney world

Receiving Mail

If you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can receive mail throughout your stay. Occasionally, some guests will ship items in advance of their vacation to help save luggage space.

If you want to receive mail during your vacation, be sure the letter or package:

  • Includes the mailing address of your Disney Resort Hotel
  • Clearly features the word “Guest” on the front and the date of your arrival

Important: a $6 per package handling fee will apply to all packages that are received through the Front Desk or are delivered to your Disney Resort hotel room.

Parking

Parking is available at Caribbean Beach, but it’s not always free. 

There is a standard $20 overnight self-parking fee (including tax) that is applied to guests’ hotel folio upon check-out.

parking lot caribbean beach disney

Complimentary standard self-parking is available for non-resort guests exploring dining, shopping, entertainment, and other experiences during the day.

We also have a complete Walt Disney World parking guide you can browse.

Resort Map

Caribbean Beach Room Type map

Caribbean Beach Resort Villages

Aruba

aruba building caribbean beach disney

Buildings: 53-56
Location tips: Building 56 is closest to the Riviera Skyliner Station and the bus stop, and Building 51 is closest to the bridge that will take you to Caribbean Cay (playground) and Old Port Royale.

Barbados

barbados building caribbean beach resort

Buildings: 31-33 (Preferred room location)
Location tips: Building 31 is closest to Old Port Royale and building 33 is closest to the path to the Caribbean Beach Skyliner station. Buildings 32 and 33 are closest to the bus stop.

Jamaica

jamaica building caribbean beach resort

Buildings: 41-45
Location tips: Building 41 is across the road from the Caribbean Beach Skyliner station, and building 45 is closest to the bridge that will take you to Caribbean Cay and Old Port Royale. Building 44 is closest to the bus stop.

Martinique

martinique building caribbean beach resort

Buildings: 24-26 (Preferred room location)
Location tips: Building 24 is closest to the bus stop and Disney’s Riviera Resort and building 26 is closest to Old Port Royale.

Trinidad North

trinidad north caribbean beach resort

Buildings: 34-26 (Pirate Rooms)
Location tips: Building 34 is closest to the pathway to the Caribbean Beach Skyliner Station and to Old Port Royale. Building 36 is closest to the bus stop.

Trinidad South

trinidad south caribbean beach resort

Buildings: 37-39
Location tips: Building 37 is closest to the bus stop and Building 39 is the furthest building away from Port Royale.

Amenities And Shops

There are several amenities offered to guests at Caribbean Beach, including a gift shop, on-site laundry services, and even the chance to watch movies outside on a big screen! 

calypso trading post caribbean beach resort gift shop

Important note: Some of the following amenities might not be available at all times.

  • Laundry Services: There are 24-hour self-service laundry facilities available, including in Aruba, 2 in the villages of Jamaica, Martinique, Barbados, and Trinidad. You can purchase tokens for washers and dryers in each laundry room.
caribbean beach resort laundry room
  • Dry Cleaning Services: For dry cleaning or valet laundry service, drop off your items with Bell Services prior to 9 a.m.
  • Movies Under the Stars: Watch complimentary Disney movies on select nights at Caribbean Cay Island.
  • Campfire Activities: Roast marshmallows around a campfire.
Caribbean Beach Resort marshmallow Roast
movie under the stars caribbean beach resort

Pools And Recreation

There’s one feature pool and five leisure pools at Caribbean Beach with fun theming and activities perfect for guests. Disney Resort pools also make a great way to relax on non-park days.

Fuentes del Morro Pool caribbean beach resort

Important note: Some of the pools and recreation options might not be available at all times.

The pools available and their locations:

  • Fuentes del Morro Pool: A themed Spanish fortress with pirate adventures, 2 waterslides, and spray cannons. There’s also a shipwreck play area with mini slides and a crow’s nest. There’s even a 12-person spa pool perfect for adults.
Fuentes del Morro Pool caribbean beach resort
pool ship area caribbean beach
  • 5 Leisure Pools: Find one in each village that are great for lounging. 
leisure pool caribbean beach resort

Some other recreational options include:

  • Volleyball
  • Fishing
chess board caribbean beach resort
  • Bike Rentals
  • Jogging Trails
caribbean cay playground caribbean beach resort
  • Playgrounds, including an interactive water play area and the amazing Caribbean Cay playground (which is on an island)

Restaurant & Dining Options

Looking for ideas on where to eat at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort? You’re in luck!

There are several dining selections across the resort, including both Quick Service food court and Table Service options. Guests can get breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with beverages and snacks. Mobile Ordering is also available at select locations.

It’s also important to note that Sebastian’s Bistro has Mobile Dine Check-In, meaning you’ll check-in using the My Disney Experience app rather than going to the host stand. When your table is ready, you’ll be notified to proceed to a specific location. You can read more about the dining options below.

Quick Service

Although you don’t need reservations to dine at the Quick Service locations at Caribbean Beach, you may want to consider using Mobile Order where available.

Centertown Market

centertown market caribbean beach resort

Food court-style restaurant with several stations that serve everything from cheeseburgers and pizza to Caribbean-inspired platters and bowls.

centertown market caribbean beach resort

Location type: Food Court
Type of food: American, Latin
Meals served: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner

centertown market caribbean beach resort
  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)
  • Pros: Good selection of breakfast options, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available
  • Cons: Unique food options may not appeal to everyone

Spyglass Grill

spyglass grill caribbean beach resort

Located near the Trinidad pool area, this quick service location serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

spyglass grill caribbean beach resort

Location type: Walk-up window
Type of food: Caribbean, American
Meals served: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)
  • Pros: Tasty and unique meal options served all day, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available
  • Cons: No indoor seating; walk-up window only

Table Service

Table Service locations typically require Advanced Dining Reservations. You can make those inside of the Disney Experience app.

Sebastian’s Bistro

sebastian's bistro caribbean beach resort

Caribbean flavors dominate this bright and cheery restaurant.

sebastian's bistro caribbean beach resort

Location type: Casual table service
Type of food: American, Caribbean, seafood
Meals served: Dinner only

sebastian's bistro caribbean beach resort
  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)
  • Pros: Interesting food choices
  • Cons: Menu may not appeal to everyone

Everything Else

Looking to grab a snack or maybe just a cup of hot coffee or even a cocktail? Here’s where you can do that:

Joffrey’s Coffee Kiosk

joffrey's caribbean beach skyliner station

Location type: Quick Service kiosk
Type of food: coffee & pastries

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Pros: Conveniently located near the Skyliner
  • Cons: Limited menu

Centertown Market Grab & Go

centertown market grab and go caribbean beach resort

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: pre-packaged snacks, drinks, baked goods, and refillable mugs

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)
  • Pros: Quick and convenient, open late
  • Cons: Limited selection

Banana Cabana Pool Bar

banana cabana bar caribbean beach resort

Location type: bar
Type of food: drinks only (both alcoholic and nonalcoholic specialty drinks, wine, beer)

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? No
  • Pros: Friendly bartenders, tropical drinks available, right by the main pool
  • Cons: Limited seating

How to Get from Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort to Anywhere at Disney World

There are two main forms of transportation available at Caribbean Beach: Walt Disney World buses and the Disney Skyliner.

old port royale bus stop caribbean beach resort

Regarding the latter, the gondolas connect guests to select Disney Resort hotels in addition to 2 of the 4 theme parks – Epcot and Hollywood Studios. As for bus transportation, there are also multiple internal bus stops around the resort as well as buses to take you to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Disney Springs.

disney skyliner station caribbean beach

You can browse all of the different ways to get from Caribbean Beach to anywhere at Disney World below.

wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
  • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
  • Arrive at your destination
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2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
  • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
  • Arrive at your destination
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3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom
  • Arrive at your destination
Headed to an early morning breakfast reservation at Animal Kingdom? Buses to Animal Kingdom from Disney resorts usually start running around 7-7:15 a.m. daily.
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4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
  • Arrive at your destination
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5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
  • Arrive at your destination
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6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
  • Skyliner (from Hollywood Studios) or    Bus to Art of Animation
  • Arrive at your destination
7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Magic Kingdom
  • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
  • Arrive at your destination
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8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Beach Club
  • Arrive at your destination
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9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Beach Club
  • Arrive at your destination
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10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Blizzard Beach
  • Arrive at your destination
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Scheduled Refurbishments

Name: Pirate Room Closure

Description: During a June 8, 2022 Disney Travel Agent webcast, it was announced that the Pirate rooms at Caribbean Beach will be discontinued beginning 2023. It was also stated that at this time, no new theme is replacing the Pirate rooms.

From: 2023

To: TBD

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