PROS AND CONS: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

by | Mar 18, 2021 | WDW Blog, WDW Resorts

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Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is a guest favorite representing 5 islands: Jamaica, Barbados, Martinique, Aruba and Trinidad. Guests will experience that Caribbean vibe with brightly colored buildings & florals, sandy beach fronts and relaxing hammocks scattered throughout the resort grounds.


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Caribbean Beach Pros

A fountain at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Photo by Brett Svenson

Skyliner

The Skyliner hub is found right here at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort! Get whisked away to either EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios in no time!

Pool Options!

The pool at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Photo by Brett Svenson

The Caribbean Beach Resort’s main aquatic attraction, The Fuentes del Morro Pool, is often bustling with activity! With 2 pool slides, water cannons, a shipwreck play area and poolside activities– it’s often the life of the resort. 

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing– as most kids seem to love it. But if you’re looking for a much quieter poolside atmosphere, definitely check out one of the five leisure pools located within each island of the resort.

5th Sleeper Rooms

From standard rooms to Pirate-themed rooms, Caribbean Beach can conveniently accommodate families of five with their 5th-sleeper bed option. This jr-sized murphy bed folds down for easy access and easily folds back up to save space. 

Caribbean Beach Cons

Mock cannons at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Photo by Brett Svenson

Bus Transportation

Waiting at a bus stop then circling the entire resort and stopping at every island for a pick-up or drop-off isn’t anyone’s cup of tea. Be sure to give yourself a buffer of 15 – 20 minutes extra travel time so you arrive on-time to your park destination!

If your room location is close to Disney’s Riviera Resort, consider utilizing their bus stop for faster service.

Prepare to Walk!

A sign points towards different areas of the Caribbean Beach Resort

Photo by Brett Svenson

Depending on where exactly your room is located, you may have a longer walk than others to Old Port Royale, the Skyliner or the Bus stops. Thankfully, if your room is far from Old Port Royale, you’re probably pretty close to a Skyliner hub– so it’s a trade off!

No Elevators

A hallway in the lobby of Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Photo by Brett Svenson

There are no elevators in any of the buildings at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. However, the buildings only have 2 floors. If you have mobility issues or need to bring a stroller – be sure to put in a request for a 1st floor room!

Should You Stay at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort?

Caribbean Beach Resort door mat

Photo by Laurie Sapp

With it’s fun Caribbean theme, ease of Skyliner transportation, moderate pricing and located right next door to Disney’s Riviera Resort (extra food options!), Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is an excellent choice for just about anyone!

If you’ve got more in the budget to spend, Disney’s Beach Club Resort would also be an excellent alternative– putting you right in between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT.

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Written by Terri Miller

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Terri Miller is creator, owner and a writer for WDW Hints. Terri enjoys all things Disney, especially researching tips, tricks and little known things about the Disney parks (and then sharing them with you!)
Terri Miller

Written by Terri Miller

Terri Miller is creator, owner and a writer for WDW Hints. Terri enjoys all things Disney, especially researching tips, tricks and little known things about the Disney parks (and then sharing them with you!)