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Playing in Castaway Cay (continued)
Playing in Castaway Cay (continued)
While it’s not possible to hike around the island, you can take a leisurely stroll down the bike path near the adult beach. Water is provided along the trail, and there’s a two-story scenic ocean overlook at the end of the hike. If you’re looking to see parts of the island that are normally off-limits, we recommend the delightful Walking and Kayak Adventure excursion described on page 266.
If offered on your cruise, the Pirate Scavenger Hunt is a fun, free activity—watch your Personal Navigator for a “Pirate Scavenger Maps” distribution session the day before your scheduled day in Castaway Cay. At this session, you’ll pickup that all-important packet of items that you need for the hunt! Once you dock at Castaway Cay, you’re free to begin your scavenger hunt—it will take you over a wide range and call on your keen observation skills. There’s no reward for being the fastest to solve the scavenger hunt, and the reward isn’t anything valuable, but it is a lot of fun and we really enjoyed it!
Organized sports include a 5k run, a power walk, yoga at the adult beach, and beach volleyball. Check the back of the island map for the schedule. The 5k run route is marked, for solo runs at any time.
Let’s not overlook one of our favorite activities on Castaway Cay—relaxing! You can do it practically anywhere, but we really like lounging about in hammocks on the family beach or adults-only beach. We’ve had the best luck finding empty hammocks behind Gil’s Fins (the snorkel rental shack). If you find a hammock, please enjoy it, but don’t try to save it by leaving your things on it.
Big changes came to this little island in late 2010. In addition to the rental beach cabanas, the family beach expanded, there’s a floating water feature with water slides and water cannon called “Pelican’s Plunge,” a 2,400-sq.-ft. water play area with pop jet fountains and other watery fun called “Spring-A-Leak,” a soft wet-deck with fountains in Scuttle’s Cove, a beach bar called “Sand Bar,” a second rental location known as “Flippers & Floats,” the Teen Hideout pavilion inland behind Spring-A-Leak that replaces the Teen Beach, and an additional shop called “Buy the Sea Shore” featuring Castaway Cay-exclusive merchandise. All these are marked on the map on page 259. For a time, the Flying Dutchman ship from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was docked at Castaway Cay, but no longer. But you may still find Captain Jack Sparrow wandering the island (marooned again!).
Top Photo Slice: Pelican's Plunge on Castaway Cay (℗ 38762) Photo contributed by © j316
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