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Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
Address 900 Cayman Way
City Lake Buena Vista
State Florida
Zip 32830-1000
Telephone (407) 934-3400
Fax (407) 934-3288
Rooms 2112
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Join Date: Jun 13
We booked this hotel in April 2017 and assumed that the refurbishment would be complete as we had been led to believe it would be done by the Summer.
This review is based on our experience which of course will be different for those who arrive after 8 th October when the refurb of the main hotel is open.
We were in Martinique 26 facing out towards the road. We had a corner room by the stairs but this was not noisy. We had a first floor room.
The room was nice if a little date and we chose to opt out of housekeeping. Unfortunately the carpet was quite dirty even on arrival and I noticed our socks would get black soles.
Whilst we were there they were redoing the outside planting so the walkways were often muddy, I dont think this would normally be an issue. We did not have any problems getting towels , sheets or extras for the room. Housekeeping knocked each day to ask if we needed anything.
Wjikst we were there the food court was replaced by the food tent. We used this on a few occasions for breakfast and dinner and thought the food was good but always the same. The spyglass grill was good and catered well for DD who is gluten free. The freestyle machines in Martinique were often out of order which meant a long walk to the tent but when they were working they were good.
We liked the small pool at Martinique as it only had 3 buildings using it it was often just us there. We did not use the main pool but the facilities looked good for families
We walked around the whole resort Nd despite the current building works thought it was a very pretty resort. The Skyliner supports in Jamaica and Aruba are large and ugly. I am not sure I would want to stay in this area once it is open. Some of the Skyliner will run very close to the buildings and pools.
We were happy with our stay and found the CMs to be very friend,y and helpful. The main issue was the buses. With such a large resort the provision for buses particularly at beginning and end of day was hit and miss. We often had 2 buses for one park and were glad to be on the first bus pick up as they often were full by the time they got to Jamaica. The buses from DS in particular were very poor, the area. We also noticed that CBR was often the furthest bus stop at the parks.
Although we enjoyed our stay we preferred POFQ for its size and better bus service. We also felt that the buses at AS resorts were better as the one bus stop made it fairer for all ie first come first on the bus
We would only return if the price was particularly good.
September 2018
Cleanliness [3] Child Friendliness [3] Location to Attractions [3] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Sep 12
My 6 year old son and I stayed here for our first trip alone and on Disney property. I don't drive so so it was much easier for us to stay on site and utilise the magical express etc. On arrival at the resort we were checked in by a lovely lady who explained how everything would work with the magic bands and dining credits etc. The resort is so big she advised us to wait for the resor bus to take us back to our room. We did this and then spent about 15 minutes trying to locate our building. I had requested and upper floor in Jamaica and we had been granted both. I did find it a little difficult with getting both our big cases up the stairs but we managed 😊
The magic bands worked first time letting us into our room and once the cases were dropped we headed out to find some food. The room was great, perfect for what we needed, small fridge, coffee machine, with coffee and milk, no tea so take your own 😊 If you like a morning brew. From our room we had to walk 2 minutes to get to the bridge to take us over to centre town. It was about a 5 minute walk In total, a lovely little stroll to be honest. The food court was great and had a very good selection, the ladies behind the food counter explained what we could have for our quick service credit and then we went across and scanned our bands. The till staff weren't the friendliest on any of the times we used the restaurant. The dining area was nice and colcourfuk and always lots of areas to choose to sit at.
The swimming pool was great too, but due to the weather we only went in a couple of times, we had a choice of plenty of loungers and used the changing area to dry off before we went back to our room.
Buses were frequent and we never waited more than 10-15 minutes and the drivers were always so lovely. The good thing about Jamaica is we were always first on the bus and in most cases first off too on the way home unless the bus took a different route which it did from one park but I forget which one. The only thing with this is it can be 10 minutes before you even get out of the resort which never caused us an issue and we just factored this into our plans.
Overall a great resort and with the plans they have for the refurbishment and the gondola system, we will definitely be returning.
January 2017
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
Getting Excited

Join Date: Aug 07
Recently stayed for two weeks and was our first time in a Disney hotel as we normally stay in Villas. First impressions of the resort are it is very pretty, lots of landscaping to make it look good. Very good free internal bus service to allow you to move around the very large resort is very useful.

Rooms are very poor, very dull yellow walls, low ceiling heights, very claustrophobic feeling, poor showers that are stuck to the walls, air con is loud and a little smelly when on and there is very little storage available.

The main eating area is very busy and the food is very repetative and is not the best available. We did eat in the Animal Kingdom Lodge and the Yacht Club and it was a different world. It seemed to us that this hotel is aimed at the UK market and there was so many of us there and it reminded us as a bit of a Butlins camp.

Staff were all very friendly and helpful explaining the QSDP for the 3000th time. All in all if you can afford better then do so and if not get a villa as I feel you will not get your money worth.
August 2016
Cleanliness [3] Child Friendliness [4] Location to Attractions [3] Value for Money [2] Overall Impression [2]
Excited about Disney

Join Date: Apr 15
Just returned from a 2 week stay and was really impressed with this hotel, our first stay onsite at WDW (we had previously stayed in Camp Davy Crockett at DLP).

The welcome we got at check in was amazing. The lady was so enthusiastic and happy to see us and really joined in with us and how excited we were to be there.

The landscaping is beautiful and lovely to walk around. We were in Jamaica Building 45 and facing the lake so our location was absolutely perfect. I know people recommend corner rooms for the 2 windows but to be honest you rarely have your curtains open anyway so this doesn't make much difference. We were right by a stair well and I did wonder if it was going to be noisy but it really wasn't. I think only once did I hear anyone returning to their room. This might have been because (according to friends staying there) the air con was so loud. Given that we often fall asleep listening to storm sound effects this really was not a concern to us.

Yes it would be nice to have had a refill station closer to our room. We would definitely have gotten more use out of the refillable mugs if this were the case but it really was no hassle to walk to OPR when you were walking in such lovely surroundings.

I had no issue with the quality of the rooms. Perhaps I had low expectations but I thought they were perfectly fine and not run down. Yes there is absolutely no Disney theming in the rooms but I really liked that. We were in the parks everyday and didn't leave the World so we didn't need Disney when we were back in our hotel room. We also visited friends at Art of Animation and I have to say that the rooms there were way too Disney (and I love Disney).

There is an internal shuttle bus but we never used it. Even had we been further away from OPR and it was raining could I imagine that I would ever have used it. We had a car so used a mixture of bus and car to get to the parks. We also drove to the water parks and there is no direct bus transfer there. Waiting times were pretty good and no bus was ever too full for us to get on. And being in Jamaica we were almost always the first to be dropped off in the evening which was great. My biggest gripe about the bus transport was the distance of the bus stops from the park entrances. At MK the CBR bus stop is the second to furthest from the entrance. As I've heard other people comment, surely the moderate resorts should have better positioned bus stops than the basic resorts?

The only downside was the food offering at OPR. As others have said it does have a Butlins-type feel to it. The food there was average and the staff were all friendly but it was not a very pleasant dining experience. And after experiencing the Broadwalk Bakery which is a CS restaurant just like OPR we were really disappointed. At the Broadwalk Bakery you could get the most amazing cupcakes and Mickey Mouse Brownies as snack credits which made the cookies at the grab 'n' go section would really pathetic. Yes I know the Broadwalk is a deluxe hotel but I was surprised at how superior the CS food was there compared to at OPR. But then I guess if you compare my logic regarding the bus stops then everything should be better at deluxe resorts.

All in all, if I couldn't afford Wilderness Lodge I would definitely stay here again.
August 2016
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jul 10
This was our second time onsite and we thought CBR was a lovely resort. On first entering the resort it looks very swish - and that continued for the rest of our stay. It's very pictureque with it's palm trees and lake, all kept immaculately tidy and manicured.

Yes, this is a large resort - one of Disney's largest - but it's not quite as large as some make out. We have stayed in the Jamaica area, block 43, and Martinique area, block 21, neither of which were one of the closest blocks. But a leisurely stroll either across the island or around the lake meant we were never more than 4 or 5 minutes away from the main building with its varied foodcourt. Sure, it can be a bit inconvenient if you want a drink and there's a Florida storm going on, but at other times the walk is very pleasant (and far less distance than you'd walk in the parks).

In general, we found the buses to be pretty good and generally waited no more than 10 or 15 mins. Occasionally you may have to wait awhile for buses; it did take over half an hour once for the bus to Epcot to arrive, which after seeing 6 buses to Magic Kingdom go past, did seem a bit much. And sometimes the buses can be quite full. But they are far from terrible.

Our stay in Jamaica was probably better than in Martinique. Our Jamaica room was closer to the main building and generally quiet, whereas the Martinique room was actually slightly further away from the main building and faced the parking lot area at the back. It could sometimes be noisy at night and all of the pathways we had to use to get to our room felt a bit like a maze at first.

All the rooms have recently been refurbished when we stayed so the decor inside looked new and clean. However, there was no Disney-theming at all. And the room was just a simple motel style room - the outside door opened straight into a two bed room, with a main unit with lots of drawer space, a small fridge and a flatscreen TV on top. There's a sink area with two sinks that can be partitioned off from the bedroom by a couple of sliding doors. Plus there's a separate toilet/bathroom. There is a small safe in the sink area - enough to fit a couple of iPads and your passports in here but nothing larger. Anyway, the room was always clean and very comfortable but, for the price, no better than an average hotel room on International Drive.

The staff were always welcoming and friendly. However, on both our visits check-in took ages to do (even though we'd done online check-in at home) - they really need more staff on the desks. The main pool is excellent, the foodcourt and shop were very good too. You could sort of see the Epcot fireworks from the main area but even better were the fireworks at Hollywood Studios.

Overall, we really like this hotel. Clean, beautiful, generally friendly, helpful, buses ok. Room was ok but nothing special.
April 2016
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [3] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: May 12
This hotel is BEAUTIFUL! I know lots of people say it is big, and it is. 5 or 6 areas located around a lake but there is an internal bus system to take you around if you want so dont let this put you off. We walked from our room,in Aruba numerous times to centertown for food and drinks and it took us no more than 8 -10 minutes walking steadily. The scenery is tropical and green, the beach areas have sand and hammocks.
The food court had lots of choice though we barely used it as we were at the parks all day.
Our room was cleaned every day, no towel animals or mickeys but it was cleaned well and shampoo replaced.
Air con was really good and not too noisy. Fridge is a good size and i found leaving water overnight at the back actually froze it so we took this to the parks with us.
Buses were frequent and took no longer than 15 mins once onboard to any of the parks.
All in all a fantastic resort, would stay again in a heartbeat.
April 2016
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [4] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jan 13
We just returned from a 2 week stay at the Caribbean Beach Resort. As our first stay here, I was a little worried about the size of the place - it's huge! But after a recommendation on the Dibb, we requested a room in "Jamaica" which was perfect - it's nice and peaceful as it's away from the main area however it's only about a 6-7min walk across the bridge to the food court. The bus stop at Jamaica is also the first drop off which is perfect after the fireworks! The food court is excellent and we found the place spotless. Each village has it's own heated pool and even a beach on the lake. Easily our favourite Disney resort so far!
March 2016
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jul 09
Lovely hotel - rooms were kept clean, although were not hoovered very often, which with a 2 year old on our travels was not very practical! Staff were all very helpful. Buses to parks ran very often and although the resort was rather large, didn't take too long to get round all the buildings. Wouldn't recommend the Aruba building as it was very far from the main building for food.
January 2016
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [4] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Mar 16
I stayed here for 2 weeks in October with my partner and our 1 year old son.
We loved the resort and felt the layout gave a more personal feel than staying in a big hotel. The resort was massive but there were enough paths intertwining and a car service from the furthest locations to take you to the central area (food court, gift shop etc) - If you're staying here we found it better to have a car, especially if you are travelling with a little one.
October 2015
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [4] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Aug 14
We had an amazing stay here in 2015 there was 6 off us split in 3 rooms requested a room near the main courts for my dad who was using a mobility scooter and crutches we got the request they were located in Martinique so right central we were accommodated across the lake in Aruba.
Whilst we were there the main bridge was being refurbed which we were slightly concerned about but it was fine the walk around the lake was nice and there was a shuttle boat running to take you across, we ate a few times at the food court which was fab they were really accommodating with my daughters gluten free diet the pool area was nice and clean and well staffed the cabana pool bar was fab and had gorgeous cocktails, rooms were a nice size and clean and tidy we really enjoyed our stay here we had no issues with the buses never had to wait long

We will defo return but would like to try some other disney hotels too !
September 2015
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Sep 15
We stayed here as part of our honeymoon last year. I was apprehensive after reading some pretty bad reviews but we loved it! Yes, it's not luxury but we weren't expecting it to be. The landscaping is beautiful and we loved our morning walk around the lake. I loved that it wasn't a high rise hotel and that it's split into different villages as it gives it a more tropical resort-like feel. At times, we genuinely felt like we were in the Caribbean! We stayed in Jamaica and couldn't fault it. It was close to the bridge that takes you across the lake to Old Port Royale and Jamaica is often the first pick up/first drop off for the buses. Would definitely stay here again if the price was right but want to try other Disney hotels first!
April 2015
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Aug 15
We stayed here last year and loved every second.

Upon arrival staff were nothing but magical. There was a trainee processing our check in and he couldn't find our magic bands, he found them but not after a bit of a delay. I think he felt bad so asked his manager if he could upgrade us to the pirate rooms which he did. These are based over at Trinidad North which is the furthest block of rooms from the food court but we didn't mind as we are are both two fit and healthy twenty somethings and didn't mind the walk.

The room was lovely and the only noise we found was the bus that stopped near to our window each morning, but we weren't sleeping in anyway and besides it meant that we didn't have far to walk at the end of a long day at the parks.

The food court was lovely, had the standard disney QS grub, but we didn't mind that. We always found a table and never had an issue with queuing. there is also a nice gift shop nearby where we stocked up on snacks on our last night.

The pools were great. The main one looked like fun or kids but we always wen't for the smaller 'village' pools that were usually very quiet. We even had one of the pools to ourselves or at least two days in a row!

One evening we even watched the fireworks at Epcot from just outside the food court. It was stunning.

We would 100% stay here again!
February 2015
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [4] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Aug 15
This is a very big hotel. I travelled with my mum and my two year old daughter and felt that yes while it is big, it was enjoyable. We stayed in Jamaica - recent refurb - and found that this was convenient for busses and to the main food court. However, though i enjoyed this hotel I don't think i would rush back unless it was a super price! This may be though that i fancy trying all the hotels onsite lol.
September 2014
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [3] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Feb 09
This was a complete delight. From the min we got there till we left, we loved every bit of it. So relaxing was the atmosphere that we were inclined to have a frink by the pools of an evening and just watch the world go by. The grounds are really lovely, beaches, hammocks, pathways etc all kept beautifully (as u would expect).
The food court had something for everyone and as long as you didn't eat there morning noon and night I think you would be fine.
Rooms were all good (there was 9 of us in 3 rooms) every one was happy. Housekeeping was great as usual.
Buses every 10 mins. so no waiting around.
When you get there the customs house is a bit different from other Disney hotels in as much as you have to jump in a free taxi to your rooms once you have checked in, a bit of a pain but hey ho.
August 2014
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Feb 16
We loved CBR! We checked in at Customs House rather tired, over excited from the magical express amazing driver and that's when the magic started. My DS aged 9 was given a sword and my DD aged 7 was given a wand, totally unexpected, totally amazed, magic bands followed and we thought we were in heaven. Little did we know but the magic had only just begun. We were driven to our room in Trinidad South, the luggage and us were deposited to the DS and DD surprise in a pirate room! Well worth the money, room was perfect, who doesn't want to open up a barrel to find the fridge!

The location was great with the small pool virtually empty for the 2 weeks we were there so it felt like our own private pool. We watched illuminations a couple of times while the kids enjoyed a night swim. The walk to Old Port Royale was lovely along the lake and we never felt that it was too far. Both kids loved the breakfasts at the QS restaurant. We all loved the main pool with multiple slides, we never had problems grabbing a sunbed whatever time of day we arrived. The pool bar served great cocktails in the evening and the kids enjoyed movies under the stars.

We found the buses to be regular ando had no problems getting to and from parks. I don't think we waited longer than 10 minutes for a bus.

Mousekeeping were great and replenished multiple soaps and shampoo, the only minor issue we had was that they turned the air con up so much that it felt like a meat locker some nights when we got back from a hard day of park action.

In summary, we loved it, so much so that once in a lifetime turned into 2nd time lucky! We're not just going back to the most magical place on earth we're going back to the CBR too!
August 2014
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: May 12
We stayed here for our honeymoon in April. Overall it was ok, the theme is amazing and the attention to detail outstanding. The price I'd say was reasonable when you get free DDP but i have noticed quite a few flaws.

The resort it's self overall looked quite run down, like it needed a bit of TLC and a lick of paint.

The mouse keepers were lacking to say the least, they did the bear minimum and only once did they do anything beyond that like leave a little extra or a shaped towel.

The resort is far to laid out it takes forever to get to the other side we were right by the check-in building which was great after our long journey, that's if it hadn't been tipping absolute buckets, in which case we couldn't we couldn't get to our building without getting soaked and because there was lightening there was no shuttle service running so we had to wait a further hour and a half till we could actually get to our room.

The buses! Well were do i start, because the resort was so big there are bus station in each village but we were at the last village on the root so by the time the bus got to us it was full and that's when it even bothered to come to our stop. By the second week we took to walking to the first stop which was thankfully only the next village over.

But i do have a few good points the food court was really good the cast members were always friendly and helpful. The table service restaurant was amazing by far our favorite of all the ones we did throughout Disney and we did a fair few, the waitress was nothing but polite and helpful.

The fact we could have the items we bought in the parks delivered to the store in the resort was so helpful and easy to use, we had quite a lot delivered a few of which were quite delicate and they were in perfect condition still when we got them back.

So like i said overall it was ok but for what i was expecting from a Disney resort after seeing how well they take care of their parks i was disappointed.
May 2014
Cleanliness [2] Child Friendliness [3] Location to Attractions [2] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [3]
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Join Date: Jan 14
It is a big resort- positives are: beautiful clean and tranquil setting.v non disney feel.

Each village has it's own pool beach and laundry

Cleaners great and left all sorts of great surprises for dd upon return

Facilities good but catering staff a little slow

Much better stocked shop than art of animation with which we also stayed

Table service restaurant nice food but bad service

Great pools life guards on main pools arcade and Surrey bikes/ord bikes to rent-films at night and marshmallow bonfire each night

Turtles to be seen basking in waters amazing!

Negatives-resort is too big. You need a bus to commute internally if in outer villages . We were lucky to get Aruba

Bus service not as frequent as art of animation

We also stayed in a room with 'noise' from upstairs, kids in the pool til midnight and a mocking bird who sang at half three each night

Art of animation won hands down in our opinion
April 2014
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [4] Location to Attractions [3] Value for Money [3] Overall Impression [3]
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Join Date: Sep 11
Mum and I stayed here for a week for our first ever onsite trip. I loved the relaxing, spread out feel which was lovely when we returned one day from the parks for a rest and how pretty it was.

However how spread out it was was why the buses weren't so great. We frequently waited a while for a bus then it took a while to leave the resort. We stayed in Martinique so was frequently the first stop on the way back however.

Food court and rooms were fine.
February 2014
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [4] Location to Attractions [3] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Oct 10
While the room was clean, the decor is a little tired now. That's not to say there was any chipped paint or scratched walls, however. The only adverse comment I'd make is that the fridge inside the credenza wasn't in properly - it was obviously a replacement to the original and didn't fit the metal fittings in the base. Sometimes we couldn't get the door to the credenza closed. They also want to consider removing the back of the cupboard as the base of the draw above it got warm! I also had to turn the fridge up to full to get our drinks properly cold.

The resort is very pretty, but definitely very spread out. The resort buses are too infrequent for our liking: we never waited less than 20 minutes for a bus to our chosen destination; however there were plenty of buses headed for everywhere else. The buses also seem to take the long way round to everywhere. Whenever we drove, we got there so much quicker.

The food hall was very good, though, and we found plenty of choices when we wanted to get a CS meal. They could, however, have had considerably more checkouts open and, dare I say it, one checkout dedicated to scanning bands as most of our queuing time was behind people paying cash.

I'd definitely stay there again - if only to get a chance to explore properly! We were never there!
February 2014
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Feb 11
We stayed here from 28th June to 4th July in a Pirates Room.

On arrival we checked in at Customs House. CM treated our little girl to a nice little sparkly wand and also treated us all to a 1st visit badge (technically it was only our daughters first time to Orlando, but it was our first family holiday here).

A small bus took us to our building which was Building 35 found in the Trinidad South section of the complex which is where the Pirate Themed Rooms can only be found. This is said to be one of the furthest from the main area of the complex, Old Port Royale Centrepoint. It is a 7 minute leisurely stroll from our section to the front door of the centre, no-one in the family had a single issue in regards to this.

On arriving at our room, we were greeted with a brilliantly themed room which was directly aimed at the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Im a big fan of the movies and obviously it appealed very much to the oldest in the party.

The room detail is great, the fridge is held within a Barrel, the drawers are within what looks like crates, detailed table (2 chairs), beds are really good, brilliantly designed and I found them good for my back, great detail on them. Even the carpet is themed too. There is a Privacy Curtain to the wash basin which also has the safe (which is relatively small, not great depth), hangers, the bathroom is quite small, but no issue, the wall has a design of The Flying Dutchman on it engraved. You also have a phone and Alarm Clock found at the bedside table (also a Barrel), TV and coffee making facilities. Also an ironing board, Iron and Hairdryer can also be found. An Ice container is also available which can be filled at the building ice machines.

Room service is daily and replenishes towels, shower/hair products, soap etc. There is a laundry area too in each Island (there is the option for in-room laundry service), as well as smoke area, and also toilets too.

In terms of the resort itself it seemed a very relaxing and laidback retreat, very clean. There is no real reference to Disney throughout the area, obviously at Centrepoint you will have the shops (Calypso Trading Post and Straw Market), these are relatively small but have quite a lot on offer.

The food court which is also found here (this is also the area that you will find the mug refill station). I found the food was varied enough and offered decent options, we never took in Shutters which is the table service restaurant. In all honesty we never took in the food court too many times, maybe twice during out stay, but we felt it offered enough to keep us happy.

Outside near the pool you can find Banana Cabana which offers various drinks such as beers, cocktails, spirits, soft drinks etc. There are several tables and chairs outside too, this is also where the outside movie is played.

Carribean Cay also offers a play area and also some hammocks, this area is quite dark at night, but does offer a great location to watch Illuminations in the nearby Epcot Park.

The pool area is very impressive too, also alongside is the Water Play Area which has a Boat with various slides, tip bucket and other water activities. The main pool is well themed like a Port Castle, there is a zero entry also. Towels can be picked up and left at this area too. Also there are small pool areas at each of the Islands throughout the resort.

The resort is also very popular with joggers due to the size of the resort, so if your into this all the better for you.

Dotted around the resort is small sandy areas which also house hammocks that you can relax on too if you wish whilst the little ones play in the sand. The lake is out of bounds though.

Buses are very frequent and each Island has its own bus stop, as well as the Centrepoint area too. An Internal bus also services the resort. Also the buses played Caribbean style/Steel Drum music throughout our journey to the parks, that didnt seem to be the case with other resorts we stayed/travelled to/from.

Parking is plenty, and there are parking throughout the resorts at each Island.

Personally I found the place a joy to stay at, the place was perfect and if it wasnt for a 10 hour flight to get there would quite happily spend a stay here without needing the theme parks. I would like to stay again sometime in the future any maybe get to see more of the amenities that we never managed to see and spend a bit more time in the actual resort as opposed to as just a base before hitting the parks.
July 2013
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [5]

Join Date: Jan 70
I stayed here in October 2012 with my husband 22 month old son and some friends and overall I found the resort to be very good. First the positives the staff were very friendly, particularly in the main Port Royale gift shop, where my son would run into everyday where he remembered the staff would give him stickers and let him colour in Mickey pictures. The main pool area was again perfect for my son who just wanted to be able to splash around not swim and the indivdual pools by the room were clean and quiet so perfect for a relaxing swim after a day at the parks. Our room was a standard which was clean and spacious for the three of us and bedding and towels were changed on a regular basis. Transport links were good and we never waited more than 10 minutes for a bus to take us anywhere on the Disney complex.

So now the negatives, there are only a few however the first is a big one and this will have a major impact on whether we will stay here again. Believe me when I say the resort is huge. Our room as nice as it was, was a long way away from the main hub of the resort, a good 15 minute walk each way there and back doesnt sound a lot normally I know however trust me when you have been in the parks all day for 8 hours you have probably walked in excess of 10 miles, the last thing you want to do to claim you free refillable drink (part of the dining plan) is walk all that way we ended up going to Walmart and buying some drinks to put in the fridge and again the same for breakfast its a long way to walk when you know the walking you will be doing for the rest of day. This problem however I have been told afterwards can be solved by booking a prefferable location room which are either side of the main building and no more than 5 minutes walk by the looks of it. The other slight negative was food which was all pretty much Caribbean inspired, which is OK for a couple of meals but not most of them however breakfast was very nice at the main building and no Carribean flavouring.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay here, we are heading back next year this time we are going to stay at the Animal Kingdom because we like staying at a different hotel each time, but I am sure we will return one day!
October 2012
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Mar 06
Stayed here for Disney Marathon Weekend, just for convenience of being onsite for the event ... can only say I have not stayed on Disney property before and this place blew me away... why did I pick this resort over others? ... simply the price ... the rooms are great, the resort is great, the environment beautiful ... highly recommend

Don't know if I will stay on property again in the future, found it hard to justify cost in the past ... I am sure price was good due to time of year ... however if you do stay here ... you will love it ... Enjoy
January 2012
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Join Date: Jan 10
First time we'd stayed onsite at Disney. Absolutely lovely resort, with fantastic scenery and views over the lake. We decided to go for a moderate resort being our first time staying on-site, and we had a look around some other resorts, on being the Beach Club. Though the rooms were nice, we were glad we had booked Caribbean Beach not Beach Club as it didnt have much else to offer other than nice rooms. Caribbean Beach has a good choice food court and nice patio area around the large pool. Great resort for famillies aswell as just adults. Room was very clean and tidy, and serviced every day, aswell as being a good size. Cant wait to visit this resort again!
September 2011
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Join Date: Jul 03
This was our first stay with Disney, and I have to say it was worth every penny.
From registration, which included us being issued with our "First Time" badges to check out, every member of staff was willing to help or have a nice word, even after long days at the park. We travelled with our 17 year old son (typical teenager) and our 6 year old son ( manic child). We stayed in the Barbados area of the resort, with the resort bus stop only a couple of minutes away. The room was bigger than I'd expected with 2 large double, or possibly king sized, beds. The decor was bright with a Nemo themed border and bedding. The room had a fridge for bottles of water/juice/beer, tv with disney channels, his n hers sinks. We had a problem with the hairdryer, but that was sorted very swiftly. Rooms are cleaned everyday by friendly staff who do a great job. We had a walk of about 5-10 minutes to the main building for meals, the pools or boat rentals. There was a smaller pool that covered a couple of areas, if you couldn't be bothered with the walk to the main pool, as well as a laundrette. There are a number of small beaches around the main lake that come with sun-loungers, sun-chairs and hammocks. The main pool has a small water slide for the more timid water-bug, as well as a large water tube that meanders through a castle-like formation and into the main pool. Nice little Jacuzzi as well as a great little water feature for the under 4 footers, which is policed pretty strictly. Food court is large and can get quite busy at times. There's plenty of choice for meals, although after 2 weeks, a change would be nice. If you're uncertain about what can be taken under the Dining Plan, the staff are always able to help out with advice. Finish the evening sat on the patio with a drink from the bar, and you can catch the fireworks from Epcot at 9pm. If you're looking for a great moderate resort with friendly helpful staff, close to Epcot/Hollywood Studios/Typhoon Lagoon/Downtown Disney, then this is the place that you need. Would I go again? Definitely!
August 2011
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Mar 10
We had an amazing time when we stayed at CBR in 2011.

Check in was quiet and hassle free and we were delighted to have water view rooms in Aruba (even though we didn't pay for them!) Disney had also honoured our request to be near to each other (we were a party of 5 in two rooms) and we had side by side rooms)

Our rooms had very comfortable beds and were spotless every time we returned from the parks.

OPR was bustling, fun and the bakery items in the Deli were FAB! My Mum still raves about the crumb cake to this day! I also loved the Chicken Caesar Salad in OPR. We also loved the POTC music in OPR. I don't know if they still have this or whether they just had it when we were there to coincide with the launch of On Stranger Tides but it was awesome nonetheless.

Bar was fantastic!

Bus service was better than when we visited in 2007.

Only two downsides for us this time:

1) The birds. These were a problem last time we came and were a problem again this time. Obviously it must be a problem everywhere as most Disney resorts are set around a lake of some sort but every time you eat, they seem to be on the approach. It's a shame because in the gorgeous weather, you want to sit outside but don't want to be hassled!

2) The merchandise: This was in line with a general trend in Disney merchandise which we're told is being rectified now but I was really disappointed with the merchandise offered in the shop. When we went in 2007, there were loads of cute bits specific to CBR - including the amazing wine glasses which I wanted so bad!

Overall, we would thoroughly recommend CBR to any family! The theming is superb (we loved walking over the bridge to the sound of distant steel drums on a morning) , the staff friendly and helpful and the service amazing :)

A slight grievance which has put us off going next time is that they seem to be hiking the price up of this resort. I don't know whether it's due to location or the upgrades but I don't know why it's so much more expensive than the other moderates!
May 2011
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Join Date: Jan 70
Loved this hotel :) amazing pool, rooms are a great size and even included a fridge. Thumbing was excellent - as a Disney usual. Only thing is that sometimes the main part of the hotel is a far walk to the car park.
March 2011
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Join Date: Feb 09
The room and resort is great. Very clean and the staff were very friendly. The beaches are lovely and the pool area is great. It is lovely to take a stroll around the lake at night. The only bad point is the buses. We have to wait over a hour for a bus somtimes not the 15 to 20 mins as stated.
October 2010
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Join Date: Jul 09
CBR was a fantastic place to stay, it was so quiet and tranquill. I wrote to them abou 4 weeks before we traveled and asked for an upgrade to a preferred room, offering to pay on arrival, unfortunately i broke my knee on the flight out and the room they had allocated was on the 1st floor. They then however moved us straight away to a preferred ground floor room in Martinique with no charge at all. I couldn't praise the staff enough for the help and assistance they gave me even down to the Disney paramedics who checked me over gave me ice packs and offered to take me to hospital. We will be going back in 2012 as you can imagine i was rather restricted confined to a wheelchair but i would also like to say i got on 90% of the rides with the help and care of the park staff.
September 2010
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Join Date: Apr 08
I really enjoyed a wonderful stay at CBR. I ended up in Trinidad North in a lovely corner room with a view of the lake. The resort is beautiful with great beaches. The pool is great as is the aqua play area for younger children.
The food court was good with lots of choice including some healthy options. It was never really heaving and there was always spare tables.
The CMs were really friendly and helpful.
The bus service wasn't bad but I did have a few waits of about 20 minutes for buses as I must have just missed a bus. The internal bus service was also useful and frequent.
A great resort.
September 2010
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Join Date: Jan 70
Once mouse keeping left a towel shaped as a mother rabbit holding a baby rabbit.We took a picture and now the picture is in my computer.
October 2009
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Join Date: Sep 08
We stayed in a pirate room, which was really great. The attention to detail was second to none. The main pool area was brilliant, the kids loved it , they also liked the quiet pools as well. The foodcourt was lovey and the was the usual disney fare.

We also loved the beach areas as well. In the evening we used to sit there reading, it was so quiet and peaceful.
July 2009
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Join Date: Sep 08
We stayed here for 2 weeks in June 2009. We were allocated a Nemo themed room in the Barbados block which was right next to custom house where you check in. The room it's self was clean and cleaned regularly - however we were up at universal for a night and informed the maid. We returned the next day to find the room uncleaned but informed reception and all was sorted when we got back from the parks later that day.
Each block has its own individual pool which was never too busy - we also had a beach area with hammocks but no swimming in the lake due to health and safety.
The walk to the food court was at the most 10mins at a strolling pace was a nice way to wake up in the morning. Plenty of variety at the actual food court of good quality for counter service. The main pool is also located right near the food court which is handy for spending an afternoon relaxing up there. At night we could see Illuminations from here.
There is a lot of wildlife at the resort - Plenty of ducks which like to follow you around also saw frogs, lizards and a humongous beetle - all outdoors you will be pleased to hear.
Would happily stay here again nice relaxing resort.
June 2009
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [5]

Join Date: Jan 70
We stayed here for 4 nights on our honeymoon and requsted a water view room. We ended up in Jamacia on the 2nd floor with a dual aspect room looking onto the lake. It was really pretty.
The room was bigger than I thought it would be, clean and bright. We had the new Nemo duvet cover and border around the walls. We had 2 double beds which were really comfy. The pillows were so comfy, I wanted to sneak one home in my suitcase! We had a TV and a fridge, a table and 2 chairs.
The staff were all really friendly and helpful. The theming was so good we forgot we were in Florida and felt like we were in the Caribbean.
We didn't get a chance to use the pool but it looked nice. The food was nice but we only had breakfast there. Bus Stop was about a minute from our room and buses came frequently. It was a couple of minutes walk from Jamacia to Old Port Royale.
I would stay here again, it was really nice.
May 2009
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Join Date: Jan 70
We stayed at CBR for 8nts in May 2009 and absolutely LOVED it! It is my second favourite Disney Resort, only after Animal Kingdom Lodge (which is a deluxe to be fair!)
The theming was beautiful, there was loads of space, we loved having a semi-private pool being 2 adults without kids the quietness was bliss, and although it was a long walk to the food court/resort centre it was a beautiful stroll, the hammocks on the completely empty beach outside our room were stunning and it really was like being marooned on a tropical paradise island, wouldnt hesitate to go back :)
May 2009
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Join Date: Jul 04
We stayed 5 nights at this hotel in the Jamaica section. It did feel like a spread out resort and we had a fairly long walk to the food court, but there is an internal shuttle bus around the resort so no need to walk if you don't want to.
We liked the themeing of the resort and it was a very peaceful place to stay with lovely secluded spots, pleasant walkways, nice quiet pools and the gorgeous beaches complete with hammocks.
We liked the food court, not huge but with plenty of choice for us and the pool bar was also handy with a sitting area by the lake where you could watch the Epcot fireworks in the evening.
Our room hadn't been refurbished as some have, so things were a bit worn, the more up to date rooms are probably nicer.
December 2008
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Join Date: Jan 08
My husband and I stayed at this resort in September on our first visit to wdw and we loved it. We were in Aruba which was around a five minute walk to the food court and main pool, however each island has its own pool and also a beach which seating and hammocks. Although the resort was busy it never seemed packed and often we were the only ones on the beach watching the world go by. The individual pools also tended to be very quiet, which was lovely.
The rooms were clean and tidy and my only complaint was the the bath was very low down. It was also fun looking for the hidden mickey's in the furnishings.
The bus service was excellent there was never much more than a ten minute wait for a bus and only coming back in te evenings did they seem very busy.
September 2008
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Join Date: Jun 09
We stayed here for 21 nights in Sept 2008 & to be honest it was a let down but this maybe due to our high expectations for staying on-site for the first time.We stayed in Martinique & whilst we thought the landscaping & outdoor areas were lovely we could easily been in any resort & you would have struggled to notice any thing different about the rooms.
Port Royale could be a bit like a school dinner hall sometimes with kids on heely's sliding in & out of people with hot food trays.The breakfasts were ok but the sandwich bar at lunch time was excellent,we also ate at Shutters & again this was a very enjoyable meal.
The main pool had only just finished it's redesign & this was the one place where we really felt the theming.Overall though we wouldn't stay there again.
September 2008
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Join Date: Mar 02
This is a lovely resort, but we found there was too much walking for us, we were quite far away from the food court, and also we weren't keen on having to take a bus to guest services, it all seemed too much like hard work. Our room had very little light as it was in a courtyard, which was incidentally used as a smoking area, so it was lights on all day and don't open your door unless you want to start coughing! The beach with hammocks was a nice touch, but we don't feel we would want to stay there again.
September 2008
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Join Date: May 11
Have stayed here twice and love it.
Set out beautifully, clean, quiet and the beach hammocks are just great, even loved the flying squirrels when we were sat around the pool in the evenings. (hope they were squirrels! )
Plenty of washing machines too, never had to wait around for one which I find you do have to do in the I Drive hotels
September 2008
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Join Date: Apr 07
We loved this resort.
We stayed in Jamaica. It was a fair old hike accross to the food court, but its a lovely walk and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Theres a good selection of food and we were impressed with the people that came in and played games with the children each evening, so we were able to eat in peace LOL
Guest services couldn't have been more helpful and the buses to the parks were frequent.
LOvely resort would definately stay there again.
January 2008
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Proud to wear my Ears

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Join Date: Feb 11
Was not a fan of this hotel at all.. found that our room was very far away from the main building, arcade was very dissapointing.. pool was quite small only good thing is that it comes with a jaqquzi** also has a large food court unlike many of the disney hotels.
December 2007
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [2] Location to Attractions [2] Value for Money [2] Overall Impression [3]
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Join Date: Apr 06
Having a 4 yo DD...this resort was fantastic. We were located in Jamaica Bldg 43. The beach, hammocks and pool were right on our doorstep. Food court was a little sparse, but shop was well stocked and refillable mugs were available.
MK/AK/MGM/DTD buses stop firstly at Martinique, OPR, Trindad Nth, Trinindad Sth, Jamaica, Aruba and Barbados... but the Epcot stops at Jamaica 1st and so on.
You can see the Illuminations fireworks in the evening which was nice.
It is well themed, and the little bridge - Carribbean Cay - to OPR was beautiful.
The Lake is stock with turtles, fish and loads of Ducks and other various birds... which kept my DD amused for ages.
I would definately return to this resort.
November 2007
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Join Date: Jan 70
Helen and I just returned from two weeks in CBR. We had never stayed here before although we have used a number of Disney resorts in the past. We stayed in Jamaica and never felt that we were too far away from the action, indeed we regularlywalked around the central lake first thing in the morning and found it most pleasant. The room was a good (typical Disney) size with two queen size beds and all of the bits that you need although we were disappointed to note that the curtain had a hole right through it and felt that the carpet had seen better days.

The cleaning staff did a pretty good job and there was plenty of soap, towels, tissues and the like. Everything worked in the room although the safe was rather tiny and the bracket holding up the ironing board was hanging off the wall.

The local pool was very quiet during the day (never tried it at night) and the feature pool looked good fun and seemed to be popular. The gift shop was well stocked and is well worth a browse.

We were, however, unimpressed with the food court. We only ate there twice largely because it all looked so tired and worn out. It seemed dirty although there wwere plenty of people clearing tables and there was not actually any rubbish lying around. I think that the poor lighting and a very tired looking carpet combined to leave a less than atttractive impression. The food was also not very good.

In all the resort was only o.k., if I was choosing a moderate resort again I think that I would go back to the French Quarter at Port Orleans. It was smaller, fresher feeling and generally more appealing.
October 2007
Cleanliness [2] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [2] Overall Impression [2]
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Join Date: Oct 06
We chose to stay at CBR on our honeymoon in September 2007. We arrived and had been put in to Jamaica. The bell boy took us round in the van to our room from the main guest check in area. The hotel room was a good size with two double beds, tv, table and chairs. Double sink, bath & shower with free use of a safe. The Jamaica pool are was great and was nearly always quiet. The main area at Port Royale was normally quite busy most of the time and the food area was also normally busy at most parts of the day. The food was good and the pizza's were nice for lunch. Only ate once a Shutters, and the food was good, but other people were complaining about it. The buses were good to the parks, the longest we waited at Jamaica was around 15 minutes, but be warned if you are the first to pick up (Which Jamaica is if bus comes in 2nd enternance) you are sat on the bus for 15 minutes before you get on the main road, and same for way back... It didn' matter to us much as we didn't have a time critical holiday, but if you are relying on time, then it may be worth getting a taxi. All in all is was a fantastic time and we will definatly be back
September 2007
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Sep 08
We stayed in Jamaica which was fine for us as we had a car. It was probably the furthest point from Old Port Royale but it was only a 5 minute walk along the lake front. I liked the fact that each "island" has it own pool as it was never busy. The rooms were clean and spacious. It was also lovely and quiet.
September 2007
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jul 05
First time we have stayed in any Dsney resort. I must admit to having had a slight concern from comments over the "sprawling" nature of the resort, but these concerns were to prove unfounded.

The room was a reasonable size, although the furniture looked a little worn. We ended up in the Barbados area, and were glad that we had paid extra for a pool view as we were off the "main" walkway on the (USA! ) second floor with very little passing foot "traffic".

We used the Barbados pool a couple of times early in the morning - very quiet as most people were probably leaving for the parks (we tended to go mid-morning then stay to the bitter end! ) but it did get crowded at night.

Cleaning staff did a very good job, and left a towel animal each day - daughter loved this, and they had the towels and soft-toys displayed in everyones window.

We didn't use the food court much, only on our final day of the five to use up our DDP Snack credits, but I didn't find it too far at all - it only took six or seven minutes to walk alongside the lake.

We didn't take advantage of the Extra Magic Hours either, so really only stayed there to get the Disney "experience".

However, be warned about the buses - my wife was speaking to nother guest who had waited almost 40 minutes for a bus to one of the parks. We decided to use our car and take advantage of the free parking - after learning of this, we were extremely glad.

To sum up, we all enjoyed the hotel and swimming pool, but given the price premium you pay to stay in a Disney Resort and that we didn't take advantage of the EMHs, I suspect we may not bother with a Disney hotel for our next visit.
August 2007
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [3] Overall Impression [4]

Join Date: Jan 70
Caribbean beach was the first disney resort we stayed at its a lovely place to stay the rooms are kept very clean staff are very friendly we will be going back june 2010
May 2007
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Join Date: Jun 09
caribbean beach resort

We stayed here in 2007. Here what we thought

The rooms where ok nice size for the mid range Disney. The very little TV we watched mainly just when we got up or when to bed was usual Disney or Fox TV

Where we where was in Trinidad south which was the A long way from the main pool and old port Royal which meant quite along walk each day for meals ect. There was a bus that went around the resort but you dont want to spend most of your holiday waiting for a bus(Just a note here I spoke to a American who said he used the his car to get to old port royal every day)

Mouse keeping

This was very good the lady that did our room all ways put my partners Cuddle toys in different places in the room one day they where looking out the window next in the bathroom and so on we saw her one day she asked if we minded we said no we loved what she was doing. The rooms where kept very clean and there was always soaps ect

Disney transport

This was very bizzy in the morning and near enough most times we had to stand to go to the parks this was ok as we where last pick up at the resort

Overall I think this resort is two big they could turn it in to 2 resorts and it be a lot better just my option.






May 2007
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Join Date: Feb 11
Very nice hotel with Disney shops in the resort and little man made beatches aroud the lake. In the food court there is plenty of choice and space. The resort is split up in section and named after diffrent places in the Caribbean. From the pool side you can see lights in the sky , the staff take advatage of this and tell the children its tinkerbell. Staff are really helpfull and very childfreindly. The only bad thing I can say is when we went shopping in florida mall one day and being in a rush we left everying we brought next to the bin the cleaning staff thought that this was rubbish and chucked it away . Butwe got the money back
January 2007
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Join Date: Jan 70
Lovely resort although quite spread out. We enjoyed walking round the lake and sitting on the hammocks on the little beach areas. We stayed in Barbados. Room clean, bright and plenty big enough. Transport good although a lot of bus stops around the resort so could add a bit of time to journey.
The food court was quite busy at breakfast but not too bad at other times.
Would stay there again.
December 2006
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Join Date: Jan 04
found this to be a lovely hotel, stayed in martinique very peacefull location,over looking the car park. room was plenty big enough for 4 people and very clean. had no problem with the walk to get drinks very pleasent walking along the lake side. We did think the main pool was rather small for the size of hotel infact we only used our quiet pool, this was lovely and never had more than a dozen people in it. Found the bus service excellent and hotel very close to the attractions.
August 2006
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Join Date: Jun 06
We found the whole place fantastic, such a relaxing retreat after a hectic day in the parks,

The extra bonus of the nightly firework display courtesy of Epcot is great. The beaches and the pools are great and kept very clean, In general a lovely resort,

We stayed in aruba 51, ( smoking block ) a perfect location right next to the bridge, took about 5 minutes over the bridge to get to OPR, we used to stop and feed the turtles in the bay.

Our room was nice, i was pleasantly suprised. plenty of space for 4

The re-fillable mugs are superb value. Food court is bright and airy with plenty of choices.
Plenty of buses to get you about also plenty of parking spaces if you have a car.

We ate in shutters which we enjoyed,

we loved the whole place.
August 2006
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Join Date: Jan 09
We loved it here - mostly. Great rooms, great food hall and shops and great pool. However we probably wouldnt stay here again. SImply beause everything was so far apart. It was a 10 minute brisk walk to the the food hall from our room, and we were only the second building from the food hall. And custom house (the checkin/lobby) was at the opposite end of the resort - a good 15 - 20 minute brisk walk from our room. Also found a cockroach in our room - but think that was just a one off. SLow bus service too as its a huge resort and the bus had to go round the whole lot before it even left for the parks...
Overall a good resort, but too spaced out for us - will stick with Port Orleans.
August 2006
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Join Date: Oct 03
Lovely hotel. Very large and spread out. Nice size room with privacy curtain to separate the vanity/washing area. We stayed in Jamaica which was quite handy for the centre but as someone as previously said, it took a 15 min. round trip to get your mugs filled. Loved the little beaches with the hammock and my DS loved the pool area. (DD like music as you crossed the island in the centre of the lake!)

Downside: very busy in food court particularly at breakfast time (we waited one morning for 1/2 hour for pancakes which had been ordered!) we soon learned to get pancakes before any other hot food! :-)

One more thing - there's no lifts - which we didn't see as a problem until we had to carry our luggage up the stairs to the 1st floor with a fortnights worth of clothes in them!

Location was very good and close to most parks. Buses were frequent.

We prefer this hotel to ASMo we felt better value for money overall. Would we go again? - yes definitely

February 2006
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Join Date: Jan 05
this resort was truely relaxing and laid back,stayed in jamaica room 4225 1st floor excellant view across the lake to old port royal and parrot cay island,as mentioned before the food court can get very busy a bit like butlins,I dont no how they know, who have paid and who haven,t the pools are really nice open 7.00 am to 11pm,disney transport very frequent and 10 to 15 mins to most parks and downtown disney. can be a long stroll to refill your mug though.
October 2005
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [4] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Mar 05
Loved the hotel and would go back. Stayed in 'Barbados' which was very close to the entrance and exit. The rooms were nicely themed and the curtain between the dressing area and the bedroom very handy if you have shy teenagers. Each 'village' had its own small pool laundry room which was very handy and we managed to get pool beds each time we wanted them. The little beach by the lake was also very nice for the smaller children while the adults tended to make full use of the hammocks.

Only down side was the Disney food. Not great and when it was busy a nightmare to get served and seated some nights.
June 2005
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Apr 02
This is one of my most favourite hotels to stay in as a large group. I previously stayed here December 2003 with 10 other friends and again in May 2004 with my family just before our wedding.

For me a car is a necessity here just because I am lazy and if I am too far from the food court I will drive it LOL

The rooms are lovely and large and I love the double sink unit as opposed to the shelf you get at POR or POFQ

I have since seen the refurbished rooms for Pirate Rooms which are cool but the standard rooms all have a Nemo theme and are nicely bright.

The quiet pools are usually just that but I enjoy the pool bar at the main pool.

Food court is really good and I always find something nice to eat there. The Table Service Shutters is OK but there are better restaurants on site IMHO
December 2004
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [4] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Sep 06
i stayed there 2 years ago and it is a very spacious hotel it is very cool how you have sort of different apartment areas and yes i agree it is sometimes quite a walk to refill the mugs but it is still a great hotel
October 2004
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [2] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [4]

Join Date: Jan 70
Loved the resort and the layout. The pools where a good idea and clean too. Throughly enjoyed drinking a cocktail out of a coconut shaped into monkeys head... !
the travel system was a very good and one of the reasons why iam going back over christmas.
September 2004
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jul 06
We thought this was a nice place to stay. The staff were so friendly. Our little girl aged 7 thought it was the best place she had stayed in. The pool was nice and did not get too packed. The rooms were cleaned to a high standard. The only downside for us was the distance from the room to the food court, it was quite a walk in the morning to get a coffee, but you could ask for a nearer room I guess.
September 2004
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [3] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [4]

Join Date: Jan 70
My husband and I stayed here in September 2004 at the same time hurricane jean hit so we were delayed by a day, we had booked by travel city direct for a 14 night stay and customer service from the company was first class they informed us of the delay and said our deposit would be refunded and would be waiting for us when we got back and it was!
We had transfers from the airport to CBR and it was the last stop when we got to front desk the check in was very first and staff were friendly the bell hop took us to our room which was in the Trindad area with a water front view, it took a ten minute walk to the food hall for breakfast but it wasnt to bad as we had the back drop of the lake and Epcot which meant fire works in the evening.
On the second weekend my husband came down with a stomach bug and the staff were very helpful with sorting out medical attention very quickly, cause we stuck with in the hotel for the second we ate in the food court and werent that impress with the food.
On the hole I would recommend this place to any one if you want a real WDW treat.
September 2004
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [3] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [5]

Join Date: Jan 70
Loved this resort. Only downside is it is very large, however there are plenty of buses to get you around. Friendly CM's. Beautiful walks around the lake. Loved your own private little beach with hammocks.
August 2004
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [3] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Sep 13
This is a lovely place to stay. My sister and I loved how each area have there own pools! We practically had the pool to ourselves didn't really use the main pool. As others have said it can be a the long walk to main area we often used our van as my sister and 2 cousins were all under 8 and often complained about the long walks. Over all great place to stay!
July 2004
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jul 06
Nice hotel for sure, grounds beautiful, just pain how big it is sometimes, getting in the car to go to Old Port Royale is not ideal. It was generally clean and tidy as you would expect, although came back to a lizard in the room one night. Its location is very good, probably one of its best features.
July 2004
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [4] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [2] Overall Impression [3]
slightly serious Dibber

Join Date: Jul 06
The location was spot on. The rooms were clean and spacious. Although, i didnt like the way it was so spread out, we stayed right at the far end and so if we ever wnated our mugs filling, or snacks we had a drive to the food court, i think it wouldnt have been so much of a rpoblem if the rooms had fridges and you stock up.

I didnt like the food court, it was always busy and i didnt find the food that nice, we never tried the restaurant just becaus ethe sample menu at the entrance didnt look appetising at all lol.

The main pool area was great for kids, and i loved the idea of having the smaller quiter pools and the beaches. the lake was beatiful and going on the boats was great.

Overall, The hotel was pleasnet, lovely rooms, better suited to families, altho might be inconvinient for failies with smaller children if they have to travel from there area of the hotel to the main food court everytime they wanted something.

I probably wouldnt stay there again, simply because of the fact its so spread out and my preference is a hotel, not several motel type blocks. altho on a whole a fab hotel and can see why people love it.
July 2004
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [3] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [3] Overall Impression [3]
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Join Date: Jul 11
It was amazing! i was young at the time but still my memories don't forget it!
I loved laying on the beach after a hard day at the parks!
The pool was amazing!
The wide range of food! AWESOME!

Oh and the maids were actually amazing! they used to make the towels into animals it was so cool! a defo for kids!
April 2004
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Apr 07
We loved the CBR. Stayed here a couple of times now. We chose Martinique for each visit as this was our preferred spot! The rooms were spacious and very clean, although the walls are paper thin so rooms can be quite noisey; think this is pretty much the case throughout Disney. The food court was great but if you are there for 2 weeks it can become very boring with the same old stuff. The buses were great but you did have to wait quite a while for them and quite often on the return journey they were packed!

It is a great place to stay with gorgeous surroundings. We wouldnt go back again now as much prefer the villa option.
November 2003
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Apr 10
I am actually going back to this hotel in May 2014; been twice before in 2001 and 2003; both times superb staying in a water view room (worth paying extra for this) in Jamaica village; will be in the same village in 2014. It really is a great hotel pleasant staff and beautiful environment; it's Disney's biggest hotel complex in about 200 acres. Security great too arriving back late from the parks in your rental car (even if after midnight) and you get a gated and manned security staff to check your ID and let you in. The food court is good too and it has two shops an an arcade... Would definitely recommend it to anyone whether you have never stayed in a Disney hotel or you have but never tried this one. David (Orlando58)
July 2003
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
slightly serious Dibber

Join Date: Feb 10
This was the first time we had stopped onsite. The room was adequate, plenty of space we were located aruba.

The re-fillable mugs are superb value. Food court is bright and airy with plenty of choices. It can get busy at peak time, we found it best to go slight later most days.
The bus service was good, we didn't have a car during this trip so limited to onsite dining.
June 2003
Cleanliness [3] Child Friendliness [3] Location to Attractions [3] Value for Money [3] Overall Impression [3]
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Join Date: Mar 05
Loved this hotel. Each 'village' had their own little beach with hammocks and sometimes we were the only people there - it was heaven.
March 2003
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Mar 02
This is a very beautiful resort, with lovely beaches and palm trees, it feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the parks.
Only downside is it's very big and you can be far from the food court and main pool (but there are lots of smaller pools).
May 2001
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [4] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [4]
Excited about Disney

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Join Date: Jul 05
LOVELY , VERY CLEAN, ROOMS SPACIOUS, BUT IF YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE MAIN
BUILDING IT CAN BE A LONG WALK TO REFILL THOSE MUGS!
July 2000
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]

Join Date: Jan 70
It was a good resort, well maintained. I was 13 when we were last here, so don't really remember that much about it, though the staff were friendly.

The building is quite large though, and I remember complaining to my step-father that my feet were hurting-and this was before the main building, so beware it's quite a walk.

Other than that, it's a good hotel.
July 2000
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [4] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [3] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Jul 12
It was a long time ago, but I've never forgotten how wonderful this hotel was, and as my first every Disney Hotel experience it was fantastic.

The hotel was extremely clean, well maintained, beautiful and the rooms were very comfy. The staff were very helpful and each day when we returned from the parks the room had been cleaned, we had fresh towels, and they had arranged my brother's soft toys on the bed, or looking out of the window waiting for us (it was such a brilliant, neat little touch) The separate pools for each building of hotel rooms was a bonus meaning if the main pool was too busy you could just use the local one.

The food court was great - I'll never forget the Mickey Mouse Waffles and Sausages.

As a moderate Disney Hotel this is one of the best, honestly, I had a fantastic experience.
January 2000
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]
Imagineer

Join Date: Jan 06
Although it is a long time since we stayed in this hotel, we loved it. DS was very young (4), and it was great to come back in the afternoon for either a sleep or play in the pool.

Rooms were great and included a fridge even then. The whole theming of the hotel was excellent and the foodcourt and restaurant was good value, and very child friendly.

The only thing I would say is be careful which group of buildings you stay in. It was quite a long walk for us to get to the main part of the hotel, so sometimes we used the car.
July 1995
Cleanliness [5] Child Friendliness [5] Location to Attractions [5] Value for Money [4] Overall Impression [5]
Proud to wear my Ears

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Join Date: Jan 11
Best hotel we've stayed at so far!

The only downside was that our room wasn't ready when we arrived at around 6pm but they did give us a $100 refund on our first nights stay which was great considering it didn't really set us back too much.

The hotel grounds were clean and our rooms were cleaned to a good standard. I've heard complaints that the resort is too big but personally I didn't see a problem. Unless you were staying in the Trinidad North/South areas then the walk to the food court and reception area was reasonable. We stayed in Barbados which was around a 5 minute walk to the main pool/food court. Buses to parks were reliable as there was always a cast member there calling the buses over, sometimes you would have to stop at other resort stops but this didn't add more than 5 minutes onto each journey.

We had our own pool by our block so we didn't feel the need to venture to the main pool as ours was always lovely and quiet. The food in the food court was very limited in my opinion. however, the table service place was lovely.

All in all, a beautiful hotel with a quiet atmosphere. The beach areas were great to look at and you can see the Epcot fireworks from the main area. Would definitely stay here again.
January 1970
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [4] Location to Attractions [4] Value for Money [5] Overall Impression [5]

Join Date: Jan 70
I stayed here for a week for our first ever onsite trip. I loved the relaxing, spread out feel which was lovely when we returned one day from the parks for a rest and how pretty it was.

However how spread out it was was why the buses weren't so great. We frequently waited a while for a bus then it took a while to leave the resort. We stayed in Martinique so was frequently the first stop on the way back however.

Food court and rooms were fine.
January 1970
Cleanliness [4] Child Friendliness [3] Location to Attractions [1] Value for Money [3] Overall Impression [4]


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