Castaway Cay is Disney’s private island and the only way you can visit it is on a Disney Cruise. Visiting Castaway Cay and going on a Disney Cruise is something that I have wanted to do for quite a while. After many years of trying to work out if cruising was something we could do as a family, we decided to give it a try. We booked a four-night Bahamian cruise which included a day at Castaway Cay.
What Can You Do At Castaway Cay?
There are so many options on Disney’s private island. Being Disney there is, of course, a family beach but there is also an adult-only beach. There are places to eat and drink and there are also children’s clubs based on the island. You can also play on water slides and snorkel in the sea. There are also character meet and greets and many port adventure options to choose from.
Our Morning On Disney’s Private Island
We knew that rain was predicted on our Castaway Cay day but there is nothing you can do about mother nature. We just knew we would have to make the best of our time there. Ethan also getting tonsillitis had an impact on what we thought we would be doing on our day. I thought that Darren would take him on the water slides in the sea but we didn’t think that being in the water for too long would be a good idea.
We were one of the first families off on the ship that morning. This also meant we got caught in the rainstorm. The sky came over black as we made our way on the island and it got very windy. Thankfully we were able to find some shelter as the rain passed. Ethan lost his hat in the storm which distressed Little E but it wasn’t long before we were able to find a spot on the beach.
The children spent the morning playing in the sand and in the sea before Little E started to get cranky. Darren grabbed a very quick-lunch for us all whilst I kept Little E happy. The sun struggled to break through the clouds all morning. It was warm but not as hot as you would expect a Caribbean beach to be. This did have its advantages as we didn’t have to worry about the heat of the sun. We still made sure the children were covered and protected from the sun’s rays.
After lunch and some dancing with Minnie Mouse and Goofy, we made our way back to the ship. We had already decided that we would take advantage of a quieter ship to take Ethan on the AquaDuck. We knew he would love to go on the slide but the queue would be an issue. Taking him on the AquaDuck whilst most people where on Castaway Cay would mean shorter lines.
We enjoyed our morning on Castaway Cay. I really hope one day we get the chance to return, I think it would be a totally different experience when the children are older.