Make the Most of Your Time at Serenity Bay at Disney Castaway Cay!
Serenity Bay is the gorgeous adults-only beach on the island of Castaway Cay. You will stop at Castaway Cay when you take any Disney cruise. This serene beach is for anyone who is eighteen years of age or older. It can be found at the end of the island away from the rest of the hustle and bustle.
When you port at Castaway Cay, you have lots of options of where to spend your time. If you’re looking for pure relaxation, making some time for Serenity Bay is a definite must.
You won’t need to worry about arriving at this beach early in the day if you don’t want to. Since the number of people at Serenity Bay is a lot less in comparison to the family beach, you’ll be fine. So go ahead, you can sleep in a little bit from the late night you may have had. There are plenty of lounge chairs and sand chairs, so you will find the perfect spot even if you arrive late in the morning.
Take the Tram
It can be a long walk to this beach, so if you do not want to do that, you can hop on the tram that will get you there within a couple of minutes. Depending on the time, the lines for the tram can be long. You might be waiting longer than it would take you to walk the distance. Having that option makes the island experience better.
We arrived at Serenity Bay to a quiet and fairly empty beach. Same beautiful cerulean waters but, a lot less noise and traffic. The first thing we did was find a couple chairs to leave our bags on and we headed to the water. I loved that we didn’t have to hunt for chairs, there were plenty open and available.
Enjoy Being Served
While spending time on this beach, you can enjoy delicious libations without even having to move off your chair. Servers walk around with cocktail menus all day long and you can place an order right from your chair.
TIP: You NEED to eat a spicy chicken sandwich at Cookies Too BBQ.
When it comes to the food though, you will need to move a little bit, but not that far. There is Cookies BBQ, Cookies Too BBQ, and the Serenity Bay BBQ. As well as Conched Out Bar and more.
Enjoy a Cocktail with a View
You’ll find the Air Bar and the Serenity Bay BBQ at this end of the island. You won’t need to even think about going back to where all the families are and the main BBQ. Instead, you can enjoy the food right there on the adult beach, and truth be told, it is usually better there because there are fewer people.
TIP: Try the Konk Cooler at any of the bars or server, it’s AMAZING.
This time, we headed back to the family beach area because we had been gifted an Adventure Package. It includes snorkeling and gear, biking, and floaties for the day. Our plan was to grab lunch and hit up the Snorkelling Lagoon.
Delight in the Food
We decided to catch lunch at Cookies Too BBQ for this reason and because they have the spicy chicken sandwich. If you love spicy food, you absolutely need to try it. I crave it all the time and wish I could have it all the time. Too bad it’s thousands of miles away, huh?
Apart from food, they have unlimited sodas, water, ice cream (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, banana) and a wide array of food. There’s Cajun chicken, salads (potato, tomato and onion, couscous), hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans, sauerkraut, BBQ ribs, corn on the cob, vegetarian chili, chocolate chip cookies, banana bread, fruit salad, and Lays chips. Let’s just say, it’s delicious and you can enjoy as much or as little as you want.
Rent Floats or Tubes
You won’t need to spend your time on the sand all day when you are at Serenity Bay. You can relax and rent floats and tubes for your water adventures. The best part of these rentals is that you can swap them out during the day and at Serenity Bay, they had an abundance. Therefore, if you are tubing in the morning, you can switch to a float for some sunbathing for the afternoon.
Just Lay in the Sun
One of the perks of Serenity Bay is that it is less crowded. That means there is plenty of space to lay about in the water or in a chair. The water at Serenity Bay at Disney’s Castaway Cay is more shallow than the family beach. You can go out pretty far.
If you’re looking to lounge in the water or sit in a chair for most of your day, you’ll love your visit at Serenity Bay. Don’t forget to take advantage of your servers for dranks!
Get a Massage by the Ocean
If you are looking for a way to fit even more relaxation into your day, without giving up your view of the water and the sand, you can schedule a massage in an open cabana. You’ll love Senses Spa‘s oceanfront cabanas. It will be just like a fabulous spa treatment on the ship, but with the warm ocean Bahamian breeze in the air.
The good news?
Even if you’re traveling with kids, you can still enjoy Serenity Bay. Castaway Cay has a children’s club that is incredibly fun. Specifically for children ages 3 through 12. Disney counselors are available at Scuttle’s Cove, an on-island kid’s club. Plus, there is a teens area that, Teen Hideout, that can be enjoyed by kids aged 13-17.
Even if you don’t spend your entire time at Serenity Bay, you’ll find that there is a lot to do at Castaway Cay for adults.
Now, you’re ready for solo time.
Not everyone can spend all day at Serenity Bay, but these tips and tricks will ensure that you are there at the times when it matters the most. If you aren’t sure that a Disney Cruise is for adults, check out these 7 reasons why you’ll enjoy any Disney Cruise.
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What would you do if you had a day in Serenity Bay?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.