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Playing in Castaway Cay (continued)

Playing in Castaway Cay (continued)

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A recent addition are the rental Beach Cabanas, 20 cabanas on the family beach and four more on the adult beach. These private, 325-sq.-ft. cabanas offer a refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, fruit and snacks, lockable storage, outdoor shower, a shaded deck with cushioned chaise lounges, side tables, a dining table, snorkel gear, floats, bike rentals, beach toys, sunscreen, and towels. Cost is $549–$599/day at the family beach (lower price is for fall/winter, higher price is for spring/summer) for up to 6 guests, $399/day at the adult beach, for up to 4 guests. Extra guests (up to 10 total)are $50 each. Reserve online well in advance, or ask to be put on the waiting list at Guest Relations once you board.

Relaxing inside our fabulous beach cabana at Castaway Cay

Adults can reserve a popular cabana massage near Serenity Bay. If you do just one spa treatment, this is the one we recommend. Cabana massages are $147/person—reserve in advance online to avoid disappointment. If you are sensitive to the sun, book a massage for later in the day—the oils make your skin more likely to sunburn. You can bring your own sunscreen and ask to have it applied at the end of the massage.

Shopping is limited to four small shops. She Sells Sea Shells and Buy the Sea Shore are Disney-themed shops with exclusive Castaway Cay logo items. Visit these shops early, as the crowds are huge later in the day and some items and sizes get gobbled up quickly. Two Bahamian-run retail shops near Pelican Point sell crafts, shirts, and trinkets—this is also where you can get hair braiding for $1/braid or $2/cornrow—expect to pay about $30 for the whole head (which takes about an hour). There is sometimes a merchandise cart at Serenity Bay, too. The shops on the ship are closed while the ship is docked at Castaway Cay.

You can meet your favorite Disney characters on Castaway Cay. Check the back of the Disney-provided Castaway Cay map for times. Photo opportunities are available all over the island. Look for ship’s photographers near the ship and at the family beach.

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Top Photo Slice: Cabanas on Castaway Cay (℗ 45446) Photo contributed by © Jennifer Marx


  • elisa1006 on 01/15/2017 at 9:23:31 pm EST says:

    RE: Photo Slice for Castaway Cay 6

    I just want to make sure I understand amenities for the cabanas. We have 5 people in our stateroom. We are linked to family of 4 in another stateroom , giving us a total of 9. Would the 9 of us be able to use the cabana, making our cost $699? Or would only those in our stateroom be allowed? Also, you mentioned snorkeling gear, floaties, bike rentals, etc. Does this mean we would all be able to utilize those options and not pay the additional rental prices?

    All of this may be a mute point because I doubt we stand a chance of obtaining a cabana, but I would like to be prepared just in case.

    Thank you!!

  • MaryKatesMom on 07/01/2017 at 11:44:46 am EDT says:

    RE: Photo Slice for Castaway Cay 6

    Unless you are a Platinum member or staying concierge the point is really moot. Most of the time they sell out to the concierge guest leaving a few to the many Platinum members so they are notoriously difficult to get.

    But to answer your question, all 9 of you can use the cabana as long as you pay for the extra guests but I don't know if that includes rentals for 9 or 6.

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