5 Things Your Family Will Love At Castaway Cay

Does turquoise blue water, white sugary sandy beaches, lounging in the tropical shade, and impeccable Disney service that you know and trust sound heavenly to you? If so, you are going to love Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Cay. Located in the Bahamas’s, Castaway Cay is a private island that is operated by Disney Cruise Line. Spending a day at the island can provide guests with a once in a lifetime day of treasured memories.

There are so many fun things to do on the island, that you may want to do a little planning ahead, so you have a game plan for your family when you disembark from the ship.  On Castaway Cay, you will find fun things to do for people of all ages!  Below are some of our favorite family activities.

Enjoy the Family Beach at Castaway Cay

This wide-open beach is dotted with hammocks, lounge chairs, sun umbrellas, and large, shady palm trees.  This is a great place to play and relax in the sun, as you soak in the gorgeous views of the vast horizon and the crystal blue waters all around you. Adults can even take advantage of Serenity Bay, an adult-only beach area.

Partake in some fun and exhilarating water activities

Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Cay has two places where you can rent equipment for all types of water activities, such as snorkeling, floats and inner tubes, aqua trikes, sea kayaks, paddleboards, sailboats, paddleboats, and so much more.  Inquire about your favorite activity at Gil’s Fins and Boats or at Flippers and Floats.  Please note that rental prices vary and some activities have a required age minimum.

You may also wish to take the kids over to Pelican’s Plunge in-water playground.  This enchanting structure is a fun place for the kids, and adults, to climb upon and splash into the lagoon from one of the two waterslides available.  There is also a dump bucket, which pours water on you, as you giggle and savor the cool, refreshing feeling.

Explore Castaway Cay on a Bicycle

Biking around the island was one of my family’s favorite activities on the island. This is a fun way to see more of the island beyond the white, sandy, beautiful beach areas.  You can rent bikes by the hour from the Bike Rentals stand, and you can ride along the old island airstrip, as well as along designated nature trails throughout a portion of the island.  This is a nice way to enjoy the tropical lifestyle of the island.

Savor Yummy Treats at Cookies BBQ and Cookies BBQ Too

If you plan to spend most of the day on Castaway Cay, you will probably get hungry at some point, so head on over to Cookies BBQ or Cookies BBQ Too.  Here, you will find a buffet of delectable menu items to enjoy including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, BBQ, potatoes, coleslaw, chips, fresh fruit, desserts, and so much more.  The kids (and adults too) will enjoy the limitless ice cream treats, as well.

Play in the shade at the Grouper Game Pavilion or at Da Shade Game Pavilion

If you want to enjoy some time out of the sun for a bit, then Castaway Cay offers two fun play areas for families to enjoy.  You will find challenging games such as ping-pong, foosball, shuffleboard, basketball, billiards, and many other fun things to do, in these covered pavilions on the island.

Spending a day on Castaway Cay is a wonderful treat for people of all ages.  If you would like to learn more about the fun activities on Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Cay, then contact us at Castle and Cruise Adventures today (natalie@castleandcruiseadventures.com).  We are ready to help you plan an amazing Disney Cruise vacation!

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