On my last cruise, I had the chance to expertise the “Grand Cabana” on Disney’s Castaway Cay, and, basically, this was my initially time receiving to make the most of a cabana. In all of my earlier cruises, I’d by no means been capable to obtain a single out there, so this was a excellent prospect to see it firsthand so I could share it with our DCL Supporter Relatives!
The Grand Cabana at Castaway Cay is cabana selection 21 and is situated at the close of the row of cabanas on the Loved ones Seaside side of the island. The Grand Cabana has the identical general facilities as the others apart from it is roughly 2 times the dimension of a regular cabana. The latest pricing for this distinct cabana is about $1062.88 for the working day for up to 10 friends. The cabana can accommodate up to 16 attendees whole. For every single guest around the original 10, there is an further $50 per man or woman demand. It is important to remember that pricing can alter so usually examine with your Goals Unlimited Journey agent or Disney Cruise Line directly for current pricing.
Upon getting into the cabana, you are greeted with enough seating throughout the inside and exterior areas. We experienced a overall of 8 persons in our party, and we had a lot of home to distribute out in this spacious cabana. The remaining indoor aspect featured lounge seating for 7 along with a tiny bench that could seat 1-2 more friends. The appropriate aspect of the indoor area highlighted a eating desk that sat 8 easily. The indoor space could effortlessly accommodate up to 16 people if you necessary shelter for a passing rain shower.
The side locations of the cabana were being just about a mirror image of every other with both sides showcasing a refrigerator stocked with soft beverages, drinking water, a fruit platter, and chilled washcloths. The chilled washcloths had been just one of my favored components and ended up so refreshing immediately after staying out in the solar. The gentle drink assortment bundled Coke, Diet regime Coke, Sprite, and Sprite Zero. The remaining facet of the cabana moreover had a snack basket with assorted chips and path combine bars as well as a good deal of sunscreen.
Equally sides of the indoor space provided a basket of beach front towel, a closet with supplemental towels, and a protected (for a full of 2 safes in the Grand Cabana.)
There is a contact screen wherever you can select from 3 various tunes channels as effectively as regulate the quantity of the speakers. Your tunes alternatives are: Castaway Cay Music, Sounds of Hawaii, and the songs of Senses Spa. Overhead you are going to uncover ceiling enthusiasts to enable present airflow should really there not be a breeze.
The perspective from the outdoors deck of the cabana was gorgeous. This region of the seaside was rather empty all through our go to. Outside of our get together, I only observed 4-6 other individuals in this area the entire day. Getting the last cabana on the family members beach, it was very peaceful considering the fact that it is additional absent from the key portion of the Family Seaside. Of course, this encounter can be distinct from cruise to cruise but, we ended up grateful for this kind of a tranquil and attractive day. The drinking water was quite shallow at this end of the seaside and, as the tide went out, it was difficult to discover locations to include your self in water.
The outside the house deck has a complete of 4 whole loungers, 2 chaise fashion loungers, and (my particular most loved) a hammock. Among the within and out of doors seating region, there was a good deal of home for a large get together to entirely get pleasure from the cabana. I found the loungers cozy but ultimately invested most of my working day in the hammock. The loungers can be re-organized if required.
Using a wander down the stairs in direction of the beach, you have your individual shower and foot rinse area at the landing so you can rinse off the sand ahead of coming again into your cabana as very well as 2 sets of sand toys. Located to the facet of the cabana you are going to locate many rafts and tubes that you can employ all through your check out. If there are not enough rafts or tubes accessible beside your cabana, there is an space more down the seaside wherever you can choose up additional tubes and rafts. Involved in your cabana rental you also have entry to the bicycles and snorkel machines, but they need to be picked up at the rental areas. Indoor, you are going to obtain a private curtained spot if you’d like to change clothes through the day without obtaining to take a look at the restroom.
My General Cabana Views
With this currently being my first time utilizing a cabana I believed I’d share my overall thoughts on renting a cabana on Castaway Cay. When I was an invited guest to this cabana, I can see why renting a cabana is the final rest expertise on Castaway Cay.
The fact I haven’t rented a cabana right before has only been since they are amazingly hard to uncover available. Cabanas are generally reserved immediately by individuals remaining in concierge onboard. This helps make feeling as the cabana attendants are crew customers that personnel the concierge place onboard your ship. Even if you are not capable to reserve a cabana just before your excursion departs, do verify-in with visitor solutions as they hold a waitlist in situation a person cancels their reservation.
We were taken fantastic treatment of, and assistance was just the drive of a button absent. A member of the bar staff members was by frequently to see if anyone essential a beverage. When we have been all set to go to lunch or return to the ship, a golfing cart arrived to carry us to our vacation spot. It was wonderful to be dropped back again off immediately at the gangway to the ship after a extensive day with out obtaining to even get on a tram.
Prior to this practical experience, I’d also under no circumstances visited the household seashore. I observed this part of the seaside just as serene and quiet as Serenity Bay and located the sand a lot less rocky. Any of the cabanas alongside this place would be an ideal spot. Getting viewed the location of the Cabanas at Serenity Bay, I sense the kinds on the Loved ones Seashore have a a lot less obstructed check out and more direct access to the seashore than those on Serenity Bay.
How do you sense about the cabanas on Castaway Cay? Are they a “must do” for your vacation or just a pleasant to have? Permit us know your feelings!
About Write-up Author
I’m a Florida resident, Disney Planet Once-a-year Passholder, and Platinum Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club member. Enthusiast of all factors Disney but especially DCL and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Vacation resort and Campground. BishopArc on the DISboards.