Calypso music and island life...in Walt Disney World? You heard that right! We had the opportunity to stay at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort recently, and I couldn't have been happier with our stay!
We opted to check in on My Disney Experience ahead of time, so we were able to bypass the front desk and had our room number texted right to us before we even arrived! The front desk was available and staffed should anyone need any assistance, but we were able to stay a little more distanced and skip this part.
We were in the Jamaica section in building 41. I had requested a room near bus and Skyliner transportation and we were very pleased with the location of these. It was a short walk to both a bus stop and the main Skyliner hub. (We didn't utilize the buses while we were in Walt Disney World this time around, since we were staying for such a short time. However, this would have been incredibly convenient. We did use the Skyliner multiple times, and I was thrilled at how convenient it was!) Our room was a standard 5th sleeper room. It was spacious, clean, and comfortable. We had 2 queen beds, a 5th pull down single sleeper bed, mini-fridge, and seating area. It was more than enough space for us and would fit a family of 4 or 5 comfortably.
The Food and Drinks
Shortly after we arrived, we decided to do a mobile order from Centertown Market, the quick-service restaurant located in the main building, Old Port Royal. We shopped a little bit while we waited for our food and found socially distanced seating upon picking up our sandwiches and drinks. We ordered a Cuban sandwich and smoked turkey sandwich and both were delicious and fresh. It's important to note that you can't currently walk into the quick-service location without showing a Cast Member that your mobile order was ready. We were assigned a certain window to walk up to where we received our food. Cast Members were also assisting guests who were unsure how to use mobile order, as well as people without smart phones. Afterwards, we decided to grab a drink at Banana Cabana, which is a bar. There was no seating at the bar, and most of the nearby tables were taken. A Cast Member told us that we could get drinks to go. We confirmed this with the bartender, who told us that we could indeed take our drinks as long as we were distanced from others and stationary while drinking.
Like the rest of Walt Disney World, Caribbean Beach was decked out for the holidays. The decor was fun and festive and I really enjoyed all of the decorations throughout the resort. All of their decor had an island twist, which made it fun and unique to our resort.
The Health and Safety Guidelines
I previously mentioned online check-in and the mobile order safety items, but there were so many more touches that made us feel safe. There was signage throughout the resort reminding guests to wear face coverings and hand sanitizer was readily available everywhere we looked. I saw high-touch areas being cleaned throughout the resort constantly, physical distancing reminders on the ground, and face coverings worn by Cast Members and guests. I felt completely safe the entire time that we were at our resort.
I can say with 100% confidence that I will be recommending Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort to all clients. We loved our stay here, and were extremely pleased with how the resort handled the health and safety guidelines without losing any of the magic. We will definitely be back! To book your next stay here, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!