We woke up on Day 6 docked at Disney’s Castaway Cay in the Bahamas. We literally went out on the balcony, and all smiled from ear to ear. Man…was that place beautiful! We weren’t even on the ground yet.
We headed to breakfast pretty early, because we couldn’t wait to get off the ship and explore the island. The delicious breakfast buffet was just the beginning to a magical day. It was quick and easy to get off the ship. Once on land, you could either take a shuttle or walk a short distance to the island festivities.
On our walk over, I told my husband, “Every single thing in my view is a photo opp…I can’t stop snapping pics.” It was the most beautiful day, and just arrived on the most beautiful island. Disney has made this island into an amazing oasis. There are so many areas you can use trams to explore. There are many activities for kids to do, or you can just sit back and relax. Our kids were so excited about the white sand, and crystal clear water. We plopped a seat at the first family beach area when we arrived.
The boys immediately saw fish swimming by their feet and were elated. Disney Social Moms Conference gifted our families with a variety of gear for the kids to play with and explore. We received snorkling gear, tubes, and bike rentals for the beautiful bike paths throughout the island.
The island was equipped with soft-drink station, and endless ice cream. My kids took advantage of this to the fullest.
One of the best parts is the island BBQ available for everyone to enjoy. The BBQ had everything you could imagine: hamburgers, hotdogs, BBQ ribs, potato salad, fresh fruit and more. After we filled our bellies, we dropped the kids off at one of the kids areas.
Yes, even the island had a special kid’s area where they could play in the sand, sprinklers, and various water toys. We checked them in, and headed over to Serenity Cove. I am so glad I met a friend that gave me the scoop on this place.
We took a tram to the other side of the island to an adults only area that was especially spectacular. It was probably the most peaceful and beautiful place I’ve ever been. All that was in site was one little tikki bar.
This part of the island was even more beautiful, with the whitest, smoothest sand, and the clearest, warmest water. Schools of fish swam all around us, as we pulled our beach chairs up to the water. While I was taking pictures, I even saw a sting ray. Exciting and scary at the same time.
We headed back on the ship around 4:30pm, took showers and got ready for dinner. We headed to Animators Palate, one of the neatest restaurants ever. This was the perfect way to end our trip.
My husband and boys are very artistic, so they really enjoyed this restaurant. It really gave you a look into how some of the characters were drawn and creatived. There was even an interactive “Crush the Turtle” going around, engaging guests in playful conversation.
The food was fabulous as always!
We decided to skip the show to let the kids play in their club rooms a little longer. My husband and I walked around and enjoyed the ship one last time, and packed up our bags for our early departure.
This was a vacation our family will never forget. Since we have been home we find ourselves constantly looking through pictures of this amazing time. We were so thrilled to be invited to this conference, it was the experience of a lifetime!
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