The ever so popular theme park and cruise line, Disney, happens to have its own personal island, called Castaway Cay. The island was formerly known as Gorda Cay, but Disney changed the name when they leased it from the government of the Bahamas back in 1997. However, many people call the island Castaway Key, as everyone seems to have a different take on how to pronounce Cay. Disney’s Castaway Cay is one of Disney’s private stop on many of their popular cruise lines.
Disney Castaway Cay is a one-thousand-acre island that isn’t fully developed yet, but that doesn’t mean that you will not have a blast when you are there. In fact, there are so many things to do on Castaway Cay that you will find that you simply will not have time to do them all!
5 Things to Do at Castaway Cay
1. Mail a Postcard
Okay, so we know that actually mailing something is so old-school, but you must mail a postcard from the Disney Castaway Cay post office when you are on the island! They use a special cancellation stamp that changes the postcard from a regular piece of mail into a fabulous souvenir.
2. Go Snorkeling
There is a massive lagoon at Disney Castaway Cay, and while half of it is used for swimming, the rest is available for snorkeling. As long as you don’t mind swimming out pretty far from the shore, you will see a submarine, shipwreck, a plethora of marine life, and even statues of Mickey and Minnie! And don’t worry, everyone is required to wear life jackets while snorkeling, so you will feel safe as you swim out those distances.
3. Visit Pelican Plunge
This Disney Island has amazing water park slides out in the water on a platform. Your entire family will love sliding down both the open water slide and the enclosed one but be prepared to wait in line for a little bit for your turn.
4. Go Shopping
As you can probably imagine, the gift shops on Disney Castaway Cay are filled with attraction specific souvenirs. That means that if you want anything to remember your time in Castaway Cay Bahamas, you better purchase it while you are on the island!
5. Grab a Bite to Eat at Cookie’s BBQ
A delicious lunch buffet is set out for guests on Disney Castaway Cay at Cookie’s BBQ. You will love the huge selection of hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, vegetables, fresh fruit, and even desserts. This included lunch is a great way to fill your bellies without needing to purchase lunch out somewhere or heading back to the ship for a bite to eat.
Your day at this Disney Island is going to fly by and you are definitely not going to want to leave when it is time. We recommend making the most of your time here, by enjoying every minute of it and making memories that will last you a lifetime. No surprise Disney is on our list of best amusement parks in the world with locations in exotic places like Paris and Tokyo, and if you’re really into Disney, don’t forget to check out other Disney unique parks like EPCOT and so many other Disney parks in the USA and beyond.