The Disney Wish {Castaway Cay Beach Cabana Retreat}

We spent our day on Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island, soaking up the sun and floating in the clear blue Bahamian water from the comfort of our own beach cabana!

The Disney Wish
Everything Disney Cruise Line
Inaugural Season & Staterooms
Imaginative Dining
Spectacular Spaces for Kids at Sea
Enchanted Escapes for Adults
Family Places and Fun Spaces
Adult Only Experience
Palo Steakhouse Dinner
Enchante Dinner
Senses Spa
Castaway Cay Cabanas
Adult Activities
Cruising Concierge

Castaway Cay Beach Cabanas

My favorite day on any Disney Cruise Line sailing is the one spent on Castaway Cay! We disembarked and made the short walk to the tram station.

From the Pelican Point stop, our Castaway Cay concierge team took us to our cabana in a golf cart.

Cabana guests enjoy their own slice of serenity with a private beach and ocean area. It is quiet and luxurious. These cabanas are SO hard to secure and you really must sail concierge for a glimmer of hope at getting one.

Castaway Cay Family Cabana

While there are cabanas at Serenity Bay, the adult only beach, we love how close the family beach is to all of the action.

Here is a little peek inside a family cabana. These are designed to very comfortably house six guests, but up to 4 more can be added at an additional cost.

There are fans, a beverage fridge, towels (no need to carry your own!), sunscreen, a safe and plenty of comfortable seating options inside. There is a private changing area, but the doors can also be shut if your little one needs a nap or if a rain shower pops up.

The outdoor sun deck has more seating and a nice shade curtain that I thoroughly appreciated!

Out on the beach, you will enjoy your very own hammock, lounge chairs, umbrellas and smaller chairs that most guests pull down to the water’s edge. Each cabana comes with floats. Use of snorkel equipment and bikes is also included.

We spent our day between floating in the ocean, napping in the hammock and reading in the cabana.

Waitstaff will come down the beach for drink orders. As always, my family’s favorite is the BBC.

Castaway Cay Grand Family Cabana

I have also had the pleasure of enjoying a Grand Family Cabana with friends! This one is located at the end of the boardwalk with the most perfect views all around.

It is the ultimate in beach luxury, with all of the same amenities as the family cabana, just larger! There is only one of this size and it is extremely hard to secure. The grand cabana houses 10 comfortably. You can add up to 6 more with an additional fee.

We spent our whole afternoon relaxing and soaking in the sun from the cabana and private cabana beach. What a wonderful experience.

Castaway Cay Beach Cabana Amenities

Here is pricing and inclusions for the cabana. Again, this is hands down the hardest thing to secure on Disney Cruise Line. I have only ever seen it available to concierge guests. Concierge guests have a high chance of successfully getting one on the Dream, Fantasy, Wonder and Magic. Since there are so many concierge staterooms on the Wish, I’d say your chances are only about 50/50. Of course, I handle all of these requests for my clients.

Let’s Set Sail

As a Premier Level Advisor with Glass Slipper Concierge, I am recognized for providing the highest level of customer service, experience, and knowledge in the industry.  I use my personal connections and firsthand expertise to craft bespoke Disney trips for the most discerning clients.  On top of that, Disney vacations are expensive and I know how to get the best value for your time and money. 

In today’s ever changing travel environment, it is important to have a travel advisor with recent AND personal experience in your destination.  My family are platinum level cruisers on Disney Cruise Line, having sailed on the most magical ships at sea more than TEN times. Not only that, but you can count on my recent and personal experience sailing two to three times a year. I’ve experienced every stateroom type available, from the inside to a concierge suite. And, I’ve dined in the restaurants, enjoyed the port adventures and done it all so I can best advise YOU! Since they resumed sailing after covid-19, I sailed the Dream in August 2021 and the Wish in July AND November 2022.  I’ll be back on-board in May 2023!

The Disney Wish sails year-round from Port Canaveral, offering a series of three- and four-night Bahamas cruises to Nassau and Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay. I am booking Disney Cruise Line vacations across the fleet of five incredible ships through December 2023, and have an ongoing interest list for 2024 and beyond.


One thought on “The Disney Wish {Castaway Cay Beach Cabana Retreat}

  1. Your vacations are so much fun to join in on through your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your adventures! A wonderful time of life! Happy Thanksgiving!

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