• On Jul 14, 2011
    Colleen from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Planning early for our June 2012 vacation. My 15 yr old daughter wants to stay at the Caribbean because of the sandy beaches. I see from the pictures that there are chairs set up on the sand. Do you swim in the water by the sand or only the pools?

    Hi Colleen,

    Welcome back to the Moms Panel!  We're glad you're hEAR!  I love that you are already planning your June 2012 trip - its never too early to start planning.

    My family loves Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.  Its laid back atmosphere and recreation was great for us.

    Guests are welcome to relax on the beach but swimming is prohibited in Barefoot Bay at Caribbean Beach (and at the beaches at the other resorts), but there are plenty of watercraft available if you want to get out onto the water.  The rental location is located near Old Port Royale.

    For swimming, Caribbean Beach Resort Hotel has 6 heated pools located throughout the island villages. The pools located within the villages are quiet pools meaning no frills just a nice quiet place to relax and swim.  The main pool complex at Old Port Royale is a swashbuckling adventure, themed like the colonial Spanish fortress Fuentes del Morro.  It features 2 water slides and provides a festive atmosphere.  It is also conveniently located near the food court.

    Let us know if you have any other questions during your planning!  Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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