Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Castaway Cay - Family Beach, Shopping

(This is part of a series about cruising on the Disney Magic. Click here if you want to go back to the start of the tour).

Welcome back to our
tour of the Disney Cruise Line's exclusive island retreat - Castaway Cay:

Castaway Cay Map

Just past Boat Beach is the "heart" of the island, which features some light shopping, picnic facilities (our lunch is served on land while the ship is docked), restrooms, and the family beach area:

Castaway Cay Family Beach

The buildings on the island feature a rustic style that captures the feel of a quaint island community mixed with a "castaway style" that incorporates objects that might have washed ashore from a shipwreck.

Castaway Cay - Family Beach Area 04

Castaway Cay - Family Beach Area 14

Adjacent to this area is the ever-popular Family beach:

Castaway Cay - Family Beach Area 28

Castaway Cay - Family Beach Area 27

Castaway Cay - Family Beach Area 29

Mix this with the Bahamian sun and the sound of the ocean and you have a destination where kicking back and "getting away from it all" couldn't be simpler.

Just like on board the ship, the Disney Cruise Line provides three classes of facilities: Kids-Only, Family, and Adults-only. For our next stop, we'll spend time at the Adults-only area - the aptly named "Serenity Bay."