|The Island Village of|
The Caribbean is quite a large resort. It is made up of six island villages: Aruba, Jamaica, Martinique, Barbados, North Trinidad and South Trinidad. Each village has its own color scheme and a quiet pool with laundry facilities. We love the tropical, relaxed feel of this resort. The villages circle Barefoot Bay, which has white sandy beaches, hammocks and even three separate playground areas (for you parents, these are conveniently located near the hammocks!). You can't swim in Barefoot Bay but with seven pools and a kiddie water area at the resort, you won't be lacking opportunities to get wet! Of course, if you just have to get out onto Barefoot Bay, you can head to Barefoot Bay Boat Yard and rent a boat to get you out on the water. (You can also rent bikes from this same location, and with a 1.4 mile lap around Barefoot Bay, there is plenty of room to go for a nice long bike ride!).
|Barefoot Bay Boat Yard|
|The Main Pool at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort|
|The Kiddie Pool Area|
Ol' Port Royale is where you will find the food court and shops at the Caribbean. We actually really enjoy the food court at the Caribbean. They have a great selection of items for everyone, even the pickiest of eaters. Even better, if you have children, their meals are served in a sand bucket with shovel. These made for great fun when we were relaxing in the hammocks and the kids were playing in the sand. The food court is split into sections from a deli to a broiler section to pizza and pasta and more. We had so many options that we rarely had to eat the same thing twice (unless we wanted to!). During certain times throughout the day, limbo music would suddenly start playing cast members would appear with the limbo bar. Nothing like a spontaneous round of limbo to get you moving! Shopping is another fun adventure at the Caribbean. There is the Calypso Trading Post and the Calypso Straw Market. Both carry some really fun Caribbean themed Disney merchandise. You can even purchase coconut postcards!
Finally, the only transportation available at the Caribbean to get to any of the theme parks and Downtown Disney is by bus. This resort actually is so large they also have an internal bus that just loops the resort stopping at each of the villages and Ol' Port Royale. We personally have not had issues getting buses at the Caribbean. It's location makes for quick rides to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, with the rest of the destinations taking a little bit longer.
|This is my brother and I back in the 90's in my favorite|
village ~ Jamaica