Disney's Caribbean Beach - Swimming pool

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Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
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8104 Reviews
Guide Price £1,749 per person
Based on 16 April 19 departure from London Gatwick flying with Virgin Atlantic, staying for 7 nights room only in a Standard Room (2 adults sharing) including transfers.
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Six brightly coloured island villages

Capture the alluring ambience of the tropics at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, situated in the Epcot Resort area. Six brightly coloured villages, each named after a Caribbean island and with brightly coloured two-storey buildings, have their own heated swimming pool. The resort's main feature pool has waterfalls and waterslides. This tropical lakeside paradise has plenty of sandy beaches to relax on so, if you fancy getting a taste of the Caribbean, it is the resort for you.

© Disney

  • 15 minutes from Epcot theme park
  • Themed feature pool and 6 additional pools
  • Sandy beaches surrounding a 45-acre lake
  • Shutters Restaurant featuring American Cuisine
  • Old Port Royale Food Court for meals and snacks

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Theme Park
  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    22:00
  • 2109 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Theme Park
  • Approx. 30 mins from Orlando International Airport
8104 Reviews 68% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2509
  • Very Good 3031
  • Average 1578
  • Poor 641
  • Terrible 345

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Sep 19, 2018

Average except when it comes to excellent staff

Brackney, Pennsylvania

It had been about 15 years since my last stay at this resort. Myself, my husband, and my four year old son stayed here from the 6th until the 15th. It was my son's first trip to Disney and something we had been saving for pretty much since I found out I was with child. Now, I have some pretty nostalgic feelings and a bit of a bias when it comes to the resort, as it was the first one on property my family stayed at when I was a kid. We had also tried Beach Club, Wilderness Lodge, Coronado Springs, Movies, and Port Orleans Riverside, but CBR always stood out as a favorite due to the tropical island feel of the resort and grounds and the incredible main pool. So, now as an adult, it seemed a no brainer to me, that my kiddo's first stay at Disney should be at the hotel that had so wowed me as a child. Other things CBR had going for it was the price point which was lower than most other moderates, and the fact that the center-town area (shopping and food court was getting a major overhaul) that was scheduled, originally, to be completed by the time we arrived, and the fact that it is a hotel that participates in the free dining promotion. Let me just say that the over-all construction wasn't a concern to me. We didn't plan to be spending much time in the room other than to sleep (which my 4 year old does precious little of) so the fact that the resort might not be cosmetically as gorgeous as usual wasn't a big deal, and noise was not a factor in the least. There was certainly A LOT of work being done, but it, or the noise, didn't impact or impede our visit. I'll start with the positives. Number one being the staff. Everyone, and I mean every cast member from check in to check out that we encountered, were wonderful. They were kind, polite, and engaged my son. They seemed genuinely happy to help and to give little tips here and there to make our stay easier/more enjoyable. The island markets, which are located in each "island" of the hotel were convenient. The remodel on the food court and shopping area was not completed on time and so a hotel room had been converted into a mini grab and go store. Things like drinks, snacks, breakfast pastries, complimentary coffee, salads, sandwiches, fruit, cookies, chips, ice cream bars, etc where available here. These were a nice option for a quick go to if peckish but not wanting to eat at the main food tent. If you get the resort mug, there was also a freestyle machine available in each island for use with soda or water options. Much adieu has also been made about the shampoo, body wash, and conditioner now being in refillable pumps in the room. I found this to be wonderfully convenient. They were mounted to the back wall of the shower, out of the way, and with much more product than the old single serve bottles used to contain. As a woman with long hair, who those tiny bottles never quite worked for anyway, this was a welcome change. Not to mention much more environmentally friendly. The room itself was clean and serviceable. We did forego housekeeping and instead took the gift card which was 10 dollars a night of our stay minus one . It was easy enough to run the trash out ourselves as there are plenty of trash cans just outside the room and plenty of extra bags. The beds were comfortable and the pillows lovely. There is also a good amount of storage and a safe, though not very deep. The USB plug ins near the bed and up by the tv were wonderful to have and enough to charge our devices. There were plenty of towels and washcloths and these did not have to be replenished. There were activities being held at the resort like s'mores making and movies under the stars nights, but we didn't experience those as we were simply always in the parks too late. As far as the safety checks in the rooms, which I had read horror stories about, we only had one incident. My husband had stayed at the resort on a water park day to get some extra sleep and to nurse a bum foot. He said there was a knock to the door, but he wasn't able to get up before the individual just let themselves in. Otherwise, no safety checks were performed while we were in the room, and you ARE warned about them at check in. As mentioned earlier, Yes there is A LOT of construction going on, but for the most part, the grounds ARE still lovely. There are some nice little sandy spots for the children to play in and some playground areas and the main pool is still fantastic if you plan on having a resort day or need a little down time away from the parks. So, having said all that...now for the, I hesitate to use the word "bad" because there was only one "bad" part. The rest of these points are more "meh" if anything. First, let's get the "bad" out of the way. The buses. Wow. Now, I had also read horror stories about the bus situation...and that seems to be the case with a lot of the resorts, not strictly a CBR only problem. Even reading some things on blogs, facebook groups, discussion boards, I kind of rolled my eyes when I would read people complaining about the buses. But yeah, the struggle is real, people. If you need to be anywhere in less than a hour, don't take the bus. Minnie Vans can get you there, but at a premium. You're paying 25 dollars a ride for what will typically cost half that with Uber or Lyft. We waited more than once 40 minutes for a bus in the morning/afternoon. There were nights when our queue line for CBR was completely full before a bus arrived. The bus transportation used to be a major perk and a solid tick in the "why to stay on property" column, but that's not the case any longer. Buses are scheduled to come every 20 minutes, but RARELY was that the case.And, mind you, this is in the "off" season. Now, with the resorts also charging a fee for parking, one does run into a bit of an issue. Spend the extra money to park, either your car or a rental, and come and go on your own terms, or lose a goodly amount of time taking your chance with the Disney buses. The drivers were lovely, don't get me wrong. But yeah, the perks to staying in the Disney bubble are not so great any more with buses usually requiring a lengthy wait. As for the "meh"....well, the not having the food court was a bummer. Or any good shopping. There is a small truck with pretty generic things set up, but that's about it.Nothing Caribbean Beach specific. We never did eat at the food tent buffet. My cousins did and said it was a nice buffet. As we were in Aruba, Spyglass was just a bit too far for a walk for us for a quick service meal when we planned on being in the parks any way. This wasn't a deal breaker, just would have been nice to have it be completed on time as was part of the reason why I scheduled our vacation for when I did. Danishes for breakfast got old rather quickly. The resort itself, though parts of it are getting facelifts, redos, and new things entirely are being put it, when it comes to the room buildings themselves, well, they could use some love. Again, we were in Aruba, and it just looked "old". I didn't really get to walk through the other islands, and maybe this was just Aruba beginning to show her age, but some work does need to be done on the existing buildings there. The rooms themselves, though nice enough, don't really contain much of a disney feel any more and are fairly generic. If your kiddo really wants those pops of disney or disney characters within the room decor , etc, I would suggest somewhere else. The carpet in our room also looked a little dingy, but in a place with as high traffic as Disney, it was over all a pretty pleasant room, just nothing wowing. It served our purpose of a place to sleep well enough, but our kiddo was fairly underwhelmed by it. Overall, I would say right now, until the construction is done, this is a very average hotel. Don't go expecting to be wowed. If you are someone who plans to spend a lot of time at the resort and use the amenities heavily, I wouldn't suggest it. If you are mostly looking for an "affordable" place to rest your head at the end of a long park day, I would say this is a pretty good choice. Though I might suggest save even more money and stay at Pop instead. The only thing that kept me from a Value resort was the thin walls at the values. Here we did not have noise issues with other guests. As much as it pains me to say it, given my happy history with this place, I think there are plenty of better options. Even within the moderate category. But, perhaps the finished construction will breathe new life into the place. In all honesty, I might even consider staying off property next time. For the premium you pay, and the perks slowly dwindling and added parking fees.and horrible buses, I just don't feel there is enough any more to justify the price. Sure, the jump on fast passes and dining reservations is a plus, but for the money you could save staying elsewhere, I don't know that it is worth it. I used to be a die hard stay on property kinda gal, but after this trip, I think I'll change my tune.
Sep 18, 2018

Disappointed

Edmonton, Canada

Was disappointed with the quality of service at Disney's carribean beach resort. Arrived to an unclean room with garbage, hairs, crumbs everywhere, and even a needle on the floor. Allergy friendly meals with the quick service dining plan were constantly being made wrong. And when we were to depart back home, they were very unhelpful and unclear with our magical express needs. I was really hoping to have a magical first time at disney world, but it did not meet the high standards and expectations that Disney is so famous for.
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