We lucked out on our day at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas. It was a sunny day, 28 degrees celsius and the water was a lovely blue, so clear that you could see the fish swim right by our legs.
There are 4000 chairs, so no need to rush off the boat to claim one. Right when you get off the ship, there is a post office, where you can buy stamps and mail some postcards. There are two post cards in each room but you can always ask for more from your state room attendant.
Just past that, we were greeted by Donald, and down a little ways, Minnie. It was a great chance to get some pictures with the characters without standing in long lines. We got off the boat an hour after we docked, so perhaps we beat the rush.
There is a tram that takes you to various points on the island. We got off at the first stop which was close by one of the souvenir shops as well as to Cookies, where lunch was going to be served. If you continue on the tram, it ends up at Serenity Bay, the adults only part of the island.
Lunch was a big barbecue with burgers, hot dogs, ribs, cajun mahi mahi and rotisserie chicken. It included all the fix-ins like coleslaw, potato salad and corn on the cob. For dessert, there was cobbler and great big chocolate chips cookies. There were also stations set up with whole and sliced fruit, ice cream and drinks.
Hubby went snorkelling and saw a submarine with an abandoned ship under the water. It was a fantastic stop and made for a really fun beach day.