One of the highlights of a Disney cruise is stopping for the day at Castaway Cay, a private island in the Bahamas that is reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests. Here are 9 things we love about this little slice of paradise.
As the ship pulls into the 1,000-acre Castaway Cay, you won’t believe your eyes. This is the stuff that deserted island dreams are made of: white-sand beaches, crystal-clear aquamarine water, swaying palm trees. Leave it to Disney to find the most idyllic oasis in the middle of the Caribbean sea. And of course, this being Disney, not a palm frond is out of place. The island is perfectly manicured and decorated with colorful, Bahamian-style cottages, including a working post office where you can mail postcards.
On a curving crescent of white sand in Antigua, stylish Carlisle Bay is a wonderfully laid-back hotel that’s fully family focused yet grown up enough to be truly spoiling.
Turtle Beach is a family-friendly all-inclusive resort, situated in Dover, on the picturesque south coast of Barbados. Bridgetown, the island’s capital city, is just 20 minutes away.
Sugar Beach, is nestled in the valley of St. Lucia’s magnificent Pitons - a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 100 acres of rainforest - opening out onto beautiful sands.