Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, also referred to as CBR, is one of five Walt Disney World Moderate Resorts. The Moderate Resorts are a step up from the Value Resorts in that the Resorts themselves are nicer and have a lot more amenities to offer the guests. The average rate per night is approximately $202.67 before tax. The Caribbean Beach Resort has 2,112 standard guest rooms that can comfortably accommodate a family of four and even a family of five now that some of the newly refurbished rooms have pull-down beds in the dressers. There are thirty-two two-story buildings which do not have elevators. Each room is approximately 340 square feet (the largest of all Moderate Resorts, with the exception of Fort Wilderness Cabins). The Caribbean Beach Resort is located in the Epcot Resort area.
The Resort is built around a 42 acre lake bringing the Caribbean Islands to you on your Disney vacation. There are six island villages that make up the Resort: Trinidad North, Trinidad South, Martinique, Barbados, Aruba and Jamaica. The villages themselves are similar with the only major difference being the color of the buildings or, in the case of Trinidad North, the number of buildings in the village. A 1.4 mile promenade circles the resort. In the middle of the resort is a beautiful island complete with sitting areas, hammocks and a kids’ playground. See the picture gallery below for an abundance of pictures.
Guest check-in is handled upon entrance to the Resort at the Custom House. If you are arriving via Magical Express, you’ll be dropped off at the Custom House portico. If you are driving, you will need to stop at the guard house, show your I.D. and you’ll then be directed to the Custom House parking lot. Parking is abundant and most is well shaded.
Located in the Custom House are guest check-in/out, lobby concierge, airline check-in and restrooms. There are separate lines for standard check-in, online check-in and concierge. Airline check-in is to the right when you step inside the lobby. Valuables too large to fit in the in-room safes can be left at the Custom House where they will be securely locked away. Ask for more information when you check in.
When facing the Custom House, the Bell Services desk is to the left. If you need assistance in getting your bags to your room, stop at Bell Services and they will be more than happy to assist you. Luggage is not allowed on the internal shuttle bus. If you arrive via Magical Express and have nothing but your carry-on, you have three choices: 1) Ask Bell Services to take you to your room; 2) Catch the Internal Shuttle bus that picks up to the right of the Custom House; 3) Walk to your village. Just how long your walk will be depends on your room assignment. If you arrive via Magical Express or by taxi and have your luggage with you, you will need to have Bell Services take you to your room.
Keep in mind that most guests will not need to go to the Custom House except for checking in, airline check-in and Magical Express pick-up. Other matters can be handled at the Concierge Desk located in Old Port Royale. Should you wish to go to the Custom House, go to any village bus stop and catch the Internal Shuttle bus. This bus is clearly marked and makes stops at each resort village, the Custom House and Old Port Royale.
Old Port Royale Centertown
The central building of Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is named Old Port Royale Centertown. A hair wrap station is sometimes set up just outside of the pool fence. Located within Old Port Royale are the food court, arcade, a large store divided into two sections, DVC sales desk, Shutter’s, a pressed penny machine and a concierge desk.
Calypso Trading Post offers a variety of both Disney and non-Disney related merchandise. Assorted sundries and packaged food and drink items are also sold at Calypso. The Package Pick-Up desk is in the store to your right when entering Old Port Royale from the courtyard side. See the many pictures below in the picture gallery.
There are six (6) leisure pools, also referred to as quiet pools, one for each village in the Resort. The quiet pools are basically the same with the only difference being the shape.
Laundry rooms and rest rooms are located near each quiet pool. At the present time, the machines are still coin operated but some of the other Disney laundry rooms are changing to the type of machines that take credit cards. See additional pictures in the picture gallery below.
Fuentes del Morro – Main Pool
The main swimming pool at the resort, Fuentes del Morro Pool, is zero entry and features waterfalls, water slides, shooting water canons, a children’s play area and two hot tubs. Life vests and pool towels are available at the main pool.
The courtyard outside of Old Port Royale is where all of the action is. There are organized activities for children in the afternoons and a poolside Disney movie each evening, weather permitting. The resort also hosts a nightly marshmallow roast, weather permitting, on the Martinique beach. Marshmallows and roasting sticks are provided free of charge.
Caribbean Beach Resort Room Options
See the picture gallery below for examples of the room views.
- Standard Room 2 Queens. Some of the standard rooms sleep four and others will sleep five. The room pictures below are of the newly refurbished rooms that can be booked by a family of five. The pull down bed is located within the dresser. Standard Rooms are located in Barbados, Martinique buildings 21, 22 and 23, Jamaica,and Aruba. These rooms offer views of a courtyard, garden, water or parking area.
- Standard Room 1 King. King bed rooms sleep two adults and can accommodate three if the third person is under three years of age. These rooms offer views of a courtyard, pool view, lake view or parking area.
- Preferred Location Rooms. These rooms are located in both Martinique and Trinidad North. Buildings 26, 25 and 24 of Martinique are preferred and all of Trinidad North are preferred. Preferred rooms are closest to the Food court, Feature Pool, Transportation, and Main Building. Preferred Rooms offer views of a courtyard, garden, water or parking area. **DIStracted tip: The fee is worth every penny if walking is an issue for you!!
- Water view Rooms. Water view rooms offer views of a pool view or lake view. Water Views rooms are located in each village.
- Handicapped Accessible Rooms. These rooms are available for those with wheelchairs, as well as those needing TTY equipment. The TTY equipment is available upon request at check-in. Service animals are welcome.
- Adjoining Rooms. Adjoining rooms are located throughout the resort. This is an option for larger families who may need more than 1 room. Be aware that adjoining rooms are a request only unless your party has more children than adults.
Caribbean Beach Newly Refurbished Rooms
All resort rooms include the following amenities. You can see additional pictures in the picture gallery below.
- Alarm Clock
- Beverage Cooler
- Ceiling Fan
- Coffee Maker & Setup
- Hair Dryer
- Ice Bucket
- In-Room Safe
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Pool Towels
- Table & Chairs
- Vanity Area
- Voice Mail
- Wireless Internet
Upon Request (subject to availability)
- Bed Boards/Rails
- Crib: Pack ‘N Play
- International Electrical Adapter
- Rollaway Bed ($15/night).
Caribbean Beach Resort Dining Options
Shutters at Old Port Royale. Table service restaurant located on property serving American cuisine with a Caribbean twist.
Market Street Food Court. This is a cafeteria style/food court quick service restaurant. Refillable mugs can be purchased and refilled in Old Port Royale. Microwaves and toasters are available for guests to use in the food court. See the picture gallery below for pictures of the menus, items in the grab-n-go section, snack and drink options, condiments available, etc.
Pizza Delivery. The resort offers pizza delivery to your resort room between the hours of 4pm to 11:30pm (plus other limited menu options)
Banana Cabana. The pool bar operates from 12:00 pm -12:00 am.
**All hours noted are subject to change
The Disney Dining Plan is accepted at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.
Caribbean Beach Transportation
Bus service to all four theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs (formerly known as Downtown Disney) one hour prior to park opening and one hour after park closing. Buses are scheduled to run every twenty minutes. That’s the official word from Disney; however, guests may notice that they run earlier, later and more frequently than the official time.
The buses at the resort take two different routes. If the buses enter the resort from the main entrance, the first stop will be Martinique followed by Old Port Royale, Trinidad North, Trinidad South, Jamaica, Aruba and, lastly, Barbados. If the buses enter the resort from the side entrance, the first stop will be Jamaica followed by Aruba, Barbados, Martinique, Old Port Royale, Trinidad North and, lastly, Trinidad South.
Each resort village has their own covered bus stop. There are a few benches in each stop along with a vending machine, newspaper machine, trash and recycling bins, signage, a phone and emergency defibrillator See additional pictures in the picture gallery below.
Caribbean Beach Resort Amenities
-7 Pools – Feature Pool: Offers waterfalls, water slides & water canons – Pirate themed children’s water play area – Two hot tubs – Children’s playground -Nightly movies and marshmallow roast (weather permitting) – Arcade – Jogging trail (1.4 miles) – Volleyball – Beach area – Bike rentals (10am-5pm). See the picture gallery below.
The marinas at the moderate resorts no longer offer watercraft rental but the marina does still offer bicycle and surrey bike rentals. There is a pool table located near the desk at the marina. Prices for the rentals change often but the sign below is what was posted there recently.
– Disney Resort Benefits – 2 Merchandise shops The Calypso Trading Post and Calypso Straw Market (6:30 am-11:00 pm) – Dry cleaning and laundry service
Check In/Check Out
3:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort 900 Cayman Way Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – A Tropical Paradise in the Middle of “the world” by Lisa McBride, posted in December 2014.
- Best Resort Pools – Walt Disney World Resort, by Jen Colombe, posted in June 2015.