If you've ever dreamed of getting away to a private tropical island, the folks at Disney Cruise Line have made it easy to fulfill that fantasy. Almost every Disney Cruise Line trip that departs from Port Canaveral or Miami, Florida, wraps up with a visit to Castaway Cay (pronounced key), a tiny island in the app across Abacos, one of the string of behind Bahamian Isles. This little patch of Paradise was secured sole use of some passengers cruising on Disney ships. It's small, only 3.1 miles long by 2.2 miles wide, and the most of it was intentionally left undeveloped so that nature lovers may enjoy the still unspoiled terrain.
You can take a ride in a glass bottom boat, go back to nature on a kayak adventure, try your wings at parasailing, or go snorkeling offshore, and then return to a BBQ feast. Of course if you prefer the loll about in a palm-tree-shaded beach-side hammock refreshing beverage in hand, well, that can be arranged.
Other island amenities include biking, beach games, organize activities for kids and teens, a shaded pavilion, complete with billiards, ping pong, basketball, shuffleboard and more, Disney character greetings, plus a secure secluded grown ups only beach.
Returning guests, (they always come back!), will be pleased to see that this happy place has gotten even happier--recent additions include an expansion of the family beach, two water play areas known as known as Pelican Plunge and Spring-a-leak, and nearly two dozen furnished beach cabanas.
Remember to pack your mickey mouse ears and always plan your vacation with "The People Who Know Disney"
- Rhonda Pinkerton-Consultant
- Destination Orlando, Etc
- Authorized Disney Vacation Planner