Disney’s Castaway Cay (pronounced Key) is a private island located in the Bahamas. Only guests sailing on Bahamas and Caribbean Disney cruises get to experience this island. It is full of relaxing and beautiful beaches and a variety of fun activities the whole family will enjoy!
We got to visit the island for one day on our 4-night cruise. It started out rainy but after a couple of hours cleared up into a beautiful, warm day. As we got off the ship we were given free ponchos as well as towels for the whole family. There is a tram station which takes you to the family beach if you don’t want to walk. We spent the morning hours playing on the family beach. The family beach was full of beach chairs, lounge chairs, umbrellas, and a few hammocks scattered about. There’s also a beach just for adults called Serenity Bay.
There are two locations for lunch on the island: Cookies and Cookies Too. Both serve a delicious BBQ with items like hamburgers, chicken, and potato salad. Just like on the ship, there are soft serve ice cream stations on the island as well. There are multiple covered pavilions with lots of picnic tables for you to eat at. If you’re hanging out in Serenity Bay, they have their own buffet for lunch so you don’t have to head back to the family beach for lunch.
After lunch we took our kids to the kid’s club-yes, there’s even a kid’s club on the island! Scuttle’s Cove is a fun sandy play area away from the water. The counselors have several activities planned throughout the day. My kids loved the scavenger hunt they got to do and had so much fun playing in the sand.
There are lots of activities for families to enjoy together on Castaway Cay. Pelican Plunge is a floating platform with 2 water slides and a giant bucket that dumps water on guests. Spring-a-Leak is a water playground that is especially great for kids. There’s a Snorkeling Lagoon where you can either rent snorkeling gear or bring your own. There’s also a lagoon just for water activities like Aqua Trikes, Kayaks, and Paddle Boats. While our kids were enjoying Scuttle’s Cove, my husband and I rented an Aqua Trike. It was a lot of fun as well as quite the work out! We had amazing views of the island, the ship, and the crystal clear water. If water activities aren’t your thing, there’s a spot called In da Shade where you can play basketball and Foosball among other games.
Some other ways to have fun on the island: rent one of the private cabanas, schedule an excursion, or do some shopping. There are 2 shops that sell Castaway Cay merchandise, She Sells Sea Shells & Everything Else and Buy the Sea Shore. Cultural Illusions is a shop that sells Bahamian arts and crafts.
The only regret I have was that we didn’t have another day to play on Castaway Cay. Even though it rained for part of the day, it was a wonderful experience and my family and I had a great time on the island! Have you had the chance to visit Castaway Cay? If not, contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your amazing Disney Cruise!
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