Location: Caribbean Ocean, Port of Call Disney Cruise line
One of the most fantastic islands in the Bahamas is Disney Castaway Cay Island, which is located near the Great Abaco Island. It is a private island that serves as the landing port for 2 Disney Cruise Line ships – Disney Wonder and Disney Magic. The word “Cay” is actually pronounced as “key” instead of “kay”, which means that Castaway Cay is Castaway Key! Indeed, this magical 3-mile long island is truly the key to paradise that only the best of Disney, the Carribean, and the Bahamas can combine.
Combining the best of both worlds, Castaway Cay is a popular port of call for the Disney Cruise line as 11 cruises make Castaway Cay one if its destinations. The most popular cruises are the 3, 4, and 7 night cruises. The 7-nights cruise visits Castaway Cay on Friday, the 4-nights cruise visits on Tuesdays, and the 3-nights cruise visits on Saturdays. The cruise ships are luxurious and are packed with lots of fun-filled activities so you will never get bored!
All of these Disney cruises sail regularly from Florid to enjoy a day in paradise. The island has white sandy beaches and many recreational areas which can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Not only that, but the cruise passengers can fully enjoy themselves here as the island is reserved exclusively for them!
Upon docking, visitors will be greeted by Disney characters, and have a dance party with Lilo and Stitch. From here, passengers can take either a tram from the pier, or enjoy a walk to the beach while admiring the beautiful sea view that the Bahamas is famous for. Feeling hungry? Have a delicious flame-grilled burger or ribs, island-style at Cookie’s BBQ or have a cold drink at one of the 3 bars around the island, whilst grooving to some funky beats that are being played at the loudspeakers that can be found throughout the entire island.
There are numerous recreational activities to suit all tastes, such as renting bicycles and cycle around the island’s nature trails. Alternatively, you can organize a walk or a run amongst your family or friends. But really, who cares about the nature trails when you can enjoy fun in the sun spending the day at the beach. Here, you can sunbathe, swim, snorkel, and participate in a variety of fun activities like parasailing, kayaking, fishing, or simply just sightseeing in a glass-bottomed boats.
If you are bringing teenagers along, you can send them off to the private Teen Beach. Teen Beach is a great place for teens who want to have fun all by themselves without their parents around. At the Teen Beach, they can swim, kayak, or do other sports. If you have younger children with you, you may drop them off at Scuttle’s Cove, where Disney Counselors will provide professional childcare services so they can play around with kids their age while the adults can have fun all on their own.
Those who are 21 years old and older can visit Serenity Bay. Those who are younger than 21 are not allowed in this area, as alcohol is served here. This is truly adults-only beach is perfect for those who want to melt the stresses of their daily life with a gentle massage in an open-air massage area complete with an ocean view, meditate with yoga, or just have fun at the bar.
This private island, Disney Castaway Cay, is a superb island for everyone of all ages. Beaches are divided up into adult, teen, and family beaches so everyone can enjoy the true Bahamian beach lifestyle. Cruises visit Castaway Cay throughout the year, so whatever the season, there is every reason to visit this magical island!