Disney's Castaway Cay - a very special Father's day!
If you've been reading my posts about our first-ever cruise (here, here and here), you'll know we spent a day on Castaway Cay. This is Disney’s private island that they have leased from the Bahamian government until 2096. Here I'll share more about our day at Castaway Cay!
Since the Disney Dream was already docked when we woke up, I sat on the verandah, drank my coffee, and enjoyed watching the men work with the ropes to tie the ship to the dock. So interesting and the workers looked so tiny!
We went upstairs to Cabanas for their wonderful breakfast buffet, then after applying sunscreen and packing our cooler bag, we were out of the room and off the ship by 9:00 a.m.
Castaway Cay was much larger than I expected. When you get off the ship, you are handed a beach towel for each member of your party (you can politely ask for two towels, if you think you'll need them). Then, you can take a tram to the beaches, or walk the path. We chose to walk.
The beach was pretty empty when we got there because we were off the boat early.
Look at the view of the Dream from the family beach!
Numerous people asked if they worked for Disney – they thought they were professional sandcastle builders, and asked if they could take pictures of the sassy shark!
After a great BBQ lunch at Cookies BBQ, we did more exploring of the island. There are no lockers on the island, and since we didn’t bring cash, we left our things on our chairs all day and no one bothered any of it. Everyone there is too busy making memories with their families!
Be sure to check out my next post (coming soon), where I’ll let our pictures tell the story of what we did with the rest of our day on Castaway Cay!